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Comment It's easy really (Score 1) 361

if only we could figure out how to reach that breakeven point.

Just accumulate enough matter together to create a gravitational field so strong that it begins to collapse space-time and fusion will start all by itself. Until we give up the notion that we can do with magnets what gravity can do (false) and that anything on a large scale must be capable of being replicated on a small scale (also false), people and governments will continue to throw money away at "fusion".

Comment Re:I doubt... (Score 1) 108

The fundamentals of the US economy are looking great in comparison to what? Are you seriously content because "at least we're not in as bad shape as Greece!"? Housing prices are starting to come back - that's a good thing right? That no one can afford a house unless they sell their and their children's future into usury? Because a fundamental gauge of the economy is the PRICE OF YOUR HOUSE. No, that's only good for bankrupt americans who have no equity at all except the meagre slice they are forced by the banks to have if they buy a house. Buying a home then selling it is not a valid "business model". It's speculation. And just like any other speculator, one day honey you are going to get screwed.

Comment Re:What does Science have to say about this? (Score 3, Informative) 586

There is proof however that people who claim to have "electromagnetic hypersensitivity" mysteriously cannot explain why they can get "sick" even when the source of electromagnetic radiation is turned off. Apparently the mere sight of a router/electrical transformer/pylon is enough to make them "sick".

Comment Re:Work for HIRE!! (Score 1) 280

IANAL but if I'm going to shove food in my mouth and digest it, at some point that food belongs to me. Now you can argue that it only becomes mine at the moment the bill is paid, but I can argue it's mine the moment it's set on my table. Otherwise you could have "authors" reaching down my throat into my stomach to retrieve their "work" if they suddenly decide their "work" was too precious to sell to me or they want to renege on the deal. The fact that payment is given after the meal doesn't change the fact that the meal is mine the moment it's on the table. So if I take a picture of it on the table, I'm taking a picture of my stuff which I purchased.

Or are we going to start arguing that restaurants "license" their food?

Comment Re:Work for HIRE!! (Score 1) 280

Then your law is fucked up. See, photographs require light. If you take a photograph indoors you are taking a photograph of my work. I work in a light bulb factory. We make the light that lets you take a picture. So pay me, bitches. See how stupid this line of thought gets?

They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.