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MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

rossdee Re:Hey, I've got an even crazier idea . . . (131 comments)

How about we use the nuclear reactor that is already undergound (in the center of the earth.) That natural reactor has kept the mGM molten for more than 6 bi;;ion years, we are not going top run out of that energy any time soon.

3 hours ago

MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

rossdee Re:WHAT COULD GO WRONG? (131 comments)

Titanic ran into an iceberg, the iceberg didn't chase after the Titanic. There hasn't been any record of icebergs coming into port and sinking ships.

3 hours ago

MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

rossdee Those also sink (131 comments)

Subs are designed to sink.

Its part of their mission.

There was a british nuclear sub involved in the search for MH370
I don't know if its still on the case, given that no more pings have been heard, and they expect the batteries of the black boxes to have run out by now. A nuclear attack sub has good passive sonar, great for detecting other sound, but not useful at looking at the ocean bottom for wreakage.

3 hours ago

'Accidental' Siberian Mummies Part of Mysterious Ancient Arctic Civilization

rossdee Re:Ancient? (19 comments)

The other term that is out of place is 'civilization' when refering to copper jewelery.

Also, the fact that these bodies were preserved might have something to do with the coldness of the location, (like froaen mammoth carcasses found also in siberia)

6 hours ago

'Accidental' Siberian Mummies Part of Mysterious Ancient Arctic Civilization

rossdee Re:Wasn't this a film with Lee and Cushing? (19 comments)

"Terror Train has Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing as archeologists bringing back a mummy from China via train through Siberia. Then, it wakes up."

What wakes up? Siberia? China? Or the train...

6 hours ago

Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

rossdee Well (267 comments)

Your feet would get sore


Astronomers Solve Puzzle of the Mountains That Fell From Space

rossdee Iapetus (51 comments)

"Iapetus, Saturn's third largest moon, was first photographed by the Cassini spacecraft on 31 December 2004."

Really? First photographed in 2004? Didn't any of the earlier probes like Voyager take pictures of it?

I seem to remember something about strange light and dark patterns on that moon from a book i read many years ago.
I think it was written by a "distinguished but elderly scientist"

2 days ago

Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

rossdee Why not clean energy? (98 comments)

The space elevator is one way to make solar power satellites power this planet.

2 days ago

Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

rossdee Or it could be (156 comments)

Just global warming, caused by everyone, including US producing more CO2 than the plants absorb for the last 160 years.

2 days ago

This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

rossdee Re:It was a "joke" back then (275 comments)

You can't even (afforadably) get computer monitors with more than 1080p resolution, and bigger than 27 inches, but about 5 years ago I got a 1920x1200 28 inch monitor for $250

But I have a tablet with 2560x1440 or so on a less than 9 inch screen.

Maybe you don't need 4kx3k sreen or higher, but it would be nice to have higher resolution so you can pick the size that you want. In the days of analogue displays you could have less than the full resolution but you can't do that witht a digital display unless you go to 1/2 or 1/3 of the maximum res.

2 days ago

Saturn May Have Given Birth To a Baby Moon

rossdee Thuktun Flishithy (71 comments)

Its the Fithp

Run for the hills

3 days ago

Pluto May Have Deep Seas and Ancient Tectonic Faults

rossdee Re:It's a Planet (47 comments)

" Pluto is the only planet to be discovered by an American."

What about exoplanets? Surely many of those were discovered by americans.

Of course they are beyond the jurisdiction of the IAU

4 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

rossdee Re:Specialization is for insects (728 comments)

"You just quoted a fictional character that lived to ~250."

Lazarus was at least 2000 years old in Time Enough For Love (which is where those quotes were originally published)

5 days ago

NASA Setting Up $250,000 Mars Lander Competition

rossdee Re:Seriously, $250,000? (44 comments)

$500,000 wouldn't even pay for the lawyers fees when you are sued by Paramount

about a week ago

Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

rossdee the only solar system with planets. (291 comments)

>> "10 years ago we thought we were the only solar system with planets."
> What?

Yeah I knew that there were planets outside the solar system around a quarter century ago, when I read the quote below

"Know thou that every fixed star hath its own planets, and every planet its own creatures, whose number no man can compute. " - Baha'u'llah

about a week ago

UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

rossdee Next, be a woman (386 comments)

A women may be less likely to be murdered but more likely to be raped.

about a week ago

Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

rossdee Can ANY number be believed? (721 comments)

Can ANY number be believed?

After all the Bible-literalist 6-day creationists don't believe that Pi = 3.1415926535.....
Because it says in the Bible that it is 3

about a week ago

New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

rossdee Re:What the French call la dolce vita? (477 comments)

"Was that a Felicity Kendal show?"

No, that was "The Good Life"

at least in English

I think they translated that as "Goode Neighbors" for American audiences

about a week ago

Canada Halts Online Tax Returns In Wake of Heartbleed

rossdee Tax filing (50 comments)

Can Canadians still file their returns by mail, or do they have to use the Internet?

about a week ago

Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

rossdee Re:Not the first time this has happened (639 comments)

"He sounds like the APK of astrophysics."

An Android app?

Or does APK stand for some(thing|one) else?

about a week ago


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