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(RealClear)   Nvidia says 'mysterious' crop circle that baffled locals in Chualar, California was a publicity stunt. Too late, aliens have already taken the credit   (realclear.com) divider line 140
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2014-01-06 02:14:29 PM  
The government will do anything to protect its secrets.
 
2014-01-06 02:35:42 PM  
I hope the farmer was in on it and got paid.
 
2014-01-06 02:38:46 PM  
At this day and age, when we have smartphones, and cameras everywhere, I still see the only evidence of UFOs is shiatty resolution pics.
 
2014-01-06 02:39:04 PM  
But what about the people who were blubbering in the last thread that only aliens could make something this complicated? Oh right, they are retarded.
 
2014-01-06 02:39:04 PM  
If an alien spaceship can travel across the galaxy, I don't think they need to carve out a crop circle as a landing strip or a message to fellow travelers.
 
2014-01-06 02:39:54 PM  
It's ashame mobile gaming sucks ass...  Every farking thing is freemium or pay to win.  Add into the fact the Android market in an asshole experience at best filtering through the layers of shiat.. I gave up on mobile gaming..
 
2014-01-06 02:39:59 PM  
Which is hilarious, considering the crop circle believers that said there was an unbelievable energy in the area..

//it's certainly unbelievable now..
 
2014-01-06 02:41:05 PM  
Sadly, this isn't my first disappointment of the year.
 
2014-01-06 02:41:12 PM  
I would hate to meet the alien race that would waste time stomping around in wheat fields in the middle of nowhere for no real reason. How sad would that be?

I guess the movie Signs gave us a small hint.
 
2014-01-06 02:41:14 PM  

wiseolddude: If an alien spaceship can travel across the galaxy, I don't think they need to carve out a crop circle as a landing strip or a message to fellow travelers.


And they probably don't use braille.
 
2014-01-06 02:41:16 PM  

wiseolddude: If an alien spaceship can travel across the galaxy, I don't think they need to carve out a crop circle as a landing strip or a message to fellow travelers.


Look, the Prime Directive says we can't directly influence another civilization.  So we just fark with their heads instead.
 
2014-01-06 02:43:25 PM  
I bet $100 that if aliens were to come down to planet earth from space right now and look at these crop circles, they would ask "Why the fark do humans make crop cirlces?"
 
2014-01-06 02:44:11 PM  

EvilEgg: I hope the farmer was in on it and got paid.


I wish they'd interview the landowner.   Although maybe they made him sign a confidentiality agreement.
 
2014-01-06 02:44:25 PM  

hitlersbrain: I would hate to meet the alien race that would waste time stomping around in wheat fields in the middle of nowhere for no real reason. How sad would that be?

I guess the movie Signs gave us a small hint.


For an interstellar species, they weren't particularly bright.  We are violently allergic to water, let's skip Arrakis and head to earth instead.  No, we don't plan on bringing environmental suits.
 
2014-01-06 02:44:52 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-06 02:45:24 PM  
My favorite crop circle documentary had a bit where they faked one, brought in the unknowing "experts", had them all claim it was genuine and then they showed them how they made it.

The "experts" had nothing to say, as in they looked at the video, got in their cars and left without saying a word to the camera.
 
2014-01-06 02:45:46 PM  

EvilEgg: wiseolddude: If an alien spaceship can travel across the galaxy, I don't think they need to carve out a crop circle as a landing strip or a message to fellow travelers.

Look, the Prime Directive says we can't directly influence another civilization.  So we just fark with their heads instead.


But they're made of meat.
 
2014-01-06 02:46:46 PM  
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that we are under constant alien surveillance. They are cloaked.
 
2014-01-06 02:48:52 PM  
192 processors? Wow.. that's a lot of power.. you could probably use that in a device that generates crop circles?
 
2014-01-06 02:49:31 PM  
Yeah, nVidia did it .. USING ALIEN TECHNOLOGY !!!
 
2014-01-06 02:49:43 PM  
Photoshop
 
2014-01-06 02:52:59 PM  

Pocket_Fisherman: My favorite crop circle documentary had a bit where they faked one, brought in the unknowing "experts", had them all claim it was genuine and then they showed them how they made it.

The "experts" had nothing to say, as in they looked at the video, got in their cars and left without saying a word to the camera.


Oh link please.......that would be hilarious to watch.
 
2014-01-06 02:53:24 PM  
I suspect that the chip in that field will produce grainy images
 
2014-01-06 02:53:57 PM  
I seem to recall that several posters in the original thread thought it looked like a computer chip.
 
2014-01-06 02:54:20 PM  

CygnusDarius: At this day and age, when we have smartphones, and cameras everywhere, I still see the only evidence of UFOs is shiatty resolution pics.


Unless they are building a hyperspace bypass or here for a costume party, I doubt you'll see any real UFOs
 
2014-01-06 02:55:40 PM  
I didn't say anything in the previous thread, but that pattern is so obviously an IC mask that it had to be either a publicity stunt or a hoax perpetrated by nerds.
 
2014-01-06 02:55:44 PM  

styckx: It's ashame mobile gaming sucks ass...  Every farking thing is freemium or pay to win.  Add into the fact the Android market in an asshole experience at best filtering through the layers of shiat.. I gave up on mobile gaming..


The Android market is primarily dominated by crappy hardware designers, ghetto programmers, and ignorant, penny-pinching end-users. It's no surprise the  user experience is a turd studded with ads.
 
