September 25th, 2007

ronin

NASA : "Men on Mars" by 2037


http://www.technews.cc/space/mars2037/

So, NASA says they'll put a man on Mars in 30 years, eh?

How long will it take them to bring him back?


If NASA was ever relevant, they've sure as hell lost it now. Let's hope Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic kick their dumb, bureaucratic, "30 year old space vehicles that turn into fireballs on re-entry are good enough for us!" asses into the ground.

I'd really like to visit space sometime before I die. If NASA continues to be in charge of space exploration... it'll never happen.
  • Current Mood
    delusions of adequacy...
ronin

Google Tech Talks I want to watch.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8002801113289007228 - DTrace

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2077755378178864152 - Compiling dynamic languages

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2926300855002276235 - Detecting opportunities for thread-level parallelism

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3755219183038784412 - Static code analysis of concurrent programs

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8394326369005388010 - Concurrency in the Java memory model & how it effects multi-threaded programming

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5795534100478091031 - Analyzing Map/Reduce on multi-core systems

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5442492239822665187 - Software Transactional Memory

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1783762882645705066 - Fast reconstruction of 3D models

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7759784139556617197 - Solar panels - cost and installation

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6641045817693171683 - Practical MythTV

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8639996003880499413 - Using data to brute-force hard problems in vision and graphics

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1806446142135952320 - Llamasoft and the space giraffe
  • Current Mood
    der uber-nerd