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Comment: wrong (Score 2) 273

by Ionized (#46476503) Attached to: Is the New "Common Core SAT" Bill Gates' Doing?

what common core are YOU talking about?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

so, to start with, the common core doesn't even have a required reading list, it leaves it open to schools to select.

ALSO, their 'sample texts' to help teachers out, do include plenty of classics! it SPECIFICALLY MENTIONS shakespeare in the wiki blurb!

so, you're doubly wrong. wtf, bro?

+ - Want to Prove How Dinosaurs Walked? Pin a Tail on a Chicken

Submitted by Penguinisto
Penguinisto (415985) writes "Researchers have recently gotten a cool idea: If you want to prove how a dinosaur walked, why not test the theory on today's birds? They decided to test things out by putting prosthetic tails on chicks to provide the same balance issues that a T-Rex (and similar bipedal dinosaurs) faced. The prosthetic tails were periodically replaced with larger versions as the chicks grew. The results were astonishing: After 12 weeks, the chickens' legs were measured, and were discovered to have decreased range-of-motion in the knees while their femurs grew longer... just like the T-Rex. You can also see a nifty video of how they did this."

Comment: Re:not useless at all... (Score 1) 351

by Ionized (#46039199) Attached to: Fighting the Flu May Hurt Those Around You

you did, in fact, say this:

When you're sick enough to (feel you) need medication, stay at home. Don't spread germs all over the workplace / auditorium / public mass transport.

Nice idea, but almost useless....

which is quite clearly false. staying home while you are sick is far from useless, it very clearly does cut down on the amount of germs you are spreading by a large margin. you cannot completely eliminate the spread of germs, but you can affect it greatly, and should do so.

Comment: Re:Thanks for the feedback (Score 1) 934

perhaps if you had given us the question, but not the answer, you could have motivated us to seek it ourselves. but by not even giving the correct question, you really aren't going to accomplish anything at all except annoy people who otherwise might have been interested in your point.

Comment: Re:Grooveshark (Score 1) 370

by Ionized (#45621069) Attached to: Get Ready For a Streaming Music Die-Off

grooveshark is always being sued, it's a running joke. they have dodged everything so far, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. they are operating in the same murky grey area that youtube has done for ages - the songs are user-uploaded, so the DMCA protects them from copyright issues as long as they cooperate with takedown notices. so the copyright owners end up playing an endless game of whack-a-mole.

+ - You Can Buy an Electric Airplane For $40K

Submitted by cartechboy
cartechboy (2660665) writes "People get concerned about "range anxiety" with electric cars — but how about a plane? California-based GreenWing International recently announced the release of its first 50 eSpyder electric aircraft. The single-seat, kit-built plane will be sold for $39,990 and is held in the air by a 24-kilowatt (32-horsepower) electric motor with a 13-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. The eSpyder has a max speed of 68mph and can fly for 60 to 90 minutes on a fully charged battery. Recharging takes 2 to 3 hours."

Comment: Re:nuce, but not quite technically correct.. (Score 1) 255

by Ionized (#44577253) Attached to: "451" Error Will Tell Users When Governments Are Blocking Websites

451 is appropriate, as others in this thread have pointed out. 4xx indicates client is trying to access something that cannot be served to them, for whatever reason.

403 for instance is an access denied message - "this content is here, but you aren't allowed to see it"

5xx indicates server errors. in the case of blocked content, there is no server error. you just aren't allowed to see the content you are requesting, so the comparison to 403 is incredibly appropriate.

+ - Google Pressure Cookers and Backpacks, Get a Visit from the Feds?->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Massachusetts resident Michele Catalano was looking for information online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same time frame, was Googling backpacks. Wednesday morning, six men from a joint terrorism task force showed up at their house to see if they were terrorists. Which begs the question: How'd the government know what they were Googling?"
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