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Cure For Radiation Sickness Found?

Blixinator Re:Won't fix DNA damage (385 comments)

At least you'll get the Rad Regeneration perk

more than 5 years ago
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12% of E-mail Users Have Responded To Spam

Blixinator Misleading (268 comments)

While 12% seems reasonable for the amount of people who have responded to spam at least once (think of the first time a banner told you you were the 1,000,000th visitor), I suspect the number is much, much lower for the percentage of people who continuously respond to spam.

more than 5 years ago
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Staying Afloat In a Sea of iPhone Apps

Blixinator No apps that use the headphone multibutton (149 comments)

Yesterday, I found out that the headphones for the iPhone have a button and a speaker, so I went to the world wide web and looked for some apps that used this multi-button but couldn't find a single case of an app that takes advantage of this button. I'm not sure if the resources needed to use it are in the SDK, but it would be interesting to see what some of these developers could come up with if they had access to this neat little feature.

more than 5 years ago
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New Service Converts Torrents Into PNG Images

Blixinator The REAL Da Vinci Code (297 comments)

Take a .png of the Mona Lisa and convert it to a torrent and it downloads several thousand hours of voice notes by Da Vinci... and porn

more than 5 years ago
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UK, Not North Korea, Is Source of DDoS Attacks

Blixinator However.... (175 comments)

North Koreans are still told that the mighty leader Kim-Jong Il brought down the evil western internet.

more than 5 years ago
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New Zealand Introduces Internet Filtering

Blixinator Re:Oh god :( (215 comments)

... So how did it get to this? I made a joke about internet filtering following this guy around and now we're debating basic human rights. I suspect a butterfly somewhere in Asia is to blame.

more than 5 years ago
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NASA's Skylab $400 Littering Fine Paid By DJ

Blixinator Littering? Really? (111 comments)

Do they also give fines for littering to people who wreck their cars and leave debris on the side of the road? I don't mean the whole car, but stuff like smashed headlights and windows.

more than 5 years ago
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New Zealand Introduces Internet Filtering

Blixinator Re:Oh god :( (215 comments)

Yes, but no filtering.

more than 5 years ago
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New Map Hints At Venus' Wet, Volcanic Past

Blixinator Volcanic, or just really hot? (118 comments)

Does molten rock really mean there has to be a volcano? The thermal map shows that some parts get up to 715 K, hot enough to melt lead.

more than 5 years ago
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New Zealand Introduces Internet Filtering

Blixinator Re:Oh god :( (215 comments)

Just please don't move to America.

more than 5 years ago
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Wells Fargo Bank Sues Itself

Blixinator I spent 5 minutes (445 comments)

Trying to figure out what an Idle article was doing in YRO.

more than 5 years ago
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Cell Phones That Learn the Sounds of Your Life

Blixinator Re:Advanced new capabilities (121 comments)

With this amazing new software, your smart phone can notify you when you are in a coffee shop, and when you are at home masturbating. Will wonders never ceas?

Fixed that for you.

more than 5 years ago
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Cell Phones That Learn the Sounds of Your Life

Blixinator Next level of twittering (121 comments)

Have the phone tell everyone what you're doing at every moment in time. Someone get on that. Then when it happens, we'll have a YRO article about how this could be an invasion of privacy!

more than 5 years ago
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Bethesda Speaks On Gamebryo Engine, Final Fallout 3 DLC

Blixinator New stuffs (101 comments)

I'm glad to hear that the new DLC will introduce some of the most powerful stuff in the game. Point Lookout didn't give me anything new to carry around as part of my arsenal.

more than 5 years ago
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World's Biggest Alarm Clock Shakes You Out of Bed

Blixinator It's happening again (100 comments)

This used to happen to me all the time. I think about something then later in the day, that same thing pops up! I'm not talking about finding a quarter on the ground, I'm talking about insanly odd things. This morning, I was wondering how deaf people wake themselves up in the morning, then I get into work and see THIS!

more than 5 years ago
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Volunteer Programming For Dummies?

Blixinator Just do it (195 comments)

Here's a few tips from my experiences. Try www.projecteuler.net Yes, they're problems with a well defined goal. But it's always up to you how to go about doing them. It's probably one of the best sites to help you develop problem solving skills using programming and forces you to delve into the often vast pool of predefined classes and methods that you will undoubtedly use again in your future if you're a dedicated programmer. I'd also suggest trying to recreate programs you've used before. One of the first things I tried to recreate was minesweeper; a project that vastly improved my recursive function programming, frame organization, and event listening. The point I'm trying to make is, the best way to improve your skills and put the knowledge you already have to good use is to just program. Go out (Well, since we're talking programming, I guess we'll stay in) and just experiment. You don't even need to have a goal in mind. Experiment with the limits of a language. Go see how well arrays handle redefinition. Find instances where you prefer one method over another. Try to improve on your past work and examples that you've been given. Just do it.

more than 5 years ago
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Computer Reveals Stone Tablet "Handwriting"

Blixinator Amazing! (42 comments)

A computer can do something in a fraction of the time it would take a human!

more than 5 years ago
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Most Complete Topographical Map of Earth Complete

Blixinator Re:Do it again in 50 years (207 comments)

Considering that this is the most complete topographical map to date, I doubt that anyone has ever compared two maps of 99% of the earth's surface.

more than 5 years ago
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Most Complete Topographical Map of Earth Complete

Blixinator Do it again in 50 years (207 comments)

It would be neat to have this done again in 50 years and have an overlay comparison of the two.

more than 5 years ago

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