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Small Asteroid Making 400,000 Mile Pass By Earth

Aqua_boy17 Re:Let's land on it. (157 comments)

In Soviet Russia, asteroid lands on you?

more than 5 years ago

Is a 'Katrina-Like' Space Storm Brewing?

Aqua_boy17 Re:Cold War & EMP (356 comments)

...and I was probably a bit loose with terns.

Careful with that. You could get some form of sea-bird STD.

On the other hand, you know what they good tern deserves another.

more than 5 years ago

Roland Piquepaille Dies

Aqua_boy17 Re:Rest in Peace, rpiquepa (288 comments)

I can only suspect St. Peter will give YOU a -1 when you show up before the pearly gates

I don't know about that, but on Roland's approach St. Peter was heard to say "oh no, it's Roland".

more than 5 years ago

Spiraling Magnetic Signal Shows Up In the Cosmic Background

Aqua_boy17 Re:Err..what? (168 comments)

Spiraling signal? Filaments? Braided rope-like structures?

To me it sounds like they've finally found proof of FSM's existence.

more than 5 years ago

Being snowbound ...

Aqua_boy17 Re:Slashdot, I'm in shock! (429 comments)

Besides, there's nothing down there you can't just see on the Internet anyway.

That's what we keep telling everyone but they keep coming down here anyway, darnit.

more than 5 years ago

Being snowbound ...

Aqua_boy17 Re:frist psot (429 comments)

Dude, probably the only time in /. history that Frosty Piss would have been an appropriate response, and you blew it!

more than 5 years ago



Aqua_boy17 Aqua_boy17 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Aqua_boy17 (962670) writes "The Christian Science Monitor is reporting that people who eat meat are responsible for about 1.5 tons more of carbon dioxide being put in to the atmosphere each year than their vegan counterparts. The article cites a recently released report from the UN's Food and Agriculture Orginization stating that livestock raised for human consumption is now responsible for as much as 18% of total greenhouse gases emitted annually. While livestock animals are responsible for about 9% of total Carbon Dioxide release, they're also blamed for nearly 40% of the total methane and 65% of the total amount of Nitrous Oxide released into the environment. When added together the amount of total greenhouse gas emissions produced as a byproduct of raising livestock is already greater than all current modes of transportation combined, and is expected to rise in the future."

Aqua_boy17 Aqua_boy17 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Aqua_boy17 (962670) writes "As a follow up to a story previously reported on Slashdot regarding bugged Canadian coins, the US Defense Department is now claiming that the original story was false. In an AP story published today the department states that its previous claims have proven to be unsubstatiated according to subsequent investigations. The US Defense Security Service was never able to provide evidence to support its original claim regarding the fake coins, and has now begun an internal investigation to determine how the original report was leaked to the public. Industry experts were intially baffled by the first reports, as such devices would have had a very limited capability to deliver significant amounts of reliable intelligence data."

Aqua_boy17 Aqua_boy17 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Aqua_boy17 (962670) writes "BBC News is reporting today that Cambridge based firm PlasticLogic is set to build the world's first manufacturing facility dedicated to producing plastic circuits. In particular the company is focused on developing flexible plastic circuits that cost much less than silicon and would soon enable electronic paper devices that could be used to store large amounts of text and other data. The company has secured $100 million in venture capital and is set to build its first facility in Dresden, Germany. Construction of the facility should be completed by 2008 according to the article. Industry experts expect market demand for this technology to approach $30 billion by the year 2015."


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