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Layoff Anxiety Is Top Risk To Space Shuttle

qpawn Re:Layoff Anxiety? (178 comments)

From Arrested Development:

Narrator: "Before firing his employees, George Sr. would be sure to clear the office of its valuables. [...] The employees never saw it coming, although their first task was to unload their equipment from a truck."

about 4 years ago

Google Testing an Airborne Camera Drone

qpawn You'd better watch out (182 comments)

It sees you when you're sleeping, it knows when you're awake, it knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.

more than 4 years ago

Artificial Life Forms Evolve Basic Memory, Strategy

qpawn Hooligans (206 comments)

The study also found that the artificial fans of the losing team started to riot on their own.

more than 4 years ago

Why NASA's New Video Game Misses the Point

qpawn Worst Part (205 comments)

The game doesn't let you skip through the budget hearings. And, when they're finally over, your mission gets cancelled.

more than 4 years ago

Astronauts To Repair Cooling System On ISS

qpawn It Begins... (57 comments)

From the article: "[...] the Russian module of the system could take control for a period of time until repairs could be made."

Take control?... Open the pod bay doors!!!

more than 4 years ago

Nuclear Power Could See a Revival

qpawn Re:glow, baby, glow! (415 comments)

Mr. Burns: I can't believe we've overlooked this week's winner for so very, very long. We simply could not function without his tireless efforts. So, a round of applause for...this inanimate carbon rod!

more than 4 years ago

"Serious Games" Industry Gains Traction

qpawn What's New? (92 comments)

Games have always had serious real world applications. Pitfall! for the Atari 2600 was used by the Boy Scouts of America to demonstrate survival tactics in the wild. Throughout the United States, Super Mario Bros. is still considered essential training for elite plumbers. In recent years, Call of Duty has saved the military millions of dollars in automated weapons costs by relying solely on long range knife throws.

more than 4 years ago

Do Children's E-Books Ruin Reading?

qpawn Only a matter of time (149 comments)

Next thing you know, they'll start making movies out of these books. Gasp!

more than 4 years ago

"Wet" Asteroids Could Supply Space Gas Stations

qpawn I'm no space expert, but... (163 comments)

... it seems like a more suitable source of gas would be Uranus.

more than 4 years ago

3D Video Game Collaboration Used To Solve Crimes

qpawn Re:Awful idea (45 comments)

No, by shooting someone in real life you get to be in a video game!

more than 4 years ago

Bomb-Proof Wallpaper Developed

qpawn Works Like A Charm (388 comments)

The wallpaper doesn't let my video projector display Battlefield Earth.

more than 4 years ago

Robbery Suspect Cleared By Facebook Alibi

qpawn Slashdot Alibi... (160 comments)

I could have been cleared, but I posted as an Anonymous Coward.

more than 4 years ago

Bing Gets Porn Domain To Filter Explicit Content

qpawn I wonder... (200 comments)

What are the odds the explicit site is mirrored on Steve Ballmer's personal computer?

more than 5 years ago

Defining an Interactive Physical MMO For the iPhone

qpawn Too Real? (124 comments)

They could incorporate the phone feature into the game and make it so you have to talk to other people and build relationships. As you advance further along in the game, you must choose a career path. You will randomly get calls from your boss asking you to come in early or on your day off. If you choose not to follow the path, you end up 30 years old living in your mom's basement and have to put up with her constant nagging about how you never help out around the house or pay for your share of the phone bill.
That's crazy. I totally help out around the house. Who do you think set up the home network?

more than 5 years ago

Administration Wants To Scale Back Real ID Law

qpawn DMV (317 comments)

I just went into the DMV to renew my license and it was expensive and rigorous.

more than 5 years ago

ESRB Eyeballing Ratings For iPhone Games

qpawn Time is Money (72 comments)

Apple has been known to take a long time to review many apps. If they were to have games rated through the ESRB, how much longer the process would take? On the same note, how much longer would it take to resubmit your app for approval if there is a rating dispute?

more than 5 years ago

Intel Eyes Smartphone Chip Market

qpawn Stay Focused (84 comments)

I hope the Intel employees don't get too distracted by random visits from USB co-inventor Ajay Bhatt.

more than 5 years ago

Why Natal Is a Big Deal

qpawn Only 48 Joints? (303 comments)

They could release an adult version of Project Natal that tracks 49 joints. That would make for a VERY interactive experience.

more than 5 years ago

Using Mobile Phones To Write Messages In Air

qpawn Oops! (65 comments)

The best part is you can flip the device over when you make a mistake and pretend to pour Wite-Out®.

more than 5 years ago


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