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Google Street View Shoots the Same Woman 43 Times 106 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the get-your-face-out-there dept.
Geoffrey.landis writes "Terry Southgate discovered that his wife Wendy appears on the Google Street View of his neighborhood not once or twice but a whopping 43 times. From the article: 'It seems as if the Street View car simply followed the same route as Wendy and Trixie. However, Wendy was a little suspicious that the car was doing something on the "tricksie" side. Several of the Street View shots show Wendy looking with some concern towards the car that was, well, to put it politely, crawling along the curb. "I didn't know what it was doing. It was just driving round very, very slowly," Wendy told the Sun.' The next best thing to being a movie star — a Street View star!"

Comment: Re:Like ghosts, this is getting harder and harder. (Score 1) 311

by rokj (#31838586) Attached to: Professor Says UFO Studies Should Be Taught At Universities

Reasonable-quality audio/video recording equipment is becoming nearly ubiquitous, being embedded in cell phones.

Yet the only "footage" that is available is grainy and poor quality.

As the quality and availability of audio/video recording equipment grows, one would expect the quality of "sighting" recordings to increase, but they aren't.

I think that's very telling.


Planned Nuclear Reactors Will Destroy Atomic Waste 344

Posted by Soulskill
from the but-where-will-we-get-our-superheroes dept.
separsons writes "A group of French scientists are developing a nuclear reactor that burns up actinides — highly radioactive uranium isotopes. They estimate that 'the volume of high-level nuclear waste produced by all of France’s 58 reactors over the past 40 years could fit in one Olympic-size swimming pool.' And they're not the only ones trying to eliminate atomic waste: Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin are working on a fusion-fission reactor. The reactor destroys waste by firing streams of neutrons at it, reducing atomic waste by up to 99 percent!"

Venezuela Bans Hostile Videogames and Toys 335

Posted by timothy
from the hostile-autocrats-still-ok dept.
An anonymous reader writes "In an effort to 'help improve child education and prevent misconduct,' the Venezuelan government began enforcing a law on March 3rd banning war videogames and toys, imposing a fine and 2.5 years in prison on the production, distribution, sale, hiring and use of video games and toys inciting violent behavior. Alberto Federico Ravell, former director of opposing news network Globovision, has already come on twitter denouncing the authorities for seizing imported Gameboy, Wii and PlayStation 3 consoles, due to considering them violent."

+ - Bill Gates wants to reduce human population?->

Submitted by follower
follower writes: In February 2010 Bill Gates gave presentation at TED where he stated that one way to reduce Co2 would be through reducing global human population.

From video description: "At the heart of Gates' address lies the central Global Warming dogma, which dictates that Co2 emitted by human beings are the primary culprit for the unwanted heating of the globe. Since this artificial alleged human-induced heating effect allegedly stands to devastate the planet if left unabated, Global Warming dogma proponents therefore argue that human Co2 emissions must be drastically reduced. As Gates casually addresses the issue, he goes on to state that one way to accomplish this goal is to reduce the global human population...."

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Comment: Ignorance (Score 1) 148

by rokj (#28525011) Attached to: NASA Requests Help With Von Braun's Notes
Wernher von Braun, his mentor Herman Oberth, ... and nobody gives a fuck from where they really came from and that they were SS officers. What is actually more interesting that von Braun and also Oberth states really clearly that we have been helped by the people of other worlds in certain scientific fields. See also project Paperclip. Do not be ignorant.

Comment: Here we go again. (Score 1) 133

by rokj (#26056717) Attached to: Adobe Building Zoetrope, a Web "Time Machine"
Probably there are just stored images in svn or something. However great use of powerful tools like cvs, svn, git. I would not be surprised if Apple would do something like this and include it into the Mac OS; following Windows announcement that they developed new technology for browsing website through time, while there would already working alpha, beta in Linux.

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.