top NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop Update Performance Explored
PC gamers hate joysticks.
I'm not throwing hundreds of $$$ into Star Citizen just to fly around with a mouse....
top Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination
The Pope seems to be more on the side of Bill Nye in this debate. Huh.
top MAVEN Spies Mars' Atmosphere Leaching Out Into Space
I'd love to see how it compares to the expected values. Can you stick it into a model based on the known equations, turn the crank, and tell what the temperature used to be on Mars thousands of years ago? Hrmm, would be a fun thesis topic.
top Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior In Female Mice
"What is the difference between a man and a parasite? A man builds. A parasite asks "Where is my share?" A man creates. A parasite says, "What will the neighbors think?" A man invents. A parasite says, "Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of god..."
Quoting a character based upon the writings of a woman is the perfect way to end... whatever that was. Well done.
top China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons
Someone in China must have played it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... about a month and a half ago
top Marines Put Microsoft Kinect To Work For 3D Mapping
I swear, we could make Slashdot twice as intelligent by getting rid of the 7 digit ids.
It might be funny that this is posted as AC to bypass showing the id. I can't be sure though since mine has too many digits...
top If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?
German consumers pay a lot of money to subsidize big corporations and manufacturers of solar and energy-intensive manufacturing is being outsourced from Germany. Is that what you want for the US?
As opposed to not paying attention and possibly screwing up the climate? Which may lead to billions of deaths as people scramble to readapt crops to new conditions? Yes. I think I can spend a few more $ a month for that.
top Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts
My wearing glasses is proof I was abducted by aliens, right?
top Scientists Find Traces of Sea Plankton On ISS Surface
Star Whales coming soon to a galaxy near you!!
Woah!! Let's calm down here! We should start with engineering space jellyfish first and work up....
top Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?
This is what the acronym means for many people who play online games. I just wanted you guys to know so you'll understand the giggles coming from the back of the room at every meeting.
top Study: Rats Regret Making the Wrong Decision
The unfortunate thing about pet rats is they just don't live that long.
*nodnod* I'm hoping the Gambian Pouched Rat will be domesticated more over the years. Their lifespans are ~8 years. APOPO seems to be doing okay with them so far.
Also, I would mod you up if I could just based on your username.
top Astronomers Calculate How To Spot Life On an Alien Earth
Lifeforms... *bleep blup bleep bleep* you tiny little lifeforms... *bleep blup bleep bleep* you precious little lifeforms... *snipsnapsnap clap* where are you? *dootootootootoo bleebleeblue*
top Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All
The Portland city water supply is continually tested, and those tests have repeatedly shown the water to be of higher quality (in terms of dissolved solids/minerals and contaminants) than most of the city/municipal water supplies in the United States -- despite the lack of treatment and open reservoirs.
Yep. Looking at kidney death rates on this map tends to agree with that:
top Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"
If you want to watch the scariest movie you'll ever see, then check out The Day After right now. It's a 30 year-old film about what would happen if the US and Russia nuked each other. The imagery and savagery are horrific -- not for the amazing visual effects, but that they are applied to innocent bystanders just living life at home.
It should be required viewing for everyone beating the war drums.
top Water Filtration With a Tree Branch
"It's so beautiful. It's hard to believe these spores could kill me."
top Why Can't Big Government Launch a Website?
Do you really think the government could get its act together enough to put a person on the moon again? Have you been paying attention?
We could just have someone climb the paperwork?
top Engineers Design Tornado Proof Home
My cave does just fine already. Free AC and heat year round too. Mold is kinda a problem. And bears.
top New Real Life Laser-Rifle Cuts Through Metal Like a Blowtorch
I find it hard to call this a "laser rifle." Aside fromt he fact that rifles are rifles because of the rifling in the barrel (grooves which cause the bullet to spin), Rifles have a medium to long range. This appears to have only a slightly greater effective range then my Oxy-Fuel torch (which is to say, less then a foot).
It looks like it'd be simple to move the lens and refocus the beam further away. Then the blower to get the debris out of the way wouldn't work though. And it'd probably also be really hard to keep the thing on target. I can't even hold a little laser pointer without looking like a spaz.
top No Upper Bound On Phone Record Collection, Says NSA
Never going to happen in the US.
The fluoride does a pretty good job, yes?
top "Ballooning" Spiders Use Electrostatic Forces To Generate Lift
Why add the extra assumptions in there if they don't contribute to the theory?
That's exactly what I'm thinking. Excluding possibilities adds assumptions to the theory as well. Evolution doesn't need a statement concerning the FSM either way.
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