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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

horm Stupid (322 comments)

These missiles will turn out to be our only defense against the alien invaders.

about two weeks ago

DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

horm Re:Oh, really? (261 comments)

It's amazing how much you can say with one finger.

about three weeks ago

Of the following, I'd rather play ...

horm Caravan (274 comments)

Many times I've wandered in from the desert to find a seat at the local saloon for a couple hands of Caravan.

about a month ago

WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak An International Emergency

horm Re:First.... (183 comments)

Best post ever.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

horm Re:Not this again. (637 comments)

The chair of my Computer Science department told my class in lecture that memory management is worthless these days, and that you no longer have to worry about the size of your program or the amount of memory it uses. I stopped giving a shit about my CS program immediately after and began to focus entirely on Electrical Engineering.

about a month and a half ago

Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

horm Slashvertisement (550 comments)

The whole summary reads like a radio ad. DICE doesn't even try to hide it anymore.

about 2 months ago

'Just Let Me Code!'

horm "Just let me build a bridge!" (372 comments)

Engineering any complex system requires a significant amount of planning and management overhead. When you want to build a bridge, you don't just throw a bunch of construction workers at it and trust them to make the best judgements, even though you might trust each one of them individually to build a sawhorse or something equally trivial.

about 2 months ago

FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

horm Re:TSA (435 comments)

"stunt work", even.

about 2 months ago

FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

horm TSA (435 comments)

Obviously the solution is requiring passengers to go through TSA checkpoints before they are able to board or disembark from any driverless car.

But seriously, if these are concerns for driverless cars, they are concerns for regular cars too. It's not improbable to build a working remote-controlled car from any normal model anyways. It's regularly done for stun work, Mythbusters, etc.

about 2 months ago

Endorphins Make Tanning Addictive

horm Get out from behind your computer. (51 comments)

So going outside and getting some sunshine makes you feel good. Who would have guessed?

about 3 months ago

HUGO Winning Author Daniel Keyes Has Died

horm Re:Good riddance (66 comments)

Agreed. I hated this book, and cringe whenever someone mentions it as an example of great writing.

about 2 months ago

Sparse's Story Illustrates the Potholes Faced By Hardware Start-Ups

horm Re:Concentration (103 comments)

Out of mod points. Legitimately impressed.

about 3 months ago

SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

horm Re:Seven crew? (128 comments)

The summary clearly states "up to a seven crewmembers."

about 4 months ago

SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

horm About time. (128 comments)

I can't wait for SpaceX to take us to the moon.

about 4 months ago


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