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+Pieter Lamers thank goodness the eschaton is now 5% less likely!
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So, how does +Google Trends think the debate is going?
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Well, I'll be cringing and combing through the transcript....
 
Keep your internet device ... Phone, computer, pigeon, whatever, close by tonight during the debate and watch #Politifact  expose truth and lies in near real time!

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/sep/26/live-fact-checking-first-trump-clinton-presidentia/
PolitiFact will have 18 fact-checkers working Monday's first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The best way to follow along is by watching the live Twitter stream below, which will provide you fact-checks in near real-time starting at 9 p.m. E.T. by relying on our database of nearly 13,000 fact-checked claims. At noon E.T. Monday, the editors of PolitiFact will hold a Twitter Q&A;. To participate, use the hashtag #Poli...
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DNC Chair +Donna Brazile wrote me an email asking what I think she should say from the spin room after the debate. Someone called /u/helpmefindmyhat suggested: "It is now clear that Senator Bernie Sanders is the only candidate for President that can bring a sweeping win for the Democrats this year against Donald Trump."
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None. Because I won't believe it anyways #winning  
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I'm not sure banking executives should be anywhere near advising monetary policy. It's an inherent conflict of interest. Bankers should be at the top of the list of people who are not allowed to influence monetary policy.
 
After five senators called for his removal. Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is no longer an advisor to the Federal Reserve.
Thank you Sens. Angus King, Elizabeth Warren, Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, and Maria Cantwell!!
After five senators called for his removal.
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In @Newsweek, @emmettrensin tries to solve the towering mystery of why Clinton doesn't have more millennial support http://www.newsweek.com/hillary-clinton-millennial-voters-502298 … Embedded image. 9:05 AM - 24 Sep 2016. 348 Retweets462 Likes. Reply to @ggreenwald ...
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So, how does +Google Trends think the debate is going?
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Also, fact-checking.
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DNC Chair +Donna Brazile wrote me an email asking what I think she should say from the spin room after the debate. Someone called /u/helpmefindmyhat suggested: "It is now clear that Senator Bernie Sanders is the only candidate for President that can bring a sweeping win for the Democrats this year against Donald Trump."
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DNC Chair +Donna Brazile wrote me an email asking what I think she should say from the spin room after the debate. Someone called /u/helpmefindmyhat suggested: "It is now clear that Senator Bernie Sanders is the only candidate for President that can bring a sweeping win for the Democrats this year against Donald Trump."
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Bernie who ?
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Okay, it's that time of the year again. What are your picks for the Nobel prizes?
 

Yes or no Nobel Prize for Rainer Weiss next week?

Rai Weiss, my friend and former colleague at MIT, may share the Nobel prize for Physics next week on Tue, Oct 4 for the detection of Gravitational Waves with LIGO. GW were predicted 100 years ago by Einstein in his Theory of General Relativity. There could be a problem because this spectacular detection was announced on Febr 11, 2016 which was after the legal deadline for Nobel nominations which is Jan 31. It is quite possible, however, that the nomination was made “in advance”. If not this year, for sure Rai will get the Nobel Prize next year.

As a reminder for some of you who may have forgotten or may not know, on Sept 14, 2015 at 09:50:45 UTC during a very short period of less than 0.5 sec, rapidly oscillating changes with increasing frequency occurred in the distance between LIGO’s mirrors in both laser interferometers which are 3,002 km apart. The changes in distance* were about ten times smaller than the size of a proton. This was the unique signature of a GW produced by two merging black holes at a distance of nearly 1.3 billion light years - How Fantastic! *The effective length of the 4 km arms of LIGO is 1600 km because the light bounces back and forth 400 times between the mirrors.

This ranks among the most important observational results in physics of all time. The Nobel Prize is not a “maybe”, it’s a “given”.

During my 43 years at MIT, 7 of my colleagues received the Nobel Prize for Physics. Rai will be #8! Alan Guth may become #9.

http://news.mit.edu/2016/rainer-weiss-ligo-origins-0211

MIT physicist developed the concept for LIGO as a teaching exercise.
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Attention anti-scientists: We will no longer be approximating spherical cows.
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That's bull :p
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