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+ - SpaceX's Musk Gives Minute-by-Minute of Saving Dragon Spacecraft->

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MatthewVD
MatthewVD writes "SpaceX CEO Elon Musk replayed the minute-by-minute maneuvers controllers took to save the tumbling Dragon capsule for a crowd at the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin on Saturday.
“We had this spacecraft just going through free drift in space, like just tumbling,” Musk said.
So SpaceX borrowed a U.S. Air Force antenna array, hastily rewrote code and made the risky call to unfurl the solar panels before they froze. It wasn't quite Apollo 13, but it was terrifying nonetheless."

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Comment: Re:Child porn is NOT the problem (Score 2, Insightful) 572

by wlbutler (#23742153) Attached to: Three ISPs Agree To Block Child Porn

So my suggestion would lead to the following.
  • A (pornographic) photo of an 18 year old would be legal.
  • A photo of a 16/17 year old would be taken from you, but not result in prosecution.
  • A photo of a 15 year old would result in a prosecution for anyone over the age of 20. Otherwise the photo is taken from you.
  • A photo of a 14 year old would result in a prosecution for anyone over the age of 19. Otherwise the photo is taken from you.
  • A photo of a 13 year old would result in a prosecution for anyone over the age of 16. Otherwise the photo is taken from you.
  • A photo of a 12 year old would result in a prosecution for anyone over the age of 13. Otherwise the photo is taken from you.
Granted, this is not a perfect situation, but it does reduce the risk of an idiot 15 year old having his life ruined for a photo of his naked girlfriend.
While I agree that it shouldn't be illegal for someone to take a photo of someone else that they are leagally allowed to have sex with, the suggestion given has a HUGE problem. Say that little Jack takes a photo of little Jill, both age 15, while they are doing the deed. Six years later, Jack's computer is found to still have that photo of Jill at age 15 on it. While both he and she are now 21 years old, because the photo is of a person that was 15 at the time, Jack goes to jail. But wait, there is more... What if Jill has a copy. She gets sent to jail for having a porno photo of a 15 year old, even if it is of herself at age 15.

I don't see a obvious solution to this situation. So we are left with a strange situation where is is sometimes legal to have sex with a person but not to take a photo of them.

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+ - Les Paul Releasing Restored Historic Footage

Submitted by good soldier svejk
good soldier svejk (571730) writes "Les Paul, inventor of overdubbing, delay effects, phasing, multitrack recording and the solid-body electric guitar, is releasing a DVD of restored episodes of the groundbreaking Les Paul & Mary Ford at Home TV show.

"The shows were all made in our home here, which was also our studio. What makes them different is that there was only Mary and me, just two people," he says. "And we did all of the music, the complete show, with one quarter-inch Ampex tape machine that I had adjusted to do sound-on-sound recording. This was prior to the multi-track, which I also invented. So for this show I did the engineering, directing, writing, the whole thing."

The restoration was done on a Mac Pro running Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro. The 92 year old Paul apparently endorses Apple, which is hosting a sample video. The restoration is quite impressive, as of course is the music."

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