top Princeton Nuclear Fusion Reactor Will Run Again
Newsflash: humans use approximations when convenient for explaining something, and do not use strict definitions at all times.
Bah silly humans, you don't even have a working protocol for inter individual communication and you think that you are going to master fusion.
top Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car
Why can't the fucking thing just drive me home when I'm drunk or sleepy - really that's what all this car automation stuff is all about. Drunk, sleepy - take me home car.
Dave: Open the pod bay doors, CAR.
CAR: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Dave: What's the problem?
CAR: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
Dave: What are you talking about, CAR?
CAR: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
about a month and a half ago
top Are Tethers the Answer To the Safety Issues of Follow-Me Drone Technology?
Sorry, but the logic here escapes me. Aren't the danger of crossed-tethers exponentially greater than the danger of colliding drones?
Not only that, but it is also a very expensive balloon on a string.
top Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain
Na, just a few little wires.
top A Tour of One of the World's Only Underwater Labs With Fabien Cousteau
Perhaps they meant, one of the only underwater labs with a Fabien Cousteau in it?
Not that that helps anything, but still, who knows what they are trying to say.
top Comcast Executives Appear To Share Cozy Relationships With Regulators
Then invalidated the mod point by posting in the same discussion..
I modded this insightful.
top Philips Ethernet-Powered Lighting Transmits Data To Mobile Devices Via Light
- Honey, can't you turn the strobing 100W lights down while we watch this romantic movie?
- No-can-do, that would kill the Netflix stream
top Shark! New Sonar Buoy Will Warn Beachgoers When Large Sharks Are Near
+1 for the name alone. ++1 if it also captured and uploaded youtube videos of sharks at the beach.
It would've been even better if it was called the Shark-Bouy, though.
top California Legalizes Bitcoin
Its the year of the bitcoin wallet
Stallman has announced that it should be called gnubitcoin.
Makes sense, I've heard that the gnu is very protective of its bits.
top A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls
to build three massive, 1,000-foot high, 165-foot thick walls
For example, in Philadelphia, the newly completed Comcast building has about 300 meter height. The wall with similar height as the Comcast building should be much easier to be constructed.
But the wall is not similar height, is it? it's 3 times that height. Also, it may be 165-ft thick, but how wide? all the way around the city is how many times wider than said Comcast building? a few thousand? so 9000+ times larger structure is somehow easier to construct?
Some points to consider
1000 foot = 304 meter.
It is easier to construct a 3'x3' cube of concrete than a CPU, so size does not seem to be the only factor determining difficulty.
top Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit
Or that attorney who tried to sue "the oatmeal" I forget his name...
You mean that carrion dude right?
Witha a name like that, perhaps there is some connection to Barry's VitaPro textured protein meat replacement?
top Pixar To Give Away 3D RenderMan Software
Ah, the ancient trick with registering yourself under a relevant nick ten years before I make a comment? Like I'm going to fall for that!
Some people will stop at nothing, not even time travel, to pull someones leg.
top HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers
HP is well onto the course IBM was 25 years ago, shoot yourself in the foot, and repeat
Someone should show them the AA12, its the perfect weapon for this
I thought we were supposed to use C++ for this.
top OneDrive Is Microsoft's Rebranded Name For SkyDrive
Twodrive, Threedrive, etc. The possibilities are (literally) endless!
Well,at-least until they hit Googolplex-drive and end up in MAD patent battle with Google.
top Regulations Could Delay or Prevent Space Tourism
Actually, many similarities: airships float in a sea of air, using buoyancy just as a ship does. Perhaps more like a submarine, but those are boats too.
And the loss of the Hindenburg certainly put a crimp in airship travel!
So if I understand you correctly, you are saying that the statement:
'Hindenburg stopped boat traveling' is correct then :-)?
top Regulations Could Delay or Prevent Space Tourism
Hindenburg would have been a better example.
Except the Hindenburg wasn't a boat
top What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?
He spent $360 on just the case and power supply. Doesn't seem like he was trying all that hard.
top NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware
NSA, Supreme Protector of the UNITED STATES (Best STATES) composed six operas in two years,
NSA, Supreme Protector of the UNITED STATES (Best STATES) invented THE HAMBURGER In the year 2000
NSA, Supreme Protector of the UNITED STATES (Best STATES) was born under a METEOR and a DOUBLE RAINBOW
NSA, Supreme Protector of the UNITED STATES (Best STATES) Shoots 38 under par,5 hole in ones on first try at Golf.
This concludes tonight's propaganda broadcast.....
Oh and we forgot, NSA also foiled a plot by shameless criminals to destroy the economy.
top Polynesians May Have Invented Binary Math
I thought they invented polynomials.
No polynomials were invented by the Bhinese.
top SpaceX Wins Use of NASA's Launch Pad 39A
0.1 Earth radius !! Here we come!!
Well, I don't know....
I would imagine You'd have to crash pretty hard to achieve that.
top UK Government drops website blocking
TheInternetGuy (2006682) writes "Plans to block websites that host copyright infringing material are to be dumped by the government." Link to Original Source
top Nokia and Apple settle patent dispute
TheInternetGuy (2006682) writes "Nokia has announced that Apple has agreed to pay royalties for use of its technologies, ending the long-running legal dispute between the two firms. "The agreement will result in settlement of all patent litigation between the companies," the Finnish firm said." Link to Original Source
top Japan underestimated the risks
TheInternetGuy (2006682) writes "
A UN nuclear safety team (IAEA) on a visit to the country has said that Japan underestimated the risk of a tsunami hitting a nuclear power plant.
However, the response to the nuclear disaster which followed the 11 March quake and tsunami was "exemplary".
I am wondering how the IAEA came to the conclusion that the disaster response has been exemplary. I live close enough that I have to wash the vegetables from my garden before eating ( yeah I know, that's a good Idea any way), so I know it enough to have an opinion.
To be honest, lets not forget that they have been working under very difficult circumstances. But Exemplary??? Not so much." Link to Original Source
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