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NASA's Space Launch System Searches For a Mission

danomatika Mars Flyby in 2021 (53 comments)

The SLS could have a mission: an Apollo 8 style Mars flyby in 2021:

That would actually fit within the current flight plan if it became EM-2. 580 days with a larger, livable service module could do it. That would be a mission worth a heavy lift vehicle and an actual date as opposed to "maybe we'll go to Mars in the 2030s" ...

about a month ago

Ars Editor Learns Feds Have His Old IP Addresses, Full Credit Card Numbers

danomatika Re:The Stasi & Stripes (217 comments)

How is this different from what the Stasi did?

It's *alot* easier now?

about 2 months ago

Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand

danomatika Re:Third hand? (77 comments)

Some context from Stelarc's website:

The hand was completed in 1980 in Yokohama. It was based on a prototype developed at Waseda University. It was constructed with the assistance of Imasen in Nagoya. It has been used in performances by the artist between 1980- 1998 in Japan, the USA, Europe and Australia. It has become the best- known and longest-used performance object for the artist. Originally it was designed as a semi- permanent attachment to the body, but because of skin irritation from electrode gel and the weight of the hand, support structure and the battery pack (approx. 2 kgms), it could not be worn continuously and thus it became a special performance device. The Third Hand has come to stand for a body of work that explored intimate interface of technology and prosthetic augmentation- not as a replacement but rather as an addition to the body. A prosthesis not as a sign of lack, but rather a symptom of excess. The Third Hand performances, with amplified body signals and sounds, have contributed to cyborg discourses on the body, included in more recent performances such as FRACTAL FLESH, PING BODY and PARASITE. See documentation of the performance postcards for a conceptual context.

about 2 months ago

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

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

He probably wasn't wearing a seat belt. Judging from the pictures the driver's compartment and front seat were intact, so the crash would have probably been survivable if he was buckled up.

about 2 months ago

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

danomatika Obama! (443 comments)

It's Obama's fault!

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Dedicated Low Power Embedded Dev System Choice?

danomatika UDOO (183 comments)

Check out the UDOO:

A pretty capable machine at a decent price and low power draw. Yes more than a Raspberry PI, but multi cores and real USB controller is worth it (at least for my realtime audio needs).

about 2 months ago

Thousands of Leaked KGB Files Are Now Open To the Public

danomatika Re:Strictly speaking... (95 comments)

Strictly speaking, trove is an adjective.

Strictly speaking, you're wrong. Trove is a noun for "a collection of objects" and short for "treasure-trove". Ref:

about 2 months ago

ESA Shows Off Quadcopter Landing Concept For Mars Rovers

danomatika Kilrathi stole yer name (104 comments)

StarTiger's Dropter

What the hell kind of name is that? Is this Wing Commander?

about 2 months ago

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal By Google Over Street View Data Collection

danomatika boo hoo (113 comments)

its Street View cars were accessing email, web history and other data on unencrypted Wi-Fi networks. A Google spokesman said the company was disappointed that the Supreme Court had declined to hear the case.

Boo hoo Google. By their logic, if I leave my door unlocked, the Google Street View car driver can stop his vehicle, open my door, and read the documents on my desk? Hey, I left my door unlocked so I was asking for it!

about 3 months ago

The Bursting Social Media Advertising Bubble

danomatika Re:No one is ever influenced by advertising (254 comments)

I find myself preferring name brands simply because I've just seen their logos and heard their names before.

That seems rather silly, if that's your only reason.

It's totally silly. I'm not defending advertising or supporting it. I'm ashamedly acknowledging it's effect on myself. I certainly don't like it! It's gotten to all of us to certain degrees. If we don't recognize what that extent is, were truly doomed.

about 2 months ago

The Bursting Social Media Advertising Bubble

danomatika Re:No one is ever influenced by advertising (254 comments)

The point of advertising is not to sell products but to promote their existence. Laugh all you want at the Ronco Rotisserie Chicken machines or Ginzu knives, but we *all* know them. I find myself preferring name brands simply because I've just seen their logos and heard their names before. That's what advertising is for.

about 2 months ago

Docker 1.0 Released

danomatika pant? (88 comments)

I thought this was about pant ... which should be at LEAST 2.0.

about 3 months ago

Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

danomatika Re:Good bye source compatibility (636 comments)

A C/C++ backend and platform-specific front ends aren't an option?

about 4 months ago

Google Foresees Ads On Your Refrigerator, Thermostat, and Glasses

danomatika No. (355 comments)

No. Thank. You. Why is this now the default instead of delivering a device that just works without the internet?

about 4 months ago

The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

danomatika Re:It's called (260 comments)

A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

about 6 months ago

How An Astronaut Nearly Drowned During a Space Walk

danomatika Re:Stupid question (144 comments)

Couldn't he have, you know, drank the water that was building up?

Without gravity, water floats in bubbles you can't easily blow out of the way and the surface tension can keep the film intact over your nose & mouth if their is enough. If you inhale a bubble, all you have is the force of your breath to blow it out. You can easily imagine a scenario where you run out of air in your lungs as the bubbles keep floating in front of your face in the helmet. Scary is putting it mildly.

about 7 months ago

Github Rolls Out New Text Editor Atom

danomatika looks like ... (82 comments)

Looks like Sublime Text as a web browser. Now when you screw up, you're tab will show a frowny face.

about 7 months ago


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