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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

MRe_nl Re:Not MAD. (314 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


Universal Big Bang Lithium Deficit Confirmed

MRe_nl Re:Depressing News (170 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month ago

Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

MRe_nl Re:Casual Vs Hardcore (276 comments)

It takes "Fucking casuals" to the next level.

about a month ago

Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

MRe_nl Re:Zooooom! (233 comments)

Or "Trickle Down Economics" as it's been called for a while now.

about a month ago

The 2014 Hugo Awards

MRe_nl Re:Game of Thrones = Sci-FI? (180 comments)

[Spoiler Alert] In book six Adam Reiths' spaceship is shot down by "dragons" and it turns out the books are but a prelude to Jack Vance's "Planet of Adventure"

about a month ago

The Cost of Caring For Elderly Nuclear Plants Expected To Rise

MRe_nl Re:Oh look, it's mdsolar (249 comments)

Although I largely agree with your skepticism (and am intrigued by the sentence "Look up the French Revolution for an example of pretending that politics > math",would you care to expound on that?), I think your view lacks the perspective of the vast improvements that can be achieved with efficiency/ economy/ frugality.
A relatively simple ten percent reduction in the top ten energy using countries would alleviate a massive amount of necessary production.

about a month ago

The Cost of Caring For Elderly Nuclear Plants Expected To Rise

MRe_nl Re:Which? (249 comments)

I read it as "as other types of plants (i.e. Coal) are being closed or mothballed because they can't cover their operating costs, or to meet stricter environmental regulation".

i.e. "there's not enough clean energy being produced and some of the older other (non-nuclear) types of plants are as dirty/dirtier than nuclear"?

about a month ago

Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed

MRe_nl [Satire] (131 comments)

Perhaps Slashdot could implement a [Facebook] tag for articles about or originating from [Facebook]?

about a month ago

Where are the Flying Cars? (Video; Part Two of Two)

MRe_nl New Record Every Day (66 comments)

Number of fatal traffic-accidents soars
As flying cars take off.

about a month 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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