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Submission + - Obayashi to Build Space Elevator by 2050 ( 3

mattr writes: "Japan's Obayashi Construction announced plans to build a space elevator by 2050. They are famous for wrecking skylines with the stupidly too big bullet train station in Kyoto, world's tallest self-supporting tower Tokyo Sky Tree and just starting now, Taipei Dome. It will take a week at 200 kph for your party of 30 to reach the 36 km high terminal station, while the counterweight sails by at 96 km, a quarter of the way to the Moon."

Submission + - Google hacked? (

mattr writes: " seems to have suffered either a DNS admin mishap or hack! Access to has been returning
"Site Update is being updated to a new version. Please try again later."
and search from the browser bar returns, " Not Found
The requested URL /search was not found on this server.
Apache Server at Port 80 "
Service is available normally at
But dns for is poisoned and seems to me to be redirected to a server called"

Space is to place as eternity is to time. -- Joseph Joubert