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Comment: Re:Incredible (Score 1) 957

by dennypayne (#32692834) Attached to: The worst I've ever been in trouble w/ the law ...
There's quite a few of us who own "overpriced sports cars" that take them to the track, learn their capabilities, and are courteous drivers on the road that know how to take advantage of the performance safely. I am much more concerned about the judgement of those people that dress up a car that isn't designed for speed and think they know what they are doing.

Comment: Re:How about a couple of.... (Score 1) 361

by dennypayne (#30659830) Attached to: Fixing Security Issue Isn't Always the Right Answer

You don't even need turnstiles. DFW has quite a few exits that are normal "push-bar" doors, and they have some sort of motion detector that senses if someone starts to walk the wrong way and sounds an alarm. The alarm will also trigger if someone begins to walk out and then turns around to go back into the terminal past the "you must continue to exit" sign. They still post a guard, but presumably they will notice the alarm pretty quickly.

It's much faster than a turnstile (DFW does have those too) and seems to work pretty well.


Antarctic's First Plane, Found In Ice 110

Posted by timothy
from the ice-tractor-cometh dept.
Arvisp writes "In 1912 Australian explorer Douglas Mawson planned to fly over the southern pole. His lost plane has now been found. The plane – the first off the Vickers production line in Britain – was built in 1911, only eight years after the Wright brothers executed the first powered flight. For the past three years, a team of Australian explorers has been engaged in a fruitless search for the aircraft, last seen in 1975. Then on Friday, a carpenter with the team, Mark Farrell, struck gold: wandering along the icy shore near the team's camp, he noticed large fragments of metal sitting among the rocks, just a few inches beneath the water."

Whatever Happened To Second Life? 209

Posted by Soulskill
from the i-blame-ralph dept.
Barence writes "It's desolate, dirty, and sex is outcast to a separate island. In this article, PC Pro's Barry Collins returns to Second Life to find out what went wrong, and why it's raking in more cash than ever before. It's a follow-up to a feature written three years ago, in which Collins spent a week living inside Second Life to see what the huge fuss at the time was all about. The difference three years can make is eye-opening."

Comment: Re:Still Better than Chaney (Score 2, Informative) 550

by dennypayne (#28002881) Attached to: Biden Reveals Location of Secret VP Bunker
She's (rightly) ridiculed for it because it wasn't a geography quiz, it was her response to inquiries about her foreign policy experience. Only someone trying to put some sort of positive spin on Sarah Palin would defend her saying this. It was a laughably dumb response, "100% true" or not.

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.