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Universal Big Bang Lithium Deficit Confirmed

BenSchuarmer Re:Three times less = negative number! (170 comments)

I'm a native English speaker, and I also think it's wrong. If you think it's OK, what do "one times less" and "two times less" mean?

5 days ago

Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

BenSchuarmer Modula 3? (380 comments)


about a week ago

Surprising Result of NYC Bike Lanes: Faster Traffic for Cars

BenSchuarmer Re:Bikes lanes are nice (213 comments)

I do, but only when I've got a long stretch of road with no obstacles (a downward slope also helps).

about a week ago

David Klann Talks About Using Open Source Software in Broadcast Radio (Video)

BenSchuarmer Re:Artists vs programmers (35 comments)

Key difference: the engineers who created the software aren't expecting to be paid. They did the work (maybe for pay, maybe for other reasons) and stipulated that people can use it for free.

about two weeks ago

David Klann Talks About Using Open Source Software in Broadcast Radio (Video)

BenSchuarmer Re:First broadcast (35 comments)

Linus, come here. I need you.

about two weeks ago

Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

BenSchuarmer Could try sacrificing virgins (266 comments)

but it's California, so they may be hard to find.

about three weeks ago

Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

BenSchuarmer Infingers? (376 comments)

none of my fingers are going to pay up.

about a month ago

Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

BenSchuarmer Need to be able to expire emails (232 comments)

I usually have to spend a couple of hours going through my email when I get back from vacation.

Many of them are useless:

  • - somebody brought doughnuts
  • - people discussing where do go for lunch last Tuesday
  • - who was out of the office every day
  • - a customer had a simple problem and one of my co-workers solved it

Some are useful

  • - policy changes
  • - a customer had a complicated problem and one of my co-workers solved in a way that we will want to remember

Threaded email readers help. Look at the most recent couple emails for each subject, and see whether there is something I need to do or file away for future use.

What I'd really like is if all of the dated stuff would evaporate when it's no longer relevant.

about a month ago

Posting Soccer Goals On Vine Is Illegal, Say England's Premier League

BenSchuarmer Not a problem (226 comments)

It's not like they actually score a lot of goals.

about a month ago

Interviews: Ask Bjarne Stroustrup About Programming and C++

BenSchuarmer How do you feel about the haters? (427 comments)

The comments and questions here look overwhelmingly negative. On the other hand, all of this passion only exists because people are using C++.

about a month ago

Study Finds That Astronauts Are Severely Sleep Deprived

BenSchuarmer I blame Tang (106 comments)

that stuff is just too perky

about a month ago

Ancient Worms May Have Saved Life On Earth

BenSchuarmer Re:Credit? (54 comments)

Well, we do take them fishing. That's kind of fun.

about a month ago

Australia Rebooting Search For MH370

BenSchuarmer Re:I hope they find it (92 comments)

That's just what the lizard aliens want you to think.

about a month and a half ago

Planes Can Be Hacked Via Inflight Wi-fi, Says Researcher

BenSchuarmer Re:No, it can't. (151 comments)

... what about the passengers? Do you honestly expect them to be able to survive a multi-minute flight with no wifi or infotainment? Oh the humanity!

about a month and a half ago

Satya Nadella At Six Months: Grading Microsoft's New CEO

BenSchuarmer Microsoft has a new CEO? (151 comments)

Why doesn't somebody tell me these things?

about a month and a half ago

UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

BenSchuarmer While they're at it... (190 comments)

can they make them drive on the right side of the road?

about a month and a half ago

The NSA's New Partner In Spying: Saudi Arabia's Brutal State Police

BenSchuarmer New? (125 comments)

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

about 2 months ago

CNN iPhone App Sends iReporters' Passwords In the Clear

BenSchuarmer "malicious actors" (40 comments)

like Mark Wahlberg?

about 2 months ago


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