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Drone Sightings Near Other Aircraft Up Dramatically

hedleyroos Re:These idiots are going to ruin it for everyone (132 comments)

According to that logic pilots didn't see that many birds a few years ago and are now suddenly seeing more birds. I'm pretty sure they're seeing drones.

about 2 months ago

Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

hedleyroos Re:Cars will be the secondary market (287 comments)

Sounds like a dream scenario for robbers. The truck will drive defensively and will stop when blocked by another car. It won't evade. So now we need a terminator on each truck.

about 3 months ago

Mobile Phone Use Soon To Be Allowed On European Flights

hedleyroos Profit (96 comments)

I'm buying stock in companies that manufacture noise cancellation headphones. Last thing I want is someone in close proximity talking on a phone.

about 4 months ago

Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

hedleyroos Re:Is the history he teaches incorrect? (363 comments)

I watched the Big History TV series and was unimpressed. They attempt to make connections between items spanning billions of years eg. Kennedy was killed by a bullet, lead is formed in supernovas. It feels as if the episodes suffer from ADD. Not enough time is spent on a single subject.

What exactly is wrong with the way history is teached? Or is old Bill trying to rewrite a few bits to fit his vision?

about 5 months ago

Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

hedleyroos Re:Too simple (588 comments)

So that's where you got your nick.

about 5 months ago

South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

hedleyroos Re:LOL (421 comments)

It is illegal to hunt extinct animals.

about 5 months ago

Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

hedleyroos Re:Cut out the middle man! (521 comments)

You realize you're a Black Parrot right?

about 5 months ago

Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

hedleyroos Re:Stupid (561 comments)

Apple must work on their diversity. All their products are white!

about 5 months ago

Author Charles Stross: Is Amazon a Malignant Monopoly, Or Just Plain Evil?

hedleyroos Re:Pretty stupid reasoning (405 comments)

"mispellings". +1 ironic :). You make good points though.

about 8 months ago

Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis

hedleyroos Re:The Million Dollar Question (56 comments)

Ironically your nick is the surname of a well known South African cricket player.

about 10 months ago

The Hobbit and Game of Thrones Top Most Pirated Lists of 2013

hedleyroos Obvious (193 comments)

Fans of those movies / shows are more into gaming / software and know how to use torrents and usenet. There will always be a percentage of people who pirate material. The industry should just accept that and move on.

1 year,28 days

The Feathered Threat To US Air Superiority

hedleyroos Re:Two additional words (195 comments)

Heh, I was also thinking Star Trek. Put some money into shielding tech that we can also use in space.

about a year ago

Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?

hedleyroos Re:No, because reality is FUCKING BORING (438 comments)

I disagree. Reality can be entertaining. Like on The Avengers when Thor uses the metal tower to focus Mjolnir, that's real application of science.

about a year ago

Battlefield Director: Linux Only Needs One 'Killer' Game To Explode

hedleyroos Creative directory (410 comments)

Really timoth?

about a year ago

Molecule In Corked Wine Plugs Up Your Nose

hedleyroos Re:So stop using corks (134 comments)

Boxes are easy to transport and may be subject to different taxation. The downsides are quite bad: higher sulphur content, looks tacky and no flow of air to soften tannins once opened.

about a year ago

Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops

hedleyroos Re:Better plots? (1029 comments)

I think he was referring to Daniel Craig in the Dragon Tattoo remake, not modern James Bond movies.

about a year and a half ago

The Trajectory of Television: A Big History of the Small Screen.

hedleyroos Re:I remember when... (134 comments)

I liked his story better.

about a year and a half ago



Politician threatens to close twitter accounts

hedleyroos hedleyroos writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hedleyroos (817147) writes "The South African ANC Youth League is upset about twitter accounts portrating themselves as its controversial leader. They have gone so far as to contact the US embassy in South Africa to assist in shutting down the satirical accounts. From their spokesperson: 'We don't want to expose our strategy on how we will get them. But we will get them and we are going to report them to the police. It's fraud, this thing, it's unacceptable, it's against the law. We will also institute civil claims against them and sue them.'

A radio personality added further fuel to the fire by encouraging people to create more such accounts."

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