Details of Chinese Spacecraft's Asteroid Encounter
people who treat each other like shit : China Y / USA Y
all of who treat everyone who's not [LOCAL] like shit : China Y / USA Y
What a stupid culture : China Y / USA Y
great, your civilizatiion's four thousand years old : China Y / USA N
bury pottery armies : China Y / USA N
oppress your own people (and other people)? : China Y / USA N
Ahem... Seems they beat you on Culture and artifacts. /flamebait
Details of Chinese Spacecraft's Asteroid Encounter
I roughly translate a good word from a french comic named Coluche :
"In the communist system man is a wolf for man. In the capitalist system it's the opposite"
New Face Paint Protects Soldiers Against Bomb Blasts
just, democratic[...] government
Ok, I'll bite...
Just AND Democratic is nigh impossible. Masses have a tendency to create their own exclusion zone. We have a few centuries of classical greek and roman histories to illustrate the point of view of Democracy. More recently the USSR and other 'democratic' countries have shown how fast a democratic government can grow sour.
Also we live in a Republic, and not a place where "every voice counts". It's too easy to manipulate the masses in a democratic system, as the Game Theory that would allow a democratic world is unapplicable, the conditions being that all participant are fully informed AND take the most logical decision to maximise gains.
Just AND Government is also quite difficult to define, except if you consider 'Just' as meaning that the laws are applied the same to everybody, which in itself is a nice intellectual consideration.
Please remember that we do not have the BEST system, just one of the less bad...
Now a perfect democratic system is the Tyranny. One vote, that of the tyrant. All the rest are equals.
But then it might not be your preferred system ?
Iran's Smart Concrete Can Cope With Earthquakes and Bombs
"So as far as Israel being a threat... well, no, Israel isn't a threat. Not unless you think the idea of a radical theocracy armed with nuclear-tipped ICBMs is a potential threat."
There, corrected that for you ...
Your Next TV Interface Will Be a Tablet
until you punch in the air as your team is close to scoring a goal and find yourselt automatically switched to the cooking channel...
Programming Error Doomed Russian Mars Probe
Due to a personnal matter I recently relocated in Oymyakon, Sakha Republic, Russia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oymyakon) and would like to offer my services as a programmer
Of my many qualities I would mention a strong, renewed passion for code quality and testing.
Some nights I shiver, alone, remembering that fatefull commit ...buro
Radioactive Concrete From Fukushima Found In New Construction
Seems to improve that classic, yellow complexion somehow...
(/sarcasm_off... -- This indicator is a necessary precaution, mostly because of mods with atrophied sense of humor, and racists with an exarcebated one...)
Reverse Robocall Turns Tables On Politicians
Ah yes, maybe.
If you try... and it works... and you survive...
Please post 8p
Graphene Spun Into Meter-Long Fibers
And tell me why we don't already have Gigawatt, Flying batteries Overlords ?
Darn, lazy scientists !
1 / Read /., and not your gloosy, SCIENCE magazine
2 / SPEAK TO EACH OTHER, SU****RS !!!
3 / * ? *
4 / Profit
Stanford Researchers Invent Everlasting Battery Material 180
Research Promises Drastically Increased LiOn Capacity 378
Highly Efficient Oxygen Catalyst Found 156
Researchers Demonstrate Quantum Levitation 133
Superior Anode For Lithium-Ion Batteries Developed 77
Boosting Battery Storage With Seaweed 59
Polymer Gel Shows Promise For Smaller, Cheaper Batteries 108
Transparent Lithium-Ion Battery Created 91
Aluminum-Celmet Could Increase EV Range By 300% 182
MIT Develops Fast Charging Liquid Flow Batteries 135
Integrating Capacitors Into Car Frames 189
Suggesting Innovative Uses For Retired Space Shuttles
Nahh, what better fate than a .... MONSTER GARAGE DRAGSTER ....
(small cute chutes are even already included)
ah, yes, dibs on the toolbox with titanium cutting torch .... :p
Japanese Team Finds New Source of Rare Earth Elements
To paraphrase a comment I read on this :
In the mining industry there is possibly two words for those rare metal deposit : ore, and dirt.
Ore is the state where you can collect it for less than the market price and make a benefit.
Dirt is the other one, aka 5 km deep underwater where the cost of recovering it TODAY would WAY exceed the possible ore value.
N.B. : IANADSM (I Am Not A Deep Sea Miner)
Soldier Re-Grows Leg Muscle After Experimental Procedure
there was a huge problem wit the technology, every time you started running it looked like goddam 70s slow motion.
Also the noise was awful, sounded like an horrible little crescendo tune in a loop.
Too many defaults for the cost, we had to bin it 8p
Linus Renames 2.6.40 Kernel To Linux 3.0, Announces Release Candidate
You know reverse polish notation ?
This is the inverse finnish version 8p
After MS-Nokia Pact, Many Nokia Workers Walk Out In Protest
if provided by business, most of the times you will get a blackberry, just like I did.
And it will all be managed by a disgruntled windows admin allowing you almost no possibility to install anything on it, or change any of the options.
So basically I have a dumbphone where I can also write emails, but blackberry big.
chimes a bell to anyone ?
Ruby Dropped In Netbeans 7
thrust it, and you rape what you sow...8p
New Study Links Video Games and Mental Problems
1/10th of ppl are subject to mental deficiencies of some sort
Because of that 1/10th, we cannot drink in the street, smoke cannabis, drive fast, etc...mostly because that small fringe of the population cannot cope with it.
So I propose we start discriminating on those 1/10th of the population and stop making the live of the 9/10th miserable. Wanna smoke dope ? have a psy check. Wanna drive fast ? have a "left lane permit". Wanna drink in the street ? "pass a binge check and prove you are not agressive when you drink.
You fail ? I still get to enjoy life....
New App Mixes New Drinks With What You Have
It's an app on the iphone ok, but Filemaker Pro allowed me to do that in 1990 ...
Now an app that, when launched, uses te camera to automatically identify the bottles and gives me a cocktail list, now THAT would have been cool...
German Kindergartens Ordered To Pay Copyright For Songs
So next time your hear the question "But who will think about the children ?" you will have the answer...
Amazon Taking Down Erotica, Removing From Kindles
New Patent : "One Click Erasure of stuff you Bought by us"...
WikiLeaks Defenders Threaten Amazon
There has been a few days (and a few harrassing plane tranfers) where the flaying of a TSA agent would have been welcome...
Seems someone is going after my older posts and adding (removing, really) some troll or overrated karma mods on whatever I wrote.
Usually after 5-6 days have passed I find that 4-5 older posts have lost points, and all those posts are moderated in a negative way, and all those mods happen in the same day.
funny, no ?
Someone out there dislikes me enough to go to the trouble of investing his karma points on me...
And he/she/it didn't even put him/her/itself if my foes list...
A person that seems to feel that I think my slashdot karma level has an importance to me, btw.
So I think I have an Anonymous Foe.
well, I won't lose sleep on that.
But maybe I will start a sig on that subject.