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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

multiplexo Re:Cold Fusion News (315 comments)

E-Cat is bullshit. The most prevalent isotope of nickel is Ni-58. If could somehow add a proton to Ni-58 you would get copper 59, (Cu-59). Cu-59 has an 81.5 second half life and decays to Ni-59 via positron emission. Nickel 59 is unstable and decays via electron capture to cobalt 59 (Co-59) with a half life if 76,000 years. The second most prevalent isotope of nickel is nickel-60 (Ni-60). If you add somehow add a proton to Ni-60 it becomes copper 61 (Cu-61) which decays to nickel 61 (Ni-61) via positron emission with a half life of three hours and 18 minutes. If Rossi's E-Cat reactor works as advertised then after a few hours of operation you could remove the fuel samples (assuming that it was nickel with the isotope ratios observed in nature) and expect to find copper 59, cobalt 59, copper 63 (from adding a proton to Ni-62) and copper 65 (from adding a proton to Ni-64). You would also expect to have very detectible radioactive emissions while the E-Catalyzer was running. And yet there are no radioactive decay products and Rossi won't allow anyone to test his apparatus by providing their own samples of hydrogen and nickel and then analyzing the byproducts. For E-Cat to work everything we know about beta decay and the weak nuclear force would have to be wrong. I'll bet on over 100 years of observations of nuclear interactions any day of the week over some bullshit being spun by a sleazy fraud like Rossi.

about 2 months ago

Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

multiplexo Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

Yeah, fuck you asshole. Seriously. The PATRIOT act was passed by Bush and the Republicans, who also went on an eight year spending spree and ran up massive deficits, just that great conservative hero Ronald Reagan. Then there's that other great Republican hero Richard M. Nixon, who instituted wage and price controls, ran up up massive debts, spied on Americans who disagreed with him and was so out of control that even J. Edgar Hoover told him to fuck off, which is why the plumbers unit that tried to pull of the Watergate burglaries was formed. If we had a Republican president doing the same things you wouldn't be saying a single fucking word about it. You'd be down on your knees with his cock in your mouth sucking as hard as you could while he rubbed his flag pin and talked about Jeebus.

about 2 months ago

Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

multiplexo Re:so a remote fork bomb is possible? (399 comments)

Yes, run this:

env LC_BOMB='() { :;}; :(){ :|:& };:' ssh some_user@some_system

And if some_user is using bash and the ssh daemon on the system is configured with AcceptEnv LC_*, which most of them are, you'll end up with an awesome remote fork bomb.

about 3 months ago

Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

multiplexo Re:Test string here: (399 comments)

Most sshd daemons aren't configured to accept just any environment variables, they limit exposure with an AcceptEnv directive in the sshd configuration file (/etc/ssh/sshd_config on most Linux versions. This means that

env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' ssh some_user@some_server

probably won't work on most systems but

env LC_FRED='() { :;}; echo vulnerable ssh some_user@some_server'

will if the server is configured to accept the LC_* environment variables with the AcceptEnv directive in sshd_config.

about 3 months ago

Adam Carolla Joins Fight Against Podcast Patent Troll

multiplexo Re:Why again? (126 comments)

Shooting patent trolls on sight is covered by a business methods patent owned by Intellectual Ventures.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Scientific Computing Workflow For the Cloud?

multiplexo RTFM you lazy bitch. (80 comments)

Seriously, RTFM. There are lots of documents online about how to create your own AMI and upload it to EC2, or you could use one of the prebuilt AMIs available in the Amazon EC2 marketplace, customize it to your needs and then convert it to an AMI. Once you have that you can use the Amazon CLI and script these tasks with bash, or you could use the AWS gem and do it with Ruby, or you could use the Python (Boto) SDK. I think that there's a PERL API as well, but I'll let you do the searching for it, you lazy sack of crap.

