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+ - Physicists Discover How to Teleport Energy-> 1

Submitted by MikeChino
MikeChino (1640221) writes "A physicist at Tohoku University in Japan has figured out how to teleport energy from one point in the universe to another. The technique is based upon prior research that shows it’s possible to teleport information from one location to another, and involves making a measurement on each [of] an entangled pair of particles. The measurement on the first particle injects quantum energy into the system, and then by carefully choosing the measurement to do on the second particle, it is possible to extract the original energy. Heady stuff, but essentially it means that you can inject energy at one point in the universe and extract it from somewhere else without changing the energy of the system as a whole."
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Comment: Re:Prepare for the appeals! (Score 1) 252

by starbugs (#31017848) Attached to: Landmark Ruling Gives Australian ISPs Safe Harbor

I know you all speak English, but does 'Supreme' mean something different in Australia?

I'm quite indifferent to the word 'supreme'.
What I want to know is if the word 'High' means something different?

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Sue: It's okay.
            He's Australian.
Fran: Maybe I'd better go there someday.

Comment: Re:You had nothing to hide, right? (Score 1) 821

by starbugs (#30993450) Attached to: "No Scan, No Fly" At Heathrow and Manchester

Until some goon started to look at your balls when you board a plane

Many of these people don't have a problem with cameras as they go to the beach in a speedo.
They should just wear a tight speedo while boarding a plane if they are worried about definition.

But I wonder how much the people of London are worried about actual privacy/tracking vs. seeing your weenie on a tiny screenie. The UK has one camera for every 14 people.

Microsoft

+ - Microsoft Zune Phone Rumored For MWC->

Submitted by judgecorp
judgecorp (778838) writes "Blogs say Microsoft will launch a Zune-based phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The same rumour came up last year, and since then, troubles have continued with Windows Mobile. Most likely result is a slight tweak on Windows Mobile 6.5, adding Zune-branded media features. It's a shame Microsoft destroyed the credibility of Danger's Sidekick brand by losing customer data last year, or that might have been the way to go."
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+ - WikiLeaks is Shutdown->

Submitted by Sri.Theo
Sri.Theo (983977) writes "Due to lack of funds WikiLeaks has been forced to close down. They provide a vital service in freeing information that many other organisations want to keep hidden, and require the resources to keep doing so. On their website they ask for donations of money, hardware or software development time, I like to think that we've all benefitted from the service they provide."
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PHP

+ - Facebook rewrites PHP runtime->

Submitted by VonGuard
VonGuard (39260) writes "Facebook has gotten fed up with the speed of PHP. The company has been working on a skunkworks project to rewrite the PHP runtime, and on Tuesday of this week, they will be announcing the availability of their new PHP runtime as an open source project. The rumor around this began last week when the Facebook team invited some of the core PHP contributors to their campus to discuss some new open source project. I've written up everything I know about this story on the SD Times Blog."
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Science

+ - Wearable rubber films could power electronics->

Submitted by quaith
quaith (743256) writes "Princeton researchers have published a paper that describes power-generating rubber films that could harvest the energy of walking, running and breathing to power mobile electrical devices. The material is composed of nanoribbons of lead zirconate titanate (PZT), a ceramic material that is piezoelectric. These are then embedded into silicone rubber sheets. The resulting material is highly efficient at converting mechanical energy provided by flexing into electrical energy. The researchers suggest it could be used in shoes, or placed against the lungs. I'd certainly buy a t-shirt that could power my laptop."
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Comment: Re:Wait hold on mugger... (Score 1) 457

by starbugs (#30967148) Attached to: Gun With Wireless Arming Signal Goes On Sale Soon

Now in a self admitted state of grogginess you are expected to be able to operate a firearm with decent accuracy and efficiency that you are able to disable a fully alert assailant before they are able to react.

Maybe somepeople wake up groggy, lazily aiming for the alarm clock when it rings, then stumbling to the kitchen, turning on the coffee machine whilst your eyes are still glazed over... going on your Daily routine.

Would you be accurate with a firearm?
Maybe not.

But imagine that you have an important business meeting at 7:00 and your job depends on it. You wake up and are shocked as you see it's 6:45 and you know it takes you 10 minutes to get to work. Your heart beats at 150 bps, your adrenaline rises, you get dressed faster than ever before. You're decisive, do only what's necessary, and you have a far higher state of awareness than the day before.

Would you be accurate with a firearm?
That depends, some people are never accurate.
Myself?
Absolutely.

What kind of fantasy world do you live in?

Why do you think that the state of mind/accuracy that you have(or think most people have), applies to everyone?

With a regular firearm, in your scenario you are already screwed. An assailant will have attacked and disabled you long before you are able to grasp the firearm, let alone use it.

Again, you are making assumptions that while they may be applicable to some, will not be applicable to everyone.

Lets ignore the fact that at your state of grogginess in near darkness you aren't capable of telling the difference between an assailant and your own wife.

The assailant would be the one on the floor.
My wife would be the one holding the gun.

Apple

+ - Tinkering, R.I.P.? 1

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Having cut his programming teeth on an Apple ][e as a ten-year-old, Mark Pilgrim laments that Apple now seems to be doing everything in their power to stop his kids from finding the sense of wonder he did: 'Apple has declared war on the tinkerers of the world. With every software update, the previous generation of 'jailbreaks' stop working, and people have to find new ways to break into their own computers. There won’t ever be a MacsBug for the iPad. There won’t be a ResEdit, or a Copy ][+ sector editor, or an iPad Peeks & Pokes Chart. And that's a real loss. Maybe not to you, but to somebody who doesn’t even know it yet.' Time for Woz to have a sit-down with Jobs?"

+ - ACTA Talks Conclude As Global DMCA On 2010 Agenda

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The latest round of negotiations on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, the secret copyright treaty promoting a Global DMCA, finished up yesterday in Mexico. While governments had little to say, there have been enough leaks to know what is there. With several months before the next round of talks in New Zealand, now is the time to learn more about what you can do."

Comment: Re:Why can't we hear ET? (Score 1) 374

by starbugs (#30960364) Attached to: Making It Hard For Extraterrestrials To Hear Us

I keep asking this question: Why can't we detect ET's transmissions?

Now I know. They do digital as well.

Not just that.

They've realized what we will also eventually realize.

They use cat6 cable.
Especially after we started sending all those damn microwaves into space and their wifi stopped responding.

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