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A Third of Sun-Like Stars May Have Warm Earth Analogs

ThatMegathronDude Re:But... (188 comments)

Imagine a beowulf cluster of these...

more than 2 years ago

Anonymous Kills Websites, Cartels Kill Bloggers

ThatMegathronDude Re:Petty? O_o (627 comments)

Already been done: Machete

more than 2 years ago

"Wi-Fi Refugees" Shelter in West Virginia Mountains

ThatMegathronDude Re:It's contagious, all right (627 comments)

He verified the doctor's findings empirically, or the kid ate peanut butter before the allergy tests? What, are you some kind of unimaginative idiot?

about 3 years ago

C++ 2011 and the Return of Native Code

ThatMegathronDude Re:For me. (616 comments)

You're not winning any brownie points here. Eclipse is a UI disaster.

about 3 years ago

United States Loses S&P AAA Credit Rating

ThatMegathronDude Re:So does anyone really think... (1239 comments)

I make $60,000 per year and wouldn't think about buying a house worth more than $150,000 wtf Americans stop playing catch-up with the Jones'.

more than 3 years ago

James Murdoch's Defense Crumbles

ThatMegathronDude Re:Get the hell off this planet (272 comments)

The laws of physics, especially thermodynamics, guarantees that at some time in the future, there will be no life. The Universe is winding down, and there is no hope to eternally preserve humanity, or even single-celled life.

more than 3 years ago

Researcher Claims Magnets Can Affect Blood Viscosity

ThatMegathronDude Re:subtle issues (175 comments)

Old CRT monitors have old flyback transformers, which emit an audible (for some at least) sound in the frequency that they are running. The horizontal sweep frequency on low resolution modes can be in the upper range of human hearing. Nothing magnetic about it, just plain old sound and some people having slightly better high frequency hearing in their youth.

Don't worry, that annoying sound will go away once you're in your twenties, or you've gone to a few rock concerts.

more than 3 years ago

Dark Energy Confirmed By Australian WiggleZ Sky Scan

ThatMegathronDude Re:Presumption of static images (131 comments)

Measurements of galactic movement are based on the fact that all other galaxies have a redshift, i.e. they are moving away from us and the doppler effect has shifted their light frequency toward the red end of the spectrum.

more than 3 years ago

The world will end ...

ThatMegathronDude Re:Troll Poll (585 comments)

The Universe only has so much free energy, and that will all one day be converted into entropy. That is what people mean by the Universe ending.

more than 3 years ago

Let Quantum Physics Officiate Your Wedding

ThatMegathronDude Re:A different way (70 comments)

It's the same joke from the last movie^H^H^H^H^H asshole on the internet!

more than 3 years ago

Marking 125 Years Since the Great Gauge Change

ThatMegathronDude Re:Only a few left.... (426 comments)

Do you say "2011, August 5th"? English speech states the year last, and tends to have the month first.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Officially Blames Anonymous For PSN Hack

ThatMegathronDude Re:Cuts Both Ways (575 comments)

That's the nice thing about innocence until there is proven guilt.

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu Unity: The Great Divider

ThatMegathronDude Re:another cycle (729 comments)

Why should Microsoft cover for other people's shoddy software?

Also, run it in a VM if it is mission critical software, while simultaneously seeking a replacement for that old, unsupported cruft before your replacement finds it.

more than 3 years ago

Better Brain Wiring Linked To Family Genes

ThatMegathronDude Re:Feh (189 comments)

All that your anecdote suggests is that your parents could have achieved the same success that you and your siblings have, if only they received a decent education.

more than 3 years ago

Better Brain Wiring Linked To Family Genes

ThatMegathronDude Re:clearly (189 comments)

Maybe the individual didn't earn them, but the family earned them by not breeding with morons.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Online Entertainment Services Follow PSN Down

ThatMegathronDude Re:Vigilante Justice (184 comments)

If you think Moral Relativity can hold any water at all, well, you may or may not be amoral, but you are severely deficient in education and world view.

more than 3 years ago

Inside Mozilla's New JavaScript JIT Compiler

ThatMegathronDude Re:Compile it all (97 comments)

That would be a tremendous step backward.

more than 3 years ago

The Importance of Lunch

ThatMegathronDude Re:Lunchbreaks not optional in many states (475 comments)

Way to miss the point: he's not working extra hours, he's getting his time in and then getting the fuck out. I do the same.

more than 3 years ago


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