I bet the US have "strategic military reserves" or something stacked up somewhere. As is usual in such cases, however, a conflict will break out in Europe... The pleasing thing is that the Swiss don't get to play neutral this time!
Alas, the largest non-enlish-speaking markets all dubb the Hollywood films, and the english-speaking markets don't have much interest in non-english films. Such an app, although cool and much needed, has a very small market.
Pythagoras — 520, in: Euclid — 300, Elements, Book I, Prop. 47 (Athens).
The citation is probably wrong. Although we don't know exactly where Euclid's Elements were written, he lived in Alexandria and not in Athens. The oldest known complete edition was also edited in Alexandria.
Yes, I'm a citation nazi.
I blame the Slashdot mods for not moderating the GP as 'funny' in a timely fashion, thereby letting me ridicule myself.
I think 'Whooooosh' is in order.
How is knowing more about the environment and being properly equipped cheating, exactly? It just sounds that Amundsen was just a better explorer and leader, to me. He knew that the dogs were the best option and focused on them, instead of coming up with a ridiculous combination of dogs, ponies and motorised vehicles. The motor vehicles were not robust enough and Scott had to carry the horse food all the way. Scott also relied on his orders being followed to the letter, and he got properly screwed by his mates that completely ignored him and left him freeze to death. If you want to accuse Amundsen for anything, accuse him of designing an expedition with the sole purpose of reaching the pole first with only a bare minimum of science. Cheating, however, is a totally empty accusation.
The doctors. At WHO.
Judging by this summary, the trolls are alive and well, I'd say.
So? What's your point? That the repeated reaction somehow invalidates the arguments being made?
"Facebook. Where men are men, women are men, and 14-year-old girls are FBI agents."
Nah, it doesn't have the same ring to it...
What's with the euphemism? 'Reborn' us a very lame way to say 'dead', which is the real meaning in this case. Seriously, slashdot editors, if I wanted to read euphemisms, I would read the press release.
Hollywood is mentally bankrupt!
What about these great things?
Hollywood didn't put any mental effort in them.
Oh puh-lease, G.R.R. Martin put all the mental effort. All the producers had to do was not fuck it up with bad cast options and script changes for "appealing to the target audience".
A patent does not guarantee freedom to practice. Due to its format and wording, a patent can be easily rendered useless by a "counter-patent" (at least according to the EU law that I'm familiar with). This then leads to a deadlock and the only solution is cross-licensing. I can hardly see any benefit from a situation like that for anyone except the involved lawyers.
The best way to make sure a technology remains free is to publish as much as possible (in journals, conferences etc.) and to release as much material as possible using an open license. Using the patent system for supporting openness is to me like feeding the trolls.
This is complete FUD. A piece of software 'released to the world' is prior art, which does exactly the opposite: it prevents someone else from patenting the same technology.
Most applications of titanium dioxide use amorphous nanoparticles, not the crystalline structures found in soil. These take quite a bit of chemistry and energy to produce, like a flame aerosol reactor and precursors like TiCl4. I suppose that the nanotube production is similarly complicated and energy-hungry.