Next stop: graveyard of the mastodonts!
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Next stop: graveyard of the mastodonts!
The solar system was full of major hunks of rock previously; indeed the Earth-Moon system comes out of collision of a pair of those. So finding stuff like this in the heaven sure is possible.
However, the "planet between Mars and Jupiter" is unworkable as the whole asteroid belt only has a few percent of the mass needed for a honest-to-god planet.
Except now it looks likely that it does make sense
Yah, ok, how does it make sense?
Some guy writes about digging wells in his desert patch which will help him irrigate the stones, and this is somehow relevant to H20 mixed in siilica, carbon and iron masses a few thousand km below your feet?
A likely story!
AFAIK that might depend on whether there is a lack of "metal" in the star. You also need to be in a cone centered on the axis of rotation to get, and whether you are within a cone centered on the axis of rotation to get a good atmosphere-reforming blast.
Better than a star that is yellow inside.
This must be the Doge Star.
FUCK! Can't reach the drinks from down here.
It's hard being a midget.
Could someone please ... give me a little push?
"The madness is spreading"
Clearly, Chtulhu is up and about and looking people in the eye. I think this ain't gonna end well.
I think the leftist slant has been markedly increased though!
And tomorrow, there will be another overvalued kid on the block..
I think a new dot-com crash is coming...
Ohh! And here I was thinking "THE FUNDAMENTALS ARE STRONK!"
Ben Bernanke confided on January 14 that he is unaware of any new method of stimulating economic growth. Bernanke said: “As far as I’m aware, there’s no completely new method that we haven’t [already tapped].” So Helicopter Ben has run out of innovative and unconventional ways to create new money. Lest you be tempted to breathe a bit easier, however, rest assured that the now conventional method of quantitative easing, involving the Fed’s monthly purchase of $85 billion worth of mortgage-backed and U.S. government securities, seems to be working just fine according to Bernanke and he foresees its continuation. Noting the stubbornly high unemployment rate combined with the low inflation rate in the U.S. economy, Bernanke stated, “That is the case for being aggressive, which we are trying to do.” Although he is “cautiously optimistic,” he does promise to closely monitor the risks, efficacy, costs, and benefits of this inflationary policy.
I guess the rapid asset price run-up in stock and commodities markets, which are nearly back to financial bubble levels, and booming farmland prices do not count in Bernanke’s benefit-cost calculus. More likely, Bernanke accounts them as a benefit, which, via the “wealth effect,” will induce another debt-driven consumption spree on the part of the American public that will stimulate economic growth, i.e., create another bubble economy.
What? It's not too late?
Tell you what:
1) Go into a company
2) "IMMA HUV PROBLEMS WITH MUH MAIL"
3) "Ok, why not move everything to the Microsoft cloud...."?
4) "But what about the NSA?"
5) "Yeah, but think of the CONVENIENCE, man!"
8) Your face when.
Newsflash: Too late.
You can relax now.
They've only done their job as mandated by US politicians, and done it well.
Even in a purely US-centric view, compiling dossiers like Hacker Heydrich on US people in full violation of anything their mandate and the constitution says about these kind of activities as well as alienating "overseas friends" (more like useful idiots kept in line by greenback splurges, amirite) by basically behaving like Greys coming back night after night for a good probing is NOT "doing your job well", except in Restaurant-Serving-Stray-Cats-For-Expediency kind of way.
Clack. Clack. Clack. Clack. Finally I can't stand it anymore. "Well?" I demand.
"A fellow I used to know, his name was Ulyanov, once said something rather profound" Angleton looks like the cat that's swallowed the canary — and the feet are sticking out of the side of his mouth; he wants me to know this, whatever it is. "Let your enemies sell you enough rope to hang them with."
"Uh, wasn't that Lenin?" I ask.
A flicker of mild irritation crosses his face. "This was before he took that name," he says quietly. Clack. Clack. Clack. He flicks the balls to set them banging again and I suddenly realise what they are and feel quite sick. No indeed, Bridget and Harriet — and Bridget's predecessor, and the mysterious Mr McLuhan — won't be troubling me again. (Except in my nightmares about this office, visions of my own shrunken head winding up in one of the director's executive toys, skull clattering away eternally in a scream that nobody can hear anymore . . . ) "Bridget's been plotting a boardroom coup for a long time, Robert. Probably since before you joined the Laundry — or were conscripted." He spares Josephine a long, appraising look. "She suborned Harriet, bribed McLuhan, installed her own corrupt geas on Voss. Partners in crime, intending to expose me as an incompetent and a possible security leak before the Board of Auditors, I suppose — that's usually how they plan it. I guessed this was going on, but I needed firm evidence. You supplied it. Unfortunately, Bridget was none too stable; when she realised that I knew, she ordered Voss to remove the witnesses then summoned McLuhan and proceeded with her palace coup d'état. Equally unfortunately for her, she failed to correctly establish who my line manager was before she attempted to go over my head to have me removed." He taps the sign on the front of the desk: PRIVATE SECRETARY. Keeper of the secrets. Whose secrets?
Oc ourse not. What is being said is that females may smoothen the talk a bit, allowing a consensus to be reached.
