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Comment: Re:Landed OK but tipped over (Score 1) 117

by Adriax (#49474315) Attached to: SpaceX Dragon Launches Successfully, But No Rocket Recovery

I would assume they can fix the lateral velocity.
If it can land but fall over then it's going quite slowly laterally. Any real residual motion and it would have been reported bouncing/somersaulting off.

I'm sure worst case scenario is they invent the batarrang and launch 3-4 stabilizing tie down cables when it lands.

Comment: Re:GOP Flash Cards (Score 3, Insightful) 292

Unfortunately, even if the gropers were french muslim abortion doctors with middle eastern ties and we spin it as a full infiltration, they wouldn't dare shut down their security theater. Just replace the actors from the middle down and parade it as a victory against terrorism.

Comment: Re:Honestly ... (Score 2) 340

by Adriax (#49470513) Attached to: Allegation: Lottery Official Hacked RNG To Score Winning Ticket

Your first 4 words answered your own question.
It's just random racism. A troll post designed to elicit a predictable response so the trolls can convince themselves they're some kind of puppet master and therefor superior.

Since they're protected from meaningful responses by internet anonymity, just ignore them. And if you feel the overrhougiding need to respond, keep it short and simple.
Don't respond with humor though. That can be misinterpreted as a kindred spirit agreeing with them and getting in on the action.

Comment: Re:I think (Score 1) 71

by Adriax (#49411315) Attached to: USPTO Demands EFF Censor Its Comments On Patentable Subject Matter

Playing madlibs with redacted documents is fun.
"I think that if 'SEAN CONNERY' 'HIT A HOME RUN' then 'ASTRONOMY' because.'RAISIN' 'DANCE' 'FEVER'. Really.

Someone should make an app that turns redacted documents into adlib games. It would get the cellphone generation reading national security documents. Maybe even retain some info.

Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 349

by Adriax (#49374955) Attached to: Sign Up At Before Crooks Do It For You

Coast guard finds a locally unregistered megayacht floating in international waters without the owner present, claims it as maritime salvage. The owner can claim it by obtaining a deed, 10% sales tax plus salvage fees, berthing fees, security fees, and "keeping johnny and the other dock workers from having a little after work party in it" fees.

Comment: Re:Only mostly dead? (Score 5, Funny) 308

by Adriax (#49371515) Attached to: Attempted Breach of NSA HQ Checkpoint; One Shot Dead

So the scale goes:
Mostly dead- Slightly alive.
Pretty dead- Don't expect them at poker night next friday.
Dead dead- Attempted to invade the NSA.
All dead- Go through their pockets and look for loose change.
Extra dead- Now that's just excessive. I mean really, what possessed you to just keep going like that?
Un dead- Well congratulations. You killed it so hard it went far past Dead on the Life-Death scale and looped around to the other side.

Comment: Re:It depends (Score 3, Informative) 199

by Adriax (#49347801) Attached to: What Makes the Perfect Gaming Mouse?

I prefer using a trackball. But the only decent form factor (thumb ball, 3+button and scroll wheel) I can find is the logitech mx570, which has horrible life expectancy for the buttons.
My experiences have mirrored the reviews. 6 month average before the left or middle button stops clicking normally and starts going off randomly. The little springs in the buttons crap out and don't push the button back properly.

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir