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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).

Vostochny Launch Building Built To the Wrong Size 97

schwit1 writes: The Russians have just discovered that their Soyuz 2 rocket does not fit in the building just finished at their new spaceport at Vostochny: "The cutting-edge facility was meant be ready for launches of Soyuz-2 rockets in December, but an unidentified space agency told the TASS news agency late Thursday that the rocket would not fit inside the assembly building where its parts are stacked and tested before launch. The building 'has been designed for a different modification of the Soyuz rocket,' the source said, according to news website Medusa, which picked up the story from TASS." The rocket had just been delivered to Vostochny for assembly, so this report, though unconfirmed at this time, fits well with current events.

IBM Scientists Find New Way To Shrink Transistors 99

MarcAuslander writes that IBM scientists have discovered a way to replace silicon semiconductors with carbon nanotube transistors, an innovation the company hopes will dramatically improve chip performance and get the industry past the limits of Moore's law. According to the Times: In the semiconductor business, it is called the 'red brick wall' — the limit of the industry's ability to shrink transistors beyond a certain size. On Thursday, however, IBM scientists reported that they now believe they see a path around the wall. Writing in the journal Science, a team at the company's Thomas J. Watson Research Center said it has found a new way to make transistors from parallel rows of carbon nanotubes.

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?

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