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Comment: Re:Kill them all. (Score 1) 332

The only way to make it work is with an inhuman amount of brutality. It is within our power to eradicate their entire territory with nuclear weapons, and I promise you, nothing will rise up there to take its place (not for a few hundred years until the radiation dies down anyway). The rest of the world may then turn against the United States, but the ISIS problem would be 100% solved.

In other words, no, it never really works. That level of violence is self-defeating. ISIS is finding that much out themselves though, because all their Muslim neighbors (and *especially* Jordan) hate them with a passion. I agree that the U.S. needs to help put a stop to them, but cancers like ISIS do tend to get killed off pretty handily by the rest of the world.

Comment: Re:could not keep watching it (Score 1) 145

by ImprovOmega (#49192337) Attached to: A Critical Look At CSI: Cyber

the NSA can use coffee cups to playback conversations from half an hour ago because of reverberating echoes still trapped inside the cup.

(I just made that up, CSI writing team: give me attribution please.)

On last week's episode of CSI Las Vegas they had a no-audio web cam quality recording of two guys chatting in a green house and they used (I shit you not) vibrations from the leaves to rebuild an audio of what the two were saying. I face-palmed so hard.

Comment: Re:It's all crap. (Score 1) 145

by ImprovOmega (#49192279) Attached to: A Critical Look At CSI: Cyber
I love the episode in one of the later seasons where Horatio is stranded in South America (part of the Mala Noche story arc) and he's given a gun with like 8 bullets in it then proceeds to face off against 10 guys armed with automatic weapons, already drawn and trained on him, and he *still wins* and makes it back to the United States. It was ridiculousness cubed, but it was all part of the fun of that show.

Comment: Re:Backpedalled? (Score 1) 740

by ImprovOmega (#48971909) Attached to: New Jersey Gov. Christie: Parents Should Have Choice In Vaccinations
Most such laws have some form of acceptable corporal punishment though. A quick swat on the butt will teach a child not to reach for a hot stove a lot quicker and more effectively than trying to manage the behavior with time outs. Or worse, letting them actually burn themselves on it =/

Comment: Re:the end of hope for male geeks everywhere (Score 1) 120

by ImprovOmega (#48062647) Attached to: First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

This, with artificial implantation and genetic engineering, brings us one step closer to asexual reproduction. It won't be long before science is able to pair DNA from two women to create a new offspring.

I just wanted to point out that these are two different things. If there's two organisms involved then it's sexual reproduction. For it to be truly asexual you would have to fuse genetic material from two eggs from the same woman - this is actually worse than inbreeding a brother and sister because *every* bad recessive gene you have has a 50/50 chance to present both copies in the offspring. With siblings at least about half your genes are different. Two different women wouldn't present this problem, but that is not asexual reproduction.

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