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A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

charronia Re:Scaling (200 comments)

Let's not open that particular can of worms.

about a week ago
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Gridlock In Action: Retailers Demand New Regulations To Protect Consumers

charronia Seems logical enough on their part (127 comments)

Because really, who wants to deal with 47 different state laws when you can just have one federal law? At the very least, it would save their legal departments a lot of headaches.

about two weeks ago
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Bats Can Jam Each Other's Ultrasonic Signals

charronia Seems familiar (50 comments)

How do you say "killstealing" in bat language?

about two weeks ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

charronia Interest (342 comments)

Not indicative of anything, but during the conversations I've had with the small number of female students in my vicinity, they told me programming was something that simply didn't interest them. They often went into other, but related fields rather than sticking around in software design.

about a month and a half ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

charronia Oh my (178 comments)

That is an awesome scam. You get them to give you obscene amounts of money and they'll even feel good about it.

about 2 months ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

charronia Is the history he teaches incorrect? (363 comments)

If not, then why would it matter that a rich guy decides to teach people history?

about 3 months ago
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Researchers Say Neanderthals Created Cave Art

charronia The first critic (91 comments)

I wonder how look it took before the first art critic came into existence.

about 3 months ago
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The American Workday, By Profession

charronia Re:"Computers and Mathematics"??? (146 comments)

From an outside perspective, the things that IT people do might as well be summarized as "Computers".

about 3 months ago
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Indiana University Researchers Get $1 Million Grant To Study Memes

charronia Re:What happened to serious research? (126 comments)

If artificial memes can be used to sway public opinion in a significant way, I would say finding a way to identify them is sufficiently important.

about 3 months ago
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Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet Into a Robotic Hivemind

charronia Re:Youtube Comments (108 comments)

Researchers are still determining the reason behind Robo Brain's incredibly rude behavior.

about 3 months ago
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Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors

charronia Of course (141 comments)

But really, who's going to hack your fridge?

about 3 months ago
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Chinese Researchers' 'Terror Cam' Could Scan Crowds, Looking for Stress

charronia Facecrime (146 comments)

False positives aside, it can also serve as another excuse to arrest whoever you want because "they look guilty".

about 3 months ago
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Clever Workaround: Visual Cryptography On Austrian Postage Stamps

charronia Looks like a magic eye picture (74 comments)

I had to squint really hard to see anything at all.

about 3 months ago
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Chicago Mayor Praises Google For Buying Kids Microsoft Surfaces

charronia Re:Visual Studio RT? (137 comments)

I doubt they are related. After all, the description also notes they funded things like a marimba and a biodiesel kit.

about 3 months ago

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