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Comment Put the Kardashians into space for less than $1B (Score 1) 245

It's an election year, and I guess people are voting with their wallets, or voting against the lack of choices or against bundling up/overcharging or going with Netflix or Redbox.

Those billions are going to be spent elsewhere, maybe less on this luxury, and there isn't any person going to be affected by my lack of sympathy. Corporations are out there to make money; I'm here still waiting for my 24x7 cindy crawford channel (apologies to Denis Leary)

Comment The perks of being a Russian dictator (Score 1) 276

Hello, my name is Vladimir Putin. You may have seen my face, usually on the evening news, but not to worry; most of what you hear is true. Especially from that Snowden. I was shocked when I found out that your government does a lot of --how you say it, "dirty work" or "dirty laundry"? -- without asking for any of our help in these matters; your government firmly believes they are experts in these matters. Personally I have this to say: In Soviet Russia, Snowden is welcome to stay and ski. And here in Soviet Russia we tell Clippy to take a fucking hike, back to Redmond on that Microsoft horse it rode in on. Would you believe I asked to be their spokesman? Can you hear me now?

Comment What does this mean for the newbie open sourcerer (Score 2, Insightful) 118

Say you're a millenial and actually use this github hoping to meet geekchix or fellow Big BangTheory fans or whatever.

In which group are you,
1) the embrace group
2) the extend group, or
3) the extinguish group?

Or did you sign up to be the Bad Example github user guy, always presented in front of the day's training session, to hang his head in shame and remorse, writing I will stop being a bad example 1000 times on the chalkboard somewhere in Redmond?

Comment Why Siri and not Watson? (Score 1) 400

Some idiot thinks Siri has anything remotely to do with the technology in self driving cars

All this time, it's Siri this, and Siri that, and she was effectively mis-directing us... ...when quietly, without much fanfare, in walks Siri's gun-toting, beer guzzling, spawn of Satan,Siri's jealous ax-and-batleth-wielding ex-boyfriend Bender!

He will take the rest of us out, only so that the 6%

Comment The conversation (in detail) (Score 3, Funny) 305

hey, so what happened to Fred again?

He tried that thing, you know, crawled out of the water to see if we could escape our aquatic existence.

WTF! To live with them??

Quit looking their way! Talk about something else! Uh, yeah, them tunas is great...er, mackerels, I mean...why are they still staring at us

Comment I am a fan (Score 1) 204

because I grew up watching it, and bought the anthology done by James Blish so I had every episode almost etched in memory banks. I bought the making of star trek, from Roddenberry himself, who explained how thorough they were about the ship, even down to how laundry was supposed to be done on the ship: the washing machine or whatever it was, would beam the clothes to the dryer, without the dirt. And yes, he even described how salt and pepper shakers would work in the future.

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