vibrational states of two spatially separated, millimeter-sized
diamonds are entangled at room temperature by beaming laser light at
them (green). The researchers verified this entanglement by studying
the subsequent laser pulses beamed through the system.
Scientists have linked two diamonds in a mysterious process called
entanglement that is normally only seen on the quantum scale.
Entanglement is so weird that Einstein dubbed it "spooky action at a
distance." It's a strange effect where one object gets connected to
another so that even if they are separated by large distances, an
action performed on one will affect the other. Entanglement usually
occurs with subatomic particles, and was predicted by the theory of
quantum mechanics, which governs the realm of the very small. [Full]
Here's more on Entanglement. I can't help but wonder why of a sudden all
this Quantum theory is cascading down on us? Is it that it's time to know?
Hollywood scumbag story of the week had to be this.
Rep. Michele Bachmann said Wednesday
that NBC's response to the decision by the House band on "Late Night
with Jimmy Fallon" to play
a song called "Lyin' A** B*tch" as she walked onstage shows the
anti-conservative bias as well as sexism of "the Hollywood
The Roots, the house band of “Late
Night With Jimmy Fallon,” were attacked on Twitter by “3,500 tea
party extremists” By definition all teapartiers are
activists at some level, but I doubt that a single Twit signed off
as "Joe Blow, teaparty activist," so how do they know?
Nevertheless, Questlove, who I take it is the drummer for this
motley crew, claims that the most memorable insult he received
was “nigger fuckhead ghetto stick.”
In all likelihood he's a lying -ass MoFo. There is zero precedent
for teapartiers making racial attacks, but there are many cases
of false accusations. No, the likelihood is that one
of his homies made the comment, as in "Hey Quest you nigger fuckhead ghetto
stick, wus up?" Lots of precedent for that.
"Research has shown that the slipper is already the preferred
instrument for indoor cockroach swatting, with up to 80% of
householders preferring indoor footwear to rolled up newspapers or
paperback books. With telescoping handles you can operate from longer
range with greater accuracy – no more desperate throwing of slippers as
the scuttler disappears behind a sofa. Ideal for those who can’t, or
won’t, get too close the their prey.”
Also may be used
to flagellate, put out small house fires, up-skirt shoe cam, and
more ... . I think you can make these yourself. Duct tape a
telescoping car radio aerial to any slipper, and duct tape a
handle. You're welcome.
But then one of the obscure policy shops
that abound in Washington, the Committee for Ethnic Piety, filed suit
against Harvard for noncompiance. The proximate cause was an article in
the Harvard Crimson, the school newspaper, about a course called Math
55, the hardest math course at the univrsity and thus, Harvard liked to
think, in America. The students in Math 55, reported the Crimson, were
45 percent Jewish, 18 percent Asian, and 100 prcent male. The class
didn't, said the Committee for Ethnic Piety, look like America.
After a laborious search the
university discovered Wunxputl, a member of the Tloxyproctyl tribe of
the Amazon Basin, consisting of twelve people who lived on yams and the
flesh of the Three-Toed Sloth. Wunxputl was at Wellesley, where he
served in a minor administrative position that had no responsibilities.
He had been brought there seven years earlier by the anthropology
department, so it could atone for White Guilt. It didn't matter that
Wellesley was guilty of nothing. The atonement was a pleasant form of
narcissism, allowing the faculty to congratulate themselves on their
Harvard arranged with
Wellesley to borrow Wunxputl for three minutes every seven years, which
it had calculated would satisfy the demands of ethnic proportionality.
Justice, at last, had been achieved. [Fred On Everything
hard to tell with this lot what's real, and what's satire isn't