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Comment: We should be talking about fusion. (Score 2, Interesting) 262 262

I think an osmotic power plant is the lamest type of power i can think of.

Fusion is the only way i can see it going, really if we are going to be great conquerers of the galaxy, and fly around in Millennium Falcon type spaceships.

Anyway, Fusion is the only way to go because, we will either fix the problem, or maybe blow ourselves up.

It will be a race between ITER and the LHC.
Between explosion and implosion.

Maybe we should hook.. them,. together?..

^mtrl drtw

Real Time Strategy (Games)

StarCraft II Delayed Until 2010 453 453

Blizzard has just announced that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty won't be released this year. From their announcement: "Over the past couple of weeks, it has become clear that it will take longer than expected to prepare the new Battle.net for the launch of the game. The upgraded Battle.net is an integral part of the StarCraft II experience and will be an essential part of all of our games moving forward. This extra development time will be critical to help us realize our vision for the service. ... As we work to make Battle.net the premier online gaming destination, we'll also continue to polish and refine StarCraft II, and we look forward to delivering a real-time strategy gaming experience worthy of the series' legacy in the first half of 2010."

Comment: Materials (Score 1) 491 491

Materials engineering is the best because most current technologies are limited only by the material properties of their components.
These engineers seek to enhance the properties of alloys, semi/super-conductors, and other advanced engineering materials.
Also, materials engineers are responsible for the refinement and processing of concentrated ores, which allow us to extract and utilize selected earth elements for, well, everything.

You have to make everything our of something.
"What are you made of?" -UBC MTRL

Comment: Bite my shiny metal track. (Score 1) 72 72

If it is able to fly by magnetic lift, then this is nont a technology worthy of easy field application.
unless; you feel like carrying around a magnetic carpet. it seems they require a pre-installed infrastructure of repulsive material...

just wait until we teach them how to build themselves.....
*by your command*

Comment: Easy.. (Score 1) 260 260

Microsoft should finish what they started,

or at least, try again;


I believe the original cross-class, fps/sim/rt.strat game could expand to cross platform, massive multiplayer, etc,

check out Alleg [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegiance_(computer_game)]
and the community [http://www.freeallegiance.org/]

however, this would ruin the best thing alleg' has going for it; the fact no one knows about it.

Be Warned; the learning curve in this game is tough. dont expect to even know what's going on, even after a month of daily play.

Comment: Re:I worked 9/80 for 4 summers (Score 2, Insightful) 1055 1055

Extra days are for golf, biking, rest and friends/family. extra hour each day not a problem. Efficiency of work-group, same. [Teh company i worked for still laid-off ~1500 engineers, in these times.] I say, take the work where you can, and do the best with your days off.

Steve Jobs said two years ago that X is brain-damaged and it will be gone in two years. He was half right. -- Dennis Ritchie