Re: Long Range Foundation?
The US dollar would deflate like a hormone chicken.
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The US dollar would deflate like a hormone chicken.
I wish Philip K. Dick would still write.
Also, another realistic portrayal of the career-driven woman: she’s completely alone. Having given up things like being a good wife and choosing instead to build whatever the hell it was she built in the movie, she ends up in her 40s, facing death in outer space, crying at the idea that nobody is left on Earth who will miss her or say a prayer for her.
That part is spot on.
This is why alcohol exists.
As the EU leadership doesn't think that childraising is an activity of any particular merit whatsoever (should the population drop, one can just import little brown people from abroad), moving large chunks of the female population into Socialistically Powerful Worker Positions will embiggen the Yurop's GDP immensely and make it The Powerhouse of Intellectual Endeavours Worldwide!! This will pay down the monstrously grown incubating xenomorphs of state and private debt, assure the inflated salaries of the 30% working in nonproductive state jobs via appropriate tax revenues, and, if allied with cunning inflationary manoeuvers, enable the payout of the much-promised pensions at nominal values.
Do you mean to say that female employee will be given the boot presto?
Next: Campaigns bemoaning that fact that 100% of jobs are occupied by humans.
Isn't that Chell from Portal???
How can you get taxed on bitcoin?
It's not a currency.
That's supposed to be an economic absurdity - one company, one hardware customer, is a bigger market than the entire customer base of the world's biggest hardware supplier, or their second and third-largest rival?
It's called "specializing for a special task". It is possible if commodity stuff can be thrown together to build a specialized tool as materials and know-how become commponplace. It's the same reason why there are not only 5 companies building houses in the world.
It goes without saying that we've long since passed the event horizon for external supervision by governments and the rule of law to prevent abusive monopolies, regulatory capture, and tax evasion.
I don't know what world you are living in, but we are frankly into Nazi territory and moving deeper regarding:
1) Arbitrary antitrust shit whenever some (generally leftish) cunt in government feels like it "Uh... I think people are collunding ... how horrible. Let's reduce the price forcefully for the peons!!" Sure a formula for Great Success. As opposed to letting the monopoly die on its arse by enabling some competition.
2) Regulatory capture being ENABLED by government at full throttle. Checked whether you company is "green enough" lately? Yep, you are being forced to dump the lightbulbs for no good reason.
3) "Tax evasion" being chased down like Himmler's mystical projects depended on it. Which is why you hear about it so much. These taxfeeders are voting themselves pay increases and are HUNGRY.
I "like" this!
to justify the 150 a year it costs in taxes
You mean even capital infrastructure is being taxed these days (in addition to the universal tax one has to pay to entropy?)
"Oh Zimbabwe, soon we there..."
"in the public interest" ==> pages of boring text and references to legalese that you better read through to know how you are currently getting shafted
"interesting to the public" ==> glossy photographs of naked flesh
How does your post make sense?
What makes you think Newsweek is into the "public interest" of anything?
What? Commentards who don't like differential equations?
SOD OFF, DIRTY PEASANTS!
is believed to have some $400m in wealth as a consequence of the currency's rise
Of course only in a bizarre sense...
The differential equation to ascertain the bitcoin <-> dollar transformation at the behest of the current bitcoin owner has to be solved, as it will lower the bitcoin value, and marginally increase the dollar value.
Expect the known suspect to drop the contents of their guts in a messy fashion and start linking him to the Koch Brothers, gun owners, Paul Rand and the Anti-Chomsky.
“The extensive and deliberate use of dedicated US hosting companies by foreign countries’ wiretapping activities raises a number of pressing legal and policy concerns,” Citizen Labs says. “These include whether RCS client countries violate US law and longstanding international legal principles on sovereignty and nonintervention through use of this spyware."
Oh noes. Someone is violating US laws, not to mention suddenly re-relevant "international principles" which can only be violated by Team USA.
SOMEONE CALL THE WAAHHABULANCE!!
Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada that focuses on researching the relationship between technology, human rights, and global security.
They clearly also doing practical research in reaching previously unheard levels of faggotry.
The value of fiat money is derived from the relationship between supply and demand rather than the value of the material that the money is made of
As the printing presses run and promises are being made that future taxpayers can be milked enough (under threat of violence) to pay back the current promissory notes held by the corrupt owners of "government bonds", this becomes more and more of a situation where everyone is grabbing the balls of person next to him and everyone hopes that no-one sneezes.
Which bring us the idea whether Ghaddafi went from "friend" to "fiend" in 50 seconds because he wanted to set up a gold-backed North-African currency.
". . . it was the backing of the Federal Government that stabilized the currency and made it 'safe'."
Of course, as you imply, "safety" is a sardonic measure here. Very much so, indeed ....
