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Does anyone remember the answer to "Why is the American government the best government?" from Thank You for Smoking?


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Good news on fair usage of API etc.
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Interesting. Colliding electrons and positrons would definitely be a different experiment and maybe that use necessary?
Oh, and I think when he says billions he is using the short form and means giga.
A proposed Japanese accelerator could solve those mysteries the LHC did not
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Cool. Persevering art.
In its first five years, the Google Cultural Institute scanned and archived 200 works of art in super-high-resolution gigapixel images. Now in just the past few months, it has managed to scan a...
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That's awesome. So much art tends to be lost to thievery or decay. 
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The Tale of the Collapsible Camouflaged Bullet-proof Heat-seeking Table

The Army needs a new table. Not just any table. An ARMY table!
The young colonel George Yates was put in charge of the project. He dutifully and enthusiastically contacted several carpenters and got bids for the project. Most bids said 2 weeks of work and $12 in supplies. The best bid said 2 weeks of work and $10 in supplies and it was selected.
Two weeks later Col. Yates showed up and the carpenter and was informed that the price of wood had increased so the carpenter was only able to get 5/6 of the wood needed and therefore needed $2 more and 1 week of work. Disappointed, Col Yates agreed.

Wednesday the following week Major General Bennington heard about the nearly read Army table and thought it would be more useful if it was a 6 person table instead of a 4 person table. Since Major General Bennington gave Major General Graves (Col. Yates's commanding officer) valuable input on the amphibious grill project, Col. Yates was ordered to make the change. Slightly frustrated Col. Yates talked to the carpenter who agrees to make the changes, but requires 3 weeks and $14 more. Since it is an order from his CO Col. Yates agreed.

With one week to go on the project, Brigadier General Arlington, who coordinated Army logistics , reminded Col. Yates that Army regulations require that the table be collapsible in order to be transported on current Army vehicles. Slightly panicked Col. Yates immediately contacted the carpenter and asked for the table to be collapsible. However, the carpenter did not know how to do that and Col. Yates is forced to hire an engineer. The engineer said it will take 4 weeks and $16 to make the 6-person table collapsible.

Four weeks later the 6-person collapsible Army table was nearly ready for testing and Lieutenant General Hoynes, who used to work in the field, was very impressed. He sent out a memo stating so and mentioned how useful it would be if the table were camouflaged. This memo gained a lot of popularity among Col. Yates' superiors and a small committee was formed to investigate the viability of the idea. Despite loud protest from Col. Yates the project was put on hold for 5 weeks pending their findings. Six weeks later the committee concluded that painting the 6-person collapsible Army table with camouflage colors was a great idea and that if the table was also bullet-proof it could be used as cover in the event of enemy contact. Completely flustered Col. Yates talked to the carpenter and the engineer. He was informed that neither the carpenter nor the engineer were certified Army camouflage painters and he had to hire a painter who reported it will take 6 weeks to paint and $20 in materials. In order to make the table bulletproof Col. Yates had to hire a steel worker who needed 7 weeks and $22 in materials. The carpenter was now superfluous, but was hired for the entire project and therefore just makes scale models.

Thirteen weeks later an elated Col. Yates was ready to present the 6-person collapsible camouflaged bullet-proof Army table to his superiors. All the superiors were very impressed and order testing to begin immediately.
One of the people present at the presentation was an aid to Major General Olson, from the air force, who had, unsuccessfully, been trying to fund a new type of heat-seeking missile and Major General Graves owed him big-time for the miniaturized 10-meter flagpole project. Col. Yates was subsequently ordered to include the heat-seeking technology in the table with the reasoning being that soldiers using the table for cover could use the technology to pin-point the enemy's location. Dejectedly Col. Yates returned to his team and gave the order. The engineer could make the adjustments, but it required consulting with the engineer on the heat-seeking missile project as well as $24 in materials and 8 weeks of work. Additionally, for book-keeping purposes the budget deficit on the heat-seeking missile project, $1000, was transferred to the table project since it was seen as a consulting fee.

