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Pirate Bay Block Lifted In the Netherlands

edittard Re: 326 euros? (118 comments)

We use the dot for the decimal separator and the comma for digit grouping.

Scientific practice is to use a space, preferably half-width.

about 3 months ago
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Office Space: TV Documentary Looks At the Dreadful Open Office

edittard Re:Seriously? (314 comments)

However if they didn't make Libra Office, you would have been thoroughly outraged.

Wouldn't bother me, I think astrology is nonsense. I'm apparently a typical Aries in that respect.

about 3 months ago
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How Asimov's Three Laws Ran Out of Steam

edittard I think you a verb (153 comments)

While discussing whether robots should be allowed to kill might like an obscure debate

I think it's pretty ambivalent. Plus it's busy looking for its look.

about 4 months ago
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Teaching Natural Sciences To Social Science Students?

edittard Re:statistics a soft science? (265 comments)

If you can convince the NIH to fund a case study whose principle researcher admits he can't understand anything the quantitative guys put out

Ethics is one of those areas that's difficult to quantify in any meaningful or useful way though some (notably J.S. Mill) tried.

you're a better grant-writer then I.

I sincerely hope he isn't worse at any kind of writing.

about 2 years ago
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Teaching Natural Sciences To Social Science Students?

edittard Re:statistics a soft science? (265 comments)

There's this little thing called "qualitative research" you may want to look into one day.

Or as most people call it, storytelling.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Low Cost Way To Maximize SQL Server Uptime?

edittard Re:If it a'int broke... (284 comments)

WTF? Software isn't subject to physical wear like an engine. Do you think friction will eventually turn a 1 into a 0 somewhere in the code?

about 2 years ago
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Nintendo's Big-Screen 3DS XL Meets Lukewarm Reception

edittard What? (192 comments)

it's launching into a very different market than what the original DS XL faced in 2009.

Is Ernie Wise submitting stories now?

about 2 years ago
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Boiling Down the Meaning of Life

edittard Re:Ok ok...I'll tell you! (218 comments)

The article crashed my browser so I can't decisively, notwithstanding that it was in quotes, determine if that awful prose you rightly cited is the submitter's own words or not, however it is undeniably (though some might disagree) neither the first, nor likely on the balance of probability the last heap of inaccurate, illegible and (to some ears, arguably illegible) tripe to be posted on Slashdot, all of which begs the question: "is our editors editing?"

more than 2 years ago
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World's Most Powerful Optical Microscope

edittard what a load of shite (163 comments)

Scientists have produced the world's most powerful optical microscope, which could help understand the causes of many viruses and diseases.

Do viruses have a cause?

allow us to examine closely viruses and biomedicine for the first time.'"

Biomedicine is an academic discipline. You don't need a microscope to examine it. Here's a jar of physics, go and check if it contains any thermodynamics. Careful with that flask, it's full of chemistry!

more than 3 years ago
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Is Going To an Elite College Worth the Cost?

edittard Re:Depends on the cost (391 comments)

Partly because of the cost but also partly because selecting student's

Selecting his/her what?

more than 2 years ago
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Is Going To an Elite College Worth the Cost?

edittard Bollocks (391 comments)

Researchers say that alumni of the most selective colleges earn, on average, 40 percent more a year than those who graduated from the least selective public universities, as calculated 10 years after they graduated from [huh?-Ed] and found that 'attendance at an elite private college significantly increases the probability of attending graduate school, and more specifically graduate school at a major research university.'

That is NOT a correct sentence. Even if you removed the superfluous preposition it would still, quite frankly, be a shit one.

more than 2 years ago
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Bus Company Says Thin Drivers Deserve Better Pay

edittard huh? (54 comments)

"We cannot call it nothing other than a mockery"
Hang on. So they can call it something other than a mockery? So it's OK, then.

more than 3 years ago
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NY Times Confident of 'First Click Free' Paywalls

edittard pull the other one (193 comments)

CmdrTaco claims he rejected a story. Yeah right. Want to buy a bridge?

more than 3 years ago
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ATMs That Dispense Gold Bars Coming To America

edittard Re:Cue the crying (482 comments)

Then you'd starve, and he'd be alive to take his gold back.

more than 3 years ago
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As smart-phones go, my phone is ...

edittard Re:Tips... (519 comments)

So what do you do when the food turns out to be poor?

I send it back. One aspect of the service is how well they deal with that. Having said that, I've had 100 instances of poor service for every time the food's been bad. The point is it shouldn't be there as something that I'm expected to negotiate down. The system as it is generally works as long as dickheads like you don't abuse it.

more than 3 years ago
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Segway UK Boss Dies After Driving Off Cliff

edittard Re:The Poor Guy! (413 comments)

That saves about 50,000 nerd-hours per day.

And nothing of value was gained.

more than 3 years ago
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Segway UK Boss Dies After Driving Off Cliff

edittard Re:The Poor Guy! (413 comments)

Why is paraphrasing the first sentence of the article (while attempting to contradict something that GP didn't actually say) modded informative?

more than 3 years ago
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As smart-phones go, my phone is ...

edittard Re:Tips... (519 comments)

Why not stick a "service charge" on the bill (aside from the obvious benefit of tax evasion)

Because under that system the customer has to pay for service whether it was poor, mediocre, or entirely absent?

more than 3 years ago
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As smart-phones go, my phone is ...

edittard Re:Not mine! (519 comments)

My smartphone goes, where my rosemary grows?

more than 3 years ago
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Super Principia Mathematica

edittard Re:Glory hound (325 comments)

"I left Hughes Aircraft Company to work for Moller International..." Illustrates poor grasp of reality, and little innate understanding of practical engineering/ physics.

Or a strong interest in yoghürt.

more than 3 years ago

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