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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

fellip_nectar Re:No, no unfair advantage at all... (175 comments)

Long jumpers jump from the same leg every time - in Markus Rehm's case, his take-off leg just happens to be the prosthetic one.

Plus (and this is the biggie with regards to all prosthetic appendages IHMO) - he has one leg which effectively cannot get injured. He's less likely to suffer any training setbacks during his build-up to major events. If his prosthetic leg snaps a week before the worlds, he can simply replace it. With a real leg, there'd be no chance for it to heal in time. Hell, he doesn't even have to deal with blisters on one of his feet.

3 days ago
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Raspberry Pi Gameboy

fellip_nectar Re:AGAIN WITH THIS (60 comments)

It's 'settled science', you ignorant doubter!

about a week ago
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NIF Compresses Diamonds With 50 Million Atmospheres of Pressure

fellip_nectar Re: There is only one "Solar system" (81 comments)

Capitalization is the difference between...

helping your Uncle Jack off a horse.

and

helping your uncle jack off a horse.

about two weeks ago
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Breaches Exposed 22.8 Million Personal Records of New Yorkers

fellip_nectar Mispelling in Headline... (41 comments)

It's actually 'Breeches' and now we finally know Step 2.

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

fellip_nectar Re:No real surprise (710 comments)

To be fair, you could already tell that by the way he CAPITALIZED words for EMPHASIS...

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

fellip_nectar Re:No real surprise (710 comments)

Stephen Hawking invented black holes?

The bastard!

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

fellip_nectar Re:user error (710 comments)

People can live without a clothing dryer.

I live in the UK, you insensitive clod!

about two weeks ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

fellip_nectar Re:How many people can that be? (205 comments)

Probably not.

However, the people born between 1993 and 1997 who presumably didn't receive correspondence as a result of this mix up are still alive.

about three weeks ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

fellip_nectar Re:more leisure time for humans! (530 comments)

The final end result of mass mechanized production is that the available workers will far outnumber the available jobs...

Not a problem! Just create more red tape to compensate... Soon, everyone will be a Lawyer!

about three weeks ago
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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

fellip_nectar Easiest solution... (579 comments)

The driver should only score half points...

about a month ago
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Restored Bletchly Park Opens

fellip_nectar Re:Those sheds are sheds (51 comments)

Yeah, my bad for skimming your post. I assumed the quoted text was an independent statement, and didn't take it into its proper context.

about a month and a half ago
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Restored Bletchly Park Opens

fellip_nectar Re:Those sheds are sheds (51 comments)

So "all later computers followed"?

Technically, that's a true statement regardless of whether it was the first...

about a month and a half ago
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Bill Gates To Stanford Grads: Don't (Only) Focus On Profit

fellip_nectar Re:Water is wet (284 comments)

Just because the inventors did not pursue financial gain, it does not mean those who funded their research didn't.

about a month and a half ago
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Britain Gets National .uk Web Address

fellip_nectar Re:What about Ukraine? (111 comments)

The UK was initially assigned .gb and it's still reserved for us. But we got to use .uk too, as it made the transition from JANET NRS to DNS easier for our pre-existing academic network.

about 2 months ago
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Study Finds Porn Exposure Associated With Smaller Brain Region

fellip_nectar The paper itself is pay-walled (211 comments)

Instant Access - Only $13.99 a month!

about 2 months ago
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'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

fellip_nectar Should'a paid the HP tax... (323 comments)

There's now a distinct possibility that the eventual extinction of the human race will be caused by cheap third-party ink refills...

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Demos Real-Time Translation Over Skype

fellip_nectar Old Hat... (169 comments)

I had a device installed in my border patrol booth which could translate a variety of Eastern European languages to English text in realtime as far back as 1982.

about 2 months ago
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Google Unveils Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel

fellip_nectar Great, That's all I need... (583 comments)

A car which automatically takes me places I don't want to go, based on my browsing history.

about 2 months ago

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