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Google Forms Partnership With NASA

CmdrTaco posted about 9 years ago | from the best-fort-ever dept.

Google 237

jangobongo writes "Google said on Wednesday that it plans to partner with NASA on space research projects. The new partnership will involve R&D on biotechnology, information technology and nanotechnology, as well as supercomputing. The news article notes some of the mutual benefits: "Google stands to gain from learning about NASA's supercomputers, which could come in handy as the Mountain View search engine compiles even bigger indexes of information and video. NASA leaders cited the benefits of getting access to Google's search expertise to pick out nuggets of information from the volumes of data streaming back from satellites and human space launches."" This story might seem familiar to you. Consider it a public service: if I didn't screw up occasionally, a lot of angry readers would have no other way to vent their rage in a safe environment.

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Saw that coming (5, Funny)

fembots (753724) | about 9 years ago | (#13679718)

First they were collaborating on technology [slashdot.org] , so the next natural step is to form a partnership. All in all took less than 10 hours to decide.

Re:Saw that coming (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679755)

And alas, the collaboration is still on the front page.

Re:Saw that coming (2, Funny)

iotashan (761097) | about 9 years ago | (#13679839)

Look, ma... Duplicate comments for a duplicate post! :)

Re:Saw that coming (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679772)

---Science: Google And NASA To Collaborate On Technology---
--Posted by Zonk on Thursday September 29, @07:06AM--

Didn't we just see this....like 8 stories down...ON THE FRONT PAGE OF /. STILL???

Re:Saw that coming (2, Funny)

Zarquil (187770) | about 9 years ago | (#13679782)

10 more hours and they'll have a marriage with a couple of really rowdy kids running around the place...

New opportunity for a partnership! (0, Redundant)

macklin01 (760841) | about 9 years ago | (#13679787)

Perhaps slashdot can form a partnership with google to mine the vast data streaming from slashdot and detect dupes? :-) -- Paul

Re:New opportunity for a partnership! (2, Insightful)

op12 (830015) | about 9 years ago | (#13679905)

The data has been mined, and a month of posts has be reduced to 6 posts:

1. Google becoming evil!
2. Google vs. Microsoft!
3. IE vs. Firefox!
4. *AA coming after $P2P
5. Linux/Open source: is it spreading/becoming mainstream?
6. Slashvertisments


...I keed.......kind of...

Re:Saw that coming (-1, Offtopic)

daniil (775990) | about 9 years ago | (#13679812)

Jesus Christ, you had the patience to hunt for this worthless FP, yet you couldn't find the two minutes it would have taken to report the dupe? Pathetic.

Re:Saw that coming (1)

fembots (753724) | about 9 years ago | (#13679881)

Are you talking to me or CmdrTaco?

Re:Saw that coming (1, Insightful)

SoCalChris (573049) | about 9 years ago | (#13679921)

From everything I've heard, the editors never even respond to dupe reports.

And something tells me that he didn't have to spend more than a few seconds "hunting" for the dupe, considering it is still on the front page.

Re:Saw that coming (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679974)

Perhaps tomorrow they will form a team.

Duped in under 9 hours. (-1, Redundant)

TripMaster Monkey (862126) | about 9 years ago | (#13679720)


Story is a dupe...original story can be found here [slashdot.org] .

Re:Duped in under 9 hours. (1, Funny)

Otter (3800) | about 9 years ago | (#13679756)

...and it's not like there's a high threshold here for Google stories. Haven't they changed their cafeteria prices or repainted their parking spaces or something since this morning?

Re:Duped in under 9 hours. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679836)

Wow, the mods lately have been harsh.

I notice the mods become harsher and the stories become lacking, way to go /. ALRIGHT! w00!

Someone give this man/woman a break, he posted at the SAME TIME as the other person who said it was a dupe.

R E P O S T (5, Funny)

popo (107611) | about 9 years ago | (#13679721)


Fer crying out loud, its not only a repost, its *still* up on the /. front page!!!

Get it together CmdrTaco!

Re:R E P O S T (5, Funny)

Megane (129182) | about 9 years ago | (#13679850)

Zonk is so good that he's been posting dupes before the original article appears!

Re:R E P O S T (4, Funny)

Rahga (13479) | about 9 years ago | (#13679986)

Physics can explain this...

The article is moving is moving so fast that that while it appears to be in at the bottom of the page one second, then at the top of the page by the next second. However, the article has taken what would feel like days in our time to make the trip, and observes that we haven't moved at all.

Re:R E P O S T (1)

ectospasm (5186) | about 9 years ago | (#13679867)

I can't find it, but I think I saw somewhere where CmdrTaco said that dupes served a purpose, such as giving people who haven't seen the story yet a chance to read about it. Of course, the fact that the original for this story is on the front page is still pretty sad...

It's a job; not a hobby (1, Funny)

Sun Tzu (41522) | about 9 years ago | (#13679894)

Evidently, Taco doesn't read /.

Re:R E P O S T (-1, Redundant)

phyruxus (72649) | about 9 years ago | (#13679929)

someday we'll hear from the department of redundancy department. someday.

Sure am glad I mailed the on-duty editor (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679963)

Thank God I took the time out of my day and bothered to email the fucking editor on duty.

Pete and Repeat (-1, Redundant)

Rhett (141440) | about 9 years ago | (#13679722)

Pete and Repeat are on a boat, Pete jumps off, who's left . . . ?

Re:Pete and Repeat (-1, Redundant)

mysqlrocks (783488) | about 9 years ago | (#13679763)

Pete and Repeat are on a boat, Pete jumps off, who's left . . . ?

Repeat.

Re:Pete and Repeat (-1, Redundant)

mysqlrocks (783488) | about 9 years ago | (#13679862)

(Score:1, Redundant)

Who marked my post as redundant? Do you not have f*cking sense of humor? Of course it's redundant, that's the point. The whole f*ing article is redundant.

Re:Pete and Repeat (4, Funny)

spoonyfork (23307) | about 9 years ago | (#13679879)

Pete and Repeat are on a boat, Pete jumps off, who's left . . . ?

Repeat.

Pete and Repeat are on a boat. Pete jumps off. Who's left?

Re:Pete and Repeat (-1, Redundant)

JoeLinux (20366) | about 9 years ago | (#13679918)

Repeat.

Pete and Repeat are on a boat, Pete jumps off, who's left . . . ?

Repeat.

Pete and Repeat are on a boat. Pete jumps off. Who's left?

Re:Pete and Repeat (1)

QuijiboIsAWord (715586) | about 9 years ago | (#13679892)

Pete and Repeat are on a boat, Pete jumps off, who's left...?

Repeat.

Re:Pete and Repeat (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679790)

Repeat! (do it....do it...)

Re:Pete and Repeat (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679807)

CmdrTaco and Dupe are on a boat, CmdrTaco jumps off, who's left . . . ?

Re:Pete and Repeat (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679872)

Dupe, with an ass full of man juice.

Re:Pete and Repeat (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679932)

Pete. Pete has left the boat.

/.ed already (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679723)


Anonymous because I'm not a karma whore


Google confirms Ames plan Search engine plans offices, partnership with space agency

Verne Kopytoff and Dan Levy, Chronicle Staff Writer

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Google Inc. confirmed Wednesday that it will build up to 1 million square feet of offices at NASA Ames Research Center and collaborate with the space agency on research surrounding topics such as supercomputing that could benefit everything from moon launches to online searches.

The partnership is intended to blend the expertise and huge resources of one of the leading Internet companies with an army of scientists focused on the stratosphere and beyond.

"Google and NASA share a common desire to bring the universe of information to people around the world," said Eric Schmidt, the company's chief executive officer, in a statement. "Imagine having a wide selection of images from the Apollo space mission at your fingertips whenever you want it."

