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A Tour of One of the World's Only Underwater Labs With Fabien Cousteau

Anonyme Connard Jacques-Yves (30 comments)

... grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau ...

about 2 months ago
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Fabien Cousteau Takes Plunge To Beat Grandfather's Underwater Record

Anonyme Connard Jacques-Yves Cousteau (84 comments)

The grandfather's first name is Jacques-Yves.

about 2 months ago
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What qualifications should the 'driver' of a fully autonomous car need?

Anonyme Connard Driver and user licenses (301 comments)

The computer may have a failure in the middle of nowhere. If the system is well designed the car should stop safely. But Then?
The user may want -- or need -- to go somewhere the computer can't drive, e.g. off road.
Therefore the user should have a driver license. If it is not mandatory, the user must at least be inform that he may be in trouble in some situations. A driver license is not only about road regulation, it is also about the ability to handle a car.

An "autonomous car license" should require some basic knowledge about what the computer can do and can't do, and how to use it: the destination is not always an address.

about 3 months ago
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European Court of Justice Strikes Down Data Retention Law

Anonyme Connard Re:Europe, here I come! (77 comments)

No, that's just the Parisian waiters.

about 5 months ago
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New Information May Narrow Down Malaysian Jet's Path

Anonyme Connard Re:Not new information (227 comments)

Regarding AF447, what was spotted 24 hours later was not from the plane but pieces of wood. Actual remains were found 5 days later.

about 5 months ago
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What day of the week is your most productive?

Anonyme Connard Re:Interesting (91 comments)

Procrastination.

about 5 months ago
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ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU

Anonyme Connard Re:UK invented HTTP. (193 comments)

The EU, on the other hand, really only differs from the US in hate speech

They also differ in many things considered as "outrageous" or "inappropriate" in the US and not in the EU.

about 7 months ago
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China: The Next Space Superpower

Anonyme Connard Re:China will rule the Pacific (250 comments)

http://rhk111smilitaryandarmspage.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/unrestricted-access-to-the-pacific-ocean-what-china-wants-part-one/

about 8 months ago
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Scientists Says Jellyfish Are Taking Over the Oceans

Anonyme Connard Re:visible from space (274 comments)

Do you know that Google Maps is not made of satellite images only?
Your house is visible on aerial photographies. This is not what is usually refered to as "visible from space".

about 10 months ago
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210 Degrees of Heads-Up Display: Hands-On With the InfinitEye

Anonyme Connard Re:Why not just one ultra wide display (80 comments)

As the screen is very close to your face, you need an eyepiece. One for each eye.

about 10 months ago
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Space Junk 'Cleaning' Missions Urgently Needed

Anonyme Connard Re:Europe again (165 comments)

And US saved half of Europe from being Soviet.

about a year ago
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French Intelligence Agency Forces Removal of Wikipedia Entry

Anonyme Connard Re:Le effect Streissand. (179 comments)

"L'effet DCRI", of course.
This new translation was even proposed by a journalist during the 13:00 news flash this Sunday on France Inter, the main state-owned radio.

about a year ago
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Big Advance In Hydrogen Production Could Change Alternative Energy Landscape

Anonyme Connard Dupe (340 comments)

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/03/30/0312223/new-catalyst-allows-cheaper-hydrogen-production

about a year ago
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Fusion Rocket Could Take Us To Mars

Anonyme Connard Re:Yuh huh (171 comments)

In space no one can hear you boom.

about a year ago
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Students Calculate What Hyperspace Travel Would Actually Look Like

Anonyme Connard Do not tell it to G. Lucas! (234 comments)

"Han and Chewie at the controls of the Millennium Falcon [...] wouldn't see star lines stretching out past the ship during the jump to hyperspace, but would actually see a central disc of bright light."

George Lucas will need to re-edit again his movies with up-to-date CGI.

about a year and a half ago
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I sit in front of a screen for ___ of my waking time.

Anonyme Connard Counting TV? (196 comments)

Counting PC screen at work plus TV screen at home, that represents easily 80% during the working week. Thanks to the week-end and holidays, that percentage drops.

about a year and a half ago
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Mysterious Planet May Be Cruising For a Bruising

Anonyme Connard Re:that other Earth "like" planet... (104 comments)

Volume, hence mass if density is similar, hence gravity, is proportional with the cube of the radius. But gravity is also proportional with the inverse square of the distance from the center. Therefore gravity on a planet surface is proportional with its radius: R^3/R^2 = R.

about a year and a half ago
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Mysterious Planet May Be Cruising For a Bruising

Anonyme Connard Re:It's not a planet (104 comments)

By definition, a planet has cleared its orbit of other bodies of similar or larger size other than its own satellites.

With your definition Earth would not be a planet, because there are more than 8000 near-Earth asteroids.

about a year and a half ago

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