top The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God
top Hal Finney, PGP and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies At 58
Considering the fact that he entered cryonic suspension, I'd say he pretty much won that challenge.
top News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban
Sorry, being forced to "tolerate" someone is, for me, functionally indistinct from being forced to approve of them. I will not sit by idly and let disgusting bullshit happen just because it's now politically correct to do so. Liberals don't want tolerance, they want mind control. It's the 21st century equivalent of the missionaries going out to convert the savages - the same moral crusader instinct, and the same feeling of non-debatable, inherent moral superiority. It's up to us to resist it with all our strength, and acknowledging and king of tolerance for the enemy's ideology goes against that. Liberalism is a disease and must be fought as such.
top Tesla: A Carmaker Or Grid-Storage Company?
Have you bought your indulgences for the week, comrade? Pay the carbon tax and your sins against Gaia are forgiven!
top Putting the Wolfram Language (and Mathematica) On Every Raspberry Pi
In my experience with university mathematics and engineering departments, students, TAs and anyone who can get away with it use pirated copies. For analytical maths, there's just nothing better than Mathematica.
top Draft NASA Funding Bill Cancels Asteroid Mission For Return To the Moon
>(which I believe that would run afoul of an international treaty)
Not really. The Outer Space Treaty says anyone is allowed to settle other celestial bodies and use their natural resources, it just prohibits signatories from annexing or otherwise claiming sovereignty over extra-terrestrial territories. Signatories are also not allowed to drag nuclear weapons along, and that's the gist of it.
It's for the best, really - why bother colonising space if we're just going to use it to prolong capitalism, nationalism and hate?
about a year and a half ago
top White House: Use Metric If You Want, We Don't Care
"Metres", colonial scum.
about a year and a half ago
top North Korean Missile Raised To Firing Position, Says US Official
What a bunch of seoulless, warmongering scum.
about a year and a half ago
top Apple Bringing Second Lawsuit To Samsung, Won't Wait For Appeal
No, you need to stop giving your money to shit carriers for shit service bundled with vendor lock-in.
top SXSW: Elon Musk Talks Reusable Rockets, Tesla Controversy
The video in question:
This rocket (the Grasshopper RLV) is just a test article. It's a mass simulation of the first stage of a Falcon 9, which has been launched to orbit successfully 5 times in a row. The idea is to test and prove the re-usability concept on the Grasshopper RLV before adapting it to the first stage of the Falcon 9. They've only done small hops so far, but the plan is to continue launching the Grasshopper RLV with more and more fuel until it can replicate the trajectory of the Falcon 9's first stage and safely return, at which point they'd be ready to begin adapting the Falcon 9 first stage for a safe return and landing.
top SpaceX Cargo Capsule Reaches International Space Station
It's really a misnomer to call the space shuttle reusable. "Rebuildability" is more like it. The things had to spend months after each flight being torn apart and having every part inspected over and over and a big chunk of them replaced.
The key to economic space flight is full and rapid reusability. Payload launchers need to become as reusable as passenger aeroplanes for space flight to become routine.
top SpaceX Pressure Hammers Stuck Valves; Dragon's ISS Mission Back On Track
NASA was still operating it and flying the missions, though. SpaceX has its own mission control centre and its own astronauts.
top al-Qaeda's 22 Tips and Tricks To Dodge Drones
>3. But make sure the civilians aren't brown/muslim men "of military age", because that means they're eligible for free entry in the US indiscriminate murder program.
top Russia Says Next-Gen Spacecraft Design Ready
Just another powerpoint rocket from Putinist Russia. Like Kliper, Parom, MAKS, Rus', etc, it'll never make it into production and service as long as the official policy towards Russian rocket scientists is "the beatings will continue until morale improves".
top LG Introduces Monitor With 21:9 Aspect Ratio
Dammit, stop selling me longscreens and get back to making good 4:3 monitors.
top How Do We Program Moral Machines?
How thick are you? Pretty much all of Asimov's works dealt with how ambiguous and incomplete the three laws were and how many horrible failure modes fall well within the domain of an intelligent machine following them to the letter. That was a warning not to oversimplify AI and machine ethics in general, not a blueprint.
top Dutch Cold Case Murder Solved After 8000 People Gave Their DNA
Go back to your fallout bunker, paranoid moron.
top Coffee and Intellectual Property
Exactly this. I refuse to recognise the concept of owning ideas. If you want to protect your intellectual property, keep it in your head (and keep your head away from fMRI scanners). Once it's out in the open, it's no longer "intellectual property", it's free information.
top Gabe Newell Confirms Source 2 Engine
They could just release a new Orange Box with all of them and call it "Valve's 3: The Game".
top Thousands of Muslims Protest 'Age of Mockery' At Google's London Headquarters
It never "went viral" until the delusional morons started acting butthurt over it in public, and possibly not even then. Outrage went viral, not the video itself.
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