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Star Wars Prequels

Poor Design Choices In the Star Wars Universe 832 832

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the there-are-so-many dept.
Ant writes "John Scalzi's AMC blog shows a short guide to the most epic FAILs in Star Wars design — 'I'll come right out and say it: Star Wars has a badly-designed universe; so poorly-designed, in fact, that one can say that a significant goal of all those Star Wars novels is to rationalize and mitigate the bad design choices of the movies. Need examples? Here's ten ...'"
The Internet

IPv6 Challenges and Opportunities 315 315

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the blah-blah-blah dept.
1sockchuck writes "Opinions differ on when the Internet will run out of IPv4 addresses, prompting a wholesale transition to IPv6. In recent videos, John Curran of ARIN provides an overview of issues involved in the IPv6 transition, while Martin Levy of Hurricane Electric discusses his company's view that early-mover status on IPv6 readiness can be a competitive advantage for service providers. Levy's company has published an IPv4 DeathWatch app for the iPhone to raise awareness of the transition."

Comment: Effective dose very close to the toxic dose (Score 1) 631 631

by kenevel (#28560365) Attached to: FDA Considers Banning Acetaminophen-Based Pain Killers
Paracetamol's problem (acetaminophen) is that it's effective dose is quite close to its toxic dose. I have often wondered why the tablets aren't sold with the antidote, acetylcysteine, mixed together and usually concluded it was down to the additional costs involved - which of course invites a comparison of those costs against those of treating overdose patients.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (4) How many times do we have to tell you, "No prior art!"