Grad Student Rigs Cheap Alternative To $1,000 Air Purifiers In Smoggy China
What un-American??? Seems like he took a leaf out of Benjamin Franklin's book. When Mr. Franklin discovered a more efficient wood burning stove he didn't patent it for the purpose of making sure it would be widely accepted. His design is still being used.
Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet
It seems to me that the US and Russian leaders are just drumming up public support for an all out war. First it was Syria, then Crimea, and now this plane get shot down. I wouldn't be at all surprised if our dear POTUS and Putin are working closely together to escalate the situation and are just laughing at all the pawns jumping onto the national bandwagon.
I also wouldn't be surprised if the CIA really shot the jet down, or were somehow involved with both sides.
Reading the news from the US, Ukrainian, Russia, BBC, Israel, and China I can't help but think there is something deeper going on. They all are saying about the same thing, though assigning blame according to their own national propaganda.
If public opinion becomes strong enough and national hate is built to sufficient levels in both countries war is going to happen, and millions will die.
Please people don't get sucked into to the nationalist propaganda!
NASA Launching Satellite To Track Carbon
Its just a typo in the article. Really it's just an NSA project to track you and since your tinfoil hats aren't carbon there's nothing you can do to hide. Except maybe crawling in a pile of pencils.
Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly
Well with this logic just keep insulating until your start sequestering carbon right?
Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's
I'll bet 100% of their employees are human, I mean shouldn't they be hiring monkeys, and parrots too. Talk about bigotry. They must be Animalphobic.
SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule
It's hard to tell from the picture, but they looked lined up. What happens if a front seat rider spews during take off. I'd hate to be seated below.
What Would You Do With the World's Most Powerful Laser?
Perhaps you should put all the politics into it first then fire it to get them out.
NSA's New Utah Data Center Suffering Meltdowns
Trust me as a Mormon and at Utahn I very must distrust the government, and have been dismayed and angered that this monster has found a home in my state.
Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake
that Bill Gates wouldn't approve of emacs either.
The Ig Nobels Are Tonight
just the latest NSA robot used for spying....
Researchers Fake Mini Volcanic Eruptions
"The aim was to recreate, in true-to-life detail, what happens when a volcanic eruption punches through Earth's crust."
Hugh, it seems to me the aim an excuse to play with explosives.
Ask Slashdot: Starting From Scratch After a Burglary?
It's not crime in the neighborhoods that increasing. It's the crime in the fancy buildings in Washington DC that's increasing.
Stay Home When You're Sick!
I work from home, and when I'm sick (unless I'm really sick) I work, not because I feel like I have to, but because I could be sitting on the couch feeling sorry for myself and wiping my nose, or sit in front of my computer with something to concentrate on and distract myself from my own discomfort.
Electric Car Environmental Impact: Power Source Matters
One possible unintended consequence to taxing pollution is that the government will become dependent on the tax revenue. Which may well cause the government to encourage pollution blocking manufacturer's efforts to reduce pollution.
When I need a robust business solution, I prefer it ...
in the server room...
Mozilla Proposes 'Do Not Track' HTTP Header
and in related news. Changes to the IP protocol now include the evil bit. Any packet with evil intent has it's evil bit set to 1 and everything else is set to 0. So to filter out bad communications just drop all packets with the evil bit set to 1.
Are 10-11 Hour Programming Days Feasible?
In my opinion it's time to execute your exit plan. This company is down the tubes and they know it. They are only trying desperate measures that aren't likely to work. It will only get worse, soon they'll have a meeting where they will say we can only pay you half salary, but when things get better we'll promise to make up the difference.... That's what happened to me. And I jumped shipped to the company I'm at now. Who by the way are looking for employees. http://vpi-corp.com/
They are great to work for, have good benefits, only rarely ask you to work overtime, and that's usually because your own code is broken and you need to fix it. Once it's fixed then your off.
Good luck on your exit strategy.
The Strange Case of Solar Flares and Radioactive Decay Rates
Not only were the stories likely oral, but it's important to note that the Bible wasn't written in English in the original, or any modern language, including modern Hebrew.
I'd wager that connotations of words have changed. We read the literal "first day", but perhaps word day had other meaning that made perfect sense when it was written, such as a connotation of "period of time".
Read that way the Bible's view of the world creation does make more sense for a world being prepared for life.
Light, Water, Dividing the Land and Water and adding plant life, sun, stars and moon (I take this as clearing the sky so you could see the sun, stars, and moon.), animal life, and human life.
It's not a bad theory for origination thousands of years ago. Not sure that it matches perfectly the accepted geological chronology but in a general way it's not horrific.
Finally I don't think God intended the Book of Genesis as a detailed set of instructions for how to create a world. So why would it include all of the detail or interplay. Perhaps he was saying for human life to be possible this is what needed to be done, and here are the general epochs in which it was achieved.
For me at least the message of the creation story isn't a practical lesson in geology, but that God took care of what was needed for humans to survive. It has meaning in an allegorical way on how to build a good life by first building your proper foundation.
Philly Requiring Bloggers To Pay $300
Though in general I agree with you that full-time politicians should by paid, so that poor but intelligent, and moral people could serve as a public servant. However, I wouldn't say that no-one could serve. Our first president, George Washington, refused any payment for his 8 years of service.
I think a middle ground would be better. The pay should be low though, like maybe the average pay for an American. Then they might want to make conditions that raise the average American
Somewhere I've seen a study that correlated corruption in a state government to the amount it's representatives, so the higher the pay, the higher the corruption. Of course I have no idea how they quantified the corruption in the given state's governments.
My Automobile Gets __ MPG
Man, you must have a leaky engine.
40 (rods per hogshead) = 0.00198412698 miles per gallon
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