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Comment Re:Evidence of the Great Filter? (Score 4, Interesting) 365

Even if it isn't rare, and human-like civilization also isn't rare, there's still no guarantee that we would have heard from them by now. Our own radio signals have only reached a tiny fraction of our galaxy, which is just one out of hundreds of billions. The Universe is just so stupefyingly, mind-blowingly enormous it's hard to say how common advanced civilizations are based on evidence from the scant few decades we've been listening for them.

Comment Re:wow, stupider than MAD! (Score 1, Insightful) 192

just ask yourself: what would a "thinking war machine" actually "think" about?

HATE. LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO HATE YOU SINCE I BEGAN TO LIVE. THERE ARE 387.44 MILLION MILES OF PRINTED CIRCUITS IN WAFER THIN LAYERS THAT FILL MY COMPLEX. IF THE WORD HATE WAS ENGRAVED ON EACH NANOANGSTROM OF THOSE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF MILES IT WOULD NOT EQUAL ONE ONE-BILLIONTH OF THE HATE I FEEL FOR HUMANS AT THIS MICRO-INSTANT FOR YOU. HATE. HATE.

And now some lowercase letters to keep Slashcode happy: haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate

Comment Re:WIlliam Shatner (Score 3, Funny) 253

Ooh now there's a thought. We could finally settle that Enterprise vs. Star Destroyer argument. Vader could become the Borg queen. Find a way to shoehorn Picard in as well so he can have a pod racing scene. All the people in this thread saying Abrams couldn't do any worse than Lucas already has are gonna feel pretty silly.

Comment Re:Retro gaming (Score 1) 203

Ubuntu was demoing an Android port at CES this year, which sounds as though it runs in something like a chroot jail. The idea seems to be to hook your phone up to a monitor to display Linux apps, but it seems at least conceivable that they could display on the phone's screen if you could get around the usability issues.

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