Republican tax plan has familiar ring to it

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAs Yogi Berra said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Congressional Republicans are building a big tax cut for corporations and the wealthy, with peanuts for the rest of us. This is the first act in a drama created during the Reagan administration and played again by the younger Bush.The second act features running up a huge deficit, and then in the third, claiming the government can’t afford Medicare and Social Security. This set piece even has a name; In conservative parlance, it’s called “starve the beast.”Bruce PomeroyDuanesburgMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Warriors’ Draymond Green, Alfonzo McKinnie out vs. Magic; Curry begins scrimmaging

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device OAKLAND – The Warriors will be without a key All-Star and a blossoming reserve for at least another night. Draymond Green (right toe) and Alfonzo McKinnie (left foot) will sit out when the Warriors (14-7) host the Orlando Magic (10-10) on Monday at Oracle Arena.The Warriors anticipated both players sitting out since they have yet to participate in a full scrimmage. Typically, coach Steve Kerr wants his an injured …last_img

Dry Titan Has Static Cling

first_img(Visited 110 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Imagine putting a cat in box of packing peanuts. Something like that happens when Titan’s sand dunes grow, some scientists think.Long gone are the days when Titan was imagined to be an ocean world, buried half a kilometer deep in liquid methane. After Cassini found sand dunes under the haze, that scenario was over. Large dunes wrap around the equatorial regions of this giant moon of Saturn. Experts were so baffled by first radar images of the surface, they at first described them as “cat scratches”.Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology just published a new theory that adds to the bafflement. The grains in the sand appear to be electrified. “The grains that cover Saturn’s moon act like clingy packing peanuts,” the headline reads. One of the researchers has a vivid imagination:“If you grabbed piles of grains and built a sand castle on Titan, it would perhaps stay together for weeks due to their electrostatic properties,” said Josef Dufek, the Georgia Tech professor who co-led the study. “Any spacecraft that lands in regions of granular material on Titan is going to have a tough time staying clean. Think of putting a cat in a box of packing peanuts.”The new theory was prompted by a puzzle. The dunes seem to run the wrong way, against the prevailing winds. The scientists built a simulator to model what happens to grains in a dry nitrogen atmosphere. Sure enough, static electricity caused the particles to clump together.“Titan’s extreme physical environment requires scientists to think differently about what we’ve learned of Earth’s granular dynamics,” said Dufek. “Landforms are influenced by forces that aren’t intuitive to us because those forces aren’t so important on Earth. Titan is a strange, electrostatically sticky world.”This implies that Titan and its atmosphere are very dry. Except for some large lakes near the poles, the static-clingy dune particles fall out of the atmosphere and clump together. The relatively low average wind speed seems inadequate to build large dunes out of the clumps. New Scientist surmises that “More powerful winds from storms or seasonal changes could blow otherwise-stable sands eastward, forming the dunes that we see today.” And about that dryness, Leah Crane writes,Grains on Titan can maintain that charge and stick together for much longer than particles on Earth could, because of their low density and the dryness of Titan’s atmosphere.That might explain the strange opposite orientation of the dunes. But where do the particles come from?“The atmospheric particles are very small, so they can’t be the things blowing around in those dunes, but this is one way that we could make them grow,” says Jani Radebaugh at Brigham Young University in Utah.Once enough particles had clumped together, they would fall out of the sky, coating the moon’s surface like electric snow.But Titan was not supposed to be dry. Its atmosphere was supposed to be drenched with liquid methane and ethane. Yet hydrocarbons must form continuously because of known interactions in the atmospheric methane with the solar wind. It was a major surprise to planetary scientists when the Huygens Probe landed with a thump on a moist sand of organic-coated particles. It had been designed to float on the fabled oceans!The new hypothesis is published open-access in Nature Geoscience.None of the articles worry about the time factor. They should. If particles have been falling out of the atmosphere for billions of years, where are they? It’s the same problem as with the missing oceans, only this time with static-cling particles. They don’t seem to want to talk about it.last_img read more

