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Survey Finds Cheating Among Students At All GPA Levels

Hojima Re:How much of the cheater is in the filler classe (333 comments)

Oh wow, you can talk with a lot more people! I sure feel a lot better about my education stalling. I bet that's what colleges have in mind when they shove courses down our throats that will never be remembered because we only have enough motivation to cram a day before the test and forget it. There's no way it has anything to do with the revenue that they gain from tuition.

Seriously, if I want to learn about history, I'm old enough to research on my own. Colleges are there to confirm that you have the proper knowledge/aptitude within your given field, not make up for a shitty public education system.

more than 2 years ago

Designer Creates "Euthanasia Roller Coaster"

Hojima Re:It'll never fly (409 comments)

Not to mention it's a pain in the ass. Even if people want to die, it's only to end their suffering, the anticipation of death is still distressful. I'd take the trip to Amsterdam & coke-overdose vacation package over this any day.

more than 2 years ago

Russian President: Time To Reform Copyright

Hojima Great (293 comments)

Not that I'm unhappy with the decision, but now when people in the US propose it, they can say "*gasp*! That's communism! Just look, Russia is doing it!" And of course, any attempt to point out that it's been a capitalist country will be in vain.

more than 2 years ago

I've had a personal email account for ...

Hojima I missread the title (336 comments)

I thought it said "email accounts for X% of my life", like how Facebook accounts for a % of other peoples' lives. Of course I chose, "I don't have one yet", as in "I still don't have a life".

more than 2 years ago

China Alleged To Use Prisoners In Lucrative Internet Gaming

Hojima Re:Seriously (313 comments)

China's brand of socialism is bullshit. It's plain fascism...

China is a de-facto capitalist country, I hate how people still call the country socialist/communist when they have less industry regulations than the US. Also, Communism has nothing to do with despotism. It's the polar opposite in fact, with the elimination of capital gain to remove the accumulation of power (which is why Karl Marx had en element that could accumulate power removed from each stage of governmental principal).

more than 2 years ago

When it comes to jury service, I ...

Hojima Re:Ineligible (528 comments)

Yea, here in the US, you don't have to break the law to avoid jury duty, you just have to be a full time student (lucky for me it's only 12 credits).

more than 2 years ago

Steve Jobs: 'We Don't Track Anyone'

Hojima Okay sure. (373 comments)

Hey guys, you know that profitable thing you think we've been doing? You know, the one that causes bad press. We're totally not doing it.

-Guy that's being accused

more than 2 years ago

Purdue Claims World Record Goldberg Machine

Hojima Oblig family guy (79 comments)

"It doesn't re-enact history, it just shoots you."

more than 2 years ago

XXX Goes Live In the Root Servers

Hojima Re:Actually work in the adult industry (163 comments)

This is one of the few "wall of text" posts that I've clicked "read the rest of this comment" to. I suggest everyone else do that same as well, as this is definitely the most informative/insightful post listed here, and I wish they had a hard-to-achieve +6 in the Slashdot system so this would be the most apparent, because it would deserve it.

about 3 years ago

I communicate with my parents ...

Hojima Other Missing Option: (352 comments)

I live in my basement you insensitive clod!

about 3 years ago

Block Adverts Outside of the Browser

Hojima To all complainers: why not counter-troll? (51 comments)

The editors most likely read comments, so why not counter-troll instead of feeding them? I'll start:

There is no way this system would work. I can see large-scale disasters caused by smudges being erroneously generated. No to mention that our current market is run by advertisements. Don't you think that of all ads were blocked, IP would be worthless? Then the US would slowly get poorer as our lack of foresight is clouded by individual gain. This kind of behaviour has to stop.

(note to all wise-asses, yes I know the "YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE TROLLED" method of trolling isn't effective, but I'm just getting the ball rolling)

about 3 years ago

China To Overtake US In Science In Two Years

Hojima Re:What, people measure scientific output? (362 comments)

It's usually measured by Libraries of Congress of peer-review journals or metric fucktonnes of Graduate student brains, but at the rate we're going, we'll be using the Bricks shit per American.

about 3 years ago

Cocaine Found At Kennedy Space Center

Hojima LOL field test (276 comments)

*snort*. Yep, it's coke.

more than 3 years ago

Android Copy of Danish Man Unveiled

Hojima Re:!ultra (147 comments)

I've bothered to actually watch the fine video, and the movements are still on the near side of the creepy valley.

