Re: indicated that the OU was a refuge for the incompetent,
I think you are very likely over-generalizing on the basis of your particular experience.
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I think you are very likely over-generalizing on the basis of your particular experience.
I'd put it the other way around - a black hole is some interesting gravitational effects - notably an event horizon - usually generated by a large super-dense mass
The (known/accepted) laws of physics work just fine past the horizon, but don't work near the central singularity because it's (errr) too singular; and we don't know how to modify or replace those laws in such extreme situations.
In fact, if you pick the right coordinates (i.e. Kruskal–Szekeres) you can see that nothing very interesting happens to the spacetime metric at the event horizon, even if the horizon looks somewhat remarkable from further away.
at its speed of atmospheric entry, I think it would just burn up regardless.
ah, zoomed in inside the hexagon, then.
... and not the north pole, because that's where the Allen keys fit.
... don't forget that Cassini will start pining for the fjords later today.
A full scale nuclear war would put enough particulates in the atmosphere to create a devastating nuclear winter, and even a small nuclear war would be bad enough . Does that count as "climate changing"?
If only there were thousands of specialized scientists, all over the world, studying the multifarious aspects of climate and how we might be affecting it. Dammit, where are they all? And why do they never get around to publishing any results, or organizing the production of some sort of summary that we might understand?
Even if their results were not conclusive enough for everyone, they could, I suppose, make some sort of prediction that we could use as a guideline. Maybe we could crowdfund some support to help out?
What's the energy content of a "standard" English breakfast? :-)
... are probably just a theoretical physicist, where setting c=1 is entirely legitimate and frequently the most convenient thing to do.
This is distinct from various preliminary "back of the envelope" scrawlings where you might also have 1=c=hbar=pi=e=2=-1 :-)
Indeed so. But when all sides are respectful and professional, it is likely to make for a terribly dull "on call" column. So it's (also) what happens when one side or the other cracks that counts - in on-call, and in real life.
File Transfer Transferring Protocol? First To The Post? Er...
"Student Web Pages:
Please note that materials published in the links below are provided by the individuals listed and are not official documents of University of Hartford. The University of Hartford is not responsible for the contents of these pages. "
... and rather well presented, also.
Strictly, voltages are (differences) measured *between* things, not on them. The relevant electrical property on the cup would have been a charge (measured in Coulombs). (Edit: hmm, I suppose you might e.g. also measure the electrical field near the cup surface, but that's volts/meter...)
Do we need a Reg unit of charge? On the basis of the comments here, we could either go with the cup thing, or something about nylon dresses.
The Day the Dinosaurs Died:
Your sentence is the wrong way around. The data is (would be) that 1% of the population have been tested and came back positive, which means that ... <insert deduction about infection rates here>
Let this be a lesson to all you humans out there - if you try to read up on any of the rules for your next activity of choice, no matter how well you perform, we will be able to claim that the rules-reading means you are not "Intelligent" but just "Learning".
ah - they are three-state pigeons - on Ground, on Wire, Elsewhere/Car.
Theatregoers passing by on the ground cause pigeons to transition between Ground and Wire
IT bloke looking at wire causes them to transition from Wire to Elsewhere/Car
IT bloke no-longer looking at wire means they return from Elsewhere/Car to sit on Wire
Presumably if left alone long enough, the pigeons will undergo a spontaneous return to their Ground state; the Wire state being only metastable.
Do you really need that many copies of the stack?
nb: languages may differ in their implementation
Hmm... does rule 2.3 refer to *where* the money is paid to, or *who* he money is paid to? Oh, I see it's both.
But could he nominate (eg) a UK charity to receive his prize as a donation?
If it's any use to you, I just did a search on for Web of Science:
You searched for: TOPIC: (topsoil) AND TOPIC: (climate)
Not a colossal number of hits, but at least it's not completely neglected. And perhaps other keywords would be more research-appropriate, and get more hits.
And then, this:
E^2 = p^2 c^ + m^2 c^4
and you might be on to something... (but unfortunately not a gravitational something)
It's nice to be indispensable, because it means you can easily stand up to such tactics. However, there are lots of less-indispensable workers who might well find that a refusal to take the cut would result in termination. They have to make a more difficult judgement call, make a choice, and hope. Taking (only) a 10% hit, and then hoping to later jump ship might look like the best option.
Since phones these days are qute smart, maybe someone should invent a protocol so that your phone gets to play its own(ers) preferred on-hold music/ radio play/ news reports/ whatever while waiting.
