"In the seventeen years between 1992 and 2009, the Russian population declined by almost seven million people, or nearly 5 percent—a rate of loss unheard of in Europe since World War II. Moreover, much of this appears to be caused by rising mortality. By the mid-1990s, the average St. Petersburg man lived for seven fewer years than he did at the end of the Communist period; in Moscow, the dip was even greater, with death coming nearly eight years sooner."
Having your Mac laptop physically connected to an external monitor and closing it if you only feel like running one screen is easy. But if you’re wirelessly running to another screen, the current OS (Mavericks) and previous MacOS X OSes don’t allow this.
NoSleep is a great little menu item, that allows just this. I’m streaming to my TV with lid closed. Cool stuff!
I have no opinion on Scotland’s vote last night. If the people had voted to become an independent nation and break away from the United Kingdom, I would have congratulated them. Since they decided to remain one unified country with England, Wales, & Northern Ireland….congratulations too? I just have no position.
I do have a position on states here that want to break away from the US: if you wanna go, go on ahead. Peace out. Take your Bibles and your guns with you and hit the door.
And as soon as you realize how poor your state really is without the federal government, please don’t come knocking on my door.
“We are outraged when an Indian police officer tells a rape victim she should marry her attacker but not when a California judge says a woman wasn’t really raped because she didn’t put up enough of a fight. We are outraged at 24,000 rapes in India but not 188,380 in America.”—
STUDY: Hubble Telescope Time Preferentially Goes to Men
by Clara Moskowitz
For an astronomer, winning precious observation time on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) for your study is a big deal—more than three quarters of proposals are rejected. It turns out, however, that this honor is a bit easier for men to achieve than women. An internal Hubble study found that in each of the past 11 observation proposal cycles, applications led by male principal investigators had a higher success rate than those led by women.