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How Tech Is Transforming Teaching In a South African Township

Hognoxious Re:Would the results hold? (26 comments)

There's also the novelty factor. Similar to the Hawthorne Effect.

2 days ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

Hognoxious Re:No he didn't (215 comments)

At Sydney domestic the exit is an unmaned automated system.

So the solution would be to put a lion there?

2 days ago
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New Research Casts Doubt On the "10,000 Hour Rule" of Expertise

Hognoxious Re:Is that really the point? (187 comments)

Yo dawg. I herd you don't understand the Dunning-Kruger effect, so I put a Dunning-Kruger effect in your Dunning-Kruger effect so you can misunderstand the Dunning-Kruger effect while ur misunderstanding the Dunning-Kruger effect.

2 days ago
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New Research Casts Doubt On the "10,000 Hour Rule" of Expertise

Hognoxious Re: In my experience most mastery is at the start (187 comments)

I know people with 10 years of work experience and skills similar of 1 year experience.

Were they people who'd been doing the same thing in the same language on the same OS at the same company?

A guy I used to work with would say that's one year of experience, repeated ten times.

2 days ago
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Ubuntu Touch For Phones Hits RTM, First Phones Coming This Year

Hognoxious Re:The difference is the 4GB of RAM (132 comments)

Phone manufacturers have been putting off installing 4GB RAM for some time, knowing full well that it opens the door for fully-fledged operating systems to run

I ran CentOS 5 with 2G for a while. I have two laptops running Kali with Mate - one has 1G, the other 512M.

Are you the King of Bloatland or something?

2 days ago
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The Physics of Space Battles

Hognoxious Re:Fighters (447 comments)

It's a missile if the fighter hits the target itself, but I don't see why you assume that's the case.

3 days ago
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The Physics of Space Battles

Hognoxious Re: Umm no (447 comments)

So you'd rather be hit by an artillery shell (which then explodes inside your ship) than a few fragments of shrapnel from one that exploded a mile away?

3 days ago
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Ubuntu Touch For Phones Hits RTM, First Phones Coming This Year

Hognoxious Desktop GUI (132 comments)

No doubt the GUI will be optimised for a machine with a keyboard & mouse.

3 days ago
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Microsoft Co-opts Ice Bucket Challenge Idea To Promote Coding In Latin America

Hognoxious Re:1 hour experience (96 comments)

The web coder with one hour of experience in the latest flavor-of-the-month framework will get the job.

Especially if that framework has only existed for 15 minutes.

3 days ago
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Could We Abort a Manned Mission To Mars?

Hognoxious Re:Should we? (266 comments)

A year's notice would be plenty of time to build a shelter inside a mountain

But we'd spend the first 6 months arguing about where to build it, another 5 arguing about who should go in it and 4 weeks fighting over it.

3 days ago
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Could We Abort a Manned Mission To Mars?

Hognoxious Re:Second the recommendation (266 comments)

If the characters have emotions that makes it soft SF, which, as any fule kno, is for girls and wussies.

3 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Hognoxious Re:Consumer Reports: (302 comments)

It's just the Danegeld, but over the internet.

3 days ago
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Japan's Mt. Ontake Erupts, Stranding Hundreds of Hikers

Hognoxious Re:Why didn't they seek protection? (41 comments)

No way you'd outrun the pyroclastic flow from a major eruption. And if it's just a fart then running around on the side of a mountain when you can't see anything isn't exactly a brilliant idea.

4 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Hognoxious Re:Front pocket is fine (302 comments)

I wouldn't ever carry a bare phone or one with just a silicone bumper in a front pocket

I have for years without issue.

That's because you have microscopic knackers.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

Hognoxious Re:Obj-C (314 comments)

Swift also has a very nice compile time JIT [...] Swift is beating Rust to the punch [...] Swift had 200,000 devs download the language spec in the 1st 24 hours. [...] Swift is backed by a huge amount of Apple dollars.

