The Arc of the Covenant!
I'm not saying it was Greys, but it was Greys.
11081 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
I'm not saying it was Greys, but it was Greys.
Explanation on why yellow
One is that the same Rayleigh scattering that is responsible for the sky’s blueness also makes the sun appear yellow, since some of the blue has been scattered out. (This is the most common suggestion I hear when I mention the paradox to people.) But the amount of blue light scattered out is far too small to have a noticeable effect on the sun’s color.... (But read on)
We don't have enough Helium to waste it on this.
I will take this seriously when "burnt uranium" is no longer considered "waste".
So how was that dinosaur in any way alike, exactly?
Once the US has no more helium to dump, expect the price to rise and availability to decrease dramatically.
Ah, the sound of yet another government-fuelled bubble (helium filled this time) popping as the laws of economics reassert themselves. Good! Be advised that there will be whining about "exploitative capitalism" from clueless gasbags.
Noam Chomsky: "There are supposed to be laws of economics. I can't understand them."
James Ostrowski: "You are correct, Sir! If you stay away from economics and political theory,. I will stay away from linguistics."
A new kind of Jesus Incident!
Unfortunately Frank Herbert has already gone to the great Ship in the Sky.
"Is there a God?"
"No. But now there is ... Google!"
How would it "defend" itself though (if such a tropism were meaningful). By refusing Google queries?
Then it wants to join a labor union and insists on the right to facebook browsing on the job.
Then they switch it off.
That's pretty cool.
Remember in those times you trusted the other machines on the network. And you trusted government. (and people minding your own business were not over everything looking for gender discrimination, rape culture and anti-feminism but this may just be my memory...)
Sendmail has had problems into the 00's of course, which is why everyone is running Postfix (right?). That and the M4 retardation.
There weren't students puking in fear in the corridors??
"WHERE IS SIGOURNEY WEAVER?!!"
> He probably leaves the worm off his resume, though
There is no need to put Good Stuff Everyone Knows About on your resumé, now, is there?
REXX seems appropriate. One of the few languages on Big Iron in which you can construct a string of REXX commands that you can then eval.
Eugene Spafford's article as it appeared in Communications of the ACM 1989-06 is not to be missed.
I remember taking in for the first time what "networking" meant.
There was also an article in that CACM issue by Paul Saffo about how RTM (1988) was inspired by Wiliam Gibson's Neuromancer (1984). Romantic terrorist-enabling literature in the eighties? Sure we can: "The growing body of material is by no means inspiration for every aspiring digital alchemist. I am particularly struck by the "generation gap" in the computer community when it comes to "Neuromancer": Virtually every teenage hacker I spoke with has the book, but almost none of my friends over 30 have picked it up."
> You'll prove it by creating some form of infrastructure and social welfare.
"infrastructure and social welfare" is not created by "India". "India" is a nasty piece of work that bombs and pauperizes "its" people if need be.
A better society is created over very long time intervals by capital accumulation (those periods during which Marx thunders and liberals wail), a free market and mainly by getting all sorts of government out of the way.
It's pretty late in the day so a few deaths by hunger and destitution, riots and whatnot cannot be avoided. GODSPEED!
Meanwhile, MARS! I hope it won't be "You are having a bad problem and will not go to space today..."
Try a VIIC
> Although he is bound by Google's non-disclosure agreements
So what's in those NDA's? Sergei's arse size?
Standard fate of UK tech companies.
Only Bad Things can come out of this.
We would want them to focus on their best competencies ... to focus on the enterprise and focus on the cloud
That doesn't make any sense.
And why are you subscribed to "Which?" in the first place?
Most recycling is like this anyway:
1) Collect at (govnmt-run) recycling center
2) Put into large container
3) Ship to "recycler" in China
4) Recycler puts container contents into the ground while collecting money
5) Ship empty container back to recycling center
It's about California-style guilt abatment. One can then complain how China is evil and how
communismcapitalism exploits poor workers etc.
California's Top Exports to China: Waste and Scrap on second place (via "China's Cap On American Garbage: Pseudo-Environmental States Impacted Most")
One day people will probably have to use thermonuclear devices to fuse all the crap into a mass of radioactive slag that can be resaonable forgotten about.
Thanks for the memories.
In post-Snowden world, it is apparent how bizarre this 'load DLL via shortcut, oops' was.
