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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

alphabet26 Lock-em down (697 comments)

I am unimpressed. Call me when they tied the detectors into a system that mag-locks the doors and windows shut to confine the shooter in one location. False alarm? Minor inconvenience in that area until a school constable or principal investigates and signals the all-clear.

about two weeks ago
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Octopus-Inspired Robot Matches Real Octopus For Speed

alphabet26 Re:Can't wait (71 comments)

Yeah, I want an Octopod!

about 2 months ago
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Interview: Ask Christopher "moot" Poole About 4chan and Social Media

alphabet26 Beautiful Works of Art (220 comments)

While 4chan may be a cesspool of filth and depravity I have found some beautiful and interesting things I would have never known existed. I know it's a matter of taste, but what do you think the ratio of garbage to worthwhile content is on the site as a whole? Which board has the highest garbage content and which has the highest worthwhile content?

about 3 months ago
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Where are the Flying Cars? (Video; Part One of Two)

alphabet26 Yeah (107 comments)

Fuck the flying cars, we have a tough time enough just getting electric cars on the road...

Reminded me of George Carlin...

"We're gonna go to Mars. And then of course we're gonna colonize deep space. With our microwave hot dogs and plastic vomit, fake dog shit and cinnamon dental floss, lemon-scented toilet paper and sneakers with lights in the heels. And all these other impressive things we've done down here. But let me ask you this: what are we gonna tell the intergalactic council of ministers the first time one of our teenage mothers throws their newborn baby into a dumpster? How are we gonna explain that to the space people? How are we gonna let them know that our ambassador was only late for the meeting because his breakfast was cold and he had to spend half an hour punching his wife around the kitchen? And what are they gonna think when they find out, its just a local custom, that over 80 million women in the Third world have had their clitorises forcibly removed in order to reduce their sexual pleasure so they won't cheat on their husbands? Can't you just sense how eager the rest of the universe is for us to show up?" - George Carlin, Complaints and Grievances

about 3 months ago
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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 6 months ago
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NASA Mars Rover Begins Examining Strange Slab Nicknamed "Windjana"

alphabet26 Oil (38 comments)

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

about 7 months ago
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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 and a half ago
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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 and a half ago
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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 2 years ago
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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
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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
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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 3 years ago
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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 3 years ago
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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.

more than 5 years ago
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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.

more than 6 years ago

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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  |  more than 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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