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Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers

Snufu "With the magic of electronic computation..." (145 comments)

"This room filled with mainframes can process as many as ten tax returns for every kilowatt hour. The future is today!"

2 days ago

Michael Abrash Joins Oculus, Calls Facebook 'Final Piece of the Puzzle'

Snufu "This is the year..." (232 comments)

"This is the year that virtual reality becomes mainstream" [1-25]

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[24] Some guy, (2013.)
[25] Some guy at Facebook, (2014.)

about three weeks ago

St. Patrick's Day, March Madness, and Steve Jobs' Liver

Snufu Fortunately for Jobs (129 comments)

Organ donation was open source.

about 1 month ago

California Fights Drought With Data and Psychology, Yielding 5% Usage Reduction

Snufu There is no drought in California. (362 comments)

There is merely a shortage of raw materials (H2O) for big agriculture.

Agriculture consumes 80% of the water in California and contributes 5% of the economy. There is sufficient water in California to supply the cities 5 times over.

But before you fly-over states get all self-righteous, think about this the next time you buy fresh salad greens in January.

about a month ago

Tesla Model S Caught Fire While Parked and Unplugged

Snufu Re:Disgruntled Neighbor (329 comments)

Oh wait, Canada... Disgruntled Neighbour.

Do you mean: "Oh Canada, Disgruntled Neighbor wait..."

about 2 months ago

Super Bowl Ads: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?

Snufu Ads are toxic. (347 comments)

The superbowl doesn't change that.

about 3 months ago

Russia's Dyatlov Pass Incident May Have Been Explained By Modern Science

Snufu 20 Hz sounds? (110 comments)

Wouldn't this be very common? Why aren't there more documented incidents of "infrasound" induced hysteria?

about 3 months ago

Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

Snufu Once again Mississippi and Alabama (544 comments)

stand as a bulwark island of rationalism and progressivism against an encroaching sea of faith-based ideology.

about 3 months ago

Grand Canyon Is "Frankenstein" of Geologic Formations

Snufu Cosmetic procedures. (132 comments)

These gorges are not fooling anyone. They can add parts that are only 5 million years old, but they still look old as dirt.

about 3 months ago

China's Government Unveils 'China Operating System' To Great Skepticism

Snufu Feature list: (223 comments)

273 different methods to perform file copy.

about 3 months ago

Convicted Spammer Jeffrey Kilbride Flees Prison

Snufu Drivers in the area are being warned... (233 comments)

hitchhikers may be spammers. If you see an email on the side of the road, do not open it.

about 4 months ago

60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out

Snufu Re:Get rid of those things (944 comments)

How many people does it take to pry an incandescent from...

about 4 months ago

60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out

Snufu How will I heat my home now? (944 comments)

Incandescent technology is far superior to LEDs for electrothermal conversion efficiency. LEDs waste too much energy as visible light.

about 4 months ago

Enormous Tunneling Machine 'Bertha' Blocked By 'The Object'

Snufu 'The Object' (339 comments)

Will it blend?

about 4 months ago

North Korea Erases Executed Official From the Internet

Snufu Arrest to execution in four days? (276 comments)

North Korea doesn't have a death row. It's more like a death toboggan chute.

about 4 months ago

NHTSA Tells Tesla To Stop Exaggerating Model S Safety Rating

Snufu Does Nigel Tufnel work for Tesla? (284 comments)

NHTSA: Why don't you just make five safer and make five be the top number and make that a little safer?

Elon Musk: [pause] These cars go to 5.4.

about 5 months ago

Why Not Fund SETI With a Lottery Bond?

Snufu So SETI is now (191 comments)


about 4 months ago



Proposed poll: Best bang per research buck:

Snufu Snufu writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Snufu (1049644) writes "Proposed poll: Best bang for research buck:

Manned spaceflight
Unmanned spaceflight
Renewable energy
Particle physics
Flying cars
Sharks with lasers

Add your own or edit as you see fit..."


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