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Periodic Table Etched Onto a Single Hair

BarryNorton "His special day" (59 comments)

His birthday, apparently. Wouldn't know from the summary. Did anyone proof read this submission before posting?

more than 3 years ago
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Periodic Table Etched Onto a Single Hair

BarryNorton His special day (59 comments)

His birthday, if you read the article, but the summary refers back to something that's not been stated. Did anyone even read this submission before posting it?

more than 3 years ago
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Chinese Written Language To Dominate Internet

BarryNorton Internet or WWW (535 comments)

When did being able to distinguish these basic technologies slip away as the kind of basic criterion necessary to get a story posted on /.?

more than 3 years ago
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Ray Kurzweil Does Not Understand the Brain

BarryNorton Re:It would be nice.. (830 comments)

The summary was so infuriating that I actually clicked through and found an interesting article. Much more of this meaningless bullshit in my RSS reader though and I'll dump Slashdot out and go back to not visiting the website for years at a time.

more than 3 years ago
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Are Googlers Too Smart For Their Own Good?

BarryNorton Re:Hint: "For Developers" Means "For Developers" (307 comments)

I'm ready to take a 'redundant' to support this. OP, learn REST. This is a pretty good API. Sorry you haven't adjusted to the Web way of thinking.

more than 4 years ago
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Quantum Entanglement and Photosynthesis

BarryNorton Re:Again? (129 comments)

So maybe we could have enjoyed an accurate submission saying that Berkeley have reported an advance over the already-reported finding, confirming an already-reported finding: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/23581/

more than 4 years ago
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Quantum Entanglement and Photosynthesis

BarryNorton Re:And here's the link (129 comments)

Not the first time it's been on Slashdot. Typical Sunday 'editing'.

more than 4 years ago
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Game Development In the Heart of Africa

BarryNorton Nice story (72 comments)

People from Ghana are Ghanaian though

more than 4 years ago
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Simpler "Hello World" Demonstrated In C

BarryNorton Re:The point of hello world is to print hello worl (582 comments)

Actually, I believe the point is to print "hello, world".

I don't know where this 'hello world' everyone is talking about is, but it sounds awfully friendly.

more than 4 years ago
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The Dark Side of the Web

BarryNorton Why include Deep Web? (156 comments)

Darknets are a concern. What is the link with the Deep Web? The only connection seems to be that they're both unindexed by search engines.

I thought the article might get to the point by the last page, but it was still talking about child protection and terrorism (in company databases???) I had wondered whether this confusion was down to an incautious academic, but the doesn't seem to suggest it: http://ai.arizona.edu/research/terror/

more than 4 years ago
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Licensing an Abandonware Game?

BarryNorton Oh Look (148 comments)

It's this thread again. Did something change since last time this was discussed?

more than 4 years ago
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Which Linux For Non-Techie Windows Users?

BarryNorton Why? (766 comments)

"Having at last gotten Linux to run satisfactorily on my own PCs" - so you struggled and you want to foist it on others? Leave them using Windows. Hell, be nice and buy them Windows 7! Either that or get them a pretty looking distro (Ubuntu) and some unsupported hardware and have them build a driver from source, or better still recompile a kernel, then offer 'stick with this or go back to Windows'. Tl:dr: Ubuntu... for two weeks until they get pissed off and hate you for it

more than 4 years ago
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Two Scoops of Buzz

BarryNorton Re:End of twitter? not likely... (178 comments)

You don't need to get your friends to join Google Mail to send them messages from Google Mail. If you'd actually read and considered the OP, instead of jumping into the discussion with sarcastic comments, you might have understood this.

more than 4 years ago
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Man Tries To Use Explosive Device On US Flight

BarryNorton Re:Fireworks? (809 comments)

Ah, sorry, that's what a 'firecracker' is, right?

more than 4 years ago
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Man Tries To Use Explosive Device On US Flight

BarryNorton Fireworks? (809 comments)

Earlier the article in the (UK) Daily Telegraph had a headline about his having let of a firework. This contrasted with CNN quoting some US senator saying it was a 'quite sophisticated explosive device'. The more I hear 'pop and fizz' the more credit I give The Telegraph for being on the money... except that they seem to have retracted it now (?)

more than 4 years ago
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Google Under Fire For Calling Their Language "Go"

BarryNorton Re:Non-issue (512 comments)

There's Frank McCabe's talk at SRI. Of course SRI are just obscure academics, right? What have they ever supported that became mainstream (apart from the Internet, the mouse etc.)?

more than 4 years ago
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Google Under Fire For Calling Their Language "Go"

BarryNorton Re:Is Go! alive? (512 comments)

I made the article. I'm nothing to do with the language authors, but had come across their language before and thought that it should be properly documented for the non-academic crowd in light of the coming argument over the name.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Japan Hates the iPhone

BarryNorton N95 (884 comments)

Android phones? Johnny-come-latelies. The Nokia N95 was massively superior in many regards at European iPhone launch (even compared to its later 3G re-launch), but Europe doesn't really consider technical capabilities in what's 'cool'. Nor price (the N95 deals were also much better).

more than 5 years ago

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