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+ - Hewlett-Packard pleads guilty to Bribery->

Submitted by Charliemopps
Charliemopps (1157495) writes "Hewlett-Packard and three subsidiaries pleaded guilty Thursday to paying bribes to foreign officials in Russia, Mexico and Poland and agreed to pay $108 million in criminal and regulatory penalties. For over 10 years Hewlett-Packard kept 2 sets of books to track slush-funds they used to bribe government officials for favorable contracts."
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Comment: Re:In nearly 15 years, I've never done this... (Score 1) 347

by HybridST (#47314939) Attached to: Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

Hawking thought this when he discovered/derived Hawking radiation from black holes. "Virtual" particles popping into existance exactly at the event horizon. Rather than annihilating as such particles typically do, one falls in and the other is released from the black hole.

This is a somewhat simplified account but the realization of virtual particles has been "known" for a few decades. Search youtube for "Susskind Black Hole" for a lecture series, about 16ish hours of material on this phenomenon.

Comment: Re:The science is not settled on this. (Score 1) 42

by HybridST (#47298003) Attached to: Fresh Evidence Supports Higgs Boson Discovery

We could call it whatever we like but "higgsoid object"

has no search results whereas "higgs-like object"

returns useful results. That's close to the term the popular media ascribed to the phenomenon when it was discovered and is close enough to the terminology in the journals to find the scientific papers involved without much extra effort.

Your call as to what you would like to call it though.

Comment: Re:The science is not settled on this. (Score 5, Interesting) 42

by HybridST (#47297791) Attached to: Fresh Evidence Supports Higgs Boson Discovery

Undergrad so take this with a grain of salt.

They found something that looks like a higgs, smells like a higgs, and even quacks like a higgs while looking in the higgs-pond. They, afaict, have not yet measured its quantum-spin as being zero which would confirm it's indeed a higgs.

If the higgs-like object that was discovered is truly A higgs, it may or may not be THE higgs of the standard model. The newly discovered decay channel of the higgs-like object seems to point toward the standard model and a few other frameworks which others here know in far greater detail than I.

Now they need to measure the spin...

I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky