The article describes a key difference from 'traditional' Dyson spheres, in that it seems to state that they would be occupied on the exterior of the sphere. The previous descriptions I had seen of larger ones were occupied on the interior, and spun to simulate gravity. While this seems unstable, it's not an unsolvable problem. One other problem is that there would be no natural 'daylight' since the star would be enclosed by the sphere (and underfoot). One obvious solution to this problem would be to build the sphere around a white dwarf that was part of a binary system, so the other star would provide lighting to the surface. To astronomers, this would appear as a single star with a mysteriously large wobble, with maybe a slight possibility of an occasional transit of the sphere. A widely spaced binary would probably be preferable, with the primary being a larger, brighter star to be able to provide sufficient light at that distance. I note that there is an entire class of binary stars (Astrometric) where the secondary star can not be identified, according to space.com. Obviously not every one of these would have a Dyson sphere hiding the secondary, but it might be an interesting area to begin investigating.
Isn't there supposed to be video of the checkpoints? It seems like every other story involving airport security checkpoints has video. I would guess that the retention policy for the security videos is a few days less than the interval between the incident and when it was reported to the police. If so, could the TSA investigator be charged with obstruction and with destruction of evidence?
Matthew Lyon (Democratic Republican-Kentucky). First Congressman to be recommended for censure after spitting on Roger Griswold (Federalist-Connecticut). The censure failed to pass. Also found guilty of violating Alien and Sedition Acts and sentenced to four months in jail, during which he was re-elected (1798)
This ones spirit seems alive and well in current American politics.
The other symbols on the crest seem to represent things that have value to the community, such as the theater, education (or book burning, can't be sure from that picture), and I'm guessing some local lake (though it could represent leaky plumbing or water sports, again can't be sure). They should replace the Olympic logo (apparently representing crass commercialization) with something that actually represents athletics or some other positive concept.
Better yet, find a camera in a bad part of town (or heading towards it) and hold up a sign with a picture of the Mayor's license plate on it several times a day. After a few days of this, your town is just one FOIA request from your favorite local reporter away from better data retention laws.
My thought on this is that currently they are (or may be) receiving 'donations' from Comcast and TWC, but if they approve the merger there would only be Comcast for future contributions. Also, if the merger is approved then Comcast may not even need to pay off as many of them, and not for as much. The longer they can string this out, the more they can get from Comcast/TWC. I don't see how the congressional 'supporters' of the merger have any incentive for the merger to actually be approved.
I suspect the prosecutors requested entire e-mail accounts so they could go on a fishing expedition to see who else those people had contacted regarding the type of activity under discussion. This doesn't sound like the proper method to use to get that information.
Is it possible that there were no responsive e-mails because they had been deleted by the account owner?
Great. Now I'm looking forward to Pais' next tirade about "Internet connection death panels" and how violent illegal immigrants will enter the country unimpeded via internet tubes under net neutrality.
Some questions raised by the article relating to lineups- So how was this lineup formed? How does that differ from the typical lineup process? If the police went to excessive lengths to rig this lineup it seems like this might blow up into a larger scandal. Could the police officers caught forming a rigged lineup be charged with any offenses?
Not sure if the threat of a lawsuit is the problem here, or if the real problem is that singers can trademark 3 specific words from a song but used in any context. Once such a seemingly ridiculous trademark is granted, this seems a trademark issue instead of an entertainment industry problem (not that there aren't plenty of those).