1 year,18 days

Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece

multiplexo Fuck Paul Verhoeven (726 comments)

That piece of shit made a shit movie that was basically took the title of Starship Troopers and some ideas from the book and wrapped it around an updated version of Robocop. Heinlein was trying to make serious points in his book but Verhoeven either couldn't see that, or more likely, didn't care and made a movie that shit all over Heinlein's book.

about a year ago

Patriot Act Author Introduces Bill To Limit Use of Patriot Act

multiplexo What a fucking piece of shit (189 comments)

James Sensenbrenner should introduce legislation to repeal the PATRIOT act and then resign from office and forfeit all pension benefits.

about a year ago

Patriot Act Author Introduces Bill To Limit Use of Patriot Act

multiplexo Creator of out-of-control killer robot (189 comments)

builds new killer robot to keep other killer robot in check. News at 11.

about a year ago

Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone

multiplexo Re:Shuttleworth works for the NSA (414 comments)

Nicely put. As an aside, do you ever grab spare robot parts so you can build your own killer robot at home? I would.

about a year ago

USAF Almost Nuked North Carolina In 1961 – Declassified Document

multiplexo Re:Makes we wonder about Japan and the nukes deplo (586 comments)

I suggest you look at the photos/videos of nuclear tests that the governments of the US and USSR have helpfully provided. Unless they could fake all that in the fifties, including all the glass-lined craters you can tour now, considerably more than two weapons successfully detonated, even if only those two were fired in anger.

Well George Pal was pretty awesome, plus the government was spending a lot of money on SFX back in the 1950s because they knew they were going to need the technology to fake moon landings in the 1960s.

about a year ago

USAF Almost Nuked North Carolina In 1961 – Declassified Document

multiplexo Re:Broken Arrow. (586 comments)

They killed an unarmed cow? How could they?

Because it was a black cow, and they had to stand their ground.

about a year ago

USAF Almost Nuked North Carolina In 1961 – Declassified Document

multiplexo Re:A little drastic but... (586 comments)

Hearing the sonic boom of the B-52s

How does an aircraft with a max speed around mach 0.86 make a sonic boom?

Very carefully?

about a year ago

USAF Almost Nuked North Carolina In 1961 – Declassified Document

multiplexo Re:A little drastic but... (586 comments)

Actually the bomb fell in a relatively uninhabited area outside of Goldsboro so if it had detonated it wouldn't have killed that many stupid, white, southern conservatives.

about a year ago

One Strike Against No Fly List; More Scrutiny To Come

multiplexo Re:Anyone should be able to fly (213 comments)

Bullshit, you're just another stupid racist who wishes that the government would crack down on all of those horrible negros and other people of color. White people, especially white male conservatives are the last people in the world who would want to implement any sort of "honest" profiling scheme because the history of terrorism in America is overwhelmingly white, male and conservative. Don't believe me? Well how about a little terrorist organization called the KKK, which lynched thousands of black men in the early 20th century and terrorized blacks, Catholics, Jews and other minorities to prevent them from voting or moving in to certain areas or taking certain jobs. Then of course we have Tim McVeigh and his crazy militia buddies, the neo-Nazis in Idaho, Bruce and Joshua Turnidge (this story got no media coverage compared to the Boston bombing or the Fort Hood shootings), the asshole who tried blowing up the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial march in Spokane in 2011. While we're at it let's toss in all of the school shooters (Adam Lanza, Kip Kinkel, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold are all white) and that crazy fuck who shot up the theatre in Aurora. Any honest look at American history shows that white people are mean, crazy dangerous fuckheads and that you should keep an eye on them lest they go batshit insane and start killing everyone in sight. Yeah, if we had profiling in America and it was honest, and not just an excuse used to fuck with people then white guys like you would spend a lot of time getting cavity searched.

about a year ago

One Strike Against No Fly List; More Scrutiny To Come

multiplexo Re:Anyone should be able to fly (213 comments)

People charged with a crime often have a their movements restricted as a condition of their bail.

