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A Paper By Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel Was Accepted By Two Journals 100

Posted by samzenpus
from the simpsons-already-did-it dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A scientific study by Maggie Simpson, Edna Krabappel, and Kim Jong Fun has been accepted by two journals. Of course, none of these fictional characters actually wrote the paper, titled "Fuzzy, Homogeneous Configurations." Rather, it's a nonsensical text, submitted by engineer Alex Smolyanitsky in an effort to expose scientific journals — the Journal of Computational Intelligence and Electronic Systems and the Aperito Journal of NanoScience Technology."

Comment: Oh man, Red Bull totally knows gaming (Score 1) 61

by PKFC (#48430993) Attached to: The Nintendo DS Turns 10

Two Tony Hawk games? THPS2 on GBA was crazy for its time to cram it into a handheld, but still, you wouldn't have ever preferred a portable to a handheld for that series.

GTA was vaguely neat in the sense that it was on a Nintendo system

How about Elite Beat Agents (or Ouendan)? Hotel Dusk Room 215? Phoenix Wright? Professor Layton? 999? BRAIN AGE! Gawd. Get a better list. :P

Comment: Re:Surprising to me (Score 1) 159

by PKFC (#45281909) Attached to: Car Hackers Mess With Speedometers, Odometers, Alarms and Locks

The only thing I've got is that I've had cars with an analog (2012 Camaro) and a digital (2008 Civic) speedometer that allow you to switch between mph and km/h making that an additional function they have. Didn't read TFA, but making it appear slower than actual? km/h to mph would do that.

Comment: Re:Why doesn't price drop after phone is paid off? (Score 1) 798

by PKFC (#42778035) Attached to: AT&T: Don't Want a Data Plan for That Smartphone? Too Bad.
What about porting your number? In theory, it works in Canada - I've never done it personally, but I was damn near thinking of doing that with an unlocked phone every month or two - except for the fact that Bell and Telus are the same network so it wouldn't matter. But no carrier here offers a discount to bringing your own phone afaik... And then there are the 3 year contracts up here... Blah..

Comment: Re:easy (Score 1) 171

by PKFC (#42693083) Attached to: Mystery of the Shrunken Proton

So if this new measurement is related to charge in the proton, could it be an impact of how close or perhaps more likely how fast the muon orbited the proton? As muons (and taus) are heavier than electrons, I would expect them to move slower around the proton which could cause a shift in how the quarks are positioned or interact within the proton. Mind you the muon is huge compared to the up or down quarks. And this is where my brain stops processing once I read that quantum chromodynamics is responsible for the majority of the mass-energy of the proton.. :P Oh well :P I tried!

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