NASA: grow some balls, you gutless bastards. People are going to die in space. Its going to happen and there is no way around that. Now get off you asses and put some people on Mars. Every person who goes on that trip knows that it is going to be a one way journey and the only person fretting over it is you.
In any event, it is likely to get worse before it gets better.
"Working for Microsoft is like being raped by a drunken billy-goat while falling down a three hundred foot high pile of chocolate chips."
2 Billion dollars is a ridiculous amount to pay for patents
Well TBH it was 400 million and 1.6 billion in stocks.
...So it went for 400 million? ZING! Honestly, who would want to hold FB stock? I'd only take it as part of a deal if I could dump it the next day wall street was open for trading.
I posted in a prior article that I think this is Facebook making a play for the future Google glass market. Portable computing is the big thing now (iPad,etc), and Glass is the next market. Oculus is very similar in nature to Google glass, so if you want to get into the market without playing too much catch up, you dump 2 billion in buying up someone with knowledge and patents in the field.
*COUGH**COUGH* GOOGLE GLASS
Facebook wants to compete with Google. They think Glass is the next iPad, and are trying to get in the game.
The sad thing is, is when it happens, the mouth breathing anti-government radicals will insist that 'they knew it was bound to happen, because gay black heathens have taken over the gubbermint, and baby Jeebuz wanted to see them burn.'
(Of course they are technically right, because Baby Jeebuz was a 8 foot long monitor lizard with pyrokinesis.)
Russia or China couldn't create that much chaos by cashing in all at once. Likely there would be a slight dip in the value of the dollar, and then everyone else in the world would swoop in an buy it all up at a bargain price to make a killing after the dollar stabilized.
Aside: good to know that the US doesn't have a monopoly on blowhard nationalist idiots like Limbaugh.
I mock your claims further:
I can burn chicken bones to detect lies. To claim that the ash patterns could never detect a lie is just flat out wrong.
Sure. That means they are imperfect. It does NOT mean their results have "no connection" to lying. Burned chicken bones are not perfect. Their accuracy is far below the "reasonable doubt" threshold needed for evidence in court. But to extrapolate from that and claim that they don't work at all is nonsense. They are "good enough" for preliminary screening.
Hey, flipping coins will get you 50% accuracy, so a polygraph is at least that good, right? Can you at least find a study that that proves that?
Grow the fuck up and learn some respect for a different perspective / belief.
I believe that god is seventeen giant, 65 foot long orange lizards, all who are named 'Ralph'. They have mile long, glittering prehensile cocks that drag behind them. Ralph^17 will sail invisibly across the sky once per hour, where all humans on the planet must turn to the South, and bow while chanting, 'Rubber Button' for one minute in order to avoid Ralph's divine and righteous wrath. His son is a stop sign three miles south of Yuma, and all who are able must journey to see him once in their life, lest they be dammed to spend Christmas vacation in New Jersey for all eternity. I demand the same respect that these goofy christian mono-godders get, up to and including wording on American money acknowledging Ralph^17's almighty farts. BOW, HEATHENS!
I mock you sir, for failing to respect that some people's perspective and beliefs are that 'invisible shit isn't real, and that you should call out the Emperor as naked when he is'.