Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Communist Party in China funded a new super missile that can sink a Nimitz aircraft carrier within 900 miles of the coast. The new missile is called the Dong Feng (or East Wind) 21D. They attack our government computers all the time. It's a cyber cold war.
DF-21 is a two-stage, solid-fuel, medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) developed by the 2nd Aerospace Academy (now China Changfeng Mechanics and Electronics Technology Academy) in late 1970s. It was the first solid-fueled ballistic missile deployed by the Second Artillery Corp. The missile carries a single 500 kt nuclear warhead, up to 2,500 km range. The DF-21 also served as the basis for the submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) JL-1 (CSS-N-3), used on the XIA-Class SSBN. In 1996, an improved variant, the DF-21A, was introduced. Currently, an estimated 60-80 DF-21/DF-21A are in service.
The only thing that can protect a carrier is a HELLADS (High Energy Liquid Laser Defense System) pod on the flight deck. Maybe have some HELLADS on the West Coast. Maybe have a LGM-118 Peacekeeper re-commissioned, because it is 15 years newer than the LGM-30 Minuteman III in service until there is plenty of HELLADS manufactured.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
openSUSE 11.1 had both KDE 3.5.10 and KDE 4.1.3, remember? The SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 better not have only Gnome 3.1 in it. What a disaster in the making! Fedora 15 Gnome experience was supposed to be awfully unstable.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
With conventional technologies nuclear explosives can scale down to about 1/100 kiloton (10 tons, 42 GJ; W54), but making them smaller seems difficult. Large nuclear explosive charges require a heavy structure for the spacecraft, and a very large (and heavy) pusher-plate assembly. Small nuclear explosives are believed to stop shrinking in overall size and required fissile nuclear materials at around 25 kilograms weight, so smaller pulse units are much more expensive per delivered unit energy, and much less mass efficient than larger ones. By injecting a small amount of antimatter into a subcritical mass of fuel (typically plutonium or uranium) fission of the fuel can be forced. An anti-proton has a negative electric charge just like an electron, and can be captured in a similar way by a positively charged atomic nucleus. The initial configuration, however, is not stable and radiates energy as gamma rays. As a consequence, the anti-proton moves closer and closer to the nucleus until they eventually touch, at which point the anti-proton and a proton are both annihilated. This reaction releases a tremendous amount of energy, of which some is released as gamma rays and some is transferred as kinetic energy to the nucleus, causing it to explode. The resulting shower of neutrons can cause the surrounding fuel to undergo rapid fission or even nuclear fusion.
2. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.8
3. Alien (1978) 8.6
4. Aliens (1986) 8.5
5. The War Game (1965)
6. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) 8
7. Invasion of the Flying Saucers (1956) 8
8. Planet of the Apes (1968) 8
9. Frankenstein (1931)
10. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
11. Clockwork Orange
12. 2001: A Space Odyssey
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Report number ATL-COM-PHYS-2011-415
Title Observation of a γγ resonance at a mass in the vicinity of 115 GeV/c2 at ATLAS and its Higgs interpretation
Author(s) Fang, Y (-) ; Flores Castillo, L R (-) ; Wang, H (-) ; Wu, S L (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Imprint 21 Apr 2011. – mult. p.
Subject category Detectors and Experimental Techniques
Accelerator/Facility, Experiment CERN LHC ; ATLAS
Free keywords Diphoton ; Resonance ; EWEAK ; HIGGS ; SUSY ; EXOTICS ; EGAMMA
Abstract Motivated by the result of the Higgs boson candidates at LEP with a mass of about 115~GeV/c2, the observation given in ATLAS note ATL-COM-PHYS-2010-935 (November 18, 2010) and the publication “Production of isolated Higgs particle at the Large Hadron Collider Physics” (Letters B 683 2010 354-357), we studied the γγ invariant mass distribution over the range of 80 to 150 GeV/c2. With 37.5~pb−1 data from 2010 and 26.0~pb−1 from 2011, we observe a γγ resonance around 115~GeV/c2 with a significance of 4σ. The event rate for this resonance is about thirty times larger than the expectation from Higgs to γγ in the standard model. This channel H→γγ is of great importance because the presence of new heavy particles can enhance strongly both the Higgs production cross section and the decay branching ratio. This large enhancement over the standard model rate implies that the present result is the first definitive observation of physics beyond the standard model. Exciting new physics, including new particles, may be expected to be found in the very near future.
Fermi-lab found a bump in the diphoton mass spectrum at a mass of ~115 GeV. If the Higgs exists, it is expected to produce a bump in that spectrum, and 115 GeV is a very probable value for the mass of the Higgs. Higgs peak in this spectrum could be larger than expected if there exist new, heavy particles that we haven’t discovered yet?. The latest published result from CDF sets a limit of about 30 times the expected rate at 115 GeV in the diphoton channel.
