The Hobbit Filming at 48fps
He might be this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wF9TRKCV40&t=0m45s
Skydiver To Break Sound Barrier During Free-Fall
Am I the only one that though of the space diving scene from Star Trek 11?
F-22 Raptor Cancelled
ICMB's are not the only way to deliver Nuclear Weapons
Iran Moves To End "Facebook Revolution"
80+ percent participation, not votes.
Not that I know any of this for a fact, that's just what the sentence says.
GM's Hummer Brand To Be Sold To a Chinese Company
...in China. Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co doesn't really care about the lowering demand for SUV's in the United States. They have an emerging middle class that just loves American cars. Remember, a national market does not get any bigger than the Chinese market.
Papers Sealed In Class Action Against RIAA
Two stories back to back with "paper" in their titles. Where are the jokes?
Brazilian Pirates Hijack US Military Satellites
Oh, you can always turn it off. :)
J.G. Ballard Dies at Age 78
I don't want to get into the morality/legality of this but I do agree. What GP said does sound fucked up.
In Defense of the Anonymous Commenter
...I discovered that a large percentage of my fellow countrymen are ignorant, illogical, paranoid, quasi-literate, parochial, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, racist, anti-intellectual believers in UFOs.
That does seem to be the picture you get by reading people's opinions online. I find comfort in believing that the sample of opinions posted online isn't representative of the total population since it suffer from a sort of volunteer bias, where the people with the most outrageous opinions have the greater will to express those opinions to a bunch of strangers.
Either that, or we ARE surrounded by ignorant, illogical, paranoid, quasi-literate, parochial, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, racist, anti-intellectual believers in UFOs and are all screwed.
Warner Bros. Acquires The Pirate Bay
April Fools is pants? Dang! All this time I was thinking that idle is pants!
This changes everything.
Slashdot Launches User Achievements
I hope they keep this. It's really cool.
And yes the only reason I'm posting is to get the April Fools achievement...
Valve Claims New Steamworks Update "Makes DRM Obsolete"
I'm with you man. I'm also hoping that this will do away with publishers pushing their invasive 3rd party DRM into Steam games. (I'm looking at you Crysis)
Did Bat Hitch a Ride To Space On Discovery?
That's a shitload of beer.
The Formula That Killed Wall Street
Major tangent: Economics, capitalism, libertarianism - Adam Smith, the rational economic man, the invisible hand, the free market, the virtue of self-interest - all promise the greater benefit. So why the fuck have we not seen these jokers apologize publicly when it's obvious that the self-interested, rational actions of homeowners and lenders in the US have led to a global bloody recession where people from Stockholm to Brisbane are being laid off?
Well, I don't know about all the other fuckers, but I'm pretty sure that in Adam Smith's case, it's because he's dead.
German Court Bans E-Voting As Currently Employed
Most paper ballots in the US are counted electronically, and still have a paper trail. That's the best of both worlds. The voting system right now in the US is fast, simple, and familiar. There is NO reason to complicate things by adding touchscreen machines of any other kind of nonsense. Like the German supreme court realized, all it does is complicate things and increase the opacity in the voting process.
Mars Winds Clean Spirit's Solar Panels Again
I think it's even more amazing when you consider that it is 240 watt-hours of energy PER DAY. It's actual power usage I'm guessing is much less. If your lights are incandescent, then they probably use that much energy in less than two hours. Damn, why can't our terrestrial equipment be this efficient?
How To Keep Rats From Eating My Cables?
I had heard before that hot peppers were used to coat cables, since rodents apparently hate it. A quick google gave me this:
WSJ Says Gov't Money Injection Won't Help Broadband
Good thing Broadband money was cut from the stimulus pack.