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They could buy CERN just for a fraction of that stash...
How does The Apple Collider sound?
"Java ... not endorsed as standard by the W3C"
And what exactly would it mean for the W3C to "endorsed Java as standard"? And what would it endorse? The Bytecode and Class file defintions? A particular implementation of a JVM? The Java language? Version 1.5 or 1.6? The whole Java library coaltrain? What?
Re: One thing not clear
Well, the result is a gaussian around zero:
The neutrinos have average energy of 3 GeV (unsure). This is enormous (solar neutrinos are < 18 MeV), the neutrino rest mass is < 0.10 eV/c², so I think no-one actually bothers to make a difference between v_nu and c.
Re: Lack of dividend — so what?
Wut? You "make money on stock" by disregarding its supposed value as given by the underlying assets and just selling it to some other guy in Armanis who is more eager to put it into his portfolio than you.
Note that "a dividend corresponding to the current stock price" is a rather subjective criterium. Would you be content with 1 dollar per share per annum at USD 300 per share for example?
"You might as well wonder why people try to accumulate these little pieces of paper called "money", considering they do not give back a dividend either"
"Money" par essence, does not give off a dividend. People "accumulate money" only insofar as they can exchange it for something else later. In this case, the friendly government actually forces you gun-in-hand to use its "paper money", which can conveniently be made worthless at the roll of a printing machine. Trade in gold is forbidden. Trade in bank-specific notes is forbidden, too. Instead you get EURO rammed up your backside. This tanks due to politicians not able to stop themselves paying off cronies and buying voters as well as banks handing out more money than they have in their coffers. Nice.
"What proves that the barman will be enough of a sucker to accept it in exchange of a beer?"
If you start asking yourself that question, you know that Zimbabwe or Weimar are near. Go to home depot and buy a wheelbarrow.
Abandoned, radioactive, soviet cars!
Get out of here, Stalker!
Re: Oh well, ...
That Asimov reference is ... obscure!
Woah there, slow down!
"A finding that would interfere with the widely accepted maxim derived from Einstein's theory of general relativity that nothing can travel faster than light"
Would that rather be:
"A finding that would be inconsistent with the widely accepted axiom at the basis of Einstein's theory of special relativity that a maximal speed exists, which is the same in all non-accelerated reference frames, and which is equal to the speed of light, an excellent idea which was already pretty much apparent in Maxwell's equations and closely orbited by Lorentz and Poincaré."
Economically confused cynics?
"but cynics might say vendors vendors have exploited the shortages"
Code for "I want the price to be lower but there is no-one who wants to sell at that price"
Surprise! Tautologically, demand and supply curves do, indeed, give the current price.
If the current price is not where you want it to be, well, too bad.
Beer because Guinness at 5.20 EUR per pint, WTF??
SAM serious sh*t right there
That must be some mighty SAM.
I hope it will have at least "TEAM AMERICA" painted on, in the requisite BLUE WHITE RED letters, directly underneath the Lockheed-Martin serial number.
Is the a key technique hosted in Australian?
What are "string radio waves" and why will the black hole merger release huge amounts of radiation CSIRO's Dr Chris Phillips?
What an amazing coincidence
Emails about the Bad Guy du Jour about to be Bombed Into Democracy are being leaked by an interventionist newsrag?
Well, well, well, well.
So I hope someone will leak the details on the Bahrain Royal Family, crushing dissent with Saudi Armor. On the other hand, they probably get good consulting in information security from various US/UK agencies.
Why - sure.
Your could think of modulated gravity waves à la Larry Niven's "The Hole Man".
The "Neutrino Signal" was used by Stanislaw Lem in "His Master's Voice" (which buries Carl Sagan's 'Contact' under the threads of a T-34 btw.)
And for those who like to know things of no large real-world relevance: Didcha know that you can get Neutrino radiations burns from next-generation colliders? It's true!
"Intense highly collimated neutrino beams are created from muon decays at high-energy muon colliders causing significant radiation problems even at very large distances from the collider ring. A newly developed weighted neutrino interaction generator permits detailed Monte Carlo simulations of the interactions of neutrinos (and of their progeny) to be performed using the MARS code. Dose distributions in a human tissue-equivalent phantom (TEP) are calculated
when irradiated with neutrino beams (100 MeV–10 TeV). Results are obtained for a bare TEP, one embedded in several shielding materials and for a TEP located at various distances behind a shield. The distance from the collider ring (up to 60 km) at which recommended annual dose limits can be met is calculated for 0.5, 1, 2, 3 and 4 TeV muon colliders. The possibility to mitigate the problem via beam wobbling is investigated."
