Actually, American Ohio class SSBNs can fire Trident II missiles while submerged. If I recall correctly, the missile is pressurized with nitrogen, preventing damage to the innards from sea water.
When 'deletionists' destroy the work people are putting in, it's not surprising when the people who have put that work into Wikipedia leave the site. There's only a finite amount of things that can be written about and as Wikipedia progresses, the articles that are created must become more and more obscure. But with those kinds of articles effectively banned from Wikipedia, the only editors it needs around are those that upkeep the existing articles.
This is really just consolation for the Nobel Peace Prize he was supposed to win.
Pour out a little Bawls in his honor.
The practical and ethical implications are interesting and all but I want to know how they debugged and field tested this thing... Phillips will soon have an influx in job applications from long haired coders who have an insatiable taste for Pink Floyd.
I defy these researchers to find country birds with a southern drawl and see if it yields the same result.
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "Download this: an MP3 file of the hearing in the First Circuit Court of Appeals, over whether a lower court proceeding in an RIAA case can be made available online, is now available online. The irony of course is palpable, not only because a court which freely makes its proceedings available across the internet is being asked by the RIAA, in SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, to prevent the district court from making similar proceedings available across the internet, but also because the end product is an MP3 file which can be freely downloaded, shared by email, shared through p2p file sharing, and even 'remixed.' The legal arguments focused on relatively narrow issues: the interpretation of a rule enacted in the District Court of Massachusetts, and the legal effect of a resolution by the First Circuit Judicial Council, rather than on broader First Amendment grounds."
All I read was "30 years and still no lightsabers".
I'm going to sue Rawlings for all those windows I broke.
If only there were some other charity which they could divert these funds to that would get them out of this hot water... something which would benefit everyone.. perhaps a "Human Fund"?
holymodal writes "In a new post to the Google blog Bindu Reddy, the Google Video product manager, admits that only offering refunds via Google Checkout was a bad idea: 'We should have anticipated that some users would see a Checkout credit as nothing more than an extra step of a different (and annoyingly self-serving) kind. Our bad.' Google now plans to issue customers a full credit card refund, while allowing them to keep the Checkout credit and extending the life of purchased videos another six months."