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Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

Russ1642 Re:Disruptive tech (77 comments)

Ink will cost more than a divorce.


Researchers Design Bot To Conduct National Security Clearance Interviews

Russ1642 So there's this tortoise (102 comments)

Holden: You're in a desert, walking along in the sand, when all of a sudden you look down...

Leon: What one?

Holden: What?

Leon: What desert?

Holden: It doesn't make any difference what desert, it's completely hypothetical.

Leon: But, how come I'd be there?

Holden: Maybe you're fed up. Maybe you want to be by yourself. Who knows? You look down and see a tortoise, Leon. It's crawling toward you...

Leon: Tortoise? What's that?

Holden: [irritated by Leon's interruptions] You know what a turtle is?

Leon: Of course!

Holden: Same thing.

Leon: I've never seen a turtle... But I understand what you mean.

Holden: You reach down and you flip the tortoise over on its back, Leon.

Leon: Do you make up these questions, Mr. Holden? Or do they write 'em down for you?

Holden: The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping.

Leon: [angry at the suggestion] What do you mean, I'm not helping?

Holden: I mean: you're not helping! Why is that, Leon?

[Leon has become visibly shaken]

Holden: They're just questions, Leon. In answer to your query, they're written down for me. It's a test, designed to provoke an emotional response... Shall we continue?


NVIDIA Launches Tegra K1-Based SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller

Russ1642 Re:1920x1200 1920x1080 (42 comments)

You can't call it the 'device'. It must always be referred to as the SHIELD Tablet.

2 days ago

NVIDIA Launches Tegra K1-Based SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller

Russ1642 Re:SHIELD, SHIELD, SHIELD (42 comments)

I think it's great when they do that with a product with a long name.

2 days ago

NIF Compresses Diamonds With 50 Million Atmospheres of Pressure

Russ1642 Re:Fusion? (81 comments)

By the time we're able to harvest diamonds from other planetary bodies we'll have perfected laboratory synthethis. Actually, we'll perfect that LONG before we start mining other planetary bodies.

about a week ago

Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

Russ1642 Re:Some people hook up (362 comments)

I have NEVER seen or heard of a company that had the policy of forbidding relationships between co-workers. That is not in any way normal.

about a week ago

Mt. Fuji Volcano In 'Critical State' After Quakes

Russ1642 Re:Solution! (151 comments)

Mount Nyiragongo is probably the next volcano to cause large scale destruction.

about a week ago

FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

Russ1642 Re:Automation is killing jobs faster than ever (435 comments)

I've always respected construction zones until I saw the abuse in Alberta. They put their signs up days before they do any work. They put them way too far before the real work. When they're working very close to the road they'll not put signs up at all. It's just a clusterfark. A construction zone sign pretty much means nothing because the construction workers have abused the system so much.

about a week ago

Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

Russ1642 Re:Or Just Use a Password Manager (278 comments)

You pull out your phone, look up the password, and type it in! It's REALLY hard.

about a week ago

Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

Russ1642 Re:Dumb dumb dumb advice... (278 comments)

I've used one for years. I primarily use it on my phone but it's backed up and synchronized across all my devices. I use a VERY long password but I can type it very quickly. I can quickly log into anything, even if it has been a year since I've logged in. I can also store important personal items such as insurance and health information.

about a week ago

Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

Russ1642 Re:For those of us who didn't see it... (401 comments)

See the movie. It's pretty good and is a perfect portrayal of slimy salesmen.

about two weeks ago

Mozilla Doubles Down on JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0

Russ1642 Re:Hard to get excited. (129 comments)

Any company that can save millions from something this small is so big that millions don't mean anything.

about two weeks ago

Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

Russ1642 Re:Damn cars! (106 comments)

RTFA. You're supposed to turn the traction control OFF in icy and snowy conditions. There's usually a button for that.

about two weeks ago

Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

Russ1642 Re:Not creepy (106 comments)

Boarding a plane with some toothpaste isn't allowed but this guy can drive drowsy for thirty years.

about two weeks ago

Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles

Russ1642 Re:Buy the book BANNED by Costco! (144 comments)

Everytime I go to Costco I'm impressed with the quality of what they sell. I guess it's because they can tell the difference between shit and quality.

about two weeks ago

Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

Russ1642 Well duh (608 comments)

There's a good reason I'm not a brain surgeon or a professional hockey player. Have you ever tried explaining even a 'hello world' example to someone who can't handle strict logic and math?

about two weeks ago


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