Re: You cant just "bring online" mothballed coal and gas-fired plants.
Your hysteresis is showing!
10786 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
Your hysteresis is showing!
managed 'run-down' of the economy, as planned under Agenda 21
As opposed to the unmanaged run-down of the economy, completely ad-libbed by our central banking keynesians?
everything seems to have turned so very f***ing 1970
U2 will be back?
"decade-long economic espionage campaign that is massive and unrelenting"
"Flesh over a metal endoskeleton. It cannot be reasoned with or bargained with. And it drinks vodka."
It was Gell-Mann and Zweig who first introduced the concept of quarks in 1964, not Freeman Dyson.
Well, Gell-Mann pissed all over the idea at first and gave believers a hard time and some righteous belittling - he was sure "quarks" were only a mathematical neat way of expressing the nucleon behaviour. Apparently this is also where the name "quark" comes from - he called them "quirks", which sounded like "quarks". None of the Finnegan's Wake tall story stuff.
Once experiments came in, he decided to retcon his attitude on the actual existence of quarks. Such is life in the physics community.
I am sure I can be wrong. However, these ideas are not from me, they are a rather self-consistent model of how it works created by thousands of people each more brainy than myself. I can't compete with that ...
Heisenberg believed that the exchange particle involved was an electron (he did not have many particles from which to choose). This electron had to have some rather odd characteristics, however, such as no spin and no magnetic moment, and this made Heisenberg's theory ultimately unacceptable.
The binding is done via meson exchange, right? I remember that Yukawa came up with that idea. Note that if the neutron *could* decay in a stable nucleus, you *would* see it as there is always a diagram in which it decays immediately before any exchange happens (and it is bound to be advertised to the rest of the universe as such, i.e. "observed"). So energy constraints, like program contracts and assertions, are strong.
Anyway, today we have Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics, and the first Google result that comes up:
1000 PetaFLOPS * Year for an Alpha Particle Approximation? FUND IT!
it's a tiny ball of wibbly-wobbly quarky-gluony ... stuff
More like a Feynman diagram of improbable depth and complexity (think all possible interactions on overhead slides, layered on top of each other, with lesser probability the more complex the diagram is); like a a thin shell over a reality that is so alien and abstract in comparison that merely contemplating it would damage the sanity of the ordinary person! The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents...
More likely they still decay, but the free electron is quickly bound to a nearby proton, turning it into a neutron. From the outside it would appear that the neutron is stable
Your physics intuition only competes with your lack of google fu.
The reason that neutrons do not decay in stable nuclei is because doing so would result in a nucleus with HIGHER energy. And this is forbidden by a Brussels decree!
Commenting clearly reached a bottom
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COMMENTING PLANCK LENGTH IN SIGHT!
When progressivism occurred.
None shall stand out, and they shall all duly fill their paperwork for proper taxation and birth-to-death accompaniement by the State.
(Except for the cronies behind the curtain, of course.)
Then True Equality shall be achieved.
language-based jokes are highly effective at identifying humans
Just call MICROFTXXX, and get in touch.
Hmm.... "pedophilic manuals" come to hand. I mean, mind.
an average interrogator will not have more than 70 per cent chance of making the right identification after five minutes of questioning
It took me a full two minutes to ascertain that this means the "pass" criterium is indeed that more than 30 percent of the people shall fail to identify the machine behind the terminal as being, indeed, a machine after five minutes.
Maybe he thought the world is full of Alan Turings.
...how this actually works.
Is this acceptance testing of certain classes of programs? I imagine one could "test" to a certain degree a missile targeting algorithm in a virtual environment by having players try to evade it in a virtual plane, but in general I don't see how to test software this way.
The best numbers that could be pulled out of a hat!
Welcome to the keynesian bubble and the associated leveraged buyouts.
> "Integrated solutions" you get from Dell, hp, Fujitsu or IBM
> "DIY" solutions
So, the companies that actually are at the coalface of large-scale deployment work are setting up "DIY" solutions (the horror!) while big-name premium box-shifting brands (most of them circling the drain) that don't even make the map in processor count have it already all figured out?
That's brand cargo cultism at its worst.
Too bad no one's prepared to build a clockless intel compatible processor.
Wasn't it stopped because using that many transistors for the clocklessicity wasn't (yet) worth it?
Well, when it becomes economically interesting, it will be back on the board. Then comment fiends will complain "what an old idea" etc. etc.
Why don't you write something up for a research grant, kid? You seem to have guts.
Both of these view see "civilization" and "environment" as something distinct.
The right view is somewhere along a black-box view: in the same ways as chaotic Earth transformed into an Biosphere given free energy and time, biosphere + self-rewriting brains able to use external storage will transform into something new. This transformation may of course fail utterly, the universe must be full of failure. This is the nature of this experiment.
Beyond that, we know of nothing yet.
We will now put you in communication with the VERY territorial insect supermounds of the orion arm. They have a message for the apes, which mysteriously is about kebab removal. Please hold the line!
At least there is no cause for alarm!
He was more of a Sword and Sorcery type, though.
crashing into Earth and causing the rain
The "rain" in this case would consist of chunky bits of the planetary nickel-iron core falling down from around 60'000 km.
I hope your umbrella is solid.
