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Comment: Re:Do whatever the f. you want with VPNs... (Score 2) 67 67

You seem like one of those people who would say "Look at country XYZ wasting money investing in space travel/launches while half their people are starving". Just because someone cares about ethics doesn't mean that they should spend every last dollar on charity. It sucks that the world is divided economically as it is today, but people in better off parts shouldn't have to feel guilty about spending a little on themselves; cerainly not for the small amount (in developed countries) that Netflix costs.

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

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.

Comment: Ecological problem? (Score 1) 109 109

Good lord. I know some people will find any asnine thing to complain about in the name of the environment, but seriously? The computer/device you are on to make that post caused large amounts of pollution. Perhaps you should give that up and go live in a cave with nature.

+ - All New Kindle Paper White->

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) 427 427

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.

Comment: Re:Comparable? (Score 5, Informative) 582 582

Putting aside a potential flaw in reporting, you are still ignoring efficiency. Gasoline engines are only 15-20% efficient. Even at 20%, that is 47.2*0.2 = 9.44 Electric engines are around 80% efficient. 9*0.8 = 7.2 Suddenly it is a lot more comparable...
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+ - Scientists break the speed of light?->

pedramnavid 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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