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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

sabbede Re:Why not a C17 (291 comments)

Why not a C-5A? You could put a pool and basketball court in that sucker!

yesterday
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

sabbede Confusing version numbers! (291 comments)

What, is Boeing suddenly nVidia? Why is the 747-8 newer than the 747-200?

I'm confused and frightened!

yesterday
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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

sabbede Other: (291 comments)

Sexual Arousal.

Why wasn't that an option?

2 days ago
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NVIDIA GTX 970 Specifications Corrected, Memory Pools Explained

sabbede Isn't this largely a driver issue? (113 comments)

Shouldn't the driver be responsible for making sure that "slower" data ends up in that half gig? Something besides the frame buffer or textures. I bet that better memory management could completely hide the problem.

4 days ago
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Comcast Ghost-Writes Politician's Letters To Support Time Warner Mega-Merger

sabbede Re:They come that cheap? (180 comments)

I think you found the nail, but nothing actually needs to be bought or sold. You find a politician who is already ideologically predisposed to support your position, and you just go to them to shore up that support. That may mean campaign help, or simply being friendly.

Bribes can be expensive, but they are always risky. Finding someone who already agrees with you is safe, easy and cheap. The GOP is traditionally pro-business, so send them all a form letter to pass on to the FCC and say it's to fight burdensome regulations. Just like when any PAC provides a form letter with a good argument for its position for citizens to then sign and send in to their representatives.

4 days ago
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Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

sabbede Re:Our revenue stream your personal freedoms (461 comments)

When I see cops along the interstate, they're pulling over people traveling in dangerous excess of the speed limit. Which usually means 15+ mph over the limit.

I know there's a thin line between traffic control and BS speed traps for corrupt municipalities, but without the threat of getting caught, speed limits are pointless.

4 days ago
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Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

sabbede Re:Simple solution (461 comments)

How do you separate that from legitimate law enforcement?

4 days ago
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Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

sabbede Re:Still not Star Trek (138 comments)

Ah, I see! Why not just say then, "This stinks, how about a new series instead ya lazy jerks!?!"

4 days ago
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Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

sabbede Re:Still not Star Trek (138 comments)

Are you sure? Because it sounds like they're trying to move forward, while you are demanding they go back to where they started.

Don't get me wrong, I'm neither happy nor entirely comfortable with what they did to the timelines, but you can't go back and move forward at the same time.

5 days ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

sabbede Re:No way! (512 comments)

That's a Judge, not a Legislator.

Legislators are elected for their position on issues by voters who share them (in theory), and want those positions reflected in Congress. The job of a Judge is to be unbiased, whereas Legislators are expected to be.

about a week ago
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Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

sabbede Re:Plot synopsis (138 comments)

which due to tachyon flux has evolved into a catch-phrase spewing mascot with the power to float just out of reach.

How many tabs did you take?

Haven't you ever seen Red Dwarf?

about a week ago
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Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

sabbede Re:Plot synopsis (138 comments)

WOAH! Hold on!

First off, how did you get a hold of confidential studio communications?

Secondly, it wasn't going to be a chihuahua it was going to be a red shirt's cat until Pegg came on board and pointed out that it had already been done.

about a week ago
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Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

sabbede Re:Neutral (138 comments)

He is a big fan. And a very talented writer to boot! At least when it comes to comedy... I wonder how those skills will translate.

about a week ago
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Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

sabbede Re:Still not Star Trek (138 comments)

But, isn't that an entirely backwards-looking statement?

about a week ago
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Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

sabbede I predict: (138 comments)

Nick Frost will play a comically bumbling Klingon with a funny name.

about a week ago
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The Camera That Changed the Universe

sabbede Dear Hubble, (76 comments)

Thank you for making Elite: Dangerous possible.

about a week ago
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The Camera That Changed the Universe

sabbede Re:Like Schrodinger's cat (76 comments)

Ah, if only the waveform had collapsed into the universe populated with loads of sexy, triple-breasted space babes.

about a week ago
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Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products

sabbede Why give China access to data (114 comments)

that they won't disclose to us? I don't know if any of you have ever tried to get this info from Apple, but they really don't make it easy. Or possible.

about a week ago
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Hands On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

sabbede Re:William Gibson and others have prior art. (171 comments)

First thing I thought of was Virtual Light!

Not that Gibson will see a dime. He might, like Heinlein (Waldo), get it named after the story though.

about two weeks ago

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