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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

rmdingler Re:Why do I care what Harrison Ford thinks? (294 comments)

Great idea for a nostalgia night movie.

If the kids misbehave, hell, even if they don't, I can make them watch it with me to balance the scales on one of the Land Before Time marathons.

What? No CG? aw-w-w...

yesterday
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

rmdingler It is not a logistics problem (294 comments)

And the hippies go,

"Chill. You'll get your ice when the time is right."

4 days ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

rmdingler Re:Why do I care what Harrison Ford thinks? (294 comments)

Yes. At one time, he was in six of the ten most prolific box office successes of all friggin' time, counting the Star Wars trilogy and the Indiana Jones cash machine.

According to a halfhearted internet search, he's worth 200+ million and married to Ally McBeal.

He could be easily mistaken for someone living the dream.

4 days ago
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California's Hydrogen Highway Adds Another Station

rmdingler Re:I suppose this is a good thing... (87 comments)

Ironically, the I and T buttons on your keyboard are rather intermittently effective...

4 days ago
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California's Hydrogen Highway Adds Another Station

rmdingler Re: In case anyone else is behind on this (87 comments)

In all likelihood, you're half right, but it would make for a more interesting poll question than we usually get.

I suspect more /dotlings would fantasize about being a Bond supervillain than double oh himself.

4 days ago
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California's Hydrogen Highway Adds Another Station

rmdingler Re:Toyota's mirai (87 comments)

Wehr-aboo.

4 days ago
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California's Hydrogen Highway Adds Another Station

rmdingler Re:Toyota's mirai (87 comments)

It is assumed the Mercedes Hindenburg II LS will be a viable competitor.

4 days ago
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Titan's Dunes Took Tens of Thousands of Years To Form

rmdingler hmmm (12 comments)

I'm sure these estimates are based on available data and proffered by folks more qualified than I to render them.

But. We have only a limited understanding of conditions on a world like Saturn, and extrapolating from a small pool of data is often inaccurate.

Remember how the Mars rovers' lifespan was greatly underestimated? It was believed the sand would eventually collect on the solar power arrays due to the planet's winds. As it happened, the winds actually helped keep them clear.

about a week ago
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Pantry Pests Harbor Plastic-Chomping Bacteria

rmdingler Re:Great Idea..... (45 comments)

I hope it doesn't turn out like other substances that accumulate in us (the heavy metals) with no apparent ill effect until toxic levels are attained.

If forced to wager the electricity bill money,however, my hunch is that's the way to bet.

In Water for Elephants, drunks given to jake leg referred to the additive responsible for their loss of locomotion as a plasticizer... The compound was added to the thinly veiled 'medicinal' product as a cloaking chemical for the government's testing process during the Depression. It was later determined to be a flocking nerve agent.

about two weeks ago
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The Fastest Camera Ever Made Captures 100 Billion Frames Per Second

rmdingler Re:Yeah, but black and white (122 comments)

Each of us serves a purpose in the ecosystem.

Without you tech snobs, they'd simply never recoup R & D expenses.

about two weeks ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

rmdingler Who picks what is universally valuable? (134 comments)

It could be argued the free dissemination of the world's collective knowledge should be widely available to every corner of the green planet.

It's easy to see how much more valuable access to Wiki is to the average dotter (probably not so much for the Facebook-addicted) and every government would have a differing perspective what was good for their citizens.

about three weeks ago
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Ukraine's IT Brigade Supports the Troops

rmdingler Re:Still they are underpowered (140 comments)

Entrenched resistance will make this costly venture into the Ukraine more and more expensive just as the falling price of petroleum products hits Putin's budget. They could hold out long enough to make a difference.

about three weeks ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

rmdingler Re:wont last (287 comments)

Train Walmart employees. Sure.

Make them care enough to do the lengthy, tiresome coupon verification process instead of getting to the next anxious customer in line? Best of luck.

about a month ago
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Elusive Dark Matter May Be Detected With GPS Satellites

rmdingler Re:I see why the boson is a "God Particle" (67 comments)

l looked up your posting history before replying in case you're normal habit of posting insightfully had been interrupted briefly by a temporary aphasia, and I am disappointed to say your posting history has been found to be a tad lackluster.

If you were attempting to garner positive moderation through razor-thinly veiled, pretentious, intellectual criticism, well... hold on to your day job a bit longer.

about a month ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

rmdingler Re:"eye sore" (516 comments)

Demor, you say.

Please remember. In the rush to vilify various and sundry sources of energy vis-a-vis environmental impact, that all energy comes at an environmental cost. We will not do without the electricity in our homes and fuel for our human-toters and goodie-transport vehicles.

One day, when the other grid-friendly options are all exploited, our offspring will enjoy ubiquitous clean and relatively safe nuclear power.

about a month ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

rmdingler Re:Subsidies (516 comments)

There is no side of the energy industry that doesn't get subsidies, least of all the presently successful variety.

about a month ago

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US Urges Companies to Share Security Data

rmdingler rmdingler writes  |  about 7 months ago

rmdingler (1955220) writes "This CNN story states the US Justice Department is concerned fears of government surveillance are hampering the government's efforts to improve cyber security.

A "whitepaper" given to companies assures them they will face no violations of federal communication laws if they share aggregate data with each other and the government."
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Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras Return to U.S. Soil

rmdingler rmdingler writes  |  about 8 months ago

rmdingler (1955220) writes "After remaining abroad since the Snowden revelations broke in June of last year, the two were in New York Friday to accept a Polk Award for national security reporting. Though they cleared customs without a hitch, they are traveling with an ACLU lawyer and a German journalist who are to "document any unpleasant surprises." According to Ms. Poitras, the risks of subpoena are very real.

What, if anything, do you expect the American government to do considering Snowden's case has been officially cited as violating the Espionage Act? nytimes"

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