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### X Particle Might Explain Dark Matter & Antimatter

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
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### George Lucas to Resurrect Dead Movie Stars?

more than 3 years ago
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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
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### Paid Developers Power the Linux Kernel

Do even the editors read anymore?

more than 3 years ago
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### Facebook Postings Lead To Arrest for Heresy In the West Bank

And encryption won't help.

more than 3 years ago
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### Evaluating Or Testing Utility SCADA Security?

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

more than 3 years ago
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### The temperature where I am now is controlled by...

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
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### Linux To Take Over Microsoft In Enterprises

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
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### How Should Poll Numerical Increments Be Set?

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
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### Astronaut Sues Dido For Album Cover

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

more than 3 years ago
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### Simple Virus For Teaching?

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
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### Iris Scanning Set To Secure City In Mexico

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

I like my eyeballs.

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### Europe Proposes International Internet Treaty

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?

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### U. Penn Super Quadcopter Learns New Tricks

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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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

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### MPEG LA Announces Permanent Royalty Moratorium For H264

Paid' and Free' subject to future profitable redefinition.

more than 4 years ago
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### German Photog Wants to Shoot Buildings Excluded From Street View

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

more than 4 years ago

# Slashdot: News for Nerds

A good supervisor can step on your toes without messing up your shine.