I could be wrong, but I thought the Casimir force was due to quantum effects of particles appearing and disappearing?
That's odd... I was certain it had somthing to do with the misfortune that occurs should one bend over in front of a goat.
So the fusion energy amounts to a few percent of the energy in the laser pulse (and much less if you account for the inefficiency of the laser).
The estimates become even more dubious when you account for all the energy expended training, feeding and housing the sharks.
Except Apple aren't king of the hill any more, they have less than 20% of the smartphone market.
Hmm... your strawman is compelling, but it is difficult to ignore that Apple is the king of the stock market by value, the most valuable brand in the world, and with more than $150B in cash and about that much in projected annual revenue, if they're not yet richer than New Zealand (GDP ~$170B), they will be soon. So even if it is perhaps arguable that they lost some specific market battle, if, the point is overshadowed by the fact that Apple decisively won the war.
Even if the bomb detonated over an empty field it would still have made an impression.
Yes, but not the intended impression. I believe there was some conversation (if not a formal debate) prior to Nagasaki and Hiroshima: Why not bomb Mount Fuji, and spare the lives of millions, and still have the effect of displaying military superiority?
Apparently, merely detonating a bomb is not enough. You need to show beyond any doubt that it is what the enemy thinks it is, and that you have the will to use such a thing. Why two bombs? So there can me no mistaking what it was.
President Truman took up to 250,000 human lives within a very short span, and alone carried that responsibility. No other human that has yet lived has ever caused as much death and destruction. The only thing to compare this to is a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami, a natural disaster.
Regardless how one may feel conserning personal politics and a sitting president, being President is no cake walk. Even if one despises a President, one should always have reverence for the Office, and more respect for the man in it. President Truman was a human tsunami, and all Presidents since have the power to do even more damage than he if necessary.
I disagree, strongly. There is nothing wrong with HTML5. The issue is that it is a non-issue . In physical publishing, the industry has long adopted PDF. It is ideal for printing. PDF is here for the forseeable future. If your book is being pressed, it doesn't matter if it was previously Word, LaTeX, HTML5, chiseled in granite, or you used your finger on a sandy beach and made molds with plaster; it's going to be normalized as PDF before it hits the press.
For digital distribution there is room for all formats, and new formats no one has thought up... there is no purpose in even talking about this. Compose how you feel most comfortable; if physically publishing, send your content to the printers in any form you wish, they will normalize to PDF; make any format available that the digital consumer desires -- the cost of multiple formats is negligible... I imagine a perl or python or ruby script conversion for each format desired is all that is necessary, perhaps with some proofing to iron out wrinkles.
Enjoy your preferred method of composition. But as I pleaded above, please stop evangelizing the need for a solution where no problem exists. HTML5 is not the One True Format, and all others despair in their inferiority. Give consumers the choice of all or any that they wish to use.
This is correct. Mod parent up. No disrespect to HTML5, but it is not going to play any key role for "authorship," (which is, although beside the point, absolutely the incorrect term for the query; "publishing and distribution" is what is meant and what should have been used).
Any writing will be composed however the author feels most comfortable or creative, via pen and paper, dictation, typewriter, or word processor. They're NOT going to compose and tag HTML code for crissakes! I realize some of you supernerds have already, good for you, but no one cares. Write with the method you want to write with, Napoleon. GOSH!
Any written work, or book of images, or any combination of the medium, that is ever intended to be physically printed en mass, is going to be normalized as PDF no matter what the original form of the composition, even if it is a book of mathematics that is typeset in LaTeX, even if it is a small run of physical books and the majority of the tokens are sold as eBooks. If it is going to press, it will be PDF at some point. PDF is fine for digital distribution, but it is not ideal for eReaders, per se, unless the digital consumer desires a digital representation to be identical content to the printed book, in which case PDF is ideal.
And are we under any legal obligation to not lie to these people? No we are not.
As a matter of fact, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives us the right to lie.
I was raised not to lie under any circumstances. It was a long time before I realized that this is impossible. Truth is slippery, and in truth, it cannot be fully known. I trudged through life doing my best to be honest in all but the "white lie" social situations. Over time, I realized how gullible I was, as when one is honest, it is a natural assumption that others are honest with you. Eventually, I became more and more aware of how full of shit everyone was. There were degrees, as I found some individuals beyond reproach in their honesty, and some that I could no longer believe a wors they say, My skepticism even spread to the news I was reading, and was reinforced by a certain news agency winning a court case effectively giving them the right to make up news out of thin air.
I still try to stay honest. In honesty, you don't need to remember any extra annotations to your memory. Every lie will create the need for 10 more, and so on. Who has time for that? Some people are exceptional at lying. Some live in their lies. Some live a lie to protect themselves and their family, but are otherwise decent, honest, psychologiclaly healthy individuals.
It is too late for me, I find I am terrible at creating and casting the intentional lie. I do my best, but my efforts to conceal are easily revealed. I am the opposite of a trained operative... I was trained and it is embedded in me to be as honest as I can. More and more I learn the correct way to live is to not engage in lies, to keep my mouth shut and say nothing rather than lie or tell the truth.
Hopefully, it is not too late for you all reading this. Protect yourself. If you need an ethical reason to behave dishonestly, I recommend studying the excellent philosophical works of Sissela Bok, espescially this. In a nutshell, Bok goes into detail how in a society of liars, one must lie to survive.
I wish you luck. But always remember, no one likes liars, and no one tolerates liars, not even liars. Don't get caught.
You're missing out, and there is a lot of confusion in this thread. You don't compile binaries. It doesn't matter if some ancient binary from some dead archetecture no longer runs on a modern system if the source code is still available. Compile from source.
You can't transfer the audio anywhere else without it being lossy.
Very nearly, all art is lossy. A painting fades. Sculpture deteriorates. Dance is never the same twice. The fact that analog tape is lossy, by itself, does not invalidate the medium. Consider that all your backed up digital data is one good EMP or massive solar flare away from being forever irretrievable.