* Posts by AndrewV

24 posts • joined 29 Dec 2009

Gonna be so cool when we finally get into space, float among the stars, work out every day, inject testosterone...

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There's a much easier way. You can get testosterone patches.

I use them to counteract the muscle loss of being quadriplegic (the outcomes are very similar to living in microgravity).

This kind of research has benefited me greatly e.g. NASA's studies into the formation of renal stones when you stop weight bearing exercises.

Plants in SPAAAAAAACE are good for you

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Re: There's got to be a lot more of this if humans want to live on other planets.

Meal Refusing to Exit.

Elon Musk wants to get into the boring business, literally

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Re: Umm

"Particularly for cars, ventilation would be a massive headache. Literally."

Not if it's electric cars only. I wonder who would sell me one of those.

AI brains take a step closer to understanding speech just like humans

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@Frumious Bandersnatch

"Interesting. I was wondering about this the other day. I was reading about subvocalisation, which is where people mentally form words when reading. When learning foreign languages, this can be a necessary step, but if you get into the habit of hearing each single word in your head as you read it, it means that your reading speed is limited to how fast you can vocalise it (so reading speed = speaking speed, effectively)."

Well that explains my reading speed. Thank you.

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@albaleo

"If he's not describing an image, what is it he's remembering?"

I remember a list of features, and the more important the person is to me the more features I can rattle off when asked.

It came as a shock when at the age of 37 I realised everybody else visualises, and I was weird.

Hollywood offers Daniel Craig $150m to (slash wrists) play James Bond

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Samuel Anderson.

He was amazing as Danny Pink in Doctor Who.

Watch the world's biggest 'flying bum' go arse over tit in a crash

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That's not entirely true.

Until recently there was no point conducting helium mining exploration because the US were artificially depressing the price by running down their massive stockpile.

Now that's almost exhausted, exploration has begun. And quite successfully too http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36651048

Google Loon balloon crash lands in Chile

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> they measure fifteen meters wide by twelve meters tall when fully inflated.

How many kilocats is that?

Telsa S robo-death-dodge

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Re: Auto horn?

Automated driving leaves you free to do this. http://i.imgur.com/rWmzb58.gif

Regular Fast Radio Burst detected outside our galaxy

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Re: Microwave radiation..

If only it were a joke.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-05/scientists-discover-signals-being-sent-by-kitchen-microwave/6445570

Don't take a Leaf out of this book: Nissan electric car app has ZERO authentication

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Re: Don't put microcomputers into cars...

Life was much better before flagella.

Hell, high water, and ice: Facebook's Dublin data center choices

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Re: Ouch

You should have continued reading. It got better.

"...billed as the Hoover Damn of solar. Based in Southern California, Ivanpath is relatively close to that damn."

North Korean rocket works, puts something into orbit

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Red Rocket finally thrusts into correct slot

Norks quiver with delight

Sailboat cracks 100 km/h for first time

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But surely it's not valid unless they do the return leg within the following hour.

PHP devs lob second patch at super-critical CGI bug

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Re: Twisting the knife

That article changed my life.

After 13 years of PHP I'm now using Python. I haven't felt this alive in years.

STUNNING NEW APPLE DEVICES that will follow the iPad 3 HD!

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Facepalm

Did you accidentally hit the publish button too soon?

Microsoft announces ASP.NET zero-day vuln

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There goes my day off.

Georgia Parole Board blocks Amnesty email campaign

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I think his argument can be better summed up like this:

if ($killing == "wrong")

{

$killing = "wrong";

}

Cancellation technique doubles wireless throughput

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/17/full_duplex_radio_signals/

Australia, give up your fixed broadband!

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Pint

Shhh....

Don't disturb them in mid-rant.

iiNet teams up with Microsoft

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Title

"Australian number three telco"

Surely you mean number two. Ads don't lie!

Google tests 'streaming' search engine

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Google ads

Does google get paid per ad click, per ad shown, or a combination of both?

Google may exit China after 'highly targeted' attack

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North Korea, Cuba & Laos

Don't be silly.

There's no money to be made in those countries.

High-speed Chinese train kicks French, Japanese butt

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Can't post without a title.

Actually there's 14 stations already open, with 3 more under construction.

Plus it'll eventually (2012) form part of the Beijing-Guangzhou High-Speed Railway.

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