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Comment Top Secret! (Score 1) 58

Doctor Flamond: You see, a year ago, I was close to perfecting the first magnetic desalinization process so revolutionary, it was capable of removing the salt from over 500 million gallons of seawater a day. Do you realize what that could mean to the starving nations of the earth?

Nick Rivers: Wow. They'd have enough salt to last forever.



Submission + - 1940 Census Data Swamps Servers (informationweek.com)

CowboyRobot writes: ""A trove of census data from 1940 released Monday includes the individual records of millions of U.S. citizens. Privacy watchdogs have warned that public release of the records could lead to identify theft or other misuse.... Shortly after it went live, Archives officials Tweeted that they had received about 22.5 million hits from 1.9 users and they were working with host Amazon Web Services to bring up additional servers""

Comment Re:Then let's test these next (Score 5, Funny) 284

I'd like to see them test the ripping out a man's heart one, though I'm not sure PETA will appreciate them testing on live animals.

Simple, use politicians and lawyers. I think to be certain we need to try it on at least 10 thousand.

Your subjects are flawed... one needs a heart in the first place to have it ripped out.


The Frankentablet: Windows and Android Mashup 121

GMGruman writes "What happens if you take a netbook, remove its keyboard, put Windows 7 in one partition, a custom version of Android 2.2 in another, throw in a Linux bootloader, and physical buttons that match none of these? You get the ViewSonic ViewPad 10, a Frankenstein creation of technology body parts that just don't fit together. As this InfoWorld review shows, it's definitely a 'were they even thinking?' class of product."

Programmers used to batch environments may find it hard to live without giant listings; we would find it hard to use them. -- D.M. Ritchie