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How Stanford Engineers Created a Fictitious Compression For HBO

iggymanz Re:Meh (89 comments)

physics is a manmade endeavor, the "laws of physics" are inventions of man. Reality may work another way, not according to any model that man's mind could devise.

5 days ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

iggymanz Re:Yes (253 comments)

the federal government does even worse things than that fortune 500 company. and they have their massive layoffs too.

but federal government job better than no job. world isnt good and it's not fair

about three weeks ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

iggymanz Re:At least it wasn't Ruby! (415 comments)

you claim the practice of choosing a language whether or not "hipster asshats" promote it...but my god man, who promotes Java but its owner Larry Ellison?

about three weeks ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

iggymanz Re:Yes (253 comments)

Grow up, nothing is fair in this world. Of course employers make a profit if they are to survive. People work for money, the employer makes a profit on their work. that's how making a living works. that's how businesss works.

about three weeks ago
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A Box of Forgotten Smallpox Vials Was Just Found In an FDA Closet

iggymanz they don't want to destory it (120 comments)

medical experts of WHO in 2011 had requested the U.S. CDC and Russian VECTOR destroy their stores of smallpox, that no good purpose is served by keeping them. but still the stuff remains.

about three weeks ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

iggymanz Re:Yes (253 comments)

nothing wrong with that, most the population finds good jobs are very hard to come by. The real unemployment rate in the USA (using system bls used in the 1980s is almost 25%, Depression level. A corporate droid job is better than no job

about three weeks ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

iggymanz Re:Police post plausible statement (415 comments)

because the soldering, cleaning, and IC packaging used in storage devices smells totally different from the soldering, cleaning, and IC packaging used in other devices.

The difference must be, the child porn stink

about three weeks ago
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How the NEPTUNE Project Wired the Ocean

iggymanz Re:Woo! (46 comments)

it's even more short dicks long

about three weeks ago
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Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Don't Actually Exist

iggymanz Re:Great headline, guys (102 comments)

there are also an infinite number of you that don't exist, and one that does.

about three weeks ago
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IEEE Spectrum Ranks the Top Programming Languages

iggymanz Re:GIGO (197 comments)

you are funny, now address the issue of millions of developers for other popular languages EACH (-- there are some caps for you) while objective-C has few hundred thousand.

about three weeks ago
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IEEE Spectrum Ranks the Top Programming Languages

iggymanz Re:GIGO (197 comments)

not hard data, those apps written by 300,000 developers. small total compared to developers in other languages like Java with 8 million developers or 7 million dotNet developers. shows you don't know what you're talking about, niche language boy.

about three weeks ago
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IEEE Spectrum Ranks the Top Programming Languages

iggymanz Re:GIGO (197 comments)

here are more realistic non-Apple biased list, your Objective-C pushed way done into the fringe where it belongs. Anyone who has been around in IT knows Objective C doesn't even come up outside of Apple development (and really there aren't many of those compared to finance, engineering, healthcare and web developers in the world

http://langpop.com/
http://blog.codeeval.com/codee...

about three weeks ago
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Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

iggymanz Re:Just wait till they start printing AVEs (118 comments)

but the ocean floor ISN'T always sand, there are clays and shell deposits. some areas have gravel which is good for this idea.

The idea is good but in practice won't be quite so easy, sand might have to be mined and transported.

about a month ago
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On 4th of July:

iggymanz Re:The 4th of December? (340 comments)

wrong and uninformative. 1783 is the year Britain acknowledged US independence after WE KICKED THEIR LIMEY ASSES, However the Declaration took effect immediately.

about a month ago
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Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch

iggymanz Re:Legendary nerd? (242 comments)

that was first released in december 1981. thanks for playing

about a month ago
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Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch

iggymanz Re:watches? (242 comments)

only done by those who have not entered the proper state of mind for fishing, where the sun alone is the timepiece.

about a month ago
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Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

iggymanz Re:Disgusted but not really surprised (170 comments)

no, they really did have the strong ties to corporations even while making speeches to imply solidarity with the working man

about a month ago
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Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

iggymanz Re:Disgusted but not really surprised (170 comments)

last time corporate fascism went *really* crazy they rounded up homos, heebs, and hunkies. what's the ethnic slur for your group? maybe you'll win the lottery and they'll be a target this time around...

