Elements which can't combine with anyone else, "herding cats" comes to mind.
Several of the others form more-or-less stable molecules- usually with Hydrogen, none had been found for Argon up to now.
The circumstances under which it forms appear to be rather extreme. I don't know enough (ok, anything) about Nuclear Chemistry to know if it is significant that the Isotope is Ar36 rather than the Ar40 we get here. Normally it would make no difference but this is an extreme case.
I don't know if your 1/4 and 3/4 figures are correct, but the problem was that the Court in Köln rubber-stamped this crap and that T-Online (the largest provider in Germany) is based in Köln.
That *is* their business model.
I read up on this yesterday (German Language) and the situation is more complicated than it seems.
The providers affected are all over Germany, so various local courts were involved. The one in Köln really screwed things up: what the people are supposed to have done is Downloaded the file(s), what they were accused of was Sharing them and Köln went along with this. The difference is that the provider does not have to give out addresses on Downloads but they do if Sharing is involved. The actual "Abmahnung" letters which went out said nothing about Sharing at all. The Law Firm based their claim on the Downloads being in Cache so they were available for others. To make things worse, the largest provider in Germany (T-Online) is based in Köln. Other courts rejected that argument, others asked questions and the Lawyers withdrew their request.
I have a related problem at the moment - a couple of years ago someone accused me of sharing some other porno film, again T-Online was involved. My wlan is wpa2 with a 63-byte random, generated mixed upper/lower string and it accepts only one Mac address, I have checked both PCs which were on at the time for Trojans / Virii with a bootable scanner and there was nothing. Under German law there is no redress - if they claim it then I must have done it. I'm fighting this one out at the moment.
For me this is a reason not to use T-Online. My main account is now somewhere else but I *need* Internet for when I work at home and two independent providers (Cable and DSL) made sense back when the Cable provider was unreliable. I think I'm going to have to dump T-Online which means dumping Telekom for my phone.
Firefox if I absolutely have to, but given the chance I open up about:config and reset the critical values. Thinking about it, I should create a user.js file and carry it around on my USB-stick.
A judge who has never used a hammer? Something like this?
Only a tiny, miniscule fraction of companies have French subsidiaries.
"a tiny, miniscule fraction of" = "large, international"
Of course Joe's Pizza Empire does not have a branch in France.
Its like that court in Texas where the Patent Trolls always sue, France has made a few implausible rulings against Google so he went there.
Opensuse dropped sysvinit when the current level came out several months ago. Before that they had defaulted to systemd but allowed sysvinit.
My considered opinion of systemd? I hate it. I don't have a server farm, I have a couple of desktop machines with Samba and nfs capability and sysvinit was ideal.
Spiegel does "wütend" frequently and well. I'm not aware they are any angrier about this than a host of other issues in the past.
What got me here was that Merkel and Friedrich were playing everything down until it was *her* phone being tapped.
Having seen a number of near-misses in London, no way would I cycle there. The main arteries are simply scary, the minor roads take too long and cross the main ones too frequently. Maybe the Greenway would make sense if both ends of the journey are in its vicinity.
First we have a Slashdot article on a bill to combat patent trolling and then 90 minutes later HP announce they are looking to offload some patents. There is an obvious connection there, not that HP were necessarily thinking of trolling.
I imagine most of their employees have raised flags at some point and that those who have not either have the creativity of a box of rocks or have been inserted by some intelligence agency.
The CIA is involved in spying. You expect their people to be inquisitive.
The Evil Bit is only defined under IPV4, time to update the specs.
Cable, 50Mbit downlink.
I'll see what my uplink speed is when the next opensuse level comes out and I torrent it.