I think you mean "atomic clock", not "nuclear clock", since the standards rely on the electronic transition frequency of atoms in standardized environmental conditions (e.g., temperature.)
FUCK THEM! Take you're juiced up car and run them down if you see them crossing the street, and send the company a bill for any damages their mangled bodies cause to your car when you hit them. Streisand effect anyone?
Good point, and possibly a correct one (until I get my time machine's glitches fixed I can't offer a firm answer.) But the Earth (and by that I mean us) was a bit bit lucky. Too many collisions, life can't take hold. Too few, and likely the same result, but for different reasons, And we're "lucky" that one relatively recent collision did happen, perhaps some intelligent descendants of velociraptors might be having this discussion instead of us fragile mammals.
And if the gravitational force of accreting Jupiter did not pul other bodies out of collisive orbits, in which case we wouldn't exist to talk about this, or anything else.
Or, if they continue their current rate of increase of 100x/year, it'll take 2 more years.
I'm fairly sure that "asciifier" is an indecent term that should never be used on our wonderful series of these intarweb tubes. Don't you think of the children? Are you being an Insensitive Clod, or are you just smart? Oh, sorry, my bad, you're just smart. Shall we shake hands, or bump fists, or duel in the morning. (I have a prior engagement in the morning with a girl named AsQui, so I suggest the shanking hands thingy.)
I would have to guess any error handling code I have ever written. It may not be the most oft-run code, but for me it sure seems like it is..
And all too many patent applications are crap for reasons of prior art or obviousness, but examiners at the USPTO don't have nearly the time to research all, or even most of them. BUT, if you hear of a patent application (or patent) that is just BS due to prior art, you can just go to the Ask Patents website (run by StackExchange and free) and ask if it's a valid one based on prior art or obviousness. Anyone can also provide answers to the questions asked, and the answers will be crowd-ranked according to correctness and reasoning. Bad patent apps will be forwarded to the USPTO and the examiners actually do listen.
Hello everybody, I play a HUMAN on TV...
And advertisers are only equal to their advertisements. And do not try to school me about my confusion, because I WILL have confusion. But I also create software for a few (aka 3) of the largest companies in the world. So STFU, child.
If by big in a couple of niches and by narrow you mean very very deep, then OK. you do know what money is, right?
And you are not well thought out, and thankfully not a political cause.
Me either, but I just did.
I got 200K to blow. Wanna patrol back?
Basically, the minimal things that life requires are,1) an energy differential into which it can pump "work" and create an environment where entropy can locally decrease, 2) mathematical combinations of participating elements (which may be amino acids, or shit that we don't have a clue about) that can exploit these energy potentials and 3) the likelihood that they will at some point reproduce themselves and eventually exhibit selection for better forms of what they reproduce. We should not presume to know all of the forms that that can take, because the math says that we don't know even a small part of it.