top Astrophysicists Identify the Habitable Regions of the Entire Universe
For the sake of this discussion, let's assume that the Judeo-Christian God is real.
We're probably the first sentient beings to evolve because it doesn't make sense for God to incarnate himself as Christ here on Earth. If sentient beings exist on other planets, alien God incarnates (alien Christs) have to die multiple times to save the entire universe.
top Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM
I also let my membership lapse because I couldn't read all the magazines anymore. Many of my magazines remain unopened to this day.
top Photo Web Site Offers a Wall of Shame For Image Thieves
Stuff that no longer matters
R.I.P., old Slashdot
top Ask Slashdot: How Best To Synchronize Projects Between Shared Drive and PCs?
Not sure if he is trolling, or if he has deeper issues that can't be solved with version control systems like git or hg (or even good 'ol CVS!).
top New Pope Selected
I agree; however, the Roman Catholic church teaches many things that contradict God. The geocentric model, for instance, is technically a blasphemy, but the Church supported it anyway...
about a year and a half ago
top Wikipedia Will Soon Be Available Via Text Messages
SMS is the *least* expensive way to send data in developing countries. Here in the Philippines, normal SMS costs only 0.02USD per message. It costs 0.49USD for 1 day unlimited SMS. Unlimited 3G/HSDPA costs 1.23USD per day. LTE is currently free because it's still being tested in selected cities.
top Ask Slashdot: How Would You Feel About Recording Your Entire Life?
A better idea: watch
Black Mirror, episode 3, and implement a Google Glass app that does this.
top Mosquitoes Beginning To Ignore DEET Repellent
I wish humanity was still subjected to evolutionary pressure, like these mosquitoes, that would drive gross human evolution. Right now, our species would no longer improve unless we use genetic engineering.
top Six Months Without Adobe Flash, and I Feel Fine
In an ideal world, I could live a life without Java, but I love my Android phone...
top Data Analyst Spoils the World's Biggest Song Vote
I miss the old Slashdot trolls. Trolling, as long as it's not disruptive, leads to interesting discussions such as this.
top Privacy Advocates Demand Transparency From Skype
Direct-connect can be achieved with IPv6 without having to set up expensive infrastructure for getting around NAT. Of course, you do have to set up your network for IPv6.
top Ask Slashdot: How Do I Get My Spouse To Start Gaming With Me?
Oh, give me a clone
Of my own flesh and bone
With its Y chromosome changed to X.
And after it's grown,
Then my own little clone
Will be of the opposite sex.
top Carmack: Next-Gen Console Games Will Still Aim For 30fps
My subjective reason for hating 48fps: the movie looks like a sitcom.
top Scientists Develop Sixty Day Bread
If that day ever comes, I'll make lots and lots of money by selling authentic fresh bread for twice or thrice the price of standard bread.
top Hounded By Recruiters, Coders Put Themselves Up For Auction
Some guy from Google contacted me too, and I wished he screened me by asking how to design a solution for a very deep and technical problem, instead of expecting me to memorize things that can easily be googled or browsed through the man pages.
Fresh graduates have an edge with Google's hiring process. I've been developing software for quite some time now, but I no longer remember the Big O thingy for standard sorting algorithms.
top CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns, Citing Affair
I've just googled "Paula Broadwell" and found out that she's hot. Can't blame the guy...
top New HAL Exoskeleton: A Brain-Controlled Full Body Suit To Be Used In Fukushima
The Japanese can militarize this technology by creating a Mobile Suit Gundam!
top US Military Tested the Effects of a Nuclear Holocaust On Beer
2012 - 1835 = 177 years
Formula for computing the future value (FV) of an investment's present value (PV) accruing at a fixed interest rate (i) for n periods:
FV = PV*(1 + i)^n
FV = 100 * (1 + 0.06)^177
FV = 3013964.63322
Assuming that you deposited it at a bank that gives you 6% annual interest, your $100 in 1835 would have grown to $3,013,964.63 by now.
top Can Anyone Become a Programmer?
Replying to undo incorrect moderation. Didn't read the last two paragraphs. Sorry.
top The Truth About Hiring "Rock Star" Developers
'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses, drivin' fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny with her bleach blond hair
And well, hey, hey, I wanna be a Rockstar
Hey, hey, I wanna be a Rockstar!
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