July 7th, 2012
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Quiz: Cyprus hit up what country for a $6.2 billion loan?

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  1. yourmama

    Why China Saeed?
    It is noted that Cyprus has already asked Russia.

    July 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
    • Claudio

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      July 5, 2014 at 5:09 pm | Reply
    • Sylvia

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      July 21, 2014 at 11:20 am | Reply
  2. JAL

    At this point, the Higgs-Boson theory will not stand the test of time, because the Higgs mechanism fails to characterize the far more significant event of transitional (energy-to-mass) failure. The characterization of transitional failure can be equated to the characterization of evil. Since evil has a dual, symbiotic and perhaps even parasitic nature, an independent characterization may be impossible to muster based on human logic.

    July 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Reply
    • yourmama

      That's my boy – bs your way into a discussion.
      Do you even realize how ignorant you sound?
      You better come home and take your pills.

      July 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Reply
      • JAL

        My comment has not been disproven by your remarks. Great debating sklls btw...

        July 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
      • yourmama

        Jal, you did not prove anything.
        How can I disprove what you have not proven.

        July 7, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
      • JAL

        Feel free to read and respond to my remarks below...

        July 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
      • JAL

        The Nazi party did not stand the test of time, but Einstiens theories did. Curious...

        July 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
      • JAL

        These time based time invariant functions serve as independent equations. Any scientist will tell you that there never seem to be enough independent equations.

        July 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
    • Garance

      Here is the real explanation of the Higgs-Bosom:
      The Higgs boson is a sub-atomic particle that acts as the intermediary between the Higgs field and other particles... This interaction between the field, the boson and other particles is the Higgs mechanism. The precise nature of the mechanism is still being worked out, but it is through its complex interplay of fields and bosons (Higgs and non-Higgs) that particles acquire mass.

      http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/07/higgs-boson-continues-to-not-make-sense/259536/

      July 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Reply
      • JAL

        Generally speaking, the significance of the Higgs mechanism is inversely proportional to the mass of black holes. Far more significant are the reasons for Higgs failure, at least in most of the galaxies on record. Thomas Edison was far more intrigued by the information gained from the root-cause analysis obtained from a failed light bulb.

        July 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
    • JAL

      Standing the test of time is the essence of a time invariant system.

      July 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Reply
  3. ConservativeSuckass

    If our ideas about the Higgs boson turn out to be correct, then everything we see is a kind of window dressing based on an underlying fabric of reality in which we shouldn't exist. The particles that make us up – which bind together to form protons, neutrons, nuclei and ultimately atoms – have mass. Without the Higgs, these particles would be massless, like photons.

    July 7, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Reply
  4. JAL

    We don’t need to use the Higgs mechanism to resolve the mass -> energy transition, as Einstein already resolved this though General Relativity and E=MCsq. We need resolution on how in-the-heck mass gets out of a black hole (in proof form). The way forward is to understand why we are looking at our own 4.1million solar mass, super massive black hole in SagA and why/how our mass escaped, and how/why most didn’t. Dont let them muddy the water. Demand concise theory that people can grasp.

    July 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Reply
  5. charles smith

    re: old age population expansions. Not to worry. As the retiree population percentage gets larger, so will computer controlled automation reducing the demand for ever more labor to support us all. It will eventually enable the entire pooulation to retire at a much earlier age.

    July 8, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply
  6. JAL

    In general, a unique frame reference is defined by the observer’s mass. Also, any time-based observation/function (including mass/energy functions) should always be treated as the equivalent of the inverse LaPlace transform of the true characteristic function. That being said, we observe black holes based on our locked reference frame. Graphically, x and y on a log scale, drop your finger to any spot on the graph for a cross-referenced unique frame of reference for observing our universe.

    July 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Reply
    • JAL

      Oops, these cross referenced interactions are known as bode plots.

      July 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Reply
  7. JAL

    A. Einstein: "Coincidence is Gods way of remaining anonymous "

    July 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
  8. JAL

    There is a difference between proving and understanding. In the realm of scientific thought, much has been proven, but less has been understood. Einstein understood many of the theories he presented, as they were presented (especially in 1905) with a certain aesthetic in mind, to paint an even better understanding. I am always in awe of his Annus Mirabilis papers, because together they explain so well. What is out there, what it is truly capable of, where we reside with respect to it and what can we do to help ourselves from it.

    July 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
  9. GEORGE ARGIRIOU

    I hope that Cyprous will have better luck than us Greeks.Today this morning in daylight berglers broke into my building and they robbe the people dawnstairs.The rate of crime has been highup.

    July 13, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
  10. GEORGE ARGIRIOU

    It is a two storie building.

    July 13, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
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