Ten weeks later a highly paranoid Col. Yates hosted and exclusive and secret meeting to present the 6-person collapsible camouflaged bullet-proof heat-seeking Army table to his superiors. They are all very impressed and order immediate production, despite testing showing that the 2000 pound table could not stand on its own, required a team of engineers 6 hours to set up and occasionally bursts into flames.

And that is story about how 2 week $10 project turned into a 39 week $3284 project :-)
Inspired by The Pentagon Wars movie.
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This is EXACTLY what we need artificial intelligence for! They used machine learning to create and maintain a Bose-Einstein Condensate and the machine did things they would not have thought about! This will make BEC experiments much easier!

"I didn't expect the machine could learn to do the experiment itself, from scratch, in under an hour."
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Interesting. We'll probably hear more at I/O.

Spaces looks like a new social media website from Google, which hasn't a had great track record at these.
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Creating a new chip-set would is quite clever. More and more systems and implement machine learning. Perhaps the desktops of the future would integrate a few of them?

Google has taken a leap forward in the speed of its machine learning systems with the creation of a custom chip that it's been using for over a year.
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I like it when simple comics are made to explain a complex topic. If you are for vaccines: read and enjoy. If you are against vaccines: read and point out the errors. Maybe we'll all learn something?
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Uuu. Tantalizing!
I/O, the great celebration of all things Googley, is right around the corner, and Hugo Barra is super giddy about it. But it’s not just because Hugo has fond memories of announcing Nexus devices and new Android versions on the stage of Google I/O. The former Google executive is excited about something else, something that has to do with his current position of head of international expansion at Xiaomi. Here’s the cryptic tweet we’re working...
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And I am home!
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This seems directly related to the bubbles we create around ourselves that only include information and opinions that we like. C.G.P. Grey had a good video in the subject: "This video will make you angry" youtu.be/rE3j_RHkqJc
Political rallies held at private venues can legally stop certain people from attending and those people can't stop other people from attending them because it is a political event. Private political rallies seems counterintuitive...
I'm definitely looking forward to the presidential debates.
The Arizona law increases penalties against protesters who block access to a political rally. Is blocking access to a political event a political statement in itself?
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Yep, truly crazy times we live in
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Very interesting, but I have to admit I don't know why photons were confined to integer multiples of Planck's constant in angular momentum.

Scientists in Ireland discovered a new form of light that will radically change our understanding of how light functions.
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The purpose of science is to shine a light in the darkness, and lasers do it hard enough to set the darkness on fire!
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Hi there!

I'm a young geek with sporty streak.
The sporty streak is the many years of Ju-jutsu I've done. The geeky part is my degree in physics and interest in coding, movies, fantasy, sci-fi, computers, physics, roleplaying, and google!

I also love traveling by plane. I've been to some far off places like India and New Zealand and I loved it. I wonder were I will go next?
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Water rafted over a 7 m waterfall; taught martial arts to kids for 3+ years; 800+ h of cleanroom experience; got at Ph.D!; have great friends!
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    Applied Physics - Ph.D, 2009 - 2012
  • Technical University of Denmark
    Applied Physics - M.Sc., 2003 - 2009
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This is definitely and artsy place! If you are looking for traditional burgers, go somewhere else. All the burgers are unique and strange. Each of the burgers we tasted was excellent! The restaurant itself was sparsly decorated in a way that really caters to the ART part of the name. Go there for a different, but good culinary experience.
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Fantastic place! The servers were super friendly, easily recommending dishes and wines. The food was top notch, both in quantity and quality! One of us even disliked a minor aspect of one of the dishes and they re-did the entire dish. Highly recommended!
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Delicious food! A warm atmosphere combined with a lot of fruit! :-) There are plenty of dishes and the fruit isn't just watermellon and honey mellon.
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Located near the center of Montreal there are tons of sites within walking distance. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and good at explaining the facilities that are available. The room itself was very nice, with a great view and room to work as well as sleep.
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