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Comment Blow it up? (Score 1) 913

Yeah, I'm serious. BP's efforts to stop the blowout all seem to focus on preserving the integrity of the well for future production.

Why no send down some some sort of shaped charges to collapse the bore hole into the deposit.

How about a mini-nuke?

Seriously, that's gotta work...

Comment NASA Conspiracy (Score 1) 224

*Tin Foil Hat*

So, what you're saying is that NASA intentionally caused the collision so that the resulting debris would force them to cancel the Hubble Mission--which they didn't really want to do in the first place.

Nifty.

*/Tin Foil Hat*

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Submission + - The Top 15 most controversial Microsoft statements (computerworld.com.au)

StonyandCher writes: In the pantheon of controversial Microsoft comments CEO Steve Ballmer's recent quote about the Apple iPod: "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It's a US$500 subsidized item," ranks right up there.

But Between Ballmer and Chairman Bill Gates that comment would be hard pressed to crack the Top 15 all-time most controversial or even colorful things the two of them have uttered in the past oh, 20 years or so.

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