about a month ago
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Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

iggymanz Re:Just wait till they start printing AVEs (118 comments)

pure calcium carbonate? concrete has an aggregate, sand and rocks for example, bound with that. otherwise you have a giant eggshell or snail shell, not too hard

about a month ago

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How Not to Design a UI: Slashdot Beta Site is a Train Wreck

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 7 months ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "As with Canonical's Unity and Windows 8, the majority of otherwise intelligent coders are completely out of their element when trying to make a user interface. They fly off on tangents, ignoring any user needs or input, making something understood and useable only to themselves. A bad UI is neither discoverable, learnable, efficient of space, nor capable of providing proper feedback to the user. With apologies, I link to the vilest and most aweful forum interface misdesigned by the minds of idiot-savants in full idiot mode, the Slashdot Beta Site."
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Petition to Say No To War in Syria at Petitions.Whitehouse.gov

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A petition against the United States of America going to war in Syria is at Petitions.WhiteHouse.gov. The reasons given include the USA is not under attack by Syria, there is no declaration of war, and Syria has not attacked U.S. armed forces nor citizens."
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The Glorious Return of the Twinkie

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The geek food staple Twinkie is coming back. The sturdy main component of the foundation to the geek four food groups of sugar, fat, caffeine and bacon; with rumored shelf life on the order of the time span to cool a white dwarf to room temperature; the Twinkie along with Ding-Dongs, Ho-Ho's and Cupcakes will be returning 15 July 2013 A.D. to the shelves under new management of Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulous & Co which paid over $400 mega dollars (U.S.) for the brands."
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Testable Dark Matter Theory with Anapoles

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A simple and testable model of dark matter was made by phyicists Robert Scherrer and Chiu Man Ho, that has dark matter particles with doughnut shaped magnetic fields, called anapoles, that only interact with electromagnetic fields when moving. Hence the they rarely are observed to interact with matter in their present very cold state; however such particles are detectable and this theory can be verified in the near future. These particle are also a type of majorana fermion."
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Draft of IPCC 2013 Report Already Circulating

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year and a half ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "More precise modeling has changed some long term climate predictions: sea levels to rise almost a meter more than present over the next century, but past dire warnings of stronger storms or more frequent droughts won't pan out. Instead there will be less strong storms, but peak winds in the tropics might be slightly higher. Temperature rise of global average will be about 3 degree C total, including the 1 degree C rise over the 20th century. In places where precipitation is frequent, it will become even more frequent; in arid areas, the tendency will be to become even drier. Some new arid areas are expected to appear in the south of N. America, South Africa and Mediterrainian countries. Overall, hardly a doomsday scenerio."
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Planet in Habitable Zone only 22 Light-Years from Earth

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The planet GJ 667Cc, found by data from earth-based observations, orbits once every 28 earth days in the habitable zone of a dim metal-poor M class dwarf. It is surprising to find probable rocky planet with at least 4.5 times the Earth's mass near a star of that composition. At a distance of 22 light-years, such a star could be reached by a fusion powered craft in a trip of several centuries."
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Wifi Signals Damage Sperm

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "Argentinian scientists find that microwave emissions from laptop wifi adapter damage sperm cells and their DNA, in a study led by Dr. Conrado Avendano of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba. At the end of the linked article a U.S. urologist pooh-poohs the results but last quoted words were "..I don't know how many people use laptops on their laps anyway.""
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High Fat Diet is Fine

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A study at John Hopkins of 55 obese but otherwise healthy subjects from the ages of 30 to 65 had the volunteers on a high fat but low carb diet along with moderate exercise. Besides losing weight, there was no observed arterial hardening, which counters the health advise of many decades past. There was also other evidence of cardiovascular health. The subjects even had arterial stiffness improvement after a 900 calorie McDonald's lunch."
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Obama Admin OK with Assassinating U.S. Citizens

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The Obama administration agrees with and will continue the Bush-era policy of having the option of assassinating American citizens if they are working with those considered to be terrorists. No Due Process for You, our state of being terrorized apparently justifies expedited justice."
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