In Mississippi, Gov't Text Messages Are Officially Public Records
Like that bastard Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York! He avoids email entirely in favor of phone conversations or Blackberry pin-to-pin messages, so there's no record of anything that goes on. Wait, no, he's a Democrat. Thank God, then, it must be perfectly OK.
Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences
Reminds me of Diogenes of Sinope:
When asked how he wished to be buried, he left instructions to be thrown outside the city wall so wild animals could feast on his body. When asked if he minded this, he said, "Not at all, as long as you provide me with a stick to chase the creatures away!" When asked how he could use the stick since he would lack awareness, he replied "If I lack awareness, then why should I care what happens to me when I am dead?"
Scientists Demonstrate Virus That Spreads Across Wi-Fi Access Points
Silicon Brains That Think As Fast As a Fly Can Smell
What's more, there are some apparently void elements in the circuit, but still the circuit stops working when these elements are removed.
Sounds like the textbook definition of the GP's, "[...] this bio-inspired stuff cannot easily be improved incrementally from seeing how it performs in practice.". I think that being able to improve things in that way is important, too, since these kinds of evolutionary processes are like rolling a ball down a hill to find the lowest point; it's good at finding the local minimum, but you don't know if you've found the best solution globally.
NSA Drowns In Useless Data, Impeding Work, Former Employee Claims
Perhaps the parent is referring to the information disclosed in this article: 9/11 Was 'Zero Day' in Intercepted Warning
Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead
It sucks enough hearing your doctor say you're going to die, but to hear it on the worldwide news? Damn.
I'll also bet that all the truck thieves in Mexico is getting a call from their mothers today, worried sick, wanting to know if they're OK.
Hotel Tycoon Seeks Property Rights On the Moon
The Moon is rather big, and therefore would take an enormous amount of energy to de-orbit or destroy it. If we ever get to the point, technologically, where we could do something like that then you'd have to be equally worried about that same catastrophe happening on Earth and ruining everything down here.
Demo of Prototype Virtual Retinal Head Mounted Display
Well, you could always blink, or just close your eyes.
UN Mounts Asteroid Defense Plan Following Chelyabinsk Meteor
What's the point of not being killed by hunger, when you get killed by an asteroid?
How Data Analytics In Education Could Create a New Class of Haves and Have-nots
Obligatory Kurt Vonnegut story: Harrison Bergeron
Promising Vaccine Candidate Could Lead To a Definitive Cure For HIV
So are you saying you don't understand that drugs cost huge amounts of money to research, develop, test, and approve?
You should go to Wiki and look up the Fallacy of Sunk Costs.
You should go to the Wiki and look up "Why the fuck would they bother investing money in all that to begin with if they plan to exsanguinate themselves by operating at a loss from the start". The sunk cost fallacy means "Don't throw good money after bad", not "Throw your money in the garbage plan because you'll never make anything out of it anyway".
It's Official: Voyager 1 Is an Interstellar Probe
Yeah, but Pioneer 11 doesn't really count towards the whole "this is how the universe will remember us" thing, since the Klingons are going to use it for target practice at the beginning of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
Could a Grace Hopper Get Hired In Today's Silicon Valley?
Do we really have to get an exact 50/50 gender split in every discipline before people will stop banging on about it?
No, only the ones where men outnumber women. Nobody seems to be interested in getting boys into nursing, for example.
Dentist Wants To Clone John Lennon Using DNA Extracted From Lennon's Tooth
First they clone Lennon. Then they clone Stallon.
Clone Sylvester Stallone? We can keep making new Rocky and Rambo movies forever!
Larry Ellison Believes Apple Is Doomed
I think it's an apt comparison. They were both jerks, they both got more credit than they deserved for things they didn't actually create, and they were both obsessed with destroying a competing product in a far-too-personal manner.
How Much Should You Worry About an Arctic Methane Bomb?
From what I understand methane is a more efficient greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, so if one believes that the methane is going to enter the atmosphere anyway then it would make sense to convert as much of it it to carbon dioxide first, with the obvious benefit of energy extraction.
Duke Energy Scraps Plans For Florida Nuclear Plant, Forced To Delay Others
I'm here to build nuclear power plants and chew bubblegum... and I'm all out of patience for the plant construction licensing process.
Improving 3-D Printing By Copying Nature
In Soviet Russia, your god Sol tans you!
Draft NASA Funding Bill Cancels Asteroid Mission For Return To the Moon
What about fluoridation of water, the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we've ever had to face?
Majority of Americans Say NSA Phone Tracking Is OK To Fight Terrorism
That article can't seem to make up its mind. First the caption for the first image says, "In the U.S. citizenship test, only 38 per cent of Americans passed [...]", and then below that it says "Although the majority passed, more than a third - 38 per cent - failed [...]". Which one is it? Did 38% fail, or did 38% pass? If Americans don't understand their government then apparently the Brits don't understand numbers, or at least are willing to ignore their meaning if it means a juicier headline.
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