Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future
Agree, I worship Picard. The warrior-poet, the tactician, the scholar.
But you want to talk shitty, grim future? I see your Battlestar Galactica and raise you Warhammer 40k!
IN THE GRIM DARKNESS OF THE FAR FUTURE THERE IS ONLY WAR
"It is the 41st Millennium. For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor of Mankind has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the master of mankind by the will of the gods and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the vast Imperium of Man for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day so that he may never truly die.Yet even in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the daemon-infested miasma of the Warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the psychic manifestation of the Emperor's will. Vast armies give battle in His name on uncounted worlds. Greatest amongst his soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines, bio-engineered super-warriors. Their comrades in arms are legion: the Imperial Guard and countless planetary defence forces, the ever-vigilant Inquisition and the tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus to name only a few. But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat to humanity from aliens, heretics, mutants -- and far, far worse. To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruelest and most bloody regime imaginable. These are the tales of those times. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be relearned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods."
Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges
Sure there is a legal basis for criminal charges.
You charge the guy with "reckless driving resulting in death", instead of what might be a more serious charge, lke "reckless driving resulting in death while texting"
The guy still killed someone with his car while driving. He should still be charged.
Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC
You used to be able to order the spores legally because there were no psychoactive chemicals however they are now also on the DEA schedule.
"In the United States, possession of psilocybin-containing mushrooms is illegal because they contain the Schedule I drugs psilocin and psilocybin. Spores, however, which do not contain psychoactive chemicals, are only explicitly illegal in Georgia, Idaho, and California. In the rest of the country, it is not illegal to just sell the spores, but selling them with the purpose of producing hallucinogenic mushrooms is illegal."
NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin
It's at the bottom of page 29 of the report (page 30 of the PDF).
The Science Behind Powdered Alcohol
Burnett's costs about $13 for a 1.75 where I live, it's not bad at all!
Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks
My cat is not an artificial, human, made clock, you insensitive clod.
Cat? Try 6- and 3-year-old children!
Taxis By Algorithm: Streamlining City Transport With Graph Theory
Cool, then you can pay extra for the privilege! :)
Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way
Shhhhhhh! You fool!
Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience
Agreed! My wife bought some and I thought the label was hilarious.
That stuff will *destroy* your skin, though. Soooooo dry. After years of using Dove on my face, I looked like I had a sunburn after 2 days of using Dr. Bronners.
Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?
Wow, I used to play Nexiuz. Glad to see it has a successor!
Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations
Relevant Drew Carey episode:
"Celia returns from an out-of-town trip and learns about Drew's fight with Winfred-Louder. She offers her support. The store recruits Mimi to try to drive Drew out of the house. She points blinding lights at the house and constantly blasts "Panama" by Van Halen."
Through a Face Scanner Darkly
E.D. Hirsch coined the term "cultural literacy" to describe aspects of culture which have meaning that goes beyond the basic words.
Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra
Temba, his arms wide!
Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?
Another happy WDTV Live user here. I have this exact model, purchased in November 2011:
Just set up a SMB or NFS share on any computer you want, and this device will play ANYTHING you can throw at it (including flv, at least in my experience). Has 100Mb ethernet, N wifi, HDMI out, optical out, USB port, and a remote.
It will talk to a "media server" if you really want it to (DLNA, etc), but I've found a simple file share is the way to go.
Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?
Just like all gun owners think they are responsible. :)
Many Mac OS Users Not Getting Security Updates
Well, considering my Mac *is* supported and was built approx 6 years ago, your computer *is* getting a bit long in the tooth by conventional standards.
Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional
How about death rate instead of murder rate?
Accidents, "justifiable" shootings, etc are what I'm interested in.
Researchers: Global Risk of Supervolcano Eruption Greater Than Previously Though
Go take a drill to a cannister of liquid CO2 and let me know how that works for you.
I imagine it would go better than sitting the canister of liquid CO2 on a stove burner and then just sitting back and waiting...
US Light Bulb Phase-Out's Next Step Begins Next Month
Do have gas heat? If so, it *is* a waste.
Senators Propose Bill Prohibiting Phone Calls On Planes
Only due to 60 votes being the "new normal" to get any legislation to a vote.
So it was only ramming through if we agree the GOP was *again* making egregious misuse of the filibuster. Otherwise, it's just business as usual for both sides.
Ford Self-Driving R&D Car Tells Small Animal From Paper Bag At 200 Ft.
In other words, the system gives gives enough advance warning so you know what you're about to gently bump into after screaming to a stop in a cloud of smoke. Or crash into, if the pavement happens to be wet.
Can a human do better? That's the real question...
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