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Comment: sounds like a pinky and the brain episode (Score 1) 47

by CaptainStumpy (#48338217) Attached to: NASA Pondering $1.5 Million Stratospheric Airship Competition
.. No Pinky. We enter the contest, and design our pirate airship to control all other contestant's airships. After successfully maneuvering all of them into the path of the sun, thereby blocking out all sunlight, we hold the world hostage until the everyone recognizes me as their unquestioned leader! Yes!

+ - Court Order: Butterfly Labs Bitcoins to be sold.->

Submitted by MrBingoBoingo
MrBingoBoingo (3481277) writes "In a new development in the Case against Butterfly Labs, the Court overseeing the case has ordered bitcoins held by Butterfly Labs to be turned over to the Court appointed temporary receiver. The order also gives the receiver authorization to convert the bitcoins "to cash on a systematic and reasoned basis." The justification for this measure is at least to ostensibly create reserves with which refunds for Butterfly Labs customers may be paid from."
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Comment: First, "Glory Days" definition needed. (Score 1) 236

by CaptainStumpy (#47229307) Attached to: Are the Glory Days of Analog Engineering Over?
Welcome to the future! If you mean what I think you mean, then I agree. The "glory days" are gone. There are less analog designs being done, and they are replaced with more complex digital systems. Some of these are better, but none are as elegant as pure analog. I also think the "glory days" of the WWW are also gone. There are simply less (none) HTML only sites being created, and they are getting replaced with..well everything they can cram into your face. Welcome to the future!

Comment: sounds like an ad for the future fast lane (Score 5, Funny) 129

Xfinity video in your face 4650% faster! Xfinity introduces the RLNC fast lane data transmission! Its like an over caffeinated jaguar solving linear matrices while orbiting the earth in the space shuttle and doing coke. RAAAWRR! Don't like the jaguar? Tough floating jaguar shit, you don't have a choice! We own teh tubes! ©omcastic!

Comment: Re:100 foam plastic balls of orange color (Score 1) 233

by CaptainStumpy (#46668795) Attached to: Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

Why about 100 foam plastic balls of orange color with a plastic orange flag and LED light (blinking for 3-4 months after contact with water) cannot be placed inside the fuselage on an aircraft which costs hundreds of millions? The size could be of a tennis ball, an additional weight and cost almost zero.

This is a great thought. If something like this works it would save tens of millions.

"Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows." -- Robert G. Ingersoll