* Posts by david

12 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Sep 2007

Does it feel good when I twist your circuits?


holy crap, that's just slick.

those clever fellows...

Canada.gov blocks sale of space company to US

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@ AC

actually, the number of american servicemen both went to war back in the 40s, and the number of servicemen who died are higher. we sent nearly twice as many, thank you kindly.

11 million and some served in ALL branches of the british services in world war two.

we sent 11 and a half million from our army. another 3 million served in our air forces, and i'm not going to get into the numbers of marines.

Aussie laser-pointer dazzle attacks on airliners: Bad


not too terribly hard...

give me one of those higher powered numbers, a camera tripod, a SLR with a big zoom lens, and some electrical tape. betcha i could paint a target from quite a few miles with a little practice. even a moving one.

and after all, airliners aren't flipping all over the sky, they tend to follow nice, easy, stable flight paths. given the distances involved, the relative motion is actually quite low, seen from the perspective of the user. not too hard to follow that thing down, in truth, since it's only going to swing through a few inches of arc, when viewed from a distance.

ever notice how airliners seem to crawl across the sky at altitude? same thing.

Fire extinguisher resolves German smoking dispute

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that dry extinguisher agent is a superfine powder that looks like fluid when you collect a bunch in a jar.

it's so fine it gets in your lungs, and stays.. oxygen can't get past it, and you drown, without a drop of water nearby.

guy's an asshat for that.

classic militant over-response too.

GM sees future: Cars and drivers full of booze


@richard gadsden-

step back from your idea for a moment, go out to your car, and pull the battery out of the engine compartment.

heavy sucker, isn't it?

and you're actually serious in proposing that people swap out the batteries at the charging station(the average electric car would need what, 20 batteries the size of car batteries, if not more?).

now, imagine the backup and frustration when some petite woman goes to 'fill' her SUV.

or worse, holiday weekends when everyone goes on a trip, and no stations have charged batteries(even if they only take a few minutes to charge with the new tech), because as soon as they're charged, some wanker goes and yanks them for his own car.

really now, think before you open your mouth to let crap fall out.

Oz govt pushes mandatory net filters


orwell was right...

so they're seeking to remove access to information on violence...

will they be seeking to change the language to prevent certain thoughts next?

NZ police cuff teenage botnet mastermind suspect


Re: 65% eh

considering that firefox is only the tiniest bit more secure than IE, does it really matter?

Cassini team spies moonlets in Saturn's A ring

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wait, so they're not going to be.... illegal aliens?

sorry, had to go for it. great response steve.


that was quick.

the nutjobs (and i'm talking about you joerg) sure did jump on the 'they're spaceships! aliens! arglbargle!' bung awful fast.

ever think that maybe they're telling the truth, when they say that those things are just rocks, just bits of junk, etc etc? i mean, yeah, sure, universe is huge and all, but when you think about it, wouldn't aliens have just made a much more obvious 'hi chaps, mind if we bring some friends to tea' by now?

Kiwi boffins prove that booze makes you clever



i could swear i saw this news bit on fark a couple years ago.

almost exactly the same story.

way to go reg, you're really staying current.

Google sued for 'crimes against humanity'



i feel i need to slap a fool.

really now.

At the Toyshop of Doom


a celebration of a wise saying.

"Peace through superior firepower."

after all, who wants to go to war with an enemy who can rain kinetic-energy projectiles from space down on your head with no warning of what's coming?