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Comment: Re:How do know a predator didn't take down the las (Score 1) 167

by outofoptions (#39705087) Attached to: Why Drones Could Be the Future of Missile Defense

My brother-in-law's brother was with the FBI and retired recently. There was a dragon fly surveillance bot on display. It was on display because it was declassified since it was already over 20 years old. The guy leading them into the building quipped, "If we had that 20 years ago can you imagine what we have today?" I actually thought of a rail gun. Some of the weapons they want us to believe are in development could already be deployed. Point I was really making, is how do we know that the failed launch wasn't brought down?

Science

Why Time Flies By As You Get Older 252

Posted by kdawson
from the like-a-banana dept.
Ant notes a piece up on WBUR Boston addressing theories to explain the universal human experience that time seems to pass faster as you get older. Here's the 9-minute audio (MP3). Several explanations are tried out: that brains lay down more information for novel experiences; that the "clock" for nerve impulses in aging brains runs slower; and that each interval of time represents a diminishing fraction of life as we age.
Technology

Using EMP To Punch Holes In Steel 165

Posted by timothy
from the you'll-need-some-big-batteries dept.
angrytuna writes "The Economist is running a story about a group of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology in Chemnitz, Germany, who've found a way to use an EMP device to shape and punch holes through steel. The process enjoys advantages over both lasers, which take more time to bore the hole (0.2 vs. 1.4 seconds), and by metal presses, which can leave burrs that must be removed by hand."
Debian

FreeNAS Switching From FreeBSD To Debian Linux 206

Posted by Soulskill
from the changing-horses dept.
dnaumov writes "FreeNAS, a popular, free NAS solution, is moving away from using FreeBSD as its underlying core OS and switching to Debian Linux. Version 0.8 of FreeNAS as well as all further releases are going to be based on Linux, while the FreeBSD-based 0.7 branch of FreeNAS is going into maintenance-only mode, according to main developer Volker Theile. A discussion about the switch, including comments from the developers, can be found on the FreeNAS SourceForge discussion forum. Some users applaud the change, which promises improved hardware compatibility, while others voice concerns regarding the future of their existing setups and lack of ZFS support in Linux."
AMD

+ - AMD to produce 3 core processors

Submitted by outofoptions
outofoptions (199169) writes "Choice is good. But a three core chip? "Preceding the opening of the Intel Developer Forum by one day, AMD made a rather surprising announcement today. The upcoming Phenom 2x (dual-core) and 4x (quad-core) desktop processors will be joined by a 3x model (triple-core) in the first quarter of 2008. AMD said that these new CPUs, code-named Toliman", are expected to be the world's first PC processors to integrate three computational cores on a single die of silicon." Full story here: http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/33895/135/"

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