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"Your location down to the second"
But what if you can do the Kessel Run in under fifteen seconds?
Release a song which might or might not be acceptable, and you are NEARLY LIKE HITLER?
Holy cow! Whatever next??
"Hitler's entry to the Eurovision song contest, singing about increasing Lebensraum, upping the Bruttosozialprodukt, übering the EURO and his love towards his dog. After this message..."
Yet more 4chan prank calls?
Wouldn't surprise me.
Meanwhile, I wanted to share this interpretation of the song. Useful for people still in high school or those doing literature studies:
Because fish cannot resist a plutonium shrimp!
I drink to that
"COMMODITY HARDWARE IS MUCH LIKE XML, OR VIOLENCE. IF IT DOESN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM, YOU ARE NOT USING ENOUGH OF IT."
But we have come a long way from when the president was considered something of an arbiter of public affairs to today's Prussian-style unitary President complete with Military-Grade Führertransporter.
"We all adore Jefferson but we live in Hamilton's world"
Beer because we can Hail to that!
I can relate to feeling bad about the usual Sun technogasm.
Let's take a look at this....
Gavin King thinks the lambda calculus notation is "unnatural"?
Apart from that, this Ceylon should not be thrown out of the airlock. A first look at the syntax says this can be explained in the original K&R "thin book of C" style, a good sign. An interfaces can contain mixin code.
Ya don't get it...
"Bean" is not a specific class type. It's just a class written to a convention so that another program can introspect it.
"Pojo" is an ordinary class in the context of persistence frameworks - as opposed to "J2EE Enterprise Java Beans" (bletch), which have nothing to do with the aforementioned Beans but are objects that, to be persisted, have to be of a class that is a subclass of some framework-provided class, which fracks up all the already pock-marked beauty of framework-managed persistence in the first place. Luckily we now have JPA and Hibernate, so that's all old history and you can persist your POJOs. Get it? More in the fat Hibernate Book.
0 on the test sheet.
Red Hat is now Red Eye
They seem to have a plan.... but where are the hotties?
Bradbury dismissed it as "boring".
Bradbury is an ass who also claimed rights to the movie title "Fahrenheit 911" it may be remembered.
Old writers age badly.
That said, do we really need ecological/humanitarian/coldwar 50's SF redone on the silver screen?
Spin it as you might...
Throwing up 15'000 previously unaccounted-for dead Afghans [Iraq war logs reveal 15,000 previously unlisted civilian deaths: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/22/true-civilian-body-count-iraq] _does_ count for something.
And all because a pipeline didn't get okayed and a frat boy and a poodle get instrumented in a jiffy. Nice.
"here's hoping the industry puts aside its security theater antics""
immediately followed by White Hat Security CTO Jeremiah Grossman beying cited as saying
“It is definitely weak. It could fall down at anytime.”
You sure isn't just DARPA testing how many people can be suckered into giving the installation program admin access?
For frack's sake...
By Larry Niven: The Hole Man
"On Earth, Andrew Lear's habits would have been no more than a character trait. In a hurry, he might choose mismatched socks. He might put off using the dishwasher for a day or two if he were involved in something interesting. He would prefer a house that looked "lived in." God help the maid who tried to clean up his study. He'd never be able to find anything afterward.
He was a brilliant but one-sided man. Backpacking or skin diving might have changed his habits—in such pursuits you learn not to forget any least trivial thing— but they would never have tempted him. An expedition to Mars was something he simply could not turn down. A pity, because neatness is worth your life in space.
You don't leave your fly open in a pressure suit.
A month after the landing, Childrey caught Lear doing just that.
The "fly" on a pressure suit is a soft rubber tube over your male member. It leads to a bladder, and there's a spring clamp on it. You open the clamp to use it. Then you close the clamp and open an outside spigot to evacuate the bladder into vacuum.
Similar designs for women involve a catheter, which is hideously uncomfortable. I presume the designers will keep trying. It seems wrong to bar half the human race from our ultimate destiny.
Lear was addicted to long walks. He loved the Martian desert scene: the hard violet sky and the soft blur of whirling orange dust, the sharp close horizon, the endless emptiness. More: he needed the room. He was spending all his working time on the alien communicator, with the ceiling too close over his head and everything else too close to his bony elbows.
He was coming back from a walk, and he met Childrey coming out. Childrey noticed that the waste spigot on Lear's suit was open, the spring broken. Lear had been out for hours. If he'd had to go, he might have bled to death through flesh ruptured by vacuum.
We never learned all that Childrey said to him out there. But Lear came in very red about the ears, muttering under his breath. He wouldn't talk to anyone.
