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Comment: Re:Another Malthusian Failure (Score 1) 140

by AlexBirch (#39145795) Attached to: "Open Source" Drug Development Company Launched

I think he meant "The prototype drug won't work". Sadely(sic) making a new drug (that isn't just a generic copy of another) is like coding a new software with java while you only know C#

I think you mean is like coding assembly for a new architecture from an existing assembly program.


Website Sells Pubic Lice 319

Posted by samzenpus
from the gift-that-keeps-on-giving dept.
A British website called will help you prove that there is literally nothing you can't find online by selling you pubic lice. A disclaimer on the site says the creators "do not endorse giving people lice," and the lice are for "novelty purposes only." The company also boasts about a facility "where we do all of our parasite husbandry and carefully considered selective breeding." Three different packages are available: "Green package - One colony that can lay as many as 30 eggs for about $20. Blue package - Three colonies to share with your friends or freeze a batch or two for about $35. Red package - A vial of 'shampoo-resistant F-strain crabs' which can take up to two weeks to kill for about $52."

Comment: Re:Microsoft has lost it (Score 0, Troll) 278

by AlexBirch (#31838330) Attached to: Microsoft Unveils 'Pink' Phones As Kin One and Two
They tried to innovate instead of imitate.
Microsoft is amazing at imitation: word, excel, powerpoint, X-Box, C#, Windows, etc. When Microsoft imitates, they are second to none. What happens when they innovate, they end up with Vista, instead of copying OS X with 7.

My all-time favorite creations are the Zune and Clippy.

Comment: Re:bad analogy? (Score 3, Funny) 207

by AlexBirch (#31631618) Attached to: Fixing Internet Censorship In Schools

'Swimming pools can be dangerous for children. To protect them, one can install locks ... [or] teach them to swim.'

I'm tired & slow today... someone please explain this analogy with respect to internet porn (which is the context from which the quote was taken). The possibilities seem endless.

The analogy is good, because once you learn how to swim, you can never drown.

panic: kernel trap (ignored)