Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access
In mobbish term it is called "protection money".
It'd be a shame if something bad were to happen to all of this streaming data...
More Details About Mars Mystery Rock
If you look in the photo provided by CNN in the article, look at the rock which casts a shadow near the top left corner of the photo.
That same rock is there in the newer photo with the donut-rock. Now, just look down a little bit and slight right you will see a darker spot that wasn't that dark in the earlier picture and it appears to cast a shadow. Therefore, there are more rocks (at least two) that weren't there before.
Bitcoin Payments Go Live At Overstock — Two Quarters Early
Bitcoin is the Libertarian's Currency!
Taken from his rant:
"Libertarians love it because it pushes the same buttons as their gold fetish and it doesn't look like a "Fiat currency". You can visualize it as some kind of scarce precious data resource, sort of a digital equivalent of gold. Nation-states don't control the supply of it, so it promises to bypass central banks. "
First Survey of Commercially Viable Asteroids Estimates Only 10 Are Worth Mining
Not only that, the yield of such intrinsic metals on these asteriods may literally be a thousand times higher than current yields here.
Of course, very high yields of such metals can be very detrimental to the market because t he whole premise of mining is to have low availability to make extreme mining ventures viable.. Why continue spending billions of dollars in mining palladium, iridium, if the value drops to that of gold prices?
Panoramic Picture Taken By China's Moon Lander
Or that studio out in Roswell where they shot the landings...
International Space Station Infected With Malware Carried By Russian Astronauts
The malware was uncovered when the astronauts started getting pop-up ads about girls within the area wanting to hook up.
Researchers Use Computer-Generated 10-Year-Old Girl To Catch Online Predators
Prior to computers we had to use pull-string dolls.
Our methods were presented in this documentary:
but during the course of filming we had to use live bait and then the operation went down the tubes.
Stung By Scandal, South Korea Weighs Up Cost of Curbing Nuclear Power
I wouldn't be surprised if Russia is wetting themselves as more and more countries are abandoning nuclear power and switching to natural gas, which Russia has a monopoly over in Asia.
Experian Sold Social Security Numbers To ID Theft Service
WE need to switch to DNA-based identification, where computers can lift your DNA sample on the fly to confirm your identity rather than rely on a number and piece of paper that can be easily duplicated.
New High Tech $100 Bills Start To Circulate Today
The new $100 bill looks similar to the euro bill. Who knows, pretty soon all of our currency will look the same and eventually become one currency, and we all know what that will bring...
Shots Fired At US Capitol
Shot's fired at the US capital!
No reports of injuries since the town has been shut down.
The town is now on lock down and suspect has been apprehended since he was the only person in town...
Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Private Business Will Not Open the Space Frontier
This is what I was going to say lol. History has proven him wrong. Of course, it is only a matter of time until a company will have technologically progressed enough to actually go an mine an asteroid since that is currently the only economically viable endeavour for space travelling. We need precious metals.
Bradley Manning Wants To Live As a Woman
Yes. So as to avoid cruel and unusual punishment at a constitutional level, prisons have to provide adequate health care. Hell, it's worth it, you can get free chemo therapy, heart surgery, etc. Just recently, a judge struck down a law in Wisconsin that prohibited hormone therapy for inmates because it was unconstitutional.
Ask Slashdot: How Important Is Advanced Math In a CS Degree?
In case you haven't noticed by now... differential equations is where math meets the real world.
It is how we can translate a natural phenomenon into a math equation to figure out problems.
Being able to look at problems and be able to translate that into an equation into which the problem can then be solved is a vital in engineering.
I suggest you take Linear Algebra, too.
Wrong Fuel Chokes Presidential Limo
The reason automatics rule in the US is because no one has time to use a manual. We are all busy texting, talking on the phone, eating, watching movies and sleeping. Sometimes, a few of those things at the same time... We only have two hands a knee to drive with!
EU Car Makers Manipulating Fuel Efficiency Figures
As well as the Santa Fe and Elantra. Actually, it was Elantra's and Santa Fe's advertised 40mpg sticker that really got Hyundai in trouble. Those were heavy cars and very little of them got close to the advertised MPG.
Accents on the other hand, are not that far off. While officially they do get 37mpg (I drive one that gets this), there are a lot of Accents (more than Elantras) that do get the stated 40mpg.
There are rumors that Hyundai wants to stop the "lifetime" debit card and instead give out a one-time cash payout to each original owner that still owns the car.
I drive a lot and a single pay-out is not worth it and even though I like my car, if Hyundai does stop the debit card program, I might consider trading my car in for another one because I, as well as many others, bought these cars for their MPGs.
NASA's Space Colony Designs From the '70s
...with these images for their cover when I was in middle school.
I went to middle school in the late 90s, the textbooks were circa 1980s. Goes to show how outdated Florida textbooks were at that time and probably still are somewhat outdated.
I loved glazing over the cover as it made my imagination wonder how they would go about building those mega colonies.
For Businesses, the College Degree Is the New High School Diploma
It also signals you are likely loaded with student loan debt and are desperately in need of a job. This will gives you a disadvantage as the company will you see a hard-working, low payable employee. In other words, your ass will get ridden by management and subliminally reminded that they can easily let you go, which will effectively limit your career growth.
I see this in all types of careers.
Another source for the devaluation of the 4-year college degree are these Baccalaureate degrees from these for-profit universities.
Having a masters degree, even more debt, helps you grow in your career and in a few years from now, a masters will be considered a "diploma" in the math/science industry. These for-profit schools are beginning to push these degrees to unsuspecting victims.
Over 1000 Volunteers For 'Suicide' Mission To Mars
If you're in Mars doing a one-way mission with no hopes of returning. What would you do before you died?
I'd make an effort to fuck with people's minds in the future.
I would make an elaborate treasure map of ancient alien civilizations in areas that are suitable for future human settlements. That way when people find my map and realize a government building is built on a location that apparently has ancient alien bones, treasure, etc., they think it was a government conspiracy or cover up and madness will ensue (but I'll be laughing from the heavans).
I would look for a cave and set up fake cave paintings like Prometheus pointing towards the Sun. That way they may send some poor sap to go explore the sun for possible clues (and possibly make great discoveries along the way) but in the end a lot of people will die because the Sun is really dangerous.
And the day I will fall to near death I will walk as far as I can, fall flat on my face, break my protective suit and have my right arm point in some arbitrary direction, so when rigormortous kicks in, my arm stays in that position. That way people will wonder what the hell I was pointing at.
I guess I want to be an asshole astronaut lol.
Bradley Manning (WikiLeaks Source) Given Hearing After 2 Years In Jail
Regardless of Mr. Mannings outcome, the "average american" would still view him as a spy/traitor/terrorist sympathizer.
This trial will end in two ways... either he is found not guilty of all charges and he let go; or he is found guilty of the minor charges, while the major charges are dropped and the judge finds his pre-trial confinement as punishment enough for the guilty charges and lets him go.
Manning is small fries. This trial is also taking the spotlight away from General Penetration (I mean Petraeus) mistress who had tons of secret documents, etc. on her personal laptop.
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