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The Whirlydoodle Project Makes Fun, Spinning Things (Video)

Duhfus The first link looks malformatted (34 comments)

I know we have a reputation for not R-ingTFA, but that is no reason to completely botch a URL.

more than 2 years ago
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North Korea's High-Tech Counterfeit $100 Bills

Duhfus Re:Math Pedantry (528 comments)

Furthermore, how would you not riot over your government doing something like that to you?

That is a good question, and I think it really depends on how much you already have. If what you have is mostly worthless and you are on subsistence living, then such a devaluation makes no real impact. I suspect a large number of North Koreans might be in that situation. The only effect rioting will have might be getting you executed.

more than 2 years ago
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Faulty Cable To Blame For Superluminal Neutrino Results

Duhfus Best Buy gets the last laugh (414 comments)

This is why you should always buy gold-plated Monster cables.

more than 2 years ago
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How Companies Learn Your Secrets

Duhfus Seems a bit like a made up story to me (354 comments)

I am not sure if the story is really true or not, but it stopped being believable when it said "the manager called again after a few days to apologize". Really? He remembers the person who had come in a few days earlier complaining about (targeted, yes, but still) mass-mailed coupons? And he calls them to apologize again?

It would be nice to see managers like that at the stores I shop at.

more than 2 years ago
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eBay vs. Craigslist Courtroom Fisticuffs Start Today

Duhfus Re:ebay is now just evil (129 comments)

More specifically, a former executive at Craigslist (suspected to be Philip Knowlton), who owned a significant chunk of Craigslist stock, decided to sell his share and shopped around. This was how ebay got ownership: http://www.craigslist.org/about/press/ebay.stake/

more than 4 years ago
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Tesla Roadster Breaks Distance Record For Electric Car

Duhfus Re:So what? (392 comments)

Though to be fair, that race course was a mixture of twists, turns and hills
So what? You say that like they SHOULDN'T be required to handle it. Who wants a car that can't handle turns or climb hills?

TFS is comparing the performance of Roadsters in different races. While this Roadster set a new record, the course that it set the record is sufficiently different from the course where the previous record was set. Hence the "to be fair" comment: the earlier course "was a mixture of twists, turns and hills", so you can't really compare the two records as an apple-to-apple comparison.

about 5 years ago
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New, Stealthy Conficker B++ Worm Discovered

Duhfus Re:Old news? (87 comments)

I must admit, I'm not very knowledgeable on the editorial process of ./

Don't worry, the editors don't either.

more than 5 years ago

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