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NASA Plans To "Lasso" Asteroid and Turn It Into Space Station

longhairedgnome Re:How does this help? (200 comments)

Beyond the manuevers you mentioned, think of the space inside the asteroid that can be used to house people and facilities. Check out 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson. In that novel, asteroids are turned into solar system cruising space ships.

about 2 years ago
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NASA Plans To "Lasso" Asteroid and Turn It Into Space Station

longhairedgnome 'tis hoped that... (200 comments)

Editors edit submissions.

about 2 years ago
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Nate Silver's Numbers Indicate Probable Obama Win, World Agrees

longhairedgnome Re:I'm wondering.... (881 comments)

Like Romney supporters would move to THAT Socialist cesspool.

about 2 years ago
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Is Non-Prescription ADHD Medication Use Ever Ethical?

longhairedgnome Re:The Measure of a Man (487 comments)

What was the response?

about 2 years ago
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Famous 'Uncanny Valley' Essay Translated, Published In Full

longhairedgnome Re:Refuted? (70 comments)

Citation?

more than 2 years ago
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.XXX Domain Registrations Begins

longhairedgnome web host providers (140 comments)

Can anyone recommend good web hosts/registrars? XXX availabitlity isn't necessary, but I'm looking to start a personal page and know slashdot is a great reference for this type of info.

more than 3 years ago
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The Humble Indie Bundle 3 Released

longhairedgnome Re:Has anyone not received a download link? (158 comments)

I idled in the chat box for a while, the paypal emails said it was all good to go, but like i just posted below, I used another vendor and it's all good. $2 more than I wanted to spend but I can't complain. I'm doing my best to bring the amount linux folk spent on the bundle to the windows level.

more than 3 years ago
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The Humble Indie Bundle 3 Released

longhairedgnome Has anyone not received a download link? (158 comments)

I've made two payments(2@$1 ea) but I haven't received a download link yet, just paypal confirmation/receipt. Has anyone else had trouble?

more than 3 years ago
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Anonymous Under Civil War?

longhairedgnome Re:Civil war? (301 comments)

It can be very difficult to be able to parse out what is sarcasm through written text, especially when so many people are unfamiliar with one another. I read that the tilde is used to denote snark in a slashdot users sig and have just rolled with it sense.

more than 3 years ago
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Anonymous Under Civil War?

longhairedgnome Re:Civil war? (301 comments)

~ denotes a 'snarky' comment

more than 3 years ago
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Groklaw Declares Victory, No More Articles

longhairedgnome Re:And what about recent threats against HTC? (265 comments)

So is this some sort of puppet account? Your UID is fairly close to the numbers of users you're fingerpointing at...

more than 3 years ago
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Is Attending a CS Conference Worth the Time?

longhairedgnome english comprehension (244 comments)

lrn 2 proofread

more than 3 years ago
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Bombay High Court Rules Astrology To Be a Science

longhairedgnome Re:Bombay/Mumbai? (478 comments)

You may want to try a better source...

more than 3 years ago
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Kinect's Grandaddy Running On an Apple IIe In 1978

longhairedgnome Re:Can't See Youtube (81 comments)

The flash run ya down?

more than 3 years ago

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Exploding Bombs in Space: One Special Holiday

longhairedgnome longhairedgnome writes  |  more than 4 years ago

longhairedgnome (610579) writes "Any chance the government would let us vote on doing this again sometime, just for shits-and-giggles?

Starfish Prime

The Americans launched their first atomic nuclear tests above the Earth's atmosphere in 1958. Atom bombs had little effect on the magnetosphere, but the hydrogen bomb of July 9, 1962, did. Code-named "Starfish Prime" by the military, it literally created an artificial extension of the Van Allen belts that could be seen across the Pacific Ocean, from Hawaii to New Zealand.
In Honolulu, the explosions were front page news. "N-Blast Tonight May Be Dazzling: Good View Likely," said the Honolulu Advertiser. Hotels held what they called "Rainbow Bomb Parties" on rooftops and verandas. When the bomb burst, people told of blackouts and strange electrical malfunctions, like garage doors opening and closing on their own. But the big show was in the sky."

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Verizon employees fired for snooping obamas record

longhairedgnome longhairedgnome writes  |  more than 5 years ago

longhairedgnome writes "The curiosity in President-elect Barack Obama's phone records came with a high price tag for Verizon Wireless employees. According to CNN, the workers who snooped on Obama's phone records have been fired. "This was some employees' idle curiosity," a company source told CNN and added "we now consider this matter closed."

Justice served? What about legal possibilities?"

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Health, electronic smoking substitute

longhairedgnome longhairedgnome writes  |  about 6 years ago

longhairedgnome writes "From the article: "Health campaigners have called for detailed research to be carried out into the health implications of electronic cigarettes, whose popularity has been boosted by the introduction of the smoking ban last year." Electronic cigarettes, which vaporize liquid nicotine and the breathed into the lungs are becoming more popular, I was wondering about slashdot's experience with them"
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Live Action Star Wars TV Show

longhairedgnome longhairedgnome writes  |  about 7 years ago

longhairedgnome writes "Lucas, who joked the series would analyse "the life of robots", said the US TV networks were "having a hard time" comprehending his vision. "They're saying, 'This doesn't fit into our little square boxes.' And I say, 'Well, yeah, but it's Star Wars." The saga began in 1977 with the original Star Wars, which went on to spawn two sequels, three prequels and a number of other projects. Last year producer Rick McCallum said the proposed TV spin-off could run to at least 100 episodes."
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