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Comment Re:personally (Score 1) 1721

This is really nothing new. The prizes in physics, chemistry, medicine, even literature are often given long after a discovery has been made (or late in one's career in the case of literature). Those awards are generally given for things that have stood the test of time.

The peace prize, on the other hand, requires no such scrutiny. Mahatma Gandhi never actually won a prize despite multiple nominations, yet Obama wins despite the fact that his nomination occurred before he even had time to do anything? There is something fundamentally wrong with this picture. Then again I suppose that just makes me a terrorist sympathizer, and therefore unable to form a completely impartial view on the matter.

Comment Re:LOL! Where's Your God Now Apple Fanbois? (Score 1) 304

I think it's even simpler than this. Since the app was rejected google has made massive improvements to the web interface allowing iPhone users many of the features of google voice*. For now I'm going to have to live without a few features (conference calling? audio of voicemail?) but I still get to enjoy:
  • Unlimited SMS
  • Free domestic calling
  • Voicemail Transcripts
  • Account management
  • **Probably more

I can't remember the last time I had to make a conference call, so for me much of this is a non-issue. Everyone at least digitally signed their willingness to allow Apple to dick around with the scope and style of the additional applications made available, yet in threads like this it seems to be non-iPhone owners that are really throwing a stink. Why do you guys care so much what is or isn't in my phone.

*If I remember correctly prior to rejection it wouldn't let me use anything and google just said that it wouldn't work with the browser
**OK, I only just got my gvoice invite so I'm still not quite familiar with all of the functionality, but I'm sure there's cool stuff google threw in that I have missed.

Comment Re:So the story is.. (Score 2, Funny) 172

Hey, the first link actually uses that exact text...

A better reading could be "people that exploit vulnerabilities of browsers prefer to not use those vulnerable browsers". Not sure how much technically inclined they are (not sure if there are a black market of plug-and-exploit-for-dummies kits), but they are aware of how much damage can be done to whoever (including them) using those vulnerable browsers.

Wow! Deja vu anyone? Let's delve deeper.

A better reading could be "people that exploit vulnerabilities of browsers prefer to not use those vulnerable browsers". Not sure how much technically inclined they are (not sure if there are a black market of plug-and-exploit-for-dummies kits), but they are aware of how much damage can be done to whoever (including them) using those vulnerable browsers.

...

Wait something's not right. Hey the first link actually uses the quoted text. Someone better mod parent down, sheesh.

A better reading could be "people that exploit vulnerabilities of browsers prefer to not use those vulnerable browsers". Not sure how much technically inclined they are (not sure if there are a black market of plug-and-exploit-for-dummies kits), but they are aware of how much damage can be done to whoever (including them) using those vulnerable browsers.

Wait a minute... What's happening here?...

*downscroll*

Nooooooooooo!

Comment Tell me about it. (Score 1) 13

I've been tracking this thing's movements for years, moving from one shitty hotel to another just to maintain a safe distance from it. All those long years spent away from everything that I love. My wife... My kids... A semblance of a job or social life... I've spent the past decade in a stupor of booze-induced half sedation just to function--all the time knowing that it's every twitch, every hiccup could mean the end for half the population of a major city in mere hours. We think that we're so safe and secure, taking enough soma every night to put us to sleep until the next morning.

We blissfully sing the praises and ask the blessings of our giant robotic overlords so that we may continue to feel like we maintain some small amount of dignity like we still own this god-forsaken half-inhabitable rock. Oh, friends, it's just a matter of time. Sure, I may be some drunk crackpot scurrying from one corner of the globe to another in piss-stained underoos waving around my pitiful sign of "The end is nigh"... but what if I'm not. Yes, we could take solace in our belief that the monster before you is completely under our control, chewing away at the filthy mountains that hide our richly deserved natural resources... but what if it realizes what we've done to it, and it gets angry? You think that this thing looks bad now? You can be damned sure that I'm not going to be anywhere near it when it transforms.

Comment Re:Biblical? (Score 1) 347

yeah apparently Japanese scientists have a different definition of visible than I do. I always had that stupid "if I can see it then it is visible, if I can't see it then it isn't visible".

"Visible" meaning within the visible portion of the EM spectrum.

Comment Re:Nothing new, but encouraging (Score 1) 554

Ummm....how did the Hulk service others, exactly?

Hulk has gone through a number of various phases throughout his history. The Hulk you're probably thinking of is the mindless, violent brute. Hulk has fought numerous villains, and at some points has been able to retain much or all of the intelligence and control of Bruce Banner while Hulked out.

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