Tiananmen, Quantum computing, Nyoirin Kannon
Whats all the fuss? A crowd of students called for "normal" democracy-Capital. and they got it. As Gary Trudeaus cartoons had it - a protest demanding the right to open a small business
As the FT says "With most – but not all – of the casualties inflicted in the suburbs" It seems that well outside the square, some tank columns went berko. Muxidi intersection saw some crushed.
If I was driving a tank and a guy holding possible satchel bombs tried to climb on top, I would probably resist.
The famous video from the square usually shown with voice-overs about 'massacre' actually showed PLA troops in danger - an APC burning from molotov cocktails from the crowd.
A well-known English reporter reported people being mowed down - later she realised that at the sound of gunshots, smart people dive for the ground.
Well we are all inside Vaclav Havel and Mubarak Obomber's "Normal" Capital "There-is-no-such-thing-as-Society" now. Isnt it grand?
Shao Jiang "I knew tanks were used against our enemies but, naively, I never imagined the government could turn them on its own people." - Well a LAV was used against a dope dealer last month in Napier. - no senior Govt approval required, the cops just rang the army and ordered it up,
Scalable Quantum computing
“Our scheme is scalable in the sense that we do not need to carry out pairwise operations over the lattice to entangle two distant qubits,” Brickman Soderberg told PhysOrg.com. “Instead we can use the messenger atoms to directly carry the entanglement between the qubits.The big hope is that Shor's algorithm to find the "order" of a composite could use quantum computers to break the RSA algorithm (that little padlock on your browser bar).
As a one-time expert on the Miller-Rabin probabilistic primality test, I reckon that a few K more bits should swamp any quantum array. Probably
why are Scientology and Tom Szasz our only defense against psychiatry?
the DEA concluded: “Preliminary data indicated the medicated ADHD group had a higher lifetime frequency of cocaine use and a higher percentage that used cocaine more than 40 times…this preliminary data suggest that stimulant treatment of ADHD in childhood may be a risk factor for cocaine abuse in adults.”
A study in the Journal of Forensic Science in 1999, reported increasing evidence that methylphenidate is being diverted to illicit use by snorting or injection, with some fatalities, at least one from intranasal use.
A 1998 study of California adolescents diagnosed with ADHD found that, as adults, those treated with the stimulant were three times more likely to use cocaine.
Mary Ann Block reported that between 1992 and 1996 production of the main “ADHD” stimulant tripled for psychiatric use; at the same time, cocaine use among teenagers increased by 166%.
'The 15 most alien-looking Caterpillars on Earth'!
"In Khost, government officials need letters from Haqqani just to move about on the roads in the districts," said Hanif Shah Husseini, a parliamentarian from Khost.
..in March, the U.S. government raised the bounty on Sirajuddin from $200,000 to $5 million.
between ... 5.6 and 10.2 E6 J/l
tap water ... E3 J/l for treatment and distribution.
USA use 33 E9l = 32-54 E6 bbl oil
..locally by truck within Los Angeles = 1.4 E6 J/l.
..shipped from Fiji to LA.. then ..locally by truck 4 E6 J/l ..
..by truck from French springs to French sea ports, then shipped across the Atlantic,..by train from the east coast to LA and then delivered locally by truck ... 5.8 E6 J/l.
NZ mud snails love bottled water, or at least the oestrogens in it.
By breeding the New Zealand mud snail in both plastic and glass water bottles, the researchers found more than double the number of embryos in plastic bottles compared with glass bottles.
Barbie's Tramp Stamp
"Ask us about our Angry Burger."
As GM goes so goes America
lowest planting rate snce WWII
Massive clearcut of plantations for dairy (CH4 emitters)
must get some numbers on this
What is wrong with the Bibi option?
It requires permanent control of Gaza, with Israel holding its 1.5 million people in what amounts to a vast penal colony with no access to the outer world by land, sea or air, except by permission of the Israeli military.wnd
On the West Bank, this means permanent control of the 2.4 million Arabs through confinement in enclaves bordered on the west by the Israeli wall, on the east by the Jordan, bisected by roads set aside for the exclusive use of Israelis and dotted with checkpoints. Travel inside and outside the West Bank would be by sufferance of the Israeli military.
It is this prospect that caused Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to blurt, "If the two-state solution collapses," Israel will "face a South African-style struggle." It is this prospect that caused President Carter to warn of Israel's becoming an "apartheid" state.
....according to Mearsheimer, since 2007, more Jews have left Israel than have come in. Some 700,000 to 1 million Israeli Jews live abroad, and a 2007 poll reportedly found that nearly one-half of all young people are considering leaving.
The six-armed Shingon representation of Nyoirin Kannon is another form of Avalokiteshvara.