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Comment: Re: Is this anything other than a press release? (Score 1) 87

by sexconker (#47976749) Attached to: Elon Musk Hints 1st Person To Mars May Go Via New Brownsville Spaceport

It's a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake.
If the way is hazy,
You gotta do the cooking by the book.
You know you can't be lazy.
Never use a messy recipe.
The cake will end up crazy.
If you do the cooking by the book,
Then you'll have a cake.
We gotta have it made.
You know that I love cake.
Finally it's time to make a cake.

Comment: Re: Trolls are bad people (Score 2) 236

by sexconker (#47968559) Attached to: Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

which fork to use during which course during a fancy dinner

Whichever fork does the job. Any smart person will realize using fork X only for dish Y is an old fad.

Wrong, because as the server comes and takes away your plate from the first course he takes the used utensils along with it.
If you used table spoon for the grape fruit you'll be slicing the corners of your mouth every time you're forced to use the grapefruit spoon in another course.
If you used your dessert spoon spoon for the soup, the coffee spoon for your pasta, you'll look like a fucking retard when you have to use the soup spoon for dessert and the table spoon for coffee (or vice versa) later on. Hell, a proper set may not even allow your soup or tablespoon to fit inside the sugar bowl when it comes time for coffee. That kind of gaffe is the difference between taking the evening train home and staying in the guest suite with a pleasant visit from the countess.

We're already starting the 5th season (or "series") of Downton Abbey and you fools don't know this shit?!

Comment: Re:Trolls are bad people (Score 1) 236

by sexconker (#47968371) Attached to: Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

I think that this article is psychologically linked to the recent article about internet trolls actually being very bad people. I love a good prank but this is just wanton sadistic behaviour. My phone provides me with much joy so anyone who would take that away from me and cost me hundreds of dollars for a laugh is wired seriously wrong; I'm lucky to have enough understanding to not fall for this sort of thing but it makes it just that much meaner to prey upon those who would.

Trolls are great. It's the idiots who are the bad people.

Comment: Re:Also... (Score 0) 236

by sexconker (#47968329) Attached to: Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

We don't need to, Mythbusters already did. Metal cutlery did nothing interesting. Foil and CDs give a light show. But they don't harm the microwave unless they are close enough to the case to arc across to it.

Trouble with technicians is that they believe their own myths.

Go ahead and put some actual steel into your microwave and turn it on, if you're so confident.
Post video for proof, include a piece of paper in the video with your Slashdot user name / id.

You're a fucking moron and you don't understand how microwaves operate. Hell, I once bought a different brand of butter that had a ever-so-slightly metallic wrapper. When I put 2 Tbsp of butter in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it I ended up getting arcs that marred the pyrex turntable. There's a 1 inch gouge in the surface that is permanently black.

I fucking dare you to do as fnj suggests and throw some actual steel into your microwave oven.

Comment: Re:oh wow (Score 1) 129

by sexconker (#47959577) Attached to: SpaceX Launches Supplies to ISS, Including Its First 3D Printer

Yes, melting plastic in a closed environment. Brilliant. Instead of planning for their little hobby-jump in Low Earth Orbit, let's bring a cranky, tiny toy to make coat hangers... (in free-fall LOL). I just love the armchair engineers and programmers here going on about the 3D printer will be this tool to help colonize the universe..

It's baffling to me where this nonsense comes from. I'd expect that from eight year olds, not adults.

But then again, simple math and reality in the video game generation is too much to ask for, I guess.

We don't even have the Concorde anymore, and you loons are talking about going outside the Solar System as if it's even remotely possible. The only propositions you have are decades-old fantasies.

Reality isn't going away. You're not going anywhere. Not you, not me, not your kids, not their kids, and not whatever will replace us in a hundred thousand years... Evolution is still happening, you know.

As opposed to the idiot who's pretty sure that the actual engineers and scientists involved in building the device, planning its mission and experiments on the ISS, and then putting it in an actual rocket and launching it into space...didn't consider all of this?

The only consideration done is with respect to the budget. Usefulness or purpose? Nope, they just have to sell it.

"What man has done, man can aspire to do." -- Jerry Pournelle, about space flight