Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:Handled (Score 1) 60

I say that they can go a little beyond in the basic idea of using local resources. What about landing your housing module, wrap it with a layer of ice in the shape of an igloo (for structural strength and protection against radiation) and then cover with a bit of soil to protect the whole of sublimation? You do not even really need precision (even a mere stack of material would do the job).

Comment Re:Interesting, but... (Score 1) 60

I'm sorry but it was you who did not understand me. I was talking about how to build, not necessarily have to be of "snow". Nothing would stop me to produce ice blocks and build with them a simpler (K.I.S.S.) geometric shape (the igloo) and in a way that does not require the use of complicated apparatuses such as a 3D printer (you can use your own hands or a simple winch).

Comment Re:How should a site gain the user's trust for JS? (Score 2) 117

He have a point, you do not. Why I should have a... paint-like "webapp"? Why the webpage, sorry, "user interface" should rely so much on scripts to show any usefull content? Hell, I found many sites that are supposed to provide static content where all they can display without scripts is a blank page, this is ridiculous.

Comment Re:Great. (Score 1) 163

Grotesque errors of logic to put the plot in progress, such as the biologist who despite clearly being a fearful guy he completely ignores the danger of dealing with an alien serpent, the contamination with the alien goo, etc. The theme itself is interesting, but it could easily be rewritten in a much more plausible and convincing way

Comment Re:The Science In a SciFi movie... (Score 3, Insightful) 163

The hype is because the book on which the film is based is very good and apparently the director - this time - is actually making a movie based on the book rather than simply copy the name of the book and taking from his ass a completely different story.

Comment Re:This is why I don't go to movie theatres (Score 2) 278

It's worse when your local cinema have such poor image quality that it is preferable to see the movie in your home with a decent setup. Seriously, how they will make people see the movie in the theater is what you get for your ticket is a mediocre image with a distorted sound and overpriced popcorn?

We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a clever but highly unmotivated trick. -- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra"