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Happy Towel Day!

shmeck Re:Towlie says. (72 comments)

The secret to flying high is falling and not hitting the ground.

more than 2 years ago

Iran Launches Cyber-Police Units

shmeck Re:The consequences will never be the same (45 comments)

I tried to write something that more succinctly captured the Jessi Slaughter meme than what you wrote, but failed. I guess I dun goofed.

more than 3 years ago

OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

shmeck Re:Go UNIVAC! (763 comments)

I think you mean UNIBLAB. His catch phrase was, "Work work work, work work work; coffee break, coffee break, work work work..."

more than 4 years ago

OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

shmeck No UNICOS? (763 comments)

I mean, the hardware is bulky, but the internal accounting utilities are awesome.

more than 4 years ago

Paleontologists Discover World's Horniest Dinosaur

shmeck Jesse "The Body" Ventura? (109 comments)

In "Predator," Jesse Ventura assured me that chewing tobacco would make me "a god damned sexual Tyrannosaurus, just like [him]." I presume this is how Kosmoceratops got this way.

more than 4 years ago

Ray Kurzweil Does Not Understand the Brain

shmeck But, but, but... (830 comments)

...he must be right! He used math, and everything! I'm a little shocked that Kurzweil equates blueprints with the functioning organ. I am not shocked, however, that the tech media latched onto this--at first blush it sounds so *reasonable.*

more than 4 years ago

D-VHS to Hit The Market This Week

shmeck Re:Fast forward a year after your purchase... (411 comments)

Although I do agree with the 'be kind-rewind' point for the rental market, I think quick access to the special features is less important than improved picture quality.

Further, it seems like DVD, as a high-density optical medium, does not react very well to fingerprints and scratches. My guess is that magnetic tape, enclosed in a plastic shell, is far less likely to receive this kind abusive handling.

Although it's hard to say what all that fast-forwarding and rewinding will do over the years; properly handled DVDs could theoretically last as long as the plastics they're made of.

Ever waffling,


more than 12 years ago


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