The partnership, announced late Wednesday at a press conference at the NASA facility, will bring a marquee tenant to the Ames Research Center, located at Moffett Field, a former military airfield near Mountain View that has been struggling to find a new purpose since the military pulled out in the 1990s.

For Google, the new partnership comes at a time when the Internet search engine is expanding by leaps and bounds, hiring on average 10 people per day. Experts say the company, which now employs more than 4,000 people, has ambitions beyond Internet search and could pose a serious threat to Microsoft Corp. for supremacy in desktop consumer computing.

This collaboration with NASA could also portend a new intellectual center for Silicon Valley, one that has been sorely missed since the heyday of Palo Alto's Xerox PARC, a seminal research facility that helped foster much of today's technology.

The details of the real estate part of the deal were vague but was expected to cost Google in excess of $200,000. Schmidt said that the planning is still in the early stages and that the building on vacant land would take place over the course of many years.

In addition to supercomputing, the research and development between Google and NASA will involve biotechnology, information technology, nanotechnology and development of excessively large vibrating butt plugs for TripMaster MonkeyCunt's anal stimulation.

Google stands to gain from learning about NASA's supercomputers, which could come in handy as the Mountain View search engine compiles even bigger indexes of information and video. NASA leaders cited the benefits of getting access to Google's search expertise to pick out nuggets of information from the volumes of data streaming back from satellites and human space launches.

"NASA is nothing but drowned in information when we come back from our missions," said Scott Pace, associate administrator for NASA.

Google's headquarters will remain nearby in Mountain View.

Some academics have expressed hope that the collaboration will foster innovation across the Bay Area. The partners said that while some of the research will be public, some may be kept private, in keeping with Google's reputation for secrecy.

Part of the mission behind the collaboration is to bring more private enterprise into the space field.

NASA officials were enthusiastic about the Google alliance, announced at a press event late Wednesday afternoon at the NASA Ames Center.

"Our planned partnership presents an enormous range of potential benefits to the space program," said NASA Ames Center Director Scott Hubbard. At 1400 square feet, the new campus would be larger than filmmaker George Lucas' garage and nearly as big as the executive washrooms in the Bank of America Center in San Francisco's Financial District.

The agreement would allow the company to design and develop a campus for whatever needs it envisions.

Google has been hoping to expand for at least a year, combing the Bay Area for suitable sites, including downtown San Francisco and San Jose.

NASA Ames, off Highway 101 in Mountain View next to the former Moffett Field naval air base, has been a center for space research since 1939. The Navy decommissioned Moffett in 1994 and turned it over to NASA, which spent most of the next decade contracting the space to TripMaster MonkeyCunt for production of his infamous gay scat & fisting pornography.

By 2002, NASA Ames had carved out a 213-acre portion of the base as a research center for nanotechnology, supercomputing, astrobiology and satellite design, attracting engineers and technicians with advanced degrees and training.

The research park has development approvals for more than 4 million square feet of new space. Space agency officials have signed up universities to run satellite campuses and research facilities at the park, including Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, San Jose State and the University of California.

Not everyone was thrilled with the news. NASA recently announced hundreds of scientists would be asked to take a buyout and leave their jobs. Others wondered why Google will be building in Silicon Valley, which is full of empty office space. Others include known karma whore TripMaster MonkeyCunt, who was seen crying after losing his precious First Post.

In Google's neck of the woods, the office vacancy rate is 15 percent, while the R&D vacancy rate is 21 percent, according to the Cornish & Carey brokerage in Palo Alto. However, despite the glut of space, brokers say it's not easy to find a huge complex of quality buildings.

"I don't know where else you'd get that size," one commercial broker said of the NASA Ames project. "I'm sure your company doesn't want to split up its groups into 10 different locations if they can help it."

Chronicle staff writer Dan Levy contributed to this report. Chronicle staff writer Dan Levy contributed to this report.

