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Edited: One giant leap...seemingly into nothingness:

http://io9.com/no-german-scientists-have-not-confirmed-the-impossibl-1720573809 (thanks, +Richard Dixon​)
Later today, July 27, German scientists will present new experimental results on the controversial, "impossible" EM Drive, at the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics' Propulsion and Energy Forum in Orlando. The presentation is titled "Direct Thrust Measurements of an EmDrive and Evaluation of Possible Side-Effects." Presenter Martin Tajmar is a professor and chair for Space Systems at the Dresden University of Technology, interest...
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No worries. It may still be real yet, just unproven.
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"...first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star..."

How many more are out there?
NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.”
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Neat!
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Freaky cool!
Scientists connected the brains of rats and monkeys to form an "organic computer" which could perform simple tasks and computations.
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Pro tip: when reading a book by an English (UK) author, don't read the words er or erm with an American (or otherwise rhotic) accent. Read it as an r-dropping English person would pronounce it at the end of a word (except before a vowel), viz. uh, um. That's what they're trying to convey: the good old schwa sound.

If you find er used for uh in American writing (or occasionally in speech), chances are that you have come across an overzealous, ill-informed Anglophile mimicking British orthography without realizing they've never heard an English person pronounce it that way.

What's really bothersome is that English authors like Rowling, when attempting to transcribe rhotic dialect, use (-)er interchangeably with actual pronounced r's with precious little to differentiate them. This would confuse even readers whose accent is non-rhotic.

Here's a bit from the rhotic (non-r-dropping) West-Country-accented Hagrid: "...we knew the Ministry'd be lookin' fer a reason ter run us in." In that selection, fer is pronounced with r as written, but ter is pronounced teh or tuh; the fact that the following word run begins with r has nothing to do with it, as ter is used for to everywhere for Hagrid's speech.

This awkward convention also causes problems in phrases like "didn't get it ter eat," in which any r-dropping English accent would nonetheless pronounce the "linking" r before the leading vowel in eat even though that's clearly not what Rowling wants us to hear in this case: this should have been represented as "teh eat" or the like. And there are problems the opposite way, e.g. "Never known kids like you three fer knowin' more'n yeh oughta," in which an r-dropping English accent wouldn't fail to drop the r in fer because it is followed by the consonant-led knowin', despite the fact that her intention was to represent fer with the r pronounced.

All this to say, why can't British authors drop that useless convention and write er as eh or uh? For all her brilliance, Rowling is particularly bad about this.
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YES

File this under "Things I didn't need science to tell me, about which I'm nonetheless gratified that my subjective preference has been vindicated."
A very large study in Toronto shows that an additional 10 trees along a neighborhood street improves health in a way comparable to "being 1.4 years younger."
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Heh. Excel 2013. Would you believe Google can't find a single web page noting this typo?

"This File has been locked by nother user.  Try again later."
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Maybe it's just localized for someplace rural? :D
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Can anyone tell me what this icon is? It's on my Dell Latitude laptop, but I've seen it on the Ultrabook as well.
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+bo van dayhopper​ - Wow! Never would have guessed that one!
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NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.”
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50 points from Gryffindor.
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I just hope you last more than a year...
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My daughter, geek princess of QuizUp.

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I'm a jack of few trades, master of none.

I win the bread as a supervisor for a team collecting data that is fed into our software tool, which predicts and helps mitigate the problem of electronic and electrical components going obsolete. Got that?

I'm currently detoxing from more than a decade of postgraduate work (historical linguistics at the University of Georgia). I'm glad to now be able to pursue my many interests in several unrelated subjects -- not to mention my family (which will always trump all).

I'm also a recovering musician.

To give you an idea of some of my interests, here are a few of my circles:
  • tech (especially Google/Android)
  • science (archaeology, paleontology, anthropology, linguistics)
  • theology
  • music
  • sci-fi TV (among my favorite shows: The X-Files, Babylon 5, LOST, Farscape, Doctor Who...)
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I can do several Muppet voices. Yes, maybe even better than you.
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    Historical Linguistics, 2015
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My wife and I have a new favorite Asian restaurant. The red curry she had and the Pad Thai I had were the best of each we remember eating. Excellent noodles! Nice atmosphere, friendly and attentive service.
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This castle, probably best known as the Krak de Chevaliers (Castle of the Crusaders), was a highlight of my trip through Syria. Its condition is absolutely remarkable and the surrounding lookout impressive. Highly recommended.
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reviewed 8 months ago
Such a pleasant place to hang out. They have breakfast food, lunch sandwiches, and pastries (from Wilson's) in addition to java. I tried a mocha latte, which had excellent flavor. The upper floor has tables, side rooms, and a selection of popular used books on sale (from Gottwals across the street). It's a great place to study. It's also set up for live coffee-house-style performances (with sound equipment and even a guitar ("for experienced guitar players only"). The decor was tasteful and attractive throughout. I especially liked the old photographs of downtown Perry.
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Pretty sure this is the best Pad Thai I've ever had--certainly the best I've had in Athens. The lunch portion is quite generous. My waitress was friendly and attentive. I'll certainly be back.
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My favorite Asian restaurant in these parts. The food is great and the service is quick, efficient, and friendly.
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reviewed a year ago
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
We've been using Big Indian for our tack and feed needs for several months now. They're very professional, very knowledgeable, and very helpful.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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