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DC Reboots Universe

the Atomic Rabbit Re:Old fans (292 comments)

Bringing in Frank Miller to redo the goddamn Batman

Fixed that for ya.

more than 3 years ago
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Radioactive Water Found In Two Reactor Buildings

the Atomic Rabbit Re:plutonium was just found outside (442 comments)

> You, uh, do realise that the longer the half-life the _less_ radioactive something is?

That rule of thumb fails if said element happens to decay into yet another radioactive isotopes. Like, say, uranium...

more than 3 years ago
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CS Prof Decries America's 'Internal Brain Drain'

the Atomic Rabbit Counterpoint (791 comments)

More than half of STEM assistant professors in the US are foreign born (up from about one in ten, 40 years ago). Compare this to the general population of STEM workers, where only about 20 percent are foreign born. If we assume that professors are admitted to university faculties on the basis of sheer ability, this indicates that foreigners are actually *underrepresented* in the general H1B population.

more than 3 years ago
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Glen Beck Warns Viewers Not To Use Google

the Atomic Rabbit Re:I think Beck has started to believe his own con (1276 comments)

Doesn't that depend on which revolutions he's inciting?

I believe the recent right wing view is that revolutions in countries where lots of brown people live are a bad thing, because the Mooslims will take control.

more than 3 years ago
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Are You Sure SHA-1+Salt Is Enough For Passwords?

the Atomic Rabbit Re:Wait, what? (409 comments)

That's not how hash functions work.

more than 3 years ago
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Java Floating Point Bug Can Lock Up Servers

the Atomic Rabbit Re:Bullshit! (157 comments)

There is no way this floating point thing is real.

It has to be real. Java lacks built-in support for complex numbers.

more than 3 years ago
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Debian 6.0 Released In GNU/Linux, FreeBSD Flavors

the Atomic Rabbit Re:I love it! (250 comments)

Wow, how original.

more than 3 years ago
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The Logical Leap: Induction In Physics

the Atomic Rabbit Obligatory (630 comments)

Ya I've never got all the Randroids out there.

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs. -- Kung Fu Monkey

more than 3 years ago
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Chinese Written Language To Dominate Internet

the Atomic Rabbit Re:I dont get it.... (535 comments)

> part from being spoken differently, they are written differently as well

No they aren't.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Warns Irish Government Against Tax Increase

the Atomic Rabbit Re:Go ahead, move there. (542 comments)

Now Singapore is a relatively new and untested place for offshoring

This statement hasn't been true since the 1970s.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Warns Irish Government Against Tax Increase

the Atomic Rabbit Re:Curious... (542 comments)

Your stupidity is showing. Singapore may be largely populated by ethnic Chinese, but it certainly isn't China.

I'd engage in a bit of reading comprehension before accusing others of stupidity. He was replying to aztektum's assertion that

It seems the countries they compare to Ireland such as China have a completely different lifestylet.

And one of the "countries they compare to Ireland" happens to be Singapore:

...a statement signed by senior execs at Microsoft, HP, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Intel points out that although Ireland's tax rate may be low in European terms, it is not when compared with locations such as Singapore, India and China.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Warns Irish Government Against Tax Increase

the Atomic Rabbit Re:ireland = end of right wing economics (542 comments)

We'll see. During the Asian economic crisis of the late 1990s, there was an inordinate amount of glee in the West over the plight of the original Tiger economies. Since then, they've bounced back even stronger than before, with GDP in South Korea and Singapore at roughly twice the level before the Asian crisis. And they've been almost unaffected by the current crisis.

All will hinge on how the Irish government handles the recovery. In the case of the Asian Tigers, referring to their economies as "right wing" is rather misleading; low corporate taxes notwithstanding, their governments actually play a pretty heavy role in managing the economy, and Keynesian programs (direct government spending) played a big part of their recovery.

more than 3 years ago
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Why the World Is Running Out of Helium

the Atomic Rabbit Managing strategic resources (475 comments)

By comparison, let's look at how China has manages strategic resources:

A draft report by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has called for a total ban on foreign shipments of terbium, dysprosium, yttrium, thulium, and lutetium... “This isn’t about the China holding the world to ransom. They are saying we need these resources to develop our own economy and achieve energy efficiency, so go find your own supplies”...

more than 4 years ago
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Why the World Is Running Out of Helium

the Atomic Rabbit Re:What about the space program? (475 comments)

The main problem with using hydrogen as a coolant is not that it is combustible (though it is). It's that it freezes. At ambient pressures, helium does not freeze, and remains a liquid down to absolute zero.

more than 4 years ago
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Lord of the Rings Online To Go Free-To-Play

the Atomic Rabbit Lifetime subscriptions? (138 comments)

Anyone know how they're gonna handle the suckers who shelled out for a lifetime subscription?

more than 4 years ago
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Flash Is Not a Right

the Atomic Rabbit Right To Read (850 comments)

We're certainly on the road to the future spelled out here.

more than 4 years ago
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Former Astronauts Call Obama NASA Plans "Catastrophic"

the Atomic Rabbit Re:The sad thing is that (555 comments)

if the republicans got elected the same thing would be going on - very little funding to NASA etc...

You do realize that Obama's budget increases NASA funding by a significant amount, right?

more than 4 years ago

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the Atomic Rabbit the Atomic Rabbit writes  |  more than 7 years ago

the Atomic Rabbit (200041) writes "After six years of development, version 22.1 of GNU Emacs has been released. Richard Stallman's release announcement can be viewed here. The complete list of changes in this major release are documented in the NEWS file, which contains more than five thousand lines; highlights include GTK+ support, enhanced mouse support, a new keyboard macro system, improved Unicode support, and new packages including a graphical user interface to GDB, Python mode, and the Tramp remote-file editing system. As usual, the Antinews section of the Emacs manual provides information on downgrading to Emacs 21 for the benefit of "those users who live backwards in time". The Emacs 22.1 source tarball can be downloaded from the GNU FTP site, or one of its mirrors. The difficulties encountered during the development of Emacs 22 have previously been discussed on Slashdot and lwn.net."
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