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Comment Re:Definitely understandable (Score 1) 283

Nope. This is a UK study, so you have to remember they use "proper" english slang. Like lift and flat instead of elevator and apartment.

I believe Pupil is slang for Badger over there.
Which makes sense. Badgers would get nothing out of a computer, except maybe a scratching post.


Why We're Looking For ET All Wrong 275

StartsWithABang writes: When you consider that there are definitely millions of planets in the habitable zones of their stars within our Milky Way galaxy alone, the possibility that there's intelligent life on at least one of them, right now, is tantalizing. But we're in our technological infancy, relatively speaking, having only been broadcasting electromagnetic signatures visible by an alien civilization for around 80 years. Unsurprisingly, we're looking for exactly the types of signals we're capable of sending, but what if that's totally wrongheaded? Based on how technology is evolving and what the Universe is capable of, perhaps we should be looking not at electromagnetic radiation, but neutrino or gravitational wave signals from the distant Universe to search for alien civilizations.

Comment Re:This doesn't make sense. (Score 1, Funny) 39

Apparently these evil overlords calling themselves scientists aren't following entry 12 of the evil overlord list.
Specifically keeping a 5 year old child on staff to spot these glaringly obvious fatal flaws in their evil schemes.

Good thing though. Virtuous hero AC here can exploit that flaw and save us from their evil oil-seawater separation plot.

Comment Re:It was only a matter of time (Score 3, Funny) 67

There's one way to advance space flight and colonize the solar system. Moonshiners looking for a place to run their stills, and tax men following close behind.
We'd have colonies on mars growing modified corn within 10 years.

The other would be to allow porn to be made on the ISS.
Nothing spurs innovation like the quest for kinkier smut.

Machines have less problems. I'd like to be a machine. -- Andy Warhol