Thank you for saying flavor-aid. This is what was drunk at Jonestown. Not Kool-aid. That was drunk at the Funkytown massacre. So many afro wigs...
Didn't see the whole video yet, but in the beginning it is mentioned that nickel takes on a hydrogen nucleus to become copper. If this is indeed happening, it's possible it's affecting only one isotope within the nickel sample, so couldn't go from 62-Ni to 63-Cu? Would there be leftover radioactivity this way? (I'm not a nuclear physicist)
Why do we need defense spending when we have the SECOND AMENDMENT! Screw the nanny state! RON PAULEM 4EVR!
I used theory in the unofficial parlance suitable for social conversation . Scientific parlance is used in the work environment or during conversations with other scientists or Class XIX entities . Inserting hypothesis into social conversation gives the air of elitism and education which distances listeners who focus on content and don't spend their time nitpicking and being douchebags.
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If they are here, they're not the aliens, they're the drones. Send out a legion of drones who roam the galaxy and reproduce every so often to send out their own set of drones. Think of it as the Voyager mission with fleshy AI. If they report back, great, but the creators of the drones know well they will most likely all be gone before getting word back. The drones just take information and aren't necessarily as intelligent as their makers (usually a bad idea to make something that reproduces to many times your own number smarter than you if you can control it). So, bunch of boring data takers floating above. And yes, with probably advanced nanotechnology and other science wizardry. Interesting side note: if you read the account of Fire in the Sky author, Travis Walton, as detailed in "The Walton Experience" (totally different than the movie, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walton_Experience), there is a part where he mentions trying to break a glass-like cylinder and is unable. I wouldn't be surprised (assuming this is all a true account and not made up), that it was made out of pure diamond.
Of course, the probability of all this is scant as there are other explanations that would make more sense. But, as a scientist, I feel it is wrong to dismiss it out of hand as bullshit without at least investigating it a little and setting aside my biases.
If this is in regard to "just deserts," then there is no misspelling.
Good news for us, Elaine Benes, and Squidward:
I heard about this a while ago. I'm wondering when it'll happen.
It's a great concept. Really. But why does it work? He mentions people put money into Mafia Wars on Facebook so they can be better than their peer. I don't think this kind of competitiveness with others is great for society. I think it actually makes us dumber and greedier and more superficial. If people are gonna compare themselves to one another, I hope it would be more along the lines of, "That guy has really found inner happiness. I hope to do that myself one day." It seems like the norm today is more like, "That guy has really found inner happiness. Let me find some reason to hate him. If I can't find one, I'll slash his tires."
Do we really need more stuff that conflates self-worth with measurable things, like salary, possessions, wife's bra size? I'm certain all the wishful thinking in the world won't stop this from happening, but at some point we are going to have to stop comparing ourselves to our peers in order to feel good. And while we're at it, stop mixing up ecstasy (not the drug) with happiness. Big difference...
The way that I define artificial intelligence* is that a computer would have to be able to generate efficient code to solve a problem that it was not programmed to solve. This is a very simple definition, but I think it works well for most purposes.
If the TV show is good enough, maybe the audience won’t be driven to alcohol.
Almost none of these comments bought into the complete bullshit of those predictions!!
Anyone have any idea just where this webcam is pointing? Judging by the timestamp and the palm trees, I'm guessing Florida.
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. -- Quentin Crisp