On my land line I put the phone down gently without hanging up. I figure if they want to waste my time, I should waste some of theirs.
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I was hoping "settled" meant they agreed to hangings rather than impalings.
It's a lot easier and more likely to find a WW2 ship than Atlantis.
I dunno... we usually get about two discoveries of Atlantis a year.
(But I'm starting to worry, because I haven't heard of any new discoveries of Atlantis lately.)
Depends on what you mean by 'reproducible'. Who's going to reproduce the discovery of the Higg's boson? Who's going to reproduce the big bang, biological evolution, climate change, or continental drift. Of if not actually reproduce those events, what counts as reproducing the science behind them.
The devil is in the details.
Finally, someone uses their brain. Sure, we could send a big army over there and stomp them into the ground. But then what?
And if anyone thinks Saddam's dead-enders were a big headache, what do you suppose a bunch of religious zealots will be?
Cue Mencken on problems and solutions.
Actually he had better fear for his life.
But it's nice of them to tell everyone it's hitting them where it hurts.
if they aren't stopped now, you'll be fighting them in your streets someday
Precisely the argument used to rationalize the war in Vietnam.
I miss the good old days, when you knew to blame everything on the Axis of Evil, and you could solve all our problems by bombing Iraq.
It's to help decide "whether" to bomb someone.
Space heaters are fire hazards.
I think the PIAP activists have started eliminating the competition.
actually, one word is impossible due to the lameness filter
Maybe we can get the FCC to take that on next!
Up with service! Down with monopolies! Up with net neutrality! Down with regulation! Up with Pluto! Down with Kim Dotcom!
Wait a minute - Today's stories leave me feeling edgy and confused.
What jurisdiction does the IAU have outside this solar system anyway?
What jurisdiction do they have anywhere?
Bullshit. Papers directly supported by funding/grants should, and usually do, thank/credit the sources. But just because someone funded you for one thing doesn't mean you have to disclose that in every paper you write that is remotely related.
Papers directly supported by funding/grants usually don't thank/credit sources (or maybe it's just so small that I never noticed it?).
It's de rigueur, and honest funding sources expect you to credit them.
In my field it's usually a paragraph right before the references cited. Sometimes there is also a Conflict of Interest statement, which I think is required by certain journals.