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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

OneSmartFellow Wait one cotton pickin' minute (114 comments)

Who the fsck embeds OLE objects in PowerPoint.

I have enough trouble getting text to display.

3 days ago

Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

OneSmartFellow Re:What's the Press Office for? (111 comments)

Investigative journalism costs money. It's a far greater risk, in terms of expense, than simply regurgitating bullshit - from whatever source.

Mass media exists to make a profit, not enforce journalistic integrity.

about two weeks ago

Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

OneSmartFellow Re:What we generally do - in this country.... (403 comments)

divide the distance traveled since the last time they filled up by the number of liters/gallons

How funny


about two weeks ago

Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

OneSmartFellow What we generally do - in this country.... (403 comments)

(that being the USofA) is to worry about how far we can go on a tank of fuel. This is a throwback to the days when trips of any significant distance could easily leave you stranded between fueling stations (which used to be as much as hundreds of miles apart)

In that case, knowing distance per unit of fuel is more important than fuel per unit of distance.

In Europe, where distances are SIGNIFCANTLY shorter it is much more interesting to worry about the cost of the trip, especially when public transport options are close competitors in price. In this case the unit of fuel per unit of distance makes a much easier comparison.

about two weeks ago

Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

OneSmartFellow Re:What has happened to Slashdot? (425 comments)

I generally agree with the sentiment above. Although I think I would change the emphasis from knowledge to perspective. Sometimes the issues at hand are less about facts and more about thinking clearly about the facts, and what they really imply.

about three weeks ago

Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

OneSmartFellow Coincidentally.... (119 comments)

...I am just leaving the office for the Munich Oktoberfest.

I'll do my best, but usually 5 Maß is my limit.

about three weeks ago

Developing the First Law of Robotics

OneSmartFellow Re:Same as humans ... (165 comments)

...the first true AI will be able to churn out billions of lines of code ...

Let's hope not. I'd be satisfied with it only generating a few dozen, as long as they were truly bug free.

Given a billion lines of code, the correctness would have to be above %99.99999999 in order to have a chance of being error free. That's a pretty tall order, even for automata.

about a month ago

Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

OneSmartFellow Re:So-to-speak legal (418 comments)

OK, so you're crazy, or stupid, or both.

It's OK, we have places for people like you.

about a month ago

Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

OneSmartFellow Start Button ? (210 comments)

Them: Hello, this is Microsoft. We have detected a problem with your computer.
Me: Really?
Them: Yes of course. Do you see your "start" button?
Me: No
Them: It's in the lower left corner.
Me:The lower left corner of what ?
Them: The lower left corner of your computer.
Me: The lower left corner?...........when viewed from where ?
Them: From the front.
Me: OK, let me see.....All I see is a little sticker that says Intel Inside on the lower left corner.
Them: I don't understand.
Me: The computer has a little sticker on the lower left corner. but no start button.
Them: No, I mean the lower left corner of your monitor.
Me: Wait I'll have a look..........I don't have a start button on the lower left corner of my monitor either. I do see a little sticker that says "Infant Optics" (it's a baby monitor) Them: click

about a month and a half ago

Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

OneSmartFellow Re:As I said before... (211 comments)

Except we there is so much we do know........ for sure

There is water on the moon, and mars.

Gravity is real, ok !

about a month and a half ago

AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

OneSmartFellow Re:Sorry guys, but you are full of shit (533 comments)

The proportion of people who regularly watch hour long HD streaming video channels is probably pretty low.

Maybe that's because their ISP is providing inadequate service so they know better than to attempt it.

about a month and a half ago

Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

OneSmartFellow Re: Two words: (215 comments)

I fail to understand why everyone assumes that drones will be flying over their property.

I automatically assume that delivery drones will be required to fly not far above existing roadways. I guess that this probably increases rather than decreases the likelihood of injury should the drone fall out of the sky; but let's face it, Roadways are already damned dangerous, so adding to the danger increases the excitement level.

about 2 months ago

Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

OneSmartFellow Re:The main problem: they don't make sense (215 comments)

What's wrong with driver-less 1-wheeled vehicles ?

Now, what's wrong with zero-wheeled vehicles, ah, wait, that would be too similar to a drone to fit into your world view.

about 2 months ago

How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

OneSmartFellow Re:Yeah, so? (143 comments)

...but completely different properties ...

Properties that as yet we have not encountered, have no way to experience, or measure.....possible, sure. But then if they did, this would introduce a different classification system. So rather than refer to these things as Elements we might call them Smelements...........

Hmmm, I think you're on to something here.

about 2 months ago

How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

OneSmartFellow Re:Yeah, so? (143 comments)

There might be another lighter element between lithium and hydrogen that we don't know about.

Number of Protons/Electrons: 3
Number of Neutrons: 4

Number of Protons/Electrons: 1
Number of Neutrons: 0

You are correct, there are quite a few possibilities for elements in between (whatever that really means), Many of those we call those Ions, but some are such unstable configurations (if they can exist at all) that as far as we are concerned, they don't really exist

Some of those possible combinations we refer to as Helium (or its Ions)

Welcome to 9th grade Chemistry.

about 2 months ago

Feds: Red Light Camera Firm Paid For Chicago Official's Car, Condo

OneSmartFellow Re:Apologies from Australia (115 comments)

Maybe since Mel Gibson was born in America, of an American father, and lived there until he was 10, he shouldn't really be counted as Australian. On second thought, he's Australian.

about 2 months ago

New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

OneSmartFellow all of those and more... (306 comments)

I can tell you now, I'll never use it.
Anthing based upon HTML or CSS is guaranteed to be a unmaintainable crap. Put them together, and you have the largest pile of shite ever !

about 2 months ago



OneSmartFellow OneSmartFellow writes  |  more than 7 years ago

OneSmartFellow (716217) writes "A 'Whites Only'scholarship of $250 is being offered to needy students who are at least 25% 'Causasion', but this has sparked anger in other 'ethnic' groups. My question is, what is the legal definition of an ethnic group, and why would anyone get so pissed off about this scholarship, seeing as a 25% causasion is still %75 something else, and so presuambly still a 'ethnic' minority."


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