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X Particle Might Explain Dark Matter & Antimatter

PiAndWhippedCream Re:Don't get into the science pool if you can't fl (285 comments)

It is, however, entirely suited to making bad jokes on ./, for example:

Q: What's yellow and sour and equivalent to the axiom of choice?

A: Zorn's Lemon!

more than 3 years ago

Google Wants To Take Away Your Capslock Key

PiAndWhippedCream Re:Good Riddance (968 comments)

The Caps Lock key is an arcane relic of the ancient IBM keyboards

Keyboards? Try ancient IBM typewriters.

And we needed it. In Conclusion, get off my lawn, whippersnapper.

more than 3 years ago

Paid Developers Power the Linux Kernel

PiAndWhippedCream Old News (191 comments)

Do even the editors read anymore?

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Postings Lead To Arrest for Heresy In the West Bank

PiAndWhippedCream Damn (496 comments)

And encryption won't help.

more than 3 years ago

Evaluating Or Testing Utility SCADA Security?

PiAndWhippedCream Pointers (227 comments)

0x00000047, 0x000008C4, and 0x00000A08 All hold awful vulnerabilities, make sure no one has access to them.

more than 3 years ago

The temperature where I am now is controlled by...

PiAndWhippedCream For all those who don't know (402 comments)

Partial Temp by partial time = partial squared Temp by partial space squared.

$$ \frac{\partial T}{\partial t} = \frac{\partial^{2} T}{\partial x^{2}} $$

more than 3 years ago

Linux To Take Over Microsoft In Enterprises

PiAndWhippedCream Define Half. (237 comments)

41.2% is `less than half', yet 43.6% is `nearly half'. Who thinks samzenpus' threshold between these two phrases is really between these two numbers. Also: Douglass Adams fans, 0.42 == 42% != 42.

more than 3 years ago

How Should Poll Numerical Increments Be Set?

PiAndWhippedCream Seriously? (311 comments)

I have seen polls where there are 2 answers that are essentially the same, but this one has 4 that do not practically differ.

more than 3 years ago

Astronaut Sues Dido For Album Cover

PiAndWhippedCream Call me cynical, (264 comments)

I suspect that Dido has cut a check to McCandless. This is great, and probably cheap publicity.

more than 3 years ago

Simple Virus For Teaching?

PiAndWhippedCream Write Your Own (366 comments)

Just code your own virus. You'll know how to remove it. Alternatively, if you are teaching an advanced class as well, have those students write it.

more than 3 years ago

Iris Scanning Set To Secure City In Mexico

PiAndWhippedCream Re:Beware? (265 comments)

I am afraid of Iris scanning technology, because it MAY give someone an incentive to rip my eyeballs out.

I like my eyeballs.

more than 3 years ago

Europe Proposes International Internet Treaty

PiAndWhippedCream Did We Screw Up? (116 comments)

Can we at least wait until the US department of commerce significantly screws things up before we go around demanding international treaties?

more than 3 years ago

U. Penn Super Quadcopter Learns New Tricks

PiAndWhippedCream Re:Manhack (124 comments)

One of the most terrifying things I've seen in a video game. Whenever I hear something that even vaguely sounds like a manhack, I instinctively spin to face it, and attempt to take out the Crowbar/GravGun.

about 4 years ago

Cell Phones Powered By Conversations

PiAndWhippedCream From the Article (119 comments)

The sound waves produced a mild electrical current of about 50 millivolts. The average cell phone requires a few volts to operate, several times the power this technology can currently produce.

Wrong, so very wrong. Millivolts is not a unit of current, and volts is no unit of power. Nor is power current. I've seen journalists not understanding electrical units before, but never have I seen something quite so wrong as this.

about 4 years ago

I can see X LEDs as I fall asleep. X = __

PiAndWhippedCream Re:Depends (480 comments)

Still, there is nowhere near one LED per pixel. However with my new co-venture with Negroponte, we can make that a reality, join OLPP today.

about 4 years ago

I can see X LEDs as I fall asleep. X = __

PiAndWhippedCream Re:Depends (480 comments)

Are you absolutely certain you have an LED screen, most are CRT or LCD, if you got a LED screen, you would remember it.

about 4 years ago

MPEG LA Announces Permanent Royalty Moratorium For H264

PiAndWhippedCream It's a Trap (262 comments)

`Paid' and `Free' subject to future profitable redefinition.

about 4 years ago

German Photog Wants to Shoot Buildings Excluded From Street View

PiAndWhippedCream Re:Google (327 comments)

If the man wants to tilt at windmills, I say let him.

more than 4 years ago


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