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Google Street View Moves Indoors

Hapless Hero Watch out (116 comments)

Next they'll be asking us if pictures of our homes are okay.

more than 2 years ago
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IPhone 4 Survives 1,000 Foot Fall From Plane

Hapless Hero Re:G's (222 comments)

Stupid typo - 'no effect'.....

FTFY

more than 3 years ago
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Twitter Throttling Hits Third-Party Apps

Hapless Hero affect/effect? (119 comments)

"Dire affect"? Like someone's expression is really serious or something?

more than 4 years ago
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Power To the Pop-Ups

Hapless Hero Re:So... (204 comments)

I'm reminded of the saying, "Do stateways change folkways or do folkways change stateways?" This is probably a bastardization of the quote, whose author is now lost to me, but there ya go.

more than 4 years ago
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When watching a movie, I like to add calories via ...

Hapless Hero Re:Best is... (457 comments)

Yeah. Real chocolate is really what I like. I actually collect and rate ~70%s. :)

more than 5 years ago
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When watching a movie, I like to add calories via ...

Hapless Hero Re:Best is... (457 comments)

Hahahah okay well I (original poster) happen to be Asian, and I happened to pick the first thing that popped into my head so I could get a quick first post and vote in. :)

more than 5 years ago
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When watching a movie, I like to add calories via ...

Hapless Hero Re:Best is... (457 comments)

Any chocolate variety - the regular chocolate or the Men's. I don't like fruity, almondy...etc.

more than 5 years ago
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When watching a movie, I like to add calories via ...

Hapless Hero Best is... (457 comments)

Pocky.

more than 5 years ago
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What Programming Language For Linux Development?

Hapless Hero Re:What do you want to program? (997 comments)

Okay, I didn't mean they were "fake." I just meant they were unwieldy, in my experience, for writing something like a web browser or some other major desktop app. I wholeheartedly support shell scripting! It's very important. I still mean to say that you need to know what you are looking to write before you go choosing a language. Certain languages are suited to some things and not others.

more than 5 years ago
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What Programming Language For Linux Development?

Hapless Hero What do you want to program? (997 comments)

That is the first question you should ask yourself, actually. ;)

One thing you might learn, from a tinkering-with-Linux point-of-view, is shell scripts. Surprised no one mentioned them yet. They aren't really "programming" in the sense of creating apps, but they are fun and a cool part of Linux.

more than 5 years ago

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Two Chinese Schools Tied to Google Hacks

Hapless Hero Hapless Hero writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Hapless Hero (786287) writes "A series of online attacks on Google and dozens of other American corporations have been traced to computers at two educational institutions in China, including one with close ties to the Chinese military, say people involved in the investigation.

They also said the attacks, aimed at stealing trade secrets and computer codes and capturing e-mail of Chinese human rights activists, may have begun as early as April, months earlier than previously believed. Google announced on Jan. 12 that it and other companies had been subjected to sophisticated attacks that probably came from China.

The Chinese schools involved are Shanghai Jiaotong University and the Lanxiang Vocational School, according to several people with knowledge of the investigation who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the inquiry."

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Is love just a chemical cocktail?

Hapless Hero Hapless Hero writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Hapless Hero (786287) writes "A professor of neuroscience at Emory University theorizes that romantic love, despite the myriad ways poets have been describing the most written-about emotion for centuries, is nothing more profound than a series of chemical reactions. From the BBC.co.uk article:

Professor Young argues that love can be explained by a series of neurochemical events that are happening in specific brain areas. If that is true then, he says, one would no longer have to rely on oysters or chocolates to create a loving mood. Instead, it will be possible for scientists to develop aphrodisiacs — chemicals that would make people fall in love with the first person they see. And for those who have fallen in love with someone they shouldn't have fallen in love with, an antidote to unrequited love. There is even the prospect of a genetic "love test" to assess whether two potential love birds are predisposed to a happy married life.

Are we headed towards our very own real-life love potions? Or is there something deeper going on in true love?"
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