Yes, people charged with a crime often have their movements restricted as a condition of bail, a fact which has nothing to do with the TSA's idiotic no-fly list. See people who are charged with a crime and who have had their movements restricted have had the benefits of a little thing called due process of law and the fifth amendment to the Constitution. See, if you've been charged with a crime and have had your movements restricted that means that you've been arrested, charged in a court of law, allowed to have counsel to represent you. You can also appeal the judgment that restricts your movements, confront the witnesses against you and you have the right to subpoena witnesses to testify in your favor. You have none of this with the TSA. The TSA restricts your liberty to travel without telling you why they've done so or what evidence they used to make this determination and gives you no opportunity to defend yourself. The TSA no-fly list is essentially nothing more than the imposition of Soviet style internal passports that has nothing to do with protecting citizens and everything to do with restricting their movements.

about a year ago

Senate To Vote On Internet Sales Tax (For Real This Time)

multiplexo Re:This is a Constitutional tax (326 comments)

If the States all decided they wanted to ban free speech and private ownership of guns, they could easily pass a new Amendment completely overturning the 1st and 2nd. The only reason this doesn't happen is that it'd be extemely unpopular and because it's really hard to get all the States to agree on Constitutional changes, which of course was the intent of the Founders when they devised the Amendment process.)

Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Jesus you are fucking stupid. You are so fucking stupid that you should be shot in the fucking head for writing something this stupid. Go read the Wikipedia article on "Substantive Due Process" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Substantive_due_process The useless racists in the southern states tried this shit back in the 1960s when they said that state laws overrode federal laws in matters relating to desegregation, interracial marriage and the like and the federal government said "Wrong fucking answer and in one case even sent in federal troops (Little Rock, AK, 1957) to get the point across. God you're fucking stupid.

about a year and a half ago


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multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 9 years ago Is there anyone more pathetically deluded than Andrew Sullivan? The man is a gay, Catholic, Republican. I just want to grab him by his cheeks and scream in his face "Dude, you can be any two of those things as long as one of them isn't gay.". Sure, there are lots of gay Catholics, there are also lots of gay Nazis, oh wait, I forgot where I was going with this, probably some tendentious analogy comparing the Catholic Church and Nazism, perhaps pointing out the fact that the main leadership of the Nazi Party, Hitler, Himmler, Goering and Roehm were all from Bavaria or Austria, the most Catholic parts of die Europaische Deutschesprachelande, and hey, we have a Bavarian pope now. But never mind. Anyways, back to Sullivan, in his blog he writes:

We have a crisis of confidence in the war. Read Congressman Murtha's speech. (Hat tip: Rod.) He's no MoveOn lefty. The president and vice-president are fighting back on the issue of their alleged deception before the war. As I have written here, I believe that the WMD intelligence fiasco was an honest and forgivable mistake, not a conspiracy or pre-meditated deception.


OK, let's say that there was no attempt to deceive the American people, everything was above the board, Bush and Cheney were genuinely freaked out and for once weren't thinking about their oil interests. Let's say that they were really freaked out by that whole Iraqi Mushroom Cloud meme. OK, fine, they've gotten us into a war which has caused thousands of lives and completely fucked up the middle east getting us into a quagmire that makes America's handling of the Vietnam War look like the most brilliant geo-political strategy since the creation of the British Empire.

Now the reason this is so sad and pathetic is that Sullivan has some glimmer of intelligence, that an uncomfortable iconoclasm puts him in the uncomfortable position of trying to balance his sexuality with his religious and political beliefs, and he's just using that intelligence to delude himself into believing that the motivations for some crimes just doesn't matter in the face of their consequences, and surely bringing a nation to war is one of these crimes.


Don't buy Civilization IV

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 9 years ago

If you have an ATI video card *DO NOT!*. I repeat *DO NOT* buy this game because the folks at Firaxis were apparently too busy shooting smack instead of testing the game with ATI video cards, so, if you have an ATI video card (which apparently aren't very common in Firaxis land) you can try to get the game to run after it errors out with a DirectX 9 initialization error by doing the following:

1) Uninstall the game

2) Delete the Civilization 4 folder from My Documents\My Games\

3) Renstall DirectX from the Civ 4 CD.

4) Uninstall your ATI video card drivers

5) Restart your system

5) Download the latest ATI video card drivers. Just download them, do not install them yet.

6) Reinstall Civ 4.

7) Attempt to launch Civ 4. When it fails install your new ATI video card drivers.

