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Comment Now or then? (Score 5, Funny) 129

To paraphrase: Astronomer: What am I looking at? When does this happen in the Big Bang? Telescope Operator: Now. You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now, is happening now. Astronomer: What happened to then? Telescope Operator: We passed then. Astronomer: When? Telescope Operator: Just now. We're at now now. Astronomer: Go back to then. Telescope Operator: When? Astronomer: Now. Telescope Operator: Now? Astronomer: Now. Telescope Operator: I can't. Astronomer: Why? Telescope Operator: We missed it. Astronomer: When? Telescope Operator: Just now. Astronomer: When will then be now? Telescope Operator: Soon.

Comment re: Huh? (Score 1) 97

"Why is this idea that life happened *once*? Precursor reactions invariably happened many times all over the place. Who knows how many time it almost began and didn't quite make it, or began and got wiped out. Eventually, obviously, it happened and life fanned out from there. But I'm guessing it happened all over the place and not just one time in one place. The odds would seem to be against that." True enough. I almost happened several tiems before my parents finally hit the jackpot.

Comment Doh! (Score 1) 1797

'work their way to a college degree' in an era of double digit unemployment? So that means an increase in undereducated people with incomes that will reduce the mean income futher, further erroding the tax base and adding dependents to the roles of social programs. That is just backward in so many ways. RP may honest, but he either did not think it through or has an agenda that I will not support. Either way he goes on the ignore list.

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. -- Plato