Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US
Just like a religion, you can claim all you want and dispense with all dissent with a wave of a hand. The sad part is, we have had worse weather patterns before and we will have varied and unpredictable weather patterns in the future.
Guess what, it has always been this way. The idea you can suddenly declare THIS is more relevant than THAT or whatnot is just silly. Yet every exceptional weather issue suddenly is proof positive of your belief. Whats next, finding pictures of Al Gore on bread?
Do you realize how silly you come off with your "IN FACT" declaration. Its not fact, its theory and the one thing about weather we all know is, we cannot tell you whats going to happen one month to the next. If we could then someone should have known this was coming way off but guess what they did not.
I would love to see the model which shows no hurricanes smacking the US, record low tornado activity, followed with one week of exceptional cold. There won't be one, but it certainly won't stop the fanatics from declaring it.
Hell, over a hundred years ago we had sixty foot drifts in New York, can you imagine the insanity that would cause today?
George Zimmerman Acquitted In Death of Trayvon Martin
or officials want. Juries tend to see through the attempts to impose social justice over legal justice. This trial became a farce when the prosecution was allowed to change their charge on the fly, worse they almost got totally into silly land on trying to change up the charges.
Now comes the fun part, will the Feds get involved directly and attempt a hate crime charge?
Zimmerman was an over reactive wanna be cop that created a situation that got out of his control. Frankly if Tray had survived I would have expected him to use the same defense. Still witnesses and crime scene evidence were not in favor of the prosecution and the local sheriff was right in not trying to field a case that could not be one.
We the people won, both Zimmerman and Martin lost. We won because the law was upheld. Martin paid the ultimate price and Zimmerman will pay the rest of his.
The tragedy beyond this one death is the number of people who died and their cases will never be given the same attention.
ROVs Discover Deep Sea Trash
down there should be loads of fun for researchers.
Yeah, we did that
Electric Car Startup 'Better Place' Liquidating After $850 Million Investment
Tesla was focused on maximizing their non car selling income. If not for the tax credits, carbon credits, and so on, Tesla would not be in the position they are now. In other words, they riding on our backs and using politicians for their gain,.
Supreme Court Rules For Monsanto In Patent Case
He was trying to use patent law to void a contract. The ruling clearly states he would not found himself in trouble if he was using the seeds for his own use, but instead he bought seeds counting on the fact that some would have the anti-Round up gene.
Read the NYT article http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/business/monsanto-victorious-in-genetic-seed-case.html?_r=0
Steve Forbes: Bitcoin Not Money
not that their value changes, but that the changes are to volatile to make it a worthwhile currency. Its more like a commodity than anything else.
YouTube's Ready To Select a Winner
Would be even more fun if we could accuse them of generating additional revenue as people had to click to read the real text!
* I do not see ads here per /. telling me I do not, so I it might be a good accusation!
A New Benefit For Logged-In Readers: Meet Slashdot's ROT13 Initiative
I don't care. I look forward to it each April 1st. I certainly don't begrudge them not being funny to all people. April 1st is like National Nerd Day.
Its fun to be a geek, humor is what you make of it, my suggestion, take a step back and enjoy the day.
New Pope Selected
that such a hate filled post is rated as high. It is an irrational venomous posting and nothing more that contributes nothing to the conversation.
While you may not like the Church or its elected leaders they exert a large influence good and bad throughout the world and acknowledging changes in their structure are worthy our time. Through the actions of Popes and the structures within the Church many leading scientist look for both spiritual guidance and in some cases cover in the form of acceptance of what their life's work entails.
Yes they have bad people in the Church, guess what there are people who think a similar problem but on a much larger scale exists within the public school systems, it is no reason for your hate filled diatribe.
