Is stubbornly ignoring reality really a sign of intelligence? Somehow how doubt that.
That has nothing to do with transit riders and motorists. I measure the distance of places in my neighborhood by how long it takes to walk to them. There are two reasons for this. One, most people don't walk around with a surveyors wheel measuring distances to everything. and two, I really don't care about the distance. The travel time is much more useful to know.
The sound barrier was not the same at all. We knew of things going faster than sound, we just didn't think we could engineer a machine that could survive the stress of breaking the sound barrier. It's like building a fusion reactor, we know in theory it's possible but some people believe the engineering challenges are too great to overcome. The speed of light is different. We know of nothing that goes faster than light, and all the evidence we have supports this theory that nothing can go faster.
But there was reason to believe in black holes. There was no reason to believe an object with an escape velocity faster than the speed of light couldn't exist. They were strange but they solved a very simple problem. Subspace on the other hand is just wishful thinking for those who want to think FTL travel will someday be possible. There is no reason to believe it might or even should exist based on anything we know about the universe.
Not pedantic, wrong. It seems obvious to me that what they mean by a fraction of light speed is how far they are from the theoretical fastest communication speed from point a to point b where the speed of light is the only delay. Fiber has many additional delays caused by numerous repeaters along the way and the circuitous routing of the cable. They have improved on this with a more direct path and fewer repeaters.
It's entirely different because people don't burn books just because they are done with them and are trying to reduce clutter. It is always done as an act of censorship, too prevent others from being able to read the books. Removing books on a public source such as project Gutenberg or a library server maybe would be closer to what book burning was about.
Isn't it more likely prosecution is difficult because there is frequently no evidence and no eyewitnesses, just one persons word against another? In those circumstances it *should* be hard to get a conviction.
Burn it more efficiently.
I'm pretty sure the interference pattern is determined by the mass and velocity of the particle. Because of this the pattern would not be unique to any one particle.
Yeah, that and every other fact about the article which he got entirely wrong.
The partisanship is the cause of the ACA's problems, not the other way around. Obama could have entirely ignored his base who wanted a single payer system and taken a Republican plan as the basis of his health care reform and the Republicans still would have opposed it because of who he was. We know this is true because that's in fact what happened.
Icicles can and do form on all kinds of overhead surfaces in the city. They do present a small risk, but that has nothing to do with the streetlights.
Just as having evidence something is being done is not the same as having no evidence something is being done.
They said "they are stripping out part of the MAC". They can strip off enough that it is not a globally unique ID, but it could still be useful to identify the same vehicle twice on the same road segment.
Why would they need to know statistics about bluetooth devices in cards? They see a bluetooth device at point A, then a little later see the same device at point B. d=rt, the distance and time are known so the rate of traffic can be easily determined.