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Newly Discovered Asteroid To Pass Within Geostationary Orbit Sunday

Lost Penguin Re:Isn't that cutting it kinda close (101 comments)

Wait till it starts transmitting a greeting..... /"Attention all planets of the solar federation".

about two weeks ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

Lost Penguin NOt one "Go" (701 comments)

For "104 percent throttle up".....

about 2 months ago

Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

Lost Penguin What about methanol fuel cells? (156 comments)

Methanol fuel cells need some research love....

about 2 months ago

Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Lost Penguin So, a list of nick names? (590 comments)

Thora. (the explorer)
Thorida. (if she's from Florida)

about 2 months ago

Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

Lost Penguin Hmmm, (112 comments)

Apparently releasing the code could "leave the voting system open to hacking or manipulation."

Makes me wonder who has access now and does not want competition?

about 2 months ago

Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Lost Penguin They could always (590 comments)

Drop the "T".....

about 2 months ago

Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

Lost Penguin Let's hope (300 comments)

that the ones who made Windows 8 are among them....

about 2 months ago

Mars (One) Needs Payloads

Lost Penguin Payback time (77 comments)

Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

about 2 months ago

Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

Lost Penguin It will never deploy..... (149 comments)

ATT: But no one asks for faster speeds...

about 2 months ago

Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Don't Actually Exist

Lost Penguin Shhhh (102 comments)

Don't tell the Gliesians....

about 2 months ago

Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

Lost Penguin Still waiting... (247 comments)

If they built an electric sports car, with graphene super capacitors instead of batteries...

about 2 months ago

Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years

Lost Penguin AKA Ppa Johns? (225 comments)

PJs may have leaked their secret ingredients.....

about 7 months ago

What Would You Do With the World's Most Powerful Laser?

Lost Penguin hmmmm (143 comments)

Run a Deuterium pulse detonation engine's output through the focal point of the NIF. ... start a Magnesium fire, spray Deuterium through the heat to break it up into plasma, run the resulting plasma through the NIF focal point.

about 7 months ago

Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $44.2 Billion All-Stock Deal

Lost Penguin Why does it matter who buys who? (303 comments)

It is not like there actually is competition.

The US cable industry reminds me of the old joke about Soviet Russia television; Channel one has the official party line, while channel two has the KGB announcer telling you to turn back to channel one. The cable companies all treat customers like domesticated farm animals, you are either inside of one farmers fence or another's, you can only move from one pasture to another pasture with much paper work and time off from work, yet still you will eat the same grass.

about 7 months ago

Australian Team Working On Engines Without Piston Rings

Lost Penguin Mazda, are you listening? (368 comments)

Bring back the rotary, without ANY APEX or side seals.....

about 8 months ago

The county sheriff who keylogged his wife

Lost Penguin I am sure his story about this only being used for (3 comments)

Wow, so how many court witnesses were killed off during this time? /amazing he only got probation for witness tampering and probable murder conspiracy.

about 8 months ago

Researchers Use Electroconvulsive Therapy To Disrupt Recall of Nasty Events

Lost Penguin Nah. (96 comments)

They just used the ECT to give you a lobotomy.....

about 9 months ago

How To Avoid a Scramble For the Moon and Its Resources

Lost Penguin Lunar gold? (365 comments)

There's gold (and helium 3) in them thar hills.

Can we make concrete from the lunar dust?

about 9 months ago



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