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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

pushing-robot Re:Not a problem. (419 comments)

"Zero- versus One-based numbering".

yesterday
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

pushing-robot Re:Politics (151 comments)

So call it "Ford Prefect".

yesterday
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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

pushing-robot Re:That's the market system... (154 comments)

Yes, the system is so horrible these days. Why don't you go to your grandfather and say "Record companies are so unfair now! They let me listen to any song I want at the push of a button, but I have to listen to an ad every fifteen minutes or else pay them money!"

Actually, make sure your grandpa has his cane before you say that.

yesterday
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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

pushing-robot Re:Why? (154 comments)

Because my Altavista bookmark is forwarding me there now. When did this happen?

Oh well, I guess I'll try that new "Hotbot".

yesterday
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Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Flies Off Your Wrist

pushing-robot At the very least (63 comments)

I can see military uses for a tiny lightweight personal spotter like this.

Otherwise, if it's cheap and it can track its 'owner' well enough it could be the next fad for YouTube clips.

2 days ago
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The Physics of Space Battles

pushing-robot Re:In space (444 comments)

Unless they use laser mics or some equivalent technology.

Which would probably be a good idea for situational awareness.

3 days ago
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How Did the 'Berlin Patient' Rid Himself of HIV?

pushing-robot Not a thorough analysis (107 comments)

Does the subject possess any mysterious rings, amulets, or lamps?
Does he make sacrifices to chthonic gods, and if so, which?
Did he recently undertake a quest to bring together a collection of ancient magic gems?
Is the hospital frequented by a wizard or a druid cult?

I appreciate the work they did, but when they don't even consider the patient being swapped with his twin from an alternate dimension it's hard to call it rigorous.

5 days ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

pushing-robot Re:OK (189 comments)

Not in your pocket, apparently.

about a week ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

pushing-robot Re:Well of course. (356 comments)

No, that's the one we're currently in—hence all the apparent giant black holes.

about a week ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

pushing-robot Re:Hmmm ... (356 comments)

Pfft, my psychiatrist does that all the time.

about a week ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

pushing-robot Well of course. (356 comments)

Respectable mad scientists have known for years that supposed 'black holes' are really just wormholes to the goatee universe.

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

pushing-robot Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

I know I give mine the finest cashmere tea towels to wear.

...wait, what were we talking about again?

about a week ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

pushing-robot Until we have independent testing... (421 comments)

I'll assume option '3' for the moment:

Out of a sample size of ten million people, chances are very good that some of them will do very stupid things (and then claim they didn't).

Mind you, I'm perfectly willing to accept that the phone has a defect in design or construction, but I've had enough experience in troubleshooting and repair to lose all trust in humanity.

about a week ago
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Mangalyaan Successfully Put Into Mars Orbit

pushing-robot Re:good (173 comments)

But the US and Soviet Union were doing all this and more in the seventies with vastly inferior technology and far more unknowns. Lets face facts: If North Korea managed to produce an Apple II clone in 2014, you probably wouldn't be saying the west needs to get over their 'patriot peens' and accept Kim Jong-Un as a capable computer builder.

That said, this is a huge step for India's fledgeling space program and I hope that by 2030 or so they will indeed have caught up with the US and Russia.

about a week ago
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Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

pushing-robot Re:Mind boggling (167 comments)

The vultures will come in, swoop down, sell off the real estate and set up lease back scams saddling the once well engineered company with ugly ongoing operating costs.

Yes, you see, that way it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account!

about a week ago
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Apple's TouchID Fingerprint Scanner: Still Hackable

pushing-robot Re: Other hackable things (70 comments)

So... get an iPhone, set a complex passcode, and use your fingerprint the rest of the time?

You can hold home+power for a few seconds to reboot the phone, and your passcode is required to unlock the phone after a reboot/shutdown.

about a week ago

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