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Indian Mars Mission Beams Back First Photographs

UncleWilly Do I see..? (113 comments)

Is that Curiosity? I can't tell if it's waving..or giving the finger?

about three weeks ago

Solar System's Water Is Older Than the Sun

UncleWilly Re:Of course it does. (173 comments)

I agree, not being an astrophysicists, but it just makes common sense.

about three weeks ago

Boeing To Take Space Tourists On Its CST-100 Spacecraft To the ISS

UncleWilly Re:Public access (47 comments)

Am I missing something? Won't NASA pay (Boeing, or whomever) for uplifts aboard the CST-100? Or is NASA buying CST-100's, like the next shuttle.

about 1 month ago

Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US

UncleWilly Re:Do We Want Our Gov't to regulate the drones? (94 comments)

What bothers me more is how the FAA didn't see this coming. Really? Seems more like "we need to let all the lobbyist voice ($) their opinions so we know what regulations to make".

about a month ago

Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

UncleWilly Re:Simple answer (800 comments)

Another vote for this being the correct answer.

about 5 months ago

Russian Meteor Largest In a Century

UncleWilly I thought it was a piece of comet (196 comments)

I thought it was a piece of comet that exploded over Siberia's Tunguska river in 1908 - I also thought it was common knowledge - go figure.

about a year and a half ago

In a Symbolic Shift, IBM's India Workforce Likely Exceeds That In US

UncleWilly IBM (491 comments)

India Business Machines!

about 2 years ago

Sun's Twin Discovered — the Perfect SETI Target?

UncleWilly Your are correct sir (168 comments)

They are probably still driving Pintos

more than 2 years ago

Chevy Volt Meets High Resistance, GM Suspends Sales

UncleWilly expected outcome (599 comments)

It's kind of a do-nothing-well car for $40,000USD

more than 2 years ago

Web Developer Sentenced To Death In Iran

UncleWilly Wait and See (368 comments)

He will end up being pardoned and sent back to Canada, thus showing Iran as having an enlightened justice system. We've seen this over and over again.

more than 2 years ago

Long Takes In the Movies, Antidote To CGI?

UncleWilly Re:Rope! (295 comments)

Rope is great, but reels are about 10 minutes max; so with a 80 minute film it's likely 10-14 long takes

more than 3 years ago

Why Are We Losing Vertical Pixels?

UncleWilly Re:Solution (1140 comments)

Here is my solution, stop getting new laptops with less vertical pixels; it's not like you can't find them.

about 4 years ago

Can We Travel To That Exciting New Exoplanet?

UncleWilly 1040 years (662 comments)

I bet in the next 1000 years humans could figure out how to make the trip at half the speed of light (40 years).

about 4 years ago

'The Laws Are Written By Lobbyists,' Says Google's Schmidt

UncleWilly This just in (484 comments)

Water is still wet.

Really, anyone who is even moderately interested in history realizes that this has been going on in the USA since Washington left office (1797), maybe earlier.

I would put it to the readers that overall "the great experiment" has turned out better than one could have hoped. Secret wars, deals and shenanigans are generally less prevalent as the decades roll on (granted this is also evident world-wide). 100 years ago most of Europe was run by a dozen Emperors, Kings and Queens who were mostly all related (lol @ accountability). There are no more Rothschilds/Habsburgs.

about 4 years ago

Jaguar's Hybrid Jet-Powered Concept Car

UncleWilly Sweet (334 comments)

Does anyone else this these wheels would look sweet on my 2001 Saturn?

about 4 years ago

Facebook Surpasses Google For Users' Online Time

UncleWilly Re:Facebook? Try Farmville. (159 comments)

Toss on a pair of smelly overalls, the volunteer to "harvest her crops".

more than 4 years ago

Video Appliance For a Large Library On a Network?

UncleWilly Re:WD HD Live is your friend. (516 comments)

I have two of these (WB HD Live) one wired and one wireless. I am very happy with the performance. Not many bells & whistles but it gets the job done. I would recommend it. However Boxee Box seems to do all this and more (at about twice the price) but it's not available until November. I will probably get myself a boxee box for xmass :)

more than 4 years ago

Another Gulf Oil Rig Explodes

UncleWilly BP (423 comments)

I wonder if BP execs will give themselves a bonus.

"Hey! It wasn't one of ours!" bonus.

more than 4 years ago


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