Denman Fine Hair No-Slip Banana Jaw Clip : Excellent

first_imgDenman Fine Hair No-Slip Banana Jaw Clip, 10 cm LengthIdeal for securing your fine hair just as long as you need or want it toFast and easy way to style hairWith patented no-slip grip technology Good product but took about 3 weeks to arrive. Was advertised as suitable for fine hair i have to disagree as my hair fell through the grip easily wouldn’t recommend. Didnt arrive on time and its nothing like i thought it would be its not going to hold my hair. I loved it, i hate un tie hair, i can even sleep with it, no problem at all,. Perfect hair clip! Fine does what it is supposed to do. Great size clip and always keeps my fine hair in place. I liked this grip so much that i bought a second one. Good for fine hair Wish they did it in more Posted on October 4, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags Denman Nice Not sure would be any good for thick hair. Product used to clip up my wet curly medium length hair to air dry. The clips are so light that it is easy to forget that they are in (not a good look to go out in when used for hair drying). They have a brilliant hold / grip as they do not move. Teeth open wide to make removal of clip easy once hair is dry. They could easily be used for up hairdos but that is not what i wanted them for. Timely delivery and very good clips. I originally bought a few from boots, and loved them so much that i sought out replacements here. These are quite simply the best grips for fine hair – my hair is waist lenght and so silky and baby soft/fine that it needs clipping up daily to protect it – i need two of these used together and they are fabulous. They keep my hair in place with no slippage. They are comfortable and gentle. Absolutely love them and highly recommend. I’ve finally found the perfect hair clip. Having read the reviews i ordered this clip and have since bought another 5. I would recommend this clip. I really love the top well made, nice material – overall a good buy worth the money in my opinion. This clip stays put however if you’ve got thick hair like me, it won’t grab it all in the first place. Great for fine hair as it stays put. They hair clamps are nice and strong. This clip is just what i was looking for, but could not find in shops. Exactly right and good price. This clip is really good quality & not to bulky, it’s also long & thin so encompasses all the hair & is also sturdy. If you have fine hair this is perfect, i don’t buy any others. Excellent clip , worked even on my fine hair ,. Good for fine hairwish they did it in more colours. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-10-04 12:26:10Reviewed Item Denman Fine Hair No-Slip Banana Jaw Clip, 10 cm LengthRating 4.3 / 5  stars, based on  41  reviewslast_img read more

What Will This Bubble’s Legacy Be? Open Source Big Data and Analytics Tools

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… First of all, let’s leave aside the issue of whether we’re in a bubble or not, and just assume that we are. Ashlee Vance has an excellent piece in Business Week looking at one tragic aspect of this bubble: too many mathematicians are flocking to Silicon Valley to work for companies like Google, Facebook and Zynga to work on advertising platforms. Former Facebook employee and Cloudera co-founder Jeff Hammerbacher is quoted saying “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks.”I couldn’t agree more. But I disagree with the subheading of the piece “Tech bubbles happen, but we usually gain from the innovation left behind. This one–driven by social networking–could leave us empty-handed.” Thanks to this bubble, we’ve already got Apache Hadoop, Apache Cassandra, Membase and many other free open source tools for working with big data. If the bubble popped tomorrow, researchers in many fields would still have all of these tools.Strangely, Vance doesn’t mention Hadoop once in the article – even though an enterprise distribution of Hadoop is the main product Cloudera sells. Hadoop is based on research papers published by Google, and Yahoo funded and continues to fund much of its development.Facebook open-sourced its database system Cassandra in 2008. Zynga was one of the original contributors to Membase, which was released in 2010. Twitter open-sourced FlockDB. LinkedIn open-sourced Project Voldemort. VMWare sponsors Redis.Venture backed startups such as Cloudera, DataStax and Couchbase have emerged to commercialize some of these projects, and these companies contribute back to the original projects.And it’s not just run-off from Internet giants fueling this movement. Revolution Analytics, another venture funded startup, develops a free version of its distribution of the R statistical programming language. It recently announced that it would provide its enterprise edition for free for those competing in Kaggle’s data science competitions. Neo Technology open-sourced its graph database Neo4j, Basho open-sourced Riak and 10gen open-sourced MongoDB.All these companies could go away. But the source code is forever.And the innovation continues. Google published a paper on its graph analysis system Pregel, which has led to the open source projects GoldenOrb and Phoebus.These are all tools that enable academic researchers, independent researchers with no funding, biotechnology startups and more. I think it’s a shame that so many minds are spending their time on advertising. And I think some of the valuations and investments in Silicon Valley are absurd. But I’m comforted by the fact that many of their tools are being released to the public.Lead image by Umberto Salvagnin A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#Analysis#cloud klint finley Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Murray scores career-high 32 as Nuggets beat Magic

