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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

the_Bionic_lemming Re:The Republicans that rule this country... (272 comments)

Ahhh, so Dinos are totally without blame because the other party woulda done it?

The senate, the Oval office, all controlled by Dinos - but it's Bush's fault...

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

the_Bionic_lemming Re:user error (710 comments)

I accept your surrender.

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

the_Bionic_lemming Re:user error (710 comments)

Buy a bunch of matches then tell me your e-mail.

Light them.

as soon as I can smell your match lighting activity, I'll email you that I caught a whiff.

Add as many friends or family you need to. Maybe add a nation or two.

Try some math. figure out how many square inches of the plant we live on is, then multiply that figure by how many pounds of air per square inch.

Then check out the worst numbers of the environmentalists and see how many damaging tons we boost into whatever catastrophe.

If you're good at math, you'll just apologize.

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

the_Bionic_lemming Re: user error (710 comments)

Heh.

Climate scientologists write the equivalent of Harlequin romances.

Embrace your love.

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

the_Bionic_lemming Re:user error (710 comments)

People can live without a clothing dryer.

It's been five years for me, and I have an unused front loader dryer for sale.

I have an umbrella line for good weather drying in the good Illinois weather months, and clothing racks and lines for winter drying.

After I switched to air drying, my clothing longevity jumped massively. I went from a pair of jeans lasting a year or two to never wearing out jeans (so far).

I believe that climate is cyclical, and is driven by solar changes, radiation changes, and world tilt. I don't believe in MMGW, and I don't believe we can change global climate.

But it's stupid not to scrub carbon from coal plants, put cleaner water back into the the environment than we take out, and do everything we can to make sure we don't pollute like china does. I don't want cities to be lost in a fog of bad like it regularly happens in China.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/...

I can reliably say that China smog has no effect on Illinois. And that's why I think we should focus on real issues like local contamination rather than focus on enriching people that make money on carbon trading credits.

about two weeks ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

the_Bionic_lemming Re:Microsoft is wasting people's time (346 comments)

So, folks like my elderly father or his elderly neighbor that had 8.1 inflicted on them after being able to navigate smoothly on XP are morons?

The mirror you are staring at is a mirror. Moron.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

the_Bionic_lemming Never going to happen (753 comments)

A cashless society is doomed to serfs and kings.

Whenever the kings want more, they raise the prices by adding fees.

Serfs will have no say in the matter.

about two weeks ago
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Mars (One) Needs Payloads

the_Bionic_lemming I want to send a carved rock (77 comments)

If I had the money to buy the mission, I'd send a carved rock to be deployed that would indicate that either John Carter or I owned Mars, and that we would have to sword fight for ownership.

My guess is that John Carter never made it to Mars, but if he did and and If I had to I could arrange a meeting place and nuke the entire site from orbit. Itâ(TM)s the only way to be sure. Cause I suck at sword fighting.

about two weeks ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

the_Bionic_lemming AHHHHHH!!!!! (564 comments)

I have to worry about terminators now? I've spent the last 40 years scared to death of the big radioactive insects and gigantic dinosaurs stomping the cities apart!

I've been waiting in vain for the flying cars and the shuttles off planet during all that time, but have been a bit disappointed.

I shall run screaming from the oncoming robot overlord killing machines!

Ahhhh! Ahhhhh! - Gahhk!

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

the_Bionic_lemming Re:Linux? (145 comments)

Awesome!

I got modded down being an ex-microsoft schill posting against Microsoft!

Please review my comments over the past many years :) I was pro - microsoft and now after Post XP I am against Microsoft due to the increasingly crappy OS's they release.

Anyone who likes the stupidly long search times, and the complete pc lockups that occur because Microsoft has repeatedly released OS that were progressively ( i can't find a word to express more than abysmal) are really encouraged to keep modding me down.

I hope that one day you are held up to a spotlight and identified for keeping a person hating what MS does down.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

the_Bionic_lemming Linux? (145 comments)

After windows 8 and the swing to a sandbox I keep wondering why Microsoft and its stupid decisions isn't being driven to the ground over a what should be a superior product.

Please obi Wan Linux, you are our only hope!

about a month ago
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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

the_Bionic_lemming Three walls? (501 comments)

Lemont Illinois got hammered in the 70s-80s, plainfield,il got blasted in the in the 90s - and in the 2012 era the tornadoes have swung south of I-80 or along that line.

This is a tiny fraction of the area that three gigantic walls are supposed to do something to protect.

Anyone who thinks that Man can build Tornado Killer Walls should ask themselves why we can't predict gigantic storms on a regular and professionally reliable basis less than three hours in advance , but can back "tornado killing walls" and saying the science is settled - this can be done.

