Re: Question regarding the Big Bang
I am talking about a Multiverse.
This thread is now entropy.
10199 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
I am talking about a Multiverse.
This thread is now entropy.
unless very high temperatures make them fluffier
Hot bunny planets!
Meanwhile, Tony's back in the news. I was getting worried.
People may consider tweets to be personal property
Woah, the life is good down in trashville.
Bill probably didn't exactly pay Dartmouth College for the idea of Basic either. Rip-off from the get-go.
Why would you try "bf"?
Actual programming languages are meant to be used and open the functionality of the machine in a most agreeable way, not to have a good wank over being close to theoretical computer science and minimalist languages useful in mathematical proofs.
"and if you don't come back right now, don't bother coming back at all"
Not even taking the foot off the gas pedal
On the other hand, the NSA/Amazon/Facebook/etc. datacenters should still grab a fat disk pie.
I was with you, but then...
> unlike Agile
gb2 waterfall horror
"The great thing about Amazon tweaks isn't rolling them out every 16 seconds, it's showing everyone online that we did"
Luckily Miss Yellen will print up the dollars needed for all that to happen. Hyperdrive when?
Seriously, aren't people coming up with these things ashamed of getting paid?
...AIPAC engineering smokescreen to get Iran back into the news now that Neocon Nuland and speaker of the dead Merry Kerry are busy engineering the takeover of Ukraine, thus sucking all the oxygen out of the newsrooms?
"constant growth the holy grail of capitalism"
You are pretty much totally fucking off the mark.
"*Positive* growth" is the holy growth of humanity because it means that next year just might suck less than this one.
" Come on, you can't expect indefinite growth"
There sure is still lots of room.
Meanwhile, the Government-WallStreet mafia will try to make you believe as long as possibly that "growth" is an end in itself and that you better hurry and give them your votes and your increasingly worthless funny money lest you lose out on their next super-duper scheme of unadulterated goodness (which interestingly and increasingly often may include wars; no I don't get that either.)
...Meaningless GDP numbers which conveniently include everything that goes onto the national credit card (debt which we luckily "owe to ourselves", phew!) are analyzed and discussed ad infinitum.
..."Everyone shall have prizes" schemes like Obamacare, irrealistic promises for pensions and low, low retirement ages and wages in no relation to productivity are sold and put into law by master snake oil salesmen. Like we are really super rich and everything can be fixed by that final, small, additional tax increase. Which will only hit someone else, promise!
...Malinvestments are sustained and kept alive by money printing and bailouts. Keynesian Hail Marys are heard from the churchlike buildings of the central banks while the the futzed interest rate gives people the impression that "money is cheap now, so hurry".
...The rising stock market is touted as a sign of rude economic health as opposed to the consequence of the fact that all the money sloshing around does not go to productive enterprises that promote real growth (these are rare because establishing them needs time and quite a lot of the existing capital infrastructure has been dragooned into the production tree of warfare goods anyway) but into speculative venues kept alive by illusion of future profits.
This will result in enormous pain (and possibly a dictator or two) down the road but immediate riches to politicians, their cronies and assorted hanger-ons. Any problems then get lazily blamed on "capitalism" and taxfeeding ivory tower denizens like Picketty then get rich bestselling meaningless drivel.
The end of the road is now approaching fast and might well be there by the end of the year. Twitter is just another dying canary.
selling someone a fridge with built in obsolescence
Oh, the never-dying superfridge made of unobtanium which exists somewhere where people actually want to pay for it ... yet again. Carry on.
"And then he wired $8000 to Star Qaeda"
1 monolith will do.
But it's frankly difficult to toss.
"No. It's a read-buffer overrun"
It's like stackoverflow where you have to fight nameless self-appointed wikinazis who don't even understand your question but want to remove it as a "duplicate".
THE INTERNET - A GAME OF DRONES.
by Wolf Richter • April 28, 2014
The debacle has become part of the public debate even on NPR, which is a terrible sign. And KQED, one of our radio stations in San Francisco – a city that had been particularly impacted by the implosion of the dotcom bubble and isn’t naive about it – aired a one-hour show Friday morning, titled, “Are we in another Tech Bubble?” The discussion between the host and the guests didn’t leave much room for the title’s question mark.
The Fly posted some of the biggest losers that once had been among “2013′s favorite stocks.” Biotech company Exelixis tops the list, down 61% from its 52-week high. It’s also down 93% from its all-time high shortly after its IPO in early 2000. In second place on the list: another Biotech outfit, Halozyme, down 60% from its all-time high in early January. It’s back where it was in mid-2013. Imperva, a Big Data security products maker, crashed 64% from its peak last year. And so on.
This sort of wholesale destruction makes the biggies look practically tame: Twitter is down only 44% from its high late last year, Amazon 26% from earlier this year. Amazon has the dubious distinction of having been an early warning signal during the blowup of the dotcom bubble. It started crashing in early December 1999 and was down 40% six weeks later. The bubble officially burst in early March 2000, after which Amazon continued to eviscerate traders and investors alike. Unlike many of its brethren, however, it survived and a decade later made new highs.
Internet-radio miracle Pandora has plunged 42% in six weeks, taking it back to where it had been in September. This is the nature of momentum stocks that get unhinged from reality and soar without even the sky being the limit. When the hot air hisses out of them, they plunge at three or five times the speed. Escalator up, elevator down.
Maybe they will give me a discount.
You are dividing it wrong!
No bodies left over from a cartel pro cleaning?
I thought this was Mexico?
Ah efficiency. So beloved by the effectuators of the third reich.
The "rule of men, not the rule of law", indeed.
I'll use virtual currency when I see value in virtual beer.
The dollar is 100% virtual, yet you can get beer.
Yes, recently the US constitution seems to fall under "restricted access for children under 60".
I do wonder how they are coping with so many distractions
And the not-clearly formulated idea that money printing will solve their future problems.
Did you REALLY need to remind me of SCROOGLED?
Now I need to drink even more.
But what happens if you take your butler to the genius bar to serve you bburbon while you wait for the Apple Genius to perform his de rigeur backroom shuttle?
Not sure whether sarcastic. Still, 9/10.
"Oh, we can't tell you that. You have to book an appointment."
Teenagers usually know far more about current tech than anyone else.
> The iPad was nearly a decade in development
Working on it since before 9/11, have they?
> Apple usually do it right
Serial blunders and market failures omitted
> and usually do it first as well
Generally they are at best second
Also, Microsoft invented Internet, Apple invented Ethernet etc..
No-one is interested in cheap launchers. Everybody is interested in wealth transfer.
It went through the tail of a comet
No-one had any idea of what it saw there
....until Ancient Evil was reawakened by technoarcheologists
A MOVIE BY UWE BOLL!
Helping existing businesses hurts consumers, say trade regulators
Is this subheading coming from the progressive wing of El Reg?
"Helping" = forcing people to go through bizarre middleman shenanigans.
The not-so-hidden handout to new car dealers (I won't talk about the nuking of the "exisitng businesses" selling used cars) via the "cash for clunkers" program has already been forgotten, I see.
IEEE JOB SHITE's bland reguritation made my blood boil. Employer memes, nostrum and rank bullshit with nary economic understanding in sight.
If there actually WERE a skills gap, salaries would finally be reaching the level reserved for civil servants or bankers -- for some reason they are not?!
Couple with the complete omission of the fact that people WITH MOBILITY AND BRAINS just WILL NOT STAY IN THE OVERTAXED ENTREPRENEUR-UNFRIENDLY SHITHOLE that is Yurop. In particular the french-speaking regions seem to survive on the cargo cult idea that you just have open a "startup incubator" then tax and syndicalize the fuck out of any retard who opens up shop therein and this will mean IMMEDIATE SUCCESS AND TAX EUROS. Then entitled idiots go in front of the camera and demand MUH TAXATION for their favorite pet projects while subsidies are pumped into Big Ag or Lybia is bombed for the LULZ...
I think we should liberalize gun laws. NAOW.
It's about marketability.
My first box of ten floppy was Nashuatec-branded....
It's like it was yesterday.
This quarter's results demonstrate the strength of our business, as well as the opportunities we see in a mobile-first, cloud-first world,
Currently studying Microsoft solution for large-scale deployment.
