Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut
Someone climbed over the fence to cut his internet cables only to be gnawed on by the family's German Shepherd.
Analysis Suggests Solar System Contains Massive Trans-Neptunian Objects
I think Pluto got robbed.
Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs
Republicans in charge of NASA's budget. What could go wrong?
SpaceX Rocket Launch Succeeds, But Landing Test Doesn't
What they accomplished was absolutely amazing. Anyone who doesn't get how astonishing just getting that close really was doesn't understand the problem.
There has to be a test range on land somewhere they can try putting one down instead of a pitching platform in the middle of the ocean.
FCC Favors Net Neutrality
If Netflix is paying Comcast for priority, they're not getting their money's worth. Lately we've had Netflix stalling and taking forever to load. If Netflix is paying for priority, they're getting ripped off. But, then again, why would Comcast treat Netflix any different than they treat any of their other customers?
When Netflix calls to complain Comcast would try to upsell them on subscription channels after hanging up on them three times.
In Daring Plan, Tomorrow SpaceX To Land a Rocket On Floating Platform
This attempt is probably going to fail.
You're probably right but they have data from two other water landings, so it's not like this is completely cross your fingers territory.
It's still amazing and I hope they pull it off. Elon Musk is the man.
Project Ryptide Drone Flies Life-Rings To Distressed Swimmers
You appear to be drowning. Would you like a life ring?
Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy
Cops used to peek into houses with thermal imaging until the courts told them they needed a warrant for that. This doesn't seem any different other than it radiates.
For an institution sworn to uphold the law they sure do bend it a lot when it's convenient for them.
Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot
I can't believe anyone can be stupid enough to think cannabis is dangerous enough to merit criminalization.
Not only that but to then turn around and whine about the neighboring state, which adopted a smarter policy, making your life difficult. That's not just being stupid, it's being stupid and a big whiny cry baby
Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'
Are you still questioning gravity?
Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber
Don't invest in and artificially scarce commodity.
You mean like Bitcoin?
Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies
Of the estimated 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe, only one in 10 can support complex life like that on Earth
10 percent of 100 billion is still 10 billion galaxies. That's a lot of real estate. Even if you apply all the other characteristics that give rocky planets in the habitable zone of their star billions of years to evolve life. There are features like having a Jupiter in a circular orbit instead of an elliptical orbit or a moon that creates tide pools. That's a lot of habitable planets and a lot of potential for intelligent life.
Netflix has a really interesting series narrated by Laird Close called Life In Our Universe that covers the topic in great detail.
In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars
"There may be times when they want the cars to drive them, but they won't be buying autonomous-only cars."
A future where people can opt out of buying an autonomous car sounds great but it's not feasible economically. Traffic lights and traffic signs are all things needed for cars being piloted by humans, autonomous cars don't need them. At some point we'll be spending billions maintaining human-readable infrastructure and road rules when there are fewer and fewer actual humans driving.
It's just like the Sunpass you use out on the tollway in Florida. There are fewer and fewer options for driving on the tollway when you don't have a sticker. It won't be long before it's mandatory. It's the same with autonomous cars. Once cars start to take over the day will dawn when we don't want to collectively maintain the signage, traffic lights and human readable infrastructure.
Elon Musk Talks "X-Wing" Fins For Reusable Rockets, Seafaring Spaceport Drones
Elon Musk isn't just daydreaming, those are product announcements. It would have taken NASA 15 years and billions in contracts to create a reusable booster, it would have crashed more often than Musk's prototype and ended up costing more on a per-launch basis than one-shot boosters. NASA is why we can't make big steps into space.
The proof of that statement will be when Musk comes sailing in with a reclaimed booster in tow.
The Downside to Low Gas Prices
The top 1% of American income earners pay 24% of Federal taxes per the Congressional Budget Office.
If you look at the actual CBO report, it shows that the top 1% of income earners are paying less tax now than they did in 1995, even calculating the new higher 2013 rates.
Nice try Koch brothers.
Thanks To the Private Space Industry, Things Are Looking Up For Space City USA
I lived in Titusville for two years covering the end of the space shuttle program and the private space industry is not going to save that area. Most of T'ville's problems are self-inflicted and, even as businesses continue to close and young people can't move away fast enough, government leaders are not investing the kind of money in the type of projects it would take to attract new businesses.
For decades T'ville was anti-growth and most of the policies still cling to the dying relic of the area, which is a study in decay and abandonment. Titusville is a craphole and there's little to recommend the area. It's ironic they're still looking for space-industry solutions to save them.
Titusville is not yet Detroit, a city verging on complete decay.
The author obviously didn't spend much time there because that whole area is decaying. The restaurant he was talking about is called Dixie Crossroads down on Garden and it's not a place locals frequent, not that there are a lot of options.
And I'm still not convinced that NASA is the right organization to define the future of space travel, but that's a different discussion.
Berlin's Digital Exiles: Where Tech Activists Go To Escape the NSA
I remember when the US was the country people would come to when they wanted to get away from oppressive regimes.
Scotland Builds Power Farms of the Future Under the Sea
a common objection to wind turbines being how unsightly they are to human eyes.
The only people I remember complaining were the rich folks who live along the coast. As far as I'm concerned they can just STFU.
Hacking Team Manuals: Sobering Reminder That Privacy is Elusive
I didn't see Ubuntu or *nix flavors listed in their target operating systems. All the more reason to support open source.
Rosetta Probe Reveals What a Comet Smells Like
If you like the smell of rotten eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde, bitter almonds, alcohol, vinegar with a hint of sweet ether,
In other words, a comet smells like a college frat house.
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