* Posts by Sandmich

6 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Jan 2009

Obama wants to wring fat dollar from mobile operators

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Not Enough $$$

"...raising $4.8bn over the next decade, which could go some way towards addressing America's $1.7trn budget deficit."

$1,700,000,000,000 deficit is for one year, $4,800,000,000 over ten years is a finger in the dike.

Judge strips MS 'Vista Capable' lawsuit of class action status


Chicken and Egg

Doesn't someone have to buy Vista before they can be scammed by it? I'm sure that a dearth of plaintiffs with standing is what led to the stripping of class action status.

Amazon pulls Japanese rape simulator from shelves


No SA fans?

Something Awful sent this game up back in 2007:

"Another one of the fun features in RapeLay is that you can really let your creative run wild and invite three of your best creepy friends to assist you in you rape. No, I'm not talking Internet multiplayer, it's more of a rape hot seat where three other dudes crowd around your victim and you create some weird geometric rape-prism. Like the cover of that Pink Floyd album, only with rapes."


Feds: IT admin plotted to erase Fannie Mae



"reduced if not shutdown operations at ABC for a least one week"

Shame he couldn't have written a better program that might have shut that abomination down permanently.

Most Americans without broadband don't want it


...it's a waste of time (7 per cent)

Yeah, well, umm... I don't have a comeback.

Obama: 1m electric cars on US roads by 2015, please


It's all bunk

Ethanol starves people, electric will only last as an idea until they have to evacuate a city block because one of them caught on fire, and hydrogen is the worst of all:

"Hydrogen is only a source of energy if it can be taken in its pure form and reacted with another chemical, such as oxygen. But all the hydrogen on Earth, except that in hydrocarbons, has already been oxidized, so none of it is available as fuel. If you want to get plentiful unbound hydrogen, the closest place it can be found is on the surface of the Sun; mining this hydrogen supply would be quite a trick. "

From http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-hydrogen-hoax