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Comment: Re:Shit! Shit! Shit! Shit! Shit! .... (Score 1) 315

by Anonymous CowWord (#47629433) Attached to: Why the "NASA Tested Space Drive" Is Bad Science

Yes, the reported MILLINEWTON thrust was surely the missing link to warp drive.

The discovery, if real, would have not gotten us warp speed. The parent posted said "relativistic" speed, which means close to c, but not higher than c. If this discovery were true, then that implication absolutely holds as we would then have a mechanism where we could gain speed without need for a propellant.

+ - Red Hat welcomes CentOS to the family->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Red Hat, Inc, (NYSE: RHT), and the CentOS Project today announced they are joining forces to build a new CentOS, completing the whole Red Hat Linux story, from Fedora through RHEL to CentOS."
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+ - All New Kindle Paper White->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "To be certain, there is no shortage of awesome electronic gadgets on the market nowadays — and if you are the sort of person who enjoys your toys, you probably have a list of gadgets you would like to pick up; of course, one of the most exciting "gadgets" available on the market these days is one you may own already, and that is the Kindle"
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Comment: I know this is /. but still... (Score 3, Informative) 427

Good God.

I know this is /. and no one RTFA and all but seriously, at least try to search for key words like "Sim" or "City" before submitting an article with a moronic sensationalist headline like this.

His resignation has nothing to do with Sim City. Dream on.

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+ - Scientists break the speed of light?->

Submitted by pedramnavid
pedramnavid (1069694) writes "...two German physicists claim to have forced light to overcome its own speed limit using the strange phenomenon of quantum tunnelling, in which particles summon up the energy to cross an apparently uncrossable barrier. Their experiments focused on the travel of microwave photons — energetic packets of light — through two prisms. When the prisms were moved apart, most photons reflected off the first prism they encountered and were picked up by a detector. But a few appeared to "tunnel" through a gap separating them as if the prisms were still held together. Although these photons had travelled a longer distance, they arrived at their detector at the same time as the reflected photons. This suggests that the transit between the two prisms was faster than the speed of light.

Dr Gunter Nimtz, of the University of Koblenz, told the magazine New Scientist: "For the time being, this is the only violation of special relativity that I know of.""

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+ - Microsoft Gives Xandros Linux Users Patent Protect

Submitted by DigDuality
DigDuality (918867) writes "Microsoft, shrugging off licensing moves to prevent it from repeating its controversial patent deal with Novell, has signed a set of broad collaboration agreements with Linux provider Xandros that include an intellectual property assurance under which Microsoft will provide patent covenants for Xandros customers.

Will the response to Xandros be similar to that of Novell? We can only hope."

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