Re:/.ed *still* (1)

adavies42 (746183) | about 9 years ago | (#13679829)

ITYM "still /.ed".

SLUT (-1, Troll)

Karma_fucker_sucker (898393) | about 9 years ago | (#13679933)

Anonymous because I'm not a karma whore

No. But posting it as an AC makes you a karma slut. You'll do it for free!

Fuckety! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679725)

Suck it bitches!!!!

So it wasn't a joke after all (2, Interesting)

scenestar (828656) | about 9 years ago | (#13679728)

Sign me up for G.C.H.E.E.S.E.

http://www.google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html [google.com]

Re:So it wasn't a joke after all (1)

filesiteguy (695431) | about 9 years ago | (#13679766)

Heh, you beat me to the punch (line). That's the first thought that I had after reading this. Google...NASA...lunar jobs.

Didn't even make it off the first page... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679732)

Before it was duped.

Wow. (0, Redundant)

bhsx (458600) | about 9 years ago | (#13679733)

I thought they already did that.
Hmm... shows what I know.

Re:Wow. (-1, Redundant)

FidelCatsro (861135) | about 9 years ago | (#13679774)

It was such a good story that it was posted twice
It was such a good story that it was posted twice

Re:Wow. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679988)

Slashdot Moderation has gone to shit recently ...

LOL... (-1, Offtopic)

iotashan (761097) | about 9 years ago | (#13679734)

First time I think I've seen the same story on the homepage twice.

Re:LOL... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679770)

Once there was a dupe after only 1 story.
Anyone remember/have the link?

Re:LOL... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679781)

You must be new here...

Re:LOL... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679900)

Hey...I'm new you insensitive clod!

Searching Space (4, Funny)

rsmith-mac (639075) | about 9 years ago | (#13679735)

Am I the only one that finds a certain sense of subtle irony in a search engine company searching space itself? Now if only I could use Google to find my car keys...

Re:Searching Space (4, Funny)

bhsx (458600) | about 9 years ago | (#13679759)

You can! [bbspot.com]

Typical... (-1, Redundant)

bhsx (458600) | about 9 years ago | (#13679833)

I'm always moderating, never moderated.
Maybe I'm just not hip enough.
Maybe I should just stick to Fark.
Maybe Taco should make me an editor.
Maybe I jumped the shark!

LOL (0, Troll)

bhsx (458600) | about 9 years ago | (#13679891)

Maybe I should've put this under my -1 redundant post.
Maybe we'll all get one.
Maybe I'll get -1:Troll
Maybe the bad mods have won
Is that OK? Rhyming one with won? Reminds me of the Pin Pals episode.
(throwing in an obscure Simpsons episode should win-over the mods)
I'm fiending for some attention. Please. Please look at me!

Re:Searching Space (4, Funny)

blackmonday (607916) | about 9 years ago | (#13679874)

I searched Google for your car keys, they're in between the cushions on your couch.

Re:Searching Space (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679927)

If you find something after searching space, was it really space to begin with?

We all know the real reason behind this. (4, Funny)

Rude Turnip (49495) | about 9 years ago | (#13679736)

I think Google is just hoping to get discounted fares for trips to their lunar base.

REPOST (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679742)

Wow a repost

props to the RIT crew linuxdave, maus, marcthepirate, ...

Uhm... (-1, Redundant)

black_shoe_geek (917967) | about 9 years ago | (#13679748)

Guys.. is this a dupe or what?

Google with NASA... huh? (1)

PickyH3D (680158) | about 9 years ago | (#13679753)

I really cannot imagine that Google needs assistance with super computing? The distributed computing they perform alone shows their own expertise in the area. I also would assume that distributed computing serves their purposes better than a single super computer (or even a few).

Really, what I am saying is, why is Google doing this, or more over, being allowed to do this? Seems to me to be a bunch of PR. When I first read it, I thought, "that's cool, good of them," but now I seem to find myself questioning what Google has to gain. It's not like they can make the data streaming from the satellites and other inputs available to the public.

