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Google Unveils Nexus 7 Tablet, Nexus Q 'Social Streaming Device'

i41Overlord That's what a Nexus-7 looks like? (261 comments)

I prefer the Nexus 7's that look like Pris. But I guess we'll have to wait for the basic pleasure model.

more than 2 years ago

DARPA Hypersonic Vehicle Splash Down Confirmed

i41Overlord Re:wow (140 comments)

It was launched on top of a rocket that brought it up to Mach 20. That isn't anything new or exciting. They lost contact with this aircraft and it's presumed to have crashed. When you're thousands of miles over the Pacific Ocean and your vehicle breaks, a "splashdown" is not difficult at all. In fact it's about the only thing you're going to do! Also, I'm not sure why people are getting excited about this hypersonic glider that has a 100% failure rate. The Space Shuttle was a hypersonic glider that successfully landed over 130 times.

more than 3 years ago

DARPA Hypersonic Vehicle Splash Down Confirmed

i41Overlord Re:Science and Research (140 comments)

It isn't really that impressive that they got something to go Mach 20, considering that they launched it from a tried and true rocket. I could've put a cinderblock atop that rocket (a decommissioned Peacekeeper ICBM) and it would've went Mach 20.

more than 3 years ago

The End of the Gas Guzzler

i41Overlord Re:How many... (897 comments)

The EV-1 wouldn't have gone anywhere. It was very expensive for GM to make and would have been sold in a time when you could get gas for under $1 a gallon.

more than 3 years ago

The End of the Gas Guzzler

i41Overlord Re:Duh. (897 comments)

Salt seems to be able to get through that protective layer. Aluminum corrodes very quickly in in a salt environment. In fact, you cannot salt airport runways for this reason.

more than 3 years ago

Curious NASA Pre-Announcement

i41Overlord MMm, O/OREOS (286 comments)

You know what I like best about that satellite? The creamy white filling.

more than 3 years ago

Xbox Live Enforcement — No Swastika Logo

i41Overlord Re:Hmmm, don't really like the guys tone (473 comments)

There's nothing cool about swastikas, even for Hindus (it's a sacred symbol after all).

By that same logic, you could say that there's nothing cool about crosses, even for Christians (it's a sacred symbol, after all). Yet many people are proud to display their sacred symbol.

more than 3 years ago

Students Banned From Bringing Pencils To School

i41Overlord Re:Fear mongering 101 (426 comments)

Whoa, you're right about that! We need to ban wooden chairs immediately. I'd glad that someone is thinking about the children. Thank you for your patriotism, citizen.

more than 3 years ago

Steve Ballmer Reveals His Secret Twitter Account

i41Overlord Re:Inquiring minds want to know... (166 comments)

That's actually a bit misleading. Sure, Microsoft has been selling operating systems and office productivity products for more than 25 years. But Windows 7 and Office 2010 haven't been out for that long, so you can't imply that Microsoft isn't introducing new products. They have a couple of really popular brands and they're going to continue leveraging those names as long as they can.

more than 3 years ago

NRO Warns They Are On Final IPv4 Address Blocks

i41Overlord Re:What are you doing to get on the IPv6 train? (282 comments)

The truth is instead of spending energy trying to hold afloat a sinking ship, it may be time to start putting the gang-plank out to that shiny new boat that can take us the rest of the way.

But what if we used 1/2 the money to turn that old boat into a submarine? Then instead of "sinking", it would be utilizing a new feature.

more than 3 years ago

Sirius, XM Merger Gets FCC Approval

i41Overlord Re:Business as usual (187 comments)

It's not like those terms were agreed upon 50 or 100 years ago, it was agreed upon not too long ago. What is the point of having laws/agreements/contracts if the parties can randomly decide that the terms are no longer valid?

more than 6 years ago


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