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Yellowstone Supervolcano Larger Than First Thought 451

Posted by timothy
from the even-superer dept.
drewtheman writes "New studies of the plumbing that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park shows the plume and the magma chamber under the volcano are larger than first thought and contradicts claims that only shallow hot rock exists. University of Utah research professor of geophysics Robert Smith led four separate studies that verify a plume of hot and molten rock at least 410 miles deep that rises at an angle from the northwest."

Comment: Re:What about public domain music? (Podsafe) (Score 1) 270

by FiskeBoller (#28631513) Attached to: Experimental Fees Settle Royalty War For Internet Radio
I thought this might be addressed by the concept of "Podsafe" music which allows for free play over web (under Creative Commons license). However, it's not clear to me that Podsafe is always a guarantee for all types of web transmission.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podsafe

Comment: Re:Forgive my ignorance WAS:re: Garbage collector? (Score 3, Interesting) 587

by FiskeBoller (#28143427) Attached to: Java Gets New Garbage Collector, But Only If You Buy Support
If you're a sole programmer writing everything yourself, I'd be inclined to agree with you. Most work I see, however, involves significantly larger chunks than 40,000 LOC and coordination with other teams or contributors. C/C++ has no inherent unified memory management scheme, and so the patterns and responsibilities for memory management can vary widely between teams, libraries, or chunks of code. That is something that often gets overlooked when discussing Java memory management. Java GC has literally has made the coordination and use of library code very simple.

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