Re:Google with NASA... huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679816)

You're an idiot.

Why not? (1)

CPNABEND (742114) | about 9 years ago | (#13679961)

While I do not believe the common folks would care, there are a lot of geeks that would love to google for Mars info, etc. It is information paid for with taxpayer $$, and has no national security implications... Unless the Martians are massing the space ships for an attack. :^)

Pay Attention! (0, Flamebait)

vertaxis (250038) | about 9 years ago | (#13679757)

CmdrTaco needs a caffine hit.

All your base belong to Google? (1)

fizz (88042) | about 9 years ago | (#13679761)

Ive been saying this for the better part of two years now. Google will own the world! Its not MS you have to worry about. Maybe people should actually start putting in for their jobs on the lunar base as it might become a reality instead of a practicle joke :)

Another Dupe... (-1, Redundant)

Jerrry (43027) | about 9 years ago | (#13679765)

Makes me wonder if the /. editors even read /.

Re:Another Dupe... (0, Redundant)

vandon (233276) | about 9 years ago | (#13679817)

I'm sure the editors read /.
It's just that after working with so many computer components, the lead solder from the circuit boards is causing alzheimer's.

In other news (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679778)

Slashdot forms partnership with Slashdot to form DupeDot. The new tagline will be: "News for Nerds with short-term memory loss"

A First! (-1, Redundant)

nozzo (851371) | about 9 years ago | (#13679780)

This is a first for /.
A dupe of a story on the frontpage!
Hey guys cut them some slack - it's busy in Nerddom

Re:A First! (-1, Redundant)

Yahweh Doesn't Exist (906833) | about 9 years ago | (#13679824)

> This is a first for /.

unfortunately, it's not.

Daily Double!! (-1, Redundant)

sameerdesai (654894) | about 9 years ago | (#13679783)

Wow I must have too much to drink... I am seeing double... or I need new prescription glasses.. wait .. I am on slashdot.. its just a high tech phenomenon called a "dupe"... Phew...

NOOGLE (1)

eebra82 (907996) | about 9 years ago | (#13679785)

"Google and NASA share a common desire to bring the universe of information to people around the world," said Eric Schmidt, the company's chief executive officer, in a statement. "Imagine having a wide selection of images from the Apollo space mission at your fingertips whenever you want it."

What NASA need to do if they want more people watch their stuff is to get cameras that don't hold the same level of quality as the ones where UFO:s are caught on tape.

It will be very interesting to see what Google can do here. And check this quote:

"Experts say the company, which now employs more than 4,000 people, has ambitions beyond Internet search and could pose a serious threat to Microsoft Corp. for supremacy in desktop consumer computing."

That reminds me of the stories that were published a few years back about MS sats that were launched all over (and above) our planet. I wonder when we'll be seeing the next Google sat? :)

Innerspace? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679788)

Google is pursuing outerspace now, when will they get around to "innerspace"?

"I see you're thinking about porn. Why not click on www.Playboy.com Google Ads (tm)."

Moffett (0, Redundant)

110010001000 (697113) | about 9 years ago | (#13679791)

One million square feet! is certainly a lots of real estate space (no pun intended) that in the South Bay Area has to be worth a not insignificant chunk of change. Granted, Moffett field sits on an amazing amount of land and although I have not been back to the base for years, I imagine it is still some pretty choice real estate that just so happens to be right up the road from Google.

It also might be of interest to note that Moffett is right next door to a former NIMA (NRO) facility and given Google's interest in mapping the surface of the Earth and other remote sensing activities, might be pretty convenient.

NASA twenty years from now (4, Funny)

totallygeek (263191) | about 9 years ago | (#13679793)

The head of NASA will be saying, "Looking back, working with Google was a mistake."

