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Comment: Re:Explains the TV News (Score 1) 58

Yes, I grew up hearing this name for them, too. I never knew they even had any other name until I was in my teens, where I eventually heard their real name. Just one of the many old racist words for things that got phased out as the years went by. I can think of several, but I'm not gonna make a list.

Comment: Scotty in Trek's Voyage Home (Score 1) 1200

by GinRummy33 (#35458396) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?
The fakest looking keyboard skills are when Scotty inputs the formula for "transparent aluminum" into the computer in the movie Voyage Home (the one where they go back to modern day LA). He just kinda hovered his hands over the keys and randomly smacked his fingers over the buttons very fast. Will have to give props to the funny bit of talking into the mouse first, though.

Dying Man Shares Unseen Challenger Video 266

Posted by Soulskill
from the new-perspective-on-an-old-tragedy dept.
longacre writes "An amateur video of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion has been made public for the first time. The Florida man who filmed it from his front yard on his new Betamax camcorder turned the tape over to an educational organization a week before he died this past December. The Space Exploration Archive has since published the video into the public domain in time for the 24th anniversary of the catastrophe. Despite being shot from about 70 miles from Cape Canaveral, the shuttle and the explosion can be seen quite clearly. It is unclear why he never shared the footage with NASA or the media. NASA officials say they were not aware of the video, but are interested in examining it now that it has been made available."
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PlayStation Network Expanding To Involve Other Devices 63

Posted by Soulskill
from the making-toasters-smarter dept.
At CES, Sony's Kaz Hirai confirmed that the company will build out its PlayStation Network for use with other devices, such as televisions, Blu-ray players, and PCs. Quoting: "... the expansion starts next month with the availability of the PSN video store on these other devices, and Hirai explained they are constructing a mechanism to create a single user ID across the entire network (if you have a PSN account, it's good to go on any other applicable Sony device, and if you create one on another device, it'll work on PSN). And finally, Hirai also announced the formation of a new Sony division — called Sony Network Entertainment, Inc. — to drive this expansion of the PSN service into a Sony-wide network."

Comment: What about shirts, license plates, bumper stickers (Score 1) 452

by GinRummy33 (#27880617) Attached to: College Threatens Students Over Email Addresses
Don't have a SRJC bumper sticker or license plate either so people don't think your car is an official staff vehicle. Or wear a SRJC t-shirt or sweater so there is no confusion over whether you are part of the administration. Idiots. Logic of this type would pretty much kill any merchandising that the school sells.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil