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Comment: Don't Overthink The Plumbing (Score 1) 130

by wa2flq (#41562421) Attached to: How To Steal a Space Shuttle

Kirk - "Scotty, do you have the coordinates?"

Scotty - "Aye Captain!"

Kirk - "Good. Transport them directly into the shuttle bay. Start with the Enterprise."

Spock - "Quite logical Captain!"

Scotty - "Does this make us supervillians Captain?"

Kirk - "We are just protecting them, Until NASA realizes they still need them"

*boop* *beep* *whirrrrrlllll*

Piracy

Don't Forget: "Six Strikes" Starts This Weekend 298

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the if-you-can't-win-in-court dept.
Dr. Eggman writes "If you don't recall, then Broadband/DSL Reports is here to remind us that ISPs around the U.S. will begin adhering to the RIAA/MPAA-fueled 'Six Strikes' agreement on July 1st. Or is it July 12th? Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and Cablevision are all counted among the participants. They will each introduce 'mitigation measures' against suspected pirates, including: throttling down connection speeds and suspending Web access."

Comment: Re:Heisenberg Uncertainty Compensator (Score 2) 414

by wa2flq (#39134341) Attached to: Faulty Cable To Blame For Superluminal Neutrino Results

Aaaaand the inner workings of Star Trek's Heisenberg Uncertainty Compensator is now discovered... it's just a mass of poorly connected wires and circuits! Next step - teleportation...

Scotty would be ashamed of this comment. Surely any Starfleet engineer worth his rating would know its not just the poorly connected wires. Its know which of the poorly connected wires needs to be connected to the phase transition coil and cross circuited to the the pattern buffer.

Its usually the green one.

Australia

Fine-Structure Constant Maybe Not So Constant 105

Posted by samzenpus
from the variety-is-the-spice-of-life dept.
Kilrah_il writes "The fine-structure constant, a coupling constant characterizing the strength of the electromagnetic interaction, has been measured lately by scientists from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and has been found to change slightly in light sent from quasars in galaxies as far back as 12 billion years ago. Although the results look promising, caution is advised: 'This would be sensational if it were real, but I'm still not completely convinced that it's not simply systematic errors' in the data, comments cosmologist Max Tegmark of MIT. Craig Hogan of the University of Chicago and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill., acknowledges that 'it's a competent team and a thorough analysis.' But because the work has such profound implications for physics and requires such a high level of precision measurements, 'it needs more proof before we'll believe it.'"
Earth

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!"

Comment: Barn Door Still Open (Score 1) 166

by wa2flq (#31140910) Attached to: Was This the First Denial of Service Attack?

Those were the days.... email, group notes, bloggs, instant messaging, p0rn, multiuser space and dungeon games, 512x512 graphics, decent keyboards

The security on the -ext- command was user settable for Authors.

Always fun to find someone who had toggled it to world "write" and to start up the microfich slide projector in their Plato Terminals unexpectedly. Even more fun if the slide projector still had a good supply of compressed air to rattle the terminal and flash the projector at the same time.

See cyber1.org

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