top "Once In a Lifetime" Asteroid Sighting Monday Night
Did he have you set up camp on the wrong side of a mountain? I live on the outskirts of an urban area with a population of over 2 million, with all its attendant light pollution, and have watched meteor showers from my back porch before.
top Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret
You can still buy car PA systems, even Radio Shack has them. Amusingly enough the first Google hit for a discussion of their legality I came across was at AR15.com...
top Google Aims To Be Your Universal Translator
Uzani, his army with fists closed.
top In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages
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top What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?
We could always keep busy for one welcoming them.
top The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots
Sure robots are life forms, like us they think, feel, have an uncontrollable urge to sing folk songs when magnets are attached to them, etc.
top Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies
Let's not overlook Eddie Murphy's courageous journey in the other direction,
White Like Me.
Years ago I heard about how a journalist actually followed up on Griffin and spoke with some of the people he lived among in his new racial identity; apparently the common reaction was to laugh uproariously behind his back at this crazy honky. Can't find anything about this now though. Maybe it's an urban legend?
top Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots
They can't do stairs so they can't work to well as one.
Hi, Welcome to Beam! Can I help you find something? Or, perhaps...EXTERMINATE!
about a month and a half ago
top Mysterious Martian Gouges Carved By Sand-surfing Dry Ice
Came for this.
Left satisfied. about a month and a half ago
top Pizza Hut Tests New "Subconscious Menu" That Reads Your Mind
De gustibus non disputandum:
Domino's Tests Limits Of What Humans Will Eat - YouTube
top Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates
Out of interest, how well is the speed limit in somewhere like Montana policed? Do the cops actually pull people for doing 1mph over the current limit?
I tried to get an answer to that question and was met with the usual barrage of answers...it seems to be handled on a state-by-state basis but there isn't a resource I could find that laid things out in a simple manner. Here in Oregon I've always understood that there's a 7 MPH margin of error, from inaccuracies in both the radar units and cars' speedometers; not sure where I picked that up from though...don't think it was in the driver's handbook.
Anyway my SOP is to chance about 5 MPH over the posted limit; it's worked for me for 25 years, and I'm certainly going a heckuva lot slower than the army of maniacs out on the road. But then I don't do much in the way of traveling so perhaps there are states where the limits are enforced for real.
top Polyphonic Overtone Singing Explained Visually With Spectrograms
Arthur Miles cut a record in the 1930s using overtone singing. It seems to be something people inevitably develop from just messing around with the possibilities of the human voice.
top Philae Lands Successfully On Comet
The main thing that puzzled me were what look like numbers along the body of the solar panels on Rosetta - are those computer artifacts too?
top Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes
My problem is I find exercise boring. I never get the rush after exercise.
I have a SurfShelf attached to my Schwinn eliptical trainer, an HDMI monitor in front of it plugged into my laptop, a G700 mouse with the buttons mapped to various important functions, and a presentation clicker with Page Up and Page Down buttons strapped to one of the elliptical's handlebars, so I can navigate through web pages while I work out. Pretty much covers everything; I also installed a program called Click-N-Type which is a big improvement on the usual Windows onscreen keyboard, so I can even do a bit of typing away from the laptop. I find exercise of any kind brutally tedious. Don't really have an excuse for still being a bit overweight of course...but there are ways to make solo workouts less dull.
top New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight
I've always been fond of
Mike Nelson's rendition.
top 6,000 Year Old Temple Unearthed In Ukraine
Triumph: For us, there is no spring. Just the wind that smells fresh before the storm.
FOR ME TO POOP ON!
top What Will It Take To Run a 2-Hour Marathon?
Bill died from cancer of the pancreas that spread to his liver, pancreatic cancer is strongly associated with smoking, true, but 80% of victims are above the age of 60, note:
What Causes Pancreatic Cancer? Perhaps he just drew a bad set of cards, a bit of irony which would be very apropos.
His routine contrasting the fates of Fixx and Yul Brynner is, hands down, the funniest bit of stand up comedy I've ever heard.
top What Will It Take To Run a 2-Hour Marathon?
"Bill Hicks: Remember Jim Fix, that health-nut who died while jogging? Used to write BOOKS about joggingwhat do you jot down about jogging? “Left foot, right foot, hemorrhage."
top Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film
Andy Warhol already went down the road in the 60s with films such as the 8 hour long
Empire, which consisted of a single shot of the Empire State Building. Neat, eh?
I see Warhol also threw together a flick with the alarming title
Tub Girls. Although some of his films depicted graphic sexual acts this one apparently doesn't go further than showing one of his Superstars in the nude chatting with friends.
top Microsoft Announces Windows 10
I suggest "Windows: Nemesis."
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