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Comment: Re:Stop using Facebook (Score 1) 248

by Hognoxious (#47973131) Attached to: Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

What is not believable is that a person from nowhere might take control over the son of a powerful family, just as that son completes his acquisition of a position of power

Piers Gaveston. Elisabeth Woodville. Hans Hermann von Katte. And, at a stretch, Rasputin.

If someone speaks persuasively, flatters you and tells you what you want to hear are you really going to tell them to STFU because their family tree doesn't check out? Bollocks.

Comment: Re:I got a Vietnam Era gedunk medal ... (Score 1) 192

by Hognoxious (#47409149) Attached to: An Army Medal For Coding In Perl

Here we have A.K. "Skid" Marc (the somnolent stoplight running lardass) failing even to do a link properly. And doing it as AC, for shame.

Now here's how to do it properly:

"So rather than being needlessly wordy, treasure trove is the etymologically complete phrase, misconstrued over time [by stupid fat idiots] as a noun-noun compound rather than a noun followed by an adjective. "


Mapping a Monster Volcano 105

Posted by timothy
from the shhh-it's-sleeping dept.
bmahersciwriter (2955569) writes In one of the biggest-ever seismology deployments at an active volcano, researchers are peppering Mount St Helens in Washington state with equipment to study the intricate system of chambers and pipes that fed the most devastating eruption in U.S. history. This month, they plan to set off 24 explosions — each equivalent to a magnitude-2 earthquake — around around the slumbering beast in an effort to map the its interior with unprecedented depth and clarity.

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton