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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

PPH Re:Compelling, but a mix still better... (283 comments)

That is a pretty compelling reason to have most of the crew women.

Time to whip out my Dr Strangelove DVD and review the bit about mineshafts.

11 hours ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

PPH Re:children during halloween? (352 comments)

ban images of women with small breasts

Or a wax job that leaves anything less than a Hitler Mustache.

12 hours ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

PPH Re:Thought policing (352 comments)

That isn't porn unless he shakes it more than three times.

12 hours ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

PPH In Soviet Russia .... (366 comments)

... systemd forks you!

Come to think of it ....

12 hours ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

PPH Marketing (280 comments)

The long line is to convince hipsters that the product must really be special. If there wasn't a line, the $3 price would probably drop.

Next year: iIce (as long as Apple doesn't sue). No one will think twice about waiting in line overnight.

yesterday
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

PPH "AGW is a lie .... (463 comments)

.... and Anita Sarkeesian is a ...."

Alright! We've got you surrounded! Put down the mouse and come out with your hands up!

yesterday
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Brain Patterns Give Clues To Why Some People Just Keep Gambling

PPH Re:Similar Work (57 comments)

I'lll see your bet and raise you the possibility that this therapy will just be abused by opiate addicts.

yesterday
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Brain Patterns Give Clues To Why Some People Just Keep Gambling

PPH Re:Glad this can't happen to me (57 comments)

Please don't take away my Google "I'm feeling lucky" button.

yesterday
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

PPH Rant (404 comments)

Please include some reference to a proper scientific name when mentioning some class of object like Mountain Dew.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

PPH You should ... (113 comments)

... check with Dice and see where they host Slashdot. That's a pretty good parody of a news site.

[Ducking and running]

2 days ago
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

PPH Courier FTW! (360 comments)

vi is my shepherd. I shall not font.

2 days ago
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How Curved Spacetime Can Be Created In a Quantum Optics Lab

PPH Re:not so accurate headline (89 comments)

And here I was hoping the iPhone 7

Will curve its localized space-time if you put it in your back pocket and sit on it.

3 days ago
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Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

PPH Re:I still don't see what's wrong with X (221 comments)

Wayland is exactly as network-transparent as X11 is in actual use these days:

Love that quailfier: "in actual use these days". One of the Wayland devs evidently looked around his office and didn't see any remote clients running. So toss that requirement out.

I don't care if Wayland provides X Server emulation. That's not the point. Once the Xlib support underlying higher level toolkits is thrown out, the resulting clients built will not be network-capable. And most of the application developers will never notice (except that the DISPLAY arg doesn't seem to do anything anymore). And then these Wayland clients will be cripped in a user environment that depends on running them remotely.

I'm not certain whether this was a plot by gamers, who wanted to throw out every machince cycle that didn't contribute to their graphics or AI. Or Microsoft, who has been shitting themselves since day one over a protocol that didn't tie an instance of a client license to each user seat.

3 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

PPH Re:Jails are easily repurposed (407 comments)

Please educate our city government on this point. They are busy extracting fees and concessions from developers for the purpose of building homes for the homeless.

3 days ago
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Scientists Find Rats Aren't Smarter Than Mice, and That's Important

PPH Rats just figured ... (154 comments)

... that if they played stupid, people would stop screwing electrodes into their skulls.

"Hey you humans. There's a mouse over there. He's really smart. Why don't you fuck with him for a change?" Its the same logic I use when the wife asks me to do something around the house. Mess up a couple of times and she stops asking.

4 days ago

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