top SpaceShipTwo's Rocket Engine Did Not Cause Fatal Crash
Maybe, but kerbals don't wear parachutes.
about a month and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?
Who said it had to be quietly?
top NASA Asks Boeing, SpaceX To Stop Work On Next-Gen Space Taxi
and a lever-arm on the parachute rig to angle the capsule on the descent (not sure why, I guess for a better landing).
Wild guess: to make splashdown less impactful by avoiding a "belly flop" and hitting the water edge-first.
top Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices
Unlimited data plans on cell phones are not very common these days. I think people have a right to be upset if 100M gets sent to them unexpectedly.
top Scientists Have Developed a Material So Dark That You Can't See It
I'd suspect that the energy is released as a near perfect black-body spectrum.
top Cisco Opposes Net Neutrality
"Different bits do matter differently. We need to ensure that we have a system that allows this to occur."
"Different bits do matter differently. We SELL systems that allows this to occur."
top ISS-Above Tells You When the International Space Station is Overhead (Video)
> ISS-Above has an advantage or two over those apps
But the advantages it supposedly has have nothing to do with it being a dedicted piece of hardware, and could be implemented better and cheaper in an app...
top Supermassive Black Hole At the Centre of Galaxy May Be Wormhole In Disguise
"The thinking is that about 100 million years after the Big Bang, this supermassive object attracted the gas and dust that eventually became the Milky Way. But there is a problem with this theory--100 million years is not long enough for a black hole to grow so big. The alternative explanation is that Sagittarius A* is a wormhole..."
No, the widely accepted alternative (aka, the actual mainstream consensus) is that the supermassive black hole and the galaxy grew together, not that the black hole came first and was supermassive before the galaxy existed. This wormhole theory is an answer to a question no one is asking.
top iPhone Web Claims Draw Governmental Rebuke in UK
They said the web, not the internet.