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Comment: Quotes are useful (Score 2) 113

by wonkey_monkey (#48015197) Attached to: Mystery Gamer Makes Millions Moving Markets In Japan

whose name means death

That would sound a lot less sinister if you'd put quotes around the word "death."

control-A to guzzle a healing potion or shift-S to draw a sword, for example — and he could dance between them without taking his eyes off the screen.

He can hit Ctrl-A and Shift-S without looking? The man's a wizard!

Comment: I feel like I've heard this before... (Score 1) 308

Isn't it usually the case, when some kid is touted as having done something amazing at a science fair, that it turns out to a) already be standard procedure in the field in question or b) is actually woefully impractical on anything but science fair scale?

I mean, we could probably (okay, probably not, just an example) make crops grow twice as fast by bathing them in artifical sunlight 24/7, but that's probably not very practical.

the girls found their test crops germinated in half the time and had a drymass yield up to 74 percent greater than usual.

What's meant by "greater than usual" here?

Comment: Re:"Publish and be damned." (Score 1) 98

by wonkey_monkey (#47971973) Attached to: Service Promises To Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You

There's a theory that, in Doyle's Sherlock universe, it was also Holmes who pulled the trigger. Watson was being discreet about it when he wrote it up. I forget the details, but I think there wasn't a very good reason for the shooter to have been present at that time.

1 Mole = 25 Cagey Bees