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

charronia Oh my (174 comments)

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

2 days 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month ago

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