989 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012
He swapped his kidney for an iPad but what did he swap his brain for?
Re: Legal age to vote used to be 18
"This 17 year old kid is clearly not mature enough to make important decisions on his own."
I was never that stupid.
I would give a kidney to my child but never swap for the latest piece of iCrap. If he held onto his kidney he could have got an ipad2. Longer still an ipad3 and even longer still, got a job and just bought it.
Re: Sentient software
"except the sentient AI moderating the posts will block any that are spam"
And send out terminators to hunt and kill the spammers...
Re: There's really no reason to make life so miserable for those in jail
"Ahh the psychological method - bountiful pleasures issued at the same time as the unimaginable torture of being forced to watch Sky 24 hours a day - I like your style."
Look at Sherrif Joe
He took away their pay TV until some lawyers explain that it's prisioner's human rights to have pay TV so he gave it back with just the Disney Channel and the Weather Channel.
When asked about the Weather Channel he said "So they'll know how hot it will be working on my chain gangs"
Puts a whole new spin to "Talking out your ass"
"Bet it was an android as they are s*** - small - no too many letters ho ho ho."
Well you can take your iPhone and shove it up your.....
No Mars Attacks
I feel safer already...
Re: I could be a mutant!
I've met some mutants who have the power to annoy people by opening their mouth
Does this count?
"So, is being able to leap tall buildings in one bound in or out?"
Over yes. Off is still fine.
Ah yes but Israel already has nukes and I don't think they'll hand them over just because you said please.
Personally anyone stupid enough to think God will save them when they do something stupid shouldn't be trusted with nukes.
Religion and Government should be kept as far apart as possible.
Seriously, who trusts Iran with nukes? Their stated aim is the complete destruction of Israel. I don't think their into peace, love and group hugs. Their loony enough to think that God is on their side when they nuke Israel and he'll stop Israel from nuking them back ten times over
At best, Iran with nukes would be another North Korea. At worst, a glow in the dark glass sculpture
Can't blame Israel for not wanting Iran to have nukes. Those guys are loony enough to use them.
What are they going to do? Subscribe them to gay porn?
It's not even going to make it to shit shower let alone a shit storm
Take that bitches at Comic-Con. Who got the best costume now?
What Power Girl? Again?
I for one
Welcome our new Chinese genetically enhanced cyber hamster overlords
Re: Interspecies sterility
"or hybridisation events are continuing"
It's called "Happy Hour"
Re: I can't believe I'm commenting on this....
Unknown to scientists. Everybody else has seen/met a bogan and yes there are still examples of the pure bred bogan to be found
Re: female humans and an undiscovered primate
It wasn't a suit, just poor personal grooming
Re: The return rate will be interesting
The answer is too many
The UK government should have thrown the whole request out instead of selling out it's citizens
Re: Would *you* go ?
"The US has a long and very public history of ignoring international law - what makes anyone they will honour their word ?"
American law IS international law. Didn't you know?
Re: Orange jumpsuit
Sherrif Joe makes em wear pink ones...
No. They'll have to invade Poland again to find out
Re: not really
"AFAIK many people just scan the headlines / first few lines from Google's news search and rarely go to the news site itself unless they're interested in a particular article"
So what your saying is Google should pay the papers because I don't find their articles interesting?
Re: I dunno about that
The earth does support intelligent life but it's not the dominant species
It will be inhabited by wookies or ewoks
"but you start with one cell, and end up with sufficient billions to comprehend articles like this one"
And only use one to comment
They should have registered Thunder, not Lightning. Harleys aren't quick but are bloody loud
Re: I'm wondering ...
"... did the microbes originate/evolve in that location, or did they adapt when they found themselves in an environment that got colder and less hospitable?"
No God invented them and put them there.....
"We may find out that genes for, e.g., morbid obesity turn out to be pretty useful in a different-looking world."
I don't want to live in a world populated by Texans
I'm more afraid of stupid humans than smart robots.
Re: Which is a better conductor of electricity? Gold or copper?
"But you're right on your bigger point that if gold were cheaper, people would consider engineering applications that are currently out of reach because of the cost. Even more so for platinum, etc."
