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When Scientists Give Up

Ukab the Great STEM (348 comments)

The problem is that we don't have enough people graduating with STEM degrees. All the smart people people at Fox news know this.

about two weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

Ukab the Great Big Government (531 comments)

Acting as if they invented the Internet; they've been trying to take it over since the 70's.

about three weeks ago
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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

Ukab the Great Never let the truth (391 comments)

Get in the way of a good story.

about a month ago
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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

Ukab the Great Considering the success of Microsoft's Mobile IP (282 comments)

It's akin to someone's 80 year old, 400 lb grandmother barricading herself in her house with a shotgun to prevent 20-something horny frat boys from taking advantage of her body.

about 2 months ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

Ukab the Great Europeans bring lattes on their 180mph trains (195 comments)

Americans bring jet engines on their 180mph trains. Conclusion: Americans are so much more bad ass than Europeans. Now get off the track that runs through my lawn, you socialist hippie.

about 2 months ago
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With New Horizons Spacecraft a Year Away, What We Know About Pluto

Ukab the Great Re:Unfortunately (128 comments)

Exploring Uranus would reveal it contains lots of methane gas.

about 2 months ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

Ukab the Great Re:Moral of the story (311 comments)

Especially when you are majoring in criminal justice, a field known for having the policy that any bit of dirt found on you can and will be used by someone who wants to hurt you with it.

about 2 months ago
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Google Demos Modular Phone That (Almost) Actually Works

Ukab the Great I'm going to make some comment (126 comments)

about sex toys, and then I will see child posts with links that made me wish I never did.

about 3 months ago
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GM Names and Fires Engineers Involved In Faulty Ignition Switch

Ukab the Great How many were fired who made the crucial decisions (307 comments)

And how many were fired believing that doing the dumb stuff their superiors told them to do would let them avoid being sacrificial goats because higher chains of command would take responsibility? Suppose I should RTFA...

about 3 months ago
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Why NASA's Budget "Victory" Is Anything But

Ukab the Great On odd-numbered days of the month (267 comments)

The Media is supposed to publish stories about NASA's plans for humans reaching Mars in 10 years. On even-numbered days of the month The Media is supposed to publish stories about NASA being underfunded and cutting programs to send small robots to it. Jeez, Slashdot, get with the program.

about 3 months ago
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To distress my enemies, I'd force on them ...

Ukab the Great Kittens (199 comments)

Lots of kittens.

about 3 months ago
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Star Within a Star: Thorne-Zytkow Object Discovered

Ukab the Great Apologies to Tom Lehrer (89 comments)

rubidium, lithium and molybdenum

And strontium and silicon and silver and samarium and bismuth, bromine, helium, beryllium and barium. These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard--there may be many many but they haven't been discovered.

about 3 months ago
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How Open Government Data Saved New Yorkers Thousands On Parking Tickets

Ukab the Great Re:Classic NYPD objections too (286 comments)

Oddly enough, dictators say the same thing about free election tallies...

about 3 months ago
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Cox Promises National Gigabit Rollout; Starting With Phoenix, Las Vegas, Omaha

Ukab the Great Re:I love Cox. (129 comments)

It's not the size of the Cox, it's how you manage your input/ouput.

about 4 months ago
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US To Charge Chinese Military Employees With Hacking

Ukab the Great Talk about (225 comments)

the pot and the kettle.

about 4 months ago
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FCC Proposes $48,000 Fine To Man Jamming Cellphones On Florida Interstate

Ukab the Great Unacceptable Behavior (427 comments)

Why can't he just shoot at road signs like most normal people?

about 5 months ago
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What Happens To All the Universe's Hydrogen?

Ukab the Great Thought experiment (109 comments)

Given an infinite number of chemistry classes with an infinite number of science teachers holding an infinite number of matches to an infinite number of balloons filled with the universe's finite supply of hydrogen, I'd say we'd have 10 years left before the stuff's all gone and the universe is a giant swimming pool

about 5 months ago

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