* Posts by jackharbringer

11 posts • joined 25 Mar 2009

30,000 people buy a box of BOVINE EXCREMENT

jackharbringer
Pint

Re: "...and maybe some beach-front property in Switzerland."

@Sir Runcible Spoon

"Rumour has it that the Swiss Army also don't use multi-function knives either."

Sorry to ruin a perfectly good joke, but the Swiss Army actually does issue Swiss Army Knives as part of the standard kit. One with a bottle opener for the soldiers, a fancier one with a bottle opener and a corkscrew for the officers.

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Boffins brew eyes on bugs' wings

jackharbringer
Boffin

@Grakath

You got a downvote from me not because of your explanation, which may have it's valid points, but because the article actually mentions and describes the method by which the surface kills bacteria of a certain size and type. A method which has no resemblance to your theory and sounds really cool.

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Muppets launch app store guide for little fingers

jackharbringer
Childcatcher

Re: Sesame Street App Store?

"but because I don't have any options to lock out the rest of the non kid content I need to sit there and watch everything he does or switch off WiFi and tell him the batteries run out (because at that point I don't have the time to watch the same Pink Panther or Agent Oso episode 10 times back to back)"

On the other hand: My Little Pony!!! and it's my daughter who suggests it! :D win-win

There are android tablets that do just what people are asking for and only offer a kids store for music/videos/apps/opt-in web-browsing in kids mode and full android in momma/poppa mode. Complete with e-allowance, chore rewards, etc. (God, I sound like an advertisement, will see how well it really works next week)

I hadn't thought that I would ever let an android system darken my door, but I'll do anything for my daughter (it seems :)

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Reflection lets astronomers trick time

jackharbringer

Re: Not a natural phenomenom..

Actually, I was thinking:

Only Dr. Hans Zarkov, formerly of NASA, provided an explanation.

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Russians drill into buried 20 million-year-old Antarctic lake

jackharbringer
Childcatcher

O'RLY?!!?`

Or even worse:

Nazi prehistoric reanimated zombie making ancient internet meme virus owls!!!

Will no one think of the children!

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Columbia debris emerges from Texas lake

jackharbringer

Re: Thermal protection system...

You say tomA-to I say solanum lycopersicum. In general I find calling things by their exact definition makes for clearer communication. Especially in scientific discussion, using specific terms can be crucial.

Having said that, in the aforementioned cases, I'd probably go with heat shield, tomat-O, and bog, respectively.

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Space scope spies soggy, stupendous Saturnian doughnut

jackharbringer
Pint

MMMmmmmh....

Enchilada Doughnuts!

</HomerMoment>

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Xboxer SWATTED by armed cops after online spat

jackharbringer

re: cultural epidermic

"When will we teach our kids that it's OK to lose ?"

Syntactically it's a correct sentence, but I just don't get the meaning...

...ooooooooooohh...

Now that's just crazy talk!

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Google can kill or install apps on citizen Androids

jackharbringer

RE: RE: apple haters google lovers

>c, protect their users

Now that's just crazy talk!

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Physicist unmasks 99-year-old mistake in English dictionaries

jackharbringer

Not strictly a dictionary...

"An extensive check of online and offline dictionaries did not reveal a single dictionary that correctly referred to gravity being the operative force in a siphon,"

...but read all about it on WikiPedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siphon

Also answers why 10m for water is the limit, under what circumstances a siphon will work in a vacuum and what role exactly gravity and atmospheric pressure play.

I know it's in to bash the wikifiddlers around here, but give them some love when it's due. :)

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Apple sued over iPhone e-bookiness

jackharbringer
Coat

Monec Voyager

Monec built the fabled Monec Voyager years back and haven't done much since, I'm surprised they're still around. The Voyager a tablet-PC with integrated GPS and Mobile-Phone. It was a bit of a Frankenstein, cobbled together from more or less off the shelf parts that didn't really want to play together.

It was a bit ahead of it's time, Windows didn't support touchscreen input very well and you needed to integrate a touch-keyboard in your application, if you wanted to be able to type.

Mine's the one with all the venture capital in it.

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