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Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

Snufu Three minutes... (216 comments)

to miiiiiiid-niiiiiight!

about a week ago
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Bjarne Stroustrup Awarded 2015 Dahl-Nygaard Prize

Snufu Re:Poor Alan Kay (200 comments)

it does a reasonable job of "good enough" on all three fronts, and that is what has made it so enduringly popular over the last few decades.

Well put. Real science and engineering often necessitates a compromise of multiple incongruent requirements. For a tool, such as a programming language, the proof is in the pudding, as programmers will usually default to the best tool for the job. I am not a programmer. Is there an alternative language that does a better job meeting the three criteria indicated?

about a week ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

Snufu Re:KILL two birds with one stone (348 comments)

Drink more water and, in turn, go to bathroom more often.

Coincidentally, bihydrathalon racing will be an Olympic sport in 2016.

about two weeks ago
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IEEE: New H-1B Bill Will "Help Destroy" US Tech Workforce

Snufu When can we get H-1B replacements (484 comments)

for senators? They may be cheap enough for ordinary people to bribe.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla To Produce 'a Few Million' Electric Cars a Year By 2025

Snufu I hate cars. (181 comments)

And long for city with only pedestrian and bicycle paths and clean mass transit. Cargo and shipping is handled by an automated cart network hidden from public view.

I can dream :(

about two weeks ago
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China's Engineering Mega-Projects Dwarf the Great Wall

Snufu $115 billion (206 comments)

Think of the possibilities. That could fill 230 potholes in California!

about three weeks ago
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Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack

Snufu Anonymous: Cowards (509 comments)

What a surprise.

about three weeks ago
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Beware Headlines Saying Chocolate Is Good For You

Snufu Re:Sugar and calories (224 comments)

I still don't understand what makes one calorie unhealthy and what makes another calorie healthy.

Neither does the 35% of the population that are obese.

about three weeks ago
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Beware Headlines Saying Chocolate Is Good For You

Snufu Re:Sugar and calories (224 comments)

"But you still get all the sugar and calories with virtually no nutrition!"

That makes a calorie unhealthy.

about three weeks ago
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Beware Headlines Saying Chocolate Is Good For You

Snufu Re:Sugar and calories (224 comments)

But you still get all the healthy sugar and calories!

What makes a calorie unhealthy?

A surfeit of them.

about three weeks ago
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Beware Headlines Saying Chocolate Is Good For You

Snufu Sugar and calories (224 comments)

"In other words, making chocolate destroys the very ingredient that is supposed to make it healthy."

But you still get all the healthy sugar and calories!

about a month ago
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Pope Francis To Issue Encyclical On Global Warming

Snufu Extreme climate event: Hell freezes over (341 comments)

Never thought I would see the day when the head of the the Catholic church represents a beacon of scientific rationalism dragging the rest of the first world into the modern era.

about 1 month ago
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CIA on UFO Sightings: 'It Was Us'

Snufu Re:Pay no attention... (197 comments)

In the second part of the CIA report, they confirm all that torture recently attributed to the CIA actually was done by extra terrestrials.

about a month ago
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Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General For Conspiring With Movie Industry

Snufu Dear Mississippi (114 comments)

How does it feel to know your tax dollars and elected representatives are being used to do the bidding of private motion picture conglomerates at the expense of regular citizens using the internet?

about a month and a half ago
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Calculus Textbook Author James Stewart Has Died

Snufu Darn (170 comments)

Now we'll never know how the series ends.

about a month and a half ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

Snufu How did we get this far (230 comments)

into the thread with no mention of Hans Brix?

about a month and a half ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Snufu Re:This is not the problem (688 comments)

He meant a bridge over a landfill.

about a month and a half ago

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Proposed poll: Best bang per research buck:

Snufu Snufu writes  |  more than 5 years ago

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

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

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

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