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Anonymous No More: Your Coding Style Can Give You Away

wasteoid Re:No Kidding (218 comments)

if (false == var) prevents accidentally assigning false to var if you forget to use double equals

2 days ago
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Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

wasteoid Re:Predatory policing (461 comments)

Good luck getting a cop to shake your hand!

4 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

wasteoid Re:What?! (420 comments)

I think you meant, "Do Not Want!!"

about a week ago
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Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

wasteoid Re:It's about time. (138 comments)

Maybe they take the new prequel series (JJ Abrams version of the original series) to its logical conclusion, where Starfleet becomes unsustainably corrupt, forcing a revolution and the emergence of the idealistic Starfleet of the next generation series.

about a week ago
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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

wasteoid Re:Well first, it has to be unnoticeable. (324 comments)

If Google Glass can get you or other users dates, then I think you have a winner product.

about two weeks ago
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Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords

wasteoid Easy Work-around (323 comments)

Don't join social media sites.

about two weeks ago
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Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords

wasteoid Always Some School Needs Students (323 comments)

You can always get your degree online at snhu.edu.

about two weeks ago
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Spanish Media Group Wants Gov't Help To Keep Google News In Spain

wasteoid Re:HAHA! (191 comments)

They could just use Bing instead of Google.

about a month and a half ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

wasteoid Re:How about we beta test on Venus? (367 comments)

and if it fails? Generally, the term "win-win" is used to cover both success and failure cases, not just a double-dose of win for success.

about 2 months ago
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NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option For Mars Mission

wasteoid Re:Longterm use - tried out on humans ? (236 comments)

Instead of "think of the children" perhaps the new bleeding heart slogan should be "think of the vaginas!"

about 4 months ago
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Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

wasteoid Re:Nokia N-Gage (277 comments)

depends on the color of the taco

about 4 months ago
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Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

wasteoid Re:Spoiler (191 comments)

Old news. This was attempted over 2000 years ago, and it ended badly.

about 4 months ago
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Password Gropers Hit Peak Stupid, Take the Spamtrap Bait

wasteoid Peak Stupid (100 comments)

So is trying so hard to coin a phrase like "peak stupid".

about 6 months ago
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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

wasteoid Re:Awesome! (163 comments)

depends on the crime. pedophiles are actively prevented from having their crimes "forgotten," due to the rate of recidivism.

about 6 months ago
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Google, Dropbox, and Others Forge Patent "Arms Control Pact"

wasteoid Re:Time to abolish patents (73 comments)

After lawyers' fees, there isn't much left, so it's a wash.

about 7 months ago

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Broadcasters petition US Supreme Court against Aereo

wasteoid wasteoid writes  |  about a year ago

wasteoid (1897370) writes "Aereo provides live-streaming and cloud-based DVR capability for Over-The-Air (OTA) broadcasts to their paying customers. Broadcasters object to this functionality, such as Fox claiming about Aereo, "Make no mistake, Aereo is stealing our broadcast signal." The focus appears to be the ability of Aereo to provide streaming and DVR capabilities that traditional broadcasters have not delivered. The litigious broadcasters are fighting against "Aereo’s illegal disruption of their business model.""
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Scientists create new form of matter from photons

wasteoid wasteoid writes  |  about a year ago

wasteoid (1897370) writes "We are one step closer to Star Trek replicators and holodecks with the advancement achieved by scientists at the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms. The scientists have managed to coax the photons to bind together to form photonic molecules, a state of matter that was previously only theoretical. Using an ultra-cold version of light refraction, two photons were slowed down sufficiently to cause them to bind together in the ultra-cold media, exiting as a single photon molecule."
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