Saying that it's a bit creepy is like saying that Nazis are a bit anti-semitic. If I saw that thing in my room I wouldn't rest until a priest douses its ashes with holy water.

more than 3 years ago

'Spam King' Released From Prison, Now Lives In Seattle

Hojima Re:Nope, no information law (275 comments)

Guess me and Dorthy better take a vacation to Seattle quick. Dorthy is my pet shotgun.

more than 3 years ago

13 Countries On US "Priority Watch List" For Copyright Piracy

Hojima HAHAHAHAHAHA (277 comments)

I remember watching a show on knock-off goods sold in China. Some spokesman for Gucci was talking about how they recently made a bust on counterfeit goods and how they potentially earned the company hundreds of thousands of dollars. I couldn't help but laugh at how out-of-touch this dumb-ass was. Does he think honestly think that the country's peasants (who make a big deal out of eating steak with their rice) would save up to buy an authentic Gucci handbag? Similarly, how fucking stupid do you have to be to think that you can stop them from saving money on software. Because that's how they look at it. There are two alternatives in their eyes: free pirated software, and free non-pirated software. No one is going to give two shits about Microsoft's poor employees.

more than 3 years ago

Compared to a year or two ago, I find I'm printing ...

Hojima Printing on PAPER!? With INK!? (252 comments)

How could you be so environmentally unconscious!? I never print anything unless it's on the skin of an endangered animal with lead paint on a printer that runs on coal. When I finish, I burn the remains, generally taking an acre of pristine rain forest with it (you can't be too safe about protecting your privacy).

more than 3 years ago

Considering the sum of all of my storage devices ...

Hojima Re:Most by what metric? (364 comments)

By importance most of my storage is DNA and cellular

Funny how we take that data for granted. I keep losing mine in my wife. I think my kids may have gotten a hold of it.

more than 3 years ago

Army Psy Ops Units Targeted American Senators

Hojima Re:This article is psy-ops (391 comments)

Actually, it's more like conning than selling. Do you actually think that they are required to tell the truth when coercing them? Also, one of the biggest proponents of the 11 billion that the country has pissed away was influenced by the unit, so I'm assuming it may have had at least a little impact. What's also scummy about this is that he explicitly used a unit meant only for the enemy on US citizens (which is EXACTLY what the law says NOT to do). On top of that, in order to can his case, they ruined the career of a female major under him, saying she had inappropriate relationships with him.

more than 3 years ago



New Basic Element for Electronic Circuits

Hojima Hojima writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Hojima (1228978) writes "HP labs has proven the existence of the theoretical "memristor" , a new and quite fundamental electrical component that can retain prior signals that it receives and revolutionize the field of electrical engineering. From the article:'This scientific advancement could make it possible to develop computer systems that have memories that do not forget, do not need to be booted up, consume far less power and associate information in a manner similar to that of the human brain...Leon Chua, a distinguished faculty member in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department of the University of California at Berkeley, initially theorized about and named the element in an academic paper published 37 years ago. Chua argued that the memristor was the fourth fundamental circuit element, along with the resistor, capacitor and inductor, and that it had properties that could not be duplicated by any combination of the other three elements.'"

Vacuum-glazed super glass

Hojima Hojima writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Hojima (1228978) writes "New super insulation glass has been developed by Guardian Industries based on the principles of vacuum thermos bottles. This could allow the production of windows that prevent two primary heat transferring mechanisms. It would practically allow houses to have a thermal supply from their windows, rather than a heat loss that engineers have been trying to prevent, allowing for much more energy efficient homes."

Mechanism for neuron coordination discovered

Hojima Hojima writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Hojima (1228978) writes "The studies involving macaque monkeys that were trained to follow objects with their eyes has shed some light on how neurons coordinate their actions. The recorded a number of neurons during this action, and "using a formula from financial securities market analysis that looks at how individual stocks behave at a given time within the context of fluctuations in the larger financial market, they explored how individual neurons would behave relative to their neighbors." This technique has proven that across the span of any movement, no neuron fires independently. This suggests that "either that a small number of neurons are sufficient to drive the behavior at any given time or that many neurons operate collectively at each moment.""
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New threat-detecting camera

Hojima Hojima writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Hojima (1228978) writes "British scientists working at ThruVision have created a camera capable of detecting weapons, illigal substances, and other threats from a distance of 25 meters. Just like all its sister devices, it uses electromagnetic waves, however the wavelength given for the unique Terahertz rays that they use are rather vague (between 1 millimeter and 100 micrometers). Unlike the wavelengths used by other devices, T-rays have another advantage along with their range and relative harmlessness to health:

T-rays travel through many non-conducting materials including cloths, wood, plastic, fog, and walls. Depending on the material, the signature of the wave is different, so that explosives can be distinguished from a block of clay, and cocaine can be distinguished from a bag of flour.

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