Our present day view is that the industrial revolution was already 40 by the time Jérôme-Adolphe Blanqui was born. History is a moving target.
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Pesky base 60 trigonometry is not Babylonian?
Glad to know that the minutes and seconds stuff was invented by those decadent Greeks. Did Babylonian kids memorise the base sixty multiplication table?
Re: What this implies
The camels bringing him back 2700 years ago at best.
Asimov books were strange, he first implemented abstract laws then decided to show cases were it failed. Sometimes it failed differently on the next iteration for added storytelling. Where a less intelligent person would have ditched the idea from start.
Re: I wonders whether rooms 1738, 1740, 1742 and 1744 will be booked...
Trying to imagine food underground: Mushrooms, meat and eggs from protected species, dogs, humans ... ? Maybe there is a reason those people stay out of the US.
Re: Dane Geld
Didn't Downing street throw civil rights activist out of helicopters back then, you can believe in peace, tolerance, democracy, just not too loud. Tinfoil hat jokes are sometimes just a cover up.
Re: Old rule of the British upper classes.
The upper class rule is always be in for more.
In series they always refer to the arrest database rather than to condemnation data. It's always weird to see someone described by his arrest record. I know that freedom of speech doesn't apply to me and can get me arrested the moment I enter the US.
Now in some cases the complaints record could be significant (bill Cosby) where arrests and condemnations are blank.
It's based on the Wizard of Oz: A scarecrow, a lion, a tin man, a dog, a wizard, the good witch and the black wicked witch.
It was standard. Here people fighting in or for a foreign country lost their nationality. It's not allowed anymore on an international level, so we keep sponsoring fighting now. And as long as our next neighbor has not his huge armies massed at the border waiting for an excuse, it's not really a problem anymore.
It's about money right? Nothing technical to those updates it's just a way to implement a Microsoft tax.
Already today, for a small company updating computers make 50%+ of the money go to Microsoft. But people could wait 7 years to do that, not anymore.
Throwing the first lego stone
In need of new units here, how many lego fails in one smug?
Re: Military-industrial 101
Unibody is American through Joseph Ledwinka (Austrian) Citroen went to them for its Traction (1934).
Trademarks are for large companies not regional dishes. I guess it is possible to get the trademark or a patent on a regional product.
Here we serve steak tartar as 'steak américain'
Still surviving on a starving Opera 12 this could be good news.
Re: And the prixe for
It is an article about the future of internet. Beer has no future (once poured in a glass).
Re: There... completed the assignment and used them all.
If I remember it right archaeologists claim that the Hebrews are the Philistines with the Late Bronze Age collapse in between them.
Re: Muscle, not fat
Post 1989 overweight is not pre 1989 overweight. In older days there was fat and healthy, not anymore. Healthy and anorexic on the other hand (was 20 is now 18,5) is the new standard.
Big as a whale shark?
Nearly as big as a whale shark, but a lot smaller than some whales And yes mini 'combat' submarines are still smaller.
One of the first great computers is the chess playing mechanical turk. Smoke and mirrors, but at the same time more real than Babbage (collectible) industrial garbage.
This kind of books is a modern form of religious litterature, with creational myths and his pantheon of deities-saints to be explained and quoted to the believers.
The commission needs to be created out of sunshine and fresh air (and something with an unicorn I don't remember), ensuring it's absolute independence
The sun is just falling apart to form two separate stars. The filament story is just for the panick prone.
Of course they still need hundreds of trucks to bring the malt in and the ... trub out.
Predicting the past
Boffins predicting yesterdays good enough schemes
Oh mine, there is even a difference between what I say and what I do.
As for Hermione, I mostly read her as Herman and Harry Potter was Harriette, just to check the equalities (it sometimes helps with some authors)
She earned fortune and fame representing a not so nice-friendly person, and now she proposes everyone should to be nice? Come on Hermione, cool down, you signed that 'be nice' paper, did you?
Re: Why does the Moon have gravity?
"All physical bodies with mass exert a gravitational effect on everything".
We are talking about a simulator implementing a pure Newtonian universe (making abstraction of Newton's view of photons etc.) So no gravity effects on light, scores, lives ...
Fight it out
Allen has the best lawyers, but the faundation still has tanks.
Re: what i would like to know
Are the new scans not from Boltzmann but from ORBit?
Iraq: 500000 to 1000000+ deaths up and counting. Oh, and some harsh word exchanges on the social media.
I wish life was always that simple
Take regular news, just add [Satire] et voila!
Hello there and goodbyes here
Stumbled on this paranoiacs cave, no social accounts either, but common every decent human I know has one.
Combined words with uppercase are so safe where in lowercase are just weak and just remember replace e with 3 and i with 1 to make it much stronger
London, is that the new name for Tortuga?
Came after the HP-25, so?
Re: "by being the first to get there"
Guernica? We are talking Picasso here, it´s stolen of course, from Rubens in this case.
Re: Oh noes...
I have only seen the first, episode whatever, and went back to Valérian after that.
It's more painful to Microsoft than Apple I think as Apple does not aim to anything other than the premium market.
"lead-lined boxes" the lead is against superman x-ray vision, whatever that is
Good idea, and in the meantime Android on a Microsoft-Nokia. Please?
So now I can see a Bieber clip and share with likeminded the joy, where others would only see the echoes of their private hell.
Re: Back of the envelope calculation
A good way to kill yourself was to pressurize a car tire to 10 bar and look at what happens when the tire explodes.
Does Google pay a license for this?
Re: First political dissident
This is a post 1986 remark, the American history is a blank slate. Job well done.
Wait until the preliminary selection:
Test 1 basics: Stay on a rock somewhere in the pacific for 19 (maybe 30) months with a very limited supply of food, water and booze and a gun with one bullet. Most scammers will chicken out.
Test 2 ....
Re: For $2.49
That's also why I don't drink beer unless it's 50 cents the pint
What's wrong with looking for chubby .... wait .... oh
Re: Don't believe everything you read
No, he believes everything he writes, just not this one.
Re: One major disadvantage robots have over humans:
I am not certain, the moment the robots come up with more armor than a human, say 30kg*3 and more firepower a M2 (not a puny M60 like Rambo) people may think twice.