"fair access for our businesses"
Codespeak for "we are no longer the mightiest bully and we don't like it one bit"?
Probably in the same league as hacking Sarah "I can see Russia from my home" Palin's e-mail account.
L'Incal Noir - L'Incal Lumière
Ok, time to get those 1st editions of L'Incal out of the drawer. I remember how I hunted them down, one by one. One cannot imagine how hard that was before amazon.fr.
A re-read, and a few toasts.
I hear those albums have had a digital makeover with shading and all? While the original print quality is not the best for sure, these things make me WHY.
There were followups and then Jodorowsky went fuck crazy with Freudian Deep Horror and Nonstop Rape and Atrocities. These shall be best left out.
Re: costs the Exchequer
More to the point, this means State will hoover up £110m a year (best case, as said), which won't be in the private economy anymore and will probably go towards financing the grooves on the left rubber tire of the Eurofighter as opposed to more DVDs or maybe bean conserves.
Just another sign...
...that modern patriarchal society is out to destroy and demean women by any means necessary, now even attacking the last redoubt, their Emotional Intelligence, via the cocaine-like delivery vehicle of Chauvinist Soap Operas depicting lurid male fantasies of how women supposedly behave.
Igor Soumenkov says it's not Lua.
My money is on some kind of Lisp.
After all: http://www.franz.com/success/customer_apps/animation_graphics/naughtydog.lhtml
"With leading edge game systems like ours, you have to deal with complicated behaviors and real-time action. Languages like C are very poor with temporal constructs. C is just very awkward for a project like this. Lisp, on the other hand, is ideal."
Lateral thoughts: Anyone remember Thierry Breton's "Softwar" Cyberthrilling Cyberpotboiler back from the 80's?
Re: Can I please buy one made in the UK
"This just doesn't add up! There's NO excuse to not make it in UK or USA. Especially since it's all a low scale production."
Well, there must be otherwise the production would be local, wouldn't it? Revealed preference and all that.
I can think at least of...
1) Expensive workforce relative to the skill set
2) Red tape everywhere
3) Strong labor unions (Would anyone want a union rep on the board who sees the company as the enemy? Hell NO.)
4) Companies that don't have inside lobbyists seen as whipping boys for politicians and tax money generators.
5) Don't know what's coming down the legislative pipe (the last thing I heard was mandatory quota of women on the board... wut?). Generally, companies are seen as subject to populist whim. "Then enforce or persuade them to have stayed." You see what I mean?
6) Uncertainty regarding the future of the EUR, inflation and general blowout.
Re: I suppose it's too late to email the customers
These seem pretty complex. Here is the first link that pops up. Check out the wiring diagram on page 3:
"If you look at countries where the economy's in bad shape they're sick of being pushed around by the French and the Germans."
Ok, End of Story. Bailing out. Adios. Ciao.
Getting cheap loans for ten years and finagling a economic bubble which then inevitably pops and exposes the malinvestments if not outright corruption is "being pushed around"? I don't think so.
Just go around and politely ask EUR 1000 from each german family to refinance the endangered loans [which go towards financing their pensions, right?] I'm sure you will get a straigth answer.
Hatin' on Java since 2001
Unrelated, but I still get chuckles out of this:
[Don't know why it's published by Salon, the webmag for reality-challenged People of the Left, but so be it]
So .... what kind of "powerful" do you want exactly? Fast compilation? Lots of third-party libraries? Extreme loop optimization? Not being fired for choosing a language with which your average company programhamster can deal?
int x = 12; x.toString()
Ouch time if you are not writing this in Groovy.
Re: Operation Fast & Furious
It's hard to not be a thorn in Eric "I'm not responsible for my fascist decisions" Holder's side unless all defenses are indeed very much down.
Re: THIS GUY IS....
Re: Pure Comedy Gold.
Technology does not play a large part. But Central Banking and Fractional Reserve Banking, yes.
Basically, Governments are the cause of the economic breakdowns and they know it. But they will never admit it. Just compare what Greenspan said BEFORE he managed to land his job at the Fed.
