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A Brain Implant For Synthetic Memory

newsman220 Don't stop there (87 comments)

I could use a math coprocessor.

about 2 months ago

Unicode 7.0 Released, Supporting 23 New Scripts

newsman220 Seriously? (108 comments)

Still no Klingon?

about 2 months ago

Camels May Transmit New Middle Eastern Virus

newsman220 Conspiracy Theory (163 comments)

About time that thing got out of the lab.

about a year ago

First Particle Comprising Four Quarks Discovered

newsman220 Hang on (111 comments)

When I read the article yesterday they had not confirmed 4 quarks. They suspected four quarks, but it could also be a pair of two-quark particles closely bonded in a hadron molecule. Confirmation was hoped for in a year or so.

about a year ago

Bruce Perens: The Day I Blundered Into the Nuclear Facility

newsman220 Glowing Cousin (181 comments)

I have family who lived in and around Oak Ridge in the 50's. Some of them got booted to make way for the plant. Legend has it one cousin was a technician at the plant, walking around with his clipboard up when he went through the wrong door. He stopped walking, looked down, and realized he was standing at the edge of the pool with the nuclear pile in it. He described the same blue glow. Dropped the clipboard, quit his job and moved to the Bahamas to track satellites for NASA.

about 2 years ago

Oxygen Found Around Saturn's Moon Dione

newsman220 My bad.. (58 comments)

Sorry, I left the valve open. I'll go back and get it.

more than 2 years ago

FBI File Notes Steve Jobs' Reality Distortion Field

newsman220 Re:Old Pot/Kettle drama (337 comments)

Yes, it can distort the space/time continuum. And the FBI doesn't background check political candidates. That's your job, and the media's. Nobody bothers, since nobody will listen anyway.

more than 2 years ago

Lake Vostok Reached

newsman220 Now, the Predators come (156 comments)

According to the Daily Mail ( this morning, the Russian team has been out of contact for a week. An American scientist says they're probably just busy. Busy incubating aliens, more likely.

more than 2 years ago

Police Investigate Offensive Wi-Fi Network Name

newsman220 Re:Name revealed (890 comments)

In this crowd? Shocked, shocked I am.

more than 2 years ago

Police Investigate Offensive Wi-Fi Network Name

newsman220 Re:Name revealed (890 comments)

And popular knowledge invalidates actual fact how? Yes, that's how people learned about it. That's how I learned about it. It wasn't until a couple of months ago that it came up in conversation in a way which prompted me to look up when it was actually invented. And then I learned I everything I thought I knew about Festivus was wrong... I'm not saying interrupt every conversation about Festivus with a lecture on its origins. Nobody wants to be that guy, except the people who already are. But an amusing anecdote that one of the Seinfeld writer's fathers invented it, leading his son to pour it out on the Constanze family as a form of therapy, might be well received.

more than 2 years ago

PR Firm Unwisely Tangles With Penny Arcade

newsman220 Don't pick a fight (419 comments)

with people who buy ink by the barrel. That's an old saying about fighting newspapers. What's the best way to update that for the internet? "Don't pick a fight with people who have huge daily unique views." "Don't pick a fight with people whose backlinks beat 5 digits." Help me out here.

more than 2 years ago

Two Lost Doctor Who Episodes Found

newsman220 Ironically, (150 comments)

We're still going to need a TARDIS to put the whole series together.

more than 2 years ago

Periodic Table To Welcome Two New Elements

newsman220 I say we (157 comments)

Make 'em name of them Spunk.

more than 2 years ago

Terahertz Wireless Chip Will Bring 30Gbps Networks

newsman220 Re:The Future (177 comments)

Media. I work for a company that makes video editing systems, and 30GiB/s would be great when you're dealing with multiple streams of media at 225Mb/s or higher off a shared storage solution.

more than 2 years ago

EPIC Uncovers: Mobile Scanners Not 'Certified People Scanners'

newsman220 Take It (154 comments)

Cancer in the defense of freedom is not cancer at all.

about 3 years ago

Chandrayaan-1 Spots Giant Underground Chamber On the Moon

newsman220 She's a harsh mistress (322 comments)

Obviously where the Nazis fled at the end of WWII. Now, where's my thorium?

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Server and Tools Head Muglia To Step Down

newsman220 Tools (79 comments)

He was in charge of tools. Heh Heh.

more than 3 years ago


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