Nuke icon, of course.
"Only lead researcher Dr Daniel Herwartz, from University of Goettingen, provided an explanation."
"What do you find? The moon out of orbit?"
"By more than twelve degrees. lt must be a mistake."
It's good to have computer simulations.
That is a bad faux pas
If you say so.
There were armies numbering millions on both sides, a fact that explains why the Japanese expansion in the Pacific theatre ran out of steam in 1942. The Chinese war effort could not hope to match that of the more developed states, but it dominated the administrative and economic spheres in China, while condemning tens of millions of Chinese to high levels of deprivation and hunger throughout the conflict. Mitter does not add to the debate about deaths, occasioned by the obvious absence of reliable statistics, but suggests the current estimates of between 15 and 20 million dead may not be wide of the mark; at the least, more than 90 million Chinese became refugees in their own country.
70th anniversary of D-Day
"Japan" has nothing to do with "D-Day".
Well, I guess one is always offending SOMEONE. Especially the ones who are professionals in it.
"Researcher Moti Joseph (@gamepe) - formerly of Websense - speculated Microsoft had not applied fixes to Win 7 to save money."
"Saving money" - the ultimate smokescreen for "accidentally" leaving systems unpatched and open.
Of course, once a slew a "supposedly secure" WIn 7 machines get the claps, Microsoft will again have some explaining to do, may be getting a few lawsuits thrown their way (in particular as the legal landscape may shift in sudden and unontrolled manner) and will leave even more possibilities for competitors to gain traction with consumers looking for a way out of flea bag.
All of which could have been avoided by pumping a week worth of Office 2013 sales into bug fixing and testing.
It doesn't compute.
But well, it COULD be that Win 7 does not even need any patching... who knows?
"Way to get down on women"
The quintessence of the modern "liberal".
0) Find a syntactically valid string involving women, differently abled persons and/or the minority du jour, if not something that has vaguely to do with not sufficiently socialistic economic systems.
2) Find that generalization implies that this other person™ is not as holy, wholesome, generous, white-knighty and/or open-minded as oneself (of course!).
3) TO THE
What would have happened if the guy were replaced by LA LESBIAN PROGRAMMEUSE?
It's the law of not coming across as arseholes.
For all we know, the fork's developer could be working for the NSA/KGB/GCHQ
Not informing people because they might work for a TLA about an exploit that said TLA quite likely knew about years ago?
<they must have known it was flawed
How does one do that? Though making sure these flaws can be discovered at all is the whole point of the effort.
Doesn't sound too promising for the future of their code.
The OTHER conclusion is that there may well be additional bugs of the same class still hanging around in OpenSSL as these bugs do not exactly declare themselves even when one is cleaning up the existing codebase.
His statements were met with some criticism centered on the original decision to fork OpenSSL rather than working with developers to improve its security.
Name and shame, please!
People who recommend turd polishing should not be allowed to operate in the vicinity of high-assurance code.
That obsession with "boots on the ground".
It's practically Freudian, polymorphically perverse.
Tenured navel gazing in a cul-de-sac?
This is not how the future was meant to look like when I was reading Neuromancer!!
NASA politely reminds you to please use Religiously Neutral ™ language.
> The National Research Council (NRC)
> non-USA-taxpayers are trying to cajole
At that point people on Mars will begin to differentiate between themselves and the 'Terran's' on Earth.
"They" will only do that if they have a self-sustaining, stable, growing economy and industrial base.
The wherewithal to get THAT going anywhere around Mars orbit is still a LONG way off. Where are those nanites?
Whoever holds Antarctica sits on top of the Earth
It's because Antarctica is the entry to Hollow Earth.
And once you manage to make a pact with the Greys and the Nazi Colonists from the Inner Core, all bets are off.
You can set up enough shielding (mainly by hiding behind the propellant tanks) and lost of plastic and a strong magnetic field. But to get coffin express to the reddish burnt-out cinder in a reasonable time, YOU BETTER HAVE THAT NUCLEAR PROPULSION THING DOWN PAT.
WHY CAN'T I SEE ANY NUCLEAR PROPULSION NOWHERE, EH? EH??? NO NERVAs, NO ORIONs, AND THE NEXT-GENERATION NUCLEAR PROPULSION PROGRAM FLUSHED. WHAT IS THIS???
Anyway, once you GET to Mars, you will still have to burrow fast like a creature from Watership Down because Mars has no magnetic field and no atmosphere...
"Ray Bradbury was full of shit!"
I was in front of the TV when they shot the landing with O.J. Simpson.
Who was later set up for murder so that he wouldn't be able to let the cat out of the bag.
Do you keep getting older while they stay the same age?
Don't remind me.
Yeah, but consider that the UK will now send an armored tank brigade and about 1000 men to Poland to drive around under Putin's nose like back in the times with Monty. Putin will yet know the power of the english taunt!
The Daily Mail is strong in this one. We must be careful.
unauthorized access comes to mind immediately
Quite a lot of it by authorities.
Indian outsources to recode the web site
"The webhole will be shifted a bit to left, and down."
and don't pay tax
That's a new one.
Paying taxes is positively correlated with product quality,
I guess in a Picketty world, we would be blinded by the light coming out of the floppy disk slots.