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ECLSS can only recover about 93% of waste water that humans sweat and urinate away, so an even better system that can achieve 100% efficiency is needed for a Mars or other space missions to be completely self contained. Without sci-fi matter replicators, even waste water is a precious resource when you're millions of kilometers away from a water supply."The name of the project is Environmental Control and Life Support Systems — better known by its acronym ECLSS (pronounced"EE-cliss"). ECLSS uses a purification process called vapor compression distillation: urine is boiled until the water in it turns to steam. The system is designed to produce potable water "meeting purity standards better than most municipal water systems on the ground."
Air travel is about to get crazier. "Passenger [sheep] Doreen says she trusts authorities to do whatever it takes to prevent mid-air tragedies, including banning cameras and cell phones from aircraft cabins." - CJME.com Stephen Harper, in retaliation against the blogosphere for criticizing him for getting a pilot fired when the captain asked Harper to put away [...]
Banning TV is a fun new way to promote literacy, and saving of children.
Join the blogroll, sign a petition, or just tell your friends that TV should be banned. There's no work involved, it's almost as easy as watching TV.
It's a sad day when to "fight terrorism" you have to talk about it as if you're more likely to get blown up than hit by a drunk driver.
IAMNOTAFRAID.CA is a shameless attempt to garner attention for Warren Kinsella of the National Post, and the CanWest Global media group is only too happy to give him the exposure that conservative bloggers are also providing.
Am I giving him exposure by posting this criticism? Yes, but it's not like no one should talk about the risk of terrorism, I just don't think we all need websites and organizations based on coordinating everyone to BEHAVE NORMALLY. Whoever ordered Homer Simpsons' "Everything's OK Alarm", better take it back to the manufacturer and get a full refund. We don't need a shrill chime every 2 seconds, when everything is alright.
Even geeks need sex advice too.
Actually humour isn't required, but it sure helps. I think some places should hire based on how well someone can tell a joke. If someone is good a shooting the breeze, they'll be an easier co-worker to deal with right? Ha, I'm just making stuff up now.
The post link above contains about the most creative networking joke I've seen in a good long while.