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Comment: Re:We almost lost two! (Score 3, Interesting) 113

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49195821) Attached to: Harrison Ford's Plane Crashes On Golf Course

Sigh. Nerds are the technological autists. The geek, in a circus, was the guy who bit off the head of a chicken and other gross stuff. In Revenge of the nerds, Booger was the only geek.

And the gay guy was just the gay guy.

Of course, the meaning of geek has wandered until it is used as a synonym for nerd, as words often do, but only a nerd could tell you that.

Comment: Re:Two things (Score 1) 245

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49188773) Attached to: Facebook Rant Lands US Man In UAE Jail

Bad example -- they agree not to spill it as a condition of employment, and are bound to it during, and after employment.

Whether Snowdon should be considered a hero or not is separate from whether he violated the law, which is not in dispute.

But news organizations are happily printing info as it is released, withot fear. Government is correctly criticized for hassling them and spying without warrants.

Comment: Re:One of my all time favourite reads (Score 1) 326

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49184105) Attached to: 'The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress' Coming To the Big Screen

There's a much better version of Starship Troopers anyway. It's called "Aliens".

Space marines, "bug hunt", fast drops onto planets, even female combat pilots, then a predicted thing, as them being smaller could take slightly more Gs.

Don't they credit him now?

Comment: Re:Easy life (Score 1) 207

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49160003) Attached to: Research Suggests That Saunas Help You Live Longer

So long as you dont clog the emergency room bay doors with your fat ass...

It's known the more a doctor performs a procedure, the better the outcome.

So when yourr slender ass pulls into the hospital at 70 with a heart attack, you're welcome.

I think this study should look into whether the saunas are melting fat out of the extremeties' vessels, especially capiillaries. Maybe helps keep vessels clear, lets heart work less hard.

Comment: Not trying indeed (Score 2) 98

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49147661) Attached to: Fighting Scams Targeting the Elderly With Old-School Tech

Ok, let's deal with abouy 80% of the dollars scammed out of retirees the past 30 years.

"What are you doing?"

"I'm putting a child block on all your home shopping channels, grampa."

These things specialize in convincing the lonely elderly the hosts are their friends, with peals of joy and friendship when purchases are made. Look! She likes me!

Spend thousands a week, blow thru $20,000 of savings in a month.

To quote a wise opinion on the subject from several years ago, "Kill yourselves."

"That's not very funny!"

"I'm not trying to be funny. Kill yourselves."

Comment: Re:Ah, Damnit... (Score 1) 514

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49137143) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

Ya, but who says phones want ugly, flat icons either?

Computer icon progression through the years:

1. Crappy line drawings done by a programmer at his desk.
2. Fancy, artsy drawings by a pro
3. 3D rendered pictures
4. 3D rendered animations

And now...

5. Back to simple line drawings some progammer did at his desk in 10 minutes. Download folder icon?

Really?!?!?

Mommy, what happens to your files when you die?

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