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Comment Re:Soviets actually bought IBM machines (Score 1) 56 56

I'm intrigued as to what the inputs to this algorithm were. You know, garbage in = garbage out and all that. Especially given that (I assume this predates genetic tests and ultrasound) things like roundness of the bump or which tit itches most have been proven again and again and again to be utter bollocks.

Also, don't they have neutral colours there?

I really wonder about Russians sometimes, and not just when they have elections.

Comment Re:I don't get it,... five a day? (Score 1) 266 266

Or as we used to say back in the 80's[1], lunch is for wimps. Still made me giggle.

Flavor is an impediment to Productivity(tm). Concern for presentation is an impediment to Agility(tm).

There's the basis of a rap in there somewhere.

1] 1980s, before any fixiejockeys chime in.

Comment Re:I don't get it,... five a day? (Score 1) 266 266

The military have been using MREs and similar things for over half a century, which all taste awful but not as bad as your allies' ones. Similar items exist for disaster relief agencies & hikers.

This isn't a solution looking for a problem, it's a solution looking for a problem that's already been solved.

Comment Re:Sounds great! (Score 1) 161 161

With few exceptions, driving slower saves gas, so that gay boy should get a credit for gas saved.

One of the exceptions is low speeds, i.e. ones similar to a typical urban hiptard cyclist.

The 55 mph speed limit on US interstates was introduced during an oil shortage. It's not a coincidence.

Comment Re:Doesn't help criminals (Score 1) 301 301

But young kids nowadays have Unicode smiley's to work with.

Does Unicode have a special character[1] for an apostrophe that shouldn't be there because nothing belongs to the smiley, or at least if it does it hasn't been mentioned in the sentence?

[1] Or whatever it is they call them. Avatars, or flavorchords, or somesuch poncy shite.

It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. -- Abraham Lincoln