slashdot is stupid, I can't upvote because you're an AC....
umm... yes you can. I got mod points I'm not wasting you either of you. Sorry.
Biting flies can't evolve
Like most science this brings up more questions. Additionally why didn't Zebras evolve longer hair if the flies can't get through that as well, apparently other animals did evolve long hair and not stripes. Maybe for different reasons, maybe none of the explanations are any good. Isn't science fun!
gigawatts is power... joules is energy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvesting_lightning_energy 5 billion joules in single bolt of lightning
You haven't seen the movie have you? sigh...
These local merchants (gas station and minimarts) providing a cash discount are one breaking the law and most likely are cooking the books,....
When did cash discounts become illegal? In almost any business you can offer cash over credit and get a discount. There is no law that says you have to actually pay the advertised price or that the merchant must collect the advertised price.
Between them Netflix and YouTube made up more than 50 percent of peak downstream Internet traffic in N America, so it is a significant issue.
If we had true net neutrality Netflix might be the only content you could get at a reasonable speed, it would be cached all over the net. Content form Vimeo would play second fiddle to the Netflix congestion. I might not even get the content because my 18 neighbors are all watching 18 different shows on Netflix. Net neutrality doesn't solve this nor does providers paying for access.
In this corner Bill O'Reilly for the U.S of A and in the other corner Dmitry Kiselyov for the Russian Federation. In a match to see who can talk their own country into radioactive ash first!
It's really sad to see the comments about life extension being bad or we are going to overpopulate the planet etc. They truly show the lack of imagination and understanding of much of the
The population models of Thomas Malthus were wrong. Paul Ehrlich's reuse of those models was wrong and reusing those same tired models will continue to be wrong. You are placing your hopes in Armageddon and self distraction instead of the creativity and ingenuity of humanity to make more from what we have than the last generation thought possible.
Stop being small minded lovers of doom!
There's already far too many humans on the planet. If we stop dying there'll be nothing to eat and nowhere to stand.
That's a very narrow and conservative point of view that doesn't allow for any kind of technological achievement that we don't yet understand. What makes you think we will only ever live on this planet, do you really think we can't, ever, utilize the vast resources out side this planet?