Five years ago, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three astronomers for their discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace. This led to the widespread acceptance of the idea that the universe is dominated by a mysterious substance named 'dark energy' that drives this accelerating expansion. Now, a team of scientists has cast doubt on this standard cosmological concept. The evidence for acceleration may be flimsier than previously thought, they say, with the data being consistent with a constant rate of expansion.
If correct, this may turn cosmology on its ear yet again. Perhaps we don't need anything as exotic as dark energy to explain the universe's expansion, after all.
It's very probable. But since we also know that the Periodic Table of Elements is universal, as well as the fundamental forces, we also know things like warp drive are just not feasible...
So they are over there, and we are here. End of story.
Not end of story. In fact, we have no idea how the story ends, or even how long it is. The human notion of accepted physics has been constantly evolving and is still changing every year. For example, two hundred years ago we had virtually no understanding of electromagnetism, or that our theories of electricity and magnetism would be unified. I find it incredibly arrogant and shortsighted to believe that FTL travel via warp drive must be impossible simply because our current understanding of the universe (which we know to be incomplete) can't make it work.
We believe antimatter exists yet we are terrible at working with it. Hell, we still don't know anything about dark energy or dark matter, though we think they probably exist. We spend billions of dollars searching for predicted subatomic particles and find things we hadn't even imagined, and we are just beginning to get into quantum spookiness. It was not so many generations ago that terrestrial human flight sounded preposterous, so I'm a long way from accepting the conjecture that warp drive is not possible. It could be that we are multiple currently-unimaginable breakthroughs away from starting to understand how.
Yes, more Windows Phones, please! They've got, hands down, the best phone OS out there. Not a lot of Windows 10 Phones out there, but there should be more.
Hands down? I don't think you understand that phrase.
And yet Yahoo stock was unphased by this news. In fact, it is up today.
Already hit bottom? lol
I wouldn't mind being a failure for a $219 million dollar retirement.
This is a ringing success, by Trump's definition. She made out so she was highly successful at the job, her company be damned. Of course they were already screwed and she did nothing to reverse the screwing, so who cares about the employees, shareholders, customers, etc. Them losing money means it was dumb on their part, following Trump logic, I'll tell ya, believe me!
My cover letter when I apply to be Yahoo's CEO will be simply this (and no stealing!):
I will MAKE YAHOO! GREAT AGAIN, believe me. She screwed up some things, she screwed up with the email server, screwed up really huge, and if you ask me, I won't say say she's working for someone else, but maybe she is, she could be, who knows, and now I'm the outsider you want because I have limited experience with these things, and have never been a CEO or an IT insider, I'm an outsider, and my plan is to make Yahoo! profitable again and end the bad times, by you know, bringing us back to the good, with more profit, not losses, losses are bad, and we don't want those, trust me!
What's a "Lexus" ? Around here we call them "Tesla Tollways"
An overpriced but equally boring Toyota. If you buy an ES instead of a loaded Camry or Avalon, you are just getting gouged. And I see more giant SUVs and various German cars abusing restricted lanes more than anything else.
Do you drive? Because I do, and it's handy as hell. Read/write messages without removing your hands from the steering wheel, or make calls or prettt much anything you want.
there are many situations in which is very handy to use a phone/computer with your voice, and some have saved lives.
I drive, a lot. And I think I'm pretty decent at it. Part of my success as a driver has been recognizing how much distractions can negatively impact my driving, and by distractions I mean even just conversing with passengers or especially talking on the phone hands-free. I honestly don't want more excuses to use technology on the road, whether hands-free or voice-activated. Surely using Siri is safer than texting, but I feel that technology that requires less attention can lull people into a false sense of security, resulting in them fiddling with BT phones, changing music, using Siri, etc. way more than they should.
"I have five dollars for each of you." -- Bernhard Goetz