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Comment Re:Hm, yes, similar (Score 4, Funny) 148

It was not immediately clear who destroyed the main electric pylons on Friday and Sunday...

Maybe they were using networking over power lines, and somebody (evil hacker!) arranged a DDOS such that all of the packets arrived at that pylon at the same time, causing that pylon to explode?

Did anyone else have the image of the phrase "You Must Construct Additional Pylons!" (or the local equivalent) being repeated over and over all over Crimea after this happened?

Comment Re:Logic (Score 1) 279

They have to populate all those new "islands" they're building in the middle of the ocean, otherwise they may not have a believable claim on them. Can't have them going around making unsubstantiated claims about them now, can we?

Comment Re:Danger? (Score 4, Funny) 196

"People are warned to keep a safe distance from the airship and tether as contact with them may present significant danger."

RTFA. The airship was at 16000 feet altitude. It's very dangerous to be at that altitude unless you have an airplane, parachute, or other safety device. To be safe, people should keep about 14000 - 15600* feet away.

(* ground elevation in this area varies from around 400 - 2000 feet, iirc)

Comment Lies and misdirection! (Score 4, Insightful) 47

Inevitable Chinese government response:

This webserver is in Chinese territory and always has been! There is no virus on our webserver! This 'Hague' organization has no claim to this webserver! The virus was put on the webserver as a warning to browsers from other counties to stay at least 12 links away! We advise the 'Hague'. side to think twice before action, not to conduct any rash action, and not to create trouble out of nothing!

Comment Re:memory loss defence? (Score 1) 602

Might be awkward (for them) should they call you while you're getting your costume ready for Comic-Con, Ren Fest, or some other 'role playing' activity. This of course would mandate that you stay in character for the duration (I'm thinking 'gimp' at minimum).

Double points if anyone flees/quits while you're there.

Triple points if you do anything that makes them want to burn the keyboard and/or chair you used after you leave.

Quad points if it's while you're still there.

Comment Re: Involuntary analog emissions (Score 1) 41

Of course the app got booted off the Apple app store because Apple wants to be the ones to decide when you have analog emissions.

Nice try, but Apple would never approve this app until the release of the iAnus, complete with a proprietary connection to the colon, requiring special toilet paper from your local Mac store, and featuring the latest wireless Browntooth connection to help you schedule emissions.

Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.