Re: A litle confused about the info here (Score: 1)

by in Kerbal Space Program on 2014-04-03 19:20 (#YW)

It's in the alt-text;

Courtesey of "Title text: 20 balloons float away while I'm busy permanently tying one to a tree to deal with it for good. Unfortunately, that one balloon was 'land a rocket on the moon in Kerbal Space Program.'"

Just Insane Enough to Work? (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in Gunshot Victims Placed in Suspended Animation on 2014-03-28 20:32 (#VH)

As the title implies, replacing all of someone's blood with a saline solution sounds like the kind of thing a Bond villain would do to kill people in a creative way. I keep reading all of these stories about how good revival techniques are becoming. It's a really great time to be alive, and these guys are helping all of us do that for longer.

Re: Off Topic (Score: 3, Interesting)

by in Autism Rate Rises in US, May Begin In Utero on 2014-03-28 20:23 (#VF)

Both sites are covering the same kind of news, so I'd imagine there'd be a lot of overlap between the stories reported on each site. Ideally the two communities would diverge slightly so we could get two different angles on the issue, but I'm not sure how likely that is.

Re: there is something different (Score: 1)

by in TransPose algorithm writes the soundtrack to novels on 2014-03-24 19:20 (#SJ)

I couldn't agree with you more. I love a lot of the computer generated music from a technological perspective, but there is no substitute to a man with a guitar who can read the emotion of the audience and change they way he plays to keep them all hyped up.

This is awesome (Score: 3, Insightful)

by in Pipedot Status Update on 2014-03-24 14:55 (#SA)

I love this site! Thanks for doing all this.

Re: No Thanks (Score: 3, Funny)

by in Lumia Icon, best Windows Phone ever, receives tepid reviews on 2014-03-19 14:37 (#PB)

Yeah, "Best Windows Phone Ever" is kind of like saying that you're the tallest midget in the world, or that you're the most athletic nerd on |.

So many conflicts (Score: 3, Insightful)

by in Laser Pointing at Aircraft Increasing on 2014-03-19 14:30 (#PA)

On the one hand, I'm excited about the fact that I can buy a very powerful laser quite cheaply. On the other hand, I'm terrified that everyone else can buy a powerful laser quite cheaply.

On the one hand, I'm glad that an offense that could lead to a plane crash and loss of many lives is being dealt with. On the other hand, I'm disappointed that it's being used as a cheap way to slap someone the cops didn't like but couldn't directly pin anything to.

On the one hand, pointing lasers at aircraft can be very serious and should be discouraged as actively as possible. On the other hand, 14 years seems like a very long sentence for someone who probably didn't understand that he was doing something so very dangerous.

Incredible (Score: 2, Interesting)

by in Planet Mercury is Slowly Shrinking on 2014-03-17 18:17 (#MF)

It's incredible to think of a planet shriveling up like that. Imagine how far it will go. Does anyone know why it's shrinking?

Why the focus on "crime"? (Score: 1)

by in Facial Recognition Glasses To Stop Crime Before it Happens on 2014-03-17 14:17 (#MA)

There are so many awesome things this technology could be used for. Why focus on the prevention of crime. I hope it'll be used for good, but this story makes it sound like it's just another tool in the quest for lifelong punishment for even minor offenses.

Re: My Experience (Score: 1)

by in Women Avoid STEM Degrees to Get Better Grades? on 2014-03-14 19:10 (#JJ)

I loved classes like that. Not only do you get the pride of still being there after the cut, but you can take more of a "now that those tagalongs have fallen back, let's get down to the real work" kind of attitude. Of course, there were a couple of times I stayed past the cut and ended up failing myself, but I still enjoyed it while it was happening.

Looking for prejudice everywhere (Score: 4, Insightful)

by in Game Developers and Unintentional Sexism on 2014-03-14 19:07 (#JH)

The world isn't as homogeneous as some people would like it to be. Men will look at things from a male perspective, no matter what you do to try and change it.

Re: Not just cold (Score: 1)

by in How about an array of orbiting servers? on 2014-03-13 23:15 (#HX)

You could probably get a refrigerative loop working from solar power. If you send up enough panels with it you can do anything, but if you're spending so much on it, you'd want to see some very obvious reasons to do it. Other than Pirate-Bay style "there's no laws in space!" kind of thing I'm not sure what would compel anyone to do it.

Re: insta-dupe (Score: 1)

by in The dawning of the age of genomic medicine, finally on 2014-03-10 15:10 (#CM)

It depends on whether this site is to become an independent site or if it's trying to find a niche where /. and SL don't cover them. I could be happy either way. I'd like to see different opinions drawn to the various sites so different discussions would happen, but I realise that's very hard to do and it might be too hard to avoid the 3 sites just becoming clones of each other.

This whole time (Score: 2, Funny)

by in When someone near me says "Daylight Savings Time" instead of "Daylight Saving Time" I ... on 2014-03-10 14:58 (#CF)

I've lived my entire life up to this point thinking that "Daylight Savings Time" was the correct wording. I intend to become a zealot for the correct nomenclature, similar to a born-again Christian proselytizing to anyone who'll listen (or at least stand within earshot long enough.)

Full Desktop Baby! (Score: 1)

by in Best HTPC setup? on 2014-03-06 21:17 (#A4)

I just plugged an old tower into a TV. Got a wireless keyboard/trackpad that was about the size of a regular TV remote. That way you can use anything: torrents, Netflix, random dodgy streaming sites, games, youtube all right there on my TV. Of course, the mini-keyboard wasn't amazing for games but you have to sacrifice somewhere.

Re: About time, because this one is getting screwed (Score: 3, Insightful)

by in Kepler finds 4 potentially habitable worlds on 2014-03-06 19:17 (#A1)

I'll be standardizing my petroleum-rich lifestyle by consuming only pre-packaged things wrapped in non-biodegradable packaging, because science will save my ass!

Hold your fire on that one just yet, we know where they are but actually getting to them is going to be the tricky bit...

I'm with you on loving this site. I've no idea how much will be here eventually but it's all so clean and smooth it's just great!

Re: Love the site (Score: 2, Funny)

by in Expandable Comments on 2014-03-06 15:38 (#9W)

I really like the colours of this site and the collapsible comments are awesome too! Mainly I'm replying here to make it easy for people to see the collapsible comments in action.