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Submission + - Software Demo Becomes Art ( 1

Praedon writes: "We all know how bad software demonstrations can turn out, when problems arise. But what happens when the whole thing is staged as a work of art? The whole thing was recorded and is available for free at Lumalin Productions. From the article at Ars Technica:

For software developers, live product demonstrations are a way of life, and that means that "live product demos gone horribly awry" are also a fact of life. But what if the world's most disastrous software demo was faked, foisted on a set of unsuspecting computer science students as a piece of performance art?"

Comment Re:Tasers are lethal (Score 3, Insightful) 334

When I get pulled over, I put my hands on the dash, ask the officer what they want me to do, tell them what I am reaching for, where, and what it will look like. I want the officer to be confident they know what is happening. No surprises, nothing unexpected. I don't want to become a victim of bad judgement, knowing it will probably be my own mistake that sets off that series of events.

wow. just...WOW.

Comment Re:bipolar mice? (Score 5, Funny) 237

Ok... I know I should be more attentive but when I first read that headline I thought;

Scientists Levitate Miss USA

I personally believe that U.S. scientists are unable to do so because, um, some scientists out there in our nation don't have magnets and, uh, I believe that our, uh, research like such as, uh, Caltech and, uh, the Harvard and everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uh, our research over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, should help Caltech and should help the Harvard and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future.

It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Chick Magnets Look Like Cavemen (

Praedon writes: "A recent study shows that caveman-like appearances drive the women crazy. The article lists a few celebrities such as Will Smith and Brad Pitt as prime examples.
A recent study of the skulls of human ancestors and modern humans finds that women, and thereby, evolution, selected for males with relatively short upper faces. The region between the brow and the upper-lip is scrunched proportionately to the overall size of their heads."

"No, no, I don't mind being called the smartest man in the world. I just wish it wasn't this one." -- Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, WATCHMEN