542 posts • joined 3 Sep 2012
would approve the
misuse of his name by Salesforce, as long as it is not a quantum computer :-).
It is the olde story
"There are three different kinds of
brains users, the one understands things unassisted, the other understands things when shown by others, the third understands neither alone nor with the explanations of others. The first kind is most excellent, the second is also excellent, but the third is useless." Niccolò Machiavelli, Il Principe (1513), Cap. XXI.
@ Tom Paine
I do find it rather amusing to see people with fully open Fb profiles getting dozens of birthday greetings from people they only know online...
Worse has happened. On 21 september 2012 a birthday party in Haren published on FB got out of hand. The police made 108 arrests. The damage was 843000 Euros. The mayor of Haren resigned on march 12 2013 after publication of the official report on the riots.
Re: Who will think about granny?
For our US readers: Water boards are since the 12th/13th century A.D. the elected (!) institutions responsible for regulation of waterlevels and maintenance of dikes.
Re: Who will think about granny?
For our US readers: Water boards are since the 11th/12th century A.D. the elected (!) institutions responsible for regulation of waterlevels and maintenance of dikes.
@Destroy All Monsters: The failed launch of a Long March 3 rocket on feb 14 1996 killed an estimated 500 subjects of the People's Republic of China ....
See also a chilling eyewitness report at http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/disaster-at-xichang-2873673/?no-ist
was good enough for the Pope and Desiderius Erasmus: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K (seldom), L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, V, X and (in Greek words only) Y and Z. XXIII letters.
BTW one of the early proposals for ASCII was to to restrict it to CAPITALS only, like Morse code.
Re: wrong hemisphere
As educated viewers will have noticed a significant number of rotating globes shown on TV and the internet are spinning in the wrong direction - i.e. with the Sun rising in the West. In that universe you may say that Melbourne, Victoria, Australia is at +37.813610, 144.963100. But it is still downunder.
Re: Are there clear pola-lenses?
Nope. Pola-lenses (polarisation filters) will always block one of the two (linear or circular) directions of polarisation. So the transmissing is at most 50% or your pola-glasses are fake.
Kilograms is mass, Newtons is weight. FTFY.
Re: the bell, book and candle routine.
The ancient Greeks burned sulphur (sulfur) to purify their temples. Much more effective than incense.
Re: Brrrrr spiders.
@TheProf: Spiders are at least as useful as predators as bees are as pollinators and (except a number of Australian species) quite harmless to human beings.
A Zebra spider (Salticus scenicus, a common jumping spider) will actually look back at you with blue eyes and red eyelashes, when you take a close look - so cute.
so carry in hazardous situations or when working alone a safety device like the NIROS TX 606. It is a battery operated radiotransmitter with a range of some 300m, communicating with an automatic telephone alarm system. The transmitter is activated when the device is not held upright, i.e. if the wearer falls, gets an incapacitating electrical shock, etc., unless a reset button is pressed. A very nice piece of antique hardware, containing three mercury switches.
At the other side of the globe ...
Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) has said that if the world would come to an end, he would go to the Netherlands, because there everything happened 50 years later.
However 46 years ago there was widespread protest against the general Dutch census to be held in 1971 fueled by privacy concerns, computer angst and memories of the Nazi occupation.
Presumably about 50lbs of shell and explosive, and 450lbs of false $100 banknotes
the best trick to beat a polygraph lie detector is to imagine the most vivid and sweaty sexual fantasies you can think of.
As an alternative you might fire a Switchblade ™ (at least in Afghanistan etc.). Works against drones as well as against local wedding parties.
Switchblade is designed to provide the warfighter with a man-portable, rapidly deployable, loitering munition for use against beyond-line-of-sight targets. This miniature intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and lethal platform can be operated manually or autonomously. Switchblade provides the operator with real-time video and GPS coordinates for information gathering, targeting or feature/object recognition.
* The vehicle's small size and quiet motor make it difficult to detect, recognize, and track even at very close range.
* Switchblade is fully scaleable and can be launched from a variety of air and ground platforms.
* 10 km radius of operation.
* 55 to 85 kts.
* Precision strike with very low collateral damage.
* Loitering munition.
* Effective against stationary and moving targets.
Re: It's funny
"Putin isn't immune: he's squirrelled billions away himself". Er, citation? Evidence of some kind?
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/apr/03/panama-papers-money-hidden-offshore An unprecedented leak of documents shows how this money has made members of Putin's close circle fabulously wealthy. Though the president's name does not appear in any of the records, the data reveals a pattern - his friends have earned millions from deals that seemingly could not have been secured without his patronage.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-capitalism-propertymanager-idUSKCN0WX1MU Last year, Reuters reported that Putin's daughter Tikhonova, who holds a senior position at Moscow State University, is personally advised by some of Putin's oldest friends. She is also married to Kirill Shamalov, son of billionaire Nikolai Shamalov, an associate of Putin's.
Baevsky has previously attracted little attention. His connection to Putin was uncovered by investigative journalist Roman Anin who was conducting research for the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an East European media network. Public records show that companies co-owned by Baevsky have benefited from state construction contracts worth at least 6 billion rubles ($89 million) in the past two years.
