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Brain Zapping Improves Math Ability

TechieRefugee Brain-On (202 comments)

Brain-On! Apply directly to the cortex! Brain-On! Apply directly to the cortex! Brain-On! Apply directly to the cortex! Brain-On! Available at Walgreens.

about a year ago

In Germany, Offensive Autocomplete Is No Laughing Matter

TechieRefugee Re:South Park was right! (200 comments)

Actually, that should be: sense_of_humor = -humor_coefficient*german_heritage. I clearly need more caffeine.

about a year ago

In Germany, Offensive Autocomplete Is No Laughing Matter

TechieRefugee South Park was right! (200 comments)

Sense_of_humor = -German_heritage*x

about a year ago

In Canada, a Government-Backed Electronic Currency

TechieRefugee MintChips? (248 comments)

Would the servers that handle transactions run Linux Mint? Okay, I'm sorry; it had to be done sooner or later.

about a year ago

My most frequent OS migration path?

TechieRefugee Re:Almost four years now on Linux. (413 comments)

That's a really similar story to mine. My problem was that Vista ran like butts on my laptop (the graphics card died), so I went to Mint. Then, my XP install on my desktop started acting up, so I figured that I might as well drop Mint on there as well. Needless to say, both have been a hell of a lot more stable, and most of the programs I used on XP are either on Linux or can be ran easily through WINE. Linux is great for old computers/general use stuff, but I'm still gonna install a Windows partition for games and stuff when I get a new desktop (hopefully soon; this seven year old Dell's just about had it).

about a year ago

Electronic Arts Slashes Workforce

TechieRefugee Re:EA is burning (188 comments)

Oh, if only I could give +1 Nostalgia...

about a year ago

Modelling Reveals Likely Spread of New H7N9 Avian Flu

TechieRefugee Germaphobes... (102 comments)

Your pants are clear for browning.

about a year ago

Ricin Tainted Letter Sent to Senator and Possibly the President

TechieRefugee So that's where the ricin went! (461 comments)

I've been wondering about that! Man, Walter trying to kill the president?! The finale of Breaking Bad is gonna kick ass!

about a year ago

Explosions at the Boston Marathon

TechieRefugee The worst part (1105 comments)

I was listening to "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom" by The Vengaboys at the time. Am I a horrible person for busting out laughing a while afterward?

about a year ago

Climate Change Will Boost Plane Turbulence, Suggests Study

TechieRefugee Re:FUD, much? (184 comments)

Climate change will increase the rate of climate related articles, movies, etc. There ya go!

about a year ago

Major UK Retailers Mislabel Windows RT As Windows 8

TechieRefugee Come on, Tesco! (106 comments)

That's like labling horse meat as hamburger! Oh wait...

about a year ago

The Real Purpose of DRM

TechieRefugee Today is officially "No shit Day!" (213 comments)

First, a study showing that piracy has a negligable effect on profits and now this? I officially decree today to be the day of "No shit" Stories!

about a year ago

Facebook Introduces a Mobile-Oriented Redesign

TechieRefugee Just what I wanted! (61 comments)

More pictures of post-teenage angst, unfunny cat pictures, and no-talent someecards and instagram! Thank you, facebook! Thank you for fueling the mass intelligence massacre of the second decade of the 21st century!

about a year ago

Canada Launches ACTA Bill

TechieRefugee Propose != Launch (91 comments)

From my understanding of TFA, it's not official legislation yet. Honestly, I don't see this going through, so calm down, title!

about a year ago

Are Gaming Studios the Most Innovative Tech Companies Out There?

TechieRefugee The Big Question (103 comments)

So what? How does this really help us? I realize that the same question could be posed for quite a few of these articles, but I really don't see the point. It's just self-applauding, if you ask me. *expects plenty of -1 Flamebaits and -1 Trolls* Oh well; I tried getting my idea across.

about a year ago

Microsoft Could Earn Billions From Office For iOS

TechieRefugee Re:Proactive respose (188 comments)

I just murdered two CEOs after reading that.

about a year and a half ago

Summer Programming Courses Before Heading Off To College?

TechieRefugee Re:Codecademy (183 comments)

For web development, I would absolutely agree. However, if they're not going into web development, then Javascript is a great place to start. I actually started out programming last January (2012) with Codecademy, and learned quite a bit about programming as a whole. I didn't bother with HTML, but with what I learned through Codecademy and Javascript, learning other languages isn't as hard as it would be otherwise.

about a year and a half ago

CES: Jono Bacon Talks Up Ubuntu for Phones (Video)

TechieRefugee I'll be honest... (93 comments)

The only reason why I clicked on this story is because the guy's last name is Bacon.

about a year and a half ago


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