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Linux Played a Vital Role In Discovery of Higgs Boson

blattin Re:If it was Apple... (299 comments)

Well played, sir!

more than 2 years ago

Linux Played a Vital Role In Discovery of Higgs Boson

blattin If it was Apple... (299 comments)

If the headline was "Apple Played a Vital Role In Discovery of Higgs Boson" just imagine the uproar here.

more than 2 years ago

Minecraft Creator's New Game Called 0x10c

blattin Re:Security? (206 comments)

"The possibilities of this CPU and generator are... Fascinating. For instance, users players (see, lines are already blurring) can exchange programs, so you can expect a lively scene of people exchanging programs. There's a nefarious side to this as well - Notch will not stop anyone from making viruses, so even computer security becomes an element of play. A virus could, for instance, disable a ship's weaponry or shields. " From: http://www.osnews.com/story/25765/Notch_unveils_0x10c_space_sim_with_custom_virtual_processors

more than 2 years ago

SOPA Goes Back To the Drawing Board, PIPA Postponed

blattin We yield! You win forever internet! (267 comments)

aka "We'll just attach it to to the next defense spending bill or give it a label such as Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act."

about 3 years ago

Best Buy Releases Their Own Music Cloud

blattin Cloud? (187 comments)

I think it's called fog when it sinks.

more than 3 years ago

Is Mozilla Ubiquity Dead?

blattin Not quite a killer app, but not too far off. (148 comments)

I remember being rather excited when I first saw the demo for it. Now I generally only use it for translation and mapping. Anyone else think Ubiquity is screaming for speech recognition?

more than 4 years ago

Has Texting Replaced Talking For Teens?

blattin Re:And next they'll want them to get off the lawn (373 comments)

There's no indication that any of this is making anyone substantially stupider.

hang around anyone between the age of 12 and 16 and tell me they're not dumb as bricks speaking in chat acronyms rather than expending the exact same number of syllables on the actual words or actually expressing emotions.

i hate individuals who refuse to use capitalization appropriately in sentences as well. how uncivilized.

more than 5 years ago

NASA Turns 50

blattin The cost of continued exploration. (160 comments)

For the 1/3 of Americans who support cutting or eliminating NASA's budget, how about you vote for a someone who can properly manage the economy instead.

more than 6 years ago



Tevatron has found Higgs Boson?

blattin blattin writes  |  more than 4 years ago

blattin (1335585) writes ""If one form of the rumour is to be believed — and Prof Dorigo is extremely circumspect about it — then it is a "three-sigma" signature, meaning that there is a statistical likelihood of 99.7 per cent that it is correct. But, of course, that is only if the rumour is to be believed.""
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