Researcher Builds Life-Like Cells Made of Metal
welcome our new polyoxometalate overlords.
Thank you. This is all I came for.
Crashed Helicopter Sparks Concern Over Stealth Secrets
The only stealth fighters that crashed were...
S/N 79-0785 was lost on 20 April 1982 during takeoff on its maiden flight in California, recovered.
S/N 80-0792 was lost on 11 July 1986 in California, recovered
S/N 85-0815 was lost on 14 October 1987 in Nevada, recovered
S/N 82-0801 was lost on 4 August 1992 in New Mexico, recovered
S/N 86-0822 was lost on 10 May 1995 in New Mexico, recovered
S/N 81-0793 was lost on 14 September 1997 in Maryland during air show, recovered
S/N 82-0806 was lost on 27 March 1999 in Serbia, not recovered
No stealth fighters crashed or were lost in Iraq or Kuwait
THAT"S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO BELIEVE!111
Face-Mounted Nose Stylus Created For Phones
I know I really do not understand the need to be using your smart phone that much. I see people sitting in hot tubes at my gym using them, and it's like do you really need to be connected so much you can't be away from your phone for 30 min?
How did these people function pre-smartphone?!
The Facebook Obsession
I had the same disdain for social networking as most of the /. crowd until a very close friend who had moved far away lost her husband and requested that her friends join Facebook so she could correspond with us.
Why is she on facebook and not out looking for him!?!?!?!
Ask Slashdot: Facebook Archiving?
I'm not sure. What's irony?
It's like rain on your wedding day.
Facebook Linked To One In Five Divorces In US
Correlation implies Casualty!
Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology
...ALL superstitions are evil because they are untrue, and propagation of lies is evil. Scientology is merely a newer lie more easily exposed.
Faith is shit, prove thy superstition or expect no respect, for superstition deserves none nor do believers therein.
In the absence of "superstitions" and/or faith or whatever you're ranting about, *there is no evil*. The whole concept of good and evil is based on the belief in something. Please at least try to be internally consistent when spouting about who does and does not deserve your respect. *rolls eyes*
Woman Gets Revenge Courtesy of Google Images
Since you haven't even attempted to perform the Turing test on me, I fail to see how you can assert that I don't pass the test. Hand in your geek card for lack of knowledge about your own trendy references.
Ok I accept your challege! Turing test at a time of your choosing.
...over a nice bottle of wine?
Pub Patrons Down Under Subject To Biometric Datamining
At the very least I'm thinking...how are you gonna get laid going to such bars? I mean, unless you're married (and sometimes even if you are) isn't one of the main reasons for going to a bar is to find a good looking chick to hook up with?
That ain't gonna happen in a place where people are randomly throwing punches (or worse).
Poor english to english translation. They're confusing getting laid out with getting laid.
Blogger Sued By Restaurant For Bad Review
hey are on the low side here. We have several great teppanyaki places here. The only thing keeping benihaha from obscurity is their past reputation, their name, that they had deep pockets when they picked their location and yuppies who have no taste.
There two locally owned teppanyaki places local to me and one fantastic sushi place. I love locally owned businesses as they pay taxes to local government and are a part of the community. In all three of those restaurants I am greeted by name if the server knows me and I've never gotten a bad meal.
You have to go look for them rather than stop in the mall's choke and puke outlot area or the faux trendy areas with 'upscale' chains that slop mystery sauce and near dehydrated veggies in a wok and serve it too you without having too much of the cooks sweat as an added awesome sauch.
Gah! Pretentious much?
Are Gamers Safer Drivers?
I think it is more to do with the competitive nature of games. In real life the best way to drive is considerately and somewhat cautiously, but in a game the only thing that really matters is beating everyone else to the finish line.
It sounds like somebody doesn't drive in a location with a lot of bad traffic.
Geek Culture Will Never Die...or Be Popular
I would model it more accurately on a harmonic oscillator, with no anharmonic correction.
I would add in some sinusoidal forcing on it. That would give it a noisy oscillation most of the time with occasional very high peaks and very low valleys when everything is in phase.
'Reading Level' Filter Added To Google Search
Two guys to implement the "reading level" feature. Twenty to troll users by rewriting every static page on google.com to achieve 30-30-30.
Step 37 in evil plan to rule the world: priceless
iRacing World Champion Gets a Shot At the Real Thing
You don't have to tell me! Because of GTA I can kill hookers almost like a professional!
But where's the money? I've tried it a few times, but there's never any money on the ground afterwards. I mean what's the point.
Uncertainty Sets Limits On Quantum Nonlocality
Go grok the Butterfly Effect and you'll see how a probabilistic microscopic universe means that the macroscopic universe is also probabilistic.
Actually, I would argue the example of Ashton Kutcher making a bad movie as an example of the determinism of the universe.
NASA Reveals Hundred Year Starship Program
re: comment: if manned orbital launch capacity were as easy as buying a car, then I wouldn't have made the comment in the first place.
Buying manned orbital launch is as easy as buying a car...in 1907.
Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee
The reality is that spreading the costs over the population makes sense, and this Libertarian nonsense is worthless garabage.[sic]
No the reality is that "this Libertarian nonsense" just punishes morons pretty harshly. The system as it is spread the costs over the population of people who had foresight enough to pay the fee. It's all about being responsible for your actions and inactions.
Motorcyclist Wins Taping Case Against State Police
Like rain on your wedding day?
Oh God. Not again!
Texting On the Rise In the US
Cochlear implants and sub-lingual vocalizing. Spectacle HUDs.(or implanted).
I don't want to listen to a voice mail much less some conversation in my head. It's much faster for me to just read a text. Auditory comm. has a symetric encoding/decoding time burden. Whereas text shifts the time burden to the encode side. Listening to what someone says has a much higher mental bandwidth requirement (at least for me) than reading as well.
If the world economy doesn't collapse completely, something will replace texting as we know it. In ten years, the little universal gesture for texting (holding an imaginary smartphone and twiddling the thumbs) will not be recognizable by the average teenager.
I'd disagree almost completely. Texting will remain common until there's some sort of brain-machine interface, and there will still be folks like myself who don't want their stream of consciousness going out to all the world. I'd probably go so far as to say in 10 years it'll be more common with the increase of hearing loss due to the mp3 players in the ears 24/7.