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

horm Caravan (273 comments)

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

5 days ago
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WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak An International Emergency

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

Best post ever.

about two weeks ago
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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 two weeks ago
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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 a month ago
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'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 a month ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

horm Re:TSA (435 comments)

"stunt work", even.

about a month ago
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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 a month ago
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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 a month ago
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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
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Sparse's Story Illustrates the Potholes Faced By Hardware Start-Ups

horm Re:Concentration (103 comments)

Out of mod points. Legitimately impressed.

about 2 months ago
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SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

horm Re:Seven crew? (128 comments)

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

about 3 months ago
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SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

horm About time. (128 comments)

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

about 3 months ago
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Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

horm Forget the police (626 comments)

Think about all the lawyers that specialize in speeding tickets and DUIs that will go bankrupt!

about 3 months ago
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Why Hollywood's Best Robot Stories Are About Slavery

horm Slavery (150 comments)

I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

about 3 months ago
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Stanford Bioengineers Develop 'Neurocore' Chips 9,000 Times Faster Than a PC

horm Re:The interesting bits (209 comments)

Ultimately, it's all digital, since a discrete amount of electrons are traveling through a cross-section of conductor per time unit.

about 4 months ago

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