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NASA Downgrades Asteroid-Earth Collision Risk

alain_delon Kree (244 comments)

No worries, Daniel, O'Neil, Sam and Tiel'c will take care of it.

more than 5 years ago

Firefox To Replace Menus With Office Ribbon

alain_delon Please, don't do it. (1124 comments)

Please, don't.

more than 5 years ago

Stoned Wallabies Make Crop Circles

alain_delon Stuff that matters (104 comments)

Are we just reposting stories from FARK and a day late? How is this news for nerds or stuff that matters.

more than 5 years ago

Can Video Game Accessibility Go Too Far?

alain_delon Online play (164 comments)

This is more symptomatic of the rising ubiquity of on-line play than the degradation of the medium. In the past, beating the game was the only verifiable accomplishment and source for bragging rights. These days, with XBox achievements, PS3 trophies and whatnot - there is much more fine structure to what you accomplish in a game. It is fine if there is a self-play option for the first-time gamers, as long as there are hard modes and special challenges for experienced gamers to show off their skills with.

more than 5 years ago

Panasonic Begins To Lock Out 3d-Party Camera Batteries

alain_delon Sad (450 comments)

Haven't Panasonic learned anything from Sony's collection of examples of what not to do if you want to keep your position as a market leader?

more than 5 years ago

Could We Beam Broadband Internet Into Iran?

alain_delon Re:The Tor project is already doing this (541 comments)

TOR is not exactly broadband, capping at 9600 baud. The main issue with it, however is how easy it is to radiolocate ham radios (which is what one would be using for TOR in Iran). Once the government get wind of this, it would be like painting a target on your house.

more than 5 years ago

Who is your favorite fictional doctor?

alain_delon Re:Who (860 comments)

Don't play games with me! You just killed someone I like and that is not a safe place to stand! I'm the Doctor, and you're in the biggest library in the Universe. Look me up.

more than 5 years ago



First computer on the moon

alain_delon alain_delon writes  |  more than 5 years ago

alain_delon (1361705) writes "Here's a really fascinating piece on the BBC about NASA programmer Don Eyles and the team behind the storied AGC (Apollo Guidance Computer). Don was only 23 when he got the gig. Maybe it was good that he was young and naive. As he says: "I don't recall the risk and the responsibility and the fact that other people's lives were to some extent in our hands.""
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