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Americans Don't Want Targeted Ads

Gravedigger3 Re:Yes and No (404 comments)

Actually he is a spy and the stain that needed removing was human blood.

more than 4 years ago

Most Detailed Photos of an Atom Yet

Gravedigger3 How would this look animated and slowed down? (229 comments)

I have always imagined atoms as I saw them in textbooks, a nucleus with balls spinning around it so fast it would look like a sphere. Now the first image holds up to this and looks about what I expected a photograph of an atom to look like. But I don't quite understand the second image. If those two ovals represent a single atom then why does it appear to split?

It states in the article that the photo is of "two states' of the atom. Does the electron cloud just flow around the atom in such a way as to make it appear to be splitting in the second picture?

more than 4 years ago

Communication Lost With Indian Moon Satellite

Gravedigger3 Aliens... (186 comments)

have a base on the dark side. Obviously they are to blame.

more than 4 years ago

What Questions Should a Prospective Employee Ask?

Gravedigger3 Re:COnsider how it comes across (569 comments)

I wish my boss worked in video games and could post something +5 Insightful on Slashdot. Hire me please.

more than 4 years ago

Tenenbaum Lawyers Now Passing the Hat

Gravedigger3 Re:Fuck em. Time to expatriate. (388 comments)

Destroy your life? Slinging drugs to tourists in Eastern Europe actually sounds like much more of a life than being a wage slave here trying to dig my way out of debt. Tourists + Drugs = $$$ and the exchange rate will mean that if you are taking in Euro or American and converting it to Crown (Czech currency) you will be living like a rock star. Imagine the women.

Of course, like most things, reality would probably suck all the fun out of this fantasy if I actually tried it.

more than 4 years ago

Gamerscore Hacking and Its Underground Economy

Gravedigger3 Re:The buyers... (85 comments)

No this is stupider than buying MMO accounts. That, although also stupid, I can at least understand. Some people (with more money than time) want to jump into an MMO without all the tedious grinding and have a hi-level avatar that can whoop some ass.

An XboxLive Gamerscore serves no purpose that I am aware of except to quantify all your wasted time into points that you can use to prove yourself "superior" to other gamers.

I mean if a high gamerscore gave me extra health in Halo 3 or even special items for offline games I could MAYBE understand. But this is just plain retarded.

more than 4 years ago

EU May Allow US To Keep Snooping On European Bank Data

Gravedigger3 Its OK though (206 comments)

because it is absolutely necessary in order to fight the terrorists!! If we don't police the world then WHO WILL!?

more than 4 years ago

Fair Use Defense Dismissed In SONY V. Tenenbaum

Gravedigger3 Re:gosh (517 comments)

The ability to get the law changes seems to directly correlate to the amount of money people are able to throw at the right politicians to further their agenda. The people who are passionate about the issue are usually not in a financial position to "lobby" against the current laws. Therefore people do the next logical thing, which is to ignore the laws which they are unable to change (see Marijuana).

more than 4 years ago

Fair Use Defense Dismissed In SONY V. Tenenbaum

Gravedigger3 Re:Before the arguments start? (517 comments)

The RIAA is objecting on the grounds that it is devastating to their case. Also known as the "Fletcher" defense.

more than 4 years ago

AT&T Blocks Part of 4chan

Gravedigger3 Re:Looks like the block was lifted (342 comments)

Its not about 4chan, its about censorship. By ignoring this kind of thing we would only let ATT know that they can get away with it. I never visit 4chan but if it turns out that ATT really was trying to censor them then this story deserves all the publicity it can get.