Treatment (-1, Flamebait)

dedazo (737510) | about 9 years ago | (#13679794)

Looks like the Slashdork crew needs to enroll in the 12-step Googleholics Program for Frustrated Webmasters. Not only are there three Google stories in the front page, this one also happens to be a dupe. Or maybe a trupe.

Now that they've migrated to CSS after seven years maybe they should rename the site as well. Maybe Gooshdot.org is not taken.

Next within 2 hours on news! (2, Funny)

TarrySingh (916400) | about 9 years ago | (#13679808)

Google's partnership with NASA confirmed! :-)

*Disney* partners with NASA (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679809)

Haven't you ever been to EPCOT?

http://www.123disney.com/epattractions/ep8.html [123disney.com]

"Dining at the Land"
" For informal snacks and meals, Sunshine Season Food Fair offers an array of foods from barbecue to angel food cake topped with strawberries. ...Following that, you ride through greenhouses where Disney Company, with NASA and the USDA (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture), is conducting some very successful and unique experiments."

Well... (1)

Bob Vila's Hammer (614758) | about 9 years ago | (#13679820)

Its as if some terrific universal force has finally put 2 and 2 exclusive forces together. In that vein, I sure wish Nerf would get together with Louisville Slugger and produce a crotchbat that can handle my needs. As far as I'm concerned, the formula nerf + crotch hasn't yet equaled lots of fun.

Slashdot should partner with Google (-1, Redundant)

toupsie (88295) | about 9 years ago | (#13679830)

Slashdot editors should partner with Google so they can search their own freakin' homepage so they don't post duplicate stories...

Repeat (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679838)

One can't get a "Ask Slashdot" posting, but they can repeat a story while the original is still on the main page...

Why do I like this site?

MS-Spacestation? (3, Insightful)

zappepcs (820751) | about 9 years ago | (#13679842)

Now that google is working with NASA (Twice) does this mean that Ms will build the MS Spacestation in order to beat google?

Could we get a finer detailed.. (5, Funny)

FreshFunk510 (526493) | about 9 years ago | (#13679849)

.. play-by-play of the growing relationship with Google and Nasa? Because 2 stories in 1 day is certainly not enough for me.

Should Be Open Bid (3, Interesting)

geomon (78680) | about 9 years ago | (#13679854)

The government should only form alliances with industry where there are no other obvious partners. While Google may have a lead on search technology, opening up the partnership process to include Microsoft and Yahoo! would benefit the government more than sole sourcing.

Competition for government partnerships [bnl.gov] is always better than just selecting the current industry lead. The US government did that with office suites and is now paying a hefty price for that decision.

Will this one get pulled? (0, Redundant)

mrpotato (97715) | about 9 years ago | (#13679860)

Another dupe was pulled earlier this week. Let's pull this one too. Nothing to see here.

Wow, it really IS Rocket Science! (1)

argent (18001) | about 9 years ago | (#13679864)

Wow, search engine technology really is Rocket Science!

At least it's not Brain Surgery [insidejoke.tv] .

mod Mdown (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679865)

hehe, i'm a bad person. (1, Troll)

Frac (27516) | about 9 years ago | (#13679878)

So, it's a dupe [slashdot.org] .

As a subscriber, you'll see a note under unposted articles that says:

"See any serious problems with this story? Email our on-duty editor."

You know what... I know this was a dupe, and I didn't tell their on-duty editor!!!!

I'm feeling mischievous today.

Simply Shocked (1)

eunos94 (254614) | about 9 years ago | (#13679883)

I say, who would have thought? I know I couldn't have any prior knowledge of this [slashdot.org] . Not even if it had still be on the front page of Slashdot.

That’s a misprint (1)

BandwidthHog (257320) | about 9 years ago | (#13679887)

It’s supposed to read “Google Forms Partnership with NSA.”

search engine (5, Funny)

ecumenical_40oz (914889) | about 9 years ago | (#13679890)

find: moon landing AND mars landing NOT 15 year wait NOT 10 Billion dollar price tag

Implications in the Geospatial domain (1)

Lord Satri (609291) | about 9 years ago | (#13679897)

As indicated on the brand-new slash-css website http://slashgisrs.org/ [slashgisrs.org] , this new "team" will probably have an impact on GIS.

