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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

gunner_von_diamond Re:Beyond human efforts. (161 comments)

There was some news a while ago when the the Spanish Flu of 1918 was recovered in this way, albeit intentionally in the interest of science.

Source for this story?


Researchers Test Developer Biometrics To Predict Buggy Code

gunner_von_diamond Hooked up to all the equiptment (80 comments)

the researchers summarized how they strapped an eye tracker, an electrodermal sensor and an EEG sensor

I'm sure being hooked up to something similar to a polygraph doesn't make a developer more stressful at all. Was the fact that they had all this equiptment hooked up to them a factor in their statistics?


Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

gunner_von_diamond Re:Thundercats! (594 comments)

"We are Thundercats" "Upholding Justice" "Truth" "Honor" "and Loyalty" "Thundercats HOOOOOO!"

2 days ago

Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

gunner_von_diamond Re:Corporate culture (271 comments)

Also, having a username of "C-3PhilO" would be much cooler. Just a tip for the next time you get to choose a username.

4 days ago

Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

gunner_von_diamond Re:Corporate culture (271 comments)

What do you mean

you people


4 days ago

Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

gunner_von_diamond Re:Corporate culture (271 comments)

40' RV? That's like when the trashiest of white trash wins the lottery.

That's hilarious. Measuring your son's success by the length of his RV. I bet all the MS exec's are drowning in envy. Maybe the company is doing X number of millions in sales or has a workforce of thousands of employees. That would be an impressive success quota.

4 days ago

Interviews: Ask Dr. Andy Chun About Artificial Intelligence

gunner_von_diamond Narrow down to one thing that needs improvement (68 comments)

If you had to narrow it down to one thing that needs the most improvement in the field of AI, something that we could focus on, what would it be?

5 days ago

Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

gunner_von_diamond Re:I really really hate (381 comments)

I thought it was rather straight-forward and cold.

We are moving now to start reducing the first 13,000 positions, and the vast majority of employees whose jobs will be eliminated will be notified over the next six months.


5 days ago

US House Passes Permanent Ban On Internet Access Taxes

gunner_von_diamond Re:November? (148 comments)

Without reading the details.. I doubt this will pass, if its democrat sponsered, the repubs will shut it down in the house. If it's GOP approved, the senate will kill it. Gotta love our divided country!

Seperation of power results in loss of power for all!

about a week ago

Amazon Is Testing a $10-Per-Month Ebook Service

gunner_von_diamond ..."Leaked" (87 comments)

Earlier today new pages leaked on the Amazon website

Someone "accidently" leaked pages on a website. This was not an intentional plan to raise hype all over the internet over a new subscription service. Of course not.

about a week ago

Time Warner Turns Down Takeover Bid From Rupert Murdoch

gunner_von_diamond Strong Belief in your business (70 comments)

To turn down a $80 billion dollar deal...that's the price Time Warner is willing to pay to keep their successful business successful. South Park sold out to Hulu for only a fraction of the price, $80 million! $80 billion, nah, we're better off independent.

about a week ago

Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

gunner_von_diamond Great time to call to reduce my monthly bill (401 comments)

Normally threatening to cancel always results in a lower bill, but man, after hearing that, I should be able to really get a low rate! All the reps probably have a quota per day of how many people they can turn around from wanting to cancel. We can use that to our advantage!

about a week ago

Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

gunner_von_diamond Forget Jobs and Skills, Think Happiness (507 comments)

Instead of finding a job that is future proof, or learning a set of skills that will get her a job, why not recommend to her to do something that she enjoys doing? No one can predict the future, and settling for a future proof job because the job that she would want to do may possibly go away sometime in the future sounds like setting her up for a miserable life. The best advice is to follow a path that she enjoys. A job will always be just a job, but a career is doing something that you love.

about a week ago

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

gunner_von_diamond Re:Excessive Data Retention (205 comments)

All of them.

about two weeks ago

Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles

gunner_von_diamond Global Warming (144 comments)

has observed a broad 'hotspot' in the sky in which such cosmic rays seem to originate

Cosmic Rays? Or just global warming?

about two weeks ago

Mapping a Monster Volcano

gunner_von_diamond Around Around (105 comments)

The volcano is so big they have to wrap explosions around it twice.

about two weeks ago

The World's Best Living Programmers

gunner_von_diamond Re:Obvious (285 comments)

he's just a lucky business man who hit the lottery with DOS and Windows

A lucky business man? One of the world's most wealthiest people (if not the richest) got to where he is today because of "luck"? Success in monetary terms as a result of Co-founding Microsoft had nothing to do with luck, regardless of how many lines of code he has or has not written.

about two weeks ago



Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights to South Park

gunner_von_diamond gunner_von_diamond writes  |  about a week ago

gunner_von_diamond (3461783) writes "From the PC Mag Article:
If you're a fan of South Park, you better be a fan of Hulu as well. Specifically, Hulu Plus.
The creators of the funny, foul-mouthed animated TV show have signed a deal with the online streaming service. Valued at more than $80 million, the three-year deal grants Hulu exclusive rights to stream the 240+ episode back catalog of South Park in addition to all new episodes (as soon as they've aired on Comedy Central). "This is a natural partnership for us. We are excited that the entire library will be available on Hulu and that the best technology around will power South Park Digital Studios," said creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, in a statement."

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