Also, maybe there's a new ElReg colum here - not "On Call", but "On Hold" :-)
Some devices already have buttons to re/connect to the wifi. It might be easier to set (eg) a double-press to allow net-based admin login access for the next 15 minutes, which would cut down the attack window by a considerable fraction. Many users should easily understand "double-click for admin"; whereas many (most?) clearly cannot be bothered with password changing, and mandating stuff will not change that.
Not perfect, but might be more consumer friendly than mandatory ban-hammers. Comments?
If true, I might guess it was because his damaged hearing had been rendered incompatible with the compression tricks of MP3 (which are only designed for normal hearing).
Consider the surface of a ball (note the surface only, not the volume contained within it).
Q1) Whereabouts on that surface would (or could) you put a marker that says "centre"?
Q2) Would everyone agree about the location of that central point?
 Probably not. Why should they?
FWIW, I read an obituary in the Guardian (iirc), and a search on "bob taylor" + obit suggests other mainstream news sources also carried them.
AJ is correct, although here they are claiming a hydrodynamic version of the effect; but there seem to be a fair number of (admittedly unsurprising) approximations to get to the hydrodynamic model, so perhaps "hydrodynamic-like" version might be a better phrase.
This is essentially a dynamic effect: i.e. if you wobble the condensate in the right way it reacts as if it has negative mass - but given a long continuous push, it will not. In fact very mearly all "negative" mass/poisson-ratio/ permittivity/ refractive-index/ etc claims are of this dynamic type.
A 60kW laser hitting a drone covered with 98% reflectivity mirrors would still heat the target at a rate of 1.2kW. That still might be enough to adversely affect the drone.
You do know we only want the grants so we can do more physics, don't you.
Presumably this will be sort of a first-pass over cctv evidence: any obvious guns will be found quickly by the system, and those sections checked straight away; and if necessary the whole tape could be looked by eye as presently.
Presumably you just add a correction, which would superceed (but not delete) the bad info...
Actually, it's designed to burn hydrocarbons, the fact that we mostly get those hydrocarbons from fossil sources is a side issue.
Note that the single phase meters tested showed "no deviation beyond the specification could be observed; no influence of interference due to interfering or distorted voltage, and no influence caused by interfering currents were observed"
It's like a conspiracy, I tell you.
Laying people off need not be expensive, if you've been careful to not offer more than the statutory minimum redundancy payment. Presumably IBM do pay more, however.
 other adjectives may apply.
Shocking - abandoned in a drawer!?
I still use my SL5500 as an alarm clock (I like the little chirp noise, and I can use the calendar to set as many weird waking up time as I like, eg a whole weeks worth of different times at one sitting).
Also I installed Opie on my Yoga for an awsome Giant Zaurus Experience.
 May not be as awesome as all that, and probably not worth the time spent on source-tweakage necessary to get it to build given all the bitrot, but anyway...
You should have got off at Canada Water, especially given its less than a 5min walk from Rotherhithe station anyway. Nice big ticket hall, some seats, cafe was probably open, and the adjacent shiny library opens at 8, I think.
I don't have quite thirty years yet, but I do have a PhD, and I keep an eye on the rss feeds for several electromagnetism-related wikipedia pages. Mostly the changes are benign, or random vandalism which is reverted by bot, or dealt with by somebody else, so the net workload is almost vanishingly small, ... unless I have a burst of enthusiasm for improving something.
However, I dare say it might be different if I were to take an interest in more controversial subjects.
At last, a verifiable use-case for Windows 10!
Mind you, it might a have telemeter-ed the metadata to Redmond first... :-)
they should just award one party ".africa", and the other ".african", chosen by lottery; and let all the enthusiastic africa/n web users chose which they prefer.
And isn't reported in Australia because it gets blamed on bushfires instead. :-)
Well of course they are - just divide the GSL by the speed of light c to convert to time.
Having spent quite a lot of time in science buildings over the years (mostly physics ones), I can testify (IME) to the slightly-grim corridor-heavy scruffiness of almost all of them; although occasionally you get lucky and might get a brief period of generic 90's office, or a superficial refurb where they paint the walls white, add a few extra lights, and change the floor covering. In general, some evidence that the architect actually thought people might be working there at some point would be nice, although slightly more reliable-than-average lifts are also appreciated.
Well, when I bought mine, I tried reading the little instruction booklet which came with it.
IIRC, height & proximity to the likely source seemed to be the important factor.
Or, "any sufficiently primitive Magic is indistinguishable from Technology".
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