Mathematical Breakthrough Sets Out Rules For More Effective Teleportation
IF countBeingsInChamber > 1 THEN GOTO abort_transfer
Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells Created At Stanford University
It's right after my flying car becomes available.
Steve Jobs' Yacht Impounded In Amsterdam
if his heirs were to put that ugly-ass, unseaworthy monstrosity up for sale, something tells me it would fetch a lot less.
Just call it an iYacht and you'll have people camping on the street for days to buy one.
Brain Disease Found In NFL Players
The weight of NFL players has been increasing steadily.
Number of players over 300 lbs:
In 1970 - 1
In 1980 - 3
In 1990 - 94
In 2000 - 301
In 2009 - 394
See a trend here? It's also creating health issues for active players and retired players, and is causing a shorter lifespan. This isn't your grandfather's game of fast players with leather helmets and no padding. This is a game of fat men in hard plastic armor doing a lot of blocking.
It's simple physics. F = m * a. It's a lot easier for a players to increase their weight by 50%, than it is for them to increase their speed by 50%.
Regardless of a high brain injury risk, such sports will still be attractive because:
It's a chance for poorer students to get to college.
It's a highly publicized sport, with a large fan base.
Every player you see on the NFL field is a millionaire, and is semi-famous.
7 Jailed In 'Kidney For iPad' Case In China
But that's not even enough money to cover the RIAA damages for the first two songs he pirated!
Airlines Face Acute Pilot Shortage
Maybe we can import pilots on H1-B Visas like the IT industry?
(free shipping by the airlines?)
CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns, Citing Affair
"it could be as simple as he sees the role of Director as one that should lead by example, in some way embodying the integrity of the organisation."
When the hell has integrity ever mattered in politics????
Barack Obama Retains US Presidency
I've paid attention to what they've said and, in theory, that should be the same what they do.
If you compare what they've actually said, Obama and Romney look shockingly the same on MANY issues:
Romney Vs Obama - Same Issues, Same Answers!
So why would we expect progress?
Meet the new boss - same as the old boss ...
US Supreme Court Says Wiretapping Immunity Will Stand
Meet the new boss ... same as the old boss
(lather, rinse, repeat ...)
THIS is why we need to endorse a third party, and break the Republican/Democrat chain that has gone on since
1868... just after Abraham Lincoln.
Screw them BOTH, and vote Independent.
Expenditure Report Reveals Germany Monitors Skype, Google Mail, Facebook Chat
The other country has a dictator you despise? Don't mess there, it isn't your problem. It has a dictator you like who's going to be overthrown? Don't mess there, it isn't your problem. There are troops marching into your borders. Oh, now you go and mess there.
How hard can that be?
I'm all for letting countries stay to themselves, but why does a dictator need to step on your lawn before he gets a response? Didn't most of Europe take that stance during WWII?
Germany annexed Austria, violating the Treaty of Versailles and St. Germain ... no response.
Germany invaded Czechoslovakia ... no response.
Italy conquered Albania ... no response.
Germany attacked Poland ... finally a response! (and 6 years of world war)
The Liberated Pixel Cup: a Game Making Contest From the CC, FSF, and OpenGameArt
Two pixels ... one cup?
A two-phase art competition?
>> the first phase will be about adding ...
>> the second phase ... using
I'm seeing way too many similarities for comfort.
MPAA Chief Dodd Hints At Talks To Revive SOPA
Senator Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium is a minor league baseball stadium in Connecticut. It was named after a Senator who was censured in 1967 for converting campaign funds to his personal accounts and spending the money.
That's Christopher Dodd's father. And the memorial stadium was built in 1995 during Chris Dodd's tenure as a Senator. Senator Chris Dodd has had his share of scandals too.
Something about apples not falling too far from the tree comes to mind.
Town Turns Off the Lights To See the Stars
The best night sky I've seen is in the midddle of the Mediterranian on a US Navy ship, during "wartime steaming" status. All running lights are out, and all exits to the ourside are double-doored with red lights between. There were so many stars visible that it looked fake.
Researchers Make Graphene From Girl Scout Cookies
It's a FACT ... A lot of underage crack goes into Girl Scout cookies.
Study Sez Txt Msgs Make Kidz Gr8 Spellrz
Reading is key to spelling. Read, read, read, read. Read 6 or 7 books a week. Reading Slashdot doesn't count.
If it's 7 books a week ... and each contained 300 pages ... at a rate of 1 page/minute
... that's an average of 5 hours of book reading each day.
That's more sleep than some IT people get!
Mozilla Flips Kill-Switch On Skype Toolbar
One solution to helping friend/roommates/relatives is to give them a detailed bill charging normal market rates.
Then zero out the total with a "courtesy" discount.
This serves several purposes:
It provides them, and you, a detailed record of what was done.
It lets them know that your time is worth money.
Robots May Inspire Suits Against Programmers
Maybe... But last I saw, Ford Motor Company wasn't liable for drunk drivers that use their vehicles to drink and drive
Maybe ... But there have been strong attempts to make gun manufacturers liable for the misuse of their products.
Also, as robots become more commonplace in our homes, the "Think of the children!" rally cry could be misused here too.
Stallman Worried About Chrome OS
Those who would give up their Private Data to purchase a little Temporary Convenience ...
Vuvuzelas Blare On Pirated Copies of Music Game
Won't someone please .... think of the children!
A Nude Awakening — the TSA and Privacy
You touch on the two most important ...
Yes. Yes, they did.
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