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Comment: Re:Gah. (Score 1) 384

by gmac63 (#34562788) Attached to: 'Tron: Legacy' Director Explains the Tron World

It isn't a re-make. Please stop your useless uninformed conjecture.

We know its not a remake. Its an evolution of what Flynn's character after the first movie. We understand that. I have to tell ya tho, It is one of my 4 favorite movies and just plain fun. It's Disney so that tells you something too.

Take the original TRON for what its worth.

Comment: Re:"awesomely bad 80s graphics" (Score 1) 384

by gmac63 (#34562408) Attached to: 'Tron: Legacy' Director Explains the Tron World

No shit. That's what made the whole movie. In fact, I WISH they would have kept the graphics the way they were. Granted the names :RAM, MCP, CLU, TRON (yes the name is kinda hokey, but...) At least it gave you a whole 'you are truly in cyberspace' look and feel. From what I've seen, its 'lets remake reality as real as we can". Lost the cyber mystique totally.

Comment: Come on folks... (Score 2, Insightful) 469

by gmac63 (#34382628) Attached to: WikiLeaks Should...

Please tell me that a simple PFC could steal this kind of information. You can't be serious. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but if I were, this would have the Kennedy Assassination beat by a long mile.

I'm not in the military but I have been in plenty of military datacenters. They just don't let PFCs in unless they are cleaning the floors.

I bet this kid didn't even exist. I bet the 'leak' was intentional. Wouldn't surprise me.

Comment: Re:If you just gotta.... (Score 1) 107

by gmac63 (#34208758) Attached to: Microsoft Patents Foot Computing

Right. My point exactly.

http://blog.games.com/2010/10/27/mother-shakes-baby-to-death-for-interrupting-farmville/

Do you know how insanely boring it is to sit in a rocking chair and stare at a wall for 8 hours a day to breastfeed your baby? I've gotten quite far in Angry Birds on my iPhone in the 10 weeks since my son was born. I would kill for a full computer I could operate without my hands.

Space

Collision of Two Asteroids Spotted For the First Time 31

Posted by timothy
from the delicious-space-dust dept.
sciencehabit writes "Astronomers report that a small asteroid located in the inner asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter took a major hit early last year. Previously rendered only in artists' conceptions, the first asteroid collision known in modern times revealed itself in a tail of debris streaming from what astronomers at first assumed was a comet. Instead of a steady stream of dust, however, they found boulders near the object with dust moving away from them."

Comment: Why not have this sooner? (Score 1) 116

by gmac63 (#33839178) Attached to: Pioneer Preps Laser Heads-Up Display For Cars

Why haven't we had this sooner? Seems a no-brainer to put most car display on a HUD. I'm talking basic automotive display not navigation or other distracting display. We need this NOW. Maybe more people would be more conscious of what they are doing, what the condition of the car is and gee, keep their eyes up and more on the road.

Just my $.02

Space

Pluto — a Complex and Changing World 191

Posted by timothy
from the can-imagine-quite-a-bit dept.
astroengine writes "After 4 years of processing the highest resolution photographs the Hubble Space Telescope could muster, we now have the highest resolution view of Pluto's surface ever produced. Most excitingly, these new observations show an active world with seasonal changes altering the dwarf planet's surface. It turns out that this far-flung world has more in common with Earth than we would have ever imagined."

Comment: Re:Stink filled Paint balls (Score 1) 770

by gmac63 (#30269184) Attached to: Air Cannon Ties Pirates In Knots

Why not make a paint ball - filled with wretched smelling stuff/tear gas, etc - incapacitate the whole boat.
Or make it filled with infra red visible paint - then the Navy can do a flyover, pick out the boat and sink it.

Requires accurate aim. This device seems to act like a broader ranging weapon. Also environmental concerns using inks/dyes/chemicals. Comments have been made that this device's net or rope is also a hazard to marine life. Quite possibly, but at that distance from shore I wonder what would be affected.

Education

US Colleges Say Hiring US Students a Bad Deal 490

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the talking-to-you-cliff dept.
theodp writes "Many US colleges and universities have notices posted on their websites informing US companies that they're tax chumps if they hire students who are US citizens. 'In fact, a company may save money by hiring international students because the majority of them are exempt from Social Security (FICA) and Medicare tax requirements,' advises the taxpayer-supported University of Pittsburgh (pdf) as it makes the case against hiring its own US students. You'll find identical pitches made by the University of Delaware, the University of Cincinnati, Kansas State University, the University of Southern California, the University of Wisconsin, Iowa State University, and other public colleges and universities. The same message is also echoed by private schools, such as John Hopkins University, Brown University, Rollins College and Loyola University Chicago."

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