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    I am not ready to bet $300 that the device is -...

    I am not ready to bet $300 that the device is - according to the article - "ready now" and will let you play a game as complex as Unreal Tournament with your brain alone - no matter what the...
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    Wrong. The insurgency in Iraq was a totally...

    Wrong. The insurgency in Iraq was a totally foreseeable consequence of removing Saddam from power. The insurgents nationalism and religious rivalries are 100s of years old - totally independent of...
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    Oh, I bet they can turn this device up past...

    Oh, I bet they can turn this device up past "stun" if they want to.

    There is no such thing as non-lethal. Only 'less-lethal' People with heart conditions die from being tasered, people are...
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    that's kind of the problem- :D the 24th sample...

    that's kind of the problem- :D the 24th sample is not Hilarious, or even mildly amusing, to me. It seems to be a 'straight' (if somewhat weak) version of Silent Night by Frank Sinatra. Not...
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    Is there an "answer key"?

    Is there an "answer key"?
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    that reminds me of this famous joke:

    that reminds me of this famous joke:
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    It ultimately comes down to ratings. Baseball is...

    It ultimately comes down to ratings. Baseball is a lot more entertaining than obscure financial chicanery. A cheating ballplayer is a more interesting 'story' than a cheating bank or a corrupt...
  8. Thread: Political Jab

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    yes indeed. If purely saving lives is the goal,...

    yes indeed. If purely saving lives is the goal, clearly it would be more cost-effective to focus on infant mortality, crime, and the conditions such as poverty that exacerbate them.


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    the answer is that it's the North Korean nuclear...

    the answer is that it's the North Korean nuclear plant at Yongbyon.


    to give you an idea of how backward their technology actually is, that arcade game in the back is Centipede!
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    what does this look like

    I think it looks like a Korean Pizza fast food joint at the Food Court of a local mall. Except for the moon suits.
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    hey laugh all you want, but my bomber crew and I...

    hey laugh all you want, but my bomber crew and I never would have made it out of Occupied France if it wasn't for Josť and his incredible document forgery skills.
  12. Thread: Political Jab

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    But who does it benefit? Huckabee? They don't...

    But who does it benefit? Huckabee? They don't want him either. If the conservatives want Somebody Else, they are clearly too late, and if they want McCain to lose, all they have to do is stay...
  13. Thread: Lunar Eclipse

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    despite predictions of cloud cover, we had clear...

    despite predictions of cloud cover, we had clear viewing. I checked it out for a while, but then I really needed to shave, so I went back inside.
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    very cool thanks! I have always intended...

    very cool

    thanks!

    I have always intended to learn Flash. Now I have a practical application.




    sure I... hey - wait a minute! :mad:
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    come on now! conjoined twins have just a...

    come on now!

    conjoined twins have just a much a right to drive as anyone else!
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    I have a software 8-ball on my desktop, with the...

    I have a software 8-ball on my desktop, with the same legends as the original 'hardware' version. It would great to dive into the code and change out the legends. There could be presets:

    for...
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    and you think being stuck behind a bus is bad...

    and you think being stuck behind a bus is bad NOW!




    The Velikovskians insist that all earthly petroleum is the result of comet impacts and is not from the same sources as coal. In coal, ...
  18. Thread: A Trip To Emerg

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    I think a dynamic mic is best for painful...

    I think a dynamic mic is best for painful screaming. It can take the high SPLs, and if you happen to knock it over while you are writhing in pain, no biggie.

    get better.

    you need to flush...
  19. Thread: on an interview

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    I got the distinct impression he was 'hoping' his...

    I got the distinct impression he was 'hoping' his subject would give dumb answers.

    Still he could have just tossed the tape.

    If Jay Leno is any proof, dumb answers are just around the...
  20. Thread: on an interview

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    indeed, but if you live in a state where your...

    indeed, but if you live in a state where your party is a guaranteed loser, or a guaranteed winner your vote does not 'weigh' in the election for president. It is essentially 'tossed out' as soon as...
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    bacteria that can consume petroleum for food are...

    bacteria that can consume petroleum for food are already being used to clean up oil spills

    other bacteria have been used to convert low grade biomass materials into protein for animal feed and...
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    As a New Yorker I object to your characterization...

    As a New Yorker I object to your characterization of New York as a battleground state. We are a spectator state. :( It's not just the size of the state, it's also the chance of a possibly...
  23. Thread: Huckabee Girl

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    I think it makes as much sense as saying the...

    I think it makes as much sense as saying the moral degeneracy of Caligula caused the fall of Rome 450 years later.



    George Washington. ;) His orgies in the late 1700's will cause our...
  24. Thread: Huckabee Girl

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    The degenerate Caligula died in 41 AD. The ...

    The degenerate Caligula died in 41 AD. The Roman Empire managed to hang on until 476 - about 450 years later. Longer than almost any nation/empire ever.

    So maybe we should conclude that a...
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    I have been a fan of his ever since the...

    I have been a fan of his ever since the Bulgemobile ads in the old National Lampoon.
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