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OpenOffice 3.1 Released

Corpuscavernosa Re:What, half a million lines of code changed... (327 comments)

Due to copyright concerns, OO3.1 will have "Stapley" as the office assistant

"I see that you're writing a document that will undoubtedly take up more than one page. Would you like help affixing these multiple pages together?"

more than 5 years ago
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The Best American Comics 2008

Corpuscavernosa Re:I just wanna know (55 comments)

The greatest (Canadian) comic writer of all time... "A 4 hour video of you masturbating does not count as a master's thesis in film study." In fact, that may be my new signature :)

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EVO Linux Gaming Console Opens Pre-Orders

Corpuscavernosa Re:I predict... (247 comments)

Totally. I'm so going to install Linux on mine!

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Computer Science Major Is Cool Again

Corpuscavernosa Re:Cool? (328 comments)

YES! I'm going back to college as a CS major and am going to pull mad trim!

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Releases Source Code For Web Sandbox

Corpuscavernosa Re:pist fr0st!!!111!one (188 comments)

First poooooooooooossssst! *jazz hands*

This is the funniest variation of these meme that I've seen. Great visual. Laughed my ass off.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Releases Source Code For Web Sandbox

Corpuscavernosa Excellent. (188 comments)

I'll assume that Windows kernel, IE, Office, and that new song making program are next!

more than 5 years ago
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Video Game Conditioning Spills Over Into Real Life

Corpuscavernosa Re:Video Game is just the vehicle (232 comments)

What is says to me is that this is just more evidence that if you play videogames you will shoot up a school. :)

more than 5 years ago
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Offline Gmail Launched

Corpuscavernosa Re:IMAP (220 comments)

While this feature isn't for those well versed in POP3 and IMAP, people like my parents/grandparents would love something they could just download, didn't have to configure with "scary" pop3 info, and just worked. I won't use it, but I certainly see a portion of the population that would enjoy such it.

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Apple Awarded Patent For iPhone Interface

Corpuscavernosa Re:Waiting.. (449 comments)

Dude it's only EIGHTEEN years (20 years from the filing date). See, doncha feel better now?

more than 5 years ago
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Unboxing a 1984 Atari Peripheral, 25 Years Later

Corpuscavernosa Allow me to add something (154 comments)

"it would be a crime against computer history not to buy it, open it, install it, and use it" AND install Linux on it. :)

more than 5 years ago
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Tech Publisher O'Reilly Slashes Jobs

Corpuscavernosa Companies lay off... (207 comments)

... when it's convenient to do so (i.e., bad economy) just to trim the fat, whether they need to or not. Some companies just trim every couple years just to streamline. I'd like a company to have the balls to say "hey, we could weather the storm, but we owe it to our shareholders, NOT our employees, to make them money."

Not that I don't think it's shitty, but some honesty would be nice.

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Crayon Physics Combines Science and Puzzles

Corpuscavernosa My inner 12-year-old... (78 comments)

Perhaps it's a maturity level far below my age, but I really want to get this game to see how many puzzles I can solve drawing penises.

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Congressman Wants Health Warnings On Video Games

Corpuscavernosa Re:No (421 comments)

Oh it was just a quote from a political strategist in a state where there are elected judges. Basically speaking to the fact that if you can get who you want on the bench at a high level, the theory is that it is more effective (and a lot easier) than having your people in Congress. Not a perfect quote, but I thought it was pretty interesting!

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Bats Inspiring Future Micro Unmanned Aircraft

Corpuscavernosa One Toke Over The Line (76 comments)

"One toke? You poor fool! Wait till you see those goddamn bats."

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Congressman Wants Health Warnings On Video Games

Corpuscavernosa Re:No (421 comments)

"WARNING: Excessive exposure to Congress and other politicians has been linked to all types of ill shit, including but not limited to: sexual harassment, infidelity, wanton abuse of taxpayers' money, and just being an all-around douche."

more than 5 years ago
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Researchers One Step Closer To Creating Life

Corpuscavernosa Mod Parent +1 Funny (292 comments)

Dude I'm sure I'll take a Karma hit but I'm willing to do so. That shit had me laughing out loud. All y'all need to lighten the fuck up. That was straight up funny. Hate to see a good joke modded down like that.

more than 5 years ago

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Ten gadgets that defined the decade

Corpuscavernosa Corpuscavernosa writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Corpuscavernosa (996139) writes "As 2009 winds down and we try to come up with new and clever ways of referring to the early years of this century, there's really only one thing left to do: declare our ten favorite gadgets of the aughts and show them off in chronological order. It's arguable that if this wasn't the decade of gadgets, it was certainly a decade shaped by gadgets — one which saw the birth of a new kind of connectedness. In just ten years time, gadgets have touched almost every aspect of our daily lives, and personal technology has come into its own in a way never before seen. It's a decade that's been marked the ubiquity of the internet, the downfall of the desktop, and the series finale of Friends, but we've boiled it down to the ten devices we've loved the most and worked the hardest over the past ten years. We even had some of our friends in the tech community chime in with their picks on what they thought was the gadget or tech of the decade — so join us for a look back at the best (gadget) years ever!"
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Company Produces THC Tomatoes

Corpuscavernosa Corpuscavernosa writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Corpuscavernosa (996139) writes "Scientists at Montsaint Genie Tech Inc. announced today that they have successfully transferred the gene segment that produces the psychotropic chemical THC in cannabis plants to many other common garden plants, including tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, carrots, and more.

