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  • Do we live in a computer simulation? How to test the idea.

    12/13/2012 6:21:49 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 26 replies
    KurzweilAINetwork ^ | December 13, 2012
    The concept that we could possibly be living in a computer simulation comes from a 2003 paper published in Philosophical Quarterly by Nick Bostrom, a philosophy professor at the University of Oxford. With current limitations and trends in computing, it will be decades before researchers will be able to run even primitive simulations of the universe. But a University of Washington team has suggested tests that can be performed now, or in the near future, that could resolve the question. Currently, supercomputers using a technique called lattice quantum chromodynamics (LQC), and starting from the fundamental physical laws that govern the universe, can...
  • Report: Sims headed to Washington, D.C.

    02/02/2009 10:10:17 AM PST · by Ramius · 13 replies · 765+ views
    NWCN ^ | 2/2/20009 | King5 Staff
    Washington, D.C. 09:28 AM PST on Monday, February 2, 2009 By Staff SEATTLE – King County Executive Ron Sims is heading to Washington, D.C. to work for the Obama administration, Seattle Times columnist Joni Balter is reporting. Balter says Sims will take a job as deputy secretary, No. 2, at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Rumors about Sims have been circulating for months. Sims has called a 10 a.m. news conference. Sims was first elected to the King County Council in 1985. He was appointed King County Executive in 1996 after then-Executive Gary Locke was elected...
  • Llamas in police highway chase

    04/29/2007 2:21:12 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 10 replies · 463+ views ^ | 04/29/2007 | TT/The Local
    Police were involved in an unusual kind of chase on a motorway near Gothenburg on Saturday night. Their quarry was not escaped prisoners or speeding motorists, but rather two circus llamas. The camelids had escaped from Circus Maximum in Vallhamra, and made their way to the E20 motorway, the principal route between Stockholm and Gothenburg. Police tried to catch the creatures, but their efforts served more to alarm them, and they ran backwards and forwards across the motorway, Expressen reports. The chase continued for an hour before circus staff and police managed to catch the frightened llamas.
  • KING 5 Poll: County Executive race neck-and-neck

    10/17/2005 8:12:48 PM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 21 replies · 739+ views
    King 5 News (TV) ^ | 10-17-05 | ROBERT MAK
    With the election just three weeks away, a new KING 5 poll shows that the race for King County Executive's is neck-and-neck. A full 46 percent of those surveyed said they would vote for Republican David Irons now, compared to 43 percent for incumbent Ron Sims. That is within the poll's four-percent margin of error. Another factor in this race could be Green Party candidate Gentry Lange, who polled at 7 percent. Four percent of those surveyed told SurveyUSA that they're still undecided. Irons may be ahead, but strangely enough, many voters know very little about David Irons. The Republican...
  • `Rural Majority' name snatched by new group

    07/27/2005 8:45:49 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 2 replies · 471+ views
    The King County Journal (Seattle area) ^ | 7/27/2005 | Dean A. Radford
    Critical Areas Ordinance foes register name, taking it from less vocal property rights group Just who is the ``real'' Rural Majority?Ron Ewart of Fall City and Preston Drew of Carnation think it's rural folks like them. Foes of government, they oppose any regulation they figure tramples on their property rights. On their side are roughly 18,000 residents who signed petitions to do away with the county's controversial Critical Areas Ordinance and two other pieces of environmental regulation.What they didn't have was a catchy name that, as a bonus, carried great symbolic weight.They've got one now -- at the expense of...
  • CAO opponents crash meeting - Democrats had hoped to keep to themselves

    02/17/2005 6:21:50 PM PST · by No phonys allowed · 29 replies · 713+ views
    King County Journal ^ | 2005-02-17 | Jamie Swift
    CAO opponents crash meeting - Democrats had hoped to keep county executive's appearance to themselves 2005-02-17 by Jamie Swift Journal Reporter ISSAQUAH -- Fifth District Democrats, fearing a mob of rural property owners angry over the recently passed Critical Areas Ordinance, chose not to publicly advertise a Wednesday night meeting fearing opponents would crash the event. And crash they did. About 30 protesters -- who feel their rights to do what they wish with their property have been infringed -- surrounded King County Executive Ron Sims as he arrived at the meeting at the King County Library Service Center on...
  • Time is ripe to take over Sims' seat, GOP says

    01/31/2005 7:47:07 AM PST · by vox_freedom · 16 replies · 1,089+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 1-31-2005 | Neil Modie
    But Republicans admit they still need a viable candidateRon Sims twice has strolled easily to election as King County executive, but Republicans think the energetic Democrat is so laden with political baggage this year that it shouldn't happen a third time. Maybe not, but first they have to find a credible candidate. Nine months before the November election, Washington's most powerful local government official is already running hard for a third term, raising campaign money, scooping up endorsements and trying to scare off potential opponents. And so far there's nobody to slow him down. Republicans say they're adamant about not...

    05/02/2004 9:44:54 PM PDT · by hookman · 55 replies · 913+ views
    Electronic Arts announced the release date for its much anticipated followed up to The Sims, despite a recent move by the Bush Administration and Christian groups to block the game from store shelves...
  • (Seattle Islamic Terrorist) Ujaama ordered held without bail.

    10/01/2002 8:22:47 PM PDT · by Abar · 16 replies · 281+ views
    AP via Seattle ^ | Oct 1, 2002 | - no attribution -
    Tuesday, October 1, 2002 Ujaama ordered held without bail THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered an American Muslim held without bail on charges of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, saying the court had no other way of ensuring he would appear for trial. James Ujaama, who grew up in Seattle, was arrested July 22 in Denver. He was held as a material witness until Aug. 29, when a grand jury in Seattle indicted him on one count of conspiracy to provide material support and resources for the al-Qaida terrorist network, and another...