"How big is your dick?
Oh, about 4 inches.
Ha ha ha, doesn't it bother you that it's so small?
Why should it? If it were any wider I couldn't get it inside."
"How big is your dick?
Shem, I have taken a woman. Inform the men.
Whatever Google cooks up has to be better conversation than what you get from the typical chat bot.
Raptors with jetpacks, no less:
"At 50,000 ft (15,000 m) there is very little air traffic and biodiversity, unless you go over the Himalayas," company director Michael Burdett tells Gizmag. "Implementing a system in these conditions will not obstruct any existing systems."
Uh, yeah. I'm thinking about the only organisms you're going to bump into at 50k feet would be Need For Speed skydivers like that Baumgartner dude.
Slashdot UID 1241138, a man barely alive. We can rebuild him. We have the technology to build the world's first bionic man, better, faster, stronger, able to understand the previous generation's pop culture references.
Cripes that's obscure. Says the author was considered insane by his colleagues...what are we up to here, 8 different fiction references? So here's a few more: Dinosaur Central: The Lost Worlds of Dinosaurs - Earth's interior
There's a whole bunch of Clonal plant colonies of great age.
Roger Zelazny wrote a novella about hauling ass cross country too. Dunno about its film adaptation. Did read somewhere it was supposed to be the blockbuster SF flick of 1977.
Interestingly enough the US imported more in 2012 from the Persian Gulf. We've mostly trimmed the amount of business we do with nations like Mexico, Nigeria, and Brazil, in response to our new gains in supply. This is just crude oil, a substantial part of US demand is met by imported petroleum products too, of course. U.S. Crude Oil Imports Mexico is due to begin declining in production in the next few years, and the Trans Alaska Pipeline may have to be shut down soon as well - this is more of a wildcard, estimates of how low the flow through can go before it becomes unprofitable to operate vary a great deal - so new sources of supply are going to be needed, even with US demand having peaked and declining slowly owing to less driving/more efficient new vehicles/the slow inroads made by EVs removing demand for gasoline entirely.
This has a few more: Found: A never-before-seen asteroid with six comet-like tails - latimes.com
I was under the impression Blockbuster was still around, but had become a museum. In fact, they should take that idea into consideration...maybe they could get Dennis Duffy to be a tour guide and sell some beepers on the side.
No, the Wilmington Field (pdf) in Long Beach CA apparently generated sharp quakes in the late 40s, while the oil being extracted caused ground subsidence, trashing all sorts of man made structures in the process.
This is a common discussion, but fortunately in the oil industry it won't happen for a long time. The oil industry is notoriously slow-moving. The executives do not like new tech. New tech is untested, unproven.
When I was a kid in the 80s I remember reading about how many of the advancements in deepwater production or seismic imaging then common in the fossil fuel industry would have been considered science fiction in the 50s. It's always been my (admittedly casual) observation that the FF business is more cutting edge in testing out new techniques than many other sectors of industry - perhaps not as much as the computer sector, much more so than the automotive.
This doesn't really apply to on the ground occupations like roughnecks as it'll be ages before we can deploy bots that can climb gantries etc.
Citation needed !
To my knowledge, the new surgical techniques were invented to reduce operation's side-effects (less invasive surgery, less anesthetics, less hospital recovery).
It also reduces the cost of an operation.
I found no relation with Jehovah witnesses, so I'm curious to listen where you heard about this ?
I read about it in Awake!