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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

Bloke down the pub Various methods exist... (275 comments)

... just make sure you have an alibi. Ideally, make it look like an accident - but don't try anything too clever. Otherwise some cop will get a gut feeling or a hunch and the minute he's officially taken off the case you're toast.

about 3 months ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Bloke down the pub Re:Recent claims by whom? (224 comments)

Evolution only works if children die.

Wrong. It can also work by preventing them being born in the first place.

In fact, if you think about if for two seconds, children dying is a subset of that.

about 3 months ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Bloke down the pub Re:No surprise (224 comments)

No. He's ignoring anecdotes.

about 3 months ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Bloke down the pub Re:Canada & Quebec (474 comments)

Or Ukraine to leave Russia.

about 3 months ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Bloke down the pub Re:Everyone loses (474 comments)

He's probably an American who thinks Mel Gibson makes documentaries.

about 3 months ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

Bloke down the pub Re:Ignoring war (326 comments)

That's because we haven't had a war where WMD were used on a large scale.

1945, you say? Firecrackers by modern standards.

about 2 months ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

Bloke down the pub From the halls of Montezuu-uuu-uuma (165 comments)

Is this not what the line "to the shores of tripoliiiiiiii" in the song refers to? IIRC the US navy then went and kicked the towelheads' asses. And frankly, they were asking for it.

about 2 months ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

Bloke down the pub Re:Moar Boar (165 comments)

And waterboard them ... with beer!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

Bloke down the pub Re:You can't (234 comments)

For every successful *scientist* there are a ten thousand angry never-have-beens who flip burgers and sweep floors regretting the time and the chances lost forever.

You appear to have misspelled 'actor' or 'musician'.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

Bloke down the pub Re:books (234 comments)

I've got one where Pluto is a planet!

about 2 months ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

Bloke down the pub Re:Not a problem... (326 comments)

Sure, some of the above would require some work to make comfortable, but it can be done even with today's technology

Yeah, with a 3d printer you can do ANYTHING.

about 2 months ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Bloke down the pub Other news... (182 comments)

Coming up later, an interview with the barber who says short hair is the latest greatest thing.

about 3 months ago
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LLVM 3.5 Brings C++1y Improvements, Unified 64-bit ARM Backend

Bloke down the pub nerds? (99 comments)

Nerds are not interested in champagne & handbags. Get ye to idle!

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

Bloke down the pub Re:Lua[0]? (729 comments)

It's the natural way to index on a computer since the base address of an array points to the first element of that array.

No, it's the natural way to do it for a computer.

Isn't it the compiler's job to sort out shit like that?

about 3 months ago
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Researchers Harness E. Coli To Produce Propane

Bloke down the pub Re:E.Coli (82 comments)

I will have to claim prior fart. My family has been manufacturing methane the same way for generations.

FTFY

about 3 months ago
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States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

Bloke down the pub Re:Up is down and hot is cold... (217 comments)

Correlation or causation? And if it's the latter, which way round?

about 4 months ago

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