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Comment: Re:Time to... (Score 1) 449

by sexconker (#48032013) Attached to: Ebola Has Made It To the United States

You're an idiot, Starscream.

You stop the unsecured flights from coming out.
You allow secured flights going into and coming out of secured areas.
You then transfer supplies to the workers securing and treating other areas.
If containment protocols fail, you update your list of secured areas.

The ONLY ways to stop this shit are to vaccinate (or cure) everyone OR to contain the disease.
We have failed to contain the disease, and now the only country in the world capable of doing a damn thing either way (vaccination (or cure) or containment) is infected.

GP is absolutely correct - we should have gone full Madagascar on this shit as soon as the fear and unrest was evident. The areas currently badly hit by this disease are going to take the rest of the world out with them if we don't crack down ASAP.

Comment: Re:Strange rewards for top funding level (Score 1) 102

Why would they give me money as a reward for funding them with money?

They give you a $200 per diem at CES. But.. why not just make the reward level that much cheaper? I don't get it.

Probably because the per diem is up to $200.
So if you average $150 then they're "saving" $50/day vs reducing the price of the reward tier.

Comment: Re:I like Buicks... (Score 1) 267

by sexconker (#48022539) Attached to: Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

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Did he get a new car?
Maybe he got a raise.
Good for him.
Good for her.

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That's not a Buick!
That's, what I tooooooold him!

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Pick me up?
K I'm here.
Where?
In the Buick.
I don't see a Buick!

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Comment: Re:Emerita (Score 1) 191

by sexconker (#48017887) Attached to: The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

No, it's fucking wrong. They even put the adjective in the wrong spot in order to mimic Latin. It's like saying "Joe Schmoe, professor retired". If you want to use it as an adjective in your title, then it has to be before the thing it modifies. This is how English works.
Alternatively, if it's a minor designation you could do "professor (retired)".

Which is it? Is it an English word following English rules? If so, then it has no gender and it should come before the word "professor".

If it's a Latin word, then it's wrong for all the reasons in my other post.

Comment: Emerita (Score 1) 191

by sexconker (#48012577) Attached to: The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

Mary Ann Cooper, professor emerita

Stop this shit, academia. Learn Latin if you want to use Latin words to make yourself sound special. The word is for soldiers. No fucking professor called themselves "emeritus" until the late 18th century. And now you've got dipshits getting it doubly wrong with gender. Emeritus is specifically a masculine noun.

An emeritus is a retired soldier (noun). Emeriti are retired soldiers (plural noun).

If you want to use it as an adjective it has to agree in with the noun it modifies.

A soldier emeritus is a soldier that is retired (adjective). Soldiers emeritum are soldiers that are retired (plural adjective).

"Professor" is a genderless word in English, so you need the genderless adjective.

A professor emeritus is a professor who is abusing the word "emeritus" (neutral adjective). Professors emeritorum are professors who are abusing the word "emeritus" (neutral plural).

If Mary Ann Cooper really wants to use an "a" form of the word, she must do so in a way such that it agrees with gender and count and case.
Emerita Mary Ann Cooper. Mary Ann Cooper and Anne Marie Cooper Emeritae. In a more gendered language such as Spanish, we could do "Mary Ann Cooper and Anne Marie Cooper profesoras emeritarum".

But [name], [title] emerita is just fucking wrong! Stop being wrong, people. I know you like to act high and might and pat yourselves on the back (and I know because I work in academia), but please just fucking stop being so fucking wrong.

Comment: Re:In other words... (Score 1) 302

by sexconker (#48012399) Attached to: Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

The general consensus that Consumer Reports seems to be getting at here is that the results that they observed shows that while the iPhones do bend, the amount of force required to do so results in phones from other manufacturers simply breaking under the stresses involved

Complete horse shit.
It's not true and CR didn't make that claim or reach that "consensus" (do you even know the meaning of the word?).

Comment: Re:In other words... (Score 0) 302

by sexconker (#48012389) Attached to: Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Well, sir, there's nothing on Earth
Like a genuine, bona-fide
Electrified, six-inch iPhone 6 Plus.
What'd I say?

iPhone 6 Plus!
What's it called?
iPhone 6 Plus!
That's right! iPhone 6 Plus!

iPhone 6 Plus.
iPhone 6 Plus.
iPhone 6 Plus.

I saw those leaks they had me wowed.
We've made some changes to iCloud.
Is there a chance the phone could bend?
Not on your life, my hipster friend.

What about us brain-dead slobs?
You'll just worship Mr. Jobs.
What's the point of that huge bezel?
Just more space for fans to revel.

16 gigs is too little space.
Pay the upcharge to keep pace.
I swear this phone's your only choice,
Throw up your hands and raise your voice.

iPhone 6 Plus!
What's it called?
iPhone 6 Plus!
Once again.
iPhone 6 Plus!

But iOS is still shitty and broken.
Sorry, Slashdot, the mob has spoken.

iPhone 6 Plus!
iPhone 6 Plus!
iPhone 6 Plus!
iPhone 6 Plus!

iPho, d'oh!

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.

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