8) Reboot your system

9) At this point according to the Civ 4 website the game should work. It doesn't for me. If you look at the forums on civfanatics.com you can see that this isn't the only problem with this game, it's loaded with bugs that cause video card problems, random crashes, extremely slow performance and gameplay irregularities. Don't buy this game until Firaxis cleans up their act and releases some patches. Firaxis games are garbage, it's a real pity that Sid Meier has prostituted himself to them as it's pretty much destroyed his name as far as I'm concerned.


Here's what I think

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Based on the first 2 issues that we have so far. If you had to continue writing IC and thus get to shape the future of the DCU, what would you write?

a hot sex scene between Power Girl and SuperGirl.
Someone finally just blowing the Joker's head off, preferably some anonymous cop just gunning him down as he commits a crime.

Who would be the main villain behind it all?

Jim Shooter and Ambush Bug

Who would you kill?

The Power Company
The Outsiders
about half of the Teen Titans
Deathstroke, The Terminator
Jim Lee (A generic looking overmuscled character leaps out of the page, grabs a pen and stabs him in the eye, and then goes looking for John Byrne. Talk about breaking the fourth wall!)
Green Arrow (with a stake through his heart this time)
Green Lantern (Hal Jordan with a stake through his heart and his head cut off with his mouth stuffed with garlic and buried at a crossroads during a full moon and doesn't anyone STAY dead any more? And hey, maybe the bastard heros of the DC universe should spend some time trying to resurrect John Lennon, or Bill Hicks, who were unique and irreplaceable rather than a moron character whose claim to fame is that he's really good with a bow and arrow and a Green Lantern, of which there are thousands in the galaxy and a superior replacement on Earth in the form of Kyle Rayner. Yeah, what would I rather have if I were a hero in the DC Universe? Another album by Lennon another performance by Hicks, or some quality time with those two shrieking queens Hal Jordan and Ollie Queen.) Hmmm, somewhere I lost control of that parenthetical phrase.

Multiverse or no?

Mulitiverse, and there would be an evil universe where all of the good characters in our universe were bad in the the other universe and the only way you could tell them apart was by the fact that all of the bad characters (including the women) had sneering, pencil mustaches and goatees.

Who would be prominent characters after the crisis?

Superman and the crew of Star Trek, the old series. And there would be a crossover where the Enterprise travels back in time to stop the explosion of Krypton but can't. And then there could be another episode where Brainiac shrinks down the crew of the Enterprise like he shrunk down the bottled city of Kandor, and the crew of the Enterprise beams over to Kandor to formulate a plan of escape, the title could be, "Bottled City on the Edge of Forever".

Who are going to be the heroes during the crisis?

Swamp Thing
Major Bummer (it's revealed that MB's earth was part of the multiverse, or Hypertime, or whatever the Hell it is they're calling it today. Roy Thomas will be called in to handle this bit of retconning and the story will actually be pretty good even though it's based on the overly anal attempts by some fanboys to ram everything into the highly overrated straitjacket of continuity.)

And of course, what the hell is "52" gonna be about?

"52" is going to be awesome. It's going to be a comic book about a comic book company's attempt to create some totally huge artificial event, cop some free exposure in other media (I saw two newspaper stories about
"Identity Crisis"), and get idiot fanboys to shell out huge quantities of cash so they can buy the issue with the Lee Cover, the issue with the Perez cover, the issue with the Lee/Perez double gatefold that does a homage to Steranko's pioneering work on "Nick Fury: Agent of Shield" and the foil
embossed cover and the cover with the embossed hologram. One issue will come out each week detailing what happened the week before and the hard-bitten, main editor with a brutal past who has to beat his writers and artists upside the head to get them to meet their deadlines will be based on Kiefer Sutherland.

The series will be written by Warren Ellis, Garth Morrison, an ape creature that was spontaneously generated from a mass of hair that Alan Moore shed and Jim Shooter. Jack Chick will do pencils and inks and some friggin bunch of computer geeks at some bargain basement lab with an overly cute name will do the coloring and lettering.

The series will be generated in a new format, two inches by three and one half inches, called the "Prestige Tract" format. This will make it possible to distribute the series at such non-traditional locales as bus stations,
telephone booths, men's restrooms, the lobbies of motor lodges in the southern states and from that really creepy overly religious kid you went to junior high who just sort of disappeared after high school.


Who the fuck?

