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The Neo-Geo Song 70

At least 50% of my paychecks would be converted into tokens and put into one of many Neo-Geo machines at the arcade when I was in high school. It's good that my favorite old games finally have an anthem.

More on the Waterworld Goldilocks Planet 107

goldilocksmission writes with this snippet from Goldilocks Mission: "News spread recently about a super-earth-sized planet that has been recently discovered to contain one of the most essential compounds for life to exist in the universe: water. ... GJ1214b is a massive planet that can house about six earths and is about forty light-years away from us. ... The significant discovery leap of detecting Gliese 581d to the more goldilocks planet oriented GJ1214b is a testament to the advances in the technology of detecting earth-like exoplanets."

Comment Ya'll is a bunch of retard hippie faggots (Score -1) 392

STFU. You know NOTHING about IP law or business or anything and write a lot of words expressing just what an infantile and pathetic lack of understanding all you dumb turds actually possess. You want to give away your software, fine, but MY SOFTWARE IS MINE AND IF YOU MAKE SOMETHING SIMILAR, YOU ARE LEGALLY OBLIGATED TO PAY ME LARGE SUMS OF MONEY FOR THE GENIUS THAT I HAVE AND YOUR MONKEY ASS WILL NEVER HAVE.

Comment I developed the best app and still ain't seen shit (Score -1) 268

All you faggots telling people the reason no one buys your app is because it sucks, you all deserve to die from anal haemorrhaging. The reason no one buys my app is that the company is run by a filthy, worthless, God-damned bastard sand nigger who's just as much of a lying corporate cheat who belongs in jail.

Comment Re:clue for the non-iphone-user (Score -1) 268

either overpriced, uninteresting. or hard to find in the app store

Nice set of rationalizations. Hard to find in the app store isn't something a dev can do shit about is it? Really, the only reason any app is hard to find is if Apple has shitty programmers who can't even get their back-end infrastructure right.


LaserMotive Finds Success In Space Elevator Competition 258

Bucc5062 writes "LaserMotive has achieved the first step towards the creation of a working space elevator by qualifying for the $900,000 prize in a contest sponsored by NASA. To achieve this first level, LaserMotive needed to propel a platform up a cable dangling from a helicopter at over 2 m/s. They hit a top speed of 4.13 m/s. The next level of qualification will be to achieve a climb speed greater then 5 m/s. LaserMotive beamed roughly 400 watts of laser power to a moving target at a distance of 1 kilometer, as part of the vertical laser alignment procedure. The target was a retro-reflective board a little larger than 1 meter on a side. The contest will continue for another two days with at least two other teams challenging for the prize. To win the Power Beaming competition, the LaserMotive system uses a high-power laser array to shine ultra-intense infrared light onto high-efficiency solar cells, converting the light into electric power which then drives a motor. 'Our system will track the vehicle as it climbs, compensating for motion due to wind and other changes. Building on our experience from last year’s competition, we are designing an improved system able to capture the full $2,000,000 prize.'"

Colleges Secretly Test Music-Industry Project 208

An anonymous reader writes "The music industry is still pushing Choruss, a controversial blanket-licensing scheme, but it is far less innovative than first described. Six colleges are setting it up now, but they refuse to have their names released because the issue is a political landmine — and who wants to be associated with the recording industry?"

Chinese Bureaucrats Duel Over Right To Regulate WoW 128

upto0013 writes "Chinese bureaucrats are battling each other for the right to regulate World of Warcraft. They hope to gain the political clout and the revenue that comes along with controlling a new industry with potential for explosive growth. 'If you supervise a more dynamic area with a lot of growth potential, you have more budget and more administrative muscle,' said Edward Yu, president of Analysys International, an Internet research firm in Beijing. 'They see this pie is getting bigger and bigger, so it is no wonder different administrations are fighting over pieces of that territory.' It's absurd how orcs and elves (and Moonkin) can affect so many different faraway places."

Russia Develops Spaceship With Nuclear Engine 297

Matt_dk writes "The Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos has developed a design for a piloted spacecraft powered by a nuclear engine, the head of the agency said on Wednesday. 'The project is aimed at implementing large-scale space exploration programs,' Anatoly Perminov said at a meeting of the commission on the modernization of the Russian economy. He added that the development of Megawatt-class nuclear space power systems (MCNSPS) for manned spacecraft was crucial for Russia if the country wanted to maintain a competitive edge in the space race, including the exploration of the Moon and Mars."

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