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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

BinBoy Nothing is Something? (612 comments)

> that the Big Bang was result of quantum fluctuations in which the universe came into existence from nothing

They're using a rather odd definition of "nothing."

about 5 months ago

Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

BinBoy Re:Needs Wooden Knobs (469 comments)

Those other guys must not read all the comments either. We should form a club or something. We could call it "I Try Read SlashDot While Also Getting My Work Done Club."

about 5 months ago

Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

BinBoy Needs Wooden Knobs (469 comments)

Try listening on a stereo with wooden knobs... or a computer with wooden keys.

about 5 months ago

Oracle Seeking Community Feedback on Java 8 EE Plans

BinBoy Security (109 comments)

Put fewer security holes in it. Maybe just one or two.

about 8 months ago

A Math Test That's Rotten To the Common Core

BinBoy Re:How hard can that possibly be? (663 comments)

Question 1: You see 5 pennies, the total in the cup is 6, so the missing part is 1 (penny). How hard can that possibly be?

If you see five, and there are six more in the cup, then the total is eleven. If only one is missing, then which one?

The answer isn't listed. Whether there are 11 or 6, they're all accounted for so 0 coins are missing. (Assuming they're coins)

about a year ago

SCOTUS Says DNA Collection Permissible After Arrest

BinBoy What good is the Fourth Amendment? (643 comments)

If search warrants are handed out like toilet paper and your DNA isn't protected, what's left?

about a year ago

Overconfidence: Why You Suck At Making Development Time Estimates

BinBoy Yak Shaving (297 comments)

Projects that are simple at a high level can consist of several parts and each of those parts might require many small tasks and each small task may require other tasks. Yak Shaving It's like playing a quest in World of Warcraft.

about a year ago

Geomapping Racism With Twitter

BinBoy What about anti-white tweets? (409 comments)

Their definition of racism is limited. Why didn't they include the phrase "old white men" in their search? It comes up about every 5 minutes on twitter.

about 2 years ago

NASA Scientist: Heat Waves Really Are From Global Warming

BinBoy 1980 (605 comments)

What happened in 1980 to cause the climate to change?

more than 2 years ago

Florida Thinks Their Students Are Too Stupid To Know the Right Answers

BinBoy If you want to get nitpicky... (663 comments)

Multiple choice questions are invalid. Students select the answer they were predetermined to choose by the big bang.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are Your Tips For Working From Home?

BinBoy Re:distractions are bad (480 comments)

Agreed. Distractions are the biggest problem. Stay away from the TV. When work gets tough, even the most boring TV show can be tempting. Stay off of youtube as well.

more than 2 years ago

Israeli Spyware Sold To Iran

BinBoy Stuxnet (164 comments)

Stuxnet 2.0 bundled free.

more than 2 years ago

IEA Warns of Irreversible Climate Change In 5 Years

BinBoy Re:old news (1105 comments)

Global warming? I'm still waiting for the ozone hole to kill us. That was supposed to happen almost 12 years ago.

more than 2 years ago

S&P's $2 Trillion Math Mistake

BinBoy Re:I can't fault them for doing so.. (1040 comments)

Exactly. To eliminate the trillion dollar deficit with taxes, the average family would have to pay an extra $10,000 every year and there is no guarantee that spending won't simply increase along with the taxes like it has before. The only solution is for the government to live within its means.

more than 3 years ago

Solar Energy Is the Fastest Growing Industry In the US

BinBoy Re:J/MW? (410 comments)

More like a measure of inefficiency. Reminds me of the broken glass fallacy

more than 3 years ago

Ubisoft Launches Movie Studio To Make Movies of Its Games

BinBoy Do what everyone else does (114 comments)

Load an existing script from the same genre into a word processor (or just use an Alien script)
Search and replace character names
Refine a bit
Film the movie
Wonder why it failed

more than 3 years ago


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