Is it webscale too?

4 days ago
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Euclideon Teases Photorealistic Voxel-Based Game Engine

Hognoxious Re:"Photorealistic" (131 comments)

Even if it isn't real, you might want it to look realistic.

Otherwise why do they have special effects in movies that are works of fiction?

5 days ago
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Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

Hognoxious Re:Utilities (208 comments)

Bribes.

about a week ago
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Solar System's Water Is Older Than the Sun

Hognoxious Re:Duh? (173 comments)

How would you tell? Do molecular bonds have rings, like trees?

Are not atoms fungible?

about a week ago

Submissions

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3D Printing, Bitcoins Old News, Claims Report

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  about 10 months ago

Hognoxious (631665) writes "Remeber when you couldn't log onto Slashdot without seeing "Bitcoins this, 3D printers that"? Well it's been almost a whole day without a half-assed story or thinly veiled slashvertisement hyping one or the other.

Bennet Haselton's ramblings aside, what do readers think will be the next thing we're all totally sick of hearing about?"
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Slashdot slashdotted

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Fikzyor Kodoreddi (631665) writes "Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, admin@slashdot.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Apache/1.3.41 Server at slashdot.org Port 80"
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Ted Kennedy dies at 77

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Hognoxious (631665) writes "Ted Kennedy has succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 77. The funeral cortege will leave the family residence before swerving left and right then driving off a bridge."
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Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hognoxious (631665) writes "Has anybody seen my Swiss Army knife? I can't remember where I had it last. It's red, with a lot of blades that fold in and out. Well, not really a lot, but certainly more than a few. Thanks."

Journals

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quatsch

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 5 years ago

BTW, the fallacy is actually reverse ad populum. After all, he was arguing that everyone not doing it meant it was better.

It's not that either. He was simply saying that somoene who does it is better than someone who doesn't - a perfectly reasonable argument.

The true reverse ad populum only applies to indie bands and cult movies; the less people have heard of them, the more "alternative" they are.

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I want some insurance for my polandinvadingmaterials

Ich überlege, ob man diese Aussage auch auf Roboter beziehen kÃnnte

What is the difference between a duck

KÃnnten Sie das nicht lieber in einer Online-EnzyklopÃdie nachschlagen? Um die Frage zu beantworten müsste ich meinen gesamten Cache-Speicher auslagern. Und das tut weh!

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patent reform

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 7 years ago If it's published it can't be patented. Nowhere, I repeat, NOWHERE in the article does it say that prior art is abolished. Don't be a fucking idiot all your life. That goes for everyone else whose reading and comprehension skills are lacking.

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Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I never really understood the concept behind forcing registration on users. Namely the NYTimes. Granted, I am sure it's for ad revenue, but atleast make it like CNN, MSNBC, etc...

Seconded. These cretinous oafs make you do it every time you visit their sites to download drivers and stuff.

No doubt whoever analyses the data think that the whole world is full of Helen Kellers - an assumption which a quick look around them does nothing to dispel.

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Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 11 years ago Scio te esse, sed quid sum? Accusative & infinitive --
The dangerous time is right after a revolution, where you risk getting people in power who actually believe in the stuff they preach. --
I was going to patent flatulence in monastic institutions, but there was priory fart. --
I don't believe in reincarnation, but I might come back as someone who does.
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I AM an insensitive clod, you insensitive clod! --
Slash: got no birds, just foil hatters. --
When the only tool you have is e-mail, everyone starts to look like a spammer. --
Quis spapondanet ipsos spamodanent? --
I fear the geeks, especially when they are bare in gifs. --
If I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know. --
Thanks to slashdot, I now know that "Boa sorte" is Portugese for "Good Luck".
Why isn't there a slashdot relationship "stalker"? I have one --
This frog goes for a job interview, and the manager says "So you worked in a shipyard, what did you do there?".

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