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Comment: Re:When I was 15... (Score 2) 230

by F34nor (#47834621) Attached to: Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

I once knew a guy who claimed to have built a computer operated grow room with a fail safe on the PC. He took a floppy disk a coated it in a friction sensitive flammable material. It was setup so if the computer rebooted than it would burn itself and the room down. Probably total bullshit but a good story.

Comment: Re:Mistake #1 (Score 3, Insightful) 116

by F34nor (#47822677) Attached to: Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

Same reason that Regence BCBS blew $500 million on their REMAC project trying to replace IBM mainframes with PCs. They listened to ass-hat consultants and ignored the nerds. If your computer consultant arrives in a suit and a Lincoln Town Car DON'T FUCKING LISTEN TO HIM.

Comment: Re:So, is there any shred of EVIDENCE? (Score 1) 202

by F34nor (#47786229) Attached to: How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

(Col.18).. .I found the god standing.. .he spoke to me: “I am Khnum, your creator, My arms are around you, to steady your body, to
(Col. 19) safeguard your limbs. I bestow on you rare ores upon rare ores since creation nobody ever processed them (to make stone) for building the temples of the gods or rebuilding the ruined temples”

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten