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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

glwtta Re:Orbital (443 comments)

And it's not the first time they've blown up rockets rather than shooting them into space.

To be fair, the mechanics of the two things can be very similar.

about a month ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

glwtta 10 years? Let me check the translation... (571 comments)

"We haven't finished inventing it yet, but when we do, it'll be awesome."

XKCD seems to be pretty spot on here.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

glwtta The future is here! (100 comments)

And it's fucking annoying!

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

glwtta Re:bing dat (100 comments)

Gosh, how awful of Microsoft to let their research labs get on with research, rather than constantly cramming corporate identity branding down their throats.

Truly evil.

about a month and a half ago
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Google Partners With HTC For Latest Nexus Tablet

glwtta Re:Ecch ... (74 comments)

Out of curiosity, what would you use an "HTC Sync Manager" for?

I have an M7, and I've never heard of such a thing.

about 2 months ago
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13-Year-Old Finds Fungus Deadly To AIDS Patients Growing On Trees

glwtta Re:English isn't my native language, but... (134 comments)

English is a naturally ambiguous language

What an odd thing to say. It's not any more or less ambiguous than almost any other language.

You do, however, need to apply a modicum of effort to make sure that whatever word slop you just barfed on the page is readable to others. Slashdot "editors" notoriously refuse to do so, though.

about 3 months ago
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World's Fastest Camera Captures 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second

glwtta Re:Doesn't that come with another problem? (94 comments)

Yup, I'm getting 0.06813 mm per frame.

Pretty damn impressive, but then again, that thing apparently can only record 6 frames at a time, making the whole article misleading to the point of being complete bullshit.

about 3 months ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

glwtta Re:What's a reboot? (252 comments)

Tim Choate who played my favorite character, Zathras

Don't forget he also played my favorite character: Zathras.

about 3 months ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

glwtta Re:In breaking news (252 comments)

Just... fuck you.

about 3 months ago
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Can We Call Pluto and Charon a 'Binary Planet' Yet?

glwtta Re:What debate? (115 comments)

That's what 'arbitrary' means.

about 4 months ago
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Can We Call Pluto and Charon a 'Binary Planet' Yet?

glwtta This is pretty damn silly (115 comments)

This mission will put a new spotlight on Pluto and its âoedwarf planetâ status, potentially highlighting its current classification as a woefully inadequate description of such a dynamic and interesting binary system.

Ok, so it's a "binary dwarf planet" - can we tone down the prose now?

about 4 months ago
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Can We Call Pluto and Charon a 'Binary Planet' Yet?

glwtta What debate? (115 comments)

Planet and Dwarf Planet are arbitrary labels defined by the IAU.

How can you "debate" about that?

about 4 months ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

glwtta Heh, nice poll (152 comments)

So far, these are the words in the question that no one can agree on a definition for:

1. stream
2. media
3. consume
4. percentage

Roughly in descending order of disagreement.

about 4 months ago
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Researchers Find Evidence of How Higgs Particle Imparts Mass

glwtta Re:Another giant leap? (91 comments)

That's all well and good, but it's still just talking about whether the Higgs field/boson imparts mass, not how.

about 4 months ago
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Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

glwtta "more or less exactly" (347 comments)

That is the stupidest thing I've read today.

The headlines seems needlessly sensationalist (I know, shocking!) since apparently we're saying that photons don't always travel at the speed of light, not that the speed of light needs to be "corrected".

about 5 months ago
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HP Unveils 'The Machine,' a New Computer Architecture

glwtta That's great, but... (257 comments)

Will the output be limited to a single number?

about 5 months ago
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I Want a Kindle Killer

glwtta Re:Missing the point (321 comments)

I hadn't heard of Calibre either, before I googled for a way to get non-Amazon content on the Kindle.

Sure, ePub support would be great. The current situation is mildly annoying, but not something that keeps me up at night.

about 6 months ago

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How the Berkeley Overmind Won the 2010 StarCraft A

glwtta glwtta writes  |  more than 3 years ago

glwtta (532858) writes "StarCraft, one of the most popular games ever made, also serves as the perfect proving ground for artificial intelligence. Here's the inside story of how a Berkeley team won the world's first StarCraft AI competition with code that can beat even pro-level human players."
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