Developers Begin Hunt For a Killer App For Google Glass
virtual or not.....
or straight out of Dilbert, imagining being able to shoot torpedoes and such at people annoying you....
on a more serious side, if they had the ability to track multiple moving objects you could have all sorts of uses.. even for the blind by simply outing audio. They would be less obtrusive than a dog
Future Fighters Won't Need Ejection Seats
for manned aircraft but realistically we don't need fighter or bomber pilots once we can prove that they can not be taken over by an enemy and that they could operate autonomously when conditions warrant
its no different than convincing the Navy that carriers will be if not already obsolete for most missions. Changing how people feel about something takes longer to catch up to technology than it takes for technology to advance.
Apple Now Working With the NYPD To Curb iPhone Thefts
We are told to believe that guns incite people to violence.
People selectively buy into anything they want to believe in
Update — Sensors Do Not Pick Up North Korean Radioactivity
how high up in the chain of command you have to be to realize how hopelessly outclassed you are in North Korea?
As in, do the fighter pilots know? How about their immediate superiors? How far up does one have to be before you really know the truth?
Elon Musk Lays Out His Evidence That NYT Tesla Test Drive Was Staged
does not do Tesla any favors.
a 100k car where running the interior temperature at comfortable levels has a detrimental effect on range... wow
COBOL Will Outlive Us All
The technology is anything but outdated, if anything we are as modern if not more. The key difference is dead nuts reliability, both in code and hardware. Downtime usually is when the site fails.
Xbox 720 Could Require Always-On Connection, Lock Out Used Games
I have games where I have the physical media but because they are Steam related I found I cannot play them unless I am "connected".
Guess Microsoft would simply be following the lead of someone else this time.
Oh, I cannot lend these games or even give them to another person even in my own household because they are locked to my Steam account.
US Postal Service Discontinuing Saturday Mail Delivery
The post office was forced into this because their unfunded pension fund was a time bomb waiting to happen. They are only paying this increase till 2016 and have had it reduced when it was pressing. As of 2009 it was estimated their unfunded liabilities were over fifty billion dollars.
No, where Congress gets a failing grade is similar to how base closings are done. Just like the military knows which bases are not needed the Post Office can tell you which sorting centers, distribution hubs, and which Post Offices, are not needed. When they go to close them then suddenly every Congressman becomes an expert and you end up with stories about how the PO wanted to close nearly 3000 offices and only got a little over a hundred.
The PO operates under burdensome contracts combined with quickly shrinking sources of income. The number of pieces of mail handled has steadily declined but when the PO tries to downsize Congress interferes or their contracts block them. Trying to hire part time workers is another area they have difficulty with.
So, no their problems don't stem from just having to pay for liabilities they should be paying for; if anything ask Congress why that rule ain't applied to the US as a whole; its from a myriad of items of which two largest are Congress and the unions.
Updated Model Puts Earth On the Edge of the Habitable Zone
and then worry about excess heat.
Not from the plants, from all the equipment using that energy. One area of energy abundance many over look is the heat generated by its consumption. While we are moving away from some obvious sources; incandescence bulbs many others still exist.
Silicon Nanoparticles Could Lead To On-Demand Hydrogen Generation
plus you can take all that off peak wind power and similar to power the plants that create the nano particles thereby reducing the risk to investors on both sides.
I guess the concern comes down to, how clean must the water supply be? It would be very valuable if it can work with different level of containments up to and including salt water
Islamist Hackers Shut Down Egyptology Research Journal
or would even try to get them?
It is one things to shut down corps or even parts of the US government, it is a completely different thing to go after people who show no restraint in killing people.
Steve Jobs no longer on our side.
The recent iPad announcement has cemented that belief in my head. I suppose increase from 99 cents to $1.29 music should have been a clue or the really non competitive costs for renting movies across iTunes. However it is the recent book deals that finally ended the debate. When major publishers are rejoicing you know it means we are getting screwed. The iPad is wholly an item to support content providers. We have gone from being the customer of Steve Jobs and Apple to simply being a feature to sell the content providers. Content providers are Apple's new customer.
So the idea that e-books would bring us lower costs is out the door because Apple wants its cut and will use the content providers as the bogeyman all the while raking in larger amounts of the cut as each new deal is signed.