AugstWest (79042) writes "It can be difficult to get some things approved or legalized in the the US because of their lack of patentability — Stevia, a natural, non-caloric sweetener comes to mind, as do things like therapeutic MDMA research, cannabis research, etc. In a world of FUD, would it be possible to crowdfund real research that would be trusted by the FDA and their ilk? Is there a way to drive this sort of research through existing laboratories, or would new infrastructure need to be built?" top
AugstWest writes "In Pennylvania, they tend to come up with some very weird and interesting ideas. Chocolate rivers, the very first movie theater, the first gay President of the US But how about a space drive that doesn't require propellant?
Called the QDrive, it's a resonating cavity with design features that redirect the radiation pressure exerted in the cavity to create a radiation pressure imbalance on the cavity. This differential in radiation pressure generates an unbalanced force that creates thrust. This cavity produces — wait for it — thrust without use of propellant. Skeptical? They've posted the theory. Or check out the numerical models for yourself. And of course, they wouldn't go public without some experimental results." Link to Original Source top
AugstWest (79042) writes "There's been talk recently of the Obama administration wanting the right to shoot down possible TLDs, but it looks like things may be going even a step further — According to this article by Laura Stotler, "the NTIA is asking for the power to object to any proposed Internet address for any reason." What happens if, say, the government of Germany decides they don't like your domain name? ICANN's had its share of bureaucratic nightmares, what happens when world governments also have a say?" Link to Original Source top
AugstWest (79042) writes "OK, now not only is firstname.lastname@example.org not working, email@example.com isn't working for me either.... Does someone have a non-slashdot email address I can send these answers to? We'd really love to be able to run them tomorrow (Friday) if possible....
Always an adventure:p
AugstWest writes "Hey, I've got the answers to the questions for Joel Hodgson, but firstname.lastname@example.org keeps coming back with:
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Can someone email me so I can submit the answers? We'd really like to run them this week if we can....
AugstWest writes "Hey, I can get you guys an interview with Joel Hodgson in the next coupla weeks, if you're up for it. Creator of MST3K, TV Wheel, etc. Email me at email@example.com if you want to set it up...
There may be a more proper way to propose this, but I can't find it." top
AugstWest (79042) writes "Unfortunately it's in separate projects, but just after Jim Mallon (the man who owns all things MST3K) announced that he would be bringing back Tom Servo, Crow and Gypsy in animated Flash shorts on the web along with Paul Chaplin (a writer from the original MST3K), Joel Hodgson, the series creator, has announced that he will be launching a new venture called Cinematic Titanic. It will feature horrible movies riffed by the original cast of MST3K, including Josh Weinstein (the original Tom Servo), Trace Beaulieu (the original Crow), Frank Conniff (TV's Frank), Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester) and, of course, Joel himself. They've already got the rights to 12 movies, and will be releasing one a month starting in December for DVD purchase or download." Link to Original Source top
AugstWest writes "I've been offered the ultimate dream job for me — 100% work-from-home. The appeal of the work-from-anywhere, portable job has been around for ages, and I've always dreamed of being in a wired mobile home, traversing the country. I have a Verizon Treo 650 that I can use with DUN, but the speed still sucks. I'm looking at everything from a VSAT to an ExpressCard for any of the wireless providers.
What would you put together as your ultimate mobile system? Would you get a bluetooth phone and use it for DUN, or is a laptop card pretty much required? What if you wanted to get into some remote areas, not just wander along the interstates? If you could take your internet-based job anywhere, how would you do it?"