"The most interventionary of the Civil War actions was in the vital field of money and banking. The approach toward hard money and free banking that had been achieved during the 1840s and 1850s was swept away by two pernicious inflationist measures of the wartime Republican administration. One was fiat money greenbacks, which depreciated by half by the middle of the Civil War, and were finally replaced by the gold standard after urgent pressure by hard-money Democrats, but not until 1879, some 14 full years after the end of the war. A second, and more lasting, intervention was the National Banking Acts of 1863, 1864, and 1865, which destroyed the issue of bank notes by state-chartered (or “state”) banks by a prohibitory tax, and then monopolized the issue of bank notes in the hands of a few large, federally chartered “national banks,” mainly centered on Wall Street. In a typical cartelization, national banks were compelled by law to accept each other’s notes and demand deposits at par, negating the process by which the free market had previously been discounting the notes and deposits of shaky and inflationary banks. In this way, the Wall Street–federal government establishment was able to control the banking system, and inflate the supply of notes and deposits in a coordinated manner."
And this just went into the overdrive of destruction once the gold standard was kicked to the kerb.
Seriously, the above book is worth reading as antidote to the caricature of history served up cold in schoolrooms as well as "mainstream" journals of "left" and "right". You will start to just laugh in the face of people holding views that look like they were made in bad Hollywood movies.
MUH NUCLEAR FUSION!!!111!
So, can have the diagrams of:
1) Helium production
2) Neutron emission
pretty pretty please.
Also, where did the get the tritium and deuterium wrong. That shit doesn't grow on trees you know, and if you want to do pure proton-proton fusion, you better hire Gandalf first otherwise you are in for a LONG wait.
It's like the good old times of Pakistani Hacking Sprees that butthurted "Internet Explorer Optimized" sites of all kinds back in the olden bubble times.
Unfortunately that kind of dosh has gone into dacha pads, not launching pads.
The fact that the amounts involved are counted in MILLIONS instead of BILLIONS (or, god forbid, TRILLIONS) should be a dead giveaway that we are NOT talking about Yurop but some bold scientific endeavour in outer space.
Lying liar is rewriting history harder than an FDR hagiographer:
"One trick is we really invented the modern PC with Windows and Office. And then the second thing we did was really bring microprocessor technology in to the data center," Ballmer said, adding that he'd like credit for "half a trick" with Xbox.
Yes. Next he invented the Internet, and brought Secure and Trustworthy Computing to the masses. Not to mention the Tiling Revolution..
"The programmer put down his pen and looked at his last words in resignation.
In the quiet night, a shot rang out, covered only by the lonely mooing of a gnu."
I've found that the gosub type routine tends to cause far more harm, as lousy coders then don't return from the subroutine properly and leave garbage in the stack to accumulate.
IT'S THE TEES!
The Tees who?
THE SEVEN TEES!
Damn that's some ... unbeautiful ... code.
Missing braces, simultaneous assignments, jumpan 'round like a Russian fold dancer ....
It's time dev teams apply some metrication and use the cattle prod when the results are that side of acceptable. Even if all the goodwill of the world went into the coding.
Many organisations are under pressure to manage the cost of maintaining their ageing legacy systems whilst trying to respond to new business needs.
You wanna know why?
Just check our pricing!
At least for GBP 16 you get something useful, in a sort of protection racket kind of way.
Microsoft asks me EUR 420 (VAT inclusive) so that I get the privilege to:
Download, burn to CD, install, create recovery CDs, probably fight with the activation procedure, basically use up time that would cost around EUR 500 if properly billed of:
a) A branded so-called "Operating System" that is now a 5 year old piece of crap in danger of getting the imminent support shaft
b) A warmed-over piece of design fail called "Office", which is basically a trashbag of features that you don't need, want nor appreciate but that Shall Be Monetized, all lovingly barfed out by programming prima donnas that recently upskilled from serving large fries. You notice because there is a greasy, fatty feel to everything.
c) All in the Not Preferred Language
And possibly, dark matter doesn't even exist - other than normal matter at very low temperatures.
No, that idea is dead as disco.
Only a special mix of non-clumping non-baryonic "dark matter" can explain the large-scale observed structure of the universe.
Yes and no.
Depending on what IT is supposed to be be, there may be large clumps, streams or filaments hanging around or occupying different orbits etc, much like interstellar gas which solar system enters from time to time, and which reduces the solar flux reaching earth.
There was even the idea of dark matter that could clump like normal baryonic matter but just interact with this side gravitationally, so you could have Dark Suns and Dark Planets interacting with the solar system pretty much the same way nearby stars may pass really nearby from time to time.
I was always partial to...
The passage of the Earth through dense clumps of dark matter, the presence of which are predicted by certain cosmologies, would produce large quantities of heat in the interior of this planet through the capture and subsequent annihilation of dark matter particles. This heat can cause large-scale volcanism which could in turn have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs and other mass extinctions. The periodicity of such volcanic outbursts agrees with the frequency of palaeontological mass extinctions as well as the observed periodicity in the occurrence of the largest flood basalt provinces on the globe.
Of course, if Dark Matter is just sterile neutrinos chilling in the galactic halo, none of that fun can be had.
But besides referencing Clockwork Orange, wasn't it in Neuromancer that there was a guy whose retinas had "permanent scanline burn-in"?
pissing on your corporate clients is something altogether different.
It's just another golden shower.
makes very extensive use of SharePoint
Yep. Because everyone needs a roach motel for word documents.
And now - Socialization.
