Heat Waves In Australia Are Getting More Frequent, and Hotter
First halve of january was the warmest ever measured in The Netherlands. Last winter was one the longest though. Stuff gets more extreme
PM Calls Facebook Irresponsible For Allowing Beheading Clips
Start posting CGI videos of beheading Mark Zuckerberg, I have a feeling he will change his mind
India Plans Mars Mission in 2013
Not sure where you are from, but I remember my servers being inaccessible for days by a major state wide power problem in the 3rd world area named California only a few years ago
CERN Announcing New LHC Results July 4th
A great blog to read about the ongoing research and in depth particle physics articles is Matt Strassler's website: http://profmattstrassler.com/2012/06/27/this-sites-background-articles-on-the-higgs/
Russia Threatens Pre-emptive, Destructive Force On US Missile Defense
If they just switch off the gas pipes to Western Europe say byebye to the German economy and US cheap gas
Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution
Religion should be considered to be for adults only. We don't allow children to be involved with drugs, alcohol, voting, sex and so on legally before they've grown up to teenagers, why should brainwashing with a single particular religion be any different?
$1.5 Billion: the Cost of Cutting London-Tokyo Latency By 60ms
But how do you pull up a cable from the ocean floor when it has all kinds of other cables crossing it?
Google's Rules of Acquisition
They're all on Google+ I guess :)
Wikipedia Hasn't Forgiven GoDaddy
But did you request that change? :-)
Facebook Reportedly Filing $5 Billion IPO Today
Huh, doesn't the US have like 200 million eligable voters x $120 per vote = $ 24 billion spent on the last election according to your numbers?
The Myth of Renewable Energy
If you want to let Ms. Stover know how you think about her article, she can be found on dawnstover
Scientists Develop Super-Slippery Material
If you spray this material on the inside of cans and bottles, does it allow for cost effective recycling still? I can imagine this might be an issue increasing the cost of packaging more then is being saved by the contents.
Facebook Forming a PAC
US Military Moving Closer To Automated Killing
Well if power is simply equivalent with guns, how do you explain the revolts in South African, India, Egypt and Tunesia?
Ethics plays a role as well, and killing machines without any concept of ethics seem to be an extremely dangerous path to follow
Israel To Join CERN As First Non-European Member
Just the systematic purging of Arabs in Jerusalem (by refusing permits to Arabs to modify or build new houses) though is not something you would expect to find in any true developed democracy conscious of it's minorities.
You can wonder if a democracy can operate properly at all if it's main issues are related to security
The fact that most of Israel's neighbours are fucked up countries as well (although Jordan doesn't seem bad imho and we can hopefully see positive things developing in Egypt) doesn't plead in any way that Israel is a democratic country. It'd be like comparing the US to Mexico and conclude that the US doesn't seem to have a lot of gun fights
Wicked Lasers Introduces Handheld One-Watt Green Laser
I consider these 'toys' much more dangerous then a machinegun. Why? Because while a nut with a machinegun can actually kill people, you cannot hide the fact that you are doing it. With a laser gun like this it is easy to blind people for life without anybody knowing who did it.
World Population Expected To Hit 7 Billion In Late October
Often people wonder whether we will be able to support a population of 7 or 10 or whatever billion people. I don't find that interesting, I'm sure we can have many billions more on just this planet alone. The real question is what will be left of nature with 10 billion western style living people? Will we as a species be able to preserve any significant amount of wildlife, ecosystems and natural beauty for our children?
Space Station To Be Deorbited After 2020
The Space Station is in a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and will fall to the Earth without its regular altitude boosts
Getting the Space Station in a Geo synchronous orbit, let alone deep space (that means outside of the solar system), is a totally different league in terms of needed energy to overcome the gravity well called Earth and mainly the Sun. I can't be bothered to do the calculations but the amount of energy needed for a massive object as the ISS will be staggering.
Also question is for what? Most of the ISS is build for local gravity experiments maintained by manned personel. It has communications optimized for a LEO, etcetera. It won't be able to do much which can't be done by much cheaper ways with a new space probe.
It's like saying you can reach your local California supermarket with your bike, so hey you should be able to go to Hawaii with it as well!
Skype Execs Purged On Eve of MS Takeover
They probably got a good pile of money in their pockets anyway
Also, from the same site: http://www.itworld.com/unified-communications/166637/5-skype-alternatives-linux-users
While many people use Skype for its free voice over IP (VoIP) services, Linux users have a love/hate relationship with it. Yes, Skype will run on some versions of Linux, but it doesn't run on all of them, and the Linux version (2.2-beta) lags far behind the Windows version (Skype 5.3). That's three major generations behind. Need I say more?
Seriously I can't take that site too serious now
DIY Laser Pistol Shoot 1MW Blasts
According to the comments on that site it is 1 KW
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