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Or just maybe...
The universe is much bigger than we think...
There was as much matter as antimatter...
Local inhomogeneities in the matter/anti mix persisted through the expansionary (inflationary?) epoch...
We live in an expanded region with an abundance of matter...
There are other regions that have an abundance of antimatter...
Globally the universe is in balance qua matter & antimatter...
Where's my Nobel, heehee?
Wolves that shoot ultraviolet rays from their eyeballs!
@ Andy Fletcher
"I'm literally angry with rage..."
Don't be that way. Be angry, or be enraged. Rage is just extreme anger. If you are enraged then you certainly are angry.
Some of my co-workers are wont to say that a piece of software or hardware is "raging" them. Strangely the never claim to be "raged" when in that condition.
The correct words are "enraging" and "enraged".
I hope this tech quickly becomes a standard as cheap as gigabit ethernet - the process to fab it seems amenable.
Sadly I expect it will be withheld at the high end of the market, kept very expensive.
100Gb/s office and home networking would be game changing.
Whither desktop chip news? I want to know if my socket 2011 board is effectively EOL or if new S2011 CPUs will be coming.
Q: What do you say to a B.A.?
A: I'll have fries with that.
Q: What do you say to an M.A.?
A: Fill it up with unleaded.
Q: What do you say to a B.Com.?
A: Put me on the no-call list.
Re: Cynicism about Blackberry
Apple gave the 'opinion leaders' free tat. BB did not. Result predictable.
It would be good if Ubuntu made the TCP/IP comms params for the search queries sent to 3rd parties easy to block on outbound chain in ipchains or external firewall.
Perhaps always send the query from specific local port which then could be blocked outbound.
Perhaps salt the packets with specific & disclosed value in the unused bits between LEN and FLAGS in the TCP header.
This matters at the least because a business using Ubuntu on desktops could leak information if users turn the 3rd party search feature on. Network/security staff could block the traffic at firewalls.
It's partial pressure that drives diffusion, not net air pressure. The helium pressure within the drive would be vastly higher that outside, as normal air contains virtually no helium.
This article is flamebait, you wankers!
Re: Why the apostrophe?
* qua wildcard would turn nauts into the set af all things that end in 'naut'.
I think we have no argonauts in space.
Re: not safe at all, but....
That would be very neat. Then the ball eventually hits a wall and sticks, you would have a wall of fish!
Re: back in favor
You must keep in mind when reading 'research' that scientists' decisions about research topics are driven in large part by fashion: popular topics get research grants; papers on popular topics get read and can lead to advancement.
In an effort like the one described here, attempting to explaining how evolution produces the results described, where the model contains only a subset of influences and is somewhat biased toward a certain result in any case, one must take the researchers with a large grain of salt.
Most 'soft science' is mostly conjecture.
Like most "evolutionary" explanations, I find this one tenuous.
Just as easy a bit of off the cuff logic: if the females were to die at menopause that would leave more food available for child-rearing females to feed to their offspring. Thus early female mortality can be construed as a leading to better grandchild survival - we *should* be seeing females with dramatically shorter lifespans than we do see.
The vaunted weakly interacting dark matter ought not interfere with EM radiation from these supposed stars, thus the model proposed for shrouded starts is either wrong, or the WIMP model of dark matter is wrong.
Toronto city is investigating pumping cold water from the bottom of Lake Ontario to use in cooling office towers. Problem with that and this scheme is the turnover in deep lakes is not very fast. It is quite possible that in 20 years all T.O or the Swiss will have is warm lakes.
Re: Bono Related Charity?
WTF is RED?
Apple will sue.
Re: Language, language!
Whereas if the rover trundled across some named substance of no particular or important location one does not say it trundled across the substance, but rather across substance or some substance.
To wit: the martians managed, when no one was looking, to place oil in the rover's way to make it's tyres slippery.
NASA spokesperson would say: "The rover trundled across oil and now it's tyres are very slippery", or perhaps "The rover trundled across some oil and now it's tyres are very slippery".
Spokesperson would not say "The rover trundled across the oil and now it's tyres are very slippery", as that implies NASA knows where the oil is. Further one might then ask NASA if this is the Black Oil of X Files fame and if so when will it arrive here? NASA, and indeed the entire USA gov't, are deeply commited to denying the existence of black oil.
