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January 26, 2012
The treaty explicitly forbids any government from claiming a celestial resource such as the Moon or a planet, claiming that they are the Common heritage of mankind. [Article II] of the Treaty states that ‘outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means.’
The Outer Space Treaty, of which the United States is a signatory. Sorry, Newt Gingrich, looks like your moon colony idea won’t be happening anytime soon. [Full treaty by the US State Department here] (via producermatthew)

We were looking forward to that colony. Now, sadly, we’re going to have to go back to bed and cry about it.
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December 23, 2011
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November 28, 2011

nhaler says: The most persuasive argument I've read for banning the use of cell-phones—and NOT electronic devices in general—derived not from the airline industry, but from cellular carriers. When a pod of 300 people is loaded with cell-phone users, and you have anywhere from a handful to dozens of these pods overhead, they zoom tower-to-tower with great speed and with great impact on the cellular networks' attempts to keep up with the huge clots of connector-disconnectors overhead.

» SFB says: So in other words, cell phone carriers couldn’t handle the infrastructure issues caused by hundreds of people flying in tightly-packed quarters thousands of feet overhead at high speeds. Hm, interesting take. — Ernie @ SFB

1:15 // 2 years ago
November 22, 2011
Newt Gingrich on defense cuts and the cost of weapons development: "If it takes fifteen to twenty years to build a weapons system when Apple changes technology every nine months, there’s something wrong with that system."
Check out DC Decoder for further coverage!

Newt Gingrich on defense cuts and the cost of weapons development: "If it takes fifteen to twenty years to build a weapons system when Apple changes technology every nine months, there’s something wrong with that system."

Check out DC Decoder for further coverage!

21:06 // 2 years ago
November 13, 2011
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November 11, 2011
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October 28, 2011
16:21 // 2 years ago
October 23, 2011
Apple’s most iconic device celebrates a major milestone
Happy 10th Birthday, iPod: Apple has sold more than 300 million iPod devices since it was introduced on October 23, 2001. The first iPod had a five-gigabyte hard drive and could hold 1,000 songs. It sold for $399. Today, the iPod Classic can hold 30,000 songs on its 160-gigabyte hard drive at a cost of $249. source
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Happy 10th Birthday, iPod: Apple has sold more than 300 million iPod devices since it was introduced on October 23, 2001. The first iPod had a five-gigabyte hard drive and could hold 1,000 songs. It sold for $399. Today, the iPod Classic can hold 30,000 songs on its 160-gigabyte hard drive at a cost of $249. source

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22:26 // 2 years ago
October 19, 2011
nationaljournal:

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks to employees at a celebration of Steve Jobs’ life. (PHOTO: APPLE)

Peace out, Steve. For the last time.

nationaljournal:

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks to employees at a celebration of Steve Jobs’ life. (PHOTO: APPLE)

Peace out, Steve. For the last time.

18:22 // 2 years ago