Bender, is that you?
Its funny how in this economic climate the meanings of the words economical and astronomical have interchanged.
I Am Not A Conductor On Trains from Uganda to South Africa You Insensitive Clod?
But does it work with 3 dimensional chess?
The universe is big. Really big. It may seem like a long way to the corner chemist, but compared to the universe, that's peanuts. (Douglas Adams)
That sounds like the game Ender plays in Ender's Game?
JTRipper writes "Monty Python seems to have done the right thing. Instead of issuing take down notices of their videos on YouTube, they are doing it better themselves with their own YouTube channel. They are putting all their clips (including snips from their movies) up in a decent resolution, with the only caveat being a link to buying the movies and TV episodes from Amazon."
+1 Insightful, I wish I had mod points for you now.
Sigh, its Gandhi not Ghandi. One is his name, the other is not.
Matt_dk writes to point out the upcoming tenth anniversary of the International Space Station in two days' time. "On 20 November 1998, a Russian Proton rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome for a historic mission: It was carrying the first module of the International Space Station ISS, named Zarya (Russian for 'dawn'). This cargo and control module, which weighs about 20 tonnes and is almost 13 meters long, provides electrical power, propulsion, flight path guidance and storage space. The launch of the module... heralded a new era in space exploration, as, for the first time ever, lasting cooperation in space was achieved between Russia, the US, Europe, Canada and Japan. Over the next ten years, many other modules were brought into orbit, and ISS developed into the largest human outpost in space. Since that time, the building blocks, transported by Russian launch vehicles or the US Space Shuttle, have expanded the ISS to the size of a soccer pitch and a current total mass of about 300 tons."
It amazes me that so many allegedly "educated" people have fallen so quickly and so hard for a fraudulent fabrication of such laughable proportions. The very idea that a gigantic ball of rock happens to orbit our planet, showing itself in neat, four-week cycles -- with the same side facing us all the time -- is ludicrous. Furthermore, it is an insult to common sense and a damnable affront to intellectual honesty and integrity. That people actually believe it is evidence that the liberals have wrested the last vestiges of control of our public school system from decent, God-fearing Americans (as if any further evidence was needed! Daddy's Roommate? God Almighty!) Documentaries such as Enemy of the State have accurately portrayed the elaborate, byzantine network of surveillance satellites that the liberals have sent into space to spy on law-abiding Americans. Equipped with technology developed by Handgun Control, Inc., these satellites have the ability to detect firearms from hundreds of kilometers up. That's right, neighbors
.. the next time you're out in
the backyard exercising your Second Amendment rights, the liberals
will see it! These satellites are sensitive enough to tell the
difference between a Colt .45 and a .38 Special! And when they detect
you with a firearm, their computers cross-reference the address to
figure out your name, and then an enormous database housed at Berkeley
is updated with information about you.
Of course, this all works fine during the day, but what about at
night? Even the liberals can't control the rotation of the Earth to
prevent nightfall from setting in (only Joshua was able to ask for
that particular favor!) That's where the "moon" comes in. Powered by
nuclear reactors, the "moon" is nothing more than an enormous balloon,
emitting trillions of candlepower of gun-revealing light. Piloted by
key members of the liberal community, the "moon" is strategically
moved across the country, pointing out those who dare to make use of
their God-given rights at night!
Yes, I know this probably sounds paranoid and preposterous, but
consider this. Despite what the revisionist historians tell you, there
is no mention of the "moon" anywhere in literature or historical
documents -- anywhere -- before 1950. That is when it was initially
launched. When President Josef Kennedy, at the State of the Union
address, proclaimed "We choose to go to the moon", he may as well have
said "We choose to go to the weather balloon." The subsequent faking
of a "moon" landing on national TV was the first step in a long
history of the erosion of our constitutional rights by leftists in
this country. No longer can we hide from our government when the sun
I am told that if you mix equal parts of gasoline and orange juice concentrate you can make napalm.
Death Metal writes "Browser maker Opera has published the early results of an ongoing study that aims to provide insight into the structure of Internet content. To conduct this research project, Opera created the Metadata Analysis and Mining Application (MAMA), a tool that crawls the web and indexes the markup and scripting data from approximately 3.5 million pages."
GalaticGrub writes "A pair of paralyzed monkeys regained the ability to move their arms after researchers wired individual neurons to the monkeys' arm muscles. A team of researchers at the University of Washington temporarily paralyzed each monkey's arm, then rerouted brain signals from a single neuron in the motor cortex around the blocked nerve pathway via a computer. When the neuron fired above a certain rate, the computer translated the signal into a jolt of electricity to the arm muscle, causing it to contract. The monkeys practiced moving their arms by playing a video game."