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Comment: Re:right to not incriminate yourself? (Score -1) 1155 1155

As if the system is fair. I'm sure if you asked a judge if you are innocent until proven guilty, they will quickly say you are. But if you ask if you are innocent of each element of the alleged crime, the judge will probably hold you in contempt. Fair system, don't you think?

Comment: PPP (Score -1) 622 622

He later said that he actually got PPP working over it recently. He had to set up a custom PPP server with relaxed timeouts. "DNS alone saturated the line for minutes. 56 bit PING times were in the 5000ms range. The web 'just didn`t work' with that kind of latency. App protocols time out too. Wheeeee! :-)"

Comment: Mac vs. PC (Score 4, Funny) 131 131

Mac: Hi, I'm a Mac.

PC: And ... I'm ... a ... PC.

Mac: Wow, PC. You're really slow today.

PC: Yes ... I'm ... running ... AlloSphere ... research ... for ... UCSB ... ... today.

Mac: What exactly is the AlloSphere useful for?

PC: Scientifically, ... it ... is ... an ... instrument ... for ... gaining ... insight ... and ... developing ... bodily ... intuition ... about ... environments ... into ... which ... the ... body ... cannot ... venture: ... abstract, ... higher- ... -dimensional ... information ... spaces, ... the ... worlds ... of ... the ... very ... small ... or ... very ... large, ... and ... the ... realms ... of ... the ... very ... fast ... or ... very ... slow, ... in ... fields ... ranging ... from ... nanotechnology ... to ... theoretical ... physics, ... from ... proteomics ... to ... cosmology, ... from ... neurophysiology ... to ... the ... spaces ... of ... consciousness, ... and ... from ... new ... materials ... to ... new ... media.

Mac: Wow, that ... that sounds pretty amazing.

PC: It ... is.

Mac: Anything else?

PC: 42.

Mac: What does that even mean?

PC: I ... have ... no ... idea.

Overload -- core meltdown sequence initiated.

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