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The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-09-25 11:13
  Subject:   NASA : "Men on Mars" by 2037
  Location:Dixie Chicks - Not Ready To Make Nice (Taking The Long Way)
  Mood:delusions of adequacy...


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.
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-09-25 20:32
  Subject:   GTA: San Andreas, anime style.
  Music:Ween - I Gots A Weasel
  Tags:  humor, metafilter


Pink haired schoolgirls with uzis. Pikachu getting gunned down in a pool of blood. Giant, two-legged, mooing, armored mecha that drive tanks. Driveby shootings in a tuk-tuk.
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-09-25 22:58
  Subject:   Google Tech Talks I want to watch.
  Mood:der uber-nerd

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
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