The NASA psychologists should not have put them both on that small a planet. Hindsight is wonderful, right? But Lear and Childrey were each the best choice for competence coupled to the kind of health they would need to survive the trip. There were astrophysicists as competent and as famous as Lear, but they were decades older. And Childrey had a thousand spaceflight hours to his credit. He had been one of the last men on the moon.
Individually, each of us was the best possible man. It was a damn shame."
Still waiting for a hearty Fukushima update...
I have people around me that have the ironclad belief that "hundreds have died" and "millions will die" and are convinced that the Pacific ocean is currently glowing in the dark with whales pumping out their last whalesong. They are actually refusing to go to Tokyo in the summer.
I needs fresh clarification material, although the earlier dose seems to not have helped.
Money injections from Washington enable fox to guard henhouse.
"The proposed unit would supplement the efforts of Mossad and other agencies in fighting cyberespionage".
In the same league: Mobsters setting up a shop to fight break-ins, extortion and prostitution.
Apart from that...
Nationalization means there's some guys from State who run those machines. Yep, that's gonna work for sure....
But then again, expectations would be lower, so, overall, things would be subjectively better.
No, it's perfect.
I don't know where the bizarre idea "boils stuff, thus must be primitive" comes from.
The dumbfuck who came up with "nuclear power is an exceedingly expensive way to heat water" probably wouldn't have been able to help James Watt use a wrench. So there.
There are not a whole lot of methods to get motive power out of a temperature differential.
That would be worse than Chernobyl!!11
You wouldn't even have the glory of having to cower in fear from Iodine release.
"if at least one of the 'hurra nuclear is safe' camp volunteers to clean up the shit in Fukushima"
I am sooo tired of people who in their infinite retardation think they have a killer argument against nuclear power and push a variation of the "then why don't you go live there" tirade.
Well, why dontcha work in a plant that produces solar cells? Why don't you?
Silence, you say?
WHAT DO YOU WANT? IT'S YOU AGAIN, WITH YOUR WHIMPERING NEED OF BEING REASSURED THAT YOU WON'T DIE IN 30 YEARS FROM THAT NANOGRAM OF PLUTONIUM IN YOUR WHALE STEAK, IS IT? ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE IODINE IN THE WATER THAT IS CURRENTLY BUSY DECAYING? ARE YOU? WELL, I'M SURE YOU HAVE BIO-INCORPORATED DIESEL SOOT FROM TOWN, POLONIUM FROM SECOND HAD SMOKE, BENZENE FROM YOUR CAR AND LAWN MOWER, FORMALDEHYDE FROM YOUR HOUS PLANKING, ORGANOPOSPHATES FROM YOUR WATER AND PHTALATES FROM THE WATER BOTTLE. AND I'M NOT EVEN MENTIONING THE DIOXINE IN YOUR EGGS AND PCB IN YOUR STEAK. ANY QUESTIONS?!?
This accident was not like Gengis Khan!
"Matters are bad it is three 3 mile islands or more in one,"
Judging by the hot air and panic generated so far, I will say.
"Still think this 'accident waiting to happen' was not like Chernobyl?"
Uh.. yes, actually?
"leaking highly radioactive water straight into the sea"
SHOCK HORROR! SURFING GUY FALLS IN, GETS SUPERPOWER!
Who cares? No seriously, I would think leaking the "highly radioactive water" (so what exactly does it carry?) straight into the sea is preferable to leaking it straight into the countryside.
10 points for using "pro nuke" as a cussword
50 points for using "pro nuke" as a cussword twice, in the same sentence
100 points for using "anti green" (is this quantum chromodynamics?)
1000 points for using "shills"
5000 points for suggesting that "common sense" is where anti-nuke, pro-green, non-shills reside
Radiation == Hitler in a box, with a side order of delayed death.
"Sounds like an interesting place to live, LewisWorld does. But I'm not sure I'd want to visit. Does it need to be said that if even if someone is irradiated with a fatal dose, they don't drop dead immediately unless the dose is extreme?"
I hate to tell you this, but you have a good chance of not immediately dying of cancer due to accumulated chemical crap and various food-borne toxins in _your_ world. Looks like these diesel particulates in your lung might give you a nasty problem, too. What about the heavy metal on your dinnerplate? Or how about those inflamed arteries lightly coated in fat and calcium? One does not drop dead immediately, but eventually...
I would say...
...if you use the glucose, it means you are thinking harder.
This will help us to devise a cunning plan to salvage humanity from the triple assault of nuke-spew radioactivity, high-voltage overland lines and mobile phone irradiation.
