Here in Sacramento, I saw somebody from the county water district using dousing rods while on the job. I'm not sure if he was looking for a pipe or what, and I was sadly too preoccupied to inquire with the water district to see if it's standard procedure, but, shit. I felt bad for my county.
At worst, it's illegal dumping.
R-G colorblindness is inherited from the maternal grandfather. My dad and all four of his brothers were various levels of r-g colorblind (usually horribly), as was their maternal grandfather. Only one of my uncles has any daughters (5 daughters), but I don't know if any of their sons are colorblind or not.
It looks like a Gameboy, having the orignal case. It also plays Gameboy games. So, yes?
Pangea was the most recent one (Gondwana was a major piece of it, I think), and the one we know the most about. Super continents form and break apart on a roughly 250 - 300 million year cycle or so. I think Pangea was the fifth one?
I thought contract law made written agreements mandatory for anything over a certain value. I seem to remember my high school teacher saying that (at least in California) that anything over $200 REQUIRED the contract be on paper. Am I mistaken? Of course, this particular suit was in Federal court, so that wouldn't apply.
Why should he be worried? Innovation benefits everybody, no matter who does it!
wiedzmin writes "This month, officials from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), armed with fingerprinting machines, iris scanners and cameras hooked to laptops, will fan out across the towns and villages of southern Andhra Pradesh state in the first phase of the project whose aim is to give every Indian a lifelong Unique ID (UID) number for 'anytime, anywhere' biometric authentication. While enrolling with the UIDAI may be voluntary, other agencies and service providers might require a UID number in order to transact business. Usha Ramanathan, a prominent legal expert who is attached to the Center for the Study of Developing Societies in the national capital, said that, 'taken to its logical limit, the UID project will make it impossible, in a couple of years, for an ordinary citizen to undertake a simple task such as traveling within the country without a UID number.' Next step, tying that UID number and biometric information to to their RIM BlackBerry PIN number."
feldhaus writes "The BBC reports that the first beams for over one year have been successfully sent around the complete circumference of the Large Hadron Collider. Engineers do not yet have a stable circulating beam but they hope to by 0600 GMT on Saturday."