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Inside The Largest Simulation Of The Universe Ever Created

A giant supercomputer is making massively detailed models of the cosmos.<p>Imagine being asked to solve a complex algebra problem that is roughly 95 percent variables and only five percent known values. This is a rough analogy perhaps, but it paints a fairly accurate picture of the task faced by …

Castro hails feds for battling racial discrimination in Texas; Republicans respond with fury - Texas on the Potomac

DOJ's court filing on section 3

<b>Here</b>. Hot off the presses.<p>In the filing, the Justice Department argues that “Section 3© relief is warranted in this case because existing evidence …

NYC Mayor Vetoes Bills Attempting To Limit Controversial 'Stop And Frisk' Searches By Police

Bloomberg called the bills dangerous and irresponsible and said they would make the city less safe.<p>One measure would create an independent inspector general to monitor the New York City Police Department. The other would expand the definition of racial profiling and allow people who believe they …

Cable TV to the rescue: Will the “quality” subscription model work for books, movies, music?

Movies are dying, bookstores disappearing, radio’s awful — but it’s a golden age of TV. Can we all learn from HBO?<p>Like a state covered by a range of microclimates, the culture world is a baffling and contradictory place these days. The last decade or so has been a rough time for much of the …

Detroit: Six ways 'shrinking' cities try to survive

<b>Detroit's bankruptcy can in part be traced to the loss of more than a million residents. So how have other "shrinking" US cities coped?</b><p>The problems that have led Detroit to bankruptcy are multiple - industrial decline, huge pension bills, over-borrowing and poor management among them.<p>But losing 1.2 …

Blacks Need To Wake Up – Their Worst Nightmare Is Unfolding!

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>2</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Candidly, blacks as a race of people in the United States of America are in serious trouble. They are …

Davis for governor of Texas? Don't mess with it, Wendy

There seems to be an inherent human belief that, given sufficient audience, anyone can convince a majority of almost any position. It's the reason …

The Declaration Of Independence

<b>The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,</b><p>When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the …

Don’t call it “Independence Day”

I love July 4. But what is “independence,” if full freedom still doesn’t exist for everyone in this country?<p>Comedian Chris Rock sparked a debate a year ago today, when he tweeted: "Happy white people's independence day! The slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks." The sentiment …

The secret history of the Bill of Rights

Activists today invoke the 2nd and 4th Amendments as if they’re kindred spirits with Madison. Here’s the real story<p>Is the Bill of Rights — made up by the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution — the foundation of American liberty? So we are told by civil libertarians on the left alarmed by …

Time-Warp Wife

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Just thinking about money can corrupt you

Simply thinking about money can trigger people to lie, steal and make unethical decisions, new research shows.<p>People who have just seen images of money or phrases about money are more likely to do something unethical like steal paper from their office because they ran out of paper at home. They're …

Do we still need the government to end racial discrimination?

With two weeks left in the term, the Supreme Court is set to deliver a series of high profile rulings on civil right cases. As early as Monday, the …

My name is John Daker (The original)

Strategic Stability in Cyberspace

The unclassified version of the <i>2013 Annual Report to Congress on the Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China</i> provides a glimpse of the military build-up and capabilities of China in the second decade of the 21st century:<p>"The U.S. Department of Defense seeks to …

Retail Redlining: One of the Most Pervasive Forms of Racism Left in America?

Special session sets stage for partisan showdowns

No sooner had the gavels fallen Monday to end a 140-day biennial legislative session marked by a rare degree of consensus than Gov. Rick Perry called …