Asteroid Impacts May Have Formed Life's Building Blocks
...isn't Earth what happens when a gazillion "asteroids and comets" bump into each other?
While everything on Earth came from comets (and asteroids, which are basically just sun-dried comets), this isn't about Earth. It is about one minor detail on Earth called Life.
That said: Another day, another proposed abiogenesis mechanism. I am looking forward to the day one of these gets promoted to a model.
Is Chernobyl Still Dangerous? Was 60 Minutes Pushing Propaganda?
The real thought experiment is rather more philosophical than Betteridge's law allows. It goes like this:
If Bennett Haselton writes a time and motion study on ice sales at Burning Man and nobody gives a rats arse, did he actually get laid?
You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South
Don't you read the newspaper?
There are two kinds of solar systems: "passive" systems collect the
sunlight that hits your home, and "active" systems collect the sunlight that
hits your neighbors' homes, too.
-- Dave Barry, "Postpetroleum Guzzler"
Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps
Bro I feel your pain. But we were discussing injected-Bitcoin-guy one para up on the main page.
Entrepreneur Injects Bitcoin Wallets Into Hands
next up, some guy injects it into his dick, then announces his dick will pay you.
On that topic: Bitcoin isn't the only thing this guy has injected into his hands.
Drupal Fixes Highly Critical SQL Injection Flaw
Well, that depends on:
(a) your definition of literally: (in a literal sense vs. virtually), and
(b) your definition of definition: (explanation vs. perfect example).
The irony of this situation is left as an exercise for the reader.
Ask Slashdot: An Accurate Broadband Speed Test?
It probably is not. Deep inside, the narcissist is aware that his life is an artifact, a confabulated sham, a vulnerable cocoon.
Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal
Read The Love-Hate World of the Narcissist. A snippet:
The discard is generally cruel and is based upon the narcissist's projection of his own inner loathing.
Oh and by the way Alex. Laughing at your own jokes? Fantasies of success.
Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss
If it is called "How To Win Elections and Influence People Through Populism and Fear Mongering", then yes.
Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"
Everybody knows Hans Reiser. I'm impressed by the Dan Quayle connection: "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."
FBI Plans To Open Up Malware Analysis Tool To Outside Researchers
Yeah. Just long sentences.
Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista
Other than that pointer-intensive 64-bit programs run more slowly than pointer-intensive 32-bit programs because of all the cache misses.
Donald Knuth was wrong. The cache hit problem is of minor significance. Most programs use 10% or less of memory for pointers and 90% or more for data. Most (but not all) of the others have an infrastructure problem. Most often, it is poor choice of language.
Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?
Invite yourself around, sit down at their machines, right click on the task bar and select 'Start Task Manager.' Look over particularly the Processes tab and its CPU and memory columns, also the Performance tab and its Resource Monitor button. Take some notes, and think a while. You might earn yourself a free dinner.
Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?
same reason there won't be a windows 13
You sure? There could be an ace buddy film starring Tom Hanks as Paul Allen, Macaulay Culkin as Bill Gates and Mike Myers as Fat Bastard.
Fukushima Radiation Still Poisoning Insects
Earth will become unsuitable for life in about 1.2 billion years (give or take a few hundred million years) due to the increase of solar luminosity.
Tell that to a few hyperthermophiles.
Fukushima Radiation Still Poisoning Insects
Why don't you move to Fukushima or Chernnobyl?
Fukushima: too many insects. Chernobyl: too many forest fires.
Astronomers Find Star-Within-a-Star, 40 Years After First Theorized
... and it took all of three seconds to find the article-within-the-article. Star Within a Star: Thorne-Zytkow Object Discovered (04 June 2014)
Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease
Well - no, and no. Recall that schizophrenia is a perception-of-reality disorder and has almost nothing to do with dissociative identity (a.k.a. multiple personality) disorder
New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails
To me, they're sounding more and more like the Ministry Of Truth.
Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation
I'm not banned on wikipedia: I can edit there all I like ...
Yes! I remember that. How'd it go again?
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