The Ungrateful Yuppie Larva of the world.
The Ungrateful Yuppie Larva of the world.
Are we not counting Tex, or Griff's sister?
Ich bin ein Martianer!
Correction: it's two.
But his middle line is still
One syllable short
You want to offer a bunch of impressionable young people, most of whom are accumulating large amounts of debt, the opportunity to learn as much as they can about the computer security infrastructure of the country. While they do this, we're not paying them a cent or giving them any guarantees regarding future employment, further increasing their financial insecurity in the present and the future, as well as exploiting whatever sense of loyalty they might feel for their country for the purpose of reducing government labor costs.
What could possibly go wrong?
I doubt a 15 million year old universe would have been little more than atomic soup. Water may have existed, but not as we know it. It takes more than 15 million years for a star to form and blow up, where would you have gotten enough heavy elements for a planet to arise?
That's not quite accurate. Heavier radioactive elements would have come from supernovas, which only occur in stars much more massive than our own. The more massive the star, the higher its luminosity and the shorter its lifespan. Some of the most massive stars we've found will spend (or have spent) less than 100,000 years on the main sequence before expanding into supergiants and exploding as supernovae. So there's plenty of time for nucelosynthesis over that 15 million year span.
That's the mass threshold for deuterium fusion. No fusion = planet, deuterium fusion = brown dwarf, hydrogen fusion = main sequence star.
So at 11 Jovian masses, the planet is close, but not quite big enough to reach brown dwarf status.
Basic social introspection is trivially useful, and is used for more effective governance, as long as politics don't interfere.
When has politics not interfered with governance?
We'd be able to fly as long as gravity doesn't interfere.
Or leftover dust from the stellar disc that's more prevalent in the outer areas. The orbit gradually degrades until it reaches a clearer area closer in.
That, and the results of both of our effective planet detecting schemes - transit and doppler - skew proportionately towards these hot worlds, as for both methods a shorter period will give a stronger signal and therefore be more likely to be detected. So just like with the hot jupiters detected by the doppler method, they are probably actually a minuscule fraction of the planets out there but happen to be the easiest to detect. So even though they are rare, we are guaranteed to see them, and then muse about their rarity.
It's just like scientists to be racist and not be willing to detect the black planets.
Gah. Almost forgot:
ATLM = All the little Meridians
AM = antemeridian
PM = postmeridian
UM = Uncle Meridian
Still living Dangerously after all these years....
No, He's saying he values employees who understand how the technology, that their job is based on interacting with, actually works, and can derive answers to their own questions instead of him doing their job for them.
Which is just great until they start deriving the wrong answers. And since they don't ask any questions to confirm, they wind up either being useless (doing something tangential to what they were supposed to be doing), or worse than useless (irreparably screwing up their work and possibly their coworkers' as well). Not asking enough questions is a much greater concern than asking too many.
How does one steal milliseconds from a country's central banking system?
I guess time really is money.
Not to mention such things as speaking in tongues, miraculous healings, the prophecies of Jesus all coming true in a single person. There is a lot of indication that there is more than what we can measure. It's the height of arrogance to suggest otherwise, that we are all-knowing.
The fact that the people disagreeing with you don't know everything is not in any way an implication that you know anything.
WARNING TO ALL PERSONNEL: Firings will continue until morale improves.