One of the biggest reasons a lot of people that use Google+ is that it's easier to keep posts relatively private. I don't need to have pictures of my kids published to everyone on the net, or tell everyone in the world when I'm on vacation, or have all kinds of crap out there for potential employers to find. Google+ makes it easy to post to a small (or large) group without posting publicly. Basing numbers on public posts is FUD, it's worse than meaningless, it's misleading.
What they are, admittedly awkwardly, trying to say is that the Fast Radio Burst was detected as it was happening, enabling follow up investigations to catch the immediate after effects. Previous such bursts were detected much later, too late to do any kind of follow up leading some to question if the events were even extra planetary.
Now now, we all know vacuum stabilization events travel out from their sources at the speed of light, if it were to happen it would be against the laws of physics to see it coming.
More interesting is one of the actual proposed explanations. A massive spinning magnetron gradually slowing down until centrifugal force can't keep it from collapsing into a black hole anymore. And when the source of the magnetic field suddenly gets cut off from the outside universe by being engulfed by the event horizon, the magnetic field has no where to go but... out. The most powerful magnetic field in the universe getting converted almost instantly to energy; creating a spark that lasts seconds and outputs more energy than the sun has in the past million years.
it's not 3d printed concrete. it's 3d printed mortar.
Actually it's not even that. It's 3D printed concrete forms, which are then shipped to the site, plumbed, wired, and filled with concrete.
Round trip to a satellite, 3ms. Hell, call it 15 if the angle is high. Then the satellite hops, which would take place at c with a microwave link, compared to
You can, but if your busy looking for the one it makes it a lot less likely to find the other.
My email contains important technical information that I may need for years after I composed that email.
Why the hell are you storing important technical information on an email server? That's a much bigger wtf than IT and legal doing their jobs.
I had a teacher fail me on a programming assignment because I was using things she hadn't taught yet.
Depending on what you mean that isn't necessarily a bad thing in a programming course. If the purpose of an assignment is to learn about data structures by recreating them and you back everything with std:vector, you aren't really completing the assignment even if all the functionality is there. Of course, it's also entirely possible that the teacher just didn't know what they were doing or, more concernedly, simply on a power trip; so no judgement, just pointing out a possible counter argument.
your tinfoil beanie is slipping
Dude... everything that's happened and been exposed and you still think stuff like this is pure conspiracy theory bullshit? Even if it's not something they currently do, it's certainly within their repertoire.
That's like saying betting on a coin flip isn't a luck based game. Given enough flips you'll come out even betting heads every time. The same is true of roulette, craps, etc.
Online poker sites make their money from the rake, a percentage of each pot goes to the table. Unless you are so obviously advantaged that other players get upset and leave, unlikely unless you're actually cheating, online casinos have no incentive to ban you.
His point is, we're already doing it blindly. How would you feel if we were going into an ice age and people were proposing dumping billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere to in an attempt to reverse it?
And not every form of ethics revolves around informed consent.
That's like asking "what's the benefit of studying this mold growing on my oranges?". No one knows. Maybe nothing. Maybe everything.
What spam filters?
Seven comments in, so far there's 4 jokes, 2 anti-us spam/trolls, and 1 crank. Quality discussion there.