If gold was dirt cheap, it would be easy to use it as corrosion protection instead of hot dip gal. Platinum has a million and one uses and is only limited by cost and avalibility. Radioactive materials on earth came from asteroids making nuclear energy cheaper.
Most of the material you produce in space could be used in space but valuble finished materials could be landed.
"If anyone with a brain were to seriously take a stab at asteroid mining, they'd do it with robots. As the Mars rovers have shown, you can do pretty sophisticated stuff via robots. And they don't need food, air, sleep or water."
As the Mars rovers show, robots are not the answer unless you can automate them entirely. When it takes 15 minutes back and forth to communicate, it isn't really practicle for remote drivers
Re: An Adventure...
Realisticly, the real value of minerals mined in space is in space. If you can build space stations and space ships in space, it's far cheaper than using rockets to get earthbound materials into space.
The average cost getting materials into space is $22K per kilo. If your building materials were already in space, space travel would be much cheaper
Re: Rise of the Machines
"It's not all bad - worst case is that the fleet of trucks becomes self-aware, learns how to fuel themselves and turns large parts of Australia into a wilderness that's hazardous to human life..."
Large parts of Australia are already a wilderness that is hazardous to human life.
We have 24 of the top 25 most poisonous snakes. Some pretty good spiders, jellyfish and blue ringed octopus, Ivan Milat and Dannii Minogue...
In the future, all work places will consist of robots, a man and a dog. The robots do the work. The dog is to guard the robots and the man is there to feed the dog.
If the environmentalists get their way and ban all logging and mining, we may end up in them again here.
Solar isn't going to be real likely on Mars as it's further away and thus less efficient. The little rovers could get away with it up until winter. Nuclear is the most likely source because it's robust and constant.
Re: @ Loyal Commenter
Pure O2 is a receipy for a fire. It's one thing for a space suit and another for the whole habitat. In all likelyhood air would be recycled through a greenhouse which would also produce the food
Re: Not pointless
"The trouble with so-called cyber bullying is that it has in some cases proven to be fatal."
More divorces end with sucide. The bitch accuses the man of child abuse, takes his home and kids away, takes all his assets and leaves him with nothing but his life which he takes himself.
Re: Do no evil *....
When I go to the accountant, it's so I can pay less tax. Google just has better accountants than me.
It's not Google's fault. The governments that created the system to allow companies to exploit it.
It's like declaring a tax on everybody called George and whinging when all the Georges change their name.
The Governments makes the rules but are too stupid and slow to beat companies at the game.
"It's actually very difficult. Certainly in the UK, there's something like 10,000 pages of legislation to try to stop it."
Actually it's the 10K pages that creates it. The more complex you make something, the more likely you are to leave loopholes.
They need to start by simplifing the laws, not adding new ones
Re: US 'Justice' at work ... Let's Do a Deal.
Usually when they take all your money and take you to court, they go bankrupt or plea deal out. They're not use to someone fighting back and using the media to make them look like idiots
"Well a civilized population would throw out its government if they saw their government butchering tens of thousands of innocent civilians"
Ah yes but the problem is fear. These civilians are harbouring terrorist who hate our western way of life and want to kill us so they need to be sacrificed to protect our right to buy Mcdonalds and drive Hummers.
We don't know any of these people getting killed so really it's alright cause it isn't us.
To Quote Sam and Max
Sam (holding a bomb): Max, where should I put this so it doesn't hurt anyone we know or care about?
Max: Out the window, Sam. There's nothing but strangers out there.
Sam: (looks at the bomb in his hand and throws it out the window behind him)
(Bomb explodes outside the windows)
Sam: I sure hope there was no one on that bus.
Max: No one we know, at least...
Re: What about the little (proto)pigs?
They evolved legs much later
Re: Use the forks Luke.....
Less touchy feely more dismemberment with plasma swords
Re: Annoying bear thingies
"Hang on though, that''t the bloke who brought Ewoks into existence. Abandon hope!"
Yes but he didn't invent JarJar so there is some hope of redemption
Re: Think of the sheep!
"And no you don’t send Christians to christian schools - everyone has a right to learn."
But what if they don't want to learn?
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