Of course, if the female is a true-blooded Honored Matre, this may backfire.
Don't name drop and don't be boring!
A medium-mass black hole!
Very convenient for sucking hyperdrives out of passing spaceships.
It should be secure enough.
The horrible truth is: THERE WAS NO PLAN
Do I sound like a Guardian journalist yet?
Very shitty. Try again. Work on reconciling the "freetard" concept with the creation of a payment system.
This is the biggest load of obvious bollocks I've seen since The Times' "Qatar Dream League"
Did you read the fine uh... work ... about Kevin Mitnick, called "Takedown?". Written by NYT's John Markoff and someone called Tsutomu Shimomura? You must!
"how a female asshole can become transferred onto my brother's rear end"
Clearly, we need to know more. Can anyone look into this?
It's all Obama's fault!
This is correct.
Or just the safe being emptier than it should be in the first place: loaning out the money one should keep in the vault so that dosh can be made for oneself --- while praying that not all the depositors will demand their money back at the same time.
The reason for why "bank runs" happen and, today, basically large orders are suddenly placed to printshops by politicians getting the cold sweats.
"transaction malleability" sounds suspiciously like exactly that. I have no idea whether bitcoin technically allows this.
Anything to it?
The claim that Mt. Gox was operating with fractional reserves came as shocking to some. After all, the exchange functioned by providing a shared wallet for depositors. Each time a deposit was made in bitcoin, the proceeds were moved to the shared wallet. This wallet was safely stored offline (“cold storage”) so that hackers could not gain access to them. In addition, a very high percentage of bitcoin was supposedly stored in this way – up to 98% by some claims – with only a small amount held online to facilitate withdrawals and other transactions.
In theory, since almost all of the bitcoin were held safely offline by Mt. Gox, the “bitcoin bank” should have been behaving like any standard full-reserve bank. The evidence over the past months proved this to be anything but the reality of the situation.
Mt. Gox is a little different. Despite holding the vast majority of its bitcoin securely in cold storage, its claim is that somehow these were stolen by someone. In standard fractional-reserve banking theory, the reason a less than 100% reserve is held is because the bank has knowingly made use of the deposited goods, not because hackers have prevailed in cracking an impervious safe. The dust will settle on what happened to the bitcoins deposited with Mt. Gox. For now I will let Occam´s razor prevail in providing me with an answer to the whereabouts of the missing coins.
In this case, Burning Gox!
Netanyahu then quipped: "You can't ask that of government."
Is this a "you can but nothing will happen" or a "you better not ask that, buddy, or else... ".
"A movie with Samuel Jackson"
In the current climate, holding a single coherent thought is worthy of Intellectual Property protection.
I don't know why that is.
If you cheer this ruling, you need to take a good look in the mirror.
I didn't see anything untoward.
Hold on.. did you take a good look in the mirror? Are you, maybe a patent troll sockpuppet??
This will tell what boxes the witlessly bored lady just out of the 4-year social studies parcours and now mysteriously in charge of interviewing your for the job wants to
seehear ticked off.
Now, one just has to pass the phrenology and graphology tests!
This won't work for "the cloud" anyhow, since there you typically don't have the multi-megabit bandwidths you'd need for that.
What if I, as a buyer, was actually OKAY WITH THE PRICE I PAID!
Am I now a government-despising scum that is an insult to western civilization or its remains?
Did you inform the IRS to enjoy suitable taxation?
But would you accept freedom fries and a liberty sandwich?
There are literally billions in unclaimed property in the US
QUICK! PASS A LAW! THIS NEEDS TO BE SEIZED FORTHWITH!
Secure boot makes it potentially more secure than any other OS on the market.
Saddam has potentially a specially crafted industrial infrastructure driving around in the desert at night, producing chemical weapons!
We finally discovered someone who uses the Windows Key!
This is why we can't have nice things.
Anything involving "big data" maybe? Moderatly large databases involving GIS. Stuff like that.
Good! Otherwise it would be £1,799 (but you would get the "proudly taxed in Yurop" sticker FOR FREE!)
> Costs 1/3 of the cost of the dell, has higher spec.
Yep, pigs fly low. The entire hardware costs less than the Windows + Office license(1)
> Windows 8
1: license only for a wheelchair-bound differently abled person who cannot use hands or feet - check at Microsoft.com whether you are using the appropriate license - ; one language only; you may not use a keyboard or mouse; no running in virtual machines allowed; you must use the Outlook Abortion on Penalty of Injury; license sticker must be duly applied in the middle of the flat screen; additional charges and random BSA audits not included)
Because - is there anything in Twitter that can be considered patentable?
"Companies in the Internet, technology and media industries own large numbers of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets"
Hey Twitter! You cannot "own" a trade secret. You can "hold" it, maybe.
On second thoughts, you cannot own any other "Intellectual Property" claims either. It's "Intellectual" (until suddenly it isn't - your thoughts are mine, all mine etc.).
"We presently are involved in a number of intellectual property lawsuits, and as we face increasing competition and gain an increasingly high profile, we expect the number of patent and other intellectual property claims against us to grow," Twitter said.
Translation: we are not really competing at all, we are just running this protection racket on the side.