if only there were some organism in nature that was a natural foe of invading ant armies.
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I agree with your first two sentences. Mod parent up.
However, the right to a secret ballot is already in the Colorado constitution. (It's also in some federal legislation called HAVA.)
This is a federal judge, properly finding that plaintiffs haven't asserted any controlling authority showing there is a federal question in the case, so it's filed in the wrong court.
I have not read the complaint in this case. If I'd been writing the complaint, I would have used equal protection, tied into the state right to a secret ballot. Under Bush v Gore, if they do it one way in Denver, they should do it that way in Boulder too. But I don't think there was an equal protection claim raised.
(I'm a former election lawyer, and I'm a former Boulder County officeholder, and I'm aware of this case, but I haven't read any of the documents, so I'm speculating.)
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2000 F to first make glass from sand, but only 300 c to remelt the glass. and a mix of sand and cullet (recycled glass) goews at some in between temperature.
that's why it pays to recycle glass; it's not like there's any shortage of sand.
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Let me tell you the story
Of a man named Charlie
On a tragic and fateful day
He put ten cents in his pocket,
Kissed his wife and family
Went to ride on the MTA
Charlie handed in his dime
At the Kendall Square Station
And he changed for Jamaica Plain
When he got there the conductor told him,
"One more nickel."
Charlie could not get off that train.
Did he ever return,
No he never returned
And his fate is still unlearn'd
He may ride forever
'neath the streets of Boston
He's the man who never returned.
Now all night long
Charlie rides through the tunnels
Saying, "What will become of me?
How can I afford to see
My sister in Chelsea
Or my cousin in Roxbury?"
"A space probe that takes 9 years to go from earth to Pluto would take over 100,000 years to get to even our closest neighbor, a mere 4.2 light years away."
Your major point that stars are really really far away is an important one. Stross or Scalzi blogged about that a while back.
However, I'm going to nitpick your sentence quoted above,and suggest that your conclusion may be wrong as well.
Talking about a space probe that takes 9 years to go to pluto is like talking about how long a snail would take to go to hawaii. In snail terms, it's too far. But I've been to hawaii and back. Also, I think you used a linear projection. But spacecraft don't usually travel linearly. Assuming some sort of fuel or propulsive mechanism, (a problematic assumption, i know) they keep accelerating to turn-around point. Speed of spacecraft increases by exponential factors, sort of a moore's law of spaceships. Within 100 years, some kind of fusion drive or other advanced technology should be doable. Make yourself into a software simulation, on a piece of hardware that can withstand 20 g's and weighs a gram, and has a fusion drive first stage to get it started,and you shave a lot of time off the trip. How to slow down at the other end I don't have a solution for yet.
the best touch screen based system i've seen, designed for ease of use by non-computer users, was the PLATO-IV system.
thanks. i wasn't sure if endor and endore were the same person. endore wrote the screenplay for that peter lorre movie where he gets transplanted hands from a murderer. also wrote other horror-type screenplays.
found it, with help from redditt
there's a wonderful story in some sf anthology i read back in the dim ages. a scientist does an operation on some alligators to restore the 4chambered heart, and the alligators then grow wings, become dragons, and conquer the world.
story as submitted says "this week". but now it's been sitting there for a week, should read last week. it used to take about two days for my submissions to get accepted or rejected. now they sit until they are no longer relevant,and eventually get rejected. don't know what that's about.
Its short-term goal is to provide enough alternative energy for a city the size of san francisco. The long term goal is drive technology to make solar and wind cheaper than coal."
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yours is a good plan tho.
First, today the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing to go over the Federal Aviation Administration's 2012 budget request which includes close to $27 million — nearly a 75% increase over 2010 — in the budget for the group tasked with overseeing commercial space development..."
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