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Mathematical Breakthrough Sets Out Rules For More Effective Teleportation

danwiz Simple math ... (162 comments)

IF countBeingsInChamber > 1 THEN GOTO abort_transfer

about 2 years ago

Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells Created At Stanford University

danwiz Get in line ... (46 comments)

It's right after my flying car becomes available.

more than 2 years ago

Steve Jobs' Yacht Impounded In Amsterdam

danwiz Re:"Valued"? (221 comments)

if his heirs were to put that ugly-ass, unseaworthy monstrosity up for sale, something tells me it would fetch a lot less.

Just call it an iYacht and you'll have people camping on the street for days to buy one.

more than 2 years ago

Brain Disease Found In NFL Players

danwiz Re:Not surprising (271 comments)

The weight of NFL players has been increasing steadily.

Number of players over 300 lbs:
In 1970 - 1
In 1980 - 3
In 1990 - 94
In 2000 - 301
In 2009 - 394

See a trend here? It's also creating health issues for active players and retired players, and is causing a shorter lifespan. This isn't your grandfather's game of fast players with leather helmets and no padding. This is a game of fat men in hard plastic armor doing a lot of blocking.

It's simple physics. F = m * a. It's a lot easier for a players to increase their weight by 50%, than it is for them to increase their speed by 50%.

Regardless of a high brain injury risk, such sports will still be attractive because:
It's a chance for poorer students to get to college.
It's a highly publicized sport, with a large fan base.
Every player you see on the NFL field is a millionaire, and is semi-famous.

more than 2 years ago

7 Jailed In 'Kidney For iPad' Case In China

danwiz But that's not even enough ... (100 comments)

But that's not even enough money to cover the RIAA damages for the first two songs he pirated!

more than 2 years ago

CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns, Citing Affair

danwiz Re:Job Performance (401 comments)

"it could be as simple as he sees the role of Director as one that should lead by example, in some way embodying the integrity of the organisation."

When the hell has integrity ever mattered in politics????

more than 2 years ago

Barack Obama Retains US Presidency

danwiz Re:Tweedledee won ! (1576 comments)

I've paid attention to what they've said and, in theory, that should be the same what they do.

If you compare what they've actually said, Obama and Romney look shockingly the same on MANY issues:
Romney Vs Obama - Same Issues, Same Answers!

So why would we expect progress?
Meet the new boss - same as the old boss ...

more than 2 years ago

US Supreme Court Says Wiretapping Immunity Will Stand

danwiz Meet the old boss ... (203 comments)

Meet the new boss ... same as the old boss
(lather, rinse, repeat ...)

THIS is why we need to endorse a third party, and break the Republican/Democrat chain that has gone on since 1868... just after Abraham Lincoln.

Screw them BOTH, and vote Independent.

more than 2 years ago

Expenditure Report Reveals Germany Monitors Skype, Google Mail, Facebook Chat

danwiz Re:I'd prefer... (89 comments)

The other country has a dictator you despise? Don't mess there, it isn't your problem. It has a dictator you like who's going to be overthrown? Don't mess there, it isn't your problem. There are troops marching into your borders. Oh, now you go and mess there.

How hard can that be?

I'm all for letting countries stay to themselves, but why does a dictator need to step on your lawn before he gets a response? Didn't most of Europe take that stance during WWII?

Germany annexed Austria, violating the Treaty of Versailles and St. Germain ... no response.
Germany invaded Czechoslovakia ... no response.
Italy conquered Albania ... no response.
Germany attacked Poland ... finally a response! (and 6 years of world war)

more than 2 years ago

The Liberated Pixel Cup: a Game Making Contest From the CC, FSF, and OpenGameArt

danwiz Two pixels ... (53 comments)

Two pixels ... one cup?

A two-phase art competition?

>> the first phase will be about adding ...
>> the second phase ... using

I'm seeing way too many similarities for comfort.

more than 2 years ago

MPAA Chief Dodd Hints At Talks To Revive SOPA

danwiz Genes perhaps? (279 comments)

Senator Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium is a minor league baseball stadium in Connecticut. It was named after a Senator who was censured in 1967 for converting campaign funds to his personal accounts and spending the money.

That's Christopher Dodd's father. And the memorial stadium was built in 1995 during Chris Dodd's tenure as a Senator. Senator Chris Dodd has had his share of scandals too.

Something about apples not falling too far from the tree comes to mind.

more than 2 years ago

Town Turns Off the Lights To See the Stars

danwiz Re:Cruise Ships (222 comments)

The best night sky I've seen is in the midddle of the Mediterranian on a US Navy ship, during "wartime steaming" status. All running lights are out, and all exits to the ourside are double-doored with red lights between. There were so many stars visible that it looked fake.

about 3 years ago

Researchers Make Graphene From Girl Scout Cookies

danwiz Re:Supply and demand (129 comments)

It's a FACT ... A lot of underage crack goes into Girl Scout cookies.

more than 3 years ago

Study Sez Txt Msgs Make Kidz Gr8 Spellrz

danwiz Re:I call horseshit (375 comments)

Reading is key to spelling. Read, read, read, read. Read 6 or 7 books a week. Reading Slashdot doesn't count.

If it's 7 books a week ... and each contained 300 pages ... at a rate of 1 page/minute
... that's an average of 5 hours of book reading each day.

That's more sleep than some IT people get!

about 4 years ago

Mozilla Flips Kill-Switch On Skype Toolbar

danwiz Re:do it mozilla. (284 comments)

One solution to helping friend/roommates/relatives is to give them a detailed bill charging normal market rates.

Then zero out the total with a "courtesy" discount.

This serves several purposes:
It provides them, and you, a detailed record of what was done.
It lets them know that your time is worth money.

about 4 years ago

Robots May Inspire Suits Against Programmers

danwiz Re:Maybe... (202 comments)

Maybe... But last I saw, Ford Motor Company wasn't liable for drunk drivers that use their vehicles to drink and drive

Maybe ... But there have been strong attempts to make gun manufacturers liable for the misuse of their products.

Also, as robots become more commonplace in our homes, the "Think of the children!" rally cry could be misused here too.

about 4 years ago

Stallman Worried About Chrome OS

danwiz As Ben Franklin could have said ... (393 comments)

Those who would give up their Private Data to purchase a little Temporary Convenience ...

more than 4 years ago

Vuvuzelas Blare On Pirated Copies of Music Game

danwiz Re:It needs copy protection? (320 comments)

Won't someone please .... think of the children!

more than 4 years ago

A Nude Awakening — the TSA and Privacy

danwiz Re:Some People (728 comments)

You touch on the two most important ...

Yes. Yes, they did.

more than 4 years ago


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