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Java Creator James Gosling Hired At Google

alexj33 Re:Java (229 comments)

You just called their baby ugly. (them being Java fanbois)

more than 3 years ago

Man-Made Atomic Clocks the Best In the Universe

alexj33 Definition is the Key (267 comments)

Whatever the measuring stick is for "minute" and "second", that's the most accurate clock, by definition.

more than 4 years ago

Code Bubbles — Rethinking the IDE's User Interface

alexj33 Re:2nd goal of a Java developer achieved.... (198 comments)

In any case, croftj is dead on correct about an overload (no pun intended) of abstraction in the java community.

Good gravy, can't anyone even write a decent Java app anymore without having to learn half a dozen frameworks?

more than 4 years ago

New Most Precise Clock Based On Aluminum Ion

alexj33 Re:So I guess this means (193 comments)

will 'neither gain nor lose one second in about 3.7 billion years,'

What clock are they going to check it against to verify its accuracy?

And if there is such a clock, why isn't that clock being tested instead?

more than 4 years ago

OMNI Magazine Remembered

alexj33 Bah! (131 comments)

OMNI magazine is alive and well in 2010. What's the matter with you people?

Here's proof. (Ignore the Apple IIgs thingy he hauled to the beach though..)

Clip from 2010: The Year We Make Contact

more than 4 years ago

Scientists Postulate Extinct Hominid With 150 IQ

alexj33 No, they were Colonials (568 comments)

The Colonials and Cylons were equally tasty to the animals on the African plains.

more than 4 years ago

Why Doesn't Exercise Lead To Weight Loss?

alexj33 Re:Hackers Diet FTW. (978 comments)

But what if when you exercise (Energy Out) your body says, "Hey, the environment requires that a lot of fat is needed to keep up with this constant exercise, so I'm going to have to make a lot more fat to keep up."

This might explain in part why people who stop exercising after doing a lot of cardio for months tend to balloon up in weight very easily.

The body is smarter than we are- it responds to the demands of the environment.

more than 4 years ago

Barack Obama Wins the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

alexj33 Re:personally (1721 comments)

But, he made us all feel fuzzy inside. That's got to count for something.

more than 4 years ago

Front Row Seats To NASA's Lunar Impact

alexj33 Re:Lunarian race ... (132 comments)

>> Flash!!!! AA-aaaaah......

There, fixed that for you.

more than 4 years ago

Comcast In Deal Talks With NBC Universal

alexj33 Re:Lamest rebranding (160 comments)

No, I'll bet it was because they don't play any actual Sci-Fi, so they couldn't call it that anymore.

more than 4 years ago

Tetris Improves Your Brain

alexj33 Re:Elektronorgtechnica Bias -- Any Video Game Real (145 comments)

Apparently the key phrase here is "some parts of the brain."

Those parts didn't include the ones that were supposed to keep my roommate from failing out of college while he was playing Tetris.

about 5 years ago

A Standardized OS For Robots

alexj33 Re:Can't wait (184 comments)

I for one welcome only open-source OSed robotic overlords.

more than 5 years ago

Finally, a True Green Laser

alexj33 Re:Robustness, too! (274 comments)

Just like in the academy. -Wesley Crusher

more than 5 years ago

Want to Eat Chocolate Every Day For a Year?

alexj33 Re:slashdot demographics (158 comments)

>>and need 40 female volunteers who would like to eat chocolate every day for a year

The fields are ripe, but the workers are many.

more than 5 years ago

Huge Unidentified Organic Blob Floating Around Alaska

alexj33 Re:I for one... (424 comments)

>> Welcome our new gooey overlord.

There, fixed that for you.

more than 5 years ago

Hackers' Next Target — Your Brain?

alexj33 Re:Mind wipe (295 comments)

This adds a whole new dimension to big brothers taking your arm, hitting you with it and then saying, "Why're ya hittin' yerself?"

more than 5 years ago

Junior-Sized Supernova Discovered By New York Teen

alexj33 Re:It's misquoted (154 comments)

Or male. Didn't any of you read the post?

more than 5 years ago



Slovaks vote to name bridge Chuck Norris

alexj33 alexj33 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

alexj33 (968322) writes "Slovaks have been voting overwhelmingly in favour of naming a new pedestrian and cycling bridge near their capital after 1980s US action film and TV star Chuck Norris.

The two other top names in the running for the bridge, which will span the Morava river and cross the border to Austria, were Maria Theresa after an Austro-Hungarian empress and the Devinska cycling bridge in honour of the closest village."

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Entertainment Industry's Dystopia of the Future

alexj33 alexj33 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

alexj33 (968322) writes "We're not easily shocked by entertainment industry overreaching; unfortunately, it's par for the course. But we were taken aback by the wish list the industry submitted in response to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator's request for comments on the forthcoming "Joint Strategic Plan" for intellectual property enforcement. The comments submitted by various organizations provide a kind of window into how these organizations view both intellectual property and the public interest. For example, EFF and other public interest groups have asked the IPEC to take a balanced approach to intellectual property enforcement, paying close attention to the actual harm caused, the potential unexpected consequences of government intervention, and compelling countervailing priorities.

The joint comment filed by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and others stands as a sharp contrast, mapping out a vision of the future where Big Media priorities are woven deep into the Internet, law enforcement, and educational institutions."

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One-Way Trip to Mars?

alexj33 alexj33 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

alexj33 (968322) writes ""Will humans ever really go to Mars? Let's face it, the obstacles are quite daunting. Not only are there numerous, difficult, technical issues to overcome, but the political will and perseverance of any one nation to undertake such an arduous task just can't be counted on. However, one former NASA engineer believes a human mission to Mars is quite doable, and such an event would unify the world as never before. But Jim McLane's proposal includes a couple of major caveats: the trip to Mars should be one-way, and have a crew of only one person.""
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Everything is Caused By Global Warming

alexj33 alexj33 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

alexj33 (968322) writes "
Dr. John Brignell, a British engineering professor, runs a website called numberwatch. He has compiled what has to be the most complete collection of links to media stories ascribing the cause of everything under the sun to global warming. He has already posted more than six-hundred links.
I wonder how big this list will get, and if the continued act of blaming everything on global warming/man-made global warming will only increase skepticism on the subject?"

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alexj33 alexj33 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

alexj33 (968322) writes "The article says,

"Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a natural — and not a human- induced — cause, according to one scientist's controversial theory."

Click Here."


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