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Comment: Re:Something missing from the summary (Score 1) 77

by Minwee (#47425029) Attached to: Hacking a Tesla Model S Could Net $10,000 Prize

It just might have had something to do with being involved in a high speed chase, smashing into several other vehicles and then finally hitting a large metal pole sideways.

While some popular US vehicles might be able to drive away from that kind of collision, it seems that the Tesla model S isn't in the same league as far as survivability goes.

Comment: Re:National security (Score 1) 348

by Minwee (#47423365) Attached to: UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys
If by "some blogger" you mean "Kent Police Assistant Chief Constable Allyn Thomas" and by "wrote something" you mean "issued an official statement, which was reprinted in full at the bottom of the article", then yes, that is what happened. The rest of your claim doesn't seem to follow from that.

Comment: Re:WTFis "as much energy as well-thrown baseballs" (Score 1) 144

by Minwee (#47416281) Attached to: Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles

How much is that in Volkswagens? And how fast is it travelling relative to imperial standard sheep? Can you measure the kinetic energy in terms of double-decker busses?

Comment: Re:I lament the degeneration of the English langua (Score 2) 144

by Minwee (#47416197) Attached to: Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles

Actual scientists... people with PhDs... are creating names like "Oh-My-God".

You need to meet more people with doctorates.

Many of them are actual people with senses of whimsy and humour. It's not like they joined some sort of academic cult and were turned into mindless zombies.

Not that that doesn't happen, but it's not part of the PhD process. Many people are able to survive academic life and still think that thagomizer is a perfectly fine name for the spikes on the end of a Stegosaurus's tail.

Comment: Re:I once interviewed the 'No.3 Clipper Programmer (Score 4, Funny) 283

by Minwee (#47407595) Attached to: The World's Best Living Programmers

The problem is that you were interviewing him for a job working with "Clipper", which he had almost no experience in.

If you had asked about adjusting the settings on his "#3 Clipper", which allowed him to produce anything from centimetre long shag to a 1 mm buzz cut, then you would have been amazed at how much he knew.

Comment: Re:Superman (Score 5, Informative) 245

No, without trademark protection, anyone could write Superman comics and sell them as such. I think you're thinking of copyright protection.

I'm pretty sure he was thinking of the sixty four year long legal battle between S-Cape Artists Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel and DC Comics over just who owned Superman, without which DC comics could write Superman comics and sell them as such without paying a dime to the original creators.

Ernest asks Frank how long he has been working for the company. "Ever since they threatened to fire me."