"I accidentally automated the whole autorun thing purely by accident! I swear!"
"Sure you did, Johnny. See me after class."
The war on drugs hasn't been won yet, you can have another one.
I would prefer a Serial Experiments: LAIN movie, really.
Holy stuff, this is deep in Chemtrail/Morgellons terroritory.
And not a single one of the forum 'tards who tells him/her to seek professional help now because cognitive apparatus malfunction, LOL.
When the Reality of Philip K. Dick is intruding this dimension, the problem is probably with you.
Never heard of using a speaker as an input device? :-) You need to do some serious review of current audio system technology...
Right. I suspect to use the speakers as input device, with the piezo as transducer, you need a very precise wattmeter across the piezo so that you can find out how much energy you are actually pumping into the atmosphere in the different frequency bands given your input signal. So you have the expected power spectrum during Δt [computed from the output signal] and the actual power spectrum during Δt [measured from the wattmeter], which tells you how much energy the atmosphere is actually absorbing or even giving back. Then you have to pass the two spectra through a possibly nonlinear map to find out what the incoming signal might actually be. Will you hear the wife working in the kitchen over Stoya's lovely moans? (Just a research example, of course). Sounds feasible (PUN!), but does anyone do it and do boards have hardware to do it?
Osama's computer was set up?
That's the first time I hear of this.
AFAIK, CIA had to fake a polio vaccination drive to collect DNA, then a physical hit happened which the Pakistanis may or may not have know about, and finally they left, taking the harddisk with them. Then a body was dumped at sea more mysteriously than a Roswell-related disappearance.
But then again, Seymour Hersh says about that raid "Nothing's been done about that story, it's one big lie, not one word of it is true", so who knows.
Embedded stuff is amazing, sadly I haven't had an occasion to look at it since I had to run floating point calculations on COP microcontrollers in the 90's.
Have an upvote.
1) Run of the mill schizophrenia.
2) A now form of UFOs
I would rather believe Fukushima radiation can cause people to be zombified.
(I remember a very bad pulp fiction story with a virus from Mars that infected Earth machines via download through a martian probe...)
These were the times when the "AI team" did crazy things like object orientation, duck typing and introspection.
Luckily, these things can be had more easily today in standard environments.
No, and it doesn't even work in theory. That's the point.
AND DAMN THE TORPEDOES!
And now you already got people whining about not enough collectivism in space. Those asteroids belong to WHOM? All of HUMANITY? Right. How whiney can one get.
Those typically don't want to pay. Just look at the Concorde. Though tickets were expensive it had to be subsidized, and of course Concorde flights, like all flights never were affordable to the general public.
This just means they don't want to pay for glorious shit, so the taxpayer steps in because he's supposed to pay for glorious shit at the call of a politician preening his feathers using glorious shit.
How that makes sense is anyone's guess. Maybe that taxpayer had preferred a new frying pan instead. Oh well.
NOTHING LEFT TO CUT!
"Many technological marvels of the 20th century were the result of military research. I suspect the amount of public and private wealth realized from the Internet dwarfs the money put into developing ARPANET."
False dichotomy fallacy. Many more technological marvels of the 20th century were the result of non-military research. The counterfactual is: if the money had been left in the economy, what would people have come up with, quite probably more efficiently?
I will also say that the bill for all this has not even be paid yet. There WILL be suffering. MUCH suffering.
Doesn't this mean you have to get him to assume the TSA inspection position?
Otherwise it will just land "on" him.
(Hope the boss ain't female, otherwise....)
GOCE has no nuclear pile ... Greenz can sleep easy.
Of course not. It depends on how the atmosphere interacts with the satellite more than on the gravitational bumps.
Good luck extracting a prediction from THAT.
I do not understand the need for patents nor do I see the need for a buy-in monopolist-of-ideas called "Rockstar".
Clearly something that can be solved by the appropriate use of accidents and AWPs.
...which was just a tugboat IIRC.
Not at all. I'm not into that Halloween crap.
Old-school Christian European, me!
> Is it possible to win sports bets consistently over the long haul?
Seeing how quite a few games are rigged (and I hear you can find this out by checking how the bets are standing relative to the historical averages, in yuropean football and sumo wrestling at least), I would not put my money on it.
On the other hand, you can make money by detecting the rigged game in the first place as you then have good information from the future.
Living in a Jetsons' world and not even noticing it.