Just today, there was a nice writeup here:
I hope our several hundred western intelligence agencies and the IAEA and its inspectors would have told you in no uncertain terms (i.e. not using Amano's "I'm gonna freak people out using innuendo based on random faxes from the State Department and the 'smoking laptop' source from MEK") SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE THAT CAN HAPPEN that there was a possibility that Iran had:
1) A military nuclear program
2) The political intent to make a nuke
3) Enough 98% enriched uranium or even plutonium to make a nukes
4) Run tests on that nuke
5) Miniaturized the nuke far enough to put it on an ICBM tip
6) Built the ICBM in question
Currently we are stage 0)
"Sparking fears of a downed aeroplane or missile attack."
Please, PLEASE, good people, stop trying to navigate the real world, stay comfortably at home and watch 24 or 48 or something. Indeed, you have fully lost attachment to reality. Still, remember to vote! Because politicians work day and night to protect you from all kinds of dangers!! And they need your support!!!
Re: Beware America
I just hope their rocketeering effort is of higher QUALITY than their effort at imitating high-speed trains.
Nice to demo your math skillz, but relevance to Real World is zero.
“The amount of energy released infront of the ship is unbounded, as we can increase the energy of the released radiation and particles simply by travelling across a larger distance,”
Oh we can has infinite energy if we just can make this work, then?
Hell, it's not like the universe forces you to keep your total energy at a constant, right? Yeah, in some parts of the multiverse, Einstein's coffin is being used to spin up Alcubierre Generators.
"a furious response from European Commission VP Viviane Reding"
Please, El Reg, can we leave the emoting bullshit to the gutter press?
A "furious" politician is just code speak for emotional theater behind which the politican sees opportunities to upweasel his position, perks, kickbacks or put down a political opponent. It has nothing to do with the matter at hand.
An innovative leader!
'In the kabuki theater of British parliamentary politics, great crimes do not happen and criminals go free. It is theater after all; the pirouettes matter, not actions taken at remove in distance and culture from their consequences. It is a secure arrangement guarded by cast and critics alike. The farewell speech of one of the most artful, Tony Blair, had "a sense of moral conviction running through it," effused the television presenter Jon Snow, as if Blair’s appeal to kabuki devotees was mystical. That he was a war criminal was irrelevant.
....Deploying sinecures of "peace-making" and "development" that allow him to replenish the fortune accumulated since leaving Downing Street, Blair’s jackdaw travels are concentrated on the Gulf sheikhdoms, the US, Israel and safe havens like the small African nation of Rwanda. Since 2007, Blair has made seven visits to Rwanda, where he has access to a private jet supplied by President Paul Kagame. Kagame’s regime, whose opponents have been silenced brutally on trumped-up charges, is "innovative" and a "leader" in Africa, says Blair.'
This trainwreck is just leaving the station.
With 4 billion of taxpayer-extracted money "on the table", you can get a lot of supplier-supported FAIL and burning wreckage. I hope the landfills are large enough.
"The committee pointed out that it was all very well for Washington to be debating government involvement in private sector cybersecurity issues"
Did you mean "debasing"?
Or maybe Operation British?
There goes Australia!
The state grants you "copyright", the state takes it away.
"Publishers are the big beneficiaries."
Only if the publisher gets a monopoly grant for issuance of said work. Otherwise FTP servers can spring up anywhere. Does he? Possibly. Not clear.
"And the French Free Software movement, recognising the freedoms of software libre depend on strong copyright"
Oh yeah? Howzzthat then? I would rather think it depends on strong copyleft.
A "secret indictment", huh?
Break out the SS regalia. Reanimate Judge Freisler. Open the star chamber.
Then again, what would one expect from the a nation in which the president arrogates himself the absolute freedom[tm] to terminate random citizens (which would thus be anti-citizens, I guess) if a case can be made in a secret legal document that he can, in fact, do so?
The US is currently shit tier and heading deeper into the brown bog. It doesn't need to be this way. Things can be changed with judicious application of crowbars.
>lack of knowledge
Don't be bashful. It just means "to all evidence, problems that are hard to solve for a classical computer will STAY hard to solve on a quantum computer (more generally, mother nature won't hand you over the keys to the car no matter what) except for some niche stuff like factorization - and simulation of physics"
Nice young people with ADHD you got there... shame if something should happen to them...
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