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* Posts by IE User

14 posts • joined 3 Aug 2011

MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

IE User

It definitely makes sense

...but why stop there - pygmys or people suffering of dwarfism (Achondroplasia if you want) would fit better yet.

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Super-boffin Stephen Hawking to star in Big Bang Theory

IE User

Shatner won't come

The correct answer was: TOS over TNG, but Picard over Kirk

Bill's ego is in no way compromised by his age.

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Anonymous hunts neo-Nazis with WikiLeaks-style site

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In Anon's defense

Many things are legal, including borrowing money by people & countries who can't afford it, and look where that brought us. Or Saudi's treatment of women, or Rupert Murdoch etc.

If people always played by the rules set by the government, we would not have democracy today. Democracy evolved because people were not happy with the current emperor/king/...

While it's beyond dispute that the action is not legal, it is IMO ethical (I'm one who'd kick a burglar in the nuts before calling the cops, who'd let him off with a warning). And it's human morals and ethics that advance democracy. The laws in power are just a reflection of the most recent major political change.

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Nearest supernova since 1986 blasts boffin off her chair

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WTF?

Sure about those 20.000 km/h?

that would even drop out of earth orbit. Good luck waiting for the speeding debris to reach a nearby star.

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Paul Allen latest plan: Space rockets on MEGA PLANE

IE User

not that much

Stratolaunch saves a lot for 'virgins', but to reach LEO, it's supposed to save only 5-10% vs. ground launch.

Falcon 9 can lift 10t to LEO with 9 engines. Launched this way it will deliver 6t with 5 engines.

Considering the overhead of building and debugging this plane (it is a much more complex setup than a rocket standing fixed at time of firing), runnway, etc. plus all the fixed logistic of a launch, it's surely not a big investment opportunity.

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A tenth of Chinese farmland polluted by heavy metals

IE User

FAIL indeed

We manufacture electronics and ever since RoHS introduction, reliability is going down. It's a constant struggle to get decent yields in the first place, let alone survive five years in the field.

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NASA tells Voyager 2 to save its strength

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Joke

There...

C:\>ping voyager2.nasa.gov -w 100000000

Pinging voyager2.nasa.gov [193.170.140.78] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 193.170.140.78: bytes=32 time=93600000ms TTL=56

Reply from 193.170.140.78: bytes=32 time=93600000ms TTL=56

Reply from 193.170.140.78: bytes=32 time=93600000ms TTL=56

Reply from 193.170.140.78: bytes=32 time=93600000ms TTL=56

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US decommissions massive Cold War nuke

IE User

Sure, no more use for it now that Jobs is gone

No one else bidding $40B

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Apple shouldn't bother with TV...

IE User

One remote to rule them all

That would be the killer app in the living room.

When Apple does that, everybody will go bananas over the pure genius and just ignore that some would also want a screen larger than 35 inches, one that kids can't scratch and not super glossy pls.

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Google's Native Client goes live in Chrome

IE User

Why C...

This is a very good video if you can spare 40 min:

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/C-and-Beyond-2011-Herb-Sutter-Why-C

Basically it's about efficiency, which matters most when running on battery and in data centers.

PNaCl makes sense for portability.

As for safety, there's nothing stopping the programmer from writing crap in any language of choice. The Mars Polar 'Lander' would've crashed even if its control unit ran Java. And btw. all your car's ECUs which you wouldn't want to slip, run on C.

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Galaxy Tab remains illegal in Germany

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Unhappy

What you leave behind matters

I don't understand Jobs. Arguably and sadly, he's on the way out.

Does he need money? No.

Is his goal to die richest man ever? I doubt it.

But he's on his way to be remembered as an a**hole and not as a visionary.

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Sharp shows off 8K4K hi-res prototype telly

IE User

Eh...

when I was younger I couldn't afford such stuff, now my 'retina' will soon be happy with VGA

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iPhone users richer, brainier, more tasteful than Android-ers

IE User

...also Android user

killer app? how about a non-glossy screen, so I can use a phone or a tablet outdoors?

I'm willing to give up some of my riches for that (and drink a pint with the evening cheese plate instead of some dry white)

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It's official: Journos are dumb as a bag of IE users

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Paris Hilton

There, couldn't resist, had to change my handle

Now all snobs can feel smarter when downvoting.

Paris, cause she's dumb too.

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