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Comment: Re: Cost of making the USA piss their pants: Price (Score 2) 395 395

" Something I think Iran won't be doing unless they want to deal with every country in the region."

  Which is something we will never have to deal with because the worlds greatest spy network (Israel) will assure that all expenditures made toward nuclear proliferation are wasted at the most optimum timeline.

  If that had or will happen, chances are the world won't ever know.

Comment: Quickest way I know (Score 1) 479 479

"May I please speak to someone who speaks English as their native tongue?" Followed by, "I'm sorry but I have a hearing disability and it's real difficult for me to communicate with other than native speakers".

  Not a gaurentee but this generally expedites a solution.

Comment: FUD (Score 1) 48 48

"Some have worried drones could be used to leer at unsuspecting beachgoers or to see inside the homes lining the shore.

The wide angle lenses on the majority of prosumer/consumer devices make concerns over privacy ridiculous. And finally it's not a drone unless it's flying autonomously. Here it's a quadcopter with FPV video.


Comment: How to do this (Score -1, Troll) 2 2

Step 1: you need to delete the account you posted from completely. Don't worry because the next step will solve the account deletion issue and merge your account.

Step 2: Press and hold the ALT key then press the F4 key.


If you have problems in the future please call your mother and apologize.

Hardware Hacking

More About Dan Shapiro and the Glowforge CNC Laser Cutter (Video #2) 25 25

Yesterday Glowforge Co-Founder and CEO Dan Shapiro told us that the Glowforge machine is a CNC laser cutter and engraver, not a 3-D Printer -- even though the first words on Glowforge's main page are, "The First 3D Laser Printer," a description Dan says is there for people not familiar with things like laser cutters and 3-D printers, who want to call the Glowforge a 3-D printer even though people who know about this stuff know what it is at first glance. He also talks about his previous startup, Robot Turtles; what it is, how it came to be, and why kids like it so much. This interview is worth watching (or reading) for the Robot Turtles section alone, especially if you have children or are thinking about designing board games for kids.

Comment: Re:and dog eats tail (Score 1) 393 393

The section of rail where the accident occurred was shared with CSX who has been known for operating overweight trains that require much more frequent rail replacement. Many assume that the rails were at least a partial issue but you don't hear anyone talk about it.

Murphy's Law, that brash proletarian restatement of Godel's Theorem. -- Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"