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Comment Re: Obama Invites Texas Teen To White House (Score 1) 657

The President tweeted: "Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great."

The President then added, "Just don't go looking for your father or I'll blast your ass with a Hellfire from a drone."

Comment Re:Fire Phone is for cows. (Score 1) 80

I don't get this whole "shilling for cows" thing. Is it just a social experiment to see who responds to you? Is there some deep philosophical or political statement you're making here? I suspect there is a subtext that I'm missing other than that you clearly don't approve of cows either.

And here all this time I've been thinking it was the product of a faulty pattern recognition algorithm.

Comment Time investment (Score 3, Insightful) 182

I set to work and solved the first problem in a couple hours. Each time I submitted a solution, foo.bar tested my code against five hidden test cases." After solving another five problems the page gave Rossett the option to submit his contact information

Curious: what prompted Max Rossett to spend hours solving programming puzzles before being even given the opportunity to submit contact information for a job consideration?

Comment Re:Lieberman 2.0 (Score 1) 950

I'm old enough to remember when television, Arcade Games, and stickers were the new moral outrages that were grotesquely warping the impressionable minds of America's youth. I also remember when it was supposedly a huge problem that telephones were killing letter writing. Now that more interactive media is killing TV, Ma Bell is dead and people are writing to each other again, you think they'd be happy. But no. Clearly its just always pretty much whatever is new that older folks don't understand.

Can you furnish a link to research which supports your contention that people are writing letters to each other once again? I'm assuming you don't claim that tweets and Facebook posts are the equivalent of letters?

You will lose an important tape file.