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Quantum Computing Without Qubits

jcwayne Re:Higgs Boson Formation (81 comments)

...and then have the laser toting sharks surround them and they'll form a Bose–Einstein flock condensate.

3 days ago
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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

jcwayne Depends when it's used (289 comments)

Yes, there's a good chance that versions of this technology capable of producing detailed 3D maps will be abused without the courts stepping in. On the other hand, it seems to me there's also a perfectly legitimate use for which the simple versions described in TFS are well suited: SWAT teams checking to see if there's anyone on the other side of the door they're about to bust down (with a warrant). That use has the potential to save lives without infringing on anyones rights.

5 days ago
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Analysis Suggests Solar System Contains Massive Trans-Neptunian Objects

jcwayne Re: Riiiiight. (170 comments)

Doesn't the tail of a comet always point directly away from the sun?

about a week ago
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65,000 Complaints Later, Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

jcwayne Re:65536 (246 comments)

Maybe the complaint system only support 2^16 entries?

They must be tracking them in an old version of Excel.

about a month ago
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Crowdsourcing Confirms: Websites Inaccessible on Comcast

jcwayne Re:Fairly simple solution (349 comments)

I don't know if this is an issues with Comcast, but there are ISPs who force all DNS traffic to use their servers. It was a constant frustration when I was stuck with Excede (a US satellite internet provider).

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

jcwayne Re:2 week (892 comments)

If you're referring to this you have an odd definition of "all companies" and should realize that this only applies to mass layoffs. Many layoffs are far smaller.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

jcwayne Re:No notice, no reference (892 comments)

It's precisely that interpretation that leads many companies to set a policy of only verifying employment, regardless of how good or bad an employee was.

about a year and a half ago
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Full-Size Remote Control Cars

jcwayne Re:Trucking? (91 comments)

you'll have "simulators" over in China, India, wherever filled with remote drivers.

That might cause a bit of a latency problem. Plus it adds the risk that the next time a ship drags anchor on an undersea cable, several thousand trucks crash. Oops...

about a year and a half ago
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Amazon One-Click Chrome Extension Snoops On SSL Traffic

jcwayne Re:surprise (95 comments)

If only there was a button for that.

about a year and a half ago
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Compared to its non-Super version, I most prefer ...

jcwayne Re:Easy. (288 comments)

Supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus

about a year and a half ago
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The Web Is Not the Internet

jcwayne Re:Interweb (412 comments)

Actually, I believe, interwebs is a singular collective noun. Therefore the correctness of is/are depends on which version of English you prefer.

more than 2 years ago
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NASA Studying Solar Powered "Space Tugboat"

jcwayne Re:maybe invent a (86 comments)

I haven't done the math, but I think you'd have to eject something roughly the size of Australia for the effect on Earth's orbit to even be measurable.

more than 2 years ago

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Google Finds 1,000,000,000,000 Unique URLs

jcwayne jcwayne writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jcwayne writes "The Official Google Blog reports today that they have discovered 1 trillion unique URLs live and roaming about the internet. The overlords point out that "Many pages have multiple URLs with exactly the same content or URLs that are auto-generated copies of each other" and make a similar note with respect to pages: "many of them are similar to each other, or represent auto-generated content". Staffers in the Department of Redundancy Department have accounted for the former but not the latter in arriving at the count of 1 trillion unique URLs. Conversion to Libraries of Congress is left as an exercise for the reader."
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