The original mouse included within the 1968 "(Mother of all demos) Demonstration" presented by the inventor, Doug Engelbart.
The Marine Corps. There are 3 levels: marksman, sharpshooter and expert. He was rated as a sharpshooter in 1956. In a 1959 test, his ability declined to marksman.
By the way, his brother (still alive) feels Lee was a whack job that was doing it on his own. Didn't know he had a brother near his own age — the surprises never end.
I misread your post as "God Fuck America". The way we are going, we are doing a damn good job of doing it all by ourselves.
Easy mistake. Abraxas: [ (evil + d = devil) + (good - o = god) % do ]
Just a doffing of the hat to Demian.
"The Earth has a skin and that skin has diseases, one of its diseases is called man." - attributed to Nietzsche
I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals.
Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.
~ Agent Smith
Set it so that noon is when the sun is at it's apex and be done with it.
I beleive that used to be called Railroad Time.
The many different railway times across the North American continent were based on the local (high-noon) times determined by thousands of communities. The problems it created with the railroads, some serious, eventually resulted in the railroad companies to create and determine the borders of the four time zones presently used; without getting government approval, which included ignoring the demands of everyone who wanted the Sun to be at high-noon in their community.
The die-hards were still using the long list of local times published by the railroad companies well into the late 1950's before.
such a retarded word
The correct spelling for the retarded word is: millennial (or millennium). Status @ 148 comments: 13 millenials; 6 millennials. (If this is some kind of thing millennial, nevermind.)
You're self-mislead, you were thinking it said Grand Unifying Theory of EVERYTHING?
You're right, sort of. I mentioned this earlier and why I felt I "mislead myself" (and a couple of other readers who may not agree for the same reasons) in a follow up comment under my original post. In hindsight, instead of doing a poorly thought out incomplete quip, it would have been better from the start to take the time to write both comments as one.
I RTFA. You are correct, it isn't misleading. But it is a fascinating article (non-nerds, don't bother, you won't understand it).
I read most of the article myself and avoided the original paper. It's was a little over my head making my best guess at a simplistic takeaway for the layman, like myself, appears to be: Electrons, under certain conditions, won't repel from one another as they normally do and instead pair off with each other to create superconducting properties. The authors feel they've developed an explanation that will allow one to predictably manipulate this property with better materials for future technologies. The challenge now is to confirm their explanation is correct by finding a way to apply their ideas. This is hopefully close enough; however,any improvements or clarifications on its accuracy is desired (and expected).
As for the title: Yes, I'm aware it obviously wasn't implying this would resolve the Grand Unified Theory of everything. However, during the first half a second on my first read, I did initially think it had something to do with that idea the phrase for G.U.T. is traditionally reserved for when it's discussed in articles related to science and technology. Then, much to my disappointment I realized my mistake; the writers were probably doing it to capture the reader by baiting the article with a little bit of sensationalism. It's called marketing and story tellers do it to "engage" the reader, which they have every right to do. I'll need to try a little harder at keeping my wishes in check to avoid that type of manipulation.
How about: Is the summary title from the article misleading? Will success at finding a technological solution for High-TC also unify quantum mechanics and general relativity.
It's not about being lazy. Feynman famously addressed this in his "Cargo Cult Science" rant in his Caltech commencement address given in 1974. [...]
Fwiw, Richard Feynam's Caltech commencement address, "Cargo Cult Science" — in your own voice.
His description, near the end, of an A-number-one experiment done in psychology and its subsequent disregard is a satandalone classic and probably the best part, imho.
Linda Boreman, iirc, learned about Ada Lovelace in a computer class she was taking prior to becoming a porn star.
Another solution to add to that list of several likely solutions: Eveyone will need a really good compass.
And, it'll most likely be something like that as an iPhone app.
"Winston Smith . . . . . resorted to hiding the bushes with his lover "
I don't remember any bushes in that story.
You know, neither did I, so I checked and there was a new paged taped in with bushes in the story. I guess I was wrong, there were always bushes in the story.
Congratulations citizen; you have at last achieved a victory over yourself and will begin to realize that all is well now.
...The once powerful Yahoo grasps at straws to attract developers back after fucking them over for a few years...
Perhaps even the non-developers — the Yahoo! Yodeler, Wylie Gustafson is one that comes to mind from over a decade ago.
I believe that Google already has craploads of servers local to their customers. That is how they work. They have servers in America for
Google does have crap-loads of servers worldwide, localized into 7 different regions, 2 in North America; an eight region was recently activated during the last year or so. IIRC, the regionalization allows the data centers as a whole to never experience a sunset; also, the data itself being redundant, is optimized locally to minimize delays.