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Anonymous Takes Down DOJ, RIAA, MPA and Universal Music

xaositects Re:wow (649 comments)


more than 2 years ago

Anonymous Takes Down DOJ, RIAA, MPA and Universal Music

xaositects Re:wow (649 comments)

After finding that the words 'them', 'claim', 'Internet', 'is', '2011', and 'damn' were part of copyrighted works, the FBI has begun a strict crackdown on their usage, hence his obscuring them.

"Couldn't have gotten far in life without saying 'is'!"

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Facebook Archiving?

xaositects Re:Download Your Profile (368 comments)

The "next life" thing is there to make some people feel better about their loss, make some people feel better about their gain, and to keep some people in charge of them all while they laugh all the way to the bank.

more than 3 years ago

Should Dolphins Be Treated As Non-Human Persons?

xaositects must suck... (785 comments)

being slaves to the second most intelligent animals on the earth.

more than 3 years ago

China's Influence Widens Nobel Peace Prize Boycott

xaositects Re:Creating own award (360 comments)

my kingdom for mod points

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Postings Lead To Arrest for Heresy In the West Bank

xaositects Re:Not like cowardly Westerners (496 comments)

I'm surprised no one else pointed this out yet

more than 3 years ago

Google Rolls Out Chrome 7

xaositects Re:Lots of versions (292 comments)

oh pfft, people only have empathy for users when they're paid to.

more than 3 years ago

Spammers Using Soft Hyphen To Hide Malicious URLs

xaositects Re:H3rb41 V14gr4? (162 comments)

I don't think actually selling a product is always the intent. I suspect some people spam for the sake of wasting time and network resources to accomplish some moral imperative unknown to us.

more than 3 years ago

Airbus Planning Transparent Planes

xaositects Re:This would scare the hell out of me (488 comments)

Willis tower observation level? Man, I had to test that thing a few times with my foot before stepping out on it.

more than 3 years ago

Distinguishing Encrypted Data From Random Data?

xaositects Re:iieorjoeghoiuhtr (467 comments)


more than 3 years ago

A Conference For Malware Writers

xaositects Re:It's a trap! (112 comments)

to teach better tucking

more than 3 years ago

Lenovo To Launch Chinese Gaming Platform Called Ebox

xaositects Re:I smell a turd... (71 comments)

I heard a rumor that they will include a game where two tanks, or helicopters in some cases, maneuver through various predefined courses trying to destroy the other. It should include enough levels to keep people occupied until the tennis game comes out two months after release.

I'm hoping for a game where you steer a cowboy through a bunch of cattle, trying to rope one, all while avoiding cow skulls.

more than 3 years ago

New Spacecraft Set For Dangerous Jupiter Trip

xaositects Re:why? (159 comments)

My God, it's full of electronics

more than 3 years ago

Child Porn As a Weapon

xaositects Re:Don't f* with the IT guy like at restaurant you (774 comments)

uh.. i do believe the girl wasn't 4 at the time she sent the picture... she just sent a picture of herself *taken when she was four years old*

well, least i thought that was obvious

more than 3 years ago

Oil Leak Could Be Stopped With a Nuke

xaositects Re:Waves? Really? (799 comments)

Cause R'lyeh is at 49 degrees South, 128 degrees West, which is in the Pacific. He prolly wouldn't hear it if he didn't hear the Bikini Atoll blasts.

more than 4 years ago

Tynt Insight Is Watching You Cut and Paste

xaositects hmmm (495 comments)

seems like a CTRL+A, CTRL+C by a few thousand slashdotters might cause some issues.

more than 4 years ago



Is another universe tugging at our own universe?

xaositects xaositects writes  |  more than 4 years ago

xaositects writes "A mysterious force (cue Star Wars jokes here) is causing large galaxy clusters to move toward a single point between the constellations of Centaurus and Vela. Scientists are calling this movement 'Dark Flow', in accordance with dark energy and dark matter. They are not sure what the cause of this dark flow is, but theorize it could mean some thing or things, possibly one or more universes that sprung up at the same time as our own, lie outside our universe and have enough mass to tug at our own galaxies, something not even all of the dark matter or dark energy in our universe could accomplish if pooled into one place. Scientists have not proven the flow exists beyond a shadow of a doubt but, if it does exist, it 'would still present a major challenge to cosmology's standard model.'"
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Anti-Invisibility Cloak

xaositects xaositects writes  |  more than 5 years ago

xaositects (786749) writes "Scientists have discovered a possible, though difficult, way around an interesting paradox — that when you are in an invisibility cloak, every thing is invisible to you as light is bent around you.

From the article: "Their work shows that an 'anti-cloak' can reverse the light-bending effects of an invisibility cloak if it has exactly the opposite refractive properties."

However, the article goes on to say:

"'That's an absolute killer combination in terms of metamaterial technology. It's very hard to make an invisibility cloak — it's going to be twice as hard to make an anti-cloak.'""

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A quicker path to outer space?

xaositects xaositects writes  |  about 7 years ago

xaositects writes "Scientists were able to fire a plasma rocket based on VASIMR (Variable Specific-Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket) technology for more than four hours, far exceeding previous testing times. (Previously, they only been able to test for 2 minutes before the rocket began overheating.) The rocket works by ecause the plasma rocket continuously accelerates, instead of firing at lift-off, then gliding to its destination as current propulsion systems do, the rocket promises to decrease travel times in space. Scientists say there are significant challenges ahead but hope to have a working application by 2010."
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xaositects xaositects writes  |  more than 7 years ago

xaositects (786749) writes "Looks like a lot of researchers with a lot of single-minded focus have broken the E8 problem.
From the article: 'A total of 18 mathematicians and computer scientists from several countries worked for four years to successfully map the inner working of E8 — one of the most complicated structures in math, a 248-dimensional object. The findings were reported today by the American Institute of Mathematics.'

I don't know about you, but the thought of 248 dimensions makes my brain hurt. Apparently the solution to the problem 'would ink an area the size of Manhattan if written out in small print.'"


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