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Comment: Re:Those terrorist sucks (Score 1) 1055

by Stuarticus (#49628903) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas
If you're going to publicly display your free speech you should choose a hard thing to display it with, maybe a contest to see who can take the biggest dump on the stars and stripes with a burning ceremony after, this seems a lot more like provocation, or at the least picking low hanging fruit (the kind that grows on southern trees).

Comment: Re:Who to believe (Score 1) 78

by Stuarticus (#49544131) Attached to: Africa E-Waste Dump Continues Hyperbole War
The limiting factor in repair these days isn't really time (though it is significant) it's the parts, open up your TV and see what you actually replace in there. Even if you have the skills to replace SMD components you won't know what part you need and even if you did by some miracle find the part number you couldn't buy a replacement as they aren't made any more as the fabrication plants are making newer components now. So unless you want buy a complete power supply/motherboard/screen for basically the price of a new device you can't repair it. If you can find a similar model you might be able to swap out parts but model numbers change fast these days as well.
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Yellowstone Supervolcano Even Bigger Than We Realized 152

Posted by timothy
from the I-know-some-people-who-should-vacation-there dept.
The Washington Post reports that the "supervolcano" beneath Yellowstone National Park (which, thankfully, did not kill us all in 2004, or in 2008 ) may be more dangerous when it does erupt than anyone realized until recently. Scientists have today published a paper documenting their discovery of an even larger, deeper pool of magma below the already huge reservoir near the surface. From the article: On Thursday, a team from the University of Utah published a study, in the journal Science, that for the first time offers a complete diagram of the plumbing of the Yellowstone volcanic system. The new report fills in a missing link of the system. It describes a large reservoir of hot rock, mostly solid but with some melted rock in the mix, that lies beneath a shallow, already-documented magma chamber. The newly discovered reservoir is 4.5 times larger than the chamber above it. There's enough magma there to fill the Grand Canyon. The reservoir is on top of a long plume of magma that emerges from deep within the Earth's mantle. ... “This is like a giant conduit. It starts down at 1,000 kilometers. It's a pipe that starts down in the Earth," said Robert Smith, emeritus professor of geophysics at the University of Utah and a co-author of the new paper. ... The next major, calderic eruption could be within the boundaries of the park, northeast of the old caldera. “If you have this crustal magma system that is beneath the pre-Cambrian rocks, eventually if you get enough fluid in that system, enough magma, you can create another caldera, another set of giant explosions," Smith said. "There’s no reason to think it couldn’t continue that same process and repeat that process to the northeast.”

We cannot command nature except by obeying her. -- Sir Francis Bacon

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