Sandia Labs has the #82 supercomputer in the world, and use that computing power to simulate nuclear explosions and
,IIRC, large meteor strikes (Tunguska I think). They probably have the horsepower to handle this.
If they're going to have cake, Chell better be invited too...
You never know; Kenobi could be the Smith/Ng/Wong/etcetera of the Star Wars Universe...
9 = max age, not max quantity
About 10% of them?
Prostitution in and of itself is a victimless crime. If two consenting adults decide to exchange money for sex, where is the crime? It is only when prostitution is considered a crime by society do the incentives to commit prosititution create situations where we end up with victims (pimps exploiting runaways, sex-trafficking, etc.) Legalize it and require certification (like plumbers) and suddenly the State will have a legitimate revenue stream.
If all the peers have the same incentives to mis-represent the data (i.e., funding), what good is peer-review?
I did this all the time as a kid. I'd fog the window with my breath and draw to my heart's content. Of course my dad would make me clean the windows when we got home, but I still did it.
This is the stupidest thing I have ever seen posted to Slashdot.
But ratios aren't in the definition. From the wikipedia article: "...a planet is a body that orbits the Sun, is massive enough for its own gravity to make it round, and has 'cleared its neighbourhood' of smaller objects around its orbit." These three criteria define a planet and Pluto definitely meets the first two. As for the last, Pluto's perihelion is inside Neptune's orbit, thus (in my humble opinion) still clutters Neptune's orbital neighborhood. I think the definition should have been chosen so as to expand the number of planets in the Solar System, possibly sparking a renewed interest in astronomy/space for the younger generations. Instead, the definition comes off as picayune and close-minded.
What I've always found peculiar regarding the definition used to demote Pluto is that by that very definition, Neptune should be a non-planet as well, seeing as it hasn't "cleared" it's orbital path either.
Oops, we accidentally secured a four-letter domain, registered it with DNS servers, and uploaded content to it. But it was all a mistake.
A lot of comments talk about prohibiting theft. Why not have the carts tagged via RFID and have floor scales at the checkout line and subtract that particular cart's weight subtracted from what the total weight of the loaded cart and compare it to the weight of the scanned items? If the delta is off by x percent (and that x percent can be varied based on the average weight per item), it triggers a human audit of the cart.
It's not so much that he knows where you were two hours ago, but that with a large enough history, he can predict where you'll be tomorrow at 5:00PM. http://www.aolnews.com/2010/02/18/scientists-make-it-official-people-are-so-predictable/
You, sir, win the Internets for today.