* Posts by Dan 4

11 publicly visible posts • joined 3 May 2013

Thought the toilet camera was weird? Try actual thumb flash drives from tech's supershow

Dan 4

You could put the round thing in a sock and hit users with it.

Gorilla Glass fights dirty, dirty germs with antimicrobial coating

Dan 4

Awesome, death chemicals. Now if only we can convince the gullible that the glass causes autism, maybe people will stop using these annoying things as babysitters.

Haha, I'm totally gonna get sued in a year by Corning.

Naked Aussie gets wedged in washing machine

Dan 4

I hope his significant other was surprised anyway. So this guy can at least feel like he accomplished something for his troubles.

May threatens ban on 'hate-inciting' radicals, even if they don't promote violence

Dan 4

Re: Won't be able to post hate comments

Freedom of speech doesn't mean private colleges can't decide not to pay someone thousands of dollars to give a speech.

Since you made the claim, why don't you post the name of a conservative speaker who was dismissed from speaking at a college, or violently demonstrated against, so we can dissect his background and see if he ever advocated hate.

Internet cafés declared 'illegal businesses' in Ohio

Dan 4

According to Wikipedia, Ohio has a half dozen legal casinos open right now and building another half dozen by 2014, each with what looks like 1200-3000 video slot machines. I applaud the legislature's willingness to take a stand against the evils of gambling that doesn't line their own pockets.

After all, legal casinos wouldn't be willing to exploit people who have gambling problems, right? And I'm sure the state didn't just slash funding to programs to assist people with addiction problems, as was probably mandated in the original proposal to legalize gambling?

I swear you see it in one state after another; it would be a farce if it wasn't reality.

Feds slam hacker-friendly backdoors in jalopy, grub factories

Dan 4

Hello I am the government here to tell you not to have back doors in systems because that is insecure.

Now I will pass some laws saying everything must have a back door so I can keep track of everything because of the terrorism. But this time Don't Tell The Media at least until I make laws banning third party security consultants and media disclosure.

Hemp used to make graphene-like supercapacitors

Dan 4

Their next announcement will be the development of the new network protocol PCP/IP

My god, what's that STENCH belching from your iPhone?

Dan 4


There is only one smell cartridge anyone is ever going to need with this and that is DURIANS, its better or worse than anything else.

Related to that, a previous employer I had once approved "Durian Day" as an event, signed off on by a manager who didn't know what it was.

PayPal security boss: OBLITERATE passwords from THE PLANET

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Let's see, I feel about as comfortable sending biometrics to Paypal, as I do about letting them hang onto large sums of my money.

So, not very much at all. Paypal is not an honorable or trustworthy institution.

Ray Harryhausen, king of stop motion, takes final voyage

Dan 4

"Jason and the Argonauts" is one of the finest epic films ever produced. I will forever remember the first time I watched it, in 1994 on VHS, at my 10th birthday party with a few of my best friends from elementary school. Since then I've probably seen dozens of other examples of undead skeletons in movies and games, but Harryhausen's stop motion brings an unearthly menace to HIS skeleton scene that, for all the intervening years, media such as "Skyrim" can only wish it had. He was not only a special effects man, but an artist, who showed that stop-motion could be an art and not just an obsolete technology.

You think Macs are expensive? Get a load of this $260,000+ Apple

Dan 4

I have one of the original model blueberry flavoured iBooks in my office as a funny little piece of history. It still works fine for all the things you miss from 2000AD like Flash-free internet, Escape Velocity, and 800x600. Like a hipster I use the built in carry handle to take it to local coffee shops that you've probably never heard of.