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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2006, 11:15:11 AM »
I wonder how hot the surface of those planets are?

I'm going to say <5828 K.  ;D

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2006, 11:19:03 AM »
To which comment are you replying? A planet closer to us would have an orbital period closer to an (Earth) year, naturally.
I meant such systems in galactic regions closer to us, that are still in existence today.
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #52 on: October 09, 2006, 11:29:26 AM »
Oh, planets that shouldn't exist but havn't had time to die.  Gotcha.
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #53 on: October 09, 2006, 02:55:57 PM »
To which comment are you replying? A planet closer to us would have an orbital period closer to an (Earth) year, naturally.
I meant such systems in galactic regions closer to us, that are still in existence today.

I still don’t understand to whom your original comment was directed. Planets in such systems wouldn’t be in orbit around our sun. And why does it matter if the planets are located in closer or farther galactic regions?
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #54 on: October 09, 2006, 06:30:42 PM »
I think I know what he meant, but I don't know why he meant it.  If that makes any sence.
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #55 on: October 10, 2006, 05:23:34 AM »
Darmok, I was reading your comment wrong, I thought you meant that the system was at such a distance away, that the light took such a long time to reach us, the system itself was non-existant today. Now I see that's not what you meant. Sorry for the comfusion.
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« Reply #56 on: October 10, 2006, 05:33:40 AM »
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Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn
Google is buying video-sharing website YouTube for $1.65bn (£883m) in shares after a weekend of speculation that a deal was in the offing.
The two companies will continue to operate independently, Google said as it announced the news on Monday.

YouTube, launched in February 2005, has grown quickly into one of the most popular websites on the internet.

It has 100 million videos viewed every day and an estimated 72 million individual visitors each month.

'Natural partners'

"The YouTube team has built an exciting and powerful media platform that complements Google's mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful," Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said in a statement.

He said the two companies were "natural partners" to offer a media entertainment service to users, content owners and advertisers.

Mr Schmidt also told investors that YouTube will be "one of many investments" Google plans to make in the video field.

However, the company will keep operating its own Google Video as a separate operation.

YouTube will retain its brand, and its 67 staff, including co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, will keep their jobs.

"Our community has played a vital role in changing the way that people consume media, creating a new clip culture," said Mr Hurley.

"By joining forces with Google, we can benefit from its global reach and technology leadership to deliver a more comprehensive entertainment experience for our users and to create new opportunities for our partners."

According to Comscore World Metrix, YouTube's audience has soared from 2.8 million unique users one year ago to 72 million users in August 2006.

Music tie-ups

The announcement came after a day of distribution deals drawn up by the pair.

Universal Music Group has signed a distribution deal with YouTube, which will protect the rights of the music firm's artists.

YouTube also says it has signed a deal with CBS, which will offer short-form video programming, including news, sport and entertainment on YouTube.

Google has also signed distribution deals of its own, with Sony BMG and Warner Music to offer music videos.

The Google deals should enable internet users in the US to view music videos, artist interviews, and other footage from the two firms on Google video for free from this month.

The content is sponsored through a Google advertising-supported revenue-sharing agreement.

Google also said that in addition to the advertising-supported video content, music videos from Warner would be available for purchase as downloads at $1.99 each.

As part of YouTube's deal with CBS, the companies will share revenue from advertising sponsorship of CBS Videos.

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #57 on: October 10, 2006, 05:09:11 PM »
Googles buying the whole net... Soon it wont be called the Internet it will be the Googlenet.. what next Google makes theyre own browser and OS....
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #58 on: October 10, 2006, 07:13:33 PM »
Googles buying the whole net... Soon it wont be called the Internet it will be the Googlenet.. what next Google makes theyre own browser and OS....

Fewer bugs than windows.
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #59 on: October 10, 2006, 08:17:38 PM »
Darmok, I was reading your comment wrong, I thought you meant that the system was at such a distance away, that the light took such a long time to reach us, the system itself was non-existant today. Now I see that's not what you meant. Sorry for the comfusion.

My fault for not expressing myself clearly—now that I reread my comment, I should have specified that by “sun” I mean the star we orbit. I think these systems could potentially be quite stable over time.

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2006, 10:14:43 AM »
Giant Camel Bones

Another cool find 8)

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« Reply #61 on: October 12, 2006, 01:56:03 AM »
Wow, pretty neat! I wouldn’t have expected such a large animal to thrive in the desert.

