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'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

alphabet26 Jackass, future version (323 comments)

Send a printer to some uninhabitable planet and print people on there to die.

about 2 months ago

NASA Mars Rover Begins Examining Strange Slab Nicknamed "Windjana"

alphabet26 Oil (38 comments)

No life... just lots and lots of oil...

about 3 months ago

If I could change what's "typical" about typical laptops ...

alphabet26 How about less fragile (591 comments)

Perhaps hinges that will not snap. Or screws that will not strip. Capacitors that actually last the lifetime of the laptop, not just past the warranty?

about a year ago

CCTV Hack Takes Casino For $33 Million

alphabet26 Re:First rule of poker (308 comments)

Protect your cards.

I thought about this too, but maybe it was at a "feature" table made for TV with camera's built into the table...

about a year ago

We Aren't the World: Why Americans Make Bad Study Subjects

alphabet26 I knew it! (450 comments)

I always knew Americans were poor examples of human beings!

about a year ago

Give me a solder gun, and I can produce ...

alphabet26 It's Art! (321 comments)

You call it slag, I call it art!

more than 2 years ago

New Signs Voyager Is Nearing Interstellar Space

alphabet26 Re:December 21, 2012 (168 comments)

What I want to know is what would have happened if he'd pulled out a Dildo.

Then they would know they were fucked...

more than 2 years ago

Rethinking Rail Travel: Boarding a Moving Train

alphabet26 It will never happen (357 comments)

You always have some yahoo holding open the door for his slow walking friend. What's the train going to do when the moving platform comes to the end of the line? Cut his arm off?

about 2 years ago

Right-Wing German Extremists Tricked By Trojan Shirts

alphabet26 Let the copycats free! (457 comments)

I cant wait for a PETA shirt to turn into an ad for bacon!!!

more than 2 years ago

Can Urine Rescue Hydrogen-Powered Cars?

alphabet26 I can't wait... (313 comments)

I look forward to the day that pissing in a gas tank just might help you get to your next gas station.

about 5 years ago

GM, Utilities Partner To Advance Plug-In Hybrids

alphabet26 Not in Canada (582 comments)

We already have the ZENN car, but it is not allowed on most Canadian streets, so unless GM can eliminate government bureaucracy we won't be seeing the Volt any time soon.

about 6 years ago



CIPS chimes in on Internet Preditors Act

alphabet26 alphabet26 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

alphabet26 (534873) writes "The Canadian Information Processing Society has formally responded to the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act introduced in February of this year. Bill C-30 would grant authorities extended powers to monitor and track Canadians online. In the statement CIPS recommends that the Government of Canada "prohibit access to personal information, related records/data, content, communications or records of internet use without the safeguard of a warrant". CIPS is a non-profit organization that represents Canadian IT professionals and is a member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)."
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University Researchers "Solve" Checkers

alphabet26 alphabet26 writes  |  about 7 years ago

alphabet26 (534873) writes "A team from the University of Alberta has created a program that knows every single checkers position (about 500 billion billion positions) and the best way to move the pieces. Essentially, it means that the team's program, Chinook, can never be defeated in a game. It can only be tied and only if its opponent plays a perfect match."


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