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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

McWilde Re:Ah. (752 comments)

If it'd had a layover in Moscow the flight would never have been anywhere near the Ukraine.

about 2 months ago
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Ex-Microsoft Employee Arrested For Leaking Windows 8

McWilde Re:Which is it? (197 comments)

Not really. The early build is probably a lot like the release build that came after. You might see some bugs that were later fixed, but I wouldn't think it comprises any company secret. The code on the other hand is secret. And the early code will also be a lot like later code, so you could now roll your own Windows 8 from this code (if you did your own bug fixing as well).

about 6 months ago
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FarmVille Now Worth More Than EA

McWilde Re:Social games (344 comments)

Maybe he wanted to wear it on his belt, as was the style back in the day...

more than 3 years ago
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Number of USB cable types on hand? (A-B, A-mini, etc.)

McWilde Re:Cable TYPES? (211 comments)

Yeah, you need to go on. You've listed 8, which I personally find impressive, but the poll has an option for "More than 15". So you're only half way there.

more than 4 years ago
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I usually fly...

McWilde Re:Mising option (549 comments)

You'd still need energy. Are you volunteering to hand-crank a trebuchet designed to launch a person at mach 1?

They could use a renewable source of energy, but I wouldn't want to put one too close to a wind farm.

more than 4 years ago
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I usually fly...

McWilde Re:Mising option (549 comments)

If you make your treb' large enough acceleration at launch can be low enough to be survivable*). Just pack a parachute for your arrival.

Back-of-a-beer-coaster calculations indicate that subsonic speeds won't even get you across the English Channel on a ballistic trajectory. Maybe the parachute would help you glide a little farther, but you'd still need a whole network of trebuchets to get you anywhere you wouldn't rather just walk.

*) I am not a physicist, this is not travel advice.

more than 4 years ago
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Forget LCDs and LEDs, Here Come LPDs

McWilde Re:Ouch (244 comments)

Is there a specific type of display that will filter out naked people running across the pitch?

more than 4 years ago
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I'd prefer to allocate my work hours ...

McWilde Four days in a six day week (287 comments)

When I was a student, I used to hate Sundays. So a flat mate and I devised a system that would rid us of that dreaded day: The 28-hour day: 18 hours awake, 10 hours of sleep. Giving you six days in a week. Don't expect to see much daylight. And find an employer that will allow you to work weird hours. We figured four ten-hour "days".

Don't ask me how it worked out for us, because we never got around to really trying it.

more than 4 years ago
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MIT Electric Car May Outperform Rival Gas Models

McWilde Re:Outperform? (457 comments)

Oh come on! That is just wrong. A VW Lupo is not a 5-seat car. It's tiny even by European standards. Maybe you could get 3 kids to sit in the back. If they were heavily sedated.

more than 5 years ago
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A Waste Gasification Plant In a Truck

McWilde Re:Carbon Monoxide? (148 comments)

Just Posting to undo offtopic mod. Stupid onchange event handling.

more than 5 years ago
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A Telescope In a Cubic Kilometer of Ice

McWilde Re:Does not look promising (118 comments)

Huh? I heard you were out of beta and would be releasing on time...

That was a joke - haha - fat chance.

more than 5 years ago
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Intel On Track For 32 nm Manufacturing

McWilde Re:Nm (139 comments)

As a measure of torque, the Newton meter is more common than the Joule.

more than 5 years ago
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Florence Nightingale, Statistical Graphics Pioneer

McWilde Re:Prior art on Microsoft. (204 comments)

Call it Alowishus Devadander Abercrombie, that's long for Mud..So I've been told.

more than 5 years ago
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IBM's But-I-Only-Got-The-Soup Patent

McWilde Bistromathics (267 comments)

Sure, you people can laugh at it now, but someday this patent will make interstellar travel possible.

more than 5 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Regex Tricks?

McWilde Re:Here's One for Slashdot Stories! (516 comments)

That doesn't look right...
Try:

/^\(Useful\) Stupid \w+ Tricks$/

Also, I noticed that the previous stupid tricks stories ended with a question mark, but this one doesn't. So:

/^\(Useful\) Stupid \w+ Tricks\??$/

more than 5 years ago
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Bones Found Near Crash Site Confirmed Fossett's

McWilde Re:Land speed record? (129 comments)

Possibly, but that certainly wasn't a world record.

more than 5 years ago

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