Of course if it really was just ATT's way of responding to a DDoS attack then perhaps everyone overreacted.

more than 4 years ago

Spore Patch Nearly Lets Creatures Into Other Games

Gravedigger3 Re:The reason I quit making my game was cuz of mod (60 comments)

Thats funny because I AM an artist but have very limited programming experience. You just need to find the Yin to your Yang to help you finish your game, I'm sure there are people out there (like myself) that have the time and enjoy doing it enough to do it pro-bono. You just need to look around.

more than 4 years ago

Australian Website Bans ... Australians

Gravedigger3 Poor Aussies (247 comments)

Why does everyone keep treating them like a bunch of criminals?

about 5 years ago

Three Arrested For Conspiring To Violate the DMCA

Gravedigger3 Re:CONSPIRACY to violate a law? (335 comments)

When I was arrested as a juvenile and got charged with 2 moderately serious charges, I had 2 counts of conspiracy, which were also felonies, added for "thinking" about doing it before I actually did it.

Apparently in our justice system unless you just spontaneously do a crime with no premeditation whatsoever you are gonna get slapped with a charge for thinking about it on top of the charge itself. To this day I don't understand it.

about 5 years ago

NASA Has the Lost Tapes

Gravedigger3 Re:Future preservation plans? (256 comments)

Bittorrent should work pretty well for all of the above. Throw those babies up on The Pirate Bay and you have the most redundant backup you could possibly get.

about 5 years ago

Hackers' Next Target — Your Brain?

Gravedigger3 Re:Raise your hand (295 comments)

That's preposterous, Megahard doesn't have a mind of his own, he does what I tell him. Wait a second.... Either your username is coincidentally what my dick's name is, or he has developed a mind of his own and has begun to frequent slashdot.

about 5 years ago

Is Cataclysm the Next World of Warcraft Expansion?

Gravedigger3 Re:I hate WoW players. (259 comments)

life is 10000x more boring then WoW could ever be.

I agreed with everything you wrote save this. If you think killing 30 bears and ripping their hearts out to bring back to some random guy is fun in a video game I assure you it is 10000x less boring to do in real life.

about 5 years ago

ESA and NASA Establish a Joint Mars Exploration Initiative

Gravedigger3 Re:What happened? (95 comments)

Out of money and probably still no further than the moon.

about 5 years ago

Human Sperm Produced In the Laboratory

Gravedigger3 Re:Damn! (368 comments)

He'll take a house, car, and alimony from a third party (male) because god forbid a woman comes out of a divorce proceeding without being set for life.

about 5 years ago

Human Sperm Produced In the Laboratory

Gravedigger3 Re:Wow science is amazing (368 comments)

Nah, that sounds like far too much of a sausage fest.

about 5 years ago



Scientists discover massive ring around Saturn

Gravedigger3 Gravedigger3 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Gravedigger3 (888675) writes "The ring's orbit is tilted 27 degrees from the planet's main ring plane. The bulk of it starts about 3.7 million miles (6 million km) away from the planet and extends outward another 7.4 million miles (12 million km). Its diameter is equivalent to 300 Saturns lined up side to side. And its entire volume can hold one billion Earths, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said late Tuesday. "This is one supersized ring," said Anne Verbiscer, an astronomer at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Verbiscer and two others are authors of a paper about the discovery published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The obvious question: Why did it take scientists so long to discover something so massive? The ring is made up of ice and dust particles that are so far apart that "if you were to stand in the ring, you wouldn't even know it," Verbiscer said in a statement."

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Super Laser Unveiled Today in California

Gravedigger3 Gravedigger3 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Gravedigger3 writes "A US weapons lab on Friday pulled back the curtain on a super laser with the power to burn as hot as a star. The National Ignition Facility's main purpose is to serve as a tool for gauging the reliability and safety of the US nuclear weapons arsenal but scientists say it could deliver breakthroughs in safe fusion power.

"We have invented the world's largest laser system," actor-turned-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said during a dedication ceremony attended by thousands including state and national officials.

NIF is touted as the world's highest-energy laser system. It is located inside the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory about an hour's drive from San Francisco. Equipment connected to a house-sized sphere can focus 192 laser beams on a small point, generating temperatures and pressures that exist at cores of stars or giant planets.

NIF will be able to create conditions and conduct experiments never before possible on Earth, according to the laboratory."

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