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Skin-Tight Bodysuits Could Protect Astronauts From Bone Loss

RealErmine Re:Wearing it to sleep (158 comments)

The article mentions wearing it in your sleep, but is that really necessary?

Wearing the suit to sleep is solely to curb the opportunity for adolescent pranks like swapping the Captain's suit to one with a higher elastic coefficient and watching his limbs collapse like a dead bug.

more than 3 years ago

Immaculate Conception In a Boa Constrictor

RealErmine Hindsight (478 comments)

Right now Michael Crichton is regretting that whole "frog dna" thing and Jimi Hendrix, Winston Churchill and Copernicus are getting tired of hearing about it.

more than 3 years ago

College Student Finds GPS On Car, FBI Retrieves It

RealErmine Re:GPS in a jam (851 comments)

someone want to comment on the effectiveness of GPS jammers?

Most likely prohibited by the FCC.

These are definitely prohibited by the FCC / FAA. Even a GPS re-radiation system (for bringing GPS indoors) must be registered with the authorities. I have personally been witness to this situation when a company that makes re-rad devices was not checking that its customers were authorized to use the equipment. The FCC / FAA tracked them down and made them contact all their customers to register their equipment.

more than 3 years ago

Study Finds the Perfect Ratio of Attractiveness

RealErmine Forgot one (176 comments)

Young, tall, long armed and with huge... tracts of land.

more than 3 years ago

Soviet Shuttle Buran Found In a Junk Heap

RealErmine Re:They should be thankful (226 comments)

I'll take the pie-in-the-sky. The future sounds delicious!

more than 3 years ago

Wireless PCIe To Enable Remote Graphics Cards

RealErmine Re:I must admit... (181 comments)

This also provides work for multi-core CPUs. What better task for a central, 16+ CPU machine than to serve separate applications to each member of a family? Everybody runs their own portable client and the big box in the basement does all the heavy lifting.

more than 4 years ago

Pacific Trash Vortex To Become Habitable Island?

RealErmine Call it... Waterworld. (323 comments)

Seems like a good place to build a permanent floating trash recycling facility since so much of the Pacific trash collects there on its own.

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Sudden Acceleration Is Driver Error

RealErmine Re:Almost Always User Error (930 comments)

"It makes me very angry when someone tells me, 'She probably hit the gas pedal instead,' because I think it's a sexist comment, an ageist comment," she said.

Calling the investigators sexist or ageist is taking umbrage without cause. Maybe they were simply brakeist.

more than 4 years ago

David X. Cohen Talks About Futurama's New Season

RealErmine Re:Penalty: Intentional Grounding. (246 comments)

Or how about "Knowing", a friend of mine called it the best new sci-fi movie in ages, I watched it and concluded they went with the much-overused "Alien horror" genre which then turned into some sort of "Jesus as an alien (who just seemed bad because we're idiots who wanted to make a cool trailer) saves the innocent and righteous and brings them all to a new garden of eden while everyone else dies horribly".

The worst part about "Knowing" was that, after the halfway point, I began to suspect that the writers had worked themselves into a corner. Either it had to end with a disjointed Deus Ex Machina moment or with complete failure to save the planet. They chose both which turned out just as lazy and unsatisfying.

more than 4 years ago

DIY Synthetic Aperture Radar

RealErmine Re:$240 for them, but not for me (118 comments)

That total cost of 240$ is based on them acquiring used material at a radio swap meet, not scavenging it from old stuff I could find in my attic, and definitely no buying from some online supplier. That is, w/o a lot of luck, time, and knowledge- there is no way I could duplicate this effort with ease.

Agreed. This is $240 only if you happen to have thousands of dollars worth of the right junk and test equipment lying around.

more than 4 years ago

Matter-Antimatter Bias Seen In Fermilab Collisions

RealErmine Oblig. Futurama (304 comments)

Humour Bot: "I says, super collider? I just met her! And then they made a super collider 2, thank you, you've been a great audience"

more than 4 years ago

Jupiter Is Missing a Belt

RealErmine Oops! (187 comments)

Solar system continuity error. The editors at NASA that control the view of the night sky must be ashamed.

more than 4 years ago

Oil Leak Could Be Stopped With a Nuke

RealErmine An Excuse (799 comments)

This is just an excuse to Nuke the Whales.

more than 4 years ago

Gene Therapy Restores Sight To Blind

RealErmine Re:coloublind (157 comments)

Chlorophyll eye drops help night vision: Article here.

more than 4 years ago

Open Source Developer Knighted

RealErmine AOE FOSS Edition (101 comments)

Awesome. Everyone knows that Teutonic Knights are one of the best melee units. Once he upgrades to Elite status he'll be nigh invulnerable. Just be wary of elephants.

more than 4 years ago

Red-Light Camera Ticket Revenue and Short Yellows

RealErmine Re:Only not. (976 comments)

Every time I read the word "jurisprudence" I think of this Onion photo.

more than 4 years ago

Former Infinity Ward Bosses Sign With EA

RealErmine If they had any sense. (80 comments)

I would imagine that their new contract with EA would include access to a high dollar team of lawyers.

more than 4 years ago


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