Underwear Invention Protects Privacy At Airport
Let's get the terminology right here. It's called "gate rape".
Google To Shut Down 411 Service
And one ring to control them all!
Sorry got carried away..
A New Take On the Fermi Paradox
I don't think "time to destination" is as important as the expectation after achieving said destination. Once you can justify going somewhere (colonize, genocide, exploit resources, etc.) then it probably wouldn't really matter how long it takes to get somewhere.
Remember, not all civilizations in the universe will have an earthly lifespan of just 80 years. Perhaps lifetimes of other worlds are in the 10s of thousands of years and such 500 year journeys aren't that big of a deal.
3rd-Grader Busted For Jolly Rancher Possession
>>>Parents have the CHOICE to not send their kids to the local public district schools
Yeah but we don't have a choice to stop sending them our money. Schools hold a monopoly much like Comcast has a monopoly in my home town. The difference is I can choose not to pay Comcast any dollars (and therefore not have internet). I don't have that choice with the schools. Even if I send my kid to Apple Elementary, the public school is still sucking dollars from my wallet.
The money should follow the child just the same way it works in European schools.
Well I live in New Jersey and this is precisely how it works. I have the choice to send my child to charter school in another county 30 minutes away and I pay nothing extra. The monies I pay for school taxes follows my child. So in NJ (at least), you do have a choice AND the money follows them.
Voyager 2 Speaking In Tongues
Since Voyager isn't as close to a large gravitational field like the Earth, isn't its frame of reference in time different? It's been 33 years for us, but maybe its only been a few years for it?
Fake Antivirus Peddlers Outpacing Real AV Firms
Well just for your information, my filter is working quite well thank you!
I'm just not quite sure how it works when they never actually connected it to my water pipes but hey I'm still alive to post this thanks to my filter!
Obama To Decide On New Weapons
I would imagine a great panic since neither country has publicized any weapon other than a nuclear capable ICBM and our intelligence probably would confirm this. This is a stupid comparison. Obviously an ICBM from Russia/China is a nuke. And obviously our missile defense shield would eliminate a single ICBM threat not requiring a full nuclear retaliatory action.
Continuing our game.. now I'm imagining I'm Iran. I think I want to nuke someone.. oh wait our nuclear launch vehicles were just blown the fuck up an hour later. What the hell just happened? Oh that's right, the Americans have a 60 minute counter to our stupidity. So we're out of nukes now, time to invade Israel with conventional warfare because we should respond to the American action? I doubt it. More like we deny we were going to nuke anyone and blame the US for terrorist actions against our country.
And as for inspecting our weapons. We only need justify our weapons claims to those who hold an equal threat of invading/annihilating our own soil. Iran does not fall into this category. Iran can either choose to believe the public intel or test it's luck against it. Which do you think they will choose?
Obama To Decide On New Weapons
1. The US agreed in the Bush era that it could be misinterpreted as a nuclear ICBM, however in nuclear war (especially in a preemptive strike scenario), there is not tactical advantage to launching a SINGLE missile at your nuclear foe. So the notion this could be misinterpreted is ridiculous.
2. The military has a blank check, therefore a blank budget. We've long surpassed the millions mark of military toys. Not to mention, do you really think you have a say in what the military wants?
3. The point was to have a state side solution to an imminent [nuclear] threat. Having a base in another country doesn't make you military ready to fight a war on a moments notice. It takes time to deploy supplies/troops/etc. This is a 60 minute solution. Not to mention, why wait for an ICBM to launch and counter with ABMs when you can take it out before it ever reaches launch capability? This isn't the solution for nuclear super powers, its for the little guys like Iran with only a handful of nukes where you can take the threat out in one shot.
Listen, in the end this is being put out there as the next evolution in warfare. The US must maintain their role on the playground and this is the latest thing to make a potential threat think about messing with us. Nukes are so '80s.
Obama To Decide On New Weapons
The fact that the new weapon is moving at supersonic speeds (in excess of Mach 3) that are generating a condition that requires special heat shielding like the space shuttle, I doubt that even a PAC-3 missile moving which moves at Mach 5 would be a match for it. Although its a good thing we're the only ones with PAC-3 ABMs.
Time Bomb May Have Destroyed 800 Norfolk City PCs' Data
Deleting system32 allows you to Tri-Force correctly on /b/ .
Typical ambient noise level, where I am right now:
220 dB - when I'm making children
Texas Teen Arrested Under New Online Harassment Law
Are you kidding me?
How exactly should the girl's parents "have thought about this." when they probably weren't even aware of it? How exactly do you infer that the girl's actions are a direct result of the parent's lack of trying to teach their child morals, values, and manners?
You obviously are not a parent. I, however, am one and I can assure you that you teach your children the best you can and in the end they make their own decisions be it good or bad regardless of the upbringing you had for your children.
Up to this incident, this girl's worst punishment was probably being grounded and her computer/TV taken away from her. This isn't like a kid was busted for assault or drugs and may spend some time in juvenile detention and still end up with NO RECORD. This girl posted some text on a social website and now will be punished by ruining her life with a FELONY. This is beyond ridiculous.
Why the FBI Director Doesn't Bank Online
I filter all of my bank snail mail into the trash along with my email and never answer the phone to triple ensure I'm never a victim.
If its important, the cops can come out to my house and serve me my eviction notice in person.
Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
The problem isn't just Iran becoming nuclear armed. There are several other countries (Venezuela comes to mind) that are watching Iran push the international community around and may feel they can do the same exact thing and go down the road of nuclear arming.
I don't trust the countries that DO have nukes to not blow up the planet, let alone the countries that harbor terrorists and put out threats of using them to wipe out another race. Iran must be dealt with.
Beamed Space Solar Power Plant To Open In 2016?
I agree. The last "satellite" launch went off flawlessly... according to North Korea.
When Your Backhoe Cuts "Black" Fiber
Wait wookies are Al-Qaeda?
Phoenix Police Seize PCs of a Blogger Critical of the Department
This is what happens when panic'd decisions are made. The police force thinks they can go in and silence the whole thing with a BS warrant and put an end to it, only for the story to be picked up nation wide and now they're drawing way more attention than ever.
Serves them right. This looks like a clear cut abuse of power by the department and now that the story is national, hopefully some heads will roll.
Offshore Windpower To Potentially Exceed US Demand
We will arm our windmills with frikkin' laser beams of course.
New Champions Online Details
Using Warhammer as an example, Warhammer itself generated new interest in the MMO market that spawned NEW players, not just "stolen" players from another game [WoW].
People need to stop thinking that the amount of MMO players is already an established limit. The pool of potential MMO gamers is continually growing and new games like this will flourish from the fresh blood of new games. Not to mention, it may jump start interest in CoH by their old players much like Warhammer did for WoW.
Seriously, what would YOU consider a smarter move.. creating a new MMO in another genre of the MMO market that they have to compete against and know nothing about? Or stick with the superhero MMO genre of which they already control and try out new ideas that simply don't fit in their current game, but would make a great new one?
US Pentagon Plans For a Spy Blimp
that's no MOON, it's a friggin' space station..err.. floating recon balloon thing. whew
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