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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Simple (701 comments)

I think "Jesus fucking christ this is pathetic" sounds like more of a "post-action phrase".

about a week ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

ItsJustAPseudonym "Theory has it this will work." (701 comments)

That phrase usually justifies most actions. (Not the ones that are contradicted by theory, but you can't have everything.)

about a week ago
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The Hacking of NASDAQ

ItsJustAPseudonym A nation-state? Baloney. (76 comments)

Look no further than a too-big-to-fail company, e.g. Goldman Sachs.

about two weeks ago
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ExoLance: Shooting Darts At Mars To Find Life

ItsJustAPseudonym One question... (50 comments)

Did they think of this plan while they were at a pub?

about two weeks ago
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15-Year-Old Developing a 3D Printer 10x Faster Than Anything On the Market

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Bet his father is an engineer (203 comments)

This is sometimes called "Pinewood Derby Syndrome".

about three weeks ago
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The AI Boss That Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Management is becoming obsolete (162 comments)

That is why they have humans review and approve the schedule.

about three weeks ago
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Study: People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Be Alone With Their Thoughts

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:How fitting (333 comments)

If the majority of people are extroverted, how would it not be considered normal or typical behavior?

Per a 1998 study, 50.7% percent of Americans are introverts. http://introvertzone.com/ratio...

Hmm. Couldn't the results be skewed? Seems like they would have trouble reaching the introverts for the study. Could be that there are more undiscovered introverts. (I'm only being halfway-sarcastic here. I assume they controlled for this somehow in the study, but I have to believe that it is harder to contact the introverts.)

It's analogous to the situation in politics, in which a loud-mouthed group with in the minority often ends up dominating the conversation. In the study, they could have an easier time finding the extroverts, so it seem like there are more of them.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:My list (359 comments)

So, I guess I only have a correlation for Java and php.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

ItsJustAPseudonym My list (359 comments)

  • * vim as the default always-available editor, for anything. gVim in some cases. Backed by cscope.
  • * jEdit if I have it installed, for anything. Backed by cscope.
  • * Notepad++ on Windows, if I have any kind of problem with vim or jEdit. (rare, but possible)
  • * Eclipse, for Java or php projects.

about 1 month ago
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Meet Carla Shroder's New Favorite GUI-Textmode Hybrid Shell, Xiki

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Not convinced (176 comments)

"Gay bounce, Gay bounce, Gay bounce"

about 1 month ago
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Computational Thinking: AP Computer Science Vs AP Statistics?

ItsJustAPseudonym WWDZD? (What would Derek Zoolander do?) (155 comments)

"Welcome to the Derek Zoolander Center for kids who can't Statistics good, and who want to learn to do other stuff good too."

about a month ago
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Interviews: Forrest Mims Answers Your Questions

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Total misrepresentation of Evolution (161 comments)

I agree with your general inputs and conclusions. However, I think that Mims is correct, in a sense.

"The evolution of these complex molecules, which had to exist in the earliest cells, is so improbable..." --Mims

Yes, it is improbable, on a small-scale, and that seems to be where Mims' analysis has stopped.

"If enough random things happen and the beneficial things survive, then not only is the evolution not improbable, it's almost inevitable given enough time." --parent

Yes indeed.

I found Mims' statement that he has "built thousands of circuits, none of which were made by randomly wiring together components" very telling. If he were to wire billions of circuits by randomly wiring together components, then he might end up with a few that were useful.

I'm having a hard time reconciling his beliefs with his electronic achievements. This is not meant as a slam.

about a month and a half ago
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US College Students Still Aren't All That Interested In Computer Science

ItsJustAPseudonym Re:Not interested in cars or roads either (306 comments)

It kind of makes me wonder what the next great technological wonder will be and how everyone will jump on it

Slashdot Beta. Zing!

about 2 months ago

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Census figures show divorce-rates, by U.S. state

ItsJustAPseudonym ItsJustAPseudonym writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ItsJustAPseudonym writes "Yahoo reports that the U.S. census has provided a list of divorce rates for 2008. This list is broken-down state-by-state.

And the big winner is: Nevada, with 14.2 percent! No surprise there, given the whole instantaneous-wedding-in-Vegas phenomenon.

On the other end of the spectrum is North Dakota, with 8.1 percent. Maybe people in North Dakota have to stay together for warmth?"

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