Yeah how is this either "news for nerds" or "stuff that matters"?
While the results are interesting, it looks like the 13 new solutions all involve 3 equal mass bodies with total zero angular momentum and coplanar. Of course, all the periodic solutions are probably special cases of some sort.
I mean, I can't stand the taste, how do you people even drink this stuff? The only way I can drink an alcoholic beverage is if it's watered so completely I can't even taste it. Not to mention I don't even understand the appeal, I have no desire to have my mental functions impaired in any way whatsoever, and I find *drinkers* of alcohol intolerable as well. I can understand drugs that might be mind expanding, like LSD or mushrooms or whatever, but this blacking out drunk, acting obnoxious, and waking up with a hangover I just don't get.
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I believe they're talking about mirror matter. It's still in this universe but doesn't really interact with anything else, kind of like, oh dark matter is suppose to.
Somehow I have a feeling that a lack of filled positions in those areas aren't particularly hurting anything.
"the law doesn't allow it to be used on any 'U.S. persons.'"
Well that's a load off my mind. It's nice to know all we US persons have to worry about is being flagged as a terrorist and executed with no due process in a drone strike, but at least they won't hack our game consoles.
Fair enough, but some of them are at least 75 miles from the border it looks like.
It's still ridiculous being subjected to this nonsense without probable cause. Of course, I also think sobriety check points are unconstitutional too. Even though I would never run afoul of either since I don't smoke or drink, I still care about our actual freedoms.
Exactly, just like this road right here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_10
Uh you do understand this "border" checkpoint is nowhere near the actual border, right? It's just some random spot on I-10 like a 100 miles from the border. Completely ridiculous.
That said, you'd think people would have heard about this and avoid I-10 like the plague in that part of the state.
Wow I'm totally shocked, what's the world coming to?
Decisions of how to deal with the massive asteroid are best left to the individual.
Note we're talking about condensed matter physics here, so this isn't the discovery of a fundamental particle that is a Majorana fermion, just a composite particle (similar to a Cooper pair) that appears to behave like a Majorana fermion. I'm sure this is an exciting discovery, but I tend to get more excited about fundamental particle discoveries.
BTW, maybe someone can enlighten me further, but since neutrinos have mass wouldn't they probably have to be Majorana fermion? You could catch up to a neutrino and make it appear as right-handed in some reference frame which would presumably make it's anti-matter right-handed counterpart? Neutrinoless double-beta decay is what would confirm that, right?
Yet another example highlighting the fact that "illegal" does not necessarily equate to "wrong".