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Like BTD, I'm busy at work. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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    For anyone missing BTD's opinions on the election, (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by magster on Thu Feb 11, 2016 at 12:33:46 PM EST
    ...follow him on twitter.

    but how does he really feel (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by CST on Thu Feb 11, 2016 at 12:49:44 PM EST
    About Iowa and New Hampshire going first :)

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    Hard to tell -- very nuanced. (none / 0) (#4)
    by magster on Thu Feb 11, 2016 at 12:53:34 PM EST
    And David Dayen. :) (none / 0) (#5)
    by jbindc on Thu Feb 11, 2016 at 12:57:34 PM EST
    Gravity Waves Detected (none / 0) (#2)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Feb 11, 2016 at 12:35:48 PM EST
    Scientists announce discovery of clear gravitational wave signal, ripples in spacetime first predicted by Albert Einstein

    The phenomenon was detected by the collision of two black holes. Using the world's most sophisticated detector, the scientists listened for 20 thousandths of a second as the two giant black holes, one 35 times the mass of the sun, the other slightly smaller, circled around each other.

    At the beginning of the signal, their calculations told them how stars perish: the two objects had begun by circling each other 30 times a second. By the end of the 20 millisecond snatch of data, the two had accelerated to 250 times a second before the final collision and dark merger.

    Say What ?

    The scientists detected their epoch-making event using an instrument so sensitive it could detect a change in the distance between the solar system and the nearest star four light years away to the thickness of a human hair.


    Last holdout at Malheur surrendered just now. (none / 0) (#6)
    by magster on Thu Feb 11, 2016 at 01:01:22 PM EST
    It's over.