These weapons almost worked, in a world where 'almost working' might as well be 'hilarious failure.'
I'm actually speaking for all people on Twitter. Well, not all. I'm certainly not speaking for these jackasses herein.
Suprisingly, Stanley Kubrick was probably closest when he imagined the nuclear era as a game of poker between cocky, absent-minded lunatics. Only he probably didn't go far enough.
Now that we have all the fancy gauges and buttons modern life provides to us, we may have gotten a little bit overdependent on them. As it turns out, many of these gadgets are scarily inaccurate or even deliberately configured to lie to and appease us.
The cancer thing seems to have been overblown, but apparently the jury is still out on a whole host of much weirder effects your phone could be having on you right now.
Every once in a while a website for a famous, successful actor, (or popular film, or service), will show up, and even though the subject is worth lots of money and has a whole team of people to worry about its image, the website is shockingly terrible.
In some offices, the IT guys wield more power than the owner of the company. And if you want proof, just look at what happens when they get pissed off.
We tend to think of escape pods as a science fiction trope: They jettison off of Star Destroyers or launch out the top of giant mechanical spiders just before Will Smith destroys them with a pun. But they're not all fictional: When everything has gone to hell, when the ship is sinking, when the shuttle is exploding, when that natural disaster is be
There are certain jobs where making the same mistakes can cost companies billions of dollars, and sometimes costs people their lives.
Beyond just not wearing pants while typing this (though that certainly helps).
Right at this moment, scientists and engineers are in the process of building -- or using -- instruments that look like the engine for a Star Destroyer.
The Internet's trailer park garage sale.
Sure, these potential power sources we're tapping into would normally be considered ridiculous, cartoony or just plain evil. But are they worse than coal?