Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?
Another vote for this being the correct answer.
Russian Meteor Largest In a Century
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.
In a Symbolic Shift, IBM's India Workforce Likely Exceeds That In US
India Business Machines!
Astronomers Watch Star Devouring Planet
I bet $20 we crack the 4th dimension in, say.. 500 million years. After that, none of this really matters.
Sun's Twin Discovered — the Perfect SETI Target?
They are probably still driving Pintos
Chevy Volt Meets High Resistance, GM Suspends Sales
It's kind of a do-nothing-well car for $40,000USD
Web Developer Sentenced To Death In Iran
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.
Long Takes In the Movies, Antidote To CGI?
Rope is great, but reels are about 10 minutes max; so with a 80 minute film it's likely 10-14 long takes
Why Are We Losing Vertical Pixels?
Here is my solution, stop getting new laptops with less vertical pixels; it's not like you can't find them.
Can We Travel To That Exciting New Exoplanet?
I bet in the next 1000 years humans could figure out how to make the trip at half the speed of light (40 years).
'The Laws Are Written By Lobbyists,' Says Google's Schmidt
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.
Jaguar's Hybrid Jet-Powered Concept Car
Does anyone else this these wheels would look sweet on my 2001 Saturn?
Facebook Surpasses Google For Users' Online Time
Toss on a pair of smelly overalls, the volunteer to "harvest her crops".
Video Appliance For a Large Library On a Network?
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 http://www.dlink.com/boxeebox 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 :)
Another Gulf Oil Rig Explodes
I wonder if BP execs will give themselves a bonus.
"Hey! It wasn't one of ours!" bonus.
Artist Photoshops Scenes From WWII Into Present Day
I'm sorry, I think it's stupid
Plowing Carbon Into the Fields
A big plague would be better. War tends to kill young men disproportionately. Also all that wasted money on war tools (fuel, ammo, weapons).
A global plague could thin out the herd by 1/3, taking the old (less Soc Sec $!) the young (less tax $ for schools!) and the sick. However this only really buys us time. Also, World Trade / Economy would at least take on a death like stagger, if not go into a coma.
Not to mention triggering a few revolutions around the world.
Certainly would shake things up a bit.
How To Stretch Your Security Dollar
Or follow the herd and move off-shore.
The Risks and Rewards of Warmer Data Centers
We have replaced Tom's Decaf with DOUBLE ESPRESSO this morning, let's see if he's noticed the difference..
A New Robotic Hand That Can "Feel"
When we more fully understand and modify humans through genetics, etc., it will make these mechanics look like stone spears do today.
Just imagine if we could grow a new limb with some daily therapy in only a few months; or if humans were Radiation Hardened at the cellular level from birth.
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