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Long-range Electric Car World Speed Record Broken By Australian Students

jd2112 Re: That's great, but ... (120 comments)

The credits were the best part of the last movie I watched.

3 days ago

"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

jd2112 Re:I'm curious (184 comments)

What was wrong with the F-22 that the F-35 was going to fix?

I am out of my element a bit here, but my understanding is that the F22 is an air superiority fighter only, whereas the F35 was supposed to be a multirole aircraft (air-to-air and air-to-ground) with (optional) VTOL features, (which no version of the F22 has) all in the same airframe. It was supposed to be the Windows 8 of fighter aircraft, a single airframe to take the place of a bunch of other craft.

...and apparently, it works about as well as you would expect of those types of solutions...

And, it was (giggle) supposed to (snerk) be (Bwaaaa haa haaa) affordable. Sorry, I can't say that with a straight face.

So, it's a flying Swiss Army Knife. Sure, it has a spork, scissors, tweezers, a nail file, a screwdriver, and a dozen other tools and perhaps even a knife in there somewhere for good measure but it sucks as any of them.

4 days ago

"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

jd2112 Re:Elmer Fudd (184 comments)

Spear and magic helllllemt!

For those under 30 who might not get the reference: What's Opera, Doc?, 1957

4 days ago

Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

jd2112 Re:Windows Godzilla ! (322 comments)

Only 1.5 TB and it will run on ANYTHING (with 8x8 core processors and 32GB of RAM). Of course it still comes in 24 different variations that all licensed differently.

Do you hear that?
That was the sound the orgasmic bliss of thousands of Oracle sales reps imagining what the license fees for such a hardware configuration would cost.

5 days ago

Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

jd2112 Re:Yay.. This is easy to imagine (322 comments)

Definitely a lot of truth there. But... come on - opening a PDF is a breeze (in win8) -- it's just is a full-screen "app". At least we *CAN* open a PDF without Adobe or yet another 3rd party tool.

I'd rather run Adobe Reader, He'll I'd rather run Adobe Flash, than the Windows 'Modern/Metro' interface.

5 days ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

jd2112 ob. Babylon 5 (701 comments)

Not like this, not like this! If I'm going out I'm taking you bastards with me!
Target main cruiser, set for full velocity ram, afterburners on my mark.

5 days ago

Deaf Advocacy Groups To Verizon: Don't Kill Net Neutrality On Our Behalf

jd2112 Re:Pretty low (76 comments)

Exploiting the technical ignorance of elderly congressmen by lying about the technical needs of deaf folks.

Its pretty scummy tactic. Unfortunately for Verison disabilities activists can be INCREDIBLY noisy when they are shat upon, so I doubt our deaf friends are going to tolerate this guff at all.

Go deaf dudes!

Tomorrow Verizon will claim that orphans, puppies, and disabled war veterans will be harmed by net neutrality. And if the net is neutral, THE TERRORISTS WIN!

about a week ago

Point-of-Sale System Bought On eBay Yields Treasure Trove of Private Data

jd2112 It's kind of telling that... (68 comments)

One of the more popular point of sale systems on the market is called RealPOS

about two weeks ago

New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

jd2112 Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (253 comments)

Fresh fruits taste like shit?


steamed veggies.


Multigrain bread


colby jack cheese, lettuce and tomato tastes like shit? Oats stirred with sliced banana, raisins, greek yogurt and vanilla for breakfast tastes like shit?

Yes to all of those.

Translation: If it's not shit it tastes like shit.

about two weeks ago

Manuel Noriega Sues Activision Over Call of Duty

jd2112 Perhaps he should (83 comments)

Team up with Lindsey Lohan and collectively sue the entire videogame industry...

about two weeks ago

French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

jd2112 Now they need to re-make "Ratatouille" accordingly (424 comments)

So that Anton Ego never writes a bad review, Gusteau doesn't die as a result of said bad review, and Remey never realizes his dream of being a chef.

about two weeks ago

Arecibo Radio Telescope Confirms Extra-galactic Fast Radio Pulses

jd2112 Re: Could it be ... (95 comments)

Roger Waters "Amused to Death" in reverse.

about two weeks ago

Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

jd2112 Re:I'm sure both of the affected are rather flatte (205 comments)

But with the usual mess in government records, quite a number of dead souls.

The dead are often a pivotal election demographic.

A dead soul is a prerequisite for becoming a politician.

about three weeks ago

Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

jd2112 Re:So (310 comments)

They lied about the drone flying at and following the helicopter. It was, in fact the helicopter that flew recklessly at the drone. IOW, the NYPD falsified their report in order to make an arrest.

It sounds like a high tech version of 'The suspect repeatedly struck my fist with his face'.

about three weeks ago

Hacking a Tesla Model S Could Net $10,000 Prize

jd2112 Summary sucks (77 comments)

Hack in what way? Bypass security? Make it do something cool that it wasn't originally designed to do? Or do you just need to chop it up with an ax?

about three weeks ago

Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

jd2112 Re: Where the fault lies? (231 comments)

Too bad most phones no longer have micro-SD slots.

about three weeks ago

CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64

jd2112 Re: One init (125 comments)

One does not simply cd into /mordor

about three weeks ago


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