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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

Culture20 Re:old joke is old (179 comments)

Is there any problem in the world that roundhouse kick from Chuck Norris can't solve?

Is it a problem if Chuck Norris keeps roundhouse kicking everything?

yesterday
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

Culture20 If you don't know how to drive... (453 comments)

If you don't know how to drive, what will you do after the Motor Law? Just hop the turbine freight and that's it?

4 days ago
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Upgrading the Turing Test: Lovelace 2.0

Culture20 Re:How many meat-people would pass the Lovelace te (68 comments)

But a machine that could act as a human with IQ 90 would be lauded as a great success. Make the test too hard and you'll only consider something AI when it's smart AI.

5 days ago
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Upgrading the Turing Test: Lovelace 2.0

Culture20 Magic tricks (68 comments)

Wasn't there just an article about an AI that developed some magic tricks for stage magicians?

5 days ago
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Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

Culture20 Re:No thanks... (210 comments)

Its based out of the US and A. As such, I have to assume it is pre-backdoored.

NSA has claimed the right of Prima Podex?

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Culture20 Re: Sexism = Sexy these days (641 comments)

landing a probe on a comet.

Is that what kids are calling it these days?

about two weeks ago
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25th Anniversary: When the Berlin Wall Fell

Culture20 Re: Reminder of who not to credit (151 comments)

And both CVS and git are preferable to a shared directory which everyone edits with no file locking.

about two weeks ago
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fMRI Data Reveals How Many Parallel Processes Run In the Brain

Culture20 Phrenology? (91 comments)

How does this apply to phrenology?

about three weeks ago
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Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

Culture20 "like putting a Big Mac in front of people" (334 comments)

"This is like putting a Big Mac in front of people who need to diet or watch their cholesterol," says Anthony Perl.

Should Big Macs cost more to dissuade their use? What about the people who couldn't afford better than a Big Mac? Switching away from the analogy: inexpensive energy is the biggest benefit to poorer members of society. It means cheaper food, cheaper heating/cooling, cheaper transportation. When someone says "make energy source X cost more than energy Y because Y needs a chance to succeed", they're not thinking about all the costs associated with the rise in energy costs.

about three weeks ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

Culture20 Re:No thank you (267 comments)

Which I personally think was worse. The original was kid-friendly (kid targeted actually). I stopped watching the new one when the captain of the Pegasus raped the cylon in front of witnesses. That was as bad as Fred Dukes eating Janet Van Dyne's intestines for no reason (Ultimate Marvel).

about three weeks ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

Culture20 Re:No thank you (267 comments)

Most of the utilitarian design shift was supposed to happen during the clone wars. You can see this with the introduction of the Y-Wings, the Z95s, and the ARC-170s.

about three weeks ago
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First Experimental Demonstration of a Trapped Rainbow Using Silicon

Culture20 Re:DON'T! (79 comments)

Why are you using 0 instead of o/O?

I'm guessing it allows one to bypass the lameness filter. 1T'5 APPARENTLY N0T L1KE YELL1N6 since it's not all caps.

about three weeks ago
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Landfill Copies of Atari's 'E.T.' End Up On eBay

Culture20 Re:Recipe for Success (107 comments)

They must think it's more valuable for having marinated in a landfill,

It's an urban legend that turned out to be true and you can own a piece of it. That's the only value these cartridges have. It's like owning alligator boots made from an alligator found in the sewer.

about three weeks ago
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PC Cooling Specialist Zalman Goes Bankrupt Due To Fraud

Culture20 Re:That raises the question: (208 comments)

If he is, it'll be one of those country club types where the guards don't carry heaters.

about three weeks ago
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Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

Culture20 Re:Too little too late (214 comments)

You're going from modern China to modern North Korea. I say this as an iPhone user. No external storage. No file manager. Nothing open.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

Culture20 Re:"I don't care" camp. (613 comments)

Seriously, I don't. All my devices, clock and what not change their time automatically, I don't have to do anything. Other than the first day where I feel like I lost an hour of sleep, I don't even notice it. Stop fussing over something so minor just because you're lazy.

Most of my clocks are manual changes. My computers obviously auto-change. I have a radio clock that tunes to the atomic clock channel, but its DST change dates are hard-coded for last week (and some other wrong date since congress shifted the dates), so I have to change the timezone last week, this week, and twice in spring.

about a month ago

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Facebook forces your information to be public now

Culture20 Culture20 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Culture20 (968837) writes "I just hopped on FB, and went to change my status (yes, I was going to say what I ate for lunch). A popup appeared, saying it wanted to change all my information into links. Being a geek, I chose the "edit them individually" method since I didn't know if the links would be correct. Then I read the following text:

Confirm the Pages that will be on your profile
Uncheck any Page you don't want to link to. Linking to education and work Pages may also create additional Pages, such as for your major or job title. If you don't link to any Pages, these sections on your profile will be empty. By linking your profile to Pages, you will be making these connections public.

If you don't link to any Pages, these sections on your profile will be empty. By linking your profile to Pages, you will be making these connections public.

You are about to remove this information
If you don't link to any Pages, the following sections on your profile will be empty:
  • Work and Education
  • Current City
  • Hometown
  • Likes and Interests

They're empty now. Others have noticed this too."
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MS IE out-of-band security bulliten; New Firefox

Culture20 Culture20 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Culture20 (968837) writes "MS just published a security bulletin for the latest IE exploit(s):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-078.mspx
There's also a webcast at 1PM PST.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032399448&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

In other browser news, Mozilla just released Firefox 3.0.5 and 2.0.0.19 today. 2.0.0.19 is the last 2.x, and there will be no security updates. Upgrade to 3.0.5 and use an addon if you've been holding back for url-bar related reasons. Still no official MSI from Mozilla, so Windows admins, prepare your installations with care."

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