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How Bird Flocks Resemble Liquid Helium

RaceProUK Re:There have been attempts before (40 comments)

Wouldn't it be funny if it turned out the T-Rex actually barked like a Yorkshire terrier?

2 days ago
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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

RaceProUK Re:Surprise! (137 comments)

Looking at the raw figures in the report, the count is up from 130 to... 133. That's an increase of 2.3%. Even extrapolated to a full year, it's a 5.6% rise.

4 days ago
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

RaceProUK Re:If you had taken part in "welcome back"... (66 comments)

I don't have any green pieces of paper, but I can get blue, orange and purple pieces. There's even the lesser-spotted red piece; I've seen one twice in my life, so I know they exist </obligatorynoteveryoneisamerkin>

4 days ago
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

RaceProUK Re:Nintendo (66 comments)

Nintendo has a huge userbase. It's just only 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of them can actually be bothered to go through the pain of the Nintendo Network.

4 days ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

RaceProUK Re:Good for devs. (270 comments)

WCF is built on .NET. Silverlight is built on .NET. WinRT has a full .NET layer.

.NET is dead the same way the Sun is made of ice.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

RaceProUK Re:"Free" Windows (387 comments)

The thing they call Windows Phone 8 doesn't have windows

And Macintoshes don't have waterproof coats. And it doesn't matter - it's the power of the brand that matters.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

RaceProUK Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (387 comments)

If MS disappeared overnight, someone else would take its place. All that would happen is one devil being replaced by another.

about 4 months ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

RaceProUK Re:Rubio was doing so well (282 comments)

Raspberry

about 4 months ago
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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

RaceProUK Re:Not enough foot room in smaller vehicles (394 comments)

I considered it a design flaw.

Just because you didn't think about taking your boots off doesn't make a small footwell a design flaw.

about 4 months ago
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Is the New "Common Core SAT" Bill Gates' Doing?

RaceProUK Re:The danger of commonality (273 comments)

It is indoctrination, pure and simple

Basic literacy and numeracy is indoctrination now? I think your tinfoil hat's a little tight.

about 5 months ago
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Google To Replace GTK+ With Its Own Aura In Chrome

RaceProUK Re:Google's Aura (240 comments)

QT with LGPL could be used freely by google...

People on Slashdot keep saying this, but corporate lawyers see "GPL" in "LGPL" and flat out say "no way."

Maybe those corporations should hire actual lawyers instead of corporate lawyers.

about 5 months ago
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Valve Open Sources Their DirectX To OpenGL Layer

RaceProUK Re:Makes sense (130 comments)

If only it was MIT-licensed so people could club together and add support for the rest of Dx9 (and 10 and 11 while they're at it)...

about 5 months ago
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Physics Forum At Fermilab Bans Powerpoint

RaceProUK Re:Scientists hate Microsoft Office (181 comments)

To be fair, Office isn't designed for top-tier academia. So physicists using (La)TeX are in fact using the right tool for the job :)

about 5 months ago
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Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams

RaceProUK Re:If you don't like it.... (431 comments)

What's makes that difference from 17 years, 364 days of age to 18 years of age so magical that it changes the rules completely 180 degrees?

Nothing. But the line has to be drawn somewhere.

about 5 months ago
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Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

RaceProUK The UK can beat that (457 comments)

We call them 'safety' cameras. Pity they're more likely to be 'slam-on-the-brakes-at-the-last-minute-and-cause-a-shunt' cameras.

about 6 months ago
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Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

RaceProUK Re:Common sense? In MY judiciary? (457 comments)

The problem is that turning your lights entirely off typically shuts off your break lights as well

That's one seriously fucked up wiring system you have there.

about 6 months ago
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Weird Asteroid Itokawa Has a Dual Personality

RaceProUK re: NO (61 comments)

There's no un-beta link

I must be imagining the big 'Slashdot Classic' link at the bottom of every page then.

about 6 months ago
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HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

RaceProUK Re:oh well (385 comments)

Whoosh

about 6 months ago
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Adobe Flash Remote Code Execution Flaw Exploited In the Wild

RaceProUK Devil's avocado (187 comments)

Just keep in mind Flash is a target due to its ubiquity. The same applies to (desktop) Windows, IE and Android. That's not to say these products are without flaw. After all, they're software - of course they have flaws. It's just there's far more people looking for these flaws than in, say, OSX.

about 6 months ago

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