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Space Station Astronauts Gain Internet Access

butterwise Re:Space Porn (201 comments)

Followed by a similar study of astronauts developing furry palms.

more than 4 years ago
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Space Station Astronauts Gain Internet Access

butterwise what year is this? (201 comments)

ummm... what took so long?

more than 4 years ago
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Oldest Skeleton In New World Discovered

butterwise Re:Everyone? (485 comments)

I've known a lot of evangelical Christians and NONE of them think the world was created 6000 years ago.

Yeah, that would be absurd. Any evangelical Christian knows the world is only 4000 years old.

about 6 years ago

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Major MySpace redesign

butterwise butterwise writes  |  more than 6 years ago

butterwise writes "ARS Technica is reporint that, "Starting Monday, five major areas of MySpace will receive a major redesign and feature upgrade: navigation, profile editor, search, and MySpaceTV player." The goal is to put a little distance between itself and primary rival Facebook, "re-arming itself in its battle for global social network dominance."

Perhaps a more effective solution would be to present a keynote address at SXSW 2009 in the form of an interview with Sarah Lacy."

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Concerns as Object Floats Past Shuttle

butterwise butterwise writes  |  more than 6 years ago

butterwise writes "From the NY Times: "On Friday, a day before the space shuttle Discovery is supposed to return from orbit to its landing strip at the Kennedy Space Center, members of the crew noticed an object floating away from the shuttle into space... The Discovery is scheduled to land as early as Saturday, though problems like rain, low clouds over the landing strip [or pieces of the spacecraft falling off] could lead mission managers to delay the landing to later on Saturday, or put it off to Sunday or Monday.""
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Google Co-Founder Books a Space Flight

butterwise butterwise writes  |  more than 6 years ago

butterwise writes "Do no evil... In space! Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, has made a $5 million investment in Space Adventures which will serve as a deposit on a future flight of a Soyuz rocket. Space Adventures plans to announce the flight and Mr. Brin's participation in a news conference Wednesday morning at the Explorers Club in New York."
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Galaxy Blasts Neighbor with Deadly Jet

butterwise butterwise writes  |  more than 6 years ago

butterwise writes "Space.com is reporting that "for the first time astronomers have witnessed a supermassive black hole blasting its galactic neighbor with a deadly beam of energy."

"The 'death star galaxy,' as NASA astronomers called it, could obliterate the atmospheres of planets but also trigger the birth of stars in the wake of its destructive beam. Fortunately, the cosmic violence is a safe distance from our own neck of the cosmos.""

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Start-up Ribbit hops into Web telephony

butterwise butterwise writes  |  more than 6 years ago

butterwise writes "CNet News is reporting on a start-up telephony company, Ribbit, that "has built a telephony switch that can connect Web-based phone calls to a variety of phone networks, including voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, services like Skype." THese services can be accessed through Flex-based APIs giving developers "the ability to send and receive calls from a Web application and transcribe a voice message into text." So how are they going to pay for all this? "The company intends to make money by charging directly for its voice service or sharing revenue with partners that use its platform to embed voice services, executives said.""
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Almost 1/2 U.S. Internet users 'Google' themselves

butterwise butterwise writes  |  more than 6 years ago

butterwise writes "Do you really want to know that much (or that little) about yourself?

As users post more information about themselves on social networking sites and elsewhere, they are also conducting more online searches about themselves, according to a new study. Almost half of all U.S. Internet users (47%) have searched for information about themselves online, up from 22% in 2002, according to a report released yesterday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
Sometimes too much information is a bad thing..."

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Exploding Comet Burns Bright

butterwise butterwise writes  |  more than 6 years ago

butterwise writes ""Comet Holmes is exploding and its coma, a cloud of gas and dust illuminated by the sun, has grown to be bigger than the planet Jupiter. The comet lacks the tail usually associated with such celestial bodies but can be seen in the northern sky, in the constellation Perseus, as a fuzzy spot of light about as bright as the stars in the Big Dipper." Let the pr0n jokes commence..."
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Porn Spammers receive Five Years

butterwise butterwise writes  |  more than 6 years ago

butterwise writes "Two words "porn" and "spam" have been forever linked ever since e-mail became a mainstay in our digital lives. Now let's hope the two phrases "porn spam" and "jail time" become forever tied. Two spammers were prosecuted under the U.S. anti-spam law CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and received five years in prison last week. Full Story"

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