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What really sickened me was this quote .. "Mr Eichenwald is reported to have suffered the effects of the seizure for several weeks. He tweeted on Friday that more than 40 people had sent him "strobes" after learning about the case."
Are these people so far removed from reality that the seriousness of their actions don't register amid all the make-believe twittering? Or are they actually psychopaths?
There's no question of the intent of that poster ~ a sickening example of the subhuman level of behaviour that will end up costing its perpetrators, one way or another. An absolutely heinous act ~ and may that vicious coward come to know true remorse.
There is however a consideration perhaps previously and largely unrecognised - if the prosecution in this case does establish legal precedent here...
The Twitter message was no different from "a bomb sent in the mail or anthrax sent in an envelope," Steven Lieberman, a lawyer for Mr Eichenwald, told the New York Times. "It triggers a physical effect "
... then all flashing lights must be banned everywhere ~ including strobing lights on emergency vehicles, since a person can develop epilepsy at any time during their life ~ which means that a police car flasher could send any person who is unaware they have epilepsy into a seizure at any time.
All flashing lights must be banned everywhere ~ full stop.
The Large Hadron Collider has discovered new sub-atomic particles that could help to explain how the centres of atoms are held together.
The particles are all different forms of the so-called Omega-c baryon, whose existence was confirmed in 1994.
Physicists had always believed the various types existed but had not been able to detect them - until now.
The discovery will shed light on the operation of the "strong force", which glues the insides of atoms.
The centres of atoms consist of particles called neutrons and protons. They in turn are made up of smaller particles called quarks, which have unusual names.
Those inside neutrons and protons are called "Up" and "Down". These quarks are held together by the nuclear strong force. Physicists have a theory called quantum chromodynamics for how the nuclear strong force works but using it to make predictions requires very complex calculations.
The Omega-c baryon is in the same family of particles as the neutron and proton, but it can be thought of as a more exotic cousin. It too is made up of quarks but they are called "Charm" and "Strange", and they are heavier versions of the Up and Down quarks.
Since the Omega-c particle's discovery, it was thought that there were heavier versions. Its bigger brothers and sisters if you like. Now, physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) have found them. They believe that by studying these siblings, they'll learn more about the workings of the nuclear strong force.
Dr Greig Cowan, of the University of Edinburgh, UK, who works on the LHCb experiment at Cern's LHC, said: "This is a striking discovery that will shed light on how quarks bind together. It may have implications not only to better understand protons and neutrons, but also more exotic multi-quark states, such as pentaquarks and tetraquarks."
Prof Tara Shears, of Liverpool University, who also works on the experiment, said: "These particles have been hiding in plain sight for years, but it has taken the exquisite sensitivity of the LHCb to bring them to our attention."
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There's been a highly stepped-up media campaign about "rampant prescription opioid abuse by American teenagers and young children" and it's been going on and building momentum in the media for a few years now. It's even entered U.S. Congressional legislation proposals already.
A complex legacy but I think his later peaceful political efforts were sincere. A telling observation from the BBC's report ..
"... his leadership potential was spotted early and he was just 22 when he and Gerry Adams were flown to London for secret talks with the British government: MI5 considered him serious officer material with strategic vision."
Tebbit is, unsurprisingly, still bitter. I actually helped my dad fitting new carpets in the Grand Hotel Brighton in the rebuilding after the IRA bombing. So much damage - it's a miracle more weren't killed.
Testing times ahead for Northern Ireland (Brexit) - I think McGuiness will be sorely missed.
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