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Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics

sensei moreh Re:Like in the Family Guy theme? (244 comments)

5th grade as 1965 for me. Don't recall ever having Funk and Wagnalls in the classroom in any grade - always Thordike-Barnhart. My lawn is currently buried beneath a couple of inches of snow. You can play oin it it you'd like.

about two weeks ago
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Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle

sensei moreh Re: haven't been following... (189 comments)

I've got some carborundum sandpaper ... In all fairness, you did say "pretty much"

about a month ago
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Intel Planning Thumb-Sized PCs For Next Year

sensei moreh Re:I used to want something kind of like this (101 comments)

Basically, a minimal PC that you would plug into all the I/O hardware, so that you could bring it anywhere, plug it into someone else's hardware, always have all your files and programs there.

This is what I want in my phone (in addition, or course, to the phone actually working as a phone)

about a month ago
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Researchers Discover Ancient Massive Landslide

sensei moreh Re:Geology (44 comments)

Knowing the geology is good; but I'd like to see us work on effective ways to use that knowledge.

In this case, it's easy. Don't build (or buy a building) on or immediately beneath a slippery slope.

about a month ago
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GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon

sensei moreh Re:If this were ten years ago, I would have (268 comments)

Personally, as someone who doesn't have the latest and greatest in terms of CPU horsepower in my desktop PC, I like the idea of a lightweight desktop, and my current favorite in this regard is LXDE. I'm hopeful regarding LXQt http://lxqt.org/ but I'm not holding my breath. My ideal DE would use the same toolkit as the graphical apps I use (file manager, web browser, IM client, terminal, text editor, word processor, spreadsheet, graphical ftp client, image editor, image viewer, package manager, pdf viewer, media player, CD/DVD burner), but not bring in a whole lot of extra crap I don't want. Mixing Gtk2 and Gtk3 apps is as bad as mixing Gtk and Qt as far as I'm concerned.

about a month and a half ago
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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

sensei moreh Re:Gnomeification? (184 comments)

My first thought on reading the summary was "gnomification." I don't use KDE (or GNOME), but I hope the KDE folks aren't trying to follow in GNOME's footsteps.

about 3 months ago
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Court Rules the "Google" Trademark Isn't Generic

sensei moreh Re: Don't google it. Bing it! (159 comments)

googol = 1e100. And, yes, I googled it to ensure I got the spelling correct

about 3 months ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

sensei moreh Re:INB4 ... (207 comments)

Transparent alumina - there's a difference.

about 3 months ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

sensei moreh Well, this is interesting... (249 comments)

from TFA:

...open source guru Richard Stallman...

I am familiar with free software guru Richard Stallman, but who is this other guy with the same name?

about 3 months ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

sensei moreh Re:So long as it is consential (363 comments)

I have to agree. I, personally, would not trust parents (as a group) with the job of approving education curricula or methodologies without some type of appropriate outcomes measurements (i.e., standardized tests). Given the backlashes to both No Child Left Behind and Common Core (not to imply that either program is the be-all, end-all it claims to be), and the difficulty in finding one or more enlightened despots to determine appropriate standards, I'm at a loss here.

about 4 months ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

sensei moreh Re:So long as it is consential (363 comments)

"Improvements" should be optional. Improvements should not be. The question is, how do we distinguish the former from the latter?

about 4 months ago
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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

sensei moreh Re:Probably not. (546 comments)

But I do think university courses are too heavily focused on theory, and not enough practical application.

If you don't want to be a computer scientist (or, at least, educated in computer science), don't go for a computer science degree. If you want to be trained to be a programmer, find an institution that will train you to be a programmer - it may not be a university.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

sensei moreh Re:They won't (126 comments)

I've never had a problem setting my Linux Mint search provider to Google, or DuckDuckGo, or Wikipedia (I haven't tried the others. Click on the down-arrow in the search window, select "Manage Search Engines ...", then click on the "Get more search engines ..." link. Google should be one of your choices.

about 4 months ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

sensei moreh Re:begs FFS (186 comments)

I actually do care less.

about 4 months ago
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What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?

sensei moreh Re:And who the fuck will maintain it? (228 comments)

So do some real analysis...

I took two quarters of real analysis as an undergraduate, but I never took complex analysis.

about 5 months ago
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Why The Korean Government Could Go Open Source By 2020

sensei moreh Re:Also illegal, so far... (64 comments)

I do believe the current president is a her

about 6 months ago
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Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

sensei moreh Huh? (636 comments)

Swift also makes extensive use of variables whose values cannot be changed. These are known as constants

What am I missing here?

about 7 months ago
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NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

sensei moreh Re:List of NSA employees (136 comments)

I'll start. There was an undergraduate math major at UCLA named named Larry (I don't recall his surname), class of 1976, who had accepted a job offer from NSA.

about 7 months ago

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