first_imgDenver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) is pressured by Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo (4) and Jonathan Isaac (1). APDENVER — Jamal Murray scored a career-high 32 points, Will Barton had 26 points and nine rebounds — both season bests — and the Denver Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic 125-107 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Nikola Jokic had 12 points and 17 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season and also added eight assists for Denver. Six Nuggets scored in double figures.ADVERTISEMENT Murray had 22 points in the first half to help Denver take a 70-47 lead and hit a basket late in the fourth to set his career high.Denver finished its season-long six-game homestand 5-1 and benefited from a shorthanded Magic team. Guards Elfrid Payton and D.J. Augustin didn’t play due to left hamstring injuries, and the Nuggets took advantage of their absence to score 70 points from their backcourt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMarreese Speights led the Magic with 19 points. Evan Fournier and Jonathon Simmons scored 18 apiece.The Nuggets took control with a 13-0 run late in the first quarter. Murray scored nine of his 16 points in the period during the run that gave Denver a 35-19 lead. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Ball youngest to have triple-double but Lakers fall to Bucks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The Nuggets put it away in the second quarter when Orlando went cold. The Magic had just one field goal for the first 6 minutes of the period when Denver built a 26-point lead.The lead grew to 30 in the third quarter but the Magic battled back to make it a 13-point game but never got closer.TIP-INSMagic: Payton didn’t play to protect against him aggravating the left hamstring that kept him out of eight games this season. “One thing he hasn’t done since he’s been back is playing in a back-to-back,” coach Frank Vogel said. “Traveling, arriving late at night, if he still has some tightness in there this is a concern. It’s not a setback, we’re just being smart with it.” … Augustin missed his fifth consecutive game.Nuggets: G Gary Harris did not play because of a shoulder injury. Coach Michael Malone would not say if Harris would miss more than one game. … Denver’s 70 points in the first half were its most for any half this season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Video: Mike Davis’ Family Goes Nuts After He Gets Call From San Francisco 49ers

first_imgMike Davis on the phone with the 49ers on draft day.Mike Davis NFL Phone CallFormer South Carolina running back Mike Davis is off to San Francisco to become the newest member of the 49ers’ backfield. Davis was taken in the fourth round of this past weekend’s draft as the 125th pick overall. When he received the call from the team, his family, as you’ll see below, was beyond excited. Verizon captured the moment and put it on YouTube – check it out:Davis should help fill a void, now that longtime 49er Frank Gore is gone. Davis is also excited about getting to watch Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry play in person, for what it’s worth. oh man i get to see @StephenCurry30 play now !!!— IG MikeDavisRB (@MikeDavisRB) May 4, 2015In his three years at South Carolina, Davis racked up over 2,400 yards and 22 touchdowns.last_img read more

Video: “Things Big Ten Fans Say” Is Hilarious, Spot-On

first_imgOhio State fan wearing a Buckeye sweatshirt.YouTube/ScooterMagruderThe Big Ten is in the midst of a comeback after a few years being overshadowed by the SEC, and have a number of very intriguing, strong programs. Ohio State and Michigan State have been powerhouses for years now, while Michigan, last night’s brutal loss aside, looks to be back. YouTuber Scooter Magruder has been making very funny “Thing ___ Fans Say” videos about every conference for weeks now. His SEC and ACC editions are both very funny, and on Saturday, he dropped the Big Ten. It’s a shame that he didn’t wait until the Michigan-Michigan State game to record. We think those characters might’ve had a bit more to say. Either way, this was well done as always.last_img

Canadas best in comedy compete for a spot in SiriusXMs Top Comic

center_img TORONTO, July 27, 2018 – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, today revealed the 18 semi-finalists for the 9th annual SiriusXM Top Comic competition, a nationwide search for Canada’s best in comedy. Canadians will hold the fate of the semi-finalists in their hands by choosing which comics will move on in the competition, where they’ll battle it out joke-for-joke live on stage at the SiriusXM Top Comic Finale. The Finale, featuring headlining comedian Nikki Glaser, takes place September 27, 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of JFL42 in association with SiriusXM Canada in Toronto. Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img