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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

m_chan Cue the fat and lazy camels (367 comments)

"leave camels out of its activities altogether." If not being herded around in the desert, handled by camel herders, then what are camels for? Advertising smokes I guess. And more importantly, won't somebody please think of the dromedaries?

about 3 months ago

Death Valley's Sailing Stones Caught In the Act

m_chan They don't make rocks like they used to (48 comments)

I liked it when rocks took thousands of years to be nudged around by hunks of ice. These new rocks are pushovers.

about 5 months ago

Firing a Laser Into Your Brain Could Help Beat a Drug Addiction

m_chan Apropos (156 comments)

"I don't know where you get your delusions, laser brain." - Leia Well, now we know Han was trying to kick and lasers were his methadone. .. And, from the footer on /. right now.. "It's easier to take it apart than to put it back together. -- Washlesky"

about 2 years ago

The Simpsons Reviewed For Unsuitable Nuclear Jokes

m_chan Breaking Story: (374 comments)

Humor is rooted in pain and suffering. Story at 11. and 11. and 11.

more than 2 years ago

DoD Leads In Federal Open Source Usage

m_chan Misleading Quote (51 comments)

No where does the source article correlate the statistics to "passing" or not. The editorial article does.

Said differently, only one-third of agencies and departments evaluated received a passing grade"

"Said differently" being the key phrase.

more than 3 years ago

What To Do When Broadband is Not An Option?

m_chan Co-opt a neighbor (577 comments)

You may be on a north-facing hillside, but perhaps you have a neighbor that has the appropriate aspect to pick up satellite, in line-of-sight to you, by way of which you could pay for satellite to his location (for the use of his property/power he gets to share your broadband), and then construct a wireless bridge to your location?

more than 7 years ago


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