How an Astronaut Falling Into a Black Hole Would Die Part 2
I'm still down with Kenja's idea with the monkeys.
"Locate a black hole and start shooting monkeys at it! "Science can not progress without heaps [of monkeys]"
Thanks Kenja, for your input.
The World Fair of 2014 According To Asimov (From 1964)
What I meant was 3D scanning and printing technologies for quick modeling and prototyping of various objects.
Not in the fashion of how we model stuff since the prehistory. Thats for old people. ;-)
Yes, I have seen Star Trek. I know of the replicator. Our 3D printing tech is kind of like the primitive form of a replicator.
The World Fair of 2014 According To Asimov (From 1964)
No one mentioned 3D copying? I mean, I predict that 3D scanning and printing will be a normal thing in 50 years.
Everyone copies! Everyone replicates!
The economy would look a bit different. We either have copyright laws that strangle society or we abolish copyright laws to the fullest.
The Latest Security Vulnerability: Your Toilet
"You have just taken a massive dump, pee on the share button to post it on your Facebook wall."
Beware the Internet
The problems outlined in the opinion piece is to me only evidence that governments, economy isn't build on massive information disclosure and the changes in society it brings. Instead of repealing the Internet as it is, I think it's more effective for said governments and economies to evolve and reform to cope with the changes in our daily lives because of the Internet (let's start with freedom of information in the form of fixing the defective patent system by altering default business models of old businesses and transparency within government).
Repealing or shutting down the Internet would be progress suicide in anyway.
European Court of Human Rights finds against copyright law
Was just about to upload this news scoop but yeah, does this finally mean that the copyright maffia are to be put in place for once and for all?
World Governments Object To New gTLDs
'An overtly negative or critical connotation.'
Yeah imagine people being critical.
Even worse: People being critical with a frown on their face!
Particle Physicists Confirm Arrow of Time Using B Meson Measurements
So if CPT is the true symmetry of the universe, then doesn't that solve the matter/antimatter problem (the problem that we observe more matter then antimatter)?
Say that the Big bang didn't create 'just' our universe, but a second that is a complete CPT reversal from ours. That universe would have the same kind of physics but with the arrow of time reversed relative to ours and would consist primarily of antimatter with minute quantities of matter. And 'left' probably being our universe equivalent of 'right'.
To my understanding this would be the true symmetry of our universe then. There is not 1 (ours) but 2.
Why Microsoft Killed the Windows Start Button
Aah the good old Start button.
Why did I stop using it? Oh yeah! Because since Windows Vista the way the Start menu, and in specifically the 'All programs' feature works, is completely messed up.
Way to go Microsoft! I always was fond of the Start Menu workings of Windows XP. A real shame I can't replicate the behavior since the Vista era without 3rd party tools. Without these tools, I don't use it either. It becomes a cluttered mess when you have more then 10 programs installed and 'All programs' LIST it underneath each other.
I prefer to have the listing of my programs spread out so I have a general overview of all my installed applications so I am able to find the application I need quickly. Why is that forbidden and taboo in the Microsoft world?
Please Microsoft, explain this to me.
European Scientists Make a Case For a Return To the Moon
I love to agree with you but there is one little detail:
Without demand, there will not be jobs.
No jobs, there is no demand.
It's a vicious cycle.
That said, space exploration might create a ton of jobs in all fields but since this is not a guarantee and in the short term cost a lot of money, governments rather invest in waging war due to the short term money it produces for them (oil etc.).
Politicians are only concerned with their terms as politicians. When they made the money, they leave and another one fills the spot with their own agenda.
I get this feeling that the politician as public servant doesn't really exist anymore.
In the last few decades, were there any politicians of importance in the western world with a longterm vision? Please name them so they can duly be credited.
The Science Fiction Effect
Self-Guided Bullet Can Hit Targets a Mile Away
Usage of aimbots is considered cheating. How is that solved in the Geneva treaty?
Ask Slashdot: Science Sights To See?
If with 'long trip' Alaska is also included, then you could visit HAARP. :)
Might be interesting to see what all the 'new age' fuss is about in a scientific perspective. :p
ACTA Signed By 8 of 11 Participating Countries
Well people, the age of your relative freedom is definitely over when this is ratified.
Welcome to the neo dark age. This time not ruled by the church but by Megacorp & co that is called the western world.
Human "Cloning" Makes Embryonic Stem Cells
I prefer a car analogy actually.
Microsoft Killed the Start Menu Because No One Uses It
When they changed the way Start works since Vista, it sucks bigtime. Having lot's of programs installed makes that list too long and the hassle of finding your program becomes too great to bother with it. The way XP works was better to me: Expand it all over your desktop. Nice a grid of all your installed apps in one sight.
Switching to classic isn't an option, it removes the shortcuts aswell. It really goes into primitive mode, 98 style.
Now I use 3rd party tools to get my OS to do what I want with it. How absurd is that?
Microsoft! Stop telling me on how to use my pc please! And bring some legacy options back that WILL enhance usability.
CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos
In looking for possible explanations, isn't it possible that this could be a nice twist towards String Theory? If we assume extra dimensions curled up inside the 3 spatial dimensions of our own + time, isn't it then possible for a neutrino to pass trough a curled up dimension and 'tunnel' it's way to the end point e.g. kind of wormhole?
Also, what was the mass of the neutrino when it went past light speed? Should have been infinitely big.
Building Blocks of DNA Confirmed In Meteorites
Note to self: Less copy/pasting of articles. :D
Dutch Legislature Accidentally Votes For Internet Filtering
Companies could misuse this loophole by letting people only to use filtered Internet. At least thats how I understand it.
Obama: 'We Don't Have Enough Engineers'
I think Obama is referring to TeamFortress 2.
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