Statement on Comms Data and Interception confirmed for this morning. MPs have not seen the BIll that will be railroaded through next week.
Sounds indeed like they're up to something.
Tom Watson is an enemy of powerful people. "According to the Sun newspaper, Watson is a fundamentalist zealot who denounces any deviation from socialism. MP and author of a book on corruption by NewsCorp."
If the Sun hate you, as well as the rest of Murdoch's Empire of Evil, then you must be doing something right.
Did I get FP?
The yellowstone caldera - that thing is the nation killer, possibly world-killer if it ever goes up.
It's not "if it ever goes up" ; it's "when it goes up AGAIN" ; there have been 4 or 5 major eruptions of Yellowstone in the last couple of millions of years.
"World-killer"? Evidently not. Nation-killer? Possibly. Very destructive, when it next goes off? Certainly.
Am I concerned? See 2 minutes into this video.
If they did that, how would they know if they're listening to a delayed echo from shot point #7, indicating a magma chamber at 17km depth, or a differently-delayed echo from shot point #13, indicating a magma chamber at 27km depth, or a differently-delayed echo from shot point #4, indicating a magma chamber at 7km depth, or a differently-delayed echo from shot point #2, indicating a magma chamber at 2km depth,
It gets repetitive, doesn't it? That's why deconvolving seismic data is, and always has been, a major consumer of computing resources.
Watch some video of a seismic array being shot. They (well, "we" - I do some seismic-while-drilling work, though I don't claim to be an expert) fire one gun at a time, then listen for an appropriate number of seconds (the "two-way time" to collect the echoes. Then they fire the next gun in the array (or wait for the gun to re-charge, if there's only one gun), and listen for the echoes
proposals to strip mine areas
There are intermittent efforts to develop various mineral resources in that area. But the details in the press are limited. What I can see is compatible with anything between literally tearing a mountainside apart and turning it into dust to driving an adit into the hillside and following a vein. That's a large variety of different mining techniques.
The people of the area have procedures for assessing environmental damage likelihood, and for balancing the likely effects of employment in a mining operation versus the (possible / probable) loss of tourism income. I'll let them argue that question.
Meanwhile, at the weekend I'm thinking of going up a very nice mountain which I know, but where there is ongoing disagreement between the locals (who want to develop a gold mine and have jobs to keep the young men in the area) and the regional capital (who want to keep the hillside pretty for tourism). And as both a geologist (interested in the minerals) and a mountaineer (who loves the whole area), I'm going to keep my mouth shut and my ears open.
Understanding fracture propagation is a pretty basic part of materials science, and (probably) fundamental to many courses in mechanical engineering. (I'm a geologist, and we covered it un structural geology. But mechanical engineers of my acquaintance when I was a student studied the same material at a different part of their course. They also did a bit of geology - you need a bit to understand what you're building foundations in/ on.)
Try https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... for a starter.
Incidentally, I've seen a charged compressed air cylinder fall 10m and land on rough boulders. With about 250bar of air inside, we leapt for shelter, expecting it to go off like a bomb, but it didn't. So, somewhat gingerly, the person who dropped it came down the rope and carried on "Sherpa-ing" it into the cave where the diver was going to use it. We gave the a hydraulic test the next day, and it passed, but with that dent in it, it was never going to pass a visual inspection, so it was relegated to the back of the club's air bank.
I don't recommend treating cylinders like that, but they're not as delicate as you'd think. Well, not the steel ones ; I don't know anyone who uses aluminium tanks.
Last name was Smith or Jones or something, didn't catch the first name.
Even nuking the volcano would not cause an eruption.
You could trigger an eruption with a relatively small explosion - enough to displace a few hundred cubic metres of rock - BUT only if the volcano were already on the brink of erupting already. You'd need to have magma or gasses to within a few hundred metres of surface.
You'd feel the earthquakes from the rising magma for at least several days before the event. You might not notice the earthquakes - if you had a lot of background seismic activity, for example - but getting magma from a deeper magma chamber to within a few hundreds of metres of the surface would result in both earthquakes and also appreciable ground movement. Which is precisely why volcanic observatories deploy networks of local seismographs, tilt-meters, and latterly (D)GPS stations to, errr, observe the volcano they're trying to observe.
Basically, I agree with you. But we do have techniques capable of causing fractures in rocks for up to several hundreds of metres, so there is a necessary caveat.
(Just to poke a popular screaming point for the geologically ill-informed, most oil and gas wells subjected to fracking are several kilometres below any exploited aquifers. but fracking fractures rarely exceed a couple of hundred metres in length.)
Why spend spend 100 Billion to go slower?
In the case of Eurocopter, the answer is obvious - there would be uproar if the US Army brought significant amounts of equipment of any sort from filthy foreigners.
I'm not sure if Sikorsky are USian or not. [Wikis] They're USian, so they should be OK to enter the bidding.
Going dual, co-axial rotor is complex, but it can be done. The Russian Kamov corporation has been making them for over 50 years now, in a variety of configurations.
Though I fly in helicopters all the time, speed of flight isn't important to me - we need more range.
(With, it must be said, the active connivance of some Africans. Those slaves didn't catch themselves and haul themselves to the slave-trading ports. And those mine-workers didn't whip themselves.)
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it removed the negative characters from my post WTF?
Simple - your keyboard is mapped incorrectly. It inserts some high-numbered UTF character into your text when you press the key marked with the hyphen glyph and intended to insert the character with ASCII code 45.
Hang on - are you composing your replies in a word processor instead of using a text editor?
Jesus said the old law was done away with as he was the new law
Strange. I thought that this Jeebus guy (if he ever existed - always a highly dubious proposition) was a strictly observant Jew. Not one who would go around re-writing the rule book.
But since Islam seems to be a branch of Judaism, the close relationship between Judaic, Christian and Islamic Sharia law sets is less than surprising.
Where Boeing sold surplus parts and equipment including entire landing gear assemblies
Why on earth are they making surplus landing gear assemblies?
Or does that mean
I think that it may actually be a recordable illness - i.e. if a doctor diagnoses the appropriate disease, then they're obliged to inform the DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Authority) of the diagnosis. (Obviously the patient isn't required to inform the doctor of whether or not they have a driving license - that's not relevant to medical treatment.)
In the agreement between you and the state about getting your license to drive (it is NOT a human right), you agree to inform the DVLA of any relevant medical conditions. So even if you cover up the disease from the DVLA, then you're still driving in violation of the terms of your license, and therefore have no license. And so your insurance is also invalid. So that makes two criminal counts against you already. and another two counts every time you drive. Not a good idea.
There are ways of getting your license back - a friend in that condition (trauma-induced fits after a motorcycle crash) got his license back after IIRC two years without a fit, and the consultant's opinion that chances of recurrence were negligible. Other people don't bother - Mum never asked for her license back after her illness. But as she was pushing 50 when she learned to drive, it was hardly an issue.