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 9 years ago

writes these things? This is from the BIOS setup on my Asus motherboard

Hardware Prefetcher

                                                                                                                This should
                                                                                                                be enabled to
                                                                                                                enable or disable
                                                                                                                the Hardware
                                                                                                                Prefetcher Disable

OK, what the fuck? If I've enabled this then I've disabled the disabling
of the Hardware Prefetcher which would then mean that I had enabled
the Hardware Prefetcher. And if I've disabled this then I've enabled the
disabling of the Hardware Prefetcher, which would then mean that I had
disabled the Hardware Prefetcher.
                I don't think this was accidental. I think that they did this to
fuck with people.


I'll refrain from making the obvious

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 9 years ago

"Can you feel the power?" joke.


Texas pastor electrocuted during baptism

WACO, Texas -- A pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted inside his church Sunday morning after grabbing a microphone while partially submerged, a church employee said.

The Rev. Kyle Lake, 33, was standing in water up to his shoulder in a baptismal at University Baptist Church when he was electrocuted, said Jamie Dudley, a church business administrator and wife of another pastor there.

Doctors in the congregation performed chest compressions for 40 minutes before Lake was taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Dudley said. Police said they weren't called and the hospital referred calls to the church.

The woman Lake was baptizing was not injured, Dudley said.

Pastors at University Baptist Church routinely use a microphone during baptisms, Dudley said.

"He was grabbing the microphone so everyone could hear," Dudley said. "It's the only way you can be loud enough."

About 800 people attended the morning service, which was larger than normal because it was homecoming weekend at nearby Baylor University, Dudley said.

Lake, who had a wife and three children, had been at the church for nine years, the last seven as pastor, Dudley said.


A nice tribute to Robert Moog

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 9 years ago http://www.slate.com/id/2126389/


A tribute to the eccentric synthesizer. By Hua Hsu

Posted Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at 4:22 AM PT

Robert Moog once described his relationship with electronic equipment as inhabiting a space "between discovering and witnessing." It was precisely this blend of effortless genius and geeky, childlike awe that endeared Moog, who died last month at age 71, to the thousands of musicians who fell in love with his inventions over the years. The New York native got his start in the 1950s selling do-it-yourself theremin kits in the back pages of hobbyist magazines. While working at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center in the '60s, he developed the prototype for the keyboard-operated synthesizer that would become known as the Moog. Over the ensuing decades, as the size of the Moog shrank from a room to a closet to a desk, the synthesizer's whimsical sound palette won such fans as the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and Kraftwerk. What was unique about Moog was that he never considered the human and the circuit board to be warring factions. Instead, he hoped the two would become intimate conspirators, spurring each other on in pursuit of sounds as sophisticated and far-reaching as they were beautiful.


That selfish bastid

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 9 years ago http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2002410316_pitts31.html

I'm not referring to Leonard Pitts Jr, who is my favorite, non-threatening negro editorial columnist, no, I'm referring to Miami City Commissioner Arthur E. Teele Jr. who shot himself to death in the lobby of the The Miami Herald last Wednesday.

Now, public officials committing suicide over their misdeeds is a rarity, Jeremy Boorda over his medals scandal, Vince Foster over Travelgate, and the classic, R. Budd Dwyer's on camera suicide in 1987. Now, one has to wonder if these officials were just weak and couldn't handle the guilt or if perhaps they were actually innocent and in despair over seeing their reputations destroyed by a vast media conspiracy (would to God more Republicans were like that). Anyways I'm upset because Arthur Teele didn't think of us, the public when he went out. I'm upset because he didn't call a press conference, stick a pistol in his mouth and blow his brains out in an homage to R. Budd Dwyer (which I actually found color footage of on the net) on the camera.

Imagine how cool a gunshot to the head suicide would be in HD? Imagine how much Fox would play it up. Imagine how CNN would whore themselves trying to catch up with those shameless bastids at Fox, imagine how the broadcast media, ABC, NBC and CBS would grit their teeth impotently, knowing that if they ever broadcast the footage they'd have the FCC on their asses in a second. Imagine the bloggers on the right and left fighting over it, and then imagine, as all of this is going on, that Al Qaeda is preparing another massive attack on the US to dwarf 9/11. That's what happened in the summer of 2001. The media covered shark stories and Gary Condit instead.