But is it legal? "Actually, yes," says Vale. "Our research qualifies as GMO 'intellectual property', as does the process itself. Since tomatoes and other plants are not illegal, a person would be well within the law to grow them and use them as they please.""

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IBM Shatters U.S. Patent Record

Corpuscavernosa Corpuscavernosa writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Corpuscavernosa (996139) writes "IBM today announced that it earned 4,186 U.S. patents in 2008, becoming the first company ever to earn more than 4,000 U.S. patents in a single year. IBM's 2008 patent issuances are nearly triple Hewlett-Packard's and exceed the issuances of Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Apple, EMC, Accenture and Google — combined.

While IBM will continue to seek patents and will protect its intellectual property, its planned increase in publishing inventions will focus on those technology areas that will increase the build out of a new, smarter infrastructure. The evolution of IBM's policy builds on prior efforts to stimulate innovation by pledging not to assert certain patent rights in the area of open source software, health care, education, the environment, and software interoperability."

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Teenage Sextet Charged With Cell Phone 'Sexting'

Corpuscavernosa Corpuscavernosa writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Corpuscavernosa (996139) writes "Three teenage girls who allegedly sent nude or semi-nude cell phone pictures of themselves, and three male classmates in a Greensburg high school who received them, are charged with child pornography.

Police said the girls are 14 or 15, and the boys charged with receiving the photos are 16 or 17.

These kids being charged (especially the girls) just feels wrong for some reason. What do you think?"

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Google's New Drunk Email Protection

Corpuscavernosa Corpuscavernosa writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Corpuscavernosa (996139) writes "For a company that's dominated the Internet by doing one simple thing well, Google has also managed to build a thriving side business in bells and whistles: its features offer everything from the ability to search inside books and videos to the ability to watch a kid fall off a bike from the privacy of your own home. So when I heard that Google had unveiled a new feature called Mail Goggles that is designed to stop you from sending embarrassing e-mails while drunk by requiring you to do math problems, my first thought was, That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. My second thought was, I want to try it.

Tried it, still sent out email. Perhaps they should throw in some calculus?"

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In Quantum Channels, Zero + Zero = Non-Zero

Corpuscavernosa Corpuscavernosa writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Corpuscavernosa (996139) writes "Since the modern communications revolution got into full swing with the advent of the telegraph, people have always wondered just how much information can be sent down that line. In classical communication, this is governed by Shannon's law, which looks at the correlation between input and output signals. Once the noise in the channel reaches a particular level, the output and the input are no longer correlated and you have to slow the bit rate down. If the noise is high enough, there is a point where no communication is possible. Recently, researchers have been asking the same question about quantum communications channels and it turns out that the answer isn't really that clear.

The researchers discovered that two channels that have zero capacity can have a non-zero channel capacity, provided one condition is met: the two channels must have zero capacity for different reasons."

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Free EeePC and the Future of Portable Computing

Corpuscavernosa Corpuscavernosa writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Corpuscavernosa (996139) writes "In the UK, PowerupMobile.com will give you a free Asus Eee PC if you sign up for a two-year contract for a specific T-Mobile mobile broadband service called Web 'n' Walk Max, which costs about $68 per month.

Years ago, banks used to give away toasters (and other things) to encourage people to sign up for new checking accounts. Fast forward to 2008, and the Royal Bank of Canada is giving people Asus Eee PCs if they open one of two accounts.

[Author's] prediction is that by the middle of next year, "mini me too" laptops will be given away in the United States, and by so many companies that they'll become hard to sell at any price."

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Numbers Follow a Surprising Law of Digits

Corpuscavernosa Corpuscavernosa writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Corpuscavernosa (996139) writes "Does your house address start with a 1? According to a strange mathematical law, about 1/3 of house numbers have 1 as their first digit. The same holds true for many other areas that have almost nothing in common: the Dow Jones index history, size of files stored on a PC, the length of the worlds rivers, the numbers in newspapers front page headlines, and many more.

The law is called Benfords law which tells how often each number (from 1 to 9) appears as the first significant digit in a very diverse range of data sets."
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Laser Beam Believed to set Record for Intensity

Corpuscavernosa Corpuscavernosa writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Corpuscavernosa (996139) writes "If you could hold a giant magnifying glass in space and focus all the sunlight shining toward Earth onto one grain of sand, that concentrated ray would approach the intensity of a new laser beam made in a University of Michigan laboratory."

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