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Newly Discovered Virus Widespread in Human Gut

gargleblast Re:crAss (95 comments)

This is bottom-grade science. Too much Farquharson around at SDSU. Even the Wikipedia page is bog standard.


The debate over climate change is..

gargleblast All of the above (278 comments)

It is mostly idiot politicians yelling at scientists.

about two weeks ago

'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

gargleblast Re:Let me guess: (163 comments)

I can see the headlines now: Barbara Streisand sues for trademark dilution.

about two weeks ago

NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

gargleblast Re:BINGO! (361 comments)

kill -9 `/usr/bin/Laden`

I'm looking for something like: moderate .. -1 "unix newbie"

about three weeks ago

Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing

gargleblast Re:640KB ought to be enough for anyone (198 comments)

The very same. Do check the date on your copy of that book though. While the 1996 revised edition did somewhat embrace the internet, the 1995 first edition had this to say :

The Internet, wrote Gates, is one of "the important precursors of the information highway," along with PCs, CD-ROMs, phone networks, and cable systems, but "none represents the actual information highway. ... today's Internet is not the information highway I imagine, although you can think of it as the beginning of the highway."

Bill Gates: More Profit Than Prophet

about a month ago

Former NSA Chief Warned Against Selling NSA Secrets

gargleblast Re:Not a good sales pitch: (138 comments)

A most irritating Slashdot bug. But do take the opportunity to post something sensible, such as "Why wouldn't top bankers pay top dollars for top secrets?

about a month ago

A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

gargleblast Re:better idea (501 comments)

To keep the guns out of Mexico, eh? Not such a bad idea ...

about a month ago

What Happens If You Have a Heart Attack In Space?

gargleblast Re:Duh. (83 comments)

Well the normal procedure is to leap 500,000 feet into the air, and scatter yourself over a large area.

about a month ago

SpaceX Falcon 9R Vertical Take-Off and Landing Test Flight

gargleblast Re:Thank you Elon (105 comments)

I wish I was a loser like Elon Musk.

about a month ago

Test: Quantum Or Not, Controversial Computer No Faster Than Normal

gargleblast Re:Experiment to determine the truth (119 comments)

If the computer could open a superposition of the two vials, it would go like shit off a greased shovel.

about a month ago

Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

gargleblast Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (346 comments)

That is incorrect, they released one email in which he asked a legal question about the precedence of laws vs executive orders. In the email, he did not raise any concerns about any programs. It did not verify his story.

You won't get better confirming evidence from the NSA. This is how they roll.

about a month and a half ago

Lepton Universality In Question, a Standard Model Assumption

gargleblast Re:The nature of the Standard Model (62 comments)

The Standard Model is a coherent, thorough description of a very large number of physical phenomena: atomic theory, radioactivity, antimatter, electromagnetism, the nuclear forces, neutral currents, neutrinos, the bewildering range of particles produced by colliders - and much more.

about 2 months ago

OpenDNS Phases Out Redirection To Guide

gargleblast Re:Worse yet. (90 comments)

You may make him commit suicide again. He's done it before, you know.

Did he redirected?

about 2 months ago

TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

gargleblast Re:Fishy (566 comments)

But is he omnipresent? Or just highly maneuverable?

about 2 months ago

New PostgreSQL Guns For NoSQL Market

gargleblast Re:Is it web scale? (162 comments)

Is Postgres now web scale?

That depends: are you going to blow some project to hell because you get a woody playing with software like it's a sex doll?

about 2 months ago

How Predictable Is Evolution?

gargleblast Ig Nobel Prize (209 comments)

a lot of the changes are random

And here's me thinking that all random mutations are random. Give these guys a Nobel Prize.

about 2 months ago



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