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Bizarre Six-Tailed Asteroid Dumbfounds Scientists

smitsco First quantum asteroid found (134 comments)

Everytime they observe it, it changes. If they would stop looking at it, the debris will stop.

Down with the astronomers, they are destroying the asteroid.

about 9 months ago
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How Did You Learn How To Program?

smitsco Paper Typewriter (623 comments)

Started in 1981, summer course at a local college, programming BASIC on a typewriter interface using 11 x 17 fan fold paper. No idea what the computer was called. In the following summer, there was a single mono chrome video display. Still remember the noise of the dozen or so kids running the programs.

about a year ago
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Drilling Begins At Lake Hidden Beneath Antarctic

smitsco Mayans (131 comments)

The first results are going to be available next week. Hmmm. December 21st maybe.

How did the Mayans know someone would drill through two miles of ice to release something that will destroy the world?

about a year and a half ago
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IE Flaw Lets Sites Track Your Mouse Cursor, Even When You Aren't Browsing

smitsco Re:WTF? (149 comments)

Your example doesn't demonstrate the bug in question. The eyes in your example stop moving when I move the mouse cursor outside the window in IE 10.

about a year and a half ago
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Biogas To Power Experimental Microsoft Data Center

smitsco Waste Queue (55 comments)

Example of Waste IN - Waste OUT.

about a year and a half ago
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WW2 Carrier Pigeon and Undecoded Message Found In Chimney

smitsco Re:NURP (287 comments)

Thanks for the information.

The original news article should have mentioned that. They would have had the number on the message ring.

about a year and a half ago
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WW2 Carrier Pigeon and Undecoded Message Found In Chimney

smitsco Re:Original code (287 comments)

Used the Slashdot comment box with Chrome browser. I didn't use an external editor and I didn't check for \r\n or \n afterward.

about a year and a half ago
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WW2 Carrier Pigeon and Undecoded Message Found In Chimney

smitsco Original code (287 comments)

AOAKN HVPKD FNFJU YIDDC
RQXSR DJHFP GoVFN MIAPX
PABUZ WYYNP CMPNW HJRZH
NLXKG MENEK ONOIB AREEQ
UAOTA RBQRH DJoFM TPZEH
LKXGH RGGHT JRZCQ FNKTQ
KLDTS GQIRU AOAKN 27 1525/6

NURP 40 TW 194
NURP 37 DK 76

lib 1025

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Posts Non-Apology To Samsung

smitsco sosumi is the Class name for link (413 comments)

Did anyone happen to notice the class name for the div that contains the "Samsung/Apple UK judgment" link?

It is sosumi. Wow. I wonder if the web editor will be held accountable for that.

If you don't see it "so sue me".

about a year and a half ago
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Amazon EBS Failure Brings Down Reddit, Imgur, Others

smitsco I restored the wrong backup (176 comments)

Amazon must have some wires crossed, Minecraft.net is now rendering the website Room Key.

about 2 years ago
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Learning Programming In a Post-BASIC World

smitsco Small Basic (510 comments)

There is Small Basic from Microsoft. http://smallbasic.com/

From the website FAQ:

Who is Small Basic for?
Small Basic is intended for beginners that want to learn programming. In our internal trials we've had success with kids between the ages of 10 and 16. However, it's not limited to just kids; even adults that had an inclination to programming have found Small Basic very helpful in taking that first step.

more than 3 years ago

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