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Comment: Try this at your job. (Score 1) 609

by chopper749 (#49234723) Attached to: Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server

Tell your boss that the corporate email system is inconvenient, so you set up a private server at your house.
Have all of your contacts send all of your emails to your private account.
If your company wants backups to comply with any laws, tell them you will provide them, but only if you think they are relevant.

See how long you keep your job.

Comment: Everbody sing along! (Score 1) 1385

by chopper749 (#27613633) Attached to: Obama Proposes High-Speed Rail System For the US
Well, sir, there's nothing on earth Like a genuine, Bona fide, Electrified, Six-car Monorail! What'd I say? Ned Flanders: Monorail! Lyle Lanley: What's it called? Patty+Selma: Monorail! Lyle Lanley: That's right! Monorail! [crowd chants `Monorail' softly and rhythmically] Miss Hoover: I hear those things are awfully loud... Lyle Lanley: It glides as softly as a cloud. Apu: Is there a chance the track could bend? Lyle Lanley: Not on your life, my Hindu friend. Barney: What about us brain-dead slobs? Lyle Lanley: You'll be given cushy jobs. Abe: Were you sent here by the devil? Lyle Lanley: No, good sir, I'm on the level. Wiggum: The ring came off my pudding can. Lyle Lanley: Take my pen knife, my good man. I swear it's Springfield's only choice... Throw up your hands and raise your voice! All: Monorail! Lyle Lanley: What's it called? All: Monorail! Lyle Lanley: Once again... All: Monorail! Marge: But Main Street's still all cracked and broken... Bart: Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken! All: Monorail! Monorail! Monorail! [big finish] Monorail! Homer: Mono... D'oh!

Comment: Re:Science has a high burden of proof. (Score 1) 186

by chopper749 (#26951413) Attached to: Strange Globs Could Signal Water On Mars
I was offer a position with the Astronaut core in 1999. The pay was laughable, and the odds of getting a ride were 1:40 at the time, which dropped of majorly after Colombia. I'm very happy that I didn't go work for NASA. So now I have a job designing fire fighting equipment, designing sensor systems to deactivating airbags when children are in the front seat, and new medical products that are going to change the way back surgery is performed and reducing the operation time from hours to less then 30 minutes and will allow the patient to walk out of the hospital. Or I could go look for water on mars. But I have NOTHING to do the font kerning on Ubuntu.

Comment: Re:Science has a high burden of proof. (Score 1) 186

by chopper749 (#26951299) Attached to: Strange Globs Could Signal Water On Mars
I'm just saying it's funny that they had no way to detect water ON THE LANDER. It looks like the thing is dripping wet. Maybe they didn't expect to actually land IN water, but couldn't they have come up with a way to detect if the lander was dripping with some sort of liquid! Seems like there should have been some sort of simple test to see if it was liquid. They could have vibrated the thing to see if the drops wiggle.

All great discoveries are made by mistake. -- Young