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This is one of those times (no pun intended¹) when I wish I could put a single post in two collections.

¹If it were, I'd want to add this to a third collection.
 
Muller’s new idea: Time is expanding because space is expanding.

“The new physics principle is that space and time are linked; when you create new space, you will create new time,” Muller said.

“Every moment, the universe gets a little bigger, and there is a little more time, and it is this leading edge of time that we refer to as now,” he writes. “The future does not yet exist … it is being created. Now is at the boundary, the shock front, the new time that is coming from nothing, the leading edge of time.”

His theory makes testable predictions, not so incidently.

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Physicist Richard Muller proposes that time is created as space is created in the expanding universe
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Mathematics has ringed almost every ounce of common sense out of science.
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I will not be using this incredibly stupid and redundant thing. If you want to IM me you can continue to reach me through Hangouts.
 
Were you hoping Allo had proper SMS support? Yeah, no.
The burning question on everyone's mind when Allo was released - "can you send SMS?" The answer, as seemingly common with Google products, is "it's complic... by Corbin Davenport in Applications, Google
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I don't mind phone number tying since my phone number is not tied to a carrier. But until it works on N devices at once including browsers I can't usefully use Allo or Duo. So I don't. Problem solved. :)
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Things are never so bad that no one could come along and make them worse.  And for most of you readers who are american citizens, the status quo might not be perfect but it hasn't been so intolerable that rolling (loaded) dice is really in your interest.
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+Noah Friedman The Republican politicians, for all their cheap talk about how much they love Murka and the Flag and suchlike, are uniquely vulnerable to the charge of vanity. By refusing to act on a SCOTUS nominee, they've dared to trifle with the form of government itself. The power of the Bully Pulpit is very great. I wouldn't bother to shut down the government, I'd just humiliate the Republicans, in public.

Long ago, when LBJ was running for office in Texas, his opponent at the time was a pig farmer. Lyndon Johnson told his aides to go out and tell everyone his opponent was having carnal knowledge of his pigs. His aides, shocked, said "Lyndon, you can't just say that! It's just not true!"

Johnson replied "Oh I know. I just want to see the son of a bitch deny it."
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But by all means, do go on (and on) about how orange hitler "tells it like it is", but also doesn't really mean any of it.  Or that his constructive policy proposals (if he even has any) make up for this.
 
3rd-party male voter in 2017, making excuses after.... "I needed to express my frustration with the political system and with the choices we were presented with by the corporate oligarchy and it’s not my fault..."
On Your Way to the Camps, I Just Want You to Know…
On Your Way to Prison for That Miscarriage, I Just Want You to Know…
On Your Way to Your Court Martial, I Just Want You to Know…
On Your Way to Your Son’s Funeral, I Just Want You to Know…
I don’t have anything against Muslims or immigrants, and I didn’t believe him when he said he would round you all up and send you out of…
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+Mike DeSimone You lost me at "no debt, no investment".

As an individual I invest all the time. My investments are secured always by real assets not arbitrary money. I'm not purchasing debt as an investment I'm purchasing assets with my investment. I'm not owed anything should disaster strike and an investment turn sour. I own a portion of businesses, real estate, or actually products (like if my guy doesn't sell the cars I still own the cars or a portion of the cars).

Thas is how investment really works. You sound like monetizing debt is you favorite thing in the world. Borrow money so you can loan money? I happen to know that a significant amount of American held American debt is pay for play politics. Think of paying employees with stock options instead of taxable income. A very small portion are patriotic souls who think they are helping our economy when they are doing the opposite by not actually investing their hard earned dollars in local economy. Buying bonds for government contract is age old. I think it needs to stop. When the government does loose the war that is fought over debt (not if, when) those American bond holders caused it.

Also, you left out the bit about America holding bonds of foreign governments. This is political peace keeping. Unlike your assertion that the bond holders can't demand premature repayment, a government with nothing to loose won't see it that way.

Think of the bad debt collectors who agree to an installment repayment plan only if you allow automatic deductions. Then they clear your account out past your new contract. It's not legal at all, but happens daily leaving you to sue with no cash in hand to afford a lawyer. In the end if you still owe them money usually the judge forfeits interest not yet paid. In your version of macro economics I am left to assume the judge is the UN who will in all likelihood say, "Sure USA the aggressors really need their money back. Repay it before we support you, but you can keep the interest."

So, you have cleared up nothing for me at all.
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Personally it reminds me of the eye of Sauron.
 
The Helix Nebula in Infrared 
What makes this cosmic eye look so red? Dust. The featured image from the robotic Spitzer Space Telescope shows infrared light from the well-studied Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) a mere 700 light-years away in the constellation of the Water Carrier Aquarius. The two light-year diameter shroud of dust and gas around a central white dwarf has long been considered an excellent example of a planetary nebula, representing the final stages in the evolution of a Sun-like star.

But the Spitzer data show the nebula's central star itself is immersed in a surprisingly bright infrared glow. Models suggest the glow is produced by a dust debris disk. Even though the nebular material was ejected from the star many thousands of years ago, the close-in dust could have been generated by collisions in a reservoir of objects analogous to our own solar system's Kuiper Belt or cometary Oort cloud. Had the comet-like bodies formed in the distant planetary system, they would have survived even the dramatic late stages of the star's evolution.

Image & info via APOD
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Spitzer Space Telescope; Processing: Judy Schmidt

#nasa   #space   #science   #nebula  
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And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? - Luke 6:41

Thou hypochondriac. ;)
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Muller’s new idea: Time is expanding because space is expanding.

“The new physics principle is that space and time are linked; when you create new space, you will create new time,” Muller said.

“Every moment, the universe gets a little bigger, and there is a little more time, and it is this leading edge of time that we refer to as now,” he writes. “The future does not yet exist … it is being created. Now is at the boundary, the shock front, the new time that is coming from nothing, the leading edge of time.”

His theory makes testable predictions, not so incidently.

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Physicist Richard Muller proposes that time is created as space is created in the expanding universe
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It made more sense as a response to the original version of your comment.

The point is that "entropy" is nothing more than a macro view of this process, like the global world-line is a macro view of the result of this process.

If you "reversed the flow of time", the very next state transition in each system would still follow the most probable graph edges.
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Charlie Brown, Alfred E. Neuman, and Wile E. Coyote.
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Here's the kind of thing my brain wakes me up with in the morning:

"New java coding pattern: phylacteries. Used to generate black box methods tefillin for missing routines."

(If none of that made any sense, I'll spare jew the details.)
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Hm. For me it's usually a wet tongue.
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I like the texture and color contrasts on the Strela dial more, but the tachymeter is less useful than the 2nd time zone option of the Poljot (the outer ring can be rotated). You can't really see it in this photo, but the Strela's dial is textured with a concentric ring pattern.

They're functionally equivalent otherwise.  These both have a Poljot 31681 chronograph movement, which was based on the Valjoux 7734 and then refined somewhat.  (http://www.strela-watch.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/MakTime-Poljot-31681.jpg)  The backs on both are transparent.
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More random explosions.
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Favorite comment: "Directed by Michael Bay"

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Poopr puppy has the Note 7 Syndrome 
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This cat just needs a martini.
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specialist in these kinds of things
Skills
yak shaving
Employment
  • Perforce Software
    Release automation developer, 2005 - present
  • Yahoo!
    Software engineer, 2004 - 2005
  • Inktomi
    Toolsmith, 1999 - 2004
  • Netscape
    Unix systems architect, 1996 - 1999
  • Computational Logic
    sysadmin, 1994 - 1996
  • Free Software Foundation
    sysadmin, editor, distribution, 1990 - 1994
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Call me Fishmeal.
Introduction
There are times I find myself suspecting that there is some cruel cosmic deception being perpetrated against me by something akin to descartes' evil genius.   But then I remind myself not to put descartes before the hoax.
Bragging rights
My father was a mathematician and he played the fiddle, so my childhood was full of sets and violins.