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Comment: Re:Just threw in random ST reference (Score 5, Informative) 133

by Jake Dodgie (#43857443) Attached to: Space Diving: Iron Man Meets Star Trek Suit In Development

Re just in case nobody want to read this they actually did a bit of research

From the article..
So where have we seen this before? If you are a Trekker, you will remember the scenes from 2009's Star Trek (The Future Begins) where James T. Kirk, Hikaru Sulu and Chief Engineer Olson performed a space dive to the Narada's drill platform. They jumped from a shuttle craft above planet Vulcan wearing high tech suits and used parachutes to land on the rig. “Super” Trekkers will also know about the space dive scene cut from the 1998 Star Trek Generations movie and the holodeck simulated "orbital skydiving" in Star Trek Voyager (Episode 5x03), also in 1998.

So more than just a headline reference to suck in the readers.

+ - Perpetual Motion Test Could Amend Theory of Time

Submitted by tocs
tocs (866673) writes "Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek wants to a build a perpetual motion machine . The concept uses Time Crystals, the idea that crystals can be extended into the fourth dimension, built of calcium ions to demonstrate the concept. If successful it might not lead to boundless energy but we could end up with machines that outlive the universe."

Comment: Vmware Player or Virtual Box (Score 1) 3

by Jake Dodgie (#41928487) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which virtual machine software for a beginner

Vmware Player or Virtual Box are both good starting points on a Windows host, they are free and relatively easy to get started with and use.
Reliability wise they are fine but Virtual Box seems a bit slower and doesn't really give you an upgrade path like VMWares product line.
Unless you are looking to eventually upgrading to a MS Server 2008 based Hyper-V system I wouldn't bother starting off with Microsoft's Virtual-PC/XP-Mode product.

I have no experience with Xen, so can't comment on it, but I'm sure someones else will.

Comment: The Celeb may not know whats happening. (Score 1) 6

by Jake Dodgie (#41700699) Attached to: Advice Wanted: Celebrity Stepping on the Little Guy

Keep in mind that depending on how big the celeb is, they may have no idea that this is even happening.

If you really are a fan hand it over for reasonable cost, ie your costs for domain registration, but make it clear that you feel hurt and unappreciated by the celeb and would like to know if they are aware of how they have been represented by their lawyer.

If they have pissed you off and you're no longer feeling fannish then post the letter on the site, outline your grievances, post the celbs name and links to the site here on slashdot and others and let the Streisand Effect loose in all its glory, THEN hand it over for reasonable cost, ie your costs for domain registration.


+ - Blizzard is selling old World of Warcraft servers->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Blizzard Entertainment has found a sure fire way to raise a lot of money for charity. The developer has decided to sell off around 350 retired HP p-Class server blades on eBay to the highest bidder. Each one has spent time helping to keep World of Warcraft online, and there’s a good chance if you’re a long-time player of the MMO you’ve set foot on one of these blades.

Blizzard is classing the servers as having been honorably discharged from service and has turned them into collectors’ items. Each one has a plaque stating the WoW realm name it served along with the month and year of its active duty. There is also a description of why the blade servers are so important to the game, and the signatures of the World of Warcraft team have been included at the bottom."

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