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  1. Where do you think Steam Punk sci fi fantasy came from lol.
  2. Just wait until the politicians change Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) into STEAM by adding Arts into the mix. https://theconversation.com/explainer-whats-the-difference-between-stem-and-steam-95713
  3. From Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Council_of_Nicaea#Biblical_canon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Council_of_Nicaea
  4. The agreement seems to refer to a Tontine agreement between 2 people. Tontine's are usually made between a group of people where the group ownership of something reverts to the last surviving member of the group. My father had a tontine with my late mother and when she passed away all of her assets were immediately transferred to my fathers name. The local council tried to charge rate penalties and transfer fees on their house and land but this was thrown out of court and my father was determined as being the legal owner of the property immediately after my mum passed away. It might be an idea to find out how your country treats tontines, especially if you are from the US. From Google:-
  5. Descriptive comments and structured programming techniques are probably the best things that all programmers can do at all times but comments are a little different. If you have worked on much legacy code you have probably already seen extremes from both ends of the commenting spectrum. From those who think that comments only induce people who don't know how to read code to stuff up programs to people who comment on every single line. I can see the benefits of both extremes and tend to go for a happy medium where comments are used as necessary/sparingly to describe the tricky bits and the garden variety code speaks for itself.
  6. Don't forget about Nayirah. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nayirah_testimony
  7. H.J.Keisler "Elementary Calculus an Infinitessimal Approach" PDF link : http:// https://www.math.wisc.edu/~keisler/keislercalc-03-07-17.pdf
  8. The ratio of calculated universal matter (per the LambdaCDM model) verses visible universal matter (from WMAP or PLANCK data) equals 2*Pi +/- 1.1% (for both).
  9. I flick through all the global cable news stations around midnight GMT on most days and all I can say is that obsessing over trivial BS and endless partisan speculation that is neither here nor there won't get an impeachment nor be a hindrance to re election.
  10. You can disable the device in Device Manager (under Control Panel then System) if you have access to them.
  11. Well it definitely doesn't mean what it meant even 10 years ago let alone 50 years ago. It seems that the extremes of both political persuasions are now considered mainstream. https://youtu.be/hUBAx8jbYNs
  12. Get CCleaner Free and clean out your IE/Edge cache etc when you clean up whatever browser you are actually using as they pick up crap even if you never use those browsers. https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download.
  13. Here is a standard 2 string kite and harness for your reference. This is how you'd see the kite and harness if you were flying it. It is unusual to see that the bottom spars don't go straight through on yours considering both kites share a similar plan shape.
  14. Hi Moontanman, The 737 MAX issues and more recent problems with large batteries discharging suddenly in electric car accidents are just two examples of where our current technology has developed faster than the quality assurance processes that will guarantee safety to all users (passive or otherwise) of those technologies. Apparently many birds are 'plucked' by communications towers according to Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/communication-towers-pluck-birds-13-01-29/?redirect=1 Presently they turn off most of the equipment on communications towers when maintenance is being done to stop the technicians/riggers from getting fried. Most of the danger is from point to point microwave transmitters that have a highly focused beam and not the equipment used exclusively for the mobile network. Around 10 years ago I lived 3 houses up from a Telephone exchange that had a communications tower at the back. I would sit on my back verandah and watch the Sulfur Crested Cockatoos chew up the plastic insulation on the cabling that went to the attached phone network and microwave transmitters and then watch the technicians come out a month or so later and replace multiple pieces of damaged equipment. While correctly operating 5G network transmission equipment will not produce harmful waves there is no telling what will happen when these systems aren't operating as they should due to storm or animal damage. While the following is not in the 5G band I was surprised what can be done deliberately through manipulating/pulsing and wondered what could be done unintentionally. https://www.nrl.navy.mil/news/releases/nrl-scientists-produce-densest-artificial-ionospheric-plasma-clouds-using-haarp Also, as mobile phone networks have only been around for 30 years so far we can only wonder what bandwidths 6, 7 and 8G etc networks will use in the future?
  15. Sphere? The version I heard was told to me by a friend who had taken the relativistic math option at university in the mid 70's.
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