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Obama: 'We Don't Have Enough Engineers'

electricprof Re:This. (651 comments)

or ... you could selectively breed a population of women who would be willing to breed with engineers ... or is this just wishful thinking?

more than 3 years ago
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Frictionless Superfluid Found In Neutron Star Core

electricprof Let the infomercials begin! (145 comments)

I can't wait for the infomercials about this new superlubricant!

more than 3 years ago
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Judge Berates Prosecutors In Xbox Modding Trial

electricprof besmirching ... (285 comments)

... hookers sleeping with vice cops besmirches the good name of hookers everywhere ...

more than 3 years ago
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Why Geim Never Patented Graphene

electricprof Re:I'm confused. (325 comments)

Taking a stab at it ... imagine an NFL football field, plus the stands, PLUS the parking lot.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Geim Never Patented Graphene

electricprof Re:That's not a direct quote. (325 comments)

It seems to me that the whole patent trolling industry is an abuse of the legal system ... at least in terms of what most reasonable people would think the legal system is for.

more than 4 years ago
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New German Government ID Hacked By CCC

electricprof Re:Why haven't gubbermints... (86 comments)

This has been considered in the US. We tried bar codes on a baby's backside. Unfortunately, with our average diet, the bar code expands in size exponentially over time requiring unacceptably large readers.

more than 4 years ago
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New German Government ID Hacked By CCC

electricprof Re:OpenPGP (86 comments)

Aren't girlfriends creatures of myth like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Honest Lawyers?

more than 4 years ago
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Tool Use By Humans Pushed Back By 800,000 Years

electricprof But ... (189 comments)

How many early humans were tools ...

more than 4 years ago
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FBI Prioritizes Copyright Over Missing Persons

electricprof Re:self-citing on techdirt? (372 comments)

Exactly. The post is a reasonable supposition, but not an actual report on an article ... other than Techdirt's blog.

more than 4 years ago
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FBI Prioritizes Copyright Over Missing Persons

electricprof Re:Is there a TFA? (372 comments)

You have to hunt for it. One of the links to Techdirt has another link to a Wired article. The Wired article has a link to a justice.gov pdf file about the backlogs in the forensics lab. What I was unable to find was any article that linked the IP task force and the forensics lab backlogs and missing persons, and discussed the relative priorities given these. So, the title's statement that the FBI is prioritizing IP over missing persons is a reasonable supposition, but is apparently not being discussed in a main stream media article ... unless I missed a link.

more than 4 years ago
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FBI Prioritizes Copyright Over Missing Persons

electricprof Question about original sources (372 comments)

I've looked at the Wired article and the Techdirt articles, and I'm pretty sure I can track down original sources in what might be called the "major media" that discuss the downgrading if emphasis on missing persons. Similarly, I can track down sources discussing the creation of a new task force on IP. What I'm looking for is a major media source that talks about the relative prioritization of these two. Did I miss that in the articles? Does somebody know of one?

more than 4 years ago
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Radioactive Boar On the Rise In Germany

electricprof Hunting tips (165 comments)

So I'm guessing it's best to hunt these boar at night ...

more than 4 years ago
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First 'Malaria-Proof' Mosquito Created

electricprof Needs just one more mod ... (261 comments)

They need to be fitted with lasers on their heads to kill off all the other mosquitos.

more than 4 years ago
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Your Feces Is a Wonderland of Viruses

electricprof How wonderful! (211 comments)

Don't I feel special!

more than 4 years ago
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George Lucas C&Ds 'Lightsaber Laser'

electricprof Brilliant! (481 comments)

Ok right after I invent my time machine, I will go back in time and have an Idea. I will then patent this Idea and establish prior art for all ideas.

more than 4 years ago
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Swedish Pirate Party To Run Pirate Bay From Parliament

electricprof I love it ... (288 comments)

when the system is used against itself.

more than 4 years ago
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ASCAP War On Free Culture Escalates

electricprof In some ways this is a good sign (335 comments)

At least to me it confirms my belief that big media is absolutely terrified of its own demise. The complete hyperbole of their statements only makes sense to me as a expression of this terror. Unfortunately, since they have great influence I don't forsee them doing anything but morphing into some other greedy monopolistic form. Still ... watching the terror makes for a good show.

more than 4 years ago
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For-Profit, Illegal Movie Download Sites Threaten MPAA

electricprof What it boils down to is ... (387 comments)

who owns the most judges and politicians ...

more than 4 years ago
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Thailand Shuts Down 43,000 More Websites

electricprof Not the real reason ... (166 comments)

I seriously doubt that many these closings have must to do with the current king or even the royal family. Considering the recent large protests in Thailand, I'm reasonably confident that this is much more about the current power elites trying to keep the protests down.

more than 4 years ago

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