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Does the Internet Make Humanity Smarter Or Dumber?

sxrysafis Re:Of course it can... (282 comments)

... and the reason that is true, even in the Internet Age, is because the speed at which a story travels is proportional to how interesting it is, not how true it is.

Which reminds me:

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws. The Hingefreel people of Arkintoofle Minor did try to build spaceships that were powered by bad news but they didn't work particularly well and were so extremely unwelcome whenever they arrived anywhere that there wasn't really any point in being there.

more than 4 years ago

Man-Made Atomic Clocks the Best In the Universe

sxrysafis Swiss technology (267 comments)

Man-made atomic clocks, as opposed to the atomic clocks made by aliens.

more than 4 years ago

Yelp Founder Says "No Extortion — Just a Misunderstood Algorithm"

sxrysafis Re:Let's say it again, all together now (120 comments)

Blackmail is not extortion

Of course it's not! The 'x' in extortion makes it sound cool.

more than 4 years ago

SQL Injection To Beat Traffic Cameras

sxrysafis Input sanitation? (10 comments)

The driver's name is not Bobby Droptables, is it?

more than 4 years ago

Of the options below, I'd most like to learn more ...

sxrysafis Re:WTF? Missing Option! (515 comments)

What about boobies?

more than 4 years ago

Simpler "Hello World" Demonstrated In C

sxrysafis Re:C++ is worse (582 comments)

Just add -fno-implicit-templates in the compiler's options and explicitly instantiate only the ones you need.

more than 3 years ago

Nokia Targets Mobile Kinetic Energy Charging

sxrysafis Re:Even better... (65 comments)

Yeah, I've seen 'em in beaches too!

more than 4 years ago

Write Bits Directly Onto a Hard Drive Platter?

sxrysafis Bypass the filesystem (578 comments)

So, do you need to write to a specific sector? Or do you have to position the data in a specific *place* on the disk (eg 1 cm from center, 20 rads)? If it's the first, you only need to bypass the filesystem, so just fopen "/dev/sdX" under Linux, or use CreateFile "\\.\PhysicalDriveX" on Windows, seek to the position you want, and write away. For the latter, you need to bypass the drive's logic, so you will have to either re-write the firmware, or implement your own controller board.

more than 4 years ago

Best estimate of monthly spending on food:shelter

sxrysafis Re:Wait... (582 comments)

Depends. If you freeze the water to create ice blocks for building igloos, then it is definately 'shelter'.

more than 4 years ago

The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...

sxrysafis The best pizza I had (920 comments)

... I found forgotten in the fridge?

more than 4 years ago

Programmable Quantum Computer Created

sxrysafis Re:Yeah, but... (132 comments)

This is the first computer that can and can't run Linux at the same time!

more than 4 years ago

Environmental Chemicals Are Feminizing Boys

sxrysafis Re:Dolls and tea sets? (614 comments)

No, sir! I didn't see you playing with your dolls again, sir!!!

more than 4 years ago


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