Random Thought of the Day

October 12th, 2013 at 9:26:49 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: rxwine
Now that's a f***ing accident.

Three of four safety mechanisms designed to prevent unintended detonation failed to operate properly in the Faro bomb.

That is a pretty amazing story. The inauguration of John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States was held on January 20, 1961 . I wonder how close this incident was to the inauguration?
October 17th, 2013 at 5:49:32 PM permalink
rxwine
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If the CIA did something like this to bin Laden and some other of his peers, we might be able to convert them to whatever belief system we choose. Much cheaper than war. The thing is, make sure he never finds out it wasn't real. It of course would have to be tailored differently to suit the subject, but you want to find something that will shake his belief system.

No one has ever proven I am not God.
October 17th, 2013 at 5:54:14 PM permalink
rxwine
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Shoot, give Hollywood 1/100th of the budget of our war on terror, and I'm sure they could make mountains appear to move, and the sun to blacken if necessary.
No one has ever proven I am not God.
October 17th, 2013 at 7:19:51 PM permalink
s2dbaker
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This year will be the first year in this millennium that I'll be home on Halloween. I need to buy some candy to give out!
October 19th, 2013 at 7:24:02 PM permalink
rxwine
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The Ahigh thread on the other site kinda reminds me of this
No one has ever proven I am not God.
October 20th, 2013 at 5:51:30 PM permalink
Nareed
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A politician can afford to be hated, but he can never afford being a laughingstock.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
October 29th, 2013 at 3:21:09 PM permalink
Nareed
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Windows 8.1 Is Not a Desktop Operating System (see my tagline)
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
November 26th, 2013 at 8:34:04 PM permalink
rxwine
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I don't know if this little piggy ever went "wee wee wee" all the way home, but if it did, it must of been deafening.
No one has ever proven I am not God.
December 1st, 2013 at 9:30:00 AM permalink
Nareed
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It's too bad George Orwell didn't title his infamous novel "2013." Because this would be the year when Apple's "1984" commercial would really apply.

On a completely unrelated note, I wonder if there is a Room 101 in the MS campus in Redmond... I mean after all:

Tablets are PCs
Choice is Comformity
Write-offs are Profit

And also, Google stealing data bad, Micorosft stealing data good!

Which just goes to show you can adapt any of Orwell's dystopian works if you're clever enough and can gloss over details.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
December 1st, 2013 at 10:19:51 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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And people complained when Enron started to go under and some executive was up there giving a Buy Now speech... what did they expect?

New Speak and Accountants have been getting along fine for decades.

And the chocolate ration has not been cut!