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Shocker: Adobe patches critical Shockwave remote hijack hole


Off track

Impression gleaned from article is a patch for Shockwave plugin, not Flash. Entirely different beast.

Mars water discovery is a liberal-muslim plot, cry moist conspiracy theorists


Simple logic

Just because something is not true is no reason to doubt it. When you've eliminated the impossible, choose one and have faith.

Cunning goldfish avoided predator in tank for seven years


10 inches

Big enough now for the shark tank.

Massive police 'heavy equipment' robot drags out suspect who hid inside television


Heavy equipment

Just big boned.

PHYSICS APPLECART UPSET as dark energy disappears, Universe slams on brakes


Re: Science is self-correcting

Commendable post. Dead on.

Tech leaders: Is your biggest threat North Korea or your own board?



And don't call them surely.

Jupiter Ascending – a literally laughable train wreck of a film


Going to go anyway

The comments that strike me as most cogent are those semi-apologetic (facing down the stuffy troll hoard) positive appraisals that call it mindless good fun. They don't serve tea on roller coasters. That does not diminish - or have anything to do with - their entertainment value.

Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?


How to avoid bad movies

Every time you're in the mood for a film, slip GotG into the tray, sit back and bliss out.

Professor's BEAGLE lost for 10 years FOUND ON MARS


Re: it has a hole blasted in it and burn marks on it's hull

But clearly visible in pixels 24 to 42.

GOD particle MAY NOT BE GOD particle: Scientists in shock claim


What do we really know?

Big Foot neither looks like a duck nor quacks like a duck, so in all probability Big Foot is not a duck. But if Big Foot were found to be a duck, and 2 dimensional ... oh boy! (Stockholm, here I come.)

Samsung turns off lights on LEDs worldwide – except in South Korea


Not hearing anything about my issue with CFLs

Replaced all CFLs in cool basement because of the annoyance of waiting 5 minutes every time for the things to provide enough light to work with. LEDs provide immediate and very satisfactory light. Very happy. I now rather wonder if the CFLs I'd been using (standard Home Depot) are somehow different than those used by all these commenters.

CERN data explains how Higgs heavies other matter


Re: Still waiting on a grand unified theory

Most of the effort to this end is being expended ensuring only well-funded mainstream ideas are in the running for this elusive prize. Of course Nature has proven annoyingly independent, generally refusing throughout human history to submit to the will of establishment figures hell bent on seeing their notions proven correct, and their renown/funding validated. So if Nature's notion of a true Theory of Everything requires there be some paradigm/funding shattering, expect none. Expect instead what we have had for the last half century: all provable advance made primarily using the tools developed in the first half of the 20th century. In the new physics building at a local university there are a number of famous equations etched into the walls. The newest of them is 80 years old. QED

WORLD CUP SHOCK: England declared winner in 2-1 defeat to Italy


Football or soccer

Fooccer? Foockall? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Stop bullying SUPER FAT GODZILLA, urge movie stars


Re: Modern weapons

No to all your points, because this is Batma ... I mean, Godzilla. He says hello to your little friends, then eats them and farts fire.

Google founder sinks $45m in toy boat


Bath tub

I have a rubber duckie ... what's the difference?

Today is not New Year's Eve - or the end of the decade



All pedantry aside, this is when my mother-in-law comes to visit, so it is a time for much imbibing, however historically and/or astronomically mistimed. Don't try to stop me.

NASA: Clean-air regs, not CO2, are melting the ice cap


Cause and effect

Yes, pressing the brake pedal (aerosol emissions) will have an effect on a car's speed, even if done while the accelerator pedal (greenhouse gas emissions) is pushed to the floor. But please, let's tinker with our environment - anything to prevent the rich, powerful and culpable from needing to rethink how they can retain their wealth and power.

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