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The Minecraft Parent

operagost Re:Pleasant? (170 comments)

Blocky, pixellated sex, I imagine.

Kind of like the GIFs we downloaded from BBSes in the 1990s.

My safe word is "ZMODEM".

2 days ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

operagost Re:Bananas vs Grapes (126 comments)

Why, I haven't had five bees in my pocket since nineteen-diggety-two, when the Kaiser stole the twenty. You could get 40 rods to the hogshead back then.

3 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

operagost Re:Everyone loses (466 comments)

So it's a done deal, then? It's no wonder the UK is in the state it's in, with your epidemic of naivete.

3 days ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

operagost Re:Bananas vs Grapes (126 comments)

It's more because the grape is full of slippery fluid when is squishes. Not too many people are skinny enough to actually roll on a grape. Maybe Kelly Ripa.

3 days ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

operagost Re:lets pump the brakes here and analyze. (165 comments)

Then again the United States basically ignored Palestine when it pulled israel from its magical sky god book and transported displaced Jews into it after WWII.

Not only is this incorrect, but you topped it off with a bigoted assault on religion. "Palestine" was administered by the UK, not the USA, and American Jews voluntarily moved to it mostly after the 1948 independence. At the time of independence, it had nearly indefensible borders after suffering additional partitions beyond what the UK had promised. See "Transjordan" had already been partitioned for settlement by Palestinian Arabs. The West Bank, Gaza strip, and some other small areas were snipped off after WWII. Israel mostly lived with what they were given until they were attacked, repeatedly, by the Arabs who hated them. Regardless, even if you don't think Israel should have occupied any territory gained in 1948 or 1967, you can't blame it on the USA.

3 days ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

operagost Re:An Insightful Quote (165 comments)

Beards... seriously? If that were such an issue, The Duck Dynasty guys would have warrants out on them.

4 days ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

operagost Re:More importantly (389 comments)

No tires? No suspension? No wheel bearings? No steering box?

4 days ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

operagost Re:Who to believe? (389 comments)

or Bob
or OS/2 1.0
or Kin
or Zune (especially the brown one)

4 days ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

operagost Re: Still pretty affordable (389 comments)

We don't live in a dystopian straw-man that only exists in the mind of the socialist; therefore, we must abandon all resistance to government control of the economy.

4 days ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

operagost Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (950 comments)

slashdot's overwhelming conservative majority

Needed a sarcasm tag there.

4 days ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

operagost Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (950 comments)

The problem with your oversimplification is that the holy book of Christianity encourages pacifism, while the holy book of Islam encourages the subjugation of unbelievers.

5 days ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

operagost Re:they will defeat themselves (950 comments)

Seems like they would never be able to use ballistic weapons, because even though they have long used computers to calculate trajectory, you still need to supply information that requires more than total ignorance of mathematics. It helps to be able to use sanity checks so you don't kill your own troops, as well. Hey, maybe we should "accidentally" let them have some hacked weapons...

5 days ago
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Commander Keen: Keen Dreams Source Code Released

operagost Re:and also should be worth mentioning (72 comments)

OMF 2097 was great. It ran really fast, and had interesting upgrades for the robots. The network play over modem, like most games of the era, was sketchy, but we tried it just for yucks.

5 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

operagost Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

So instead of a crusty old veteran "maverick" and a cheerleader of debatable intelligence, we got a miserly career politician with impossibly white teeth (polished by repeatedly putting his foot in his mouth, no doubt) and a community organizer who demanded 10 years of tax returns from his opponent but deemed producing his own birth certificate a challenge.

Sounds like a WIN

5 days ago
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Artificial Spleen Removes Ebola, HIV Viruses and Toxins From Blood Using Magnets

operagost Re:Antibiotics and Viruses (106 comments)

They call E. coli a virus later in the article...

about a week ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

operagost Re:Dont cancel by phone (418 comments)

This. You have to return the equipment anyway. And the service center can do all the paperwork-- so why bother with the phone? It doesn't even take that long, unless you decide to show up at lunchtime or something.

about a week ago
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

operagost Re:intel atom systems keep 32 bit systems around (129 comments)

In 1994, we already had 64-bit CPUs in the server and professional workstation spaces, and the benefits were clear.

Going past 64-bit CPUs, the advantages are not so obvious, and much of the effort is being expended on changing the game to quantum computing.

about a week ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

operagost Re:So-to-speak legal (418 comments)

Thanks for derailing the discussion, Captain Straw Man.

about a week ago

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