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  1. That much is mostly automated. They know better than to risk cutting money to that which cause riots or prevent them. National Guard(State Militia) pay is State funded. I think some of the maintenance guys are federal though, which may have caused the issue. We'll see how much political impact it actually has. Seems like it is becoming a regular feature though just looking at the historical record. Ironic every president back to Ford(1976) dealt with one, except for GW Bush who otherwise gets a bad rap for his lack of constraint whatsoever.
  2. The vast majority of the populous won't be substantially impacted. No reason to do anything rash. Local government is still functioning, civil services and military. Mostly non-essentials that are offline and not even all of those either. I'm sure the employees will be affected, but honestly this shouldn't come as a total surprise. Has happened 17 times before. Should keep money set aside, otherwise you really can't say you didn't have fair warning of the possibility. I'm actually kind of happy, shutdown ended up pushing back my State Militia's drill date. Not sure on the fiscal logic, but I won't say no to some extra time between drills.
  3. My own thought is Life is just an entropy increasing process. The Universe has created something that can hasten its own heat death. Provided we are willing to speed entropy along the Universe is quite happy to let us go on surviving and expanding our knowledge.
  4. I think OP is mixing quantum mechanic, relativistic and classical equations. If there could be some clarification on what each "E" represents it would help to pin down the problem.
  5. It is honestly more of a cyclic event. Much the same as our wars have been lately. The major stuff keeps getting funded and they never let it go on for long. Grand scheme of things it is not as bad as the media makes it out to be.
  6. As an analogy, space-time is likened to a rubber sheet that matter is weighing down. A picture might help. Takes a perspective shift. Like how if you try to go "straight" on the Earth, your path actually turns out to be a circle.
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    Cows in space?

    http://who.is/whois/animals-in-space.com Some sort of university project, maybe?
  8. Any massive object will bend light. Could probably just look up "gravitational lensing", otherwise someone should be along to explain more.
  9. Genetic "errors" can be mitigated using technology or medicine. Given enough time, which our species has had, you would expect those to rise accordingly. Mr. Ed(left) disagrees with you.
  10. Most of the US debt is owed to ourselves. Only ~34% is owed to foreign investors. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. We'll print a bit, cut back a bit and the country will continue. I'm more curious if the crisis will cause the EU to become more like the US structurally. A dominant central government with subordinate local governments. Interesting to consider the possibilities. In the old days political integration was done at sword point. This might be the modern version.
  11. People tend to riot less. Historically it has gone on for most of recorded history in one form or another. Be better for all of us if our governments lived within a budget, but I honestly don't see that happening anytime soon. The trick is to do the exact opposite of this. I live on interest free credit and the government is kind enough to devalue the loan amounts for me. Normally though the loan companies charge interest above the amount they expect the money to devalue. I'm sure they keep track of it, but provided the government doesn't go crazy or impose low interest rates they don't have too much to worry about.
  12. At least part of the problem is these governments can't print their way out of debt like they would do normally. Really need political as well as fiscal union. I was hearing something about France having issues too. Most concerned they'll do a repeat of Cyprus. Could shake faith in the modern financial system not limited to EU.
  13. Which deity would that be? Odin, FSM, Hadad, Arma...
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    Bigfoot

    A number of hunters and non-hunters are accidentally shot each year. Presumably Bigfoot looks less human than our fellow humans and yet we still shoot them on a regular basis. Best explanation I've ever heard was in one of Jim Butcher's short stories. Magical invisibility, rapid healing, and a ton of intelligence. That would be about what it would take for a breeding population to stay off the radar.
  15. I recommend starting over at the beginning. Explain how Fuller's jitterbug is supposed to work and maybe we can find some equivalencies. If it is part of a useful methodology I would like to know. I'm just not going to go out of my way to understand an alternative method if I already have a valid one at hand. I can't imagine most people are any different. Try and just present your case. If you start crusading against "injustice" you are just going to get banned and none of the mod's will lose any sleep over it.
  16. You are probably going to have to go lower tech. If you have the money/skills/access you could manage it. Looking up custom DNA costs would be the place to start. Most plants will pick up a given dye in their water supply quite readily. Glycerine I just recommend so you can also preserve the result. Simpler and less expensive.
  17. What about just setting the cut flower in a mixture of fluorescent dye and glycerin?
  18. I'm mostly withholding judgement until we observe Hawking radiation. I don't doubt it does exist, I just don't like too much speculation on a speculation. Anyways I think that is what OP is roughly describing. The possibility of Baryon number conservation violation. Considering we have real world observable violations, it is likely not the issue it has been made out to be. I was thinking it might instead obey B-L conservation. Just a best fit approach though, not something I'd want to take to the bank.
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    Innuendo Bingo

    The joys of LaTeX
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    Innuendo Bingo

    [latex]\frac{-eL\lambda R}{2N_{A}}= f\mu ckm_{e}[/latex]
  21. Maybe thinking of Binary Translation? Includes both static and dynamic binary translation. Ternary and reversible logic gates are what tends to come up most often when talking about quantum computing. Most systems have some sort of trade-off, though I think reversible logic gates have a lot of promise.
  22. AFAICT = As far as I can tell I mean in general why compare an electron to a muon instead of the tau? Fuller came up with or popularized a number of novel concepts, many in widespread use today, but he was still fairly eccentric. If his writings give you additional insight, all the better, but most will be approaching a given problem from a different direction.
  23. Why would you compare the two? Fuller's Synergistics isn't widely accepted, which will likely be a stumbling block here...
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