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Comment: Re:The greens... (Score 1) 73

by courteaudotbiz (#49050115) Attached to: EU Preparing Vast Air Passenger Database

Sorry, I should have specified that the Greens are against any form of ARTIFICIALLY POWERED transportation. I have even heard a green saying that we should limit our physical activities because, you know, we have to consume more food when we do exercise, and food production puts great strain on natural resources.

Well, can't we just actually live and let Darwinism do its job?

Comment: Re:This is your computer on Windows... (Score 2) 136

Bricking an OS? It's just like the guy don't actually know what a brick is. Bricking something is to break an actual object to the point where its only use is to be a doorstopper. Thie is the Urban Dictionnary quote:

As verb: to brick something. This is the action of rendering any small-medium size electronic device useless. This can happen whilst changing the firmware, soldering or any other process involving either hardware of software.

I bricked my mobile phone when I tried to install Linux on it.

Haha! "When I tried to install Linux on it". Sounds funny reading that thread...

Comment: Re:When will they realize (Score 4, Informative) 303

Why would someone want to buy or illegally download a book telling how to pass a polygraphic test, while there is one freely available. This books is called "The Lie Behind The Lie Detector", and it is available as a PDF here

I used this book back in the days to pass the polygraph test in the RCMP recruitment process, and I succeeded. I finally refused the job, but got through all the process pretty easily.

+ - Gmail down... again?-> 1

Submitted by Landy DeField
Landy DeField (2899899) writes "Tried accessing your Gmail today? You may be faced with "Temporary Error (500)" error message. Tried to get more detailed information by clicking on the "Show Detailed Technical Info" link which loads a single line... "Numeric Code: 5". Clicked on the App status dashboard link. All were green except for the Admin Control Panel / API. Took a glance 2 minutes ago and now, Google mail and Google Drive are orange and Admin Control Panel / API is red. Look forward to the actual ..."Detailed Technical Info" on what is going on."
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Comment: Re:Idiotic approach (Score 1) 74

by courteaudotbiz (#43070503) Attached to: AirBurr UAV Navigates By Crashing Into Things
Crashing into things will slow you down, so you lose a lot of energy in the process of slowing down and get back to speed. I thinks it's worth having collision avoidance instead of collision detection (network guy reference...). Didn't RTFA, though IMHO, it is better to crash photons/sound and then detect it to avoid actual crash...

"You know, we've won awards for this crap." -- David Letterman