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Super Strong Metal Foam Discovered

nickheart Still in theaters now ... (367 comments)

I just saw a really interesting documentary on this over the weekend. They called it Unobtainium, but I'm pretty sure that's just marketing speak. Turns out there's a bunch of it just ready to be harvested about 6 light-years away, but there's a catch ...

more than 4 years ago

ACLU Sues For Records On Border Laptop Searches

nickheart Re:Very Tricky but pathbreaking area (337 comments)

Three cheers! Just because I have nothing to hide doesn't mean I'm not offended when my privacy is offended.

more than 5 years ago

In the U.S. election just ended, I voted ...

nickheart Re:Vote by Mail (709 comments)

In 10th grade this was on the ballot (all vote by mail). Well, we had an assignment that we picked a measure, and a side, and gave a 3 minute speech trying to persuade the class one way or another.

The kid who chose this measure, and the con side, tried to convince us that the Russians would steal the mail, and change all our votes...


more than 5 years ago

Minefield Shows the (Really) Fast Future of Firefox

nickheart Re:This is a step up (412 comments)

Going back to chrome. Minefield is not faster than chrome. Oh, and yeah it does interfere with Firefox. It gets completely confused if you try to launch it while a firefox.exe process is running. Also, since when should an Alpha version have the default setting of "set minefield to the default browser"???

more than 5 years ago


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