2014-01-06 02:56:05 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: CygnusDarius: At this day and age, when we have smartphones, and cameras everywhere, I still see the only evidence of UFOs is shiatty resolution pics.

Unless they are building a hyperspace bypass or here for a costume party, I doubt you'll see any real UFOs


How would we know, the alien could have cloned the body of a dead man and used it to get around
 
2014-01-06 02:56:07 PM  
TFA:  In the new Tegra K1, the graphics component based on its "Kepler" design, used in high-end PCs.

That is not a complete sentence, worthless editor.
 
2014-01-06 02:57:44 PM  
That field was preegnant.... WITH ALIEUMS!!!


/If anyone gets this reference.......
 
2014-01-06 02:58:06 PM  
Maybe aliens are just browsing planets

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-06 03:04:38 PM  

edmo: The government will do anything to protect its secrets.


Next they'll try to tell us that the thing blocking Big Bertha is just some old pipe in the ground.
 
2014-01-06 03:06:04 PM  
I recognized it as a chip the first time I saw the picture.

Didn't notice the Braille dots, though. I probably would have seen them if I were blind.

/Wait, what?
 
2014-01-06 03:07:25 PM  

Fear the Clam: styckx: It's ashame mobile gaming sucks ass...  Every farking thing is freemium or pay to win.  Add into the fact the Android market in an asshole experience at best filtering through the layers of shiat.. I gave up on mobile gaming..

The Android market is primarily dominated by crappy hardware designers, ghetto programmers, and ignorant, penny-pinching end-users. It's no surprise the  user experience is a turd studded with ads.


Yep..  I've been with Android since Donut.  I've seen many great true free games come along and the user "reviews" just rip them to shreads because of the most mundane shiat then try the old "Only giving one star until fixed". The freeware developers just got shiat on and shiat on and shiat on with stupid demands..  Those same developers said fark it and joined the pay to win market because of it.
 
2014-01-06 03:08:32 PM  

loonatic112358: I suspect that the chip in that field will produce grainy images


You sir won the internet.
 
2014-01-06 03:11:41 PM  
Someone want to list the farkers who supported crop circle conspiracies in the initial thread?
 
2014-01-06 03:11:47 PM  
Wasting food for marketing, ain't 'Murica great!?!
 
2014-01-06 03:14:02 PM  

CheapEngineer: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 671x467]


what are you trying to say?
 
2014-01-06 03:15:21 PM  
I don't understand the publicity stunt would help Nvidia.  How would anyone logically connect a crop circle with their GPUs?

Now, if they had lit it on fire...
 
2014-01-06 03:18:16 PM  

long nose hair: I don't understand the publicity stunt would help Nvidia.  How would anyone logically connect a crop circle with their GPUs?

Now, if they had lit it on fire...


Or lied about what the crop circle could do and changed what people could do with it after selling the circle to them. . .
 
2014-01-06 03:21:48 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-01-06 03:22:03 PM  

rdkerns: loonatic112358: I suspect that the chip in that field will produce grainy images

You sir won the internet.


barley did
 
2014-01-06 03:22:25 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Wasting food for marketing, ain't 'Murica great!?!


Well, the area recently had a warm spell followed by an assfarkingly bitter cold snap a couple weeks back.

If I had to guess that barley field was ruined by freeze damage, and the farmer was open to the prospect of letting NVidia stomp around in his field for some cash and free advertising to make up for his crop loss.

From a recent article, "The circle was plowed under a few days after its discovery."

So, the canvas for this little prank was a throwaway.  Feel free to unwad your panties.
 
2014-01-06 03:24:29 PM  

moike: InterruptingQuirk: Wasting food for marketing, ain't 'Murica great!?!

Well, the area recently had a warm spell followed by an assfarkingly bitter cold snap a couple weeks back.

If I had to guess that barley field was ruined by freeze damage, and the farmer was open to the prospect of letting NVidia stomp around in his field for some cash and free advertising to make up for his crop loss.

From a recent article, "The circle was plowed under a few days after its discovery."

So, the canvas for this little prank was a throwaway.  Feel free to unwad your panties.


How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?
 
2014-01-06 03:26:51 PM  
InterruptingQuirk:
How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

That didn't parse...
 
2014-01-06 03:29:06 PM  

moike: InterruptingQuirk:
How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

That didn't parse...

How often is this unique set of circumstances the case when a crop circle is made?
nVidia is now perpetuating

the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.
 
2014-01-06 03:32:11 PM  
"We've bridged the gap - we've brought mobile computing to the same level as desktop computing," Huang said.

img22.imageshack.us vs.
img560.imageshack.us
Dream on, crop circle boy.
 
2014-01-06 03:35:53 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Wasting food for marketing, ain't 'Murica great!?!


It is still real aliens to you, isn't it?

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-06 03:36:02 PM  

red5ish: "We've bridged the gap - we've brought mobile computing to the same level as desktop computing," Huang said.

[img22.imageshack.us image 350x285] vs.
[img560.imageshack.us image 640x360]
Dream on, crop circle boy.


Oh my god, that desktop setup.

Sploosh.
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-06 03:36:04 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: moike: InterruptingQuirk:
How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

That didn't parse...

How often is this unique set of circumstances the case when a crop circle is made?
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.


People like you are the reason coffee has to have, 'Caution, Hot coffee is Hot!' warnings.
 
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