There is nothing there except licensing omnishambles, unclear and muddy technological contraptions, anecdotal evidence that "it worked for other companies", proprietary interfaces for no good reason, and extortion. And fear of Microsoft suddenly bringing unpalatable changes to "Improve their technologies".
It's like an expensive model train set, but you don't get to have model train - just a license ensemble which expires in 3-4 years.
But it's on because "everyone is already using Microsoft" and the numbers, though big, can be absorbed.
One particularly dismal future is FB Newswire highlighting a story that a multitude of journalists write about.
From the NYT "Russians disguised as Babushkas in Gdansk" to "Munich/New Hitler" WH proclamation to a bombing run in 15 minutes, stat!
The future is Stand On Zanzibar.
Net Neutrality always was a bizarre idea, like socializing prices to a scare resource. Looking at healtcare, this results in lousy service and long waiting queues.
Now, will Big Content fug things up or will there be better networks for appropriately moneyed customers? It could go either way.
Anyway, the next big crash is coming, we will see how the landscape looks after that.
My time preference is currently rather low, so I shall opt for buying popcorn.
Well, it's not like it is SITTING there.
Unless Apple really wants to see it nuked by the central bank's printing presses.
But why would it go off?
The NAA .22 Long Rifle is the most popular Mini-Revolver ever produced. With the many current accessories, it is versatile for many applications and is the standard by which other Mini-Revolvers are judged.
Yes, I see.
As with every NAA Mini-Revolver, the hammer need not rest on an empty chamber. Using the original half-way notch cylinder, the hammer may rest safely and securely without chance of accidental discharge.
So that's ok. then.
On the other hand, some unfriendly molecules may leak onto the mucuous membrane.
Still, how DID she come up with that idea? Women these days...
"Economic recovery on both sides of the Atlantic"
Meanwhile, in the real world:
Much has been said here and elsewhere about not only China’s ghost cities – that final resting place where trillions in Chinese GDP “fixed investment” goes to quietly die but not before contributing to over half of China’s GDP – over the past five years, but also about the bursting of the Chinese housing bubble in the past several months now that the Beijing Politburo has drastically slowed down the pace of loan creation and the country has shocked its bond investors by admitting failure is an all too real possibility...
This eruption of late cycle bubble finance hardly needs comment. Below are highlights from a Bloomberg Story detailing the recent surge of leveraged recaps by the big LBO operators. These maneuvers amount to piling more debt on already heavily leveraged companies, but not to fund Capex or new products, technology or process improvements that might give these debt mules an outside chance of survival over time.
No, the freshly borrowed cash from a leveraged recap often does not even leave the closing conference room—it just gets recycled out as a dividend to the LBO sponsors who otherwise hold a tiny sliver of equity at the bottom of the capital structure. This is financial strip-mining pure and simple—-and is a by-product of the Fed’s insane repression of interest rates.
I always thought that Mario Draghi was a complete dunce on fundamental economics, but he has now sealed the case in his own words. The reason the ECB is about ready to unleash its own version of QE, it seems, is that “moar inflation” would facilitate a creeping default on euroland’s massive public and private debts—-an albatross that ranges from 350% to 500% of GDP for most of its member states...
"Yo mon, you hear that rumble? Figure we have rolled onto train tracks? Have another toke.."
"You heard it here first :)"
But is there a special meaning to "Nakamoto" or not?
"IF YOU WANT TO THROW PRONOUNS AROUND WILLY-NILLY, YOU REALLY HAVE NO-ONE TO BLAME BUT YOURSELF"
Somehow I find this statement politically uplifting.
It'll happen very quickly _after_ the first city gets levelled.
That was the idea in "Rendezvous with Rama" where Italy gets righteously flattened from above.
But isn't there a risk that some automatic nuke launch system will be triggered, at which point the next asteroid is the least of our worries? Are these things off hairtrigger autoresponse? I am not sure...
If the causal connection can't be established, then how can we know with any certainty that the big bang occurred?
I don't even know that YOUR MOM occurred, so what are you on about?
Grinding: The Aiki Way!