Re: I hope JPL uploaded some more audio
Their chief Photoshop Scientist is on days off.
This robot was built to rove...
At 72 to 120-odd feet per day I say it was made to crawl.
I thought an SUV sized nuclear powered rover would cruise at minimum 100KM/h.
Cart before the horse
Democracy is a prerequisite for a functioning capitalist economy.
Capitalism is not a prereq for democracy.
Michael Franti reported from outside the green zone.
I'll stand an M$ Fone that you've not been to Iraq since the invasion!
This is not worthy of a patent.
Also @ King Zongo
My Windows sysadmin friends tell me that with every new release of Windows, of Exchange, of SQL Server their Powershell scripts break because the new release exports new & different COM/COM+/DCOM interfaces.
If UNIX (Linux, *BSD, what have you) broke BASH scripts with every major kernel release, well, I suppose you would see a lot of hate leveled at *NIX. But such breakage in *NIX-land has not happened...
Microsoft new Windows release strategy:
1. Rename all the APIs and SDKs.
2. Rename all the control panels.
3. On the server end: everything that was a control panel is now a plugin: everything that was a plugin is now a control panel.
4. Make all the management windows fill a percentage of area of screen area in proportion to recieved bribes from the various LCD panel makers.
5. Submit a suite of minor changes to an unimportant network protocol to the IETF as a proposed standard.
6. Roll out Embrace-Extend-Extinguish response to the (5) from the last rondo.
7. Obsolete all the previous the MS certifications, raise price on new ones (gotta know where M$ moved all the buttons!)
Yes M$ makes a decent app server OS. But it insists on re-obscuring & re-obfuscating reliable old stuff that Windows has done well for 20 years on every new release. Why? I can only conclude, after 20 years in the biz, that M$ believes it's bread is buttered by a constant stream of new sysadmins and old ones that must pay for the MS cert piece of paper.
Whereas once you know NFS or POSIX threads, well, you know NFS or POSIX threads. People who've been around a while know a snow job when they see it. MS does a snow job every release - it gets tired and obvious after a while and that pisses people off. That's not hate, brother, that's anger. There's a difference.
Re: So far, so Roosevelt
"Ridiculous. The apex of insanity is when you wreck the economy with cheap money, pump in more money to paper over the cracks, have a gigantic debt hole..."
Agree. I just don't understand why inflation has not yet set in after the past two presidents basically just printed about two trillion dollars.
Re: done way more for Free Software than you probably ever will
Obviously you are using Emacs and have forgotten the command codes!
Re: Torvalds is turning out to be
I disagree with your opinion not out of an adherence to orthodoxy, but because Stallman started and guided GNU. Without GNU we would not have open source. I care not if he is sometimes opinionated, I prefer not to throw stones.
If I have to write code to extend a desktop GUI so that it can do normal things like 'Shutdown' then I must conclude that the GUI is incomplete or ill-designed.
It's worth knowing that KDE3.5 is still available for OpenSuSE thru 12.1, and supported by same.
I don't know if KDE 3.5 had API instability that you describe: I never coded GUIs using KDE. However 3.5 is at least functional and it predates all the semantic desktop crap infecting KDE4.x.
Be very afraid!
Lewis Page assured me that this is much more dangerous than melted-down fission power reactor cores!
The graphic at the top of 2nd page should have had a prophylactic amongst the manuals and diagrams.
Re: The Obumbler didn't make that promise.
Obama had to find prisons, thus state gov'ts, that would accept the Gitmo prisoners.
Nobody was willing to accept them.
Obama cannot force a state governor in this matter. So he could do nothing.
John Leyden was probably trolling, you twits!
Thanks Pixar! I have never been able to write up a decent code to do this, now I don't have to.
Apple computer you say?
Saint Jobs' $2.5B computer.
"It just works" hahahahaha
I will only buy it
if it comes pre-equipped with a minigun and dual side-mounted pulsed plasma rifles in the 50MW range.
24 hour refractory period? Not impressed.
MS is plainly advocating terrorism: just look at the guy on the http://www.generationapp.com/ page.
M$, Gnome 3, Ubuntu's version, etc, etc, etc.
What works well on a 4.5 to 6 inch TOUCH screen makes no sense on a 12+ inch NON-TOUCH screen.
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