top NASA Finds a Delaware-Sized Methane "Hot Spot" In the Southwest
... the guys at my pub say that "all this global warming shit is fucking bullshit" and "if they want methane they can sniff my ass"
top Open Invention Network Grows Despite Patent Troll Death Knell
Thanks for demonstrating your superior intelligence and command of English. Please may I use your erudite comments in another forum? I'm sure they need wider exposure so that you get the exposure and accolades that you need.
top David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures
A man can never have too many tools, just too few places to store them all.
top Mobile Phone Use Soon To Be Allowed On European Flights
Will there be any reception for mobile phones on many flights? After all the planes will be WAY above any towers. Or does this just mean that people will use their phones for games as they do now and calls when they get close to airports? serious question believe it or not
top Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance
....then you've nothing to fear. Yeah Right
top Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone
people with smartphones take responsibility for how THEY use them.
about a month and a half ago
top Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia
As a teacher with 35 years under his belt, I posit that men and women are different. In my - admittedly limited and anecdotal, and restricted to younger that 18yrs - experience there is a different communication mindset with girls compared to boys (women compared to men?) . I constantly see girls in groups of 8 or so with often one queen bee, and lots of conversation, whereas boys are generally in smaller groups and are quite happy to insult each other, throw a punch and grunt. Facebook emulates what I see in the yard with girls, Wiki-whatever emulates what I see in the yard with boys. Shoot me down if you feel the need to do so.
top Aussie Airlines To Allow Uninterrupted Mobile Use During Flights
the ignorant cunt next to me isn't allowed to inflict his/her loud spoken conversation on me while I'm trying to sleep/tune out/read, then that's OK with me. As soon as they allow voice calls, air travel is well and truly fucked - much like going to a coffee shop in suburbia.
top Oso Disaster Had Its Roots In Earlier Landslides
I don't live there, but looking at some of the photos, is deforestation potentially part of the problem? Honest question for which I expect to be flamed by some.... but there it is.
top Australia Repeals Carbon Tax
"Do you know how much carbon you guys produce next to China or India? A laughably small amount." But you don't have the full picture. A lot of the coal they use comes from us. So we may not actually burn it, but we sell it to burn - making us one of the highest per-capita carbon polluters on the planet.
top A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls
WTF.... It may be possible who would want to live next to a 300m wall?
top Great White Sharks Making Comeback Off Atlantic Coast
but probably bad news for the morons who like their photo taken with a dead marine top predator.
top Teachers Union: Computers Can Negatively Impact Children's Ability To Learn
to see this, just look in any cafe. Several people around a table all checking their phones. Social interaction has definitely changed, in some ways for the worse. As for learning, other posters have mentioned engagement. The top students will not need to see "exciting" stuff to learn because they love learning and being challenged. The middle to low students will need to be entertained because that is what they are used to - TV, facebook, youtube, etc etc. Unfortunately this is the way of the new world. At the school where I work, the Phys Ed teachers tell me about children who have never climbed trees or chased/kicked a ball, and have terrible gross and fine motor skills - another symptom of technology not doing them a favour I suspect.
top The Shrinking Giant Red Spot of Jupiter
Another testament to one of the most amazing "machines" ever created. Hubble is a truly awesome telescope, and the pictures that come from it continue to amaze and astound us.
top Ancient Desert Glyphs Pointed Way To Fairgrounds
And you don't have a fucking clue either. Come up with a better, evidence-based solution or shut the fuck up. At least the guess was based on fact - Paraca's preceded Nazca's - rather than some bullshit theory dressed up as "science".
top Ancient Desert Glyphs Pointed Way To Fairgrounds
That's probably because it is easier to turn your brain off and believe in aliens, than to conduct real research and produce logical conclusions from it.
top Man Builds DIY Cellphone Using Raspberry Pi
is it that people who probably don't have the skills to do something like this, always say that it is rubbish? Geeze, give the man some credit for ingenuity, after all thinking like he does is how technology progress.
top General Mills Retracts "No Right to Sue" EULA Clause
We'll as an outsider - non USA - this seems to me to be a demonstration of how powerful the internet is ie, forums like slashdot, social media, email, etc. Who in their right mind would think that they could sneak in a clause that takes away already recognised rights, without VERY public and international comment. Geez, who ever hired those lawyers needs to be fired on the spot, and the company needs to hire another firm of bottom feeders.
top Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi
I first did this "dots in a circle" calculation for pi with a year 8 class over 30 years ago using 4 digit random numbers. Multiply the numbers by 10 000 so that they are all bigger than 1. Split the numbers in half to make an ordered pair from each one. Plotting them on a 0 - 100 plane with a circle radius 50 drawn on it. Determine the ratio of dots inside to outside the circle etc etc.
top 3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?
Sadly I suspect that you are right
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