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Comment I made thing like the other things, but different (Score 2) 83

Duurrrrrr, unlike those other people that made things out of other things, I made this thing out of Lego. See, completely different and newsworthy. It's not like I built a car out of steel then made a slightly different car out of carbon fiber. I took it another step. I used another thing for the thing instead. Get it? I used one thing in a place where you would not think the thing would be.
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The Perfect Way To Slice a Pizza 282

iamapizza writes "New Scientist reports on the quest of two math boffins for the perfect way to slice a pizza. It's an interesting and in-depth article; 'The problem that bothered them was this. Suppose the harried waiter cuts the pizza off-center, but with all the edge-to-edge cuts crossing at a single point, and with the same angle between adjacent cuts. The off-center cuts mean the slices will not all be the same size, so if two people take turns to take neighboring slices, will they get equal shares by the time they have gone right round the pizza — and if not, who will get more?' This is useful, of course, if you're familiar with the concept of 'sharing' a pizza."

Comment Re:Fatal Flaw? (Score 1) 142

Personally, I would rather develop a generic web service then use AJAX to combine it into a website. I wouldn't depend on third-party web services, unless it is part of Google, Amazon, etc. Either way, it is an interesting model that I will be looking into. Plus if people open sourced these web services you could install them on machines you control and benefit from it with only deploying and one line of javascript.

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