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Comment: Re:All downhill since the '70s (Score 1) 249 249

Gold-lettered brands
Black panels
4.1 Surround sound
Audiophiles like Robert Harley (google him and his opinion on ABX testing)
Treble-Bass (the musical genre)
CDs and the loudness war
9.3 Surround sound
Apple. iPod
Blue LEDs
Giant plastic speakers covered in blue LEDs
Multi speaker enclosures in a single stack, so they can't even do stereo
DJ decks with imitation turntables
Consumers who don't give a fuck
Now even Robert Harley doesn't give a fuck
22.2 surround sound
I don't give a fuck anymore

Comment: Re:It's all "asteroids this" and "comets that"... (Score 1) 46 46

...isn't Earth what happens when a gazillion "asteroids and comets" bump into each other?

While everything on Earth came from comets (and asteroids, which are basically just sun-dried comets), this isn't about Earth. It is about one minor detail on Earth called Life.

That said: Another day, another proposed abiogenesis mechanism. I am looking forward to the day one of these gets promoted to a model.

Comment: Re:obviously they should track the sun (Score 3, Funny) 327 327

What article?

Don't you read the newspaper?

There are two kinds of solar systems: "passive" systems collect the sunlight that hits your home, and "active" systems collect the sunlight that hits your neighbors' homes, too.

-- Dave Barry, "Postpetroleum Guzzler"

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (5) All right, who's the wiseguy who stuck this trigraph stuff in here?