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Comment: Pavlov (Score -1) 425

by sa666u (#42715795) Attached to: Iran Says It Sent Monkey Into Space and Back
It's very interesting to observe the Pavlovian response of the American audience. Once ideology gets involved, all rationality goes out the window. I find it fascinating that a country ruled by religious elites, under heavy embargo, with networks under constant attack and scientist with bounties on their heads is able to develop a space program.

Comment: Re:Look at me, I'm special! (Score 0) 231

by sa666u (#42679735) Attached to: EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"
As I already said, if they liked the name, they should have registered it. Unfortunately "...they have for years" is totally meaningless in court. First come, first serve (legally speaking). I couldn't care less about how you feel about anything. You are "allowed" to print my comment and wipe your behind with it if it makes you happy.

Comment: Re:Look at me, I'm special! (Score -1, Flamebait) 231

by sa666u (#42679587) Attached to: EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"
I'm not confused at all. These people are having ridiculous, laughable demands, ergo I take the opportunity to mock and laugh at them. "Gaymer" is not an actual dictionary word, therefore can not be part of the public domain. If they liked the name so much, they should have registered it as a trademark.
PlayStation (Games)

Playstation Controller Runs Syrian Rebel Tank 232

Posted by samzenpus
from the up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-b-a-start dept.
SternisheFan writes "As Syria's rebels work to overthrow the tank-equipped Assad regime, they've learned that it helps to have tanks of their own. They deserve bonus points for integrating video game technology. This is no exaggeration. Have a look at the opposition forces' "100 percent made in Syria" armored vehicle, the Sham II. Named for ancient Syria and assembled out of spare parts over the course of a month, the Sham II is sort of rough around the edges, but it's got impressive guts. It rides on the chassis of an old diesel car and is fully encased in light steel that's rusted from the elements. Five cameras are mounted around the tank's outside, and there's a machine gun mounted on a turning turret. Inside, it kind of looks like a man cave. A couple of flat screen TVs are mounted on opposite walls. The driver sits in front of one, controlling the vehicle with a steering wheel, and the gunner sits at the other, aiming the machine gun with a Playstation controller."

Comment: Re:Futility at its purest (Score 1) 282

by sa666u (#41548133) Attached to: Gold Artifact To Orbit Earth In Hope of Alien Retrieval
One of my favorite quotes of all time - "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.". I'm quite misanthropic, so no, the examples you are giving do not make my heart warm. They are the achievements of few exceptional individuals, despite the rest of humanity, not thanks to the rest of humanity. The majority of us simply take credit for belonging to the same species and want to feel included. Whether our existence would be of interest to hypothetical intelligent extraterrestrial life is a philosophical question with many aspects so I'd refrain myself from making any assumptions.

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. -- Dr. Johnson