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HBO Developing Asimov's Foundation Series As TV Show

MRe_nl Re:don't remember any sex in it (242 comments)

"I call myself the Mule, but not because of my strength." ; ).

about two weeks ago

Nevada Earthquake Swarm Increases Chance of Larger Quake

MRe_nl Re:Anybody notice? (65 comments)

"Increases chance" is not the opposite of "does not necessarily mean".
"There is a slightly elevated risk of a larger earthquake while the swarm is active" said seismologist Ian Madin from neighboring Oregon.

about two weeks ago

Big Data Knows When You Are About To Quit Your Job

MRe_nl It's Good Being The Boss (185 comments)

I never quit, I just go bankrupt ; ).

about three weeks ago

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

MRe_nl Re:Per aspera ad astra (445 comments)

Per ballista ad astra ("Shoot for the stars") ; ).

about a month ago

Samsung's Wi-Fi Upgrades Promise Speeds Up to 4.6Gbps

MRe_nl Re:And this being samsung... (92 comments)

As a boy who was 13 in 2000 making flash apps, I resent that...

(j/k, I'm old).

about a month and a half ago

Four Dutch Uberpop Taxi Drivers Arrested, Fined

MRe_nl Re:I'm sorry (282 comments)

And to add to that the taxi's in Amsterdam are run by the police in every way except legally. The police work for Ajax and Heineken. Their main function is to destroy any new criminal acts or people muscling in on somebody's scam. Ergo no Uber.

about a month and a half ago

US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

MRe_nl Re:Not MAD. (342 comments)

Today, 54 per cent of the worldâ(TM)s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050


about 2 months ago

Universal Big Bang Lithium Deficit Confirmed

MRe_nl Re:Depressing News (171 comments)

"And it came to pass that AC learned how to reverse the direction of entropy.
But there was now no man to whom AC might give the answer of the last question. No matter. The answer -- by demonstration -- would take care of that, too.
For another timeless interval, AC thought how best to do this. Carefully, AC organized the program.
The consciousness of AC encompassed all of what had once been a Universe and brooded over what was now Chaos. Step by step, it must be done.

And there was lithium---- "

about 2 months ago

Who Is Buried In the Largest Tomb Ever Found In Northern Greece?

MRe_nl Caryatide expert here (92 comments)

Caryatide number two seems to have been hit in the face by a Rod of Smiting.

about 3 months ago

New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

MRe_nl Stop making sense. (215 comments)

You ought to know personal ideology almost always trumps cold hard facts ; ).

about 3 months ago

Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

MRe_nl Re:Not to mention (246 comments)

Well at least you're not an ignorant descendent of those once great Egyptians ; ). But your hypothesis re:lineage is at least as good as mine so I'll call it a day : ).

about 3 months ago

Space Station's 'Cubesat Cannon' Has Gone Rogue

MRe_nl Fellow Humans. (143 comments)

There is no reason for panic.
Return to your standard subroutines.

about 3 months ago

Saturn's F Ring Is Now Three Times As Wide As During the Voyager Flybys

MRe_nl Re:Dear Lord, what has happened to Slashdot?! (41 comments)

On a more serious note, although I agree with the sentiment of your comment, the first twelve monkeys to hit the typewriter won't always be the best informed. Sometimes it can take hours before someone with practical knowledge of the subject at hand chimes in. Added to that that moderation may take some time too there's always going to be crud before pearls. You can find more information on specialist websites, but there is often no discussion due the low visitor numbers on those sites or even no possibility to leave comments at all.

about 3 months ago

Anti-Ebola Drug ZMapp Makes Clean Sweep: 18 of 18 Monkeys Survive Infection

MRe_nl Good news everybody (91 comments)

Project 18 monkeys is a go.
I for one welcome our simian overlords.

about 3 months ago

US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

MRe_nl Re:due consideration (248 comments)

"Who has had to hard-sell the most bullshit to the people".

about 3 months ago

Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

MRe_nl Re:Time to travel 11 light years (89 comments)

Is that a droud implant in your skull or are you just happy to see me...

about 3 months ago

Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

MRe_nl Re:Casual Vs Hardcore (276 comments)

Or game turf is expanding beyond its historical parameters and part of that new growth are filthy casuals beyond anything we could imagine, playing on 2 inch screens with a thumb controller like it`s nineteen eighty-four.
The PC master-race will endure for a thousand years! Win Health!

about 3 months ago



Stephen Hawking hospitalized

MRe_nl MRe_nl writes  |  more than 5 years ago

MRe_nl (306212) writes "Stephen Hawking hospitalized, reported very ill LONDON — Cambridge University says that famed mathematician Stephen Hawking has been rushed to a hospital and is very ill. The university said Hawking has been fighting a chest infection for several weeks, and on Monday he was taken to Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge, north of London. The 67-year-old Hawking gained renown for his work on black holes, and has remained active despite being stricken with motor neurone disease as a young man. For some years, Hawking has been almost entirely paralyzed, and he communicates through an electronic device activated by his fingers."


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