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Administration Ordered To Divulge Legal Basis For Killing Americans With Drones

phrostie Re:SCOTUS (300 comments)

Those aren't the Drones you're looking for.

someone had to say it

2 days ago

Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms

phrostie Re:Were they insured? (154 comments)

if only I had mod points.

3 days ago

Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

phrostie Re:PI KERNEL (132 comments)

and well rounded

about three weeks ago

Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

phrostie Re:Unsurprising ... (300 comments)

Zuck is going to create the google-glass of the gaming world.

about a month ago

Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

phrostie Re:Outrageous. (300 comments)

Notch sells a product.

Facebook sells you.

about a month ago

Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

phrostie Re:A lense cover (363 comments)

The biggest Google myth of all times?

"do no evil"

it's been debunked.

about a month ago

Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight Relaunches As Data Journalism Website

phrostie Re:Buzzfeed titles! (60 comments)

lies, damn lies and statistics

about a month ago

Engine Data Reveals That Flight 370 Flew On For Hours After It "Disappeared"

phrostie Re:What about radar? (382 comments)

like this:


true, but radar only works in line of sight.
it doesn't see through mountains, islands, or the curvature of the earth.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

phrostie Re:GCC etc. (531 comments)

vim and mc

about 1 month ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Sort?

phrostie Re:Ob xkcd (195 comments)

Tiny bubbles

in the Wine.org

about 2 months ago

Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

phrostie Re:Kinda funny (392 comments)

I suspect if that is the worst thing they did with this we'll be getting off lucky.

Don't just turn and go the other way. Run.

about 2 months ago

NSF Report Flawed; Americans Do Not Believe Astrology Is Scientific

phrostie Re:ahhh english (326 comments)

that they don't know the difference isn't much better

about 2 months ago

Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

phrostie Re:There is no spoon (458 comments)

that settles it.

we're in the matrix. someone's freaking simulation.
the only thing we have to let us know is that someone divided by O instead of 0.

about 3 months ago



CosmoQuest is having a Google+ Telethon for STEM education

phrostie phrostie writes  |  about 10 months ago

phrostie (121428) writes "Shamelessly stolen from Universe Today "On June 15-16, Pamela Gay and Nicole Gugliucci are hosting a 32-hour Google Hangout on Air – a Hangout-a-thon – to raise money to support public engagement in science. It starts at Noon EDT, 16:00 UTC on June 15, 2013 and will feature guests like Phil Plait (the Bad Astronomer), NASA scientists and educators, the cast of Beyond the Wall, Mat Kaplan from Planetary Radio, and our very own Fraser Cain. Yours truly might make an appearance as well, beaming in from the middle of nowhere in Minnesota. A complete schedule of guests and events can be found here. Facebook Event Page""
Link to Original Source

Earthquake Swarm Off Oregon Coast

phrostie phrostie writes  |  about 6 years ago

phrostie (121428) writes "Scientists at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center have recorded more than 600 earthquakes in the last 10 days off the central Oregon coast in an area not typically known for a high degree of seismic activity.

This earthquake "swarm" is unique, according to OSU marine geologist Robert Dziak, because it is occurring within the middle of the Juan de Fuca plate — away from the major, regional tectonic boundaries. "In the 17 years we've been monitoring the ocean through hydrophone recordings, we've never seen a swarm of earthquakes in an area such as this," Dziak said. "We're not certain what it means. But we hope to have a ship divert to the site and take some water samples that may help us learn more." The water samples may indicate whether the process causing the earthquakes is tectonic or hydrothermal, he added."


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