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Duo Sneak an Oculus Rift Onto Roller Coaster For a Wild Ride

sunwukong Re:Link? (81 comments)

Put on your damn goggles!

about 9 months ago

Steve Jobs To Appear On US Postage Stamp

sunwukong Re:Rod Serling (184 comments)

Poor Larry Ellison!

about a year ago

White House Reportedly Dismissing Key Healthcare.gov Contractor

sunwukong Re:Should've asked Bezos and Amazon. (284 comments)


Wait til you see the OBGYN drone with the speculum nose cone .... or the twin mammography warheads.

1 year,20 days

Fomalhaut C Has a Huge Cometary Debris Ring And, Potentially, Exoplanets

sunwukong Re:so famous (32 comments)

Also known as Cthugha .

about a year ago

China Creates Air Defence Zone Over Japan-Controlled Islands, Issues War Threat

sunwukong Re:Escorts (519 comments)

But they do present one hell of an RCS!

about a year ago

Why Organic Chemistry Is So Difficult For Pre-Med Students

sunwukong Re: I agree... (279 comments)

Well, relatively few of us live in LA.

about a year ago

Elop Favored By Gamblers As Microsoft's Next Chief Executive

sunwukong Re:Evil! (196 comments)

Then I look forward to Windows 8.2, codename "Crashinator".

about a year and a half ago

Electronic Arts Slashes Workforce

sunwukong Re:EA is burning (188 comments)

Quick, license that IP and put it on Origin!

about 2 years ago

Villians & Vigilantes Creators Win Lawsuit, Rights To Game

sunwukong Re:Villians? (30 comments)

Obviously the error was the work of that nefarious criminal, Transpose Dr, and his evil minion, The DistractoPedant!

about 2 years ago

Boeing Touts Fighter Jet To Rival F-35 — At Half the Price

sunwukong Re:Backwards compatibility (497 comments)

Ah, good to see LM employees are keeping busy!

Seriously, maybe you should talk about what the F-35 can do now (i.e., no offensive capability) as opposed to what the brochure says.

IOC isn't even announced and you want Canada to wait?

At this point the flyoff is between actual production aircraft (e.g., SH, Gripen, Eurofighter, F-15SE, etc.) versus the LM F-35 brochure made into a pointy paper airplane.

about 2 years ago

RIM Co-Founder Drops His Stock

sunwukong Re:Hockey Team (114 comments)

The way the NHL is run it'd be easier/cheaper to move Hamilton to Phoenix.

about 2 years ago

Climate Treaty Negotiators Are Taking the Wrong Approach, Say Game Theorists

sunwukong Re:Summary: (227 comments)

Money also has value culturally, e.g., status. There are certain clubs and institutions where having a minimum amount allows consideration for admission,

There's also the matter about their kids -- not all of the brood are as driven or ambitious as the parents. How much do you need to make sure Jr III doesn't blow it all? It may be important if the little nipper has no skills and the parenting philosophy is the kids get used to living it up.

And yes, I do know rich families who intentionally raise their kids to only know/live the wealthy lifestyle.

more than 2 years ago

Intel CEO Tells Staff Windows 8 Is Being Released Prematurely

sunwukong Re:Driver support (269 comments)

You need to install the sarcasm driver -- or just use the Snarkix distro.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft's Lost Decade

sunwukong Re:What the hell is "Microsoft's lost decade"? (407 comments)


For example: my mother.

As a non-techie senior, all she wanted was easy internet computing and a little word processing and spreadsheet on occasion.

First up: a little Win7 netbook. Worked fine with a USB GSM internet device but it was heavy, bulky, hard to type on, and was inconvenient to switch between English and Traditional Chinese.

As soon as I introduced her to the iPad, she ditched the netbook and is happily working in both languages.

more than 2 years ago

US Navy's High-Resolution Radar Can See Individual Raindrops In a Storm

sunwukong An obvious BOFH bonus (161 comments)

"Boss, I'll need some special equipment to see our data in the cloud ..."

more than 2 years ago

Canadian Copyright Board To Charge For Music At Weddings, Parades

sunwukong Re:When you can't innovate (349 comments)

How many toes do you have?

Also, any discount for diabetic amputees?

more than 2 years ago

Canadian Copyright Board To Charge For Music At Weddings, Parades

sunwukong Re:Dancing? (349 comments)

My bad -- someone saw me dance and word got back to SOCAN how I was hurting music sales.

more than 2 years ago

Posting Photos of Olympics Could Land You In Court

sunwukong Re:Another (394 comments)

In the near future, I believe that's called an election.

more than 2 years ago

Asian Call Center Workers Trained With US Tax Dollars

sunwukong ESL Program? (274 comments)

I wonder if USAID would be willing to sponsor a similar program up here in Canada?

We have lots of friendly college folk who need ESL training and an economic leg up -- so what better way than to operate your call centers up here?

It's as near shore as you can get and these ESL trained immigrants would do the natural, Canuck thing, and spend their USAIDed wages across the border at Costco and Wal-Mart.

more than 2 years ago



Cdn Gov't Appoints AGW Skeptics to Science Boards

sunwukong sunwukong writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sunwukong (412560) writes "The Conservative government of Canada has appointed prominents skeptics of anthropogenic greenhouse warming (AGW) to federal science funding bodies.

Already alarmed over funding cuts to basic research, scientists say two appointments in particular are worrisome. Mark Mullins, the executive director of the conservative-leaning Fraser Institute — and a former adviser to the Canadian Alliance Party — was recently appointed to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), which funds university research projects that have included studies on climate change.
On the same day Dr. Mullins was appointed to NSERC, April 23, another skeptic of global warming was appointed to the board of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, which funds large research projects. John Weissenberger is a close friend of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a former chief of staff in the Harper government and a geologist who works for Husky Energy in Alberta.

This isn't the first time this government has made such "strategic" appointments and it certainly is a curious coincidence with cut in operations funding for the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences."


sunwukong sunwukong writes  |  more than 7 years ago

sunwukong (412560) writes "Warner Brothers has decided that Canada is such a force in the world of movie piracy that they have cancelled all public promo screenings of their upcoming movies.

"The newly enacted policy represents the studio's response to the lack of legislation in Canada to curtail the growing wave of camcorder-shot ("camcorded") films being trafficked around the world," Warner Bros. said in a statement.


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