NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant
Nuclear require an extreme accident to become a hazard to human life, while coal/NG kills every day.
Uranium mining is hazardous to the miners and local/regional residents because of the radioactivity they are exposed to, uses large quantities of water to reduce airborne uranium dust, and uses a lot of fossil fuel to separate the uranium from the gangue and to transport it to the consuming power plants. Therefore, nuclear also kills every day. It just doesn't usually happen in the country using the nuclear fuel, so it's effectively Somebody Else's Problem, but a problem nonetheless. Nuclear power is NOT carbon neutral by a long shot, much less environmentally neutral.
Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Yahoo Form Alliance Against NSA
And if that fails, at least give us a standardized interface to share our data, for saving costs.
Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece
You seem to forget the asteroid launched at and hitting Earth by bugs (implausible as that may be, but that's the story)
Extreme Ultraviolet Chip Manufacturing Process Technology Closer To Reality
Stanley Cubrick did it in 1971, and it's been a classic since. Ah yes, the old ultra-violet. Nothing like milk plus to sharpen you up a bit.
ACTA Rejected By European Parliament
This time it's not political critters developing a shred of common sense, it's political critters channeling civil society's common sense and massive protests. For once, they have worked.
Why Do We Name Servers the Way We Do?
"Unable to connect to database server"
Now Google's CAPTCHA Is Broken
1. Make the proof for P=NP the new CAPTCHA
2. Wait for crackers to solve it.
The Supercomputer Race
You jest, but that's exactly the point. "Simulated years per day" is about as meaningless a metric as it gets, because, as you proved, that number depends on the complexity of the underlying climate model, and also on how well the software was written, i.e. if it is optimized for both the hardware and the model to be computed.
Both these factors are hard/impossible to control and to standardize, and the only factor that does not change is the actual hardware and its peak/sustained performance, so it's the only sensible metric.
Germany Fired Up Over Clean Coal
Iantastik's humor threshold is an extremely stable one and it would take a great deal of explaining to reach it. The amount of explaining it would take would be counter-productive to the initial problem of telling a good science joke.
Until we can figure out how to simulate good joke telling or just go ahead and let Monty Python do it, this just ins't the best solution available.
However, neither is beating it into your head in my opinion. ...since no one is laughing, I guess you just didn't get it though.