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Comment: I want to send a carved rock (Score 4, Funny) 72

by the_Bionic_lemming (#47436623) Attached to: Mars (One) Needs Payloads

If I had the money to buy the mission, I'd send a carved rock to be deployed that would indicate that either John Carter or I owned Mars, and that we would have to sword fight for ownership.

My guess is that John Carter never made it to Mars, but if he did and and If I had to I could arrange a meeting place and nuke the entire site from orbit. Itâ(TM)s the only way to be sure. Cause I suck at sword fighting.

Comment: AHHHHHH!!!!! (Score 1) 553

I have to worry about terminators now? I've spent the last 40 years scared to death of the big radioactive insects and gigantic dinosaurs stomping the cities apart!

I've been waiting in vain for the flying cars and the shuttles off planet during all that time, but have been a bit disappointed.

I shall run screaming from the oncoming robot overlord killing machines!

Ahhhh! Ahhhhh! - Gahhk!

Comment: Re:Linux? (Score -1, Offtopic) 145

by the_Bionic_lemming (#47338777) Attached to: Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails


I got modded down being an ex-microsoft schill posting against Microsoft!

Please review my comments over the past many years :) I was pro - microsoft and now after Post XP I am against Microsoft due to the increasingly crappy OS's they release.

Anyone who likes the stupidly long search times, and the complete pc lockups that occur because Microsoft has repeatedly released OS that were progressively ( i can't find a word to express more than abysmal) are really encouraged to keep modding me down.

I hope that one day you are held up to a spotlight and identified for keeping a person hating what MS does down.

Comment: Three walls? (Score 1) 501

Lemont Illinois got hammered in the 70s-80s, plainfield,il got blasted in the in the 90s - and in the 2012 era the tornadoes have swung south of I-80 or along that line.

This is a tiny fraction of the area that three gigantic walls are supposed to do something to protect.

Anyone who thinks that Man can build Tornado Killer Walls should ask themselves why we can't predict gigantic storms on a regular and professionally reliable basis less than three hours in advance , but can back "tornado killing walls" and saying the science is settled - this can be done.

I think we have a better chance of predicting an earthquake or volcano sometime in the next hundred years, than we do predicting how to stop tornadoes from hitting the midwest in the near future.

Comment: question (Score 0, Troll) 220

by the_Bionic_lemming (#47200277) Attached to: NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin

Why is "mining for bitcoins" worth anything? Does the mining do anything like help SETI or share processing to crunch real world stuff?

If it has an intrinsic value, then I'd support helping the guy in the OP, but if it's seriously just a ponzi scheme - then I'd support law enforcement on taking it down.

Comment: Re:bootcamps (Score 1) 92

Thank you. I didn't realize I had to define RDBMS when I referred to SQL - as I had to help the novice in t-sql (transact structured query language that has some microsoft bits that don't work in the other RDBMS flavors) which is tied to MSSQL.which he had no Idea that the backend to the access/mssql platform the internal apps referred to (which is a nightmare in itself as the programmer who wrote that crap had three access databases running most of the data storage instead of porting all of it to MSSQl).

I was under the impression that it's often easier to just refer to SQL when real techs talk. (we pronounce it "see-quell")

I can go into how I built an external server for customer data and linked it to the internal server to keep financial data secure (without using MSSQL linked servers) but that would get into actual programming. Something that bootcamp devs can't do.

Comment: bootcamps (Score 4, Informative) 92

The last contract I had I walked into the "star" programmer using hidden text files to store data on client machines.

It took over two weeks to prove to him that SQL could store the data without errors.

People who are tossed into a learning environment for a month or two can't program their way out of a wet paper sack, let alone analyze and create tested solutions for a business.

But businesses will get what they pay for. If they want someone who can do a web page without a real back end (that's secure and actually usable) will end up paying the price.

It's good business for me. I can charge 4 years salary (of the bootcamp idiot) for six months worth of work to fix boot camp idiots work.

Comment: planets, stars , life (Score 1) 112

by the_Bionic_lemming (#46865585) Attached to: Proposed Indicator of Life On Alien Worlds May Be Bogus

The thing that bugs me about all these claims of planets and star wobble and theories on how to predict life and all are all based on the latest iteration of conjecture.

The light being examined is really, REALLY ancient. There's no (as far as I can tell) any leeway given to what may be between the star and us - like dust, or any other thing like dark matter (which is a theory) between us and the exoplanet - Honestly?

To me all this planet discovery is about as verifiable as the canals of mars were when I was a kid.

A star "wobbles" after 15 million years of the light traveling to where we can observe it - and It's as definable as the canals of mars were 40 years ago?

Really? I can't say that the people declaring plants and life are wrong - but then again, science about the near planets is woefully lacking.

How can we definitively say that life exists light years away when we're fucking clueless about what is going on under the surface of Europa?

Comment: I've been a fan all my life (Score 1) 86

by the_Bionic_lemming (#46846435) Attached to: Monty Python To Bid Farewell In a Simulcast Show

When I'm out riding on my touring bike - Monty Python Is mixed into my cruise music.

This might be their last "Visit before the chorus Invisible" But their classic and awesome humor will live on far past their "bring out yer dead" bell clanging.

Thank you from the bottom of my humor warped heart, Monty Python is and was one of the greatest entertainment shows on the planet.

And if anyone disagrees, It's fishes on the wharf at dawn.

Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 575

by the_Bionic_lemming (#46764205) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

p.s. the current win 8 experience has both testicles being torn from your body, or so my father said when he received a win 8 machine as an x-mas gift..


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