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UK Team Misses Balloon Altitude Record, But Beats a Few Others

jplopez Re:Pop that balloon (34 comments)

Just add a timer to your altimeter, so it goes off after X meters OR T hours, whichever happens first.

more than 2 years ago

So Long, CmdrTaco, and Thanks For All The Posts

jplopez Re:DIAF, Rob Malda! (238 comments)

Hmmm but you didn't say no to the nitric acid pit, huh? :P

about 3 years ago

Android On HP TouchPad

jplopez Re:Best Android Tablet ever? (280 comments)

> (And yes, I know it would be impossible to produce this tablet at this price and make a profit).

Then they could make the profit from somewhere else, e.g. subsidizing them like mobile phones are, with their data plans and all...

about 3 years ago

Covert Video of Apple IPad 2 Just Released

jplopez Thanks! (190 comments)

Thanks for the slashvertisement.

more than 3 years ago

Playstation 3 Code Signing Cracked For Good

jplopez Re:Sigh (534 comments)

To be fair, you said "about 6 years". That's 4 +/- 2, which seems ok.

In case you were using Carbon-14, of course.

more than 3 years ago

Playstation 3 Code Signing Cracked For Good

jplopez Re:Sigh (534 comments)

To be fair, you said "about 6 years". That's 4 +/- 2, which seems ok. In case you were using Carbon-14, of course.

more than 3 years ago

The Future of Android — Does It Belong To Bing and Baidu?

jplopez Re:Competition within the platform? interesting (171 comments)

> PS: What does "PD" mean?

"PD" means Postdata, from Latin "post datum" or "after date", and was a way to add some more information after a written letter, since you could not modify a message written with ink or typewriter. In electronic communications like email this is not necessary, so it's recommended to add a "PS", or "Postscript", "after the written".

PS: how convenient you asking what PD means in your PS... oh, wait!

more than 3 years ago

China Makes World's Fastest Supercomputer

jplopez Imagine... (222 comments)

a beowulf cluster of chopsticks.

more than 3 years ago

Can We Travel To That Exciting New Exoplanet?

jplopez 180,000 years! (662 comments)

Well, six months before the Wright brothers flew for the first time, they said that heavier-than-air flight wouldn't be possible for at least another 1,000 years...

more than 3 years ago

Australian Schools Go iPad-Crazy

jplopez Public money is public! (293 comments)

"Looks like it's not just Apple fanboys that are going wild for the iPad: in Australia, virtually every state education department"

Well, maybe those departments are indeed filled with Apple fanboys, specially when the money doesn't come from their pockets.

more than 3 years ago

Texting On the Rise In the US

jplopez Of course (468 comments)

... because their parents pay the bill. When they grow up and have to pay the bills themselves, they'll switch to email, twitter or whatever is available for free.

more than 3 years ago

Building Prisons Without Walls Using GPS Devices

jplopez Re:Already used in the UK (545 comments)

Who zaps the zappers?

Welcome BZZZ to BBZZZZZZ 1984.

about 4 years ago

Making Ubuntu Look Like Windows 7

jplopez Re:begs the question (473 comments)

You are welcome.

about 4 years ago

Online Banking Trojan Stole Money From Belgians

jplopez So sorry (144 comments)

Poor Mr. Belgians :-(

more than 4 years ago

Passwords That Are Simple — and Safe(?)

jplopez Idioms (563 comments)

Use your favourite idiom/s with random symbols mixed in. For instance, turn "All that glitters is not gold" into "$". Works like a charm.

more than 4 years ago

Apple To Hold iPhone 4 Press Conference

jplopez Question (324 comments)

Will Steve hold it the right way?

more than 4 years ago

Sony Finally Turning a Profit On PS3s

jplopez Re:Why cut prices? (117 comments)

I can build a dual core system with 2gigs ram and accelerated graphics for under $150.

Where? In Lala-land? A *decent* dual-core mobo and the CPU would already be around $150. Add another $100 or $150 for a starter graphics card.

more than 4 years ago



Homeopathy has everything to do with faith

jplopez jplopez writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jplopez (1067608) writes "Quoted from the post: "A 19 page strip about homeopathy. My follow up story-strip to the one I did on the MMR vaccine scare, and another chapter of my ongoing book about science. This is, in effect, the beta version of the strip. There will, I'm sure, be mistakes dotted throughout that I haven't spotted. So do feel free to point out any errors. The references will be in the next entry.""
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