The title is "The Twenty-sixth and Last Voyage". According to the Wikipedia, it was never translated.
> He never singled out the US as a specific target
Actually, he did once. In one story from "The Star Diaries" the protagonist travels to the cold war era US by mistake, where he witnesses nuclear attack "duck and cover" style drills and general bomb scare. Lem's satire is quite heavy handed, and I believe he was ashamed of writing it. That story is usually omitted in the reeditions of the book.
If I'm reading TFA correctly, it basically means that stars formed from one molecular cloud have very different metallicities - anywhere between the mean metallicity of the molecular cloud and the "purely metal" extreme. If this is actually true, there may be far reaching implications for the research of stellar clusters. One of the basic assumptions in this field is that all cluster stars created from a given molecular cloud have very similar chemical compositions.
Apart from nostalgia, what is the reason to play Descent in FreeDOS? Better options are available, like the GoG version or source ports such as DXX-Rebirth. And of course there's dosbox, which I bet is much easier to set up.
This is a very broad statement, and is not entirely accurate. The word "satanism" is often ambiguous, as it is used as a blanket term for a group of diverse theological or philosophical systems. Many satanists do not worship Satan as a deity (e.g. the followers of LaVeyan satanism).
Does filing a lawsuit count as a "substantial investment in exploiting the patent"?
On the other hand, such stars have deeper convection zones which makes their magnetic dynamos much stronger than in the Sun. The resulting magnetic activity may manifest itself in very strong flares. If the magnetic field of the planet is not strong enough, such phenomena could adversely affect the evolution of complex life forms.
Yeah, and people seem to be forgetting that the book was supposed to be a warning, not an instruction manual.
Mankind is too stupid to learn from its own mistakes.
We all know that people tend to choose weak passwords, this is not really newsworthy. Ever since the database was leaked, many people, including professionals, have performed various analyses of cracked passwords. This is fine, but I think there are more important things we need to know right now:
1) When exactly was the database leaked? It seems that it's been floating around the internet for some time before it hit the news last week.
2) What the attack vector was?
3) What security measures have been taken by LinkedIn to ensure this will not happen again?
And perhaps one more: is there a relation between LinkedIn, eHarmony and last.fm database leaks? Did the same person/group do this?
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And after you finish "Fiasco" give "The Invincible" a try. It's Lem's best vision of extraterrestial contact. IMHO of course.
Modded you down by mistake, posting to undo... Sorry.
I suppose weather conditions in Iceland are not favorable. The climate is said to be very erratic. Astronomical observatory built in such place may experience extended periods of downtime due to bad weather.
Apparently the number 20 was assigned earlier, when the larger outer planets were discovered in this system.