I think we have a better chance of predicting an earthquake or volcano sometime in the next hundred years, than we do predicting how to stop tornadoes from hitting the midwest in the near future.

about a month ago
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George Lucas Selects Chicago For the Star Wars Museum

the_Bionic_lemming I live close to Chicago (98 comments)

Please rethink it and keep it in California.

That way it's easier to change it from year to year. Less travel when you have to choose who shoots first and add fart jokes.

about a month ago
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NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin

the_Bionic_lemming question (220 comments)

Why is "mining for bitcoins" worth anything? Does the mining do anything like help SETI or share processing to crunch real world stuff?

If it has an intrinsic value, then I'd support helping the guy in the OP, but if it's seriously just a ponzi scheme - then I'd support law enforcement on taking it down.

about a month and a half ago
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James Cameron and Eric Schmidt's SOI Grieve Loss of Nereus ROV

the_Bionic_lemming WOW (72 comments)

6.21 miles deep, that's impressive.

about 2 months ago
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Cable TV Prices Rising At Four Times the Inflation Rate

the_Bionic_lemming Re:AT&T land line (286 comments)

The Fup prevents Satellite from actually working.

Unless you only want text based email. - then it's worth the 50 bucks a month plus expensive equipment....

(Fair use policy - they use that to slow you to 1200 baud speed when you hit the one meg download a month limit)..

about 2 months ago
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Report: Comcast and EA To Stream Games To TVs

the_Bionic_lemming EA Games? (52 comments)

5 years ago, I would of looked forward to it.

Now? I'll check to see if AT&T will offer being dragged thru a swimming pool full of salted razor blades as an alternative.

The latter would be more preferable....

about 3 months ago
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Coding Bootcamps Already 1/8th the Size of CS Undergraduates

the_Bionic_lemming Re:bootcamps (92 comments)

Thank you. I didn't realize I had to define RDBMS when I referred to SQL - as I had to help the novice in t-sql (transact structured query language that has some microsoft bits that don't work in the other RDBMS flavors) which is tied to MSSQL.which he had no Idea that the backend to the access/mssql platform the internal apps referred to (which is a nightmare in itself as the programmer who wrote that crap had three access databases running most of the data storage instead of porting all of it to MSSQl).

I was under the impression that it's often easier to just refer to SQL when real techs talk. (we pronounce it "see-quell")

I can go into how I built an external server for customer data and linked it to the internal server to keep financial data secure (without using MSSQL linked servers) but that would get into actual programming. Something that bootcamp devs can't do.

about 3 months ago

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Good search engines that do not censor?

the_Bionic_lemming the_Bionic_lemming writes  |  about 2 years ago

the_Bionic_lemming (446569) writes "A friend of mine asked me to help him find some cigars, and I told him to use google shopping to get the best prices. Much to my surprise, the search yielded 0 results.
I then looked around and found an article that talks about google also censoring guns from search results.

Since I haven't done much shopping online, are there any good non censoring web sites left that allow adults to shop and buy things they are legally entitled to buy?

So far all I have is these."

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When an LLC fails

the_Bionic_lemming the_Bionic_lemming writes  |  more than 5 years ago

the_Bionic_lemming writes "About a Year ago my father started a LLC with two other partners. He asked me to help get him a web presence so I hosted with an online host and set up their website on the name of their new llc. I created the basics, modded some photo's for them, and then expanded it with custom contact pages and patchworked a decent site for them. I then searched for an easier URL for them to type in and found a catchy one that fit in well with what they are doing. They immediately switched to using this on their t-shirts, coffee mugs, contact cards — etc. Since it was family, I never billed for work as I was to be hired on when it grew to a sustainable level to justify adding a tech department and would receive a good bonus as well. The partners now want to dissolve the llc, kick my dad out, and reform the LLC.

Now, I never got paid for any of this, so my question is, do I still own my code, and more importantly, what are my rights since I want my dad to reform his own company under the URL I purchased and allowed him to use?"
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Virgin Galactic Explosion

the_Bionic_lemming the_Bionic_lemming writes  |  about 7 years ago

the_Bionic_lemming (446569) writes "An explosion at an airport home to Scaled Composites — the builder of the first private manned rocket to reach space — killed two people and left four seriously hurt Thursday, a Kern County Fire Department official says. It happened at the Mojave Air and Space Port during a test of a new rocket motor for SpaceShipTwo — a spaceship being built for Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's space tourism company, a source said. The motor uses nitrous oxide, the source said."

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