That's the fun thing about iodine
It's gone faster than dioxine or PCB. And doesn't move up the food chain a lot.
It's the inverse, I hear
"Plutonium is one of the deadliest heavy metals. And that's before we get into its radilogical hazards."
The dangers from getting a good dose from inhaled Pu alpha emitter are way larger than chemical toxy.
Well, yeah that's just, like, you opinion dude.
"may i point you in the direction of the 2nd law of thermodynamics. And mr page for that matter too. unless you input energy then reprocessing will produce more waste than it deals with."
2nd law of thermodynamics don't deal with the amount of waste, dude.
It's to do with "disorder" and stuff. In closed systems. It's like, totally unapplicable. Especially when you can pull E=mc² on your waste.
Dai'ichi (die itchy?)
The final i is generally not voiced.
But he's right: "If SHTF, make sure that you don't need 4 arms"
He has a 100% well-founded engineering concern:
If one of the machines blows plumes, that will seriously hamper you pampering the others.
But has a nice map
Gloom and Doom Reloaded
"melted fuel hits water you can expect a big steam explosion"
If Saudis drop a plane on it you can also expect a big steam explosion but it ain't gonna happen.
"a large area will be lost for human habitation in Japan for at least a couple of generations to come. Latest reports on the issue state that by now, Japan's nuclear problem is worst then Chernobil"
No. Just no.
"They talk about food and water shortages, and rolling blackouts in Tokyo. There is a significant flux of people who are getting out of Japan, and they are the ones needed to keep operations going for the trans-national companies they work for. "
A little discomfort due to an Earthquake and people take the highway, And where are they going and why?
"radiologic weapon This is exactly what is going on in Japan, at a huge scale, with spent fuel rods exposed to the elements, and some of them converted to dust and blown away (look at the photos of the damaged buildings)"
Please advise about the physical process that would make such a thing happen and any indication that this did indeed happen. Looking at photos is not sufficient. Wouldn't a large area be MOX covered?
"What it all means is a severe hit to the worldwide recovery, maybe (some say likely) a push into a new down cycle."
We have been out of the down cycle? I think we are just at the start of the real one. No, really.
His excellency clarifies
In an article in The Guardian on Tuesday, Richard T. Lahey, former chair of nuclear engineering at Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, N.Y., was quoted as saying that the evidence he had seen indicated that fuel melted through the pressure vessel of reactor No. 2 at some point after the crisis began. He told The Guardian:
"The indications we have, from the reactor to radiation readings and the materials they are seeing, suggest that the core has melted through the bottom of the pressure vessel in unit two, and at least some of it is down on the floor of the drywell."
This morning, Lahey elaborated on his analysis for IEEE Spectrum, which he said had been accurately reported by The Guardian, but misinterpreted by some. (A careless read of the article suggests a new meltdown at the plant, rather an analysis of what probably occurred early on in the crisis.)
Lahey says his analysis was based on the data sources seen by him and colleagues around the world, but that the information has been inconsistent and changes hourly. “It’s really hard to read the tea leaves,” Lahey says. “They keep blowing around… I may be wrong. I hope I’m wrong.”
However, his best take is that “all cores have melted, and it appears as though Unit 2 has melted through.”
That's just wrong
"Recently, some people may have noticed the world financial system blowing up because of inappropriate application of Gaussian models."
Well, no. That would mean "Gaussian models" have some amazing power. They don't.
Please start in this general area: http://mises.org/daily/3252
Facts demanded, nontasty sandwich delivered
We are forced to read:
"That hasn't happened yet, but we've already gone from "no risk to public health" to "exclusion zone" to "sarcophagus.""
It depends on whom you listen to. Who exactly is talking about "exclusion zone" and "sarcophagus"? Zerohedge doesn't count.
If that's an "ad hominem" ...
So the author should take M. Busby as a pure, virgin, disinterested, above-it-all and socially disconnected person laboring off pure, unadulterated data?
Pull the other one.
Contrary to the people who hold up the "ad hominem" defense as a get out of jail free card, where a person stands on an issue is often highly relevant. Especially if we are talking about a problem that is only partially subject to positivist enquiry, as here.
Apart from that, you should read the Busby. The above are nothing compared to what HE says. Actual swearwords.
Companies' incentives for safety are not that bad...
Mythical "we must regulate them for safety" is mythical.
"so the costs don't land in the public's lap when the company that produced the problem folds. 73B pounds for windscale."
Because Windscale wasn't a 100% government dirty project, oh no...
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