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Comment Re:The Klan Is Always Getting Bigger (Score 5, Informative) 546

The usefulness of your post notwithstanding, I heard in a news broadcast a few months ago (to my recollection) that the Klan's membership used to numbers in the millions at its peak and is now measured in tens of thousands. Happily, it's a club apparently on the decline.

Comment Gun Control, maybe (Score 1) 712

In 1996, a man named Martin Bryant became the worst killer in Australia's history. After walking into a cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania, he killed 35 people and wounded 23 others with a semiautomatic rifle and another semiautomatic assault weapon. As a result, Australia enacted one of the largest gun reforms in recent history — and gun deaths plummeted. The changes remain the gold standard for advocates of gun control today.

Comment Read the comments from the source (Score 1) 35

So much idiocy in so little space. Concerning the technical details of the article, I can't help but wonder if this person is in a similar danger to diabetics who get minor injuries to their legs and are unaware of it due to neuropathy, only to then get infections that lead to eventual amputation. My grandmother was one such person. This tech seems more like a bridge than a solution to the important problem of inducing nerve regeneration / replacement.

Comment Re:great timing (Score 2) 38

That wasn't very nice of you to say. You're also [stupidly] assuming that

1) Survival instinct is trumped by rationality
2) The astronauts have complete faith in SpaceX's ability to correctly identify and solve the problem that didn't show up on their boards at all

There is no reason why these people can't be of two minds about this topic.

Submission + - Fuel Free Spacecrafts Using Graphene

William Robinson writes: While using a laser to cut a sponge made of crumpled sheets of Graphene oxide, Researchers accidentally discovered that it can turn light into motion. As the laser cut into the material, it mysteriously propelled forward. Baffled, researchers investigated further. The Graphene material was put in a vacuum and again shot with a laser. Incredibly, the laser still pushed the sponge forward, and by as much as 40 centimeters. Researchers even got the Graphene to move by focusing ordinary sunlight on it with a lens.Though scientists are not sure why this happens, they are excited with new possibilities such as light propelled spacecraft that does not need fuel.

Comment Re:Big job (Score 1) 56

The MAME dev community has always been very up front that the MAME license has no attribution of rights to the ROMs themselves. The emulation code is there's and they can do anything they want with it. I have read elsewhere that emulation is perfectly legal (except when it comes to Macs for some reason) and so I don't see where publisher permissions are the least bit necessary.

Stellar rays prove fibbing never pays. Embezzlement is another matter.