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Pre-Dawn Wireless Emergency Alert Wakes Up NYC

sharkey Not the indented result? (382 comments)

likely not the indented result of last night's exercise

Really? People are getting all worked up over paragraph formatting when there's an emergency going on?

about a year ago

AMD/ATI Drops Windows XP Support

sharkey Re:Ugh. Another Timothy Lord post (251 comments)

Still better than JonKatz. At least there are SOME facts here (the beta driver doesn't list XP as supported), instead of an axe-grinding opinion piece about how some sicko's psychopathic acts are understandable because he is really a victim of the bugbear du jour.

about a year ago

iPhone 4, iPad 2 Get US Import Ban

sharkey Re:Wait, what? (213 comments)

I think a different definition of 'offensive' fits better: "repugnant to the moral sense, good taste, or the like"

about a year ago

Marriages Spawned From Online Dating As Satisfying As From Traditional Dating

sharkey Re:That bad huh? (313 comments)

If cash pouring out of the wallet would lead to being able to pour hot grits down a petrified Natalie Portman's pants ....

about a year ago

James Cameron Gives Sub To Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

sharkey Re:Which one? (35 comments)

Could it be that Holly Sampson is responsible for raising the bar the next time it is needed?

about a year and a half ago

DOS Emulation Arrives For the Raspberry Pi

sharkey What about Lotus? (189 comments)

Will it run? Or is the emulator not done yet?

about a year and a half ago

Duke Nukem 3D Code Review

sharkey Re:duke nuken (128 comments)

Pfft. I know a genuine Panaphonics when I see it. And look, there's Magnetbox and Sorny.

about a year and a half ago

J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars VII

sharkey Re:Wait a second... (735 comments)

Maybe he's in the "Heroines who used total bad-asses, but then cry for 2 years at a time while still having nice butts" demographic?

about a year and a half ago

Tiny Pill Relays Body Temperature of Firefighters In Real-time

sharkey Re:The hard part... (67 comments)

Based on several movie clips I ran across on the Internet, there's a probably a big market in Germany for disposal of the used devices.

about a year and a half ago

Windows 8 Even Less Popular Than Vista

sharkey All part of the plan (791 comments)

Windows Vista was the set-up to make Windows 7 look good. Now, they are switching things up so that there is no obvious continuation of the "Bad Word Version saved by Good Numbered Version" pattern followed by ME/2000, Vista/7.

Windows 8 is clearly lowering the bar and defecating on the playing field to make sure that Windows Chasm is a savior-success story.

about a year and a half ago

USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication

sharkey Is this really a priority? (909 comments)

There are people out the smoking cigarettes, for crying out loud. Not to mention saving injured woodpeckers and selling fresh milk.

Seems like there are more important things for the government to be doing rather than changing speed limit signs.

about a year and a half ago

Samsung Reaches Milestone For 14nm Technology

sharkey Re:fabless ecosystem? (123 comments)

Something Austin Powers wouldn't go near or attempt to save, I expect.

about a year ago

School Shooting Prompts Legislation To Study Violent Video Games

sharkey Re:"Shit happened, we need to blame somebody." (1168 comments)

"Shit happened, how can I exploit it to force other people to stop doing things I dislike?" would be closer.

The ghouls of all stripes are dancing in the blood of these children to push their own personal political agendas, whether it is banning video games, goths, guns or "loners".

about 2 years ago

Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

sharkey Re:it tells you one thing, at least (1719 comments)

"Assault Rifle" is a technical term, for a light rifle firing an intermediate round that is capable of selective fire, switching between semi-auto (one round fired per trigger press) and full-auto (more than one round fired per trigger press). It IS abused by the media, either through ignorance or to grind a political axe, as a term to describe any long arm used in a crime that does not look like Elmer Fudd's shotgun.

"Assault Weapon" is the made up term by the Brady campaign to sound scary, as part of the campaign described by Eric Holder to brainwash people to their way of thinking. The truly extremist "journalists" tend to use this term.

about 2 years ago

No More "Asperger's Syndrome"

sharkey Re:It's only being renamed... (602 comments)

It's like the tree falling in the woods: Can someone be an asshole, when there is noone in their parent's basement to hear them?

about 2 years ago

Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 Due In 2015

sharkey Re:Really ? (816 comments)

Maybe they can get Mel Brooks under contract and we can FINALLY get to see "Jews In Space" in its entirety.

about 2 years ago


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