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Lockheed Martin Developing Successor To the SR-71 Blackbird

Deaths Proxy Re:this possibly means one of two things.. (160 comments)

We dont need a war in california. Yes I disagree with everything California stands for but that is no reason to go to war there.

Please, please, please someone with points mod this up.

about a year ago

How an Astronaut Falling Into a Black Hole Would Die Part 2

Deaths Proxy The thing about a black hole.... (263 comments)

Well, the thing about a black hole - it's main distinguishing feature - is it's black. And the thing about space, the color of space, your basic space color - is it's black. So how are you supposed to see them?

(If you don't get this reference you need to stop what you are doing and go watch Red Dwarf now).

about a year ago

NASA Astronaut Talks "Gravity," Spacewalking, ISS

Deaths Proxy Re:Reach the "nearby" ISS? From Hubble? Uh, No. (97 comments)

...the Hubble and the space station are in vastly different orbits. Getting from one to the other requires so much energy that not even space shuttles had enough fuel to do it.

Nonsense. I've successfully instructed Jebediah Kerman to do it in an EVA suit a bunch of times. How much harder can actual rocket science be?

about a year ago

US Student Loans Exceed $1 Trillion

Deaths Proxy Somewhat over-hyped (917 comments)

$1 trillion / 14.4 million college student annually in the United States = An average loan of $69,444.44

Average earnings for graduates: (Source: wikipedia:)
$25,900 for high school graduates
$45,400 for college graduates

So a college education still pays for its self after 4 years. Investment in education has more long term benefit to the society than some short sighted investment in cars, appliances, homes...etc. Investment in education SHOULD be more important than buying a car or a deposit on a home.

All things considered $1 tril nation wide is not outrageous really. But it looks like a lot to most individuals. As the old saying goes, there are lies, damned lies and statistics. Article is just sensationalism.

more than 3 years ago

FBI Arrests LulzSec and Anonymous Hackers

Deaths Proxy News Headlines For Tomorrow (289 comments)

Tonight we get to hear from our security expert why the FBI website has gone down. More at six.

more than 3 years ago

EA Buys Bejeweled-Maker PopCap In Deal Worth Up To $1.3 Billion

Deaths Proxy EA Corporate Strategy (104 comments)

1. Buy innovative games developer.
2. Churn out cheap sequels as fast as you can.
3. Disassemble the acquired company when everyone realizes that the developer is no longer capable of making decent games.
4. ?
5. Profit!

RIP Bullfrog, Maxis and Westwood Studios.

more than 3 years ago

NATO Report Threatens To 'Persecute' Anonymous

Deaths Proxy The more you tighten your grip (388 comments)

...the more star systems will slip through your fingers.

more than 3 years ago

Easily Distracted People May Have 'Too Much Brain'

Deaths Proxy I KNEW it! (246 comments)

All I need now is an article on how spending work hours reading Slashdot is good for professional development and my day-to-day goofing off will be fully justified.

more than 3 years ago

Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

Deaths Proxy Re:Easy answer (2288 comments)

My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it.

more than 3 years ago

Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

Deaths Proxy Language (2288 comments)

My leading theory is that the reason is one of language. Miles, inches and gallons rolls off the English tongue much easier than Kilometers, Centimeters and Litres. It's much easier to ask what sort of mileage does your car get, the metric equivalent is far more clumsy linguistically. Even in Australia where metric was taken up many years ago and is part of everyday life, people often state their hight in feet and inches. When you ask for your cars fuel efficiency in Austrlia, you still ask for milage, although you might get an answer in km/litre.

more than 3 years ago

Purdue Claims World Record Goldberg Machine

Deaths Proxy Re:And in the end... (79 comments)

"I may be a sorry case, but I don't write jokes in base 13" -Douglas Adams

more than 3 years ago

An RC Car That Runs On Soda Can Rings

Deaths Proxy Future Developements (135 comments)

Next they will work on a R/C car that runs on the tears of orphans. Renewable energy FTW!

more than 3 years ago

A Genetically Engineered Fly That Can Smell Light

Deaths Proxy What Smells? (111 comments)

* sniffs the air * What smells like blue?

more than 4 years ago


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