The article says that most of the galaxies are moving apart, but the Local Group is moving closer. Why would the local group be different than the other galaxies? Are there other groups of galaxies that are seeing the same effect, or is the Local Group an anomaly?
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Some lawmakers were not so keen on the fast-tracking of this legislation. Checks and balances are there for a reason, it's a shame that they can be sidetracked when politically expedient.
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Every time it snows, deniers claim "see, there's no global warming" and believers say "weather is not climate!"
Brisbane (QLD Australia) has last week had the coldest Winter morning in 102 years, many people are saying "what global warming?"
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And Elite did this in 1984 Was it obeying the same rules or just creating "random stuff"?
From what I remember the star and planet creation happened through an algorithm, as you could visit the same location when playing Elite on a totally different computer, eg BBC Micro, or (eventually) PC version. There was some fluctuation on commodity prices but even that wasn't really random, more cyclic.
Didn't you know? Even more regulation is all we need to a happier and more prosperous life.
Didn't you know? All we need for a happier and more prosperous life is to go completely Thunder Dome!
Why not? I already run Barter Town...
I guess you two are in Australia, seeing as Thunderdome was on TV last night - still fresh in your mind.
A red directional arrow means no turn on red in most states. A round red light is turn after stop.
From another country (ie Australia) you cannot proceed through a red light or arrow at all, only on green can you go.
How many are old farts and still virgin like me? I will be like The 40 Years Old Virgin soon.
Past that one, 44 years and counting...
I work doing IT support in a school, talking with students and teachers all day though I am definetly an introvert.
I have no problems at social event - will happily go along - I don't need to be talky talky while there though.
I'm incredibly shy when I want to talk relationship questions with a girl. I just can't bring it up, or ask them out...
I don't know about that, but if this is a simulation then could someone please tell me where I can find the reboot switch? I want out.
Also from Douglas
"“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”"
But what about the Doomsday Device Gap?!
I see you and I raise you. What about a mineshaft gap?
We've had only a few major redesigns since 1997; we think it's time for another. But we really do take to heart the comments you've made about the look and functionality of the beta site that houses Slashdot's future look. So let's all slow down. Right now, we're directing 25 percent of non-logged-in users to the beta; it's a significant number, but it's the best way for us to test drive this new design, to have you show us what pieces need to be fixed, and how. If you want to move back to Classic Slashdot, that path is available: from the Slashdot Beta page, you just need to select the "Slashdot Classic" link from the footer (or this link). We're committed to keep you informed of the plans as changes are implemented; we can't promise that every user will like every change, but we don't want anything to come as a surprise. Most importantly, we want you to know that Classic Slashdot isn't going away until we're confident that the new site is ready. And — okay, we've got it — it's not ready. We have work to do on four big areas: feature parity (especially for commenting); the overall UI, especially in terms of information density and headline scanning; plain old bugs; and, lastly, the need for a better framework for communicating about the How and the Why of this process. Some of you have suggested we're not listening; on the contrary, some of us are 'listening' pretty much full-time. We're keeping you informed of this process, because we're a community and we want to take everyone with us. But, yes, we're trying something new. Why? We want to take our current content and all the stuff that matters to this community and deliver it on a site that still speaks to the interests and habits of our current audience, but that is, at the same time, more accessible and shareable by a wider audience. We want to give our current audience the space where they are comfortable. And we want a platform where we can experiment with different views of both comments and stories. It's not an either/or. It's going to be both. If we haven't communicated that well enough, consider this post a first step to fixing that. And in the meantime, we're not sorry to have received a flood of feedback, most of it specific, constructive and substantive. Please keep it coming. We will be adding more specific info here in the days to come.
Let's give them a chance, folks.
Hear hear. I've gone back to Classic and I'm afraid to look at Beta in case I can't return. I like being able to see at a glance if anyone has replied to my comments and what score I got for them. Couldn't do that in Beta last time I looked. In fact I found it almost impossible to find my comments, it's as if my comments were lost.
The doctrine of porcine infallibility has been given a kick squarely in the bollocks.