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Swiss Space Systems Announces Plan To Offer World's Cheapest Zero-G Flights

BattleApple Re:Pricing (64 comments)

Thank you.
If only slashdot could figure out a way to take the most relevant information in an article.. and somehow put it at the top of the comment section.. Hmm, what could we call it?

about 3 months ago
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Researchers Experiment With Explosives To Fight Wildfires

BattleApple Re:You bet they are "quietly optimistic".. (80 comments)

"Fire is very fast moving if it gets up into the tree tops. If the fire is still smouldering or burning on the forest floor, it's moving at a fraction of the speed, giving emergency services extra time to come in with water bombing or ground operations," Doig says.

about 3 months ago
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NASA's Plan To Block Light From Distant Stars To Find 'Earth 2.0'

BattleApple Re:i just stare at the sun until my eyes adjust to (92 comments)

Wonderful. When people told me not to stare at the sun because it would cause permanent damage, I thought they were talking about damage to the sun

about 3 months ago
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Pedophile Asks To Be Deleted From Google Search After European Court Ruling

BattleApple Re:I beg to differ. (370 comments)

oh ho ho! you really.. burned me.

about 3 months ago
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Pedophile Asks To Be Deleted From Google Search After European Court Ruling

BattleApple Re:I beg to differ. (370 comments)

It's surprising how much less sensitive your mouth is to temperature than the rest of your body. I'm not saying that's not ridiculously hot, but some people sip it annoyingly loud, cooling it in the the process.
If you're taking a shower, I'm not sure what the tolerable limit is for most people.. I guess around 120F, but make the water as hot as you can stand, then open your mouth.. it just feels warm

about 4 months ago
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Pedophile Asks To Be Deleted From Google Search After European Court Ruling

BattleApple Re:I beg to differ. (370 comments)

You can't comfortably pour it on your crotch either

about 4 months ago
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Orca Identified As 103 Years Old

BattleApple Re:Want to swim with dolphins? Better do it now. (194 comments)

There are always people who will be butt-hurt [ifaw.org] about any human interaction with animals

Have you ever actually seen how an elephant is trained? Positive reinforcement doesn't work with elephants. They prefer to be stabbed in the face with a large metal hook

about 4 months ago
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Orca Identified As 103 Years Old

BattleApple Re:Want to swim with dolphins? Better do it now. (194 comments)

My only hope is that these anonymous cowards are just two anonymous cowards and not three or more.

I was thinking it was just one AC arguing with itself.. ugh

about 4 months ago
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Orca Identified As 103 Years Old

BattleApple Re:on old whales (194 comments)

Why does it have to stab itself? Maybe someone threw a 50 year old harpoon at a 3 year old whale 50 years ago

about 4 months ago
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Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

BattleApple Re:Bad example (800 comments)

The question should be more like this:
On one track there's 10 escaped criminals and the other is your wife with son and another child in the belly.

Is there enough time to review her life insurance policy to determine if it will be considered an accidental death?

about 4 months ago
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Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

BattleApple Re:Undefined (800 comments)

Maybe the child isn't moving

about 4 months ago
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Feds Issue Emergency Order On Crude Oil Trains

BattleApple Re:I like your argument, sir. (211 comments)

If you said that to a stranger in a face-to-face conversation, I think most would take offense.

about 4 months ago
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The Feature Phone Is Dead: Long Live the 'Basic Smartphone'

BattleApple Re:Synching calendars and contacts well (243 comments)

If you have a feature phone with more capability than the first gen iphone, what would you add to it to make it a smart phone?

about 4 months ago
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NASA Honors William Shatner With Distinguished Public Service Medal

BattleApple Re:INteresting (111 comments)

I have never heard his name in anything but an ST reference.

I think Stephen Hawking said he was inspired to study theoretical physics after hearing Shatner's version of Rocket Man.

about 4 months ago
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NASA Honors William Shatner With Distinguished Public Service Medal

BattleApple Re:INteresting (111 comments)

why can't we be friends?

about 4 months ago
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Siphons Work Due To Gravity, Not Atmospheric Pressure: Now With Peer Review

BattleApple Re: Actually it's both. (360 comments)

I would have gone with a train analogy

about 4 months ago
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Siphons Work Due To Gravity, Not Atmospheric Pressure: Now With Peer Review

BattleApple Re:Actually it's both. (360 comments)

In the vacuum, what would happen if it had empty space in the upper part of the tube? Would the liquid would just fall out of the lower end with no bubble going up the lower opening to fill the space? It would be interesting to see if that's the case.

about 4 months ago
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Siphons Work Due To Gravity, Not Atmospheric Pressure: Now With Peer Review

BattleApple Re:Actually it's both. (360 comments)

In fact it's not even wrong to say that air pressure makes a siphon work

Wouldn't that be wrong if a siphon works in a vacuum? http://science.slashdot.org/co...

about 4 months ago
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Previously Unknown Warhol Works Recovered From '80s Amiga Disks

BattleApple Re:Editorializing (171 comments)

Was Warhol's dirty TP also art?

It could be, according to this guy

about 4 months ago
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Lytro Illum Light-Field Camera Lets You Refocus Pictures Later

BattleApple Re:IIIum? (129 comments)

Illum

about 4 months ago

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