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Technically, no they didn't need to use Lego to do this. But it was probably easier to build using Lego. And much easier for them to provide the plans for how to build it that anyone else can easily follow. (Which they do.)
It would be neat if the Lego picked up the idea and put together a special set that other people could purchase to make it even easier.
I pointed out the ideal gas law to show just how well understood it is. Not simply saying that cooling the air will reduce the pressure, but here's how you could calculate exactly how much difference it would make. (I really can't see how you could think pointing out the ideal gas law would be disagreeing with you.)
OK, so I guess I'm wrong, the NFL has no experience with inflating footballs. There are multiple balls inflated for each of the many games each week throughout the season and this has been going on for quite a few years, but they still don't really know anything about inflated leather balls. Right.
The best answer here is to do a bunch of experiments, not a bunch of calculations.
The NFL has plenty of experience in dealing with inflating footballs. It's pretty hard to believe that they don't understand what's going on. They should be well aware of the effects of cooling on both the ball and the air inside it. It's not like they recently started using inflated leather balls.
To be clear, I am not talking about some optional browser header or cookie requesting generic ad opt-out. I am talking about a specific Slashdot profile setting that allows registered, long-term users to opt-out of ads. (Yes, because we are That Special.)
It's been happening now for a few days. Upper right-hand corner has this:
Thanks again for helping make Slashdot great!
But that cake is a lie. Ads disabled? With a generous helping of AdSense. How is that "disabled"?
To Dice: Thanks for making Slashdot crappy.
P.S. I am going to stop modding Dice trolls down. Now they start getting modded up. I'd urge others to do the same. As well, I'd urge others to submit a complaint to Google, as I have. Dice, you went one step too far.
P.P.S. What's with the crazy auto-blockquote and opening quotation-mark that I didn't write? There seems to be an assumption that one will always open a story with a quote from some article. There is no article (yet!), so it's gonna look a little weird. I TRIED to format it nicely..."
Nearly a decade ago, the writer moved to his wife's native Denmark. It was ranked as the happiest country in the world at the time, but Booth was somewhat baffled. He found the reality of life in a Nordic country quite different from the way the rest of the world believes it to be — a bastion of equality, social harmony, and rosy cheeks.
"we're required to charge ourselves for data usage by us"
And saying that it costs nothing to transmit our bits to our customers but transmitting someone else's bits does cost money is more reasonable?
I guess it's because all of their competitors are still using those old style fat bits that clog up their network, while they themselves are using the new style teflon coated slimmer bits that flow much more readily through the network.
After hearing about the grilled cheese sandwich that looks like the virgin Mary I read this headline and the image that comes to mind is a roast turkey where the pattern of browning on the skin sort of looks like an image of the prophet Muhammad.
Then I think Facebook is being biased. If they allowed pictures of the virgin Mary grilled cheese then they shouldn't censor pictures of the Muhammad roast turkey.
Then I imagine extremists shouting "death to the turkey!"
(News can me so much more entertaining if you allow yourself to be creative.)
the early gospels and other evidence
The gospels are not evidence that Jesus really did exist.
If you think they are, then do you accept that the Twilight books are evidence that vampires actually exist? Do you think that the Harry Potter books are evidence that wizards and magic actually exist?
Of course you'll say those are just fiction. Wait about hundred years, then have a few people write new books based on those books. Then wait a few thousand years and see what people will make of them.
Again, I'd say that needs to be proven. Isn't the sequence generally something like:
chip maker -> device maker -> distributor -> retail chain -> local store -> cashier who actually carries out transaction -> buyer
Exactly how far along that chain does knowledge of counterfeit go?
What about the intent to use/sell counterfeit chips?
As was said above for a different issue. (Intent) must be proven. Proving someone used/sold a counterfeit chip is not enough. To prove intent you have to prove that they knew it was counterfeit.
I went to Apples site and looked around - there were no side views to be seen - hmm.
AC points out that there is a side view and provides a link. frnic:
I followed it and found none of the "edited" photos you claim are there. I found ONE photo that showed the iPhone from an angle that showed the camera bulge and the bulge was there...
Your original claim was that there was no view from the side. There clearly is. So it sounds like you are accusing someone of having created fake photos, rather than showing photos from the Apple site.
The camera bulge is not visible in that photo. Maybe, as some suggest, the angle is such that the lens is not visible. Or maybe the photo was edited. But you were trying to deny that there were any photos from the side - the AC pointed out that there is, it's the fourth image on the page. That's true whether coming from an AC or a logged in user.
I don't see anywhere in the AC's post where he says the photos were edited. Nor did he claim that there were no photos in which the bulge is visible. So one can at least wonder if that photo was edited. You were trying to claim there was no photo to wonder about.
I guess it was for the 13% of people who got the wrong answer. I liked the following quote in the CBC article:
"While 87 per cent knowing that the earth goes around the sun is pretty good, that still leaves 13 per cent of Canadians that haven't absorbed the scientific knowledge of several centuries ago," Ingram said.
It was also a pretty tough question for the Catholic church for quite a long time. And their top guy is supposed to have a direct line to the guy who created the universe.
And then there are also plenty of people who still have problems with the second question, about humans evolving from earlier species.
I live near the border and I can see all the wealthy Canadians bypass the socialized system by coming down here with cash.
Now look across the border and see the non wealthy Canadians who still get treated* without going bankrupt just because they got sick. Who don't have to worry about what a trip to the doctor will cost when they need treatment. (*Get treated, including preventative care, without having to wait until problems become serious enough to justify a trip to the emergency room.)
The US health care system may be really good for the wealthy, but it really is not so good for the non wealthy people who can't afford it. We socialist Canadians think everyone should have health care.