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Martian Meteorite Gets NASA Mars Rover's Attention

oracle_of_power Keep on chugg'n (94 comments)

What really is amazing is that the rovers only had a design life of 90days and they are still going after several years.

more than 4 years ago

SCO Asks Judge To Give Them the Unix Copyright

oracle_of_power Re:sco still alive? (286 comments)

isn't sco dead yet?

The same thought crossed my mind.

more than 4 years ago

What Tools Do FLOSS Developers Need?

oracle_of_power Re:Visual Studio replacement on Linux (310 comments)

Eclipse and Netbeans are extremely good IDE's. I use Eclipse for PHP and BlackBerry Development and use Netbeans for some java development, however they still do not compare to Visual Studio.

about 5 years ago

How Dangerous Could a Hacked Robot Possibly Be?

oracle_of_power Re:Well... (229 comments)

I, for one, welcome our hacked robot overlords.

About time someone acknowledged our hacked robot overlords.

more than 5 years ago

New 2D, HD Sonic Game Coming In 2010

oracle_of_power Re:Let me guess (123 comments)

I agree. If we used the current high end 3D games that require the most advanced graphics cards and systems then the simple games found at PopCap and other places would not be so damn popular and addictive. A good game is a good game.

more than 5 years ago

MPAA Pushes Once Again To Close the Analog Hole

oracle_of_power Re:Oxymoron (275 comments)

"High-value content ?!"

MPAA, listen closely: when it comes to TV, there is no such thing.

I think you have made the mistake of assuming that they "listen".

more than 5 years ago



China readies to launch 2nd lunar probe

oracle_of_power oracle_of_power writes  |  more than 4 years ago

oracle_of_power (750351) writes "Beijing, China (CNN) — China will evacuate more than 2,000 residents, as it prepares to launch the nation's second lunar probe, state-run media said Wednesday.
The Chang'e-2 lunar probe is to be launched on or around China's National Day, which falls on October 1, China Daily said.
Residents within 2.5 kilometers of the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwest province of Sichuan will be evacuated as a precaution.
The lunar probe will test key landing technology for Chang'e-3, and provide high-resolution photographs of the landing area, China Daily said, citing space officials. Chang'e-2 is expected to reach lunar orbit within five days."

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AT&T Askes Employees to Fake it

oracle_of_power oracle_of_power writes  |  more than 5 years ago

oracle_of_power (750351) writes "Apparently AT&T Senior Executive Vice President James Cicconi sent a message to the peons asking them to "fake it" in the fight for net neutrality. So what does one of the peons do? Forward it to the press of course.

From the article:
For example: Cicconi suggests that employees write that Net Neutrality will “jeopardize efforts to deliver high-speed Internet services to every American.” Yet he’s unable to provide any rationale for this claim, other than saying that universal access is a goal that “can't be met with rules that halt private investment in broadband infrastructure.”"

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Scientist Says CO2 Doesn't Cause Global Warming

oracle_of_power oracle_of_power writes  |  more than 5 years ago

oracle_of_power (750351) writes "Geologist Leighton Steward believes that the earth needs more CO2 and that it does not cause global warming.

Worse, if CO2 levels are cut, he warns, food production will slow because plants grown at higher CO2 levels make larger fruit and vegetables and also use less water. He also said that higher CO2 levels are not harmful to humans. As an example, he said that Earth's atmosphere currently has about 338 parts per million of CO2 and that in Navy subs, the danger level for carbon dioxide isn't reached until the air has 8,000 parts per million of CO2.


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