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Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

turkeydance unfair policy (209 comments)

the Arctic sea level demands compensation.


Saturn's F Ring Is Now Three Times As Wide As During the Voyager Flybys

turkeydance say it out loud (35 comments)

3rd grade cussin'. "but, Mom, it's science!"


XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

turkeydance Re:I like how... (162 comments)

"throughout the US" in PR-speak is a blue state blitz.


DNA Reveals History of Vanished "Paleo-Eskimos"

turkeydance paleo-racists (55 comments)

probably a gated community, too.


Chromium 37 Launches With Major Security Fixes, 64-bit Windows Support

turkeydance all that? (113 comments)

and for free?

5 days ago

Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

turkeydance data burqa? (335 comments)


about a week ago

Why Do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain

turkeydance slow growth humans (128 comments)

just another effect of climate change. 30 is the new 16, dude.

about a week ago

Spot ET's Waste Heat For Chance To Find Alien Life

turkeydance Spot the loonie (80 comments)

with waste heat. never thought of that.

about two weeks ago

Google Wants To Test Driverless Cars In a Simulation

turkeydance Re:The problem with simulation is ... (173 comments)

3-yo? how about everyone throws out all their trash? total discharge at 11 mph over posted speed. all 4 windows open and ejected into traffic? yes, i was doing 11mph over the line. right in front of me. NASCAR skilz.

about two weeks ago

Google Wants To Test Driverless Cars In a Simulation

turkeydance Re:something tells me... (173 comments)

moose and squirrel. well played, sir.

about two weeks ago

Researchers Hack Gmail With 92 Percent Success Rate

turkeydance 'malicious apps' make me smile (87 comments)

that phrase sounds like a Star Wars villain from planet Samsung5.

about two weeks ago

Scientists Developing Remote-Control Cyborg Moths

turkeydance NCSU is mostly talk (27 comments)

with little action. biobots resemble NC State's administration. oh, the stories i could tell.

about two weeks ago

How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?

turkeydance Re:That's not quick? (190 comments)

since Dollar General is trying to buy out Family Dollar, here's my experience with FD. 192 hours from ground breaking to a fully stocked and ready store. they've done thousands. with 3-D printing on the horizon, DG could cut it in half. most of the down-time is damages.

about two weeks ago

Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'

turkeydance bureaucracy in action (239 comments)

bigger is better and all that.

about two weeks ago

Iceland's Seismic Activity: A Repeat Show for Atmospheric Ash?

turkeydance Bardarbunga, dude! (69 comments)

thank you /. for my word of the day.

about two weeks ago



Solar and Wind power are the most expensive.

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about three weeks ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "A new study from the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, argues that using solar and wind energy may be the most expensive alternatives to carbon-based electricity generation, even though they require no expenditures for fuel.....Specifically, this means nuclear power offers a savings of more than $400,000 worth of carbon emissions per megawatt of capacity. Solar saves only $69,000 and wind saves $107,000."

Look Out Mars! Siding Spring is getting closer.

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about a month ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Bottom line: The tiny nucleus of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring will not strike Mars when it comes closest on October 19, 2014. But material shed by the comet could damage our spacecraft in orbit around the Red Planet. NASA is taking steps now to prevent damage to its orbiting spacecraft. read all about it:"

A carbon fibre e-bike: built for Batman

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 3 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Made of carbon-fibre and serious gadgetry, the Visiobike looks as if Batman decided to fight crime on low emissions. Its makers are billing it as a 'high-tech electric bicycle' and it certainly comes with a range of bells and whistles (but disappointingly it lacks an actual bell). The bike is controlled via a handlebar-mounted smartphone, giving riders the chance to stuff yet another aspect of their life into an app."
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Air Force to award 'Space Fence' contract to track orbital debris

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 4 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "With a contract expected to be awarded in the next few weeks, the program is designed to be mankind’s best effort yet at tracking space pollution. But the new Space Fence still doesn’t provide what many think is the ultimate solution: cleaning up space."
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'Wonder material': Scientists create graphene in kitchen blender....

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 4 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Kids, do not try this at home: Scientists have found that they can create high-quality graphene sheets using a kitchen blender and ordinary dishwasher detergent. The findings, published in the journal Nature Materials, outline a fresh way to create large amounts of this remarkable material – which could speed up the process toward putting them into future computers, smart coatings and solar cells. question: graphene = gun barrels?"

Widespread panic in the rap world....nerds next

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 4 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "yes, Slashdot Beta does things like this. not my fault......

Widespread panic in the rap world — the high-end cough syrup that's become the lean of choice for Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy, and MANY other rap figures has officially been taken off the market ... all because of its reputation as a widely abused drug.

A rep for Actavis — famous for the highly-refined cough syrup — tells TMZ, "Given [recent media attention], Actavis has made the bold and unprecedented decision to cease all production and sales of its Promethazine Codeine product.""

New 'Google' for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 4 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.

Grams, which launched last week and is patterned after Google, is accessible only through the Tor anonymizing browser (the address for Grams is: grams7enufi7jmdl.onion) but fills a niche for anyone seeking quick access to sites selling drugs, guns, stolen credit card numbers, counterfeit cash and fake IDs — sites that previously only could be found by users who knew the exact URL for the site."

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orgasms for women at the push of a button.

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 6 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) – Scientists have patented a new machine that will provide orgasms for women at the push of a button.
A little smaller than a packet of cigarettes, the machine is designed to be a medical implant that uses electrodes to trigger an orgasm. The device would help some women who suffer from orgasmic dysfunction.

that's sex discrimination!"

New device aims to treat gunshot wounds

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 6 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest. Although there’s nothing simple about the impact of a gunshot wound on the human body, the process of treating gun injuries on a battlefield might become a bit faster and safer. At least, that’s the goal of the XStat, a new syringe-like device that injects a dressing straight into a wound. The XStat, created by company RevMedX (which stands for Revolutionary Medical Technology), is still a patent-pending design. — See more at:"

Europe might change it's Global Warming Policy

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 7 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "quote:"The EU's reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking — jeopardizing Germany's touted energy revolution in the process."
Would You Like To Know More (thanks, StarShip Troopers)?"

Forget Comets, let's do the Arctic Again

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 10 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Space Travel is so boring. and expensive.
right here at home, we have this Arctic Thing (not the movie)
the Chinese got it going on. here's a quote for all y'all:

In 2008, the U.S. Geological Survey released an assessment revealing that the Arctic accounts for about 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil, 30 percent of its undiscovered natural gas, and 20 percent of its undiscovered natural gas liquids. In other words, 90 billion barrels of oil, 1,669 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 44 billion barrels of natural gas.

here's yer linkie:

bottom line: C'mon man."

NASCAR bans digital radios

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about a year ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "in-car digital radios (communications with spotters/etc.) cannot be monitored as analog can. NASCAR opts-in for transparency, apparently.
Among other changes will be the ban of digital radios –- which are not able to be monitored like their analog versions –-
on the spotter stand. In addition, only one spotter per team, with two analog radios, will be allowed on spotter stands.

Blueseed brings offshore outsourcing a little closer

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about a year and a half ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Blueseed will station a ship 12 nautical miles from the coast of San Francisco, in international waters. The location will allow startup entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world to start or grow their company near Silicon Valley, without the need for a U.S. work visa. The ship will be converted into a coworking and co-living space, and will have high-speed Internet access and daily transportation to the mainland via ferry boat. So far, over 1000 entrepreneurs from 60+ countries expressed interest in living on the ship."
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