* Posts by Rambo 1

15 posts • joined 3 Feb 2011

Ten badass brainy computers from science fiction

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For the gamers...

Cortana. She's pretty badass.

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Honorable Mention

I'd like to nominate the rampant AI from the X-Files episode "Kill Switch". The episode was co-written by William Gibson and Tom Maddox.

"Bite Me."

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I would have liked to see the Krell computer from "Forbidden Planet" (1956) included in the list.

Death Star dinosaur aliens could rule galaxy

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I love John Ringo SicFi novels too but I don't take them this seriously. Heck, we haven't even found the Higgs Boson particle yet! Anybody who has read these novels knows that is when the wheels come off this thing.

CES headman: 'Microsoft not gone, just on pause'

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Dance Ballmer, DANCE!!

It would not have been a crashing bore if Ballmer busted out those smooth dance moves of his.


C'mon Steve, give the people what they really want!

Reg hack cops a licking from the bosun's cat

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Some folks will argue about the most arcane shit, I swear. I want my 3 minutes back I wasted reading that. I suppose the minute I lost posting about it is on me though.

Android, BlackBerry phone owners favour Apple tablet

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Thumb Up

I'm a 10-year BlackBerry user who has an iPad (original). I guess I'm just too predictable. I also have a BlackBerry PlayBook and it sucks. The iPad didn't just raise the bar - it IS the bar.

Phobos-Grunt 'crippled by US aurora station', 'is a bio-weapon'

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Yaponchik did it. Just ask Frank Black. He knows...

Stallman: Did I say Jobs was evil? I meant really evil

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No Free Apps??

"He designed them to refuse even to let users install their own choice of applications — and installing free (freedom-respecting) applications is entirely forbidden," wrote Stallman.

Gee, I could have sworn I had OpenOffice on my MacBook. Maybe Stallman was right and I just imagined it. This tosser is a decade or more past being relevant.

Users decide Fedora 17 will be 'Beefy Miracle'

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When did all this happen?? I took my eyes off Fedora (and Linux in general) for what seemed like a short while, and now we're at 17??!! Sheesh, it seems like just yesterday we were excited about 11.

Furious HP staff stage protest over job cuts

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Get Out. You're Fired!

I can see it now:

Workers: "We're protesting! No more job cuts!!"

Management: "Hmmmm... What are the employee ID numbers of these protestors?"

Workers: <start springing to their feet>

Russian Progress space truck crashes in Siberia

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track record

Aren't these the same fellows who lost a satellite recently?

MobileMe drove Steve Jobs to foul-mouthed fury

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News Flash:

Steve Jobs is a douchebag. Name a Fortune 500 CEO that isn't. You don't rise to that level without being a hard-nosed and driven SOB.

London Stock Exchange floored, again

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Admin guys?

How's you like to be one of the admins overseeing this system?? They've gotta be on the hot seat, huh? Or the guy chairing the technology committee that recommended this system? Ouch! Can't look good on the old resume.

Mexican woman gets litigious on Top Gear's ass

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Not only are these Mexicans fat, lazy, and flatulent, but they're also touchy!


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