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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

torsmo Re:Whelp. (139 comments)

Birds evolved from dinos, while reptiles and dinos evolved from a common ancestor.

3 days ago

People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

torsmo Re: No real surprise (710 comments)

Ad homonym attacks are just plain dumb.

I must remember to wear sunglasses the next time I read your comments.
Blinded by thine radiance, art thou Helios?

about two weeks ago

After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

torsmo Re:Why (219 comments)

I get a feeling that overt nationalism is quite frowned upon in Germany. I have had a few German colleagues in the past who refused to even sing their national anthem. So while it is reasonably correct to assume that Germans are loyal to they own country, I don't think national pride would come in the way of Klinsmann's professionalism.

about three weeks ago

Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

torsmo Re:A little behind the times (415 comments)

From the article:

. . . then-MPAA chairman and CEO Dan Glickman said . . . "the dogs are some of the greatest employees we have here at the MPAA"

You know what, I totally believe that the guy was speaking the truth. I mean, the characteristics possessed by the average dog puts it fair and square above an MPAA employee.

about three weeks ago

London Regulator Says Uber Is Operating Legally

torsmo Re:say what you will... (105 comments)

I think your hereing abilities have been impaired. The phrase is "hear hear"

about three weeks ago

Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

torsmo Re:Another misconception bites the dust (365 comments)

Well, lignite does have high sulphur content, but anthracite is expensive (and also produces more CO2), and producing coking coal requires peteroleum.

about a month ago

Air Pollution Can Disrupt Pollinating Insects By Concealing the Scent of Flowers

torsmo Re:Much like voting (67 comments)

Don't call me Shirley.

about a month ago

Mozilla Introduces Browser-Based WebIDE

torsmo Emacs support (132 comments)

You don't support Emacs. Emacs supports you!

about a month ago

Emails Show Feds Asking Florida Cops To Deceive Judges About Surveillance Tech

torsmo Re:And? (251 comments)

Can't the courts take sua sponte action in the matter, when it is clear that the dept. of justice is quite brazenly violating the law?

about a month ago

Unisys Phasing Out Decades-Old Mainframe Processor For x86

torsmo Re:Half a century (113 comments)

I remember seeing a test match between Australia and New Zealand on Nine, which had the Unisys logo, if my memory serves me right.

about a month and a half ago

Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

torsmo Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (346 comments)

he was willing to break the oaths he took

I can't say whether Snowden did indeed do the above. He may have. But what about all these functionaries in the government who took an oath to protect and defend the U.S. constitution and have been willingly breaking them?

about 1 month ago

Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?

torsmo Re:Caravan (310 comments)

I didn't have one - too expensive.

You had a 30-foot catamaran, yet you found the expansion card to be expensive? Of course it's possible you inherited the vessel, still...

about 2 months ago

Rubik's Cube: 40 Years Old and Never Meant To Be a Toy

torsmo Re:Did it survive? (105 comments)

You will soon have super-toys that will last all summer long.

about 2 months ago

Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

torsmo Re:Editorial (475 comments)

we've got the 250MB data cap.

Goddamn! High speed ASCII porn!

about 2 months ago

Your Old CD Collection Is Dying

torsmo Re:Space is cheap, rip to FLAC (329 comments)

Well, I'm different from most people. In fact the ability able to tell apart flac from mp3 is my superpower, and I can do it while blind-folded, with stoppered ears, blocked-nose and with a plugged arsehole.

about 2 months ago

Electric Stimulation Could Help You Control Your Dreams

torsmo Re: insert PKD joke here (138 comments)

are you experiencing deja vi

He was trying out the experience over a 300 baud modem.

about 3 months ago

London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber

torsmo Re:When it settles (417 comments)

Two more or two fewer cars are at the root of all problems. Therefore, there should never be two cars.

about 3 months ago


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