Japan To Launch Solar Sail Spacecraft "Ikaros"
the bjorans did this centuries ago :)
Copyright Industries Oppose Treaty For the Blind
having read more than this article about it:
copyright holders, for the most part, are against ANYTHING that decrease their rights in any form. doesn't matter if it's for blind, crippled orphans. they should pay too. slippery slope and all that. in one of the articles the mafiaa lawyer actually said that. slippery slope in decreasing any copyright restrictions. they have worked too hard to get them increased to see things start going the other way....
gods, i hate the monkeys on this planet sometimes...
Report Claims Iran Has Data To Build a Nuclear Bomb
as soon as dimona is opened up for inspection, the isralis can whine all they want, until they sign off on the ntp and all ow inspections, they need the seiously stfu.
Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
they can complain about what nations that HAVE signed it do, until then, they can go to dimona and stfu.
seriously... isreal has yet to sign the npt and they get off scott free with their nuke program. double standard anyone? no wonder the arabs hate us. duh.
The Essentials of RPG Design
this is also why there are no more janes type sims. no one is willing to spend a week learning how to work the controls just so they can take off and not blow up.... (mig alley im looking at you).
i LOVED janes games. longbow, f15, f/a18. excellent gameplay, good replay, tough to learn in sim mode.
the only hardcore game like that left i know of is ww2online
Klingons Cut From Final Star Trek XI Movie
colicos makes appearances on ds9 as well. in the episode with kahyless.
one of my fave sci-fi guys too
Scientists Build World's Fastest Camera
particle events. super hardon collider type things.
and simple things, like water drops forming, ice forming. the more detail you record, the more you learn exists.
Amazon Caves On Kindle 2 Text-To-Speech
the AG made a point that they 'allow' the blind to do this for free, but don't want everyone to have that option (was in the original article a few days back). seems to me (iANAL) that if you open it up to one group, you have to let everyone.
but again, iANAL
ESPN's Play To Make ISPs Pay
this is what has been in planning for a few years; to turn the net into cable tv. a delivery only system which gives total control to content on the net and also gives the failing media companies a new revenue stream.
there is a HUGE push behind this by many many media companies, so be very worried. only insane opposition has a hope of stopping this, and that is a slim one.
Wiretapping Program Ruled Legal
constitutions are vessels designed to contain the acid of government that wants to eat up freedom. eventually, they all wear away and are discarded.
only took 200something years. not a very good run really.
Can We Create Fun Games Automatically?
having played swg, one of koster's grand designs, i would never touch another game he was affiliated with. his concept of fun is grindage / time sink / drag it out as long as possible. the only person i dislike more than him are the ea ppl that killed mco.
koster is a broken tool
Obama Moves To Link Pentagon With NASA
now we can OFFICIALLY weaponize space. because we do such a good job keeping that stuff under control when we can physically lay hands on it...
obama is becoming more and more of a moron..
Flagship Studios Going Under
wow, she was tied up with the motor city online debacle. talk about picking winner jobs...