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Comment: Re:A complementary approach (Score 1) 190

by fmackay (#29459707) Attached to: A Galaxy-Sized Observatory For Gravitational Waves

With a sufficient number of pulsars there should be a pair such that a line between the two is sufficiently tangential to a gravitational wavefront to allow for coincidences to be detected in a period substantially shorter than a human lifetime.

I would be most surprised if the experiment was not designed so that this period should be less than the life expectancy of the lead researcher, less the median Nobel lag in Physics.

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radicalskeptic writes "Radiohead, a band known to be unhappy with other music download services, has decided to release their next album, "In Rainbows", in two formats: a £40 boxed set and a digital download. What's the catch? Customers who purchase the digital download are able to name their own price for the album. This is the first Radiohead release since their contract with EMI expired. As "The Majors" continue to lose relevance, can we expect more of this type of experimentation and flexibility from independent artists?"
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ChiefGeneralManager (600991) writes "Lord Justice Sedley, a UK appeal court Judge has proposed that the all people in the UK (inlcuding visitors) should have their DNA recorded on the national database. Sedley's argument is that the current database is 'indefensible' because it contains a hotch-potch mix of people, including children and those who've been in contact with the police. His view is we should make it compulsory for all DNA to be recorded to remove this anomaly. The UK Information Commissioner has expressed some concerns, but not dismissed the idea outright. Yet."
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