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Comment: At the press conference... (Score 1) 372

by VinB (#32032132) Attached to: Can World's Largest Laser Zap Earth's Energy Woes?
Scientist: "So..."
"we're going to start a nuclear reaction..."
"on purpose..."
"and it's going to be so powerful..."
"that it's going to create a star."
Reporter: "um, don't stars supernova?"
Scientist: "..."
"So, if there's no more questions...HEY LOOK! THERE GOES TIGER WOODS!"

Comment: Maintain a WHAT? (Score 1) 311

by VinB (#30870772) Attached to: Skydiver To Break Sound Barrier During Free-Fall
" a key objective for Baumgartner will be to try to maintain a good attitude during the descent"

At first glance, I thought I saw "maintain a good ALTITUDE". Jumping out of the balloon would all but dash any hope of that. That being said, I'd have to say that my attitude would be pretty piss poor as I froze my privates off while descending at super sonic speed.

Comment: In other news... (Score 1) 612

by VinB (#28268065) Attached to: One Fifth of World's Population Can't See Milky Way At Night
... four fifths of the worlds population could honestly give a rat's ass that the other fifth can't see the Milky Way at night. And this just in: one fifth of the world's population now considering living on the moon to avoid real estate taxes and to get a better view of whatever is causing all the fuss in the night sky.

"Being against torture ought to be sort of a multipartisan thing." -- Karl Lehenbauer, as amended by Jeff Daiell, a Libertarian