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Adult Website Use At Work Leads To Hacker Conviction

theturtlemoves Re:It's a typo (361 comments)

And an 'n' instead of a 'c'?

more than 5 years ago

German Gov To Ban Paintballing After Shooting

theturtlemoves Re:Really Germany? (580 comments)

Really? What powerful people wish to ban paintball, and what do they stand gain from it? This is a knee-jerk reaction of people reacting to a tragedy, and willing to try anything to make sure it doesn't happen again, not a vast secret conspiracy to fulfil some nebulous goal of world domination. Just because it's wrong, and unlikely to work doesn't mean it's sinister.

more than 5 years ago

Reliable Male Contraceptive In the Works

theturtlemoves Re:Possibly because it worked? (519 comments)

Mainly because all the girls will be so testosteroned up that none of the guys will want to sleep with them.

more than 5 years ago

The End of Tax-Free Internet Shopping?

theturtlemoves Re:which state(s)? (784 comments)

Highly unlikely, since retailers are probably far happier with online sales than with their physical stores, and will lobby like hell against imposing an additional penalty for doing business online.

more than 5 years ago

Gmail Adds 5 Second Send Rule

theturtlemoves Re:Mail Goggles (281 comments)

Then you're not bright enough to send an email.

more than 5 years ago

Want a Science Degree In Creationism?

theturtlemoves Re:This is not a bad idea (848 comments)

By bringing serious study and research to this field, we can shed light on it and evolve the field to be at least in line with current scientific thought. Beyond that, it would also be possible to expand the theological underpinnings of the theory and discover the rationale behind it. How much better off would we be if we finally cleared away all the religious baggage of Creationism and brought it inline with real science?

Clearing away the religious baggage of creationism would leave nothing. So yes, let's do it!

more than 5 years ago

Mathematics Reading List For High School Students?

theturtlemoves Re:Flatland (630 comments)

You laugh and mod parent funny, but I actually picked up the book on a whim because I wanted non-fiction. What I got was a kid in a rowboat with a tiger. Back on topic though, I really liked "The Code Book" by Simon Singh, and it has a significant amount of number theory and statistics that is light enough for someone without too much background to pick up.

more than 5 years ago

Bjarne Stroustrup On Educating Software Developers

theturtlemoves Joe the computer programmer. (538 comments)

Incidentally, I find it appalling that you can become a programmer with less training than it takes to become a plumber.

Clearly the Republicans were aiming for the wrong demographic.

more than 5 years ago

Twenty Years of Dijkstra's Cruelty

theturtlemoves Re:The Text (727 comments)

My forte is made out of cushions from my mom's couch.

You mean your mom's couche, I think.

more than 5 years ago

Voting Machines Elect One of Their Own As President

theturtlemoves Re:Gotta love the Onion (11 comments)

Now, I wonder what you can bribe a touchscreen terminal with? Windex?

You could bribe it by touching it, you know, the same way you would a Congressman. "Oh yeah, rub my screen good...'

more than 5 years ago

Air Force To Rewrite the Rules of the Internet

theturtlemoves In other news... (547 comments)

Newton, sick of all those apples falling on his head, is planning to rewrite the laws of physics to make gravitation a repulsive force.

more than 5 years ago


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