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/russia-capitalism-shamalov/ The man who married Putin's daughter and then made a fortune. The story of Kirill Shamalov, the celebration of his wedding to the Russian president's younger daughter, and the loan from a politically well-connected bank that helped make him a billionaire. Kirill Shamalov, son of an old friend of Vladimir Putin, was able to borrow about $1.3 billion via a new company wholly-owned by him.
Let's do the sums.
Fig. A8. gives World's energy production as ~5*1020J/yr without any reference. World Electricity Production from all energy sources for domestic and industrial use was in 2014 22433 TWh = 8*1019J/yr or 350 W per person (including those living on less than a dollar a day).
Ever heard about solar energy?
Re: Terrible fates
Most people die after drinking water for about 70 years.
Between five hundred thousand to two million cuneiform clay tablets survived the millennia because they were baked by (accidental) fire. There is plenty of room at the bottom as Feynman said to store a huge amount of data on clay-like material.
Mine is the one with the matchbox in the pocket.
The car is evolving from a horseless carriage to a driverless car with the intelligence of a horse.
Re: My God.
Article 13 of the Dutch law Wet wapens en munitie, 's-Gravenhage, 5 juli 1997 states: it is not allowed to make, transform, make for a third party, transfer, have available, carry, transport, import or export an object ... that in so far look like a weapon that it is fit for threat or extortion.
So in the Netherlands you can be arrested for the possession of a piece of soap that does not resemble an iPhone.
Yes, we can
LOL. Just Youtube adds simultaneously an estimated 18000 videos to be
Later developments of the Molotov cocktail
The early history was IMHO correctly described by Kmiettinen. In 1968, when students and laborers almost toppled the French government, an improved version was developed by adding a layer of suphuric acid to attack priceless marble. Finally there is supposed to be feminist Molotov cocktail where the glass bottle is replaced by a cola-can which makes it almost harmless.
reminds me of the film The Phantom of Liberty (Le Fantôme de la liberté, 1974) by Luis Buñuel which shows what happens when social eating becomes a taboo.
Re: July 29 .. ?
MS does not state "Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends July 29 2016".
See you in court.
Re: Bag of chips?
The Enfer of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France contains 2600 erotic and pornographic books dating from the 16th century to the present day. At an estimated weight of 800 g per tome this comes to 2 tonnes.
Keep playing with your punched cards, or your DVD for that matter. Old books smell better than punched cards.
Re: Every follower needs to pay USD $1 per month to charity
Every man, woman and child on the globe needs to pay USD $6.58 per month to fill the coffers of the Pentagon.
Re: pieces of buttered toast
There is no need to experiment with buttered toast. If the toast would land on the buttered side, it confirms Murphy's Law. However if the toast would land with the buttered side up, that only confirms that Murphy's Law holds for this kind of experiment. QED.
It is left to the reader to proof that this is a fallacy.
just checked LiN:
found 2 posts.
1) Open Sourcing Photon ML LinkedIn's Scalable Machine Learning Library for Spark. Machine learning is a key component of LinkedIn's relevance-driven products. We use machine learning to train the ranking algorithms for our feed, advertising, recommender systems (such as People You May Know), email optimization, search engines, and more.
2) "registreer je voor het webinar met kenner Yorick Dokter" sponsored by Microsoft Nederland (never saw this s** before).
Give me the cat for ten minutes and the hammer and I will sort the whole quantem super position thingy out in one swift blow.
Not so fast: Heisenberg's uncertainty principle states that you can not control with certainty the momentum and position of the hammer in one blow.
You can NOT peer through the ALMA telescope.
ALMA consists of 66 mirrors of 8.2 meter diameter working as one interferometer at (sub)millimeter wavelengths. The 66 heterodyne receivers operate at 4K (-269 °C). ALMA is located at the uninhabitable Chilian Atacama desert at 5000 meters above sealevel. The operations Support Facility (OSF) where the primary observations are done, is located at 2,900 meters.
Why does an Android keyboard need to see your camera and log files – and why does it phone home to China?
Re: Complicated permissions system + humans != security
But they're as likely to do it as the pope is likely to convert to islam. Pope Sylvester II came close to that after his visit to Córdoba.
Re: Stronger than steel...
Hopefully they do not rely on the same contractor as the first high-speed fiberlink laid in Belgium - on the cheap. No watertight couplings were used to save time & money. That is, until they had to start digging when the first rain came.
Re: Fly agaric..
Sven Moeschlin's, Klinik und Therapie der Vergiftungen states that deadly poisoning by Amanita Muscaria is exceptional (2% according to Habersaat).
However consumption of reheated leftovers of edable mushrooms, even if stored in a refrigidator can be very dangerous. Prepared mushroom dishes contain enough protein to be a good breeding ground for bacteria.
Before modern times people had a very limited knowledge of foodpoisoning. Many cases, like the death of Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI) in 1503, which were attributed to deliberate poisoning, were probably a case of foodpoisoning.
Re: How did they manage to carve granite
The Egyptians used diorite for pounders to work hard stones like granite and quartzite. Diorite is a crystalline, granular rock consisting essentially of the minerals plagioclase felspar (white) and hornblende or augite (black or dark green); it may be either fine- or coarse-grained.
Making Classical Art, Process & Practice, © Roger Ling, 2000. Page 19.
0 - 100mph in four seconds
For freight transport? I would not put all my eggs in thát basket.