Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have been able to confirm the production of the superheavy element 114, ten years after a group in Russia, at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, first claimed to have made it. The search for 114 has long been a key part [...]
Archive for September, 2009
Remains of the fabled dining hall have been discovered on the city’s Palatine Hill, where emperors traditionally built their most lavish palaces.
The hall is said to have had a revolving wooden floor which allowed guests to survey a ceiling painted with stars and equipped with panels from which flower petals and perfume would shower onto [...]
At least I’m not the only person who thought learning C from K&R wasn’t hard:
I got used to hearing people complain about how hard K&R was to learn from and I found it difficult to relate. C seemed to be designed for the way my brain worked; pointers were a natural expression of what the [...]
Attorney Todd C. Bank (â€œPlaintiffâ€), proceeding pro se, has filed a federal complaint claiming a First and Fourteenth Amendment right to wear jeans and a hat in court. He argues that his right to free speech and his liberty interest in his own personal appearance permit him to do so.
When he is appearing as a [...]
In general, we adopt Tamuraâ€™s solution to the problem of necessary over-seizing of evidence: When the government wishes to obtain a warrant to examine a computer hard drive or electronic storage medium in searching for certain incriminating files, or when a search for evidence could result in the seizure of a computer … magistrate judges [...]
Source: Vic Lee, The Bigamy Trial of Prince Charming, Pardon My Planet (Sept. 14, 2009); see also Cal. Penal Code §§ 281-284.
Source: Hank Ketcham, et al., I’m Here For Somethin’ I Didn’t Do, Dennis the Menace (Sept. 18, 2009).
Source: Chip Dunham, Juries Love Stitches, Overboard (Sept. 23, 2009).
Source: Scott Adams, Patents, Dilbert (Sept. 9, 2009).