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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #62 on: October 12, 2006, 06:18:16 PM »
That camel must have one big toe  :P
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #63 on: October 13, 2006, 12:28:41 AM »
That camel must have one big toe  :P

I was thinking the exact same thing.
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« Reply #64 on: October 13, 2006, 03:24:29 AM »
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Micro credit team win peace Nobel
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OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Bangladeshi Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work in advancing economic and social opportunities.

The economist and his bank, who will share the prize, were cited for their efforts to help "create economic and social development from below" in their home country by using innovative economic programs such as microcredit lending.

"Every single individual on earth has both the potential and the right to live a decent life. Across cultures and civilizations, Yunus and Grameen Bank have shown that even the poorest of the poor can work to bring about their own development," the Nobel Committee said in its citation.

Yunus has drawn praise for advancing microcredit which has been credited with helping poor women to advance their lives and pull them out of poverty.

"Economic growth and political democracy can not achieve their full potential unless the female half of humanity participates on an equal footing with the male," the committee said.

Grameen Bank, which was founded by Yunus, provides credit to "the poorest of the poor" in rural Bangladesh, without any collateral, according to its Web site.

"At GB, credit is a cost effective weapon to fight poverty and it serves as a catalyst in the overall development of socio-economic conditions of the poor who have been kept outside the banking orbit on the ground that they are poor and hence not bankable," the committee said.
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« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2006, 06:55:20 PM »
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People Power: U.S. to Top 300 Million

(CNN) — At 7:46 ET Tuesday morning, the United States will become a nation of 300 million people, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

Fueled by an estimated net gain of one person every 11 seconds, America — already the world’s third most populous country — will join China and India with populations greater than 300 million.

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Wow. That means one out of every 21 people lives in the United States. I didn’t realize our population was growing that fast.

See also: U.S. and World Population Clocks

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« Reply #66 on: October 19, 2006, 01:34:30 AM »
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People Power: U.S. to Top 300 Million

(CNN) — At 7:46 ET Tuesday morning, the United States will become a nation of 300 million people, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

Fueled by an estimated net gain of one person every 11 seconds, America — already the world’s third most populous country — will join China and India with populations greater than 300 million.

...

Wow. That means one out of every 21 people lives in the United States. I didn’t realize our population was growing that fast.

See also: U.S. and World Population Clocks

So basically that means that Bill Hicks was right.  Childbirth isn't really a miracle.
“The boat dipped and swayed and sometimes took on water, but it did not sink; the two brothers had waterproofed it well. I do not know where it finally fetched up, if it ever did; perhaps it reached the sea and sails there forever, like a magic boat in a fairytale. All I know is that it was still afloat and still running on the breast of the flood when it passed the incorporated town limits of Derry, Maine, and there it passes out of this tale forever.” ― Stephen King, It"
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« Reply #67 on: October 19, 2006, 06:59:21 PM »
Yeesh where do they put them all?
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« Reply #68 on: October 19, 2006, 10:18:28 PM »
Yeesh where do they put them all?

The United States is one of the world’s largest countries, so despite rising the population the population density is still quite low, at 31 people per square kilometer. This is less than that of most European countries; the U.S. ranks 172nd on this Wikipedia list.

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« Reply #69 on: October 19, 2006, 10:29:39 PM »
Googles buying the whole net... Soon it wont be called the Internet it will be the Googlenet.. what next Google makes theyre own browser and OS....

Fewer bugs than windows.

And still the same amount of coddling the Chinese dictatorship.

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« Reply #71 on: October 23, 2006, 10:01:18 AM »
That is an odd conviction.
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« Reply #72 on: October 23, 2006, 11:38:59 AM »
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exiled to Canada as punishment

oh cause ya we'd want him here >:(

edit: send him to Mexico ;D
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #73 on: October 23, 2006, 01:08:27 PM »
I'd love to know what the judge was thinking when he suggested moving to Canada as an option over prison.
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Re: General News and Current Events Topic III
« Reply #74 on: October 23, 2006, 01:30:55 PM »
I'd love to know what the judge was thinking when he suggested moving to Canada as an option over prison.

The man would not be moving to Canada; he already lives there.

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exiled to Canada as punishment

oh cause ya we'd want him here >:(

edit: send him to Mexico ;D

You already have him there.

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Watson already lives across the border in Fort Erie, Ont., with his Canadian wife and three children.