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Tour of the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Lab

Lord_of_the_nerf Not suspicious at all... (35 comments)

Being lured into a cave by men in lab coats who want to show you something cool?

about a year and a half ago
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Astronauts Could Get Lazier As Mars Mission Progresses

Lord_of_the_nerf Star Trek (145 comments)

Explains why Riker stopped shaving second season.

about a year and a half ago
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AI Systems Designing Games

Lord_of_the_nerf I'd be worried (47 comments)

"Hey, this is just regular chess - except it renamed all the pawns 'Puny Humans'!"

about a year and a half ago
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IQ 'a Myth,' Study Says

Lord_of_the_nerf Street smart (530 comments)

tak3 that book smartz LOL!

Im off 2 by lottary ticks now cuz I CANT LOOSE!!!!!!

about 2 years ago
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Kickstarter Technology Projects Ship

Lord_of_the_nerf The problem with being open about funding... (100 comments)

I'm waiting for venture capital to start cherry picking ideas from Kickstarter and racing them to market. Kickstarter is almost like free market research.

Sure, a Kickstarter project might engender loyalty, but how long will that last after Kickstarter projects get a reputation for late delivery and failure?

about 2 years ago
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North Korea's Satellite Is Out of Control

Lord_of_the_nerf I think what you mean is: (450 comments)

"Rejoice, for the Supreme Leader's weaponized satellite is close to striking a blow against western oppression."

about 2 years ago
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Swimming Robot Reaches Australia After Record-Breaking Trip

Lord_of_the_nerf Re:not more boat people (72 comments)

Don't worry, it'll get through. They were smart and painted it white.

about 2 years ago
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Coderdojo Inspires Coding In Kids As Young As Seven

Lord_of_the_nerf Remember the day you learned... (40 comments)

20 Goto 10

*Sob* Precious memories I hope all kids will have....

about 2 years ago
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McAfee May Have Been Captured

Lord_of_the_nerf Re:Why is McAfee's affair on Slashdot? (148 comments)

It's an excuse to take a very serious situation and to make security/software/virus puns about it.

The Slashdot I used to visit was always like this.

about 2 years ago
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Should Inventions Be Automatically Owned By Your Employer?

Lord_of_the_nerf Maybe we should ask... (291 comments)

The Shusters, Siegals and Ditkos of the world...

about 2 years ago
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Julian Assange: "Online Totalitarianism Is Near, Entire Nations Are Intercepted"

Lord_of_the_nerf Protest (325 comments)

Let's send a message to those state spies. Maybe if we all download the filthiest pornography we can find and....

Oh. I see.

Never mind.

about 2 years ago
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After Weeks of Trying, UK Cryptographers Fail To Crack WWII Code

Lord_of_the_nerf Done (263 comments)

"Dearest Benito, bunker is boring. Eva going stir crazy. Any idea how Battle for Berlin going?"

about 2 years ago
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Police Raid Home of 9-Year-Old Pirate Bay User, Seize "Winnie the Pooh" Laptop

Lord_of_the_nerf Can't find a pirate? (376 comments)

Go after the cabin boy (or girl in this case).

about 2 years ago
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Google Develops Context-Aware Voice Search For TV

Lord_of_the_nerf Does this mean... (48 comments)

...if I tell someone I'm getting up to take a crap, it'll switch to Fox News?

about 2 years ago
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Honda's "Micro Commuter" Features Swappable Bodies

Lord_of_the_nerf Don't be too disappointed... (96 comments)

The last body is actually a battle robot.

It is Japan, people.

about 2 years ago
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Mind-Controlled Robot Avatars Inch Towards Reality

Lord_of_the_nerf Re:A couch potato's dream come true (34 comments)

I imagine they'll also need to know how to sponge bathe and spoon you too.

about 2 years ago

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Google Reveals What Governments Asked It To Remove

Lord_of_the_nerf Lord_of_the_nerf writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Lord_of_the_nerf (895604) writes "Google has released all government content removal and user info requests in its transparency report (released on Sunday). It's interesting to note that the largest number of info requests have come from the US. Also interesting is what wasn't taken down, despite these requests. On a lighter note, some of the more amusing ones include a request from the Passport Canada office a 'YouTube video of a Canadian citizen urinating on his passport and flushing it down the toilet'."
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Foxconn workers forced to sign 'no suicide' pledge

Lord_of_the_nerf Lord_of_the_nerf writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Lord_of_the_nerf (895604) writes "The Centre for Research on Multinational Companies and Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (Sacom) found that workers in Foxconn factories (producing iPads and iPhones) were forced to sign pledges that they would not commit suicide and also limit the amount their families could claim. Apparently suicide is so common that netting has been placed around the buildings around the worker housing."
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iPhone illegal in Australia?

Lord_of_the_nerf Lord_of_the_nerf writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Lord_of_the_nerf (895604) writes "The exclusivity deals that Apple so prefered for it's iPhone might be in conflict with the Australian Trade Practices Act, according to Dr Dale Clapperton and Professor Stephen Corones (both legal experts from Queensland University). Should Apple choose to follow suit with a similar deal to the one they have with AT&T in the US, it could conflict with 'third-line forcing' provisions in the act. Will this mean phones without service restrictions for Australia (region coded iPhones, oh joy!) or will they just refuse to sell them? Apple Australia have so far declined to comment."

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