top NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere
The edge of space has too thin of an atmosphere for controlling anything.
How can you stop going 32.000MPH slowly, without bouncing off like a pebble across water?
This was the main concern about re-entry as I recall.
Even if you could slow down slowly you would drop like a lead weight without a thicker atmosphere to slow the fall.
So they quickly get into the controllable area ASAP.
top Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles
Stumbles; The NEW dating website for learning how to dance.
top "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too
Sign up for duty then if yer so gung ho.
Now you know how they get soldiers... Wise up and ignore the propaganda, son.
top Terrestrial Gamma Ray Bursts Very Common
to the rest of the solar system in ways we are just beginning to see.
The electric sun theory explains most of it. Now we are filling in the
"we're not sure why" parts and it is amazingly simple. Physics rule.
Radioactive decay releases energy that has to go somewhere.
Since you can not destroy energy, just transfer it, Storms are conduits to the ground or a catalyst.
The gamma rays go out to be balanced with the force needed to equal the force absorbed electrically
or magnetically (Ion based) by the Earth. Ions and gamma rays Oh my!
A sort of St Elmo's fire? Only with a radioactivity spectrum.
No telling what we might see next with our new eyes.
top What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?
Let's see,uh; Big Movement (bm) and Microsoft kind of go together.
Not likely anyone will help them make their code or programming better for free, but
good to see them trying to get some free publicity.
I know! Why not sell a $50 operating system called Win10?
And not a whittled down version, something with audio editing etc.
That might actually stop people from using pirated software.
Right now it's a toss up towards Linux (because it is getting better every year)
top Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions
I see the Koch brothers are well represented here too.
Isn't there any way to stop the ball busting bastards?
How rich does one need to be? World domination anyone?
Lobbiests should be outlawed and another channel open to our congress.
So we can be our own representatives. You know, like the internet?
top How Birds Lost Their Teeth
In other words beaks are superior to teeth and won out in
the stages of the evolution. Where do I go to get a beak installed?
I have a friend that has a beak, that looks like a large nose.
But he has teeth too We still call him "big bird"
top Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney
Why does the media seem shocked at what they have created?
Want to get on TV? Just pull a horrific crime. Geez
My solution? put it on the backpage of the newspaper, if at all.
You know, like the information the government wants subdued or hard to find.
Do not give the life story of the idiot pulling these crimes just call them "scumbags."
And reassure people it is a rare action and we have nothing to be fearful of.
Curse CNN and their "breaking news" coverage. They ought to be held accountable for the copy cat crimes.
Make it shameful to cooperate with criminal coverage.
top Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'
PLUS with a cell phone you get a subscription discount for a contract of 2 years.
Wonder if MS would consider half priced laptops in turn for using it for 2 years?
At any rate, I am becoming a linux wannabe. Tried it for awhile and it seems very workable...
top Why Elon Musk's Batteries Frighten Electric Companies
Arizona Public Supply Our electric company in Yuma announced 3 months ago that they were going to charge $4.95 per month
for solar customers to connect to their grid to sell them back power.
Their argument said they are providing a sort of 'storage means.'
Sound like being worried to me.
top Starbucks Testing Mobile Order and Pay In Portland On iOS
YES Big Data sells Have many Starbucks today Mr.Sketch?
top Starbucks Testing Mobile Order and Pay In Portland On iOS
I can hear it now, every time you drive near a Starbucks your phone texts you a coupon.
top Is a "Wikipedia For News" Feasible?
An example??? Why leave it up to me you doubter? Ok here's why; as the old saying goes
"He who controls the media controls the people" Whether its not reporting all the facts or painting a rosy scene, it's lies.
Don't ask for proof, sheep. Naaaah. Calling someone a "Coward" or "cowardly act" does not UNmake you one mr president.
Just read or watch the BBC and draw your own conclusions. We ALMOST tell the truth...to be fair.
No wonder we have lost all credibility in the world, except to maybe the GOP (Go On & Pee.)
Like can you believe a cop who has a legal right to tell you anything that MIGHT help him convict you?
Now I ALWAYS listen to both sides and believe me find the 'truth' somewhere in between the lines.
top Breath Test For Pot Being Developed At WSU
"or the fact that there are far more people using alcohol and than using pot."
Says the drunk. I would bet you there is NOT.
You see those wise enough have changed habits and have given up booze 'regularly.'.
Being a drunk AND a pothead is really bad though. Red eye express commin through!
top Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues To Alien Life On Europa
Extremely large Shrimp...I hope Europa has a drive up window...I hate getting out of my spaceship
I also hate the idea of being the meal for an extremely LARGE Shrimp.
top Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead In Congress
We'll now get to see how the GOP does budget wise.
They will blame Obama, for the rest of his term as always.
Republicans get elected by being a pain for 6 years.
People need to become a PAIN in the side of accountability.
top AT&T To "Pause" Gigabit Internet Rollout Until Net Neutrality Is Settled
Municipalities are sure to be reading Slashdot and seeing the light at the end of the fiber.
Who needs AT&T anymore anyway? They're a bank now too right?
top US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System
hundreds of kids with cellphones seems to be working fairly well...at giving an eyewitness accounting too.
saying "Valuable valuable time will be lost" is a scare tactic aimed to sell a false sense of security.
Imagine if we can sell all this 'war stuff' at home??? Wall street will love it and post whatever it takes.
A sad statement for our fear mongering sales side of it. Don't buy it and call them out..
top Rosetta's Philae Probe To Land On Comet Tomorrow
"Night time? But the gravity would kill any attempt to land> oh fearless leader"
top How Alibaba Turned November 11 Into the World's Biggest Online Shopping Day
Talk about test a system! Let's just see how much volume they can handle.
I predict sewver overlord. er severe overload.
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