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Mystery Gamer Makes Millions Moving Markets In Japan

wonkey_monkey Quotes are useful (113 comments)

whose name means death

That would sound a lot less sinister if you'd put quotes around the word "death."

control-A to guzzle a healing potion or shift-S to draw a sword, for example — and he could dance between them without taking his eyes off the screen.

He can hit Ctrl-A and Shift-S without looking? The man's a wizard!

3 days ago
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How 3D Printers Went Mainstream After Decades In Obscurity

wonkey_monkey Waterwhat? (69 comments)

like something out of Waterworld

I actually thought that movie was okay, but even I know it's not much good as a pop-culture reference.

4 days ago
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Physicists Find Clue as To Why the DNA Double Helix Twists To the Right

wonkey_monkey Re:Which side is upwards? (120 comments)

Oh yeah? We'll soon see about -

Hmm. Maybe one of these is broken. I'm getting more springs.

about a week ago
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Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

wonkey_monkey Re:"could be" (317 comments)

I think it's safe to assume that it was "in the wild" approximately 30 seconds after the news came out (if not before).

about a week ago
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Device Allows Paralyzed Rats To Walk, Human Trials Scheduled Next Summer

wonkey_monkey Re:humans walk like rats? (85 comments)

Why take a step backwards

If that happens, just put the batteries in the other way round.

about a week ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

wonkey_monkey Re:Can't be proven... (356 comments)

but it can't be proven one way or another

Well, maybe not right now, but -

They don't exist.

Oh. That was fast.

about a week ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

wonkey_monkey I feel like I've heard this before... (308 comments)

Isn't it usually the case, when some kid is touted as having done something amazing at a science fair, that it turns out to a) already be standard procedure in the field in question or b) is actually woefully impractical on anything but science fair scale?

I mean, we could probably (okay, probably not, just an example) make crops grow twice as fast by bathing them in artifical sunlight 24/7, but that's probably not very practical.

the girls found their test crops germinated in half the time and had a drymass yield up to 74 percent greater than usual.

What's meant by "greater than usual" here?

about a week ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

wonkey_monkey Re:Lil' Putin (197 comments)

Your Majesty? Putin's not a King. He's not the ruler of a kingdom. Nor is he a Prince, not being the ruler of a principality.

He's just in charge of a country.

about a week ago
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Elon Musk Hints 1st Person To Mars May Go Via New Brownsville Spaceport

wonkey_monkey Re:On topic: your sig (91 comments)

Wouldn't need it. A sonic screwdriver and a Christmas Mobile Disco and he'd be all set.

about a week ago
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jQuery.com Compromised To Serve Malware

wonkey_monkey Re:They will never learn (103 comments)

So... it's safe when you think it's safe, and when you think it's safe, it's not safe? So when it's safe, it's not safe?

about a week ago
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Elon Musk Hints 1st Person To Mars May Go Via New Brownsville Spaceport

wonkey_monkey Re: Is this anything other than a press release? (91 comments)

You wouldn't need tera-watts if you just fired particles straight at the mic, if you'd still call that "sound."

Otherwise I think you'd have to expect to be limited to incredibly low frequencies.

about a week ago
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Service Promises To Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You

wonkey_monkey Re:"Publish and be damned." (98 comments)

There's a theory that, in Doyle's Sherlock universe, it was also Holmes who pulled the trigger. Watson was being discreet about it when he wrote it up. I forget the details, but I think there wasn't a very good reason for the shooter to have been present at that time.

about two weeks ago
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SkyOrbiter UAVs Could Fly For Years and Provide Global Internet Access

wonkey_monkey Re:Quarkson (48 comments)

This could be the best internet... in the world.

Also, ah-so karate chop.

about two weeks ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

wonkey_monkey Re:It proves the conspiracy theorists right (sort (275 comments)

I'm not sure conspiracy theorists ever got that far in their reasoning. It's always seemed to be enough for them that Aldrin is lit at all, because as we all know, light doesn't reflect in a vacuum. Or it only reflects once. Or something.

about two weeks ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

wonkey_monkey Re:Star Trek: TNG Identity Crisis (275 comments)

Almost. He discovers the shadow which is in the recording, then has the computer extrapolate the shape of the object that cast the shadow.

about two weeks ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

wonkey_monkey Re:There are numerous other obvious flaws (275 comments)

It's why you can't see stars in the daylight here on Earth.

Is it? I thought it was because the daylight completely drowns out the miniscule amount of light from the stars, not that the exposure is way off.

You could have opened the shutter or extended the exposure on the Moon and seen some stars, but you couldn't do that during daytime on Earth.

about two weeks ago
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SpaceX Launches Supplies to ISS, Including Its First 3D Printer

wonkey_monkey Re: "without gravity"??? (129 comments)

While yes, there is a gravity field nearby

There's a gravity field everywhere.

about two weeks ago
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NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

wonkey_monkey Re:What? (185 comments)

Try, otherwise it's not much of a contribution to discussion.

Why is it any more absurd than passing around pieces of mashed up tree peppered with black gunk?

about two weeks ago
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Video Released, Crowdfunding Underway For Axiom Open Source Cinema Camera

wonkey_monkey Re: Editors, could you at least pretend to care? (51 comments)

It should read "world's first," and "videocam" isn't used in English ("cam" has connotations of "camcorder," implying low resolution). I assumed that this was because English is perhaps not your first language - and it's great to see someone taking the trouble to write their own summary, instead of just copying and pasting a couple of paragraphs - but if I was en editor I'd have tidied those bits up.

about two weeks ago

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