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Comment: Re:$5000 per figure??? WTF? (Score 1) 164

by SilverAlicorn (#36989192) Attached to: NASA Sends Lego Figures to Jupiter
NASA doesn't just chuck stuff on a rocket and launch it on an interplanetary mission. TFA mentions that LEGO had to design them so as not to interfere with the probe's measurements. This is a gravimetric survey of the planet, so the center-of-gravity of the probe has to be a very finely-known factor. There had to have been a fair amount of careful design and testing on both NASA's and LEGO's parts. Those rocket scientists aren't cheap!

Comment: Re:don't compete on specs (Score 1) 520

by SilverAlicorn (#35417096) Attached to: iPad 2 Forces Samsung To Reevaluate Galaxy Tab
The problem is, once you've built a tablet with a capacitive screen AND the ability to display modern web content, you've already gone way past the $100 price point and have specs comparable to or exceeding the iPad. AJAX applications and HTML5 need some pretty hefty processing power as it is.

+ - Shards of Dalaya - Custom Everquest Server-> 4

Submitted by AAMP31B
AAMP31B (1287332) writes ""Shards of Dalaya is a total conversion emulated server for ye good olde EverQuest 1. It's one of the most successful EQ1 emulated server to date, having been running for close to seven years and sporting a playerbase of several thousand active accounts, reaching upwards of 475 players online every night. They've taken EverQuest, spun it around, and created something of a hybrid between the classic game and something new of thier own. They've done their best to eliminate the real hassles and boredom of the original game, without taking away the danger and challenge. Poopsocking is there, but downtime is significantly reduced, and all classes can solo, albiet with varying efficiency. Raids are there, but they've slimmed them down to 18 players, to make everyone absolutely vital to the raid instead of just another cog in a huge raiding machine. Dungeons are there, full with nice loot and frogloks. There are ~160 zones with some 9000+ NPCs and 15000+ items, all created by SoD's own developers. Nothing has been directly copied from the original game, it's essentially an entirely new game in the EQ client.""
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+ - Church of Scientology violates Federal Law-> 5

Submitted by
FreedomToThink
FreedomToThink writes "This is a very long story I'm sure the editors will have fun with, but I couldn't see how to cut it down at all.

On the eve of the Ides of March protest, from the source of the recent 'Anonymous' submitted CCHR leak on wikileaks, comes this message

"Dear $cientology,You attempt injunctions.I respond.Shall we continue the game? Much Love, DEEP CLAM"

Included was yet another PDF this time including yet more emails leaked from a Church of Scientology front group.

Vote Rigging?

From: "Mike Kaplan" <mkaplan@tampabay.rr.com>
To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;>
Subject: Fw: RE-ELECT FRANK HIBBARD, MAYOR OF CLEARWATER
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 11:53:07 -0400

See below. Everyone in Clearwater MUST vote. Every vote will be needed to be
sure Hibbard gets re-elected. The alternative is Rita Garvey who is an SP.

— Original Message —
From: Shelly <mailto:shelly.bauer@Earthlink.net> Bauer
To: Shelly Bauer <mailto:shelly.bauer@earthlink.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2008 8:09 AM
Subject: RE-ELECT FRANK HIBBARD, MAYOR OF CLEARWATER

DO YOUR PART
RE-ELECT FRANK HIBBARD
MAYOR OF CLEARWATER
VOTE!!!
JANUARY 29TH
TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED!

Lunch with your preferred Presidential candidates for a high price?

ONE SEAT LEFT

I have arranged a private one-hour luncheon with Ron Paul on 11/28 in St.
Pete when he will be in town for the CNN/YouTube Republican debate.

This luncheon is reserved for $1000+ donors to Ron Paul's presidential
campaign. 19 people so far have paid and confirmed and will have the honor
and pleasure of having lunch and communicating with Ron Paul directly.


From the head of the "Non Proffit" CCHR Bruce Wiseman

Go the the HELP committee website. The link is here.
http://help.senate.gov/About.html
Here you will see the names of the Committee members on the left hand
side
of the page. Please go to the individual websites of the Republican =
members
(this will take just a bit of leg work on your part by putting their =
name
into Google) and calling their office or sending a fax to them (email is =
the
least effective) stating your opposition to S. 1375 The Mother's Act.


Currently, the law prohibits political campaign activity by charities and churches by defining a 501(c)(3) organization as one "which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office."

An OCMB (Operation Clambake Message Board)regular adds :

I downloaded myself a copy and started looking through them. I found an interesting one on pages 47-48.
http://rapidshare.com/files/99292051/CCHRLeak3.pdf.html

Karin Pouw of OSA of CofS writes a message.
It's forwarded by Michael Genung. He's the guy who runs ACSR, Association for Citizens Sociel Reform. http://www.citizensforsocialreform.org/ ["CSR Background and Philosopy: CSR was founded in 2001 by a group of Scientologists and other like-minded individuals concerned with the escalating social ills in society. CSR's purpose is to work with in the field of public policy to bring about more effective and humane solutions to these social ills of illiteracy, criminality substance abuse and general decay of character."]

Then it's forwarded by Doyle Mills, of LEAF fame (Letters to the Editor Attack Force).
Then it's forwarded by Mary C. (possibly one of two Mary C's I'm thinking of, but unsure).
Then it's forwarded by Mike Kaplan, another person who runs an email list and forwards CCHR type stuff to CofS members.

If that ain't stringing a line from the CofS to CCHR and the CofS front group ("grassroots") movements, then I don't know what is!


Apologies in advance as the Enturbulation servers will not be up to a slashdotting so the Coral Cache link is here Enturbulation Discussion (already cached for you)

ANYONE CAN REPORT TAX FRAUD DIRECTLY TO THE IRS : http://www.irs.gov/compliance/enforcement/article/0,,id=106778,00.html It does require that you print out and mail in an actual hardcopy, but it does not require you to identify yourself.

Just a casual user passing on a message from the Enturbulation forum, this is already out there, there's no reason to attack the messenger."

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