I wonder if this is a backlash against the Muslim Brotherhood of if they are due to the failure of vast parts of his (Morsi’s) economic plan. I also wonder if the big talk of an Arab spring for democracy can be re evaluated? I am where democracy is thriving any where in the Middle East. Sadly it was the one area of the World I did not study well as a History major. I actually took a History of India class that was really really interesting.
You’d think we’d won the World Cup: cars honking, loud celebratory music, people carrying flags. There are also flags hanging from the military helicopters flying at low altitude above Egypt’s main cities.
The joke’s on us, though. This isn’t a cup, it’s a coup. A military coup against a failed president, but a coup nonetheless. This is no time for celebration.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces — the SCAF, remember them? — has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to “everyone” to “bear the burden of these historic circumstances.” If “the demands of the people aren’t met,” the army will announce a “roadmap” for Egypt’s further political development. The implementation of this roadmap will, of course, be overseen by the army itself.
Just read that one more time and let it sink in.
I hope this works.. If not a backup plan I have.
I read a interesting article that made me wonder of perhaps feasible interstellar propulsion systems. I am not actually sure of the Physics of what they are doing to some degree. I am not sure of the Science behind allowing Humans to survive the vast speeds and rigorous physical hell involved in so many ways.
I read the other day and will find the link in a second that NASA has an engine that has been running 5.5 years non stop. Amazing!!
The record-breaking Nasa rocket that’s run non-stop for five years and could be used in deep space science missions of the future
Next-generation solar-electric propulsion system runs for 48,000 hours
Could be used for future science missions in deep space
Thruster will be shut down having set the record for the longest test duration of any space propulsion system
Astrophysicist Eric Davis is one of the leaders in the field of faster-than-light (FTL) space travel. But for Davis, humanity’s potential to explore the vastness of space at warp speed is not science fiction.
Davis’ latest study, “Faster-Than-Light Space Warps, Status and Next Steps” won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) 2013 Best Paper Award for Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion.
TechNewsDaily recently caught up with Davis to discuss his new paper, which appeared in the March/April volume of the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society and will form the basis of his upcoming address at Icarus Interstellar’s 2013 Starship Congress in August. [Super-Fast Space Travel Propulsion Ideas (Images)]
“The proof of principle for FTL space warp propulsion was published decades ago,” said Davis, referring to a 1994 paper by physicist Miguel Alcubierre. “All conventional advanced propulsion physics technologies are limited to speeds below the speed of light … Using an FTL space warp will drastically reduce the time and distances of interstellar flight.”
metadata information and link that puts it a bit more in perspective.
Technically the Government is not taking the content of our phone calls or web searches ( they claim). Metadata on the other hand is apparently open game.
I thought this link did the best job of showing what they could squeeze out of just say 6 months worth of metadata.
Green party politician Malte Spitz sued to have German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom hand over six months of his phone data that he then made available to ZEIT ONLINE. We combined this geolocation data with information relating to his life as a politician, such as Twitter feeds, blog entries and websites, all of which is all freely available on the internet.