Black Knight selling tactic.
"Come back! I have sold out!! You yellow bastard!!!"
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"Come back! I have sold out!! You yellow bastard!!!"
What shutdown is this you are talking about, Monsieur
It noticed it is GUMMINT SHUTDOWN TIME!
"Yepee. I can sleep in."
I have the feeling that there will a loud protest by offended islamists later in the day.
For a second I thought this was the beloved "Reg Delay" [tm], but Space Weather indeed lists the event for October 9.
Which is why such a flyby increases the rotational speed ... of the Earth around the Sun (i.e. the Earth drops to a lower orbit and goes faster; if you extract energy from gravitational systems, THEY HEAT UP!)
But based on what we know at this point, 55 Cancri E is more of a 'diamond in the rough'."
We don't know much unfortunately.
> Planet-sized mass of diamond, light-years away, near the star and buried under hundreds of kilometers of graphite
Every heard of Diego Garcia?
The UK threw the population off the island at gunpoint to make it a "base" which are belong to "us".
It's always better when it comes straight from the Horse's Mouth in the form of PowerPoint presentations.
Bamford may have been on to all this stuff but he was always in the orbit of the Plausibly Deniable memory blackhole.
Thank you, oh knowledgeable Mutt Brilliant.
Googling for "9GB LUN" or "9GB Logical Disk" (the latter is probably the correct term) yields nothing.
What am I doing wrong?
"This Chinese Liquor is eggsellent, Mr Delegate. You were saying?"
"Thank you, Professor Brainbox, I can have you meet ladies eager to make knowledge of scientist of yours caliber later on. But pray tell, what ARE you working on currently EXACTLY?"
[Totally deadening infodump on blue-sky research omitted due to overabundance of integral signs]
Yes, sounds like a plan.
How come Israel is never on the receiving end of such shenanigans? Don't bother answering.
Jiang was accused of espionage by Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) – the same lawmaker who helped to put the new rules on China and its nationals on the books – after he had been tipped off by a NASA whistleblower.
I guess that's one of the few whistleblowers the O'bomba doesn't go after with the full might of the NSA and the modern terrorist-hunting lawfare arsenal.
But this is probably the final spark that will transform Belgium into a repeat performance of Yugoslavia.
BEWARE OF UNEXPECTED SYMMETRY BREAKING!
That the Weinberg-Salam model allows you to make correct predictions regarding basically the last "needed" particle (in particular, that guessing at "Lagrangians".and applying ideas from solid matter physics to the vacuum works). And this for totally mysterious reasons.
Gravitation does not enter the picture, that's still "out there", waiting to be unified-in.
Another issue with today’s choice is that if you do want to emphasize a model of scientific research where advances come from a specific “great man” theorist, in this case they’ve left out the greatest one involved. The specific model tested at the LHC was not that of Englert and Higgs, but the one that Weinberg and Salam already got a prize for. The new prize is for the general mechanism, but this is something that was first understood by Philip Anderson a couple years before Englert and Higgs. For some details of the history, see here. The argument is often made that Anderson’s model was not relativistic, but this is a phenomenon for which relativity is not relevant, something which Anderson understood.
All of the above is recommended read.
> heads would explode, probably not a good idea
Ah no. Sadly no... the bullshit bingo says....
"A project of this magnitude requires stringent management, oversight, and testing before the government accepts any building."
"American parts. Russian parts. All made in Taiwan."
Does anyone remember the two guys from MIT in "War Games" that David met while looking for the passwords to WOPR?
AngerCoffee will keep you alive. Fury will kill you.
That and passive-aggressive behaviour.
> This will confuse out brethren from across the pond.
Just stop being such a faggot. They will get it.
In extremis the can watch the excellent cross-pond translation effort "The 51st state":
Hands pack of cigs to Amurrican:
This or crazy jihadi head-cutting / pancreas-eating hordes, what do you prefer?
Pillar one: Science without results is just witchcraft.
Pillar two: Get results or you're fired.
Pillar three: if you suspect a coworker of bein' a witch, report them immediately. I cannot stress that enough. Witchcraft will not be tolerated.
[Cave Johnson, c.a. 1957]
Do Androids dream of electric trojan horses?
What's that? You want a black helicopter icon? Really, now. This is 2013.
How does this have anything to do with Goldman Sachs??
> facilitating the sale of drugs
I'm all for it. Of course, plain decriminalization would be even nicer but the grip of the "no fun allowed" and "keep the prices up" lobbies is too strong.
> And in doing so, encourage them to resist and oppose the slow and relentless commodification of the human being.
I think you might have missed the events in the Great Collectivist Societies of the 20th century?
> Who mentioned Nigeria?
Has Hawking already been in a Doctor Who episode?
Now known as "Plastic RobCop"
No donuts either.
The SEC has been in shutdown mode anyway lately.
(...since at least the 1990s)
> There's nothing wrong with Unicode's approach of mapping each character to a code point
Actually there is plenty of wrong with that. Because then you suddenly need the whole cartesian product of diacritics and the base characters.
The only one who I would trust to come up with a "good Unicode" would be Knuth.
Compare this with another ridiculous right-to-left vestige: the mathematical notation for function composition: f(g(x)), so cumbersome that mathematicians composing functions a lot (e.g., in category theory) adopt notation from programmers
I think you cannot into math.
It's written f∘g (x), with the ∘ generally being a bog-standard multiplication sign.
"Notation from programmers", indeed. Pchao.
I thought EBCDIC was a single permaproblem?
Yay for a non-continuous mapping of roman characters. About on the same level as the original PC design.
I thought all of those had been slash-and-burned by the advance of Stalin's army (and possibly the retreat of Hitler's, too) so why name them at all?
1) Someone with a harebrain down at marketing has a BRIGHT IDEA
2) Someone with a harebrain up at management thinks this is a GOOD IDEA
3) FUND IT (other features can wait)
> They have a system with one table database, two columns, max single record of 140 characters
Not at that volume, we don't.
And you would be surprised at the money that even a company housed in a shed can burn through.
As for the "5 people company". Do you really expect much happening in a 5 people company unless you outsource pretty much everything?
Women, the digital market and Europe's economy can all benefit from more females working in the IT sector within the EU, Brussels' unelected digital czar Neelie Kroes insisted today.
The whole of Europe could benefit if a mothership from Xargoz IV appeared in low earth orbit and proclaimed that it would hand over unbelievable technology to caring and liberal/progressive nations which have "free healthcare" and strong gun laws not to mention the foresight to worry about global warming and that treat their army of public employees well by giving them higher salaries than can ever be reached in the private sector.
But it ain't gonna happen.
Implying that you won't just swap those with the female version with added drama on top.
And, is that you Jake?
[Citation needed for killing random Jews Worldwide]
While Iran is not a do-gooder country (but still stays seriously below the rap sheet of "The West" in all respects, a fact for which quite a lot of our "leaders" should spend their lives in a supermax), the AMIA bombing has all the clarity of the finding that "Iran was working with Al Qaeda towards 9/11", i.e. something served up in fast food fashion for boobus americanus and his siblings. WIth mayonnaise on top.
Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman based his 2006 warrant for the arrest of top Iranian officials in the bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994 on the claims of representatives of the armed Iranian opposition Mujahedin E Khalq (MEK), the full text of the document reveals.
The central piece of evidence cited in Nisman’s original 900-page arrest warrant against seven senior Iranian leaders is an alleged Aug. 14, 1993 meeting of top Iranian leaders, including both Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and then president Hashemi Rafsanjani, at which Nisman claims the official decision was made to go ahead with the planning of the bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA).
But the document, recently available in English for the first time, shows that his only sources for the claim were representatives of the MEK or People’s Mujahideen of Iran. The MEK has an unsavory history of terrorist bombings against civilian targets in Iran, as well as of serving as an Iraq-based mercenary army for Saddam Hussein’s forces during the Iran-Iraq War.
Less than three weeks after that Iranian bid for negotiations, on March 17, 2002, a bomb blast destroyed the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 26 people. Argentina, the United States, and Israel have long maintained that Iran was responsible for both that bombing and the 1994 bombing of the AMIA headquarters.
But it seems unlikely that Iranian leaders would have ordered or knowingly supported any terror bombing in Buenos Aires just when they were concerned with nailing down an agreement to protect Iran's important interests in relations with Argentina.
The report goes on to present new information that also appears to rule out an Iranian role in the 1994 AMIA bombing. It confirms that Menem canceled the second and third nuclear technology contracts with Iran but not the first contract involving the low-enriched uranium.
Yeah... sounds like Israel quickly wants to make sure peace doesn't break out. That would be politically damaging to the little gnomic fascist in charge.