I used to think that the height of bitchiness

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 10 years ago was a couple of guys going at it in high school "Lincoln-Douglas" debate. (This is based upon my three years of high school debate including my senior year where I did LD debate). I have just seen that transcended in the vice-presidential debate. If you think about it the classic differencebetween the presidential debate and the vice-presidential debateis the degree of bitchiness. This debate is way, way bitchier than Thursday night's debate.



multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I just bought three more pairs of scissors. There are now 6 pairs of scissors
in my house, I know where three of them are because I haven't taken them
out of the bag yet. I am hoping that the purchase of the three new pairs
of scissors will somehow magically make the other three pairs of scissors
reappear from whatever quantum wormhole they wandered into.


Am I the only one who thinks that

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 10 years ago Log Cabin Republicans makes about as much sense as "Jews for Hitler"? I mean really, you have all of these LCR types who want limited government (not that Bush is in favor of that unless it involves corporate oversight) and lower taxes but are trying to be part of a political party that is dominated by a group that hates their guts. It's as if you had some Jewish guys in Berlin in the 1930s saying "We really like Hitler, love the fact that he ditched the treaty of Versailles, thought the '36 Olympics were great, like the new sense of national pride love the autobahns. Now if we could just get the NSDAP to moderate their 'kill all of the evil, blood-sucking Jew bastards' stance we'd really have something."


The directors of "Crossing Jordan"

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 10 years ago Just missed a perfect set-up between Lily and Jordan for a truly hot lesbian sex scene. Damn them! Damn them to Hell!


multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 10 years ago Happy, but hungry.


PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A house blaze that killed two firefighters started in a tangle of wires and lamps that were installed to grow marijuana in a basement closet, authorities said.

The man who police say was responsible for the drug operation was charged with third-degree murder.

Fire Capt. John Taylor, 53, and firefighter Rey Rubio, 42, died Friday when they were trapped by quick-moving flames while trying to find the source of the fire.

Fire officials said the fire started in the wiring set up to run the lamps and fans used to nurture the plants, and spread more quickly because the hot lights had dried out the wood in the closet.

In addition to murder, Daniel Brough, 35, faces charges of marijuana possession, involuntary manslaughter and causing a catastrophe.

Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham called Brough "reckless," "foolish" and "greedy."

Taylor, a 32-year veteran of the department, and Rubio, who had been fighting fires for 12 years, appeared to have died of smoke inhalation, officials said.


I was just looking at Harriet Klausner's list of

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 10 years ago reviews and from looking at the titles I would have to say that I had no idea that there was so much bad fantasy floating around out there. Maybe I don't get out often enough. Maybe that's a good thing.


I understand the movie Batman and Robin now

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 10 years ago If you try to look at it as a superhero story it sucks ass, really, really, really hard. But if you look at it as the sort of gay fantasia that Dr. Fredric Wertham described in the more salacious parts Seduction of the Innocent it's actually quite brilliant.

I mean really, look at how well the two of them accessorize, when they're about to leave the Batcave Batman hops into his harsh angular Batmobile, with electric blue neon hood and hubcaps (so much for fighting crime hidden in the darkness) and drives out of the cave. Then Chris O'Donnell, in his Robin costume with the anatomically correct nipples hops onto his Robincycle, which comes out of the ground in a large box reminiscent of the kind used for pieces of expensive, abstract jewelry, which has a neon interior. And there's the Batcave, the name reeks of homosexuality, Hell, there has to be a leather bar somewhere with that name, and if there isn't anyone who wants to start such a bar could just look at the Batcave scenes from this movie if they needed ideas for the decor.

I think though that rather than try to go back to the kind of Batman that Batman fanboys want, probably the Dark Knight of Frank Miller's series of the same name, they should take this gay Batman, which is the kind of thing that Julie Schwarz might have created if he were gay, and if Batman had been a 60's muscle magazine for mature men, rather than a comic book. But I digress, they should keep the current Batman sets, which capture that twisted essence of Gotham city that was created when Dick Sprang was doing in the 1950s, and run with the gay theme. Perhaps Tony Kushner could write the next movie, or Paul Rudnick. Nathan Lane could play the butler, Alfred and George Clooney and Chris O'Donnell could reprise their roles as the Dynamic Duo and they could fight a new threat to Gotham City, a villain named "Miss Thing".