NO FLESH SHALL BE SPARED!
Main screen turn on!
Putin’s actions, though unsettling, are not irrational.
After he won the competition for Ukraine to join his customs union, by bumping a timid EU out of the game with $15 billion cash offer plus subsidized oil and gas to Kiev, he saw his victory stolen.
Crowds formed in Maidan Square, set up barricades, battled police with clubs and Molotov cocktails, forced the elected president Viktor Yanukovych into one capitulation after another, and then overthrew him, ran him out of the country, impeached him, seized parliament, downgraded the Russian language, and declared Ukraine part of Europe.
To Americans this may look like democracy in action. To Moscow it has the aspect of a successful Beer Hall Putsch, with even Western journalists conceding there were neo-Nazis in Maidan Square.
From the report:
Another interesting notion: The exact spelling, Uroburos, can even be found in a webcomic called Homestuck. In this interactive webcomic, the reader/player needs two codes to receive virtual magic objects (called juju). Those two codes are in fact uROBuROS and UrobUros. We can notice that the uppercase and lowercase character order matches the string found within the malware code.
"Not bad. Some pretty good stuff you got there!"
It was The Other Annexion ... that John Kerry DIDN'T yap loudly about.
If the investment throws off the ROI, why not.
If it's marginal, why would you?
"MILLION-RETWEET goss and glamour"
Pretty sure my vocabulary is progressively retreating out the hipster influence sphericule, but I still do think that should be "gloss", not "goss".
I do think that should be "Bieber", or do you mean "BuhBye-ber"?
"To date Cleversafe has been awarded over 100 patents"
Certainly a formula for success.
Blaming Dell is covered by a patent, too?
That's not how it works.
Here we have a sterile neutrino population (definitely not interacting via electromagnetism and apparently not via weak force either) generally just sitting there like a heavy gas around galaxy cluster, but now slowly (i.e. with half-life times >> current age of the universe) decaying into a photon (the detected signal) and a standard neutrino (undetectable again).
It's only the decay signal you can observe. More clearly:
How can we see if this is the right model? Dark matter that has no interactions with the visible matter seems hopeless. Fortunately, sterile neutrino dark matter is expected to decay and produce a smoking-gun signal in the form of a monochromatic photon line. This is because, in order to be produced in the early universe, the sterile neutrino should mix slightly with the active ones. In that case, oscillations of the active neutrinos into sterile ones in the primordial plasma can populate the number density of sterile neutrinos, and by this mechanism it is possible to explain the observed relic density of dark matter. But the same mixing will make the sterile neutrino decay, as shown in the diagrams here. If the sterile neutrino is light enough and/or the mixing is small enough then its lifetime can be much longer than the age of the universe, and then it remains a viable dark matter candidate. The tree-level decay into 3 ordinary neutrinos is undetectable, but the 2-body loop decay into a photon and and a neutrino results in production of photons with the energy E=mDM/2. Such a monochromatic photon line can potentially be observed. In fact, in the simplest models sterile neutrino dark matter heavier than ~50 keV would produce a too large photon flux and is excluded. Thus the favored mass range for dark matter is between 1 and 50 keV. Then the photon line is predicted to fall into the X-ray domain that can be studied using X-ray satellites like XMM-Newton, Chandra, or Suzaku.
Also note that dark matter detectors assume that dark matter should interact at least via the weak force (they are "Weakly Interacting Massive Particles"). Same with the neutrino detectors. The electromagnetic force does not enter here.
And why is Steve always late?
Roll on, Dragan!
Hosted in Crimea.
Time for the light brigade?
"Trust me, that was funny."
Snort. It's only funny when you are less than 15 and haven't ever heard of Monty Python's Kissinger song. I have probably more books mentioning Kissinger on my immediate right than you have books on programming on C++.
I couldn't care less about Kissinger at this point in time. Taking out old skeletons to cover up the present? Standard progressive debating tactic.
What concerns me currently is the other war criminal (also an economic nincompoop and a political know-nothing relative to Kissinger) with a peace prize. He's currently droning from the White House.
Or, to KEEP IT SHORT AND SIMPLE
Five years later, Obama’s commandants need a rewrite. Here’s what they should now look like and, barring surprises in the next three years, these, as written, will both be the virtual law of the land and constitute the Obama legacy.
- Thou shalt not torture (but thou shalt leave the door open to the future use of torture).
- Thou shalt detain forever.
- Thou shalt live by limitless secrecy.
- Thou shalt wage war everywhere and forever.
- Thou shalt not punish those who have done bad things in the name of the national security state.
For those interested in IEEE Software's take on this (Jan-Feb 2014 issue):
Bespoke Infrastructures (PDF)
"In the 1920s, the Ford Motor Company embarked on an ill-fated attempt to establish an industrial town in an Amazon rainforest as a way to secure a cultivated rubber supply for its cars’ wheels. At the time, it already owned ore mines, forests, and a steel foundry to produce the raw materials for its cars; today, it buys from external suppliers, even for its cars’ electronic control units. How do these two phases of the automotive industry’s history relate to the way we currently develop and adopt infrastructure in our profession?"