Wednesday, April 30


Headline News

I love this headline from Slashdot:

Kraken Infiltration Revives "Friendly Worm" Debate

It's like a newspaper headline taken from a 70's science fiction novel to show that we really are in the 21st century.  You get a few items that you understand, like:

California Expands DNA Identification Policies
India Launches 10 Satellites At Once
First Superheavy Element Found In Nature

And then they drive the point home, with one that doesn't even give you a frame of reference.

Mind you, Usability Testing Hardy Heron With a Girlfriend is pretty obscure as well.

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1 India definitely gets a prize for the goofiest space launcher. Even in the core-alone configuration used this time, it consists of a 4-stage sandwich: sold-hypergol-solid-hypergol. But this is not all. The GSLV consistes of the PSLV sandwich core and two hyperholic boosters made out of PSLV's second stage with bigger tanks. The solid core burns out before the strap-ons, so the vehicle flies for half a minute on the power of strap-ons before the whole contraption separates.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wednesday, April 30 2008 05:02 AM (qNSKg)

2 Whee.  As long as they don't try to launch manned craft with that thing...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, April 30 2008 02:54 PM (PiXy!)

3 Subjecting a friend, let alone a girlfriend, to useability testing an OS sounds like cruel and unusual torture.

Or at least grounds for splitting up.

Posted by: Andrew at Thursday, May 01 2008 01:51 PM (IjI9H)

4 Minx toast again!

Posted by: someone at Thursday, May 01 2008 04:06 PM (2z2WN)

5 Toast?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, May 01 2008 04:50 PM (PiXy!)

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