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Mathematics Says Romney and Santorum Tied In Iowa

berglin Score one for the couch (457 comments)

8 votes are statistically irrelevant, but still 'every vote counts'.

At least as long as the difference is statistically significant.

more than 2 years ago
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Zynga To Employees: Surrender Pre-IPO Shares Or You're Fired

berglin Re:Pincus (554 comments)

Same here, years of nothing then suddenly, fresh modpoints
I've done nothing out of the ordinary. This is my first post in years.
I think they've simply updated the code that calculates the distribution.

more than 2 years ago
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Left-Handed Gamers Getting Left Behind?

berglin Re:On-going problem esp. on Wii (426 comments)

Uhm, that sword statement is simply not true.

Kendo (a pretty good source for sword wielding) is practiced with the right hand above the left hand on the handle, regardless of whether you're left- or right handed.

This is the way it's been taught for ages and it seems to work pretty darn well.

more than 3 years ago
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Nintendo Upset Over Nokia Game Emulation Video

berglin Re:Dear Nintendo (189 comments)

Because owning a computer doesn't give you any inherent rights to anything. Why would owning a generic piece of hardware entitle you to anything Nintendo at all?

And, perhaps most importantly, because the software owners say so.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Tests Heaviest Chute Drop Ever

berglin Re:What Is The Upside To Reusing The Booster? (226 comments)

But then we wouldn't have known how to build a reusable shuttle, which I'm sure left some residual science in other fields as well.

Some things are worth doing just for the sake of it.

about 5 years ago
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Microsoft Donates Code To Apache's "Stonehenge" Project

berglin Re:I don't get it... (184 comments)

What do you mean "Microsoft isn't exactly known for backwards compatibility." I'd say that's one of the things they are extremely known for.

Usually, people complain about MS not ditching backwards compatibility in favor of "cleaner" implementations and here you are, saying that they are well known for doing exactly that.

I don't get it...

more than 5 years ago
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No More Lunar Land for Sale

berglin Re:This is all fine... (379 comments)

And "anywhere else" in this case is defined as "anywhere else in the U.S."?

You know, there are places that might have different homesteading laws, which makes it a moot point. Which homesteading law should you implement? Canadian? Australian? German? Chinese?

more than 8 years ago

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