top Elon Musk: I'll Put a Human On Mars By 2026
Achievement Unlocked: Landed on Mars
It's like one of those tutorial achievements you unlock for having a pulse. What in the wide world of fuck do we gain from that red dustbowl, exactly?
top Study: Rats Regret Making the Wrong Decision
Something something that tasty looking cheese.
about a month and a half ago
top Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot
Just like water and power, internet needs regulation on a governmental level; a service utility provided at a fixed wholesale cost which the government
takes its share to maintain a standard contention ratio that ISPs can retail their services on top of.
Connectivity should not be left in the hands of corporations with shareholders to please.
top Dump World's Nuclear Waste In Australia, Says Ex-PM Hawke
I agree with him. Those areas he mentioned are north of bumfuck egypt and have absolutely no value whatsoever.
Even if you were to build a bigass tower for collected solar power the distances are so great the transmission losses, even with stepping down the amps/increasing volts wouldnt be worth doing.
top 87-Year-Old World War II Veteran Takes On the TSA
Stuff that mattressssssss
top Aussie Company Planning To Use Drones For Textbook Delivery
1. Order $80 textbook
2. Buy $20 longrod fishing net
3. Capture $1000+(??) textbook-carrying drone
4. Anime style flashbacks to buying the net
5. More flashbacks
6. Even more flashbacks
8. Lengthy battle with subordinates
9. No clear victor.
top Obama Seeks New System For Rating Colleges
True, but it is quantitative which allows for a better measurement of how well the course material is delivered which rises the qualitative 'status' of the institution.
And if its status or reputation is high then its overall perception value is higher regardless of how it tries to game the ratings.
top 20 People Shot With BB Guns At LG G2 Promotional Event
You can have as many smartphones... as you can eat
top Australian Government Releases Report Into IT Price Fixing
u havin a giggle m8
swear 2 god i will init 0 u m8 i swear on my mums lyfe
top Australian Bureau of Statistics Doesn't Like Direct Downloads of Census Data
As an Australian, nobody really cares about census data.
However 'Australia' is some nerdy buzzword for americans so these submissions get through.
The weather report is more interesting.
top USPS Discriminates Against 'Atheist' Merchandise
..Not everyone is atheist. Least of all in the United States.. I always thought such people were a minority there.
'Surely the majority will look favorably on this brandname.' Way to rock the boat.
What do you mean phil, should the minority just roll over and take this discrimination? No.. but i don't think this is the way to go about it.
Baiting religious folk into these pitfalls seems quite petty to me. You could have chosen any of a hundred names for your product.
There was a yoyo craze when i was in primary school, everybody had to have a 'brain' yoyo.
Would you choose that name during a zombie apocalypse? I didn't think so.
top Oculus Rift Loses Doom 3 BFG Edition From Launch Package, But Gains TF2
Indeed. My friends are always trying to find little things like this that are my 'saviour'(i have severe right shoulder bursitis, can't grip and move things without pain).
I've tried evolent vertical 4 with no success. Everything else i've seen is either wireless and garbage or is unsuitable for gaming.
If they happen to make a simple pad and a special glove that works with that pad, maybe... but my gaming days appear to be over.
top Australian Prime Minister's Spoof "Apocalypse" Speech Goes Viral In China
As an aussie. This was not funny the first time. And not funny the second on
Im just glad she listened to the right people when it comes to fiber.
about a year and a half ago
top Australian ISP Wins Case Against Movie Studios
I'm gladdened that the courts saw the logical fallacy of allowing one corporation legal rights to force another corporation to lose profits through direct cost or degradation of service based on a failure to adapt to market changes.
While i agree there is value being lost through piracy it just seems the courts were the easier path to take instead of adaptation and new delivery methods. That might require some planning and work after all.
I'm in 100% agreement with Gabe Newell from Valve that piracy is largely a service problem. But since these fellows at the RIAA and the MPAA seem hell bent on using the copyright laws like a club to beat the ISPs and potential customers over the head with in order to get their way, will anything change?
top Australian National Broadband Network Releases 3-Year Plan
And private industry has historically been less effective in Australian telecommunications due to the dirty great monopoly of Telstra - which is just being replaced by the dirty great monopoly of the NBN.
Telstra was a monopoly in both the wholesale and retail sector. With this they could simply move the wholesale costs of services for competitors to just below that of their retail service offerings with their retail arm having to pay none of the wholesale costs, just overheads of a traditional retail business.
This is the current 'price squeeze' under investigation by the ACCC, again.
The NBN is a wholesale only network.. I fail to see how they could abuse a monopoly position in this manner... other than perhaps rising wholesale prices directly but lets be honest the government isn't as greedy as Telstra which, is saying something. Additionally every RSP that's using the network will make a fuss if the price rise was unjustified.
top Successful Test Flight and Landing for Xombie Rocket Lander and GENIE
Isn't the main aim of these type of rockets with no multi-stage deployment to be cost effective at launching?
Why are they launching from a static position when generating that kind of lift will cost the most.. What about building a railgun type launching platform into the ground to avoid some of the massive fuel costs on the initial burn?
Yes im aware theres no matching launcher on the moon but the gravity there is alittle bit kinder so im guessing the initial fuel costs are much less.
top The Engineer Who Stopped Airplanes From Flying Into Mountains
top The Engineer Who Stopped Airplanes From Flying Into Mountains
'the most common cause of fatal airplace accidents.'
As opposed to all those other times it was Mad Murdock's fault?
top An Easy Way To Curb Smart-Phone Thieves, In Australia
Considering the dominant carrier in Aus has been Telstra for the last 10 years in which time it has enjoyed a monopoly under - wait for it - former US CEO leadership then losing potential revenue from bricking stolen phones was simply an oversight.
Anyone who lives here knows that Telstra would never knowingly pass up an opportunity to do business unethically.
top Electronic Contact Lens Displays Pixels On the Eye
Cyrus Grissom: Make a move and the bunny gets it.
Bunny: I calculate an 83% probability that you will not pull the trigger.
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