Man, I am so onto something here!


I have come up with a new idea

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 10 years ago

It's called the multiplexo threshold. The multiplexo threshold is that point in a /. thread where someone posts claiming great knowledge of the topic being discussed without offering any proof of such knowledge and while posting as Anonymous Coward. As the length of a thread increases the probability of the multiplexo threshold being crossed approaches unity.


Quote of the day

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 10 years ago

The truly evil thing about heroin is it doesn't always kill you. Sometimes it just turns you into Keith Richards.


The truly awful

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 10 years ago episode of Law and Order - Special Victims Unit called "Chat Room" continues. Right now Stabler and Munch have infiltrated a dinner for child molesters and are trying to empathize with them. It is truly and incredibly awful.

Munch is saying to one of the molesters.

Munch: I'm for gymnastics. The girls are younger, the outfits tighter.

Molester: Mmmm, the Swedish Horse. Don't get me started.

Then one of the molesters is moping with Munch.

Molester: Heartbreak, she got her driver's license, and well, that's when I learned I was a glorified taxi service.

Then one of the molesters says:

Molester You know. I hate to bring business into this. But I have some product out in my car if anybody's interested. You'll need a high speed graphic equalizer to download it

A "high speed graphic equalizer to download it"? What the fuck over!? What the fuck do you download with a ""high speed graphic equalizer"?

It then turns out that one of the molesters is actually an undercover FBI agent and the NYPD bust screwed up a major FBI investigation of internet paedophilia. The FBI and the NYPD get into a pissing contest which ends as a plea for interagency cooperation.

At one point Stabler puts some blocking software on his daughter's computer. In the way of ueber-hacking teens everywhere, the daughter knows how to defeat this software. Do teens really learn such things today? Are kids going around junior high schools and high schools (and perhaps even elementary schools!?) actively trading system exploits? If so I'd have to give today's kids a huge "hurrah!" for doing their best to fight back and subvert the bullshit authoritarian child rearing paradigms that are so prevalent these days.


Right now I am watching an episode of

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 10 years ago Law and Order - Special Victims Unit that is more than usually awful. It's called "Chat Room" and it is about child pornography and the internet. Every time you think they've hit bottom the awfulness redshifts a little further out.

The episode includes such dialog as:

Dann Florek: He solicited minors multiple times flesh and blood minors. These are someone's children for God's sake!

ADA: Don. I hear but you, but two years ago I didn't know my ass from Windows 95. Cyberspace crimes are very very tough to prosecute.

The show also includes such improbabilities as Benson and Stabler negotiating a plea deal with the defense attorney. Since when do cops negotiate plea deals with the suspects they are investigating? That strikes me as an incredibly huge conflict of interest as well as stomping all over the district attorney. Does such a thing actually exist in the real world?

It is truly awful but I have to keep watching. God save me from my compulsion to watch truly bad television such as this. It's like watching a really bad accident where you know you're going to see something truly horrible but you still have to watch.


Panther is shit. Utter and total shit. Avoid it like the

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 11 years ago

nasty hideous plague that it is. It is obvious to me that there was absolutely no quality control work done on the performance of this upgrade with FireWire devices. None at all, if there had been you wouldn't be seeing the problems with FireWire devices that are currently being reported. I think that we should screw Apple the way that they've screwed us. How can we do this? Well, it's simple. Let's massively pirate this release of the OS. I realize that there may be consequences of this action ranging from legal action to Apple adopting some form of product activation such as Microsoft has with Windows XP. But Apple should not be allowed to get away with releasing a defective product that was insufficiently tested, some form of punishment is in order.


Tomorrow will mark the one month anniversary of

multiplexo multiplexo writes  |  more than 11 years ago my amputation. Yesterday I got my Washington handicap permit so I am now officially a gimp in the eyes of the government. Some pain today but not too much since I took my painkillers.

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