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Comment: It's called Rocket Science for a reason ... (Score 4, Insightful) 300 300

Bummer to see this happen - was really hoping they could "stick the landing" on the 3rd try ... but obviously never got the chance.

SpaceX has been very forthcoming with their telemetry data and analysis, so hopefully we'll hear what happened soon.

Comment: Re:Not buying it, Copper wire is exspensive (V*A=W (Score 1) 597 597

>Ask yourself why Europe uses a ~230V/240V electricity

Apart from the economical reasons as outlined by yourself, I always assumed it was a safety issue. I was taught that current kills not Voltage. A static shock has huge tension but non-existent current whereas a toaster in the bathtub has (relatively) low voltage and high current.

Can a sparky weigh in on this for me?

Not that I'd go licking the sockets in any country.

Increase the voltage (EMF) presented across a load, and your current increases.

I=E/R

So, no, it isn't safer. (Assuming Europeans have roughly the same electrical resistance of their skin as Americans)

The reason electrostatic charge is not normally harmful is because of how quickly the charge is dissipated. (usually microseconds)

Comment: So what's the real story here? (Score -1, Troll) 145 145

Cops are hoping to catch people engaging in illegal sales, and who are actually dumb enough to take up the cops on this offer to use the parking lot as a safe haven? (If you think this isn't possible, look around for stories about idiots calling the cops because someone stole their stash, or the idiots with outstanding warrants who get lured to the police station by the PD running a raffle and claiming the person won an item they can pick up at the station.)

Cops have installed spiffy new facial recognition software in their surveillance system, and they want to start keeping track of the cash transactions that take place via CraigsList?

There is simply no way this is actually a good faith attempt to benefit the citizenry here. None.

+ - Libraries in Washington DC Promoting Privacy with Tor

ArcRiley writes: According to a recent article on Vice, libraries in Washington DC will be hosting a 10-day series on government surveillance and privacy titled Orwellian America.

One of the main events is a free workshop on using Tor and helping patrons install Tor Browser Bundle on their laptops. Seems those radical militant librarians are at it again!

Comment: Voodoo/2.0 (Score 2) 106 106

In other news, the same research group has improved the accuracy of entrail reading by including other internal organs, doubled the accuracy of palm reading by using both hands, and are now hard at work devising ever-larger crystal balls in the hopes of refining their accuracy beyond "total bullshit."

The program isn't debugged until the last user is dead.

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