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Game Characters Controlled By Player's Emotions

zaxus Re:Hope and Change ? (44 comments)

(Oblig) You mad bro?

Sorry, had to be done.

about 3 months ago
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Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

zaxus Screwed Either Way (440 comments)

Costco is screwed no matter which option they choose here. If they had donated the peanut butter, the headlines would have been "Costco donates potentially tainted peanut butter to NM food banks." Either way, they end up with a tarnished image, even if all of the peanut butter is untainted.

In this case it sounds like the product was damaged anyway, with peanut oil leaking out of the jars, so they made a decision not to sell or donate damaged merchandise. Since they were screwed either way, this was likely the least damaging of the two options.

about 5 months ago
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IAU To Uwingu: You Can't Name That Martian Crater Either

zaxus Re:For as little as $5 (125 comments)

FTFY. "Fundraising" implies there's actually something legitimate to raise funds for, like beating cancer, or kids.

I didn't know beating kids was a worthwhile fundraiser....just saying....

about 6 months ago
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How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix

zaxus Re:Fitting rooms (385 comments)

...Jeff Bezos could drive revenues by publicly shitting in to a box of squirrels.

I, for one, would pay to see that, so maybe there are in fact some revenue opportunities in squirrel shitting...who knew?

about 10 months ago
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Canonical Targets Ubuntu Privacy Critic

zaxus Oblig. Freakazoid Reference (259 comments)

"NO! Get out of here with that Ubuntu, and lay off the poor Linux, will ya?! SHEEZE! You're a creep! Go away, we were having a good time until you showed up, Canonical! ARGH! Go have some coffee with cream, or something! Because I'll tell you something! This is a happy place!"

Seriously, I'm going back to Debian after this crap...

about 10 months ago
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USAF Strips 17 Officers of Nuclear Launch Authority

zaxus Re:Always the same (173 comments)

The weak link is always humans.

Which is why we will soon be switching all nuclear launch authority to WOPR and/or Skynet...

about a year ago
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New Camera Sensor Filter Allows Twice As Much Light

zaxus A DSLR for Squant (170 comments)

Finally, a DSLR that can detect squant!

about a year and a half ago
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Intel Details Handling Anti-Aliasing On CPUs

zaxus Re:Bah, humbug, tech writers need help (190 comments)

You know what most people would call embarassingly parallel sex? Infidelity.

Not exactly. Infidelity would be serial (you sleep with your SO, then you sleep with your outside partner). Embarrassingly parallel is more like a 3-way or a circle jerk...

Just sayin'.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Suffers Yet More Security Breaches

zaxus Re:Was it really worth it, Sony? (288 comments)

...sock puppet in prison...

I don't think they can use Slashdot from prison, no matter how many accounts they have...

more than 3 years ago
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Australians Look To SkyNet For SKA Telescope

zaxus Re:Can we quit the Skynet references? (59 comments)

No Doubt third wave references will show up. That's the Impression that I Get, anyway...

more than 3 years ago
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VMware Causes Second Outage While Recovering From First

zaxus Re:Game Over (215 comments)

NOOO! The cake is a lie!!!!

more than 3 years ago
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A Look Inside the Bustling Cybercrime Marketplace

zaxus Re:Cybercriminals? (44 comments)

Semaphore? What kind of weak sauce namby-pamby bullshit is that?

Us real cyber-criminals use smoke signals, n00b.

more than 3 years ago
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Erdos' Combinatorial Geometry Problem Solved

zaxus Re:Mildly Ambiguous (170 comments)

I'm sorry, I'm a geek; I don't understand sports metaphors. :-)

more than 3 years ago
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Vatican Chooses Open FITS Image Format

zaxus Re:Petabytes (223 comments)

If you have to tell us it's an asshole-ish statement, it's not...oh wait, it was. Nevermind.

more than 4 years ago
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The LHC, Black Holes, and the Law

zaxus Re:STFU (467 comments)

"Cats and dogs, living together; mass hysteria!" - Peter Venkman

more than 4 years ago
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Duke Nukem For Never

zaxus Re:RIP DNF (565 comments)

> ...udder crap...

I'm not typically a grammar nazi, but please people: udders don't crap, they produce milk. The phrase is "utter crap". Thank you. That is all.

more than 5 years ago
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Do We Need Running Shoes To Run?

zaxus Re:Of course we don't need running shoes (776 comments)

Earlier the female chose her mate by his fitness. Today, she chooses him by the size of his wallet. Evolution 2.0, if you will.

I would argue that she's still choosing her mate by fitness. A "large wallet" is indicative of societal fitness. In civilization, physical fitness has decreased in reproductive importance as it no longer has a significant bearing on our ability to survive and protect the family. The size of the wallet, however, is a very good indication of how well a mate can provide for the family.

more than 5 years ago
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Colbert Wins Space Station Name Contest

zaxus Re:My write in (471 comments)

I wish I had mod points. Best post I've seen in a long time. Candlejack! That's just bril

more than 5 years ago

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