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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2012 edited
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    Fantastic Voyage comes a step closer

    Scientists have build remotely-powered mecial devices capable of navigatign throghu the bloodstream.

    Just think we could be jusr a few years away from Anonymous hacking the nanobots in our system.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2012 edited
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2012
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    @Kosmo - I am reminded of this:

    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2012
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      CommentAuthorSlick
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2012
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    Big Daddy Si has just been on The One Show here in Blighty, didn't realise he is only 12 years old.
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    ^^ For real?
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2012
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    A company in Japan is going to make a mother fucking space elevator, to be ready (hopefully) by 2050.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2012
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    It occurs to me that those remote-powered nanoprobes might be just the thing to get electrodes into the brain without the need for surgery.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2012
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      CommentAuthorIron Imp
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2012 edited
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    No current webnugget around the net thread going and not really worthy of a full topic on its own, but here's a man whose made a decorative lamp taking after the Half Life Barnacle monster.

    Half Life Barnacle lamp

    http://teptec.net/?page_id=728
    • CommentAuthormbakunin
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2012
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2012
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    @mbakunin
    It's ridiculous that the judge would throw out the case like that when it's pretty clear the guy was assaulted. That being said, it mentions in the guy's video that they're parading in the name of freedom of speech, however I really don't see how this is accomplishing anything. I mean, I tend to be somewhat 'anti-religion', but really I'm just anti-ignorance. This guy is just being an asshole about people's beliefs and then defending himself by claiming anyone against him is against free speech. This is exactly the kind of stuff that makes a lot of people hostile towards atheists. I suppose that's not really the issue at hand here though, so I digress.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2012
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    "Now, why is this okay again....?
    Judge Throws Out Charges Against Muslim for Harassing Atheist"

    It clearly isn't.

    Apparently the "judge" in question was the equivalent of a JP.

    "Administrative Judges" (I think that's the title) are only allowed to deal with the most minor of cases, are not required to be lawyers and generally only get a brief course in court procedure and the law.

    Which seems not to have included the first Amendment.

    Since this was a case of the assailant being charged and acquitted there's no basis for appeal and double jeopardy attaches.

    Administrative judges are elected and I seriously doubt the judge in this case is getting re-elected.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2012
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    Thinking about maybe climbing the Everest one day ? First consider this :

    Abandoned on Everest

    (WARNING : pictures of dead people)

    For every ten climbers who have ever reached the summit, the mountain has claimed one of them. In the 56 years since the first men in history reached the top, 216 people have died, and the grim reality of the horrific conditions of the Final Push is that 150 bodies have never been, and likely can never be, recovered. They are all still there, and located, almost without exception, in the Death Zone.
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    Der Speigel piece on upcoming all-access documentary says Vladimir Putin is lonely and isolated.

    1. Guess even a superhero like Putin feels sad sometimes.

    2. Can anyone translate this into Russian?

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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2012
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    @Wood: I hear the average cost of climbing Everest is around $90,000, too.
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    Have you heard the one about Iran's female ninja army?
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    "In September 2009, after admitting to my parents that I was atheist, I was abruptly woken in the middle of the night by two strange men who subsequently threw me in a van and drove me 200 mi. to a facility that I would later find out serves the sole purpose of eliminating free thinking adolescents."

    http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/q6is0/in_september_2009_after_admitting_to_my_parents/
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2012
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    Entire cellular base station crammed onto a single chip.

    at Mobile World Congress on Monday, Freescale revealed it has reduced the baseband capacity of a big honking tower-based macrocell to a system-on-a-chip (SoC) design.