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Tardigrade water bears could survive 10 billion years, astrophysicists claim

Posted on July 14th, 2017 at 18:49 by John Sinteur in category: News

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In picking their apocalyptic poison, the scientists first tried to sterilize the planet with radiation. In the lab, some tardigrade species can survive radiation doses of 5,000 to 6,000 grays. (“You would be very, very lucky to walk away” from a dose of 5 grays, Sloan said.) But long before the scientists blasted Earth with enough radiation to kill all the tardigrades, they calculated that the radiation’s energy would boil the oceans away. The sticking point for tardigrades, then, was the evaporation of the planet’s water.


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Trump, basically: It’s Obama’s fault that Russian lawyer took advantage of ‘young man’ Donald Trump Jr.

Posted on July 14th, 2017 at 18:48 by John Sinteur in category: News

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President Trump offered a novel defense of his embattled son Donald Trump Jr. in Paris on Thursday. It basically boiled down to this: Trump Jr. is a “young man” who was taken advantage of by a Russian lawyer who wouldn’t even have been in this country if it weren’t for the Obama administration.


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Pakistan could soon be Sans Sharif

Posted on July 14th, 2017 at 11:52 by John Sinteur in category: News

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From tweeting points from the JIT report to analysis and predicting the fate of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Twitterati had a field day. It was no surprise then when taking a spin at Panamgate someone came up with #Fontgate to discuss the alleged forging of documents submitted by Maryam Nawaz.

In its report, the JIT concluded that Maryam Nawaz is the real and ultimate beneficial owner of the Avenfield apartments. She never declared the ownership of these overseas properties, submitted fake documents and misled the Supreme Court, concluded the JIT.

A picture from one of the pages of JIT’s report made rounds on Twitter stating that the font used on the declaration submitted by Maryam was Calibri, which was not commercially available before January 31, 2007. This ultimately suggests that the submissions were fabricated, thus leaving Twitterati in a frenzy.

They should have used Zapf Chancery.


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Comments:

  1. “Sans Sharif” in the title is A+ for wit, John.

Google’s DeepMind AI just taught itself to walk

Posted on July 14th, 2017 at 11:48 by John Sinteur in category: News

And although it plays a pretty good bassoon, it’s far more fun when you add the correct sound effects


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Reverse Engineering One Line of JavaScript

Posted on July 14th, 2017 at 0:36 by John Sinteur in category: News

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n=setInterval("for(n+=7,i=k,P='p.\\n';i-=1/k;P+=P[i%2?(i%2*j-j+n/k^j)&1:2])j=k/i;p.innerHTML=P",k=64)

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