"Google's engineers will be able to pick NASA's brains for ideas on supercomputing design, which could help the company in its efforts to create products such as 3-D maps. "We already have Google Earth. We'd like to have Google Mars and Google Moon," quipped Peter Norvig, director of search quality at Google."
Taken from http://appdomains.slashgisrs.org/article.pl?sid=05 /09/29/173248 [slashgisrs.org]

They are going to port Google Earth... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679899)

...to other planets. Been too single platform, up to now.

Repostings (0, Redundant)

gomaze (105798) | about 9 years ago | (#13679903)

Do you think this would stop if the Editors started reading the website they are posting to? I really think that this happens to often. I mean if it happened at like 4 in the morning, I can understand. Hell, I would be half asleep aswell. Well here is to hoping that things will continued to be improved.

Google is so played (1)

dmeiz (9373) | about 9 years ago | (#13679909)

So tired of hearing about Google. I want a new company to worship...

-1 Flamebait (0, Offtopic)

insignificant1 (872511) | about 9 years ago | (#13679936)

'nuff said.

A Better Partnership (4, Funny)

eander315 (448340) | about 9 years ago | (#13679940)

I wish they would partner with Slashdot so the editors can search the site before posting DUPES.

CmdrTaco says.... (1)

dotpavan (829804) | about 9 years ago | (#13679942)

..Consider it a public service: if I didn't screw up occasionally, a lot of angry readers would have no other way to vent their rage in a safe environment.

what are you talking? if we were to direct our anger on you, then what is the-punch-bag-of-slashdot-dept CowboyNeal for?

Article has it backwards. (3, Insightful)

team99parody (880782) | about 9 years ago | (#13679946)

From TFA: "Google stands to gain from learning about NASA's supercomputers, which could come in handy as the Mountain View search engine compiles even bigger indexes of information and video."

More realistically, NASA's supercomputer guys stand to gain from learning how to build even bigger supercompuers than their for cheaper.

It seems all too often that the press seems to misrepresent the old stoggy has-beens as "teaching" teh upstarts (like the other story on slashdot that claimed "HP Propelling Linux Into Truly 'Big' Time", when IBM & Google have pretty much proven that Linux is leading HP if anything propelling HP into the big time). [slashdot.org]

I think the partnership's great, though -- I'd love to see what kinds of computing efforts could be pulled off with NASA's resources (billions are small to them (" as the average launch expenditures during its operations up to 2005 accumulates to $1.3 billion " from wikipedia); while it still makes news when Google raises 4-billion) and Google's knowledge.

The Perfect /. Story (1)

Viper Daimao (911947) | about 9 years ago | (#13679953)

Google and NASA in the same /. story! Will they be using linux or some other open source software? If so, then we may have the Perfect /. Story!!

Hey, if the editors can dupe, why cant I? [slashdot.org]

Zonk?! Don't fail us now, buddy! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679959)

For once it wasn't Zonk that gave the /. crowd the privelage to read an older article in case they missed it. He better hurry up and post the story for a third time, he can't be takin this shit from Taco!

In other news... (0, Redundant)

Mini-Geek (915324) | about 9 years ago | (#13679972)

Google forms dupe with Slashdot
There are some unconfirmed rumors that Slashdot is aware of the dupe:
"This story might seem familiar [slashdot.org] to you. Consider it a public service: if I didn't screw up occasionally, a lot of angry readers would have no other way to vent their rage in a safe environment."

Instant karma! (0, Redundant)

hanoverjames (839798) | about 9 years ago | (#13679975)

1. harvest the top comments from original 2. repost as own 3. ??? 4. Profit!!

In other news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13679993)

Slashdot forms a partnership with a goldfish - because it has a longer memory.
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