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Scientists Work Towards Naturally Caffeine-Free Coffee

Chupathingy They would have been done a lot sooner (312 comments)

They would have been done a lot sooner, but the scientists keep falling asleep.

more than 2 years ago

Elo Chess Rating System Topped By Proposed Replacements

Chupathingy Re:and what about rock/paper/scissors (102 comments)

For some reason your post reminded me of the Next Generation episode Peak Performance, where Data analyzes Riker's likely tactical strategy. "Knowing that he knows we know he knows...."

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Opens Source Code To KGB's Successor Agency

Chupathingy Re:In Soviet Russia... (187 comments)

If "In Soviet Russia, Microsoft gives you their source code,"

then "In Capitalist America.... You give Microsoft your source code."

more than 4 years ago

The End of the 3.5-inch Floppy Continues

Chupathingy Re:Reminder (472 comments)

Bought my last disk at least a decade ago....

With all the free AOL disks I got, I don't think I EVER bought a floppy disk...

more than 4 years ago

Verizon Doubles Early Termination Fee and More

Chupathingy Re:Disable Data Access? (520 comments)

I know this is slashdot and all, but I guess I need to RTFC.

He said that's exactly what he ended up doing. Oops!

more than 5 years ago

Verizon Doubles Early Termination Fee and More

Chupathingy Disable Data Access? (520 comments)

I recently got a new phone with AT&T (LG CF360 if anyone cares). It has some buttons similar to the ones that people are complaining about here (one-touch access to an app that auto connects to the net). On top of that, the some of the menu screens can't be modified, so that several apps that I'll never use because they require a data plan, are locked in on the menu.

When I told the AT&T rep of my concerns about accidental data usage, he said they could just disable the data access.

I've hit those one-touch app buttons and accidentally selected "AT&T GPS" or some other app that requires data access, but all I ever get is "Cannot connect to server" or some similar message.

I wonder if Verizon phones have a similar option for people who don't want anything to do with a data plan.

more than 5 years ago

Sony CEO Proposes "Guardrails For the Internet"

Chupathingy Re:I don't buy it (708 comments)

Culture is much more than what you can sell.

Did Leonardo Da Vinci hide digital watermarks in Mona Lisa [...]

If you believe any of Dan Brown's books, he might have...

more than 5 years ago

"Apple Tax" Report Backfires On Microsoft

Chupathingy OMG it's the same with everything! (993 comments)

Lauren is looking for a laptop for under a grand... "Macs don't make a laptop for under $1,000, guess I'm not cool enough to be a Mac owner."

Joe is looking for a car for under $20,000... "Porche doesn't make a car for under $20,000, guess I'm not cool enough to drive a Porche."

BTW - I'm a Windows user, I don't have anything against Macs. They just don't have the options features that are important to me in my price range.

BTW - I drive a Dodge Neon. I don't have anything against Porches, they just don't have the options and features that are important to me in my price range.

more than 5 years ago

Work Progresses On 10,000 Year Clock

Chupathingy Re:Errr (307 comments)

base-2 and base-3 computers have exactly the same capabilities so there is no relevance to AI. Also, base-10 is lame; humans went to it naturally because we are not very smart.

Pretty sure humans went to base-10 because we have 10 fingers. Still, that doesn't change the validity of your original statement that base-10 is lame and humans are not very smart.

more than 5 years ago

NASA To Announce Module Name On Colbert Show

Chupathingy Re:I know the name (201 comments)

Ok, everybody. There was a lot of talk about the name of this module. We are on the Colbert Report tonight to talk about what name we picked after all the submissions. Tonight, we are glad to announce that the name will be, Jonathan Stewart!

Actually, since we already call all of our Earth-bound toilets "Johns". Maybe we should start calling the ISS toilets "Colberts".

more than 5 years ago

April Fools Sees Fake Extra Millions For Users of Brokerage Site

Chupathingy Just like Monopoly! (280 comments)

Bank error in your favor! Collect $1,000,000.00!

more than 5 years ago

What Filters Are Right For Kids?

Chupathingy Re:The simple one. (678 comments)

Back in my high school days, I was working on a group project about the northern deciduous forests. A relatively sheltered and naive young female classmate was in charge of the "wildlife" aspect of the environment.
Needless to say after typing "Beaver" into a Google search, she was very very confused at the search results. So yeah, accidental exposure happens if you don't know what NOT to be looking for.
I also remember back in the day, whitehouse.com lead to many accidental exposures. (.com != .gov)

more than 5 years ago

Future of Space Elevator Looks Shaky

Chupathingy Re:Don't forget the ninjas (486 comments)

Unless she's still single. Then she'll start collecting cats.

So you're saying Schrodinger was waaaay before his time?

more than 6 years ago

US Congress Funds Laser Weapons

Chupathingy Re:Military Industrial Complex (423 comments)

What is it with the US and this obsession with devising new and more efficient ways to wage war?

Two words and a letter... George W. Bush

more than 6 years ago


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