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Submission + - SPAM: Jet of magma faster than first thought

Coisiche writes: A jet of magma in the Earth's core is moving faster than first thought; moving at the speed of 45km a year. There seems to be a ring of faster moving magma running east-west around the geographic north pole. Detected by the European Space Agency's three Swarm satellites this magma "jet stream" is running in the opposite direction to its atmospheric equivalents.
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Comment Re: Good for them (Score 1) 258

You're correct but the statement was not about "intelligence, capability, or desire to do good", it was that those people would "never have any influence in the world". There will be intelligent and capable homeless and poor people with a desire to do good but they are extremely unlikely to ever have any influence because they are marginalized and denied opportunity. Yes, some have achieved things despite that background but I have a suspicion that the number who do so has been dropping every year for a while now.

Comment Re:As if this is new (Score 1) 370

So when the starving mob are at the ruling elites' gates with torches and pitch forks, they'll surely find the resources to do the right thing.

Yes, they'll use some of their wealth to hire and equip private armies to keep the starving mob at bay because people would be very happy to take any escape from being in the starving mob.

Might be worth telling your kids that taking a job in the armed forces might be the best way to ensure well paid future jobs because military training would be in greater demand.

Comment Re:Why would that matter? (Score 3, Interesting) 156

it has been 6 months from the referendum result and the government still hasn't even decided what to negotiate for yet

In any industry I think a project manager who had only produced vague statements with nothing concrete for 6 months would be looking at quick receipt of a P45. Maybe even less than 6 months.

Unfortunately we can't get rid of the government for another 3 and a half years. And even then it will be tricky because of boundary changes favouring the Conservative party (which they probably have to hurry and pass while they still have a working majority). Although if they don't get Brexit through there might be some huge swings to UKIP, but I don't think they would ever get enough seats to form the government, and if they do get Brexit through and the leave voters don't immediately find themselves better off they are going to blame the Conservative government. No wonder Cameron resigned.

Comment Re: "Jarvis" eh? (Score 1) 100

Perhaps an unimaginative choice... but wait, Disney now owns the MCU and I'm pretty sure they retrospectively bought the distribution rights to the films made before they bought Marvel, such as Iron Man.

I suppose Zuckerberg will be fine as long as he doesn't plan to make any commercial gain from "Jarvis" but if he tries it could be slightly entertaining to watch Disney lawyers circling him.

Submission + - SPAM: "Jet streams" in Earth's core

Coisiche writes: Most will know of the atmospheric jet streams, the bands of fast moving air circling the globe, and now it seems something similar has been discovered down below. There's evidence of a faster moving belt around the northern pole of the Earth's core. Moving at 50km per year it's definitely a bit slower than its atmospheric counterpart but still much faster than anything else down there is moving.
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Comment Re:Things to solve (Score 3, Insightful) 253

I think they might set the bar a little higher because that's probably in the grasp of hundreds of millions around the world. It'll definitely cost more and be carefully controlled.

And no matter how much it costs you know who will always be able to afford it? Politicians.

In fact I wouldn't be surprised if governments establish a rule that elected members, or non-elected like UK House of Lords, get rejuvenation therapy during their tenure. This would establish an even greater desire to maintain office, which would lead to blatant gerrymandering, changes to election rules and restrictions on voting rights.

Sometimes something that looks like a good idea just doesn't turn out that way.

Comment Re:National pride (Score 1) 83

EDL won't care as long as the residents of Albania, Panama, Peru and Romania stay in their respective countries to enjoy the better telecomms service.

Especially Romania since the Daily Mail (which they are far, far, far more likely to read than Slashdot) tells them that billions of Romanians enter the UK every day.

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