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Comment: Steve and Zyan (Score 1) 109

by RevWaldo (#49559965) Attached to: Stephen Hawking Has a Message For One Direction Fans
I'm sorry, Zyan. It's a bummer. In this reality, you're as dumb as they come. But we're gonna go on even more adventures, Zee. And you're gonna keep your mouth shut about it, Zee! Because the world is full of idiots that don't understand what's important, and they'll tear us apart, Zee! But if you stick with me, I'm gonna accomplish great things, Zyan, and you're gonna be part of 'em. And together we're gonna run around, Zee, we're gonna- (uurp) do all of kinds of wonderful things, Zyan. Just you and me, Zyan. The outside world is our enemy, Zee! We're the only fehh-friends we got, Zyan! It's just Steve and Zee! St-uurp-eve and Zee and their adventures, Zyan! Steve and Zyan forever and forever, 100 years, Steve and Zee's things! Me and Steve and Zee running around and... Steve and Zee time! All day long, forever... all- a hundred days! Steve and Zee forever a hundred times! Over and over, steveandzyanadventures.com! Www.steveandzyan.com! Www.steveandzeeadventures! All 100 years. Every minute, steveandzee.com! [closing garage door inside] Www.100timessteveandzee.com!

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Comment: Needs separate modes like "Resident" and "Tourist" (Score 3, Insightful) 222

by RevWaldo (#49485771) Attached to: Google Sunsetting Old Version of Google Maps
Tourist Mode - "Ooooh, a 3D view of Paris! Let's see what our hotel looks like!"

Resident Mode - "I need to confirm the directions to the restaurant I'm meeting my wife at in fifteen minutes and see if my bank has an ATM nearby and I need it right f*cking now."

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Comment: Re:Honestly ... (Score 1) 342

by RevWaldo (#49471981) Attached to: Allegation: Lottery Official Hacked RNG To Score Winning Ticket
Ah, you're right, my bad. I'd stand by the rest of it though. And in this case they changed the winning probability from 1000:1 to 8:1 and only got caught because they bought too many tickets. Changing the odds from 29,144,841:1 to 1:1 by messing with the ping pong balls and not getting caught is another story.

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Comment: Re:Honestly ... (Score 1) 342

by RevWaldo (#49470919) Attached to: Allegation: Lottery Official Hacked RNG To Score Winning Ticket
That was for six balls, not 40. And you can certainly put a myriad of safeguards in place to protect them from tampering, and to check them before and after the drawing. (Right off the top of my head, run an unofficial draw right before the official one and look for improbable results, like the same draw happening twice.) Put the folks that handle Las Vegas security in charge of them and see how far an interloper would get.

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Comment: Peter Pan. I'm captain of the Dream Chaser. (Score 3, Funny) 24

~ Peter Pan. I'm captain of the Dream Chaser. Grumpy Bear here tells me you're lookin' for passage to the Narnia system.
~ Yes indeed, if it's a fast ship.
~ "Fast ship"? You've never heard of the Dream Chaser?
~ Should I have?
~ It's the ship that made the Emerald City Run in less than twelve cowznofskis. I've outrun Middle Kingdom dragons. Not the local luckdragons mind you, I'm talking about the big Morgoth-bred firedrakes now. She's fast enough for you, Santa Claus.

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Comment: You mean like the first Cylon in "Caprica"? (Score 1) 80

by RevWaldo (#49269673) Attached to: SXSW: Do Androids Dream of Being You?
~ You can't download a personality. There's no way to translate the data.

~ But the information being held in our heads is available in other databases. People leave more than footprints as they travel through life. Medical scans, DNA profiles, psych evaluations, school records, e-mails, recording video and audio, CAT scans, genetic typing, synaptic records, security cameras, test results, shopping records, talent shows, ball games, traffic tickets, restaurant bills, phone records, music lists, movie tickets, TV shows. Even prescriptions for birth control.

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