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DOJ Announces New Methods For Reporting National Security Requests

Jonathunder Can't say "none" (117 comments)

I read the letter. The smallest "bands" that can be reported are zero through 250 for aggregate orders, or zero through 999 for more discrete types. In other words, the companies are not allowed to say there were none; instead they have to say between 0 and x.

about 10 months ago
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How Do You Move a City?

Jonathunder Re:Chinese (172 comments)

Or ask Hibbing, Minnesota. From 1919 to 1921, the entire city moved about two miles to make way for what became the largest open-pit iron mine in the world.

about a year ago
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First Survey of Commercially Viable Asteroids Estimates Only 10 Are Worth Mining

Jonathunder Like any mountain range (265 comments)

If you think of asteroids as widely scattered mountains scattered through the solar system, they are going to vary as mountains do on Earth. Most are heaps of ordinary rock and ice. Some have more minerals, some less. A very few might have a lot of resources. But even the richest asteroid is very hard to get to compared to any mountain on Earth.

about a year ago
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Wikipedia's Lamest Edit Wars

Jonathunder Re:Aluminium (219 comments)

Just thinking about those pages and pages of arguments about including that little silent "h" makes my yog hurt.

about a year ago
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Re: Daylight Saving Time, I would most like

Jonathunder Compromise (462 comments)

An uncle of mine told me about his first meeting with my great-grandfather, decades ago. He noticed all the clocks in the old man's house were off, by exactly half an hour, so he asked about it. "You know what they have in this country?" Grandad asked, sucking his pipe. "Daylight time! I don't agree with it, but I will meet anybody half way."

1 year,22 days
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10-Year-Old Boy Discovers 600-Million-Year-Old Supernova

Jonathunder 33 days (214 comments)

"...beating his sister by 33 days as the youngest person to find a supernova."

If he's 33 days younger than his sister, their mom had a rough couple of months.

1 year,22 days
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Colorado Company Says It Plans To Test Hyperloop Transport System

Jonathunder Truck icon (258 comments)

The HyperLoop, contrary to what the icon depicts, is not a big truck you can load up with all kinds of stuff. It's a series of TUBES.

about a year ago
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House Democrats Propose National Park On the Moon

Jonathunder Re:NRHP (255 comments)

The Old American Legation in Morocco is actually not an active embassy. It is not American soil but it is still listed on the NRHP. The Apollo sites on the Moon are also not American soil, obviously, but they are of great historic and cultural importance to the United States.

about a year ago
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House Democrats Propose National Park On the Moon

Jonathunder NRHP (255 comments)

The United States Department of the Interior listed a location outside the nation on the National Register of Historic Places: the oldest American embassy. The Apollo sites are certainly as worthy of preservation. They should be listed as historic landmarks.

about a year ago
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Smartphones Receive Holy Blessing

Jonathunder Re:Are they serious? (154 comments)

The name is a reference to its location.

From its website:

"St. Lawrence was first built in 1136 in the east end of London in the old Jewish quarter..."

more than 4 years ago
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My favorite electrical unit is ...

Jonathunder Re:Spoiler? (436 comments)

As I read this, Farad and Farad are running neck and neck.

Maybe they'll have to do a manual recount.

about 6 years ago

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