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Comment: More like ... (Score 1) 195

by Fustican (#30710064) Attached to: <em>Duke Nukem Forever</em> Not Dead? (Yes, This Again)
The Dead Collector: Bring out yer dead.
[a man puts the body of Duke Nukem on the cart]
Large Man with Dead Body: Here's one.
The Dead Collector: That'll be ninepence.
Duke Nukem: I'm not dead.
The Dead Collector: What?
Large Man with Dead Body: Nothing. There's your ninepence.
Duke Nukem: I'm not dead.
The Dead Collector: 'Ere, he says he's not dead.
Large Man with Dead Body: Yes he is.
Duke Nukem: I'm not.
The Dead Collector: He isn't.
Large Man with Dead Body: Well, he will be soon, he's very ill.
Duke Nukem: I'm getting better.
Large Man with Dead Body: No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment.
The Dead Collector: Well, I can't take him like that. It's against regulations.
Duke Nukem: I don't want to go on the cart.
Large Man with Dead Body: Oh, don't be such a baby.
The Dead Collector: I can't take him.
Duke Nukem: I feel fine.
Large Man with Dead Body: Oh, do me a favor.
The Dead Collector: I can't.
Large Man with Dead Body: Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
The Dead Collector: I promised I'd be at the Robinsons'. They've lost nine today.
Large Man with Dead Body: Well, when's your next round?
The Dead Collector: Thursday.
Duke Nukem: Damn. This conversation is pissing me off!
[Duke pulls out a big gun and blows everyone in sight away.]
Duke Nukem: I feel happy!

Comment: Re:Problem with wind and solar? (Score 1) 412

by Fustican (#28698881) Attached to: Expanding the Electricity Grid May Be a Mistake

... Has anyone considered the meteorological effects of removing all that energy from the atmosphere? ...

There are two reasons this shouldn't ever be a problem:

A) The issue which motivates us to move to clean energy sources is a buildup of excess thermal energy in the atmosphere. We're trying to reduce the energy in the atmosphere, just to get things back to normal.

B) Any energy we pull out of the atmosphere, either in the form of sunlight or wind will eventually end up back in the atmosphere anyway. Example: a solar cell collects energy, converts it to electricity, which is transmitted along high tension wires to New York, where it is converted back into heat by Mrs. Murphey's toaster, which is then vented back into the atmosphere by her air-conditioner.

Comment: Re:Your Bank and Insurance Companies (Score 1) 550

by Fustican (#26941119) Attached to: Who Poses the Greatest Threat To Your Privacy?

In my experience, Banks and insurance companies are far better about keeping tabs on their customers than the government is.

The problem is, it's supposed to be the government's responsibility to go to those banks and insurance companies and say: "You are required to keep that information private."

Lately it's tended to be something more like: "You have to keep that information private, but first you have to give us a copy of everything."

...which is fine, until the government decides it doesn't like you. Because your grocery store probably doesn't know when you had your last prostate exam either--just what you had for dinner, but the government can get both pieces of information if it wants to.

Consultants are mystical people who ask a company for a number and then give it back to them.

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