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The Physics of Space Battles

aevan Re:Babylon 5 Starfury (425 comments)

Don't know if they kept it up consistently...but one of Andromeda's early eps had a battle on the viewscreen, and they wanted to rush in to help. Rommie interrupted with something close to "I'm sorry, but the battle is 5 light-minutes away. By the time we got this, it was already too late".

Another series that got it 'right' I think was Mugan no Ryvius. Ships in orbit had 'passes' where they could take shots at each other when their orbits 'lined up', but otherwise had an hour between volleys and such.

2 days ago

Google's Doubleclick Ad Servers Exposed Millions of Computers To Malware

aevan Re:And there's the reason why... (226 comments)

...and then someone will capitalise on all those customers lost, and provide an alternate they can palate. ..then they will get too big, make a drastic change or such to lose their group.. and a new alternate will emerge. It's almost like it's happened before.

about two weeks ago

German Intelligence Spying On Allies, Recorded Kerry, Clinton, and Kofi Annan

aevan Re:Oblig. Madison quote: (170 comments)

Is angels a species or position then? Is falling a bureaucratic thing, a holy impeaching? Some biological response to ethical violation?

"No True Angel would rebel against God" =P

about a month ago

News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

aevan Re:Sigh (748 comments)

It's not acceptable, because it's not accepted? *blink*

*pictures a few hundred years ago someone making the same statement with the labels reversed, to defend child brides.

about a month and a half ago

Long-Wave Radar Can Take the Stealth From Stealth Technology

aevan Re:Might cause a re-thinking of the F-35 (275 comments)

Use of AWACs dates to WW2 with them hooking up radar units on Avengers[TBM-3W]. Was a bit late to see action though. EC-121 was the awac for Vietnam.

about 2 months ago

Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"

aevan Re:Equal Share of Bandwidth (316 comments)

So you're claiming they haven't gained more customers, and so the congestion is entirely the amount downloaded, and not that downloading increased, coupled with there now being many more users fighting for that same finite bandwidth?

about 2 months ago

How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

aevan Re:5thed is irrelevant. (183 comments)

I thought it was spelled Rulemaster?

about 2 months ago

Deaf Advocacy Groups To Verizon: Don't Kill Net Neutrality On Our Behalf

aevan Hm. (76 comments)

Is Verizon's argument that Net Neutrality is bad because they cannot ransom special groups? "allow ISPs to create Internet "fast lanes" for companies that can afford to pay for speedier service" [Emphasis mine]

about 2 months ago

Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

aevan Re:The problem is... (190 comments)

Next SciFi movie special: Having a crisis of morality, a technician at a biological research facility attempts to destroy the last samples of a virulent strain. Improperly doing so, an ancient plague is revisited upon the world. Can a small town sheriff, his plucky daughter, and the random love interest survive this new apocalyptic world?

about 2 months ago

ExoLance: Shooting Darts At Mars To Find Life

aevan Re:Please, stop! (50 comments)

Good news! We found evidence of life on Mars!
Bad news... it'll take 3 years for the relief ships to get there to help the survivors.

about 2 months ago

ChickTech Brings Hundreds of Young Women To Open Source

aevan Re:Coding (158 comments)

I've seen studies go either way. I've seen claims that women CAUSE more accidents (random braking etc) that they themselves don't get INTO the accident, but effect the people they had cut off etc (claims by traffic cops). I've watch women apply makeup while making lane-changes on 6-lane highways, or declare they waited long enough to cross a highway "they'll just have to stop". Personally come across as many accidents caused by hesitation as by aggression.

tl;dr: Both genders have their share of incompetent morons.

about 2 months ago

Mt. Fuji Volcano In 'Critical State' After Quakes

aevan Re:Great (151 comments)

Eyja Fjalla Jökull

Isn't that how you summon a Deep One?

about 2 months ago

Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

aevan Re:Curious (749 comments)

I'm aware that they'd have to, which was why my question is if the government was fine with this scenario. Companies like Boeing do have presences in other countries, and I doubt the United States would appreciate Boeing complying with giving potentially sensitive information over, just because it is court-ordered in a country they do business in. Yet now, morally, they have no leg to stand on (not that they'd care in the first place).

I'm more thinking of how companies will have to twist with this, how it would effect international corporations and trade, and primarily how international agreements are pretty much a trading of concessions: belligerence like this pretty much sets it back.

about 2 months ago

Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

aevan Curious (749 comments)

Does this mean that the US Gov is fine with those same companies turning over all their data to China if a Chinese official decides he wants it? Wonder what other companies this fun can extend to.

about 2 months ago

The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

aevan Re:Why is this news? (443 comments)

Three cars, two poles, a building, 100mph..and even then, died later?
*amused* give some credit to the Tesla for him lasting that long

about 3 months ago

Krebs on Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails and Blaming Canada

aevan Re:Just visit the website? (130 comments)

So it's the new 30k oil change then?

about 3 months ago

NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

aevan Re:Let them drink! (532 comments)

As much as I really really really hate the does also come in the flavour of "think of the children"

I give no damn about some lazy ass who wants to bloat their waistline while rotting their teeth out... but watching bratlings drinking soda containers larger than their head, then later yelled at for being hyper..and then even later yelled at for being moody when they crash out...rinse repeat...

Though banning 44 oz just would mean they'd buy 22oz twice... idiots can be nothing if not determined.

about 3 months ago

Climate Change Prompts Emperor Penguins To Find New Breeding Grounds

aevan Re:HUH? (215 comments)

Avianpogenic Global Wandering

about 3 months ago

Gecko Feet Inspire Hand-Held Spider-Man Paddles

aevan Re:Taking inspiration from the movies (64 comments)

Ah, figured. There goes that idea. Still, likely some unconventional uses for them out there.

about 4 months ago


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