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Comment: Re:Instead of likening things to rocket science (Score 5, Funny) 530 530

We need to start likening things to quantum physics. At this point rocket science is frikkin' easy compared to all this quantum stuff.

Sheldon Cooper would agree:

Missy: Yup, I’m always bragging to my friends about my brother the rocket scientist.
Sheldon: You tell people I’m a rocket scientist?
Missy: Well yeah.
Sheldon: I’m a theoretical physicist.
Missy: What’s the difference?
Sheldon: What’s the difference?
Missy: Goodbye Shelly.
Sheldon: My God! Why don’t you just tell them I’m a toll taker at the Golden Gate Bridge? Rocket scientist, how humiliating.


On a related note, maybe it's time for me to change my username...

Censorship

Google Stops Ads For "Cougar" Sites 319 319

teh31337one writes "Google is refusing to advertise CougarLife, a dating site for mature women looking for younger men. However, they continue to accept sites for mature men seeking young women. According to the New York Times, CougarLife.com had been paying Google $100,000 a month since October. The Mountain View company has now cancelled the contract, saying that the dating site is 'nonfamily safe.'"

Comment: Re:The answer depends on the fine details. (Score 1) 180 180

If you're going to recommend a pair of Cisco routers, then why not run GRE over IPSec? You can run EIGRP over the tunnel interfaces, and configure either equal-cost load sharing across the links, or use variance to proportionaltely allocate traffic over the links according to the expected bandwidth. If you want to keep some conversations pegged to a particular link, you can policy route those host/network pairs, while still maintaining failover if that link dies. You don't even need NAT/PAT in this scenario if the private address ranges don't overlap.
Robotics

A Modular Snake Robot 103 103

StCredZero writes "Researchers at CMU are working on a Modular Snake Robot. A video from this site is up on YouTube. In addition to being able to traverse a wide variety of terrain, the robot can also climb poles, the inside of pipes and conduits, small grooves in walls, and probably more. It can also swim. Many robots can do one of those tasks. This one can do them all. That's quite an accomplishment. This has tremendous potential for the maintenance of fiber optic networks, pipelines, and plumbing in large buildings; and also as a spy device. (I wonder how loud it is?)"

Every program is a part of some other program, and rarely fits.

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