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Experiment Suggests Monkeys Can Do Basic Math

Ukab the Great Alas, poor arithmetic (86 comments)

I bet those bastards have known all along exactly how many typewriters they need to write Hamlet.

2 days ago

Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

Ukab the Great Economic Threat (256 comments)

This will lead to thousands of drug enforcement pilot jobs getting offshored to afghanistan where militants can remotely fly drug search drones around England for 100th of the price of a guy in a Cessna.

about a week ago

Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL

Ukab the Great Re:When comments... (301 comments)

Theo De Raadt makes comments about Linux being for losers. Linus Torvalds makes comments about OpenBSD users being masturbating monkeys. You usually have to take some of their comments with a grain of salt.

about two weeks ago

UK Bans Sending Books To Prisoners

Ukab the Great The will only lead (220 comments)

To the prisoners making pencils out of toilet paper and writing their own underground novels, which are then sold for packs of cigarettes.

about a month ago

One Billion Android Devices Open To Privilege Escalation

Ukab the Great In other news... (117 comments)

That there are 3,500 customized versions of Android developed by handset makers and carriers is really a news story unto itself.

about a month ago

One Billion Android Devices Open To Privilege Escalation

Ukab the Great Re:Ask any man... (117 comments)

Quit being alarmist--the exploit only works once every 28 days.

about a month ago

Fluke Donates Multimeters To SparkFun As Goodwill Gesture

Ukab the Great Nice recover (250 comments)

From a dick move.

about a month ago

Your Car Will Soon Sense If You're Tired Or Not Paying Attention

Ukab the Great Big Deal (178 comments)

Wives and girlfriends been making use of this technology for millennia.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Can an Old Programmer Learn New Tricks?

Ukab the Great Re:Get used to a poorly designed environment (306 comments)

Mod parent up.

Young programmers can eat large amounts of hip, carelessly designed defacto syntactic sugar and not get diabetes.

about a month ago

What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?

Ukab the Great Re:Emergency Scenario (330 comments)

It would take 5-10 minutes of fill up the beast's tank with gas. I don't think an electric car can fully charge up in that amount of time. Any I've heard there are areas of the world that don't currently have available electric service. But again, I'd love to be wrong about both those things.

about a month ago

Interviews: Ask Jonathan Coulton What You Will

Ukab the Great Your Muse (48 comments)

Did you have a specific girl in mind at the office when you wrote that song?

about a month ago

What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?

Ukab the Great Emergency Scenario (330 comments)

To back up the parent post, let's say in a single day a sudden coup brings down the government of a development country the president is currently visiting. In i's place is an extremist government that's extremely hostile to the US made up of a lot of recently former terrorists who would love nothing more than hold the US president hostage (or worse). The president is nowhere near Air Force One, and The Beast has to drive 800 miles across hostile territory to reach a SEAL extraction team in a friendly country. The route has to go through very rural areas where Secret Service agents have to do things like hold up gas stations, spending only five minutes pumping before moving on. And where gas stations are sparse, forget even about electric fast-charging stations, the agents have to sneak up to parked cars and steal gas quickly with specialized pump-driven siphons, relying on the fact that gasoline can easily transferred from one car to another quickly. Far faster than any kind of scheme with jumper cables. In this nightmare scenario, you want something ridiculously ubiquitous and instantly replenishable.

An electric Beast would be an absolutely terrible idea. Stateside an electric Beast would actually be a neat PR bit to show the Oval Office cares about green technology. But the fact that electric car advocate geeks will take issue with the above scenario and will make endless excuses for their technology and will dismiss very legitimate practical concerns with electric says a lot about how detached from reality the electric car movement really is right now. Screaming "FUD" really doesn't make anything better.

about a month ago

Yes, You Too Can Be an Evil Network Overlord With OpenBSD

Ukab the Great I ,for one, (49 comments)

welcome our new evil OpenBSD network overlords.

about 2 months ago

Non-Coders As the Face of the Learn-to-Code Movements

Ukab the Great Linus Not Being A Subject Matter Expert (158 comments)

Has never stopped him from being an opinionated (if misinformed) spokesman on subject. Google "Linus Torvalds" and "usability" for examples. So yes, I would expect Linus Torvalds to be a spokesman for NCAA basketball, basing his opinion on the strengths and weaknesses of the competing teams CS departments.

about 2 months ago

At my current workplace, I've outlasted ...

Ukab the Great Re: Phd (177 comments)

You insensitive clod. It means something completely different for us giggolos as well.

about 3 months ago

Linus Torvalds Gives 'Thumbs Up' To Nvidia For Nouveau Contributions

Ukab the Great In Finland (169 comments)

Is upward thumbs is the equivalent of a middle finger?

about 3 months ago

The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

Ukab the Great It's a perk! (533 comments)

Golden showers are the new free laundry service.

about 3 months ago

Tesla's Having Issues Charging In the Cold

Ukab the Great Whenever I hear about electric car failures (476 comments)

I am reminded why most lifeforms has been storing energy chemically, as opposed to electrically, for billions of years.

about 3 months ago


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