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New Mars Rover Rolls For the First Time

viper34j Re:Wheels (100 comments)

Bigger wheels = more wheel weight = bigger engine needed to rotate = more power. Power is the #1 concern of the rovers while on Mars.

more than 3 years ago

Warships May Get Lasers For Close-In Defense

viper34j Re:32 kilowatt!!! (482 comments)

1.21 Jigawatts!

about 4 years ago

Malaysia Seeking to Copyright Food?

viper34j Re:Just like Europe (330 comments)

I don't know about you but I'd take some Vermont on my pancakes any day...

more than 4 years ago

Risk Aversion At Odds With Manned Space Exploration

viper34j Re:Exactly (371 comments)

mod parent up, I almost pee'd myself.

more than 4 years ago

WHO Raises Swine Flu Threat Level

viper34j Re:Kind of reminds me... (557 comments)

You call it swine flu. I call it weaponized bacon.

I almost peed myself upon reading this post...

more than 4 years ago

Antarctic Ice Bridge Finally Breaks Off

viper34j Sequel time (505 comments)

Perfect back story for a Cool Runnings 2...?

more than 5 years ago

Yeast-Powered Fuel Cell Feeds On Human Blood

viper34j Re:Useful! (250 comments)

Use your cat as a surge protector?

more than 5 years ago

Yeast-Powered Fuel Cell Feeds On Human Blood

viper34j Re:Useful! (250 comments)

Why stop there? Why not have a machine that you plug into that extracts calories from your body at night? You could effectively just sleep away your weight. Why not trickle this energy you are generating into battery cells that work to power your home in tangent with a solar panel array? hmmm...

more than 5 years ago

Texas Vote May Challenge Teaching of Evolution

viper34j Re:Cue the following: (1306 comments)

Using this logic, couldn't you then concede that both the theory of evolution and ID are not necessarily mutually exclusive? Evolution can explain how life forms that already exist are changing overtime into new classifications, and ID can explain how those original life forms came into existence. Biblical scholars have been debating the actual timeline of the genesis creation as described in the Bible for many years (uncited due to work firewall). Given that the Bible is a collection of stories and teachings that were written and told for the audience of the day, it isn't a far fetch possibility that the actual timeline was masked due to the inability of the target audience to grasp the complexities of the actual creation. Just some food for thought, can't we all just get along?

more than 5 years ago

First Solar Eclipse Recorded From Moon

viper34j Re:Ordinary (123 comments)

Short answer: No, neither of those is correct. Long and poorly thought out answer: A typical full moon occurs once a month. When the moon is full, it is in a position that places the Earth between itself and the sun. The Earth is not directly between the Moon and Sun during a full moon obviously, because that would cause the Earth Eclipse of the Sun that we see in the video. But instead, it's orbit is offset by a given amount so that light travels past the Earth. Kinda hard to explain without a diagram, but if you could follow that then you'd see why the Earth's Eclipse of the Moon is not extremely common.

more than 5 years ago

First Solar Eclipse Recorded From Moon

viper34j Re:Hoax? (123 comments)

It's a space station!

more than 5 years ago

Family Dog Cloned, Thanks To Dolly Patents

viper34j Re:Why? (261 comments)

Leave the dog alone for a day, get him all worked up and upset, and come back to a completely different tasting animal.

This sentence tickles me in so many different ways...

more than 5 years ago

AMD Phenom II Overclocked To 6.5GHz

viper34j nice and swolen.. (303 comments)

my nerd is swelling...

more than 5 years ago

Black Holes From the LHC Could Last For Minutes

viper34j Re:Folks I don't want to hear say oops (672 comments)

lmao, I actually lmao at this comment. I'm sure my co-workers are now onto my lack of working...

more than 5 years ago

Mediterranean Undersea Cables Cut, Again

viper34j Stop watching me wee...! (329 comments)

I bet someone got a kick out of having their obviously humorous name approved for the underground line running from Southern France to Northern Algeria. "I'd like to name the cable...SeaMeWe...*snicker*..."

more than 5 years ago

Mad Scientist Brings Back Dead With "Deanimation"

viper34j Overlords (501 comments)

I for one welcome our decayed overlords.

more than 5 years ago


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