So they found something like a Higgs Boson! Lets all just call it the Higgs Boson and cerebrate with Gatorade!
Friday, August 12, 2011
2. Full Metal Jacket (1978)
3. The Deer Hunter (1978)
4. Platoon (1986)
5. Rescue Dawn (2006)
6. Jacob's Ladder (1979)
7. Birdy (1984)
8. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
9. Coming Home (1978)
10. The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
11. Tigerland (2000)
12. The Quiet American (2002)
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The democrats are just playing the class struggle Bolshevik/Frankfurt school card, Democratic National Committee: "As we expect to see tonight, the GOP candidates' extreme aims to appease the far-right wing of the Republican Party shows that Republicans are more concerned with protecting their special interest friends and the wealthy than protecting working families" "Expect the overwhelming majority of the Republicans on the stage tomorrow night to proudly state that they would not have supported the bipartisan debt agreement that prevented our country from defaulting on its debt for the first time in history"
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I liked to read videogame reviews when I was a hardcore gamer and some ancient Linux review I wrote. There was an about page, a gallery, a guest book, automated email. It was really ahead of its time. Nobody in my high school class made a personal webpage using HTML code with Dreamweaver. At least the viewer can see my creative webpages.
If I were to create a new webpage, would it just be more of the same. My geocities page was huge at 14 MB on FTP. I recieved no feedback! I try to get feedback on facebook without luck. I used Namo Webedtior 5.5 so often, updates became easy. At the time, I couldn't ask enough people to sign my guestbook. My webpage looks advanced compared to other geocities sites.
Here is my old modblog blog (my first blog)
There were people on my chatbox in 2003. I had 58,030 visitors on this blog. This is 20 times as many stats as most bloggers. My videogame list had 352 linkings, most on the entire modblog. This blog was a lot more successful than my myspace at the time. Very few myspace comments.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Both the Republican Party and Democratic Party have central committees. The Union commissariats directed their designated branches of administration throughout the USSR directly or through subordinate agencies; the Union-republican commissariats directed their corresponding branches, based on registers of enterprises or institutions, through republican commissariats of the same name; and the republican commissariats were responsible only to the councils of people's commissars in their own republics.
One of the duties of Gosplan was creation of Five-Year Plans.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
To grossly simplify it, on a scale smaller than atoms, the quantum level, everything suddenly turns into a goddamn circus. Quantum physics is to regular everyday physics as a David Lynch film is to a mainstream blockbuster. We're talking particles popping in and out of existence, being in two places at the same time, and generally acting like assholes.
No doubt the strangest part is the Quantum Zeno effect, which points out that simply observing and measuring particles changes them (specifically, changing the rate at which they decay). How? No one knows. It appears to be the closest science has ever come to proving black magic exists.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
One prominent scientist theorized that the changes caused by simply observing dark energy could cause it to collapse, taking the universe with it.
Scientists, eager to see if this is true, are furiously observing dark energy whenever they get the chance.
So, Basically It's Like...
It's like crossing the streams in Ghostbusters, apparently.
How Long Have We Got?
That scientist, Professor Lawrence Krauss, thinks it may already be underway. Apparently, in the late 90s, scientists were looking at a bunch of shit exploding in space when they caught their first glimpse of some dark energy. This may have put the universe into a state where it may or may not pop like a soap bubble at any given instant. Just because we looked at it. Holy balls.
Risk Level: 3
This ... this can't be right, can it? Surely the guy's just nuts. Then again, he appears to be one of the most prominent physicists in the country and has published a huge list of papers and books on the subject.
Then again, one of them was The Physics of Star Trek and, now that we think about it, we're pretty sure he stole this whole scenario from an episode of The Next Generation.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
There are 268 illnesses that humans and dogs have in common.
Monday, August 1, 2011
I wasn't able to stay home and watch DirecTV or Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, play Catharine on PS3, and create another facebook event. I had to travel stupid 85 miles to Mankato, Minnesota to see Minnaopa waterfall in 90 degrees Fahrenheit. No one showed up at my Facebook event to get acquaintances I've made to photograph with me (everyone else gets it with this double standard). I assure you that moderate enough to talk what they desire. I am sure my Facebook friends with 400 comrades are talented enough to be chosen so I am jealous of their getting invitations on days like these. I am sure this Brock who say "What the fuck you talking about?" is easily more talented with 750 comrades. So I called him a bitch! Too many of my Facebook friends are real bitches.
Ford Mustang has better handling and is much better rounded than Camaro . Is lowering the bar further good for karma and friends? Yep. The culture is degenerating - proof!