Robert Scherrer is trying to come up with a theory that combines dark matter and dark energy, reports Space.Com. “It is somewhat embarrassing to have two different unknown sources for the dominant forms of matter and energy in the universe. On the other hand, that may just be the way things are. We don’t get to pick the universe we live in.” Yet if he is right, it makes other cosmologists uneasy. Writer Robert Roy Britt explains, “There is one glaring problem with the idea, which Scherrer admits to. It implies that we live at a very special moment in time when the energy densities of dark matter and dark energy are roughly equal. Scientists hate coincidences.”Cosmologists have been chewing on their two fudge factors, dark matter and dark energy, for years now. Too much fudge causes truth decay. The only wise crack in this article is that we don’t get to pick the universe we live in. If it appears coincidental that our universe is special, deal with it.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now The more businesses move to transactional models with no human interaction, the more human interaction is going to be a competitive advantage. When caring is absent, caring becomes a defining differentiator. If you have ever needed help from the company that sold you something to find that no one was available to help you, you understand the value of caring.As more businesses chase a super-transactional model, believing that reducing friction (and price is a form of friction) is their competitive advantage, the more they will attract price sensitive buyers. Those who chase a super-relational model will attract the higher end of the market, and the more they will find clients and customers willing to pay for something better.As automation becomes more prevalent, the more “by hand” is going to be something special. Mass production reduces the costs of manufacturing, making things available to the masses. “By hand” increases craftsmanship, the uniqueness of what one buys, and provides something truly special. One of a million is often something less than one of a kind.When people are treated like a number, a data point, a record, or a file, those who treat people like an individual will create a special bond, and one that creates the feeling that they are unique and important. There are certain human needs that are so deeply ingrained that they aren’t easily lost. There are also human needs that, when violated, create a repulsion, and the lack of respect is a need of the first order.When communication is automated, it isn’t personal, and it doesn’t create any feeling inside the recipient. Mostly people consider it spam. There is a difference in mass emailing and nurturing your dream clients. In one case, there is no connection because there is no real person behind the communication. In the other, the communication has a person’s fingerprints all over it. When something is created for you, it is special.There are some who believe that everything is being commoditized, that there is no real differentiation possible, and so they race towards super-transactional approaches, not understanding that in a race to the bottom there are few