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Shuttle and Hubble Passing In Front of the Sun

pfft Re:Reminds me... (161 comments)

From the link: "Thierry made this image using a solar-filtered Takahashi 5-inch refracting telescope and a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera." If that's not a photo, then what is?

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Human Eye Could Detect Spooky Action At a Distance

pfft c.f. "Stellerator: A Quantum Intimacy Machine" (255 comments)

See this which achives the same goal using nothing more sophisticated than a cardboard tube. Quote:

"A speculative venture I call 'quantum tantra' aims to change all that. By taking advantage of the theoretical quantum inseparability of observer and observed, quantum tantra seeks a more direct unmediated union with nature than conventional measurements can provide. Perhaps such union will take place as a communion of human minds with heretofore undetectable minds inside inanimate objects." ...

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Google's Addiction to Cheap Electricity

pfft Re:Thats' not the point. (254 comments)

It seems rather sensationalist anyway. According to the article (thought other comments here has challanged the calculations), Google's datacenter will require 103MW. Meanwhile, a steel mill seems to require around 150MW. I'd still say that traditional heavy industries are a bigger power user than the information ones.

more than 6 years ago

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