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“Palermo, in the 1980s, counted a dead person a day, they were so common people were almost used to them. Now, a homicide in Palermo is news,” he says. Source: How the Mafia's Murder of an Italian Prosecutor Became...

There are two main methods, either putting the strands into water already at boiling point, or putting them in cold water and then putting on the heat. Which method is the best to cook pasta? Does it make a difference...

A few years ago I got an X-Men book by gift in London. It contains a few scenes from the 3rd X-Men movie, and a small comic where Wolverine and Sabretooth fight each other near a gas pump. Logan realizes...

The subterranean nation of Glot has developed the ability to “thermally link” two equally sized diamonds, such that they are always the same temperature, regardless of spatial separation. We can consider this “thermal linking” process “magic” (or sci-fi "thermal quantum...

I am trying to calculate the maximum and minimum points (between $-3\pi$ and $3\pi$) of $$f(x)=\frac{\sin(x)}{x}$$ I have found the derivative of the function and let it equal to zero. $$f'(x)=\frac{x\cos(x) - \sin(x)}{x^2}$$ $$f'(x)=0$$ $$\frac{x\cos(x) - \sin(x)}{x^2}=0$$ $$x\cos(x) - \sin(x)=0$$...

I bought some packed almonds and soaked them in the water for about 24 hours. I then removed the water with a sieve, cleaned the bowl and put the almonds back. I covered the bowl with a paper towel and...

\begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0, 0) -- (0, 8) -- (8, 8) -- (8, 0) --cycle; \draw (0, 8) -- (8, 4); \draw (0, 0) -- (8, 8); \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} Apart from calculating the intersection point and manually drawing each shape,...

For context, myself and my girlfriend have been dating for about a year now, and we're really close, especially when it comes to talking things over. We would both describe ourselves as nerds, and would never normally really care too...

The proof: Let $\alpha= \sup X$. If $f$ is a bijective mapping of $\alpha$ onto some $\beta < \alpha$, let $\kappa \in X$ be such that $\beta < \kappa \le \alpha$. Then $|\kappa|=|\{f(\xi): \xi < \kappa\}| \le \beta$, a contradiction....

I am a beginner of Drupal. I found it had no effect on changing text color and size in CKEditor. After I changed the text color of a web page from the default black color to red and saved it...

I am wondering why most credit card issuers offer a grace period provided they're not obliged to? Is it required by law (99.99% it's not but just in case)? Does having grace period brings some benefit to issuer (like more...

While watching clip of the Lego Movie, I found a strange part: Slightly earlier in the video, its part number is shown as 3649. But it doesn't match the 40t gear I know nor the pictures on bricklink. Is it...

As per title, I'd like to install the development version (4.13) of xfwm4 insfead of the regular 4.12 since I've found out that it now supports vsync and opengl and thus removes tearing completely (i.e. no more need for Compton)....

Hi i have a changeset which has 2 apex class and their test classes with 65% and 80% individually test coverage, if i choose a option of run specified test, will that be deployed? Because one of apex class is...

I am wondering if there is any database similar to The World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS)(https://wals.info/). In the case that it is specifically more geared towards phonological aspects of languages, more specifically vowels and consonants.

500 years ago, the mountain dwelling Carac clan was cursed with undeath: whenever they or any of their descendants die, their corpses rise as undead creatures, or if burned, as shadowy specters. The Carac quickly adopted a custom of casting...

Situation: A viscous fluid is flowing through a tube, and the rate of ejection is x $m^3s^{-1}$ Finding the velocity of the ejected fluid would be simple enough, by dividing the rate of ejection by the area from which the...

It's a fact that any groupoid is equivalent to a disjoint union of (deloopings of) groups. See, e.g. Proposition 4.3 of https://ncatlab.org/nlab/show/groupoid#PropertiesEquivalencesOfGroupoids. Does this situation carry over to topological groupoids? I.e., is every topological groupoid equivalent to a disjoint union...

I want to describe: a job-position that is given to someone as a way to appease the person, but the position holds no real function. Context: He was, due to his importance to the secret project, offered an honorary ____...

Why does platinum have silvery shine whereas platinum black (finely powdered platinum) is black in colour although both have the same constitution of pure platinum? Due to similar composition, both of them will have electrons in similar kind of energy...

The film First Man (2018) is about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. In the movie, it shows Armstrong drop his deceased daughter's bracelet into a crater on the Moon. The bracelet is used in the...

goncalopp yesterday at 03:00.
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bash filesystems cat root-filesystem system-recovery

I realize the question title probably sounds weird, theoretical, or just plain stupid. There's a long backstory to this! root@system:~# less myfile -bash: /bin/less: Input/output error The root filesystem is dead. But my cat is still alive (in my memory):...

What does this .htaccess do? Am I correct in thinking that all it does is prevent automatic brute force attacks? So, to access the wp-login.php you have to manually type in the URL of the domain so that negates all...

I am writing my PhD dissertation in LaTeX and want to include a bibliography, obviously. However, I'm having problems making this work at all. Instead of trying to make it work in my multiple dissertation LaTeX files, I made a...

EDIT: It turns out that \unexpanded in ConTeXt is different from \unexpanded in ε-TeX, so the earlier description doesn't apply. I'll update the question accordingly. From the ε-TeX manual: Protected macros (defined with the \protected prefix) are not expanded when...

If the runqueue is the number of processes waiting for their turn on the CPU + processes currently running, and waitqueue is the number of processes waiting for I/O, then wouldn’t B in the vmstat output being greater than R...

For a homework problem we are given the wave function $$ \Psi(x) = \frac{N}{x^2 + a^2},\ a > 0 $$ and asked to normalize it. Then we are to find the expectation value of $x$. To do so, I normalized...

The purpose of ground wire is just to carry current in milliseconds enough to trip the circuit breaker, it won't even get hot. So what is wrong with using very small ground wire? For example. You are using #4 AWG...

רבות מחשבות yesterday at 00:41.
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sources-mekorot chanuka melacha-creative-work men-male electricity

Are there any authorities who suggest that the reason for the Minhag for women to avoid Melacha (creative work) while the Chanukah candles are lit is because we are worried they may come to use the chanukah candles light (which...

In fact, I have two equations but the numbering of the first one isn't parallel to the second one here is the code : \documentclass[review]{elsarticle} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath,nccmath} \begin{document} \begin{align} \dot{M}_{JS} &=\frac{\sigma X_s Z_r}{m_l u_{ab}}(\frac{-O_rS_s}{\sigma R_L}-\dot{D}_{Eref}+\frac{sV_{AR}^2}{L_s}-\omega_rY_s+\frac{CL_m^2U_{JS}^4} {\sigma S_L^2 R_L})-K.sin(sty) \\ dot{N}_{JS} &=\frac{\sigma...

By reading that CirclePoints gives the positions of n points equally spaced around the unit circle, I understood that : Graphics[{Green, Polygon[CirclePoints[4]]}] is equivalent to drawing a polygon into a circumscribed circle of radius 1 and centered as 0, 0....

How would I go about preventing a specific .exe from accessing any network (TCP) resources, with the exception of 1 or 2 IP addresses? Can it be done with Windows Firewall (netsh or UI) and/or IPSec? If so, how? Note:...

Since the Vice President is also president of the Senate, what mechanism is there to prevent him from presiding over his own impeachment trial? Article I.3 makes no specific mention of this. Does a federal law cover this situation?

I have following question about Universal Property for Quotient Field that leads me to following contradiction: The statement is: Let $R$ be an intergal domain and $\phi: R \to F$ is a ring morphism. Futhermore, let $i: R \to Q(R)$...

Let $X$ be a scheme locally of finite type over a field $k$, and let $p \in X$ be a $k$-point with ${\rm dim}\; {\Omega_{X}}_{|p}={\rm dim}\; \mathfrak{m}_{p}/\mathfrak{m}^{2}_{p}=m$ (the 'embedding dimension' of the local ring at $p$). Then a paper that...

Complete the following bizarre translations to figure out if I made this puzzle too difficult: $\mathbf 6$ $\rightarrow$ Sus Domesticus $\rightarrow$ ! $\rightarrow$ Auf Englisch.

Suppose my ally has been hit with a banishment spell and sent to another plane. I would like to bring them back by casting dispel magic to end the banishment spell. However, I immediately run into a problem: I need...

I am trying to troubleshoot an issue where it takes a very long time (4-5 minutes) for users to log on to their computers on a network, and after catching this timeline with the Windows Performance Analyzer, I was wondering...

Science fiction novel where humans were like gods. They had multiple personalities that they called "daemons" or something similar. Main character was a bit of a fop, but reportedly brilliant. He got kidnapped and some of of his daemons developed...

Im pretty new in Blender and this is one of my first modeled characters.I'm trying to figure out how to Connect body to hand, but I don´t know how. The body and hand are both joined (and they have Mirror...

jknappen 10/13/2018 at 18:02.
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science-based xenobiology food spacetime-dimensions

We do not know how exactly it happened, but poor John Doe made a space-time trip along a three dimensional analog of a Möbius strip (a Klein bottle). He is now back on Earth, but he is now the mirror...

I have the chainring shown below. It's the front sprocket of an ebike. Does this chainring need replacing or are the teeth still OK?

A large part of Seven of Nine's story arc is her attempt to become human again. Why then, do they continue to refer to her as Seven of Nine? At some point they learn her real name, Annika Hansen. I...

For a finite graph with undirected, unweighted edges, a well-known result is that the dimension of the null space of the Laplacian matrix gives the number of connected components. Does this result apply to infinite graphs as well? The infinite...

Assume I have 3 equations, $x+2y+z=2, 3x+8y+z=12, 4y+z=2$ which could be represented in matrix form ($Ax = b$) like this: $\begin{pmatrix} 1 & 2 & 1\\ 3 & 8 & 1\\ 0 & 4 & 1 \end{pmatrix}\bigl .\begin{pmatrix} x\\ y\\...

Is there a tank priority sequence for using the fuel tanks, or does the pilot decide?

The Yoneda lemma says (in my understanding) that instead of studying a category directly, you can study that category's relationships between its relationships into Set. Is the function of Set unique here? Or can other categories like Top do something...

I am trying to find a symmetric cipher that is explicitly designed to be slow. I realize that this is generally not desirable, but I'd like many cycles and lots of electronic action. I could modify a cipher make a...

This question is inspired by Probability of commutation in a compact group, which asked whether $P(xyx^{-1}y^{-1} = 1)$ could take values strictly between $0$ and $1$ on a compact connected group. That question turned out to have a rather easy...

This question already has an answer here: What time zone is used on ISS to define a day? 4 answers The astronauts on the International Space Station have a daily schedule, particularly when they are asleep versus awake. Which...