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Space

Geomagnetic Storm In Progress 110

shogun writes "The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports a strong geomagnetic storm is in progress. The shuttle, ISS and GPS systems may be affected." They think this storm was caused by a weak solar flare on April 3rd. As you may expect, this has caused some unusually impressive northern lights since it started. What you may not expect is a photograph from Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi aboard the International Space Station showing the aurora from orbit. He apparently tweets a lot of pictures from space. He and his crewmates have taken over 100,000 pictures since coming aboard the ISS.
First Person Shooters (Games)

Duke Nukem Forever Not Dead? (Yes, This Again) 195

kaychoro writes "There may be hope for Duke Nukem Forever (again). 'Jon St. John, better known as the voice of Duke Nukem, said some interesting words during a panel discussion at the Music and Games Festival (MAGFest) that took place January 1 – 4 in Alexandria, Virginia, according to Pixel Enemy. Answering a question from the crowd regarding DNF, St. John said: "... let me go ahead and tell you right now that I'm not allowed to talk about Duke Nukem Forever. No, no, don't be disappointed, read between the lines — why am I not allowed to talk about it?"'"

Comment Re:Clunkers is a clunker (Score 1) 594

It just seems like this bill rewards those who are rich and were environmentally irresponsible over the last 10 years.

I'm not sure about the rich part, but wasn't every american who bought an american car over the last 100 years environmentally irresponsible?

Although this programs borders on protectionism, it is can be a good way to give an incentive to US mfgrs to build cars the way the japanese have the past 25 years.

Comment Re:To boost auto sales... (Score 1) 594

Well. If they are small they can fit on a bike. Just add one seat on the steering wheel and one on the bagagedrager.

When your kids are 4/5 they can ride their own cycles, which has the advantage of them getting some exercise as well.

For the ages 3/4 you can buy a trailer for your bike to put the kids in.

Anyway, plenty of options there...

Comment Re:Wrath of the Windows Users! (Score 2, Insightful) 688

Well, it's not really a very good comparison because Apple is primarily a hardware company, or complete solutions if you will. Yes, if they were trying to sell OS X it would be a bad idea. If you are trying to sell Mac boxes, I think it's a good idea.

Oh. absolutely no coincedence with IBM there then...

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