Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/04/0405_letters/
Irate New Mexican workers ward off alien attack
A bunch of hot air
Letters So, we're safe from Alien attack, thanks to some engineers in the US. Oddly, few of you felt very reasssured by the plans. Can't imagine why. Oh, wait: you've explained why in great detail:
Let me see here... if it's true that they call Carl Sagan 'a jerk' that would tell me a great deal about these people. To call a passionate humanitarian, a true light in the darkness, a jerk smacks of the kind of pride felt by monkey man driving the Resolute desk today.
Defence against aliens... a new way the military-industrial-academic complex has found to further line their pockets.
The US can't manage to win a fight against a guerilla force, the second time in 40, but we're going to fight against the aliens.
Tell me, sparky, if some alien species has managed to find a way to span the distance between the stars in measures of time that are manageable and reasonable, directly suggesting a far superior technology, and they came all this way to finally encounter something else which likes to think of itself as 'intelligent' [there's a laugh], how do you propose to fight them should they be of a mind to attack us with their far superior technologies?
We can't stop a mile of rock coming our way, we can't stop a guy with a car bomb, but somehow we would be able stop a directed attack by intelligent beings that wanted to attack us? Excuse me while I roll on the floor laughing for a while.
It's nitwits and assclowns like this that make our life such a misery with their smart ideas. The aliens destroy our communications and ruin us for the cost of shooting ball bearings at terminal velocity at satellites.
Bunch of pathetic wankers.
It's simply amazing the trashing the U.S. takes for defending the world from terrorism. You'd think the U.S. was the bad guy for trying to protect the world when you read the B.S. that passes for knowledge.
Quote: "We know that at least one star system (our own) within the Milky Way Galaxy has developed intelligent life"
Please, not so fast. I can agree that one star system developed life. Whether it is intelligent is IMHO an outstanding question. Not only with respect to our internal discussions of the term, but also in the light of comparing it to "other developed life", which might have its own interpretation/definition of intelligent.
The correct spelling is Defense...thank you JL Lansing
Not over here, it ain't.
This wasn't actually sent to us anonymously, but we have deleted the name to protect an irate, and somewhat confused Intel employee. We really are too kind. The point he seems to have missed is that we are not the bad guys for reporting news that his company laid off a bunch of workers in New Mexico. Save all the ire for the people handing out the pink slips, Anon.
Excuse me!!! Do you write in this manner all the time. I find your choice of words and your obvious attitude to be very uncalled for. We are talking about People here, not some kind of junk to be thrown in the garbage. Your choice of words in referring to these people is very distasteful. Obsolete, dumped, ditched and less human hungry manufacturing. I think you could have a little compassion and treat this for what it is. A huge setback for a number of people that will not be able to find a job locally and forced to relocate.
An American architect has come up with a scheme to harvest the wind generated by fast-moving motor vehicles and use it to power a light rail network running alongside the highway. We here in the letters department don't pretend to understand such things, or the cryptic comments you lot sent in:
It won't be that hard to find that much hot air in Jersey. Har har har.
Good to know our American architects are also self-styled civil, electrical, and railway engineers. Is this guy, by any chance, a rock star, gourmet chef, and all-star basketball player, too?
Planning on blowing something up in Thailand? Well, ditch any plans you might have had to use your phone as a detonator. It's just so last season. All the cool kids are using keyless entry systems as triggers now:
I have a 2003 Daihatsu (quite a lovely little rocket actually). The keyless entry fob works at distances above 50m in a parking lot and 100+m in the open. Great for finding the car in a parking lot at night. So do not quite see why to modify it any further. It is more than good enough for this purpose already.
I`ll definitely opt for tamagotcha controlled... didn't feed me ? boom... way to get rid of all those useless tamagotchi devices.
just my two cents and a jockers grin.
Hmmm. Not sure two cents would buy us a pint at the pub, but we'll go find out anyhoo. Report back next week. Have a good one. ®