top After Aaron Swartz's Death, the Focus Now Falls On the Prosecutors
knowing full well that the persecutors would not drop the case.
I see what you did there.
about a year and a half ago
top How Old Were You When You First Got a Cell Phone?
Fun Fact: A tweet is actually 160 characters, but the first 20 are automatically reserved for an internally-used user ID.
This looks like a job for Integer!
Ok, I'll bite.
about a year and a half ago
top Patent Troll Targeting Users of Scanners; Wants $1000/Employee
Somehow, this reminds me of putting a bumper sticker on someone else's car that says "I dare you to pull me over, PIG!"
top Why Non-Coders Shouldn't Write Code
What if your targeted market is IT professionals?
Then you have a failed business model since IT professionals, as a rule, have no budget.
top Warp Drive Might Be Less Impossible Than Previously Thought
an absolute frame of reference.
I'm pretty sure those don't exist. Which is why, from any
relative frame of reference, the top speed really is c. You can't go c+1 mm/year in any frame of reference, let alone 2c.
top What's Next For iRobot?
$14.52. What does that have to do with anything?
He was testing your Internet research skills. You win this round.
top 8th Circuit Upholds $220,000 Verdict In Jammie Thomas Case
I could not have said it better myself. Curse Slashdot for its poorly timed mod point distribution (or lack thereof)!
Before people criticize "gopddamned", I'd like to point out that this is a typo. Writing "your" instead of "you're", on the other hand, is not a typo.
top California's Unspoken Health Problem: Brain Parasites
You just don't eat enough old egg salad sandwiches in space gas stations.
In the end, no matter how well you play the holophonor, it's just not worth it.
top Mt. Fuji May Be Close To Erupting
You sure topped them! Though you probably should have started with "That's nothing!"
top Mass Production of 450mm Wafers Bumped Back Again: 2018
The units ARE right. The WAFERs will be 450mm. Today they are 300mm.
Or 200mm, or 150mm...
It really quite depends on the manufacturing equipment in the fab and the target market for the devices (not everything manufactured on a wafer is a "chip").
Rumors of 200mm's demise have been
top Survey Reveals a Majority Believe "the Cloud" Is Affected by Weather
Don't trust the clowd clowns with your data!
I certainly won't. Thanks for the tip. One other thing, how do I distinguish clowd clowns from regular clowns?
top What Does a Virtual Assistant Do Best?
Are there any jobs for "industry specific" virtual assistants? I could see a market for niche (aerospace, research science, etc.) industries where someone with extensive industry experience would be extremely handy. Rather than the lowest cheap dude out of India, how about a research student out of Boston?
Is there a market for that kind of thing? How would one find such a job?
Are you asking about job openings for virtual assistants?
top Botnet Flaw Lets Researchers Disrupt Attacks
If they don't report any progress, they'll lose their funding.
top Verizon Bases $5 Fee To Not Publish Your Phone Number On 'Systems and IT' Costs
You say this, but have you looked around? They do stuff lock step. If Verizon can get away with charging higher prices for voice and text, AT&T/Sprint can too!
I think you might need to re-read the GP's post. Pay special attention to the hidden sarcasm.
top Could Flying Cars Actually Be On Their Way?
Considering most people can't drive in just 2D any attempt to become airborne will fail.
Flying cars are a tried and failed concept.
I tried driving in 2D once, but I got a sense that I wasn't actually going anywhere.
top CERN Physicists Generate Hottest Man-Made Temperatures Ever: ~5.5 Trillion K
irrelephant is a perfectly comulent word!
cromulent. Besides, you're embiggening the trolls.
top Beware the Nocebo Effect
I suggest looking at the data sheet, but paying close attention to the % of people experiencing the side effects. I'm pretty sure they have to report even very low incidence rates of side effects. If only a handful of test subjects got a particular side effect, then I'm pretty sure you can convince yourself that you're not *that* unlucky. Compare it to some other event with similar odds. Make sure the event you compare it to is a positive one though, like winning the lottery, lest you start a chain reaction of psychosomatic pitfalls.
top PlayStation Boss Defends Vita, Slams Social Gaming
or wasting time and grandmas
I can have no sympathy for people who are wasting grandmas. A grandma is not a thing to waste.
To be fair, the full quote was "or wasting time and grandmas or whatever." The OP knows there is a broad spectrum of things to waste so he gave two extreme examples and let us fill in the rest with whatever.
top Blizzard Says Battle.Net Has Been Hacked
When my account got hacked, it was the final straw that led me to quit WoW. All signs pointed to it being an inside job. I had a dedicated (hard) password for the site, I had not visited any questionable websites, and I hadn't installed any addons in months.
Whoever hacked it had a seriously weird sense of priorities too. They had sold the starting gear off my level 1 bank alt types and mailed off the money (at a loss!) but hadn't bothered to strip my midrange characters. They used my level 85 main character with bot-aided speedruns through Karazhan.
Ironically, when I regained control of my character, I had a ton of gold from their most recent run. I donated it all to my guild and quit the next day. Since I was an officer, they'd looted that too - but since it was a casual guild the gold they got me easily replaced any items in there we'd cared about.
top July Heat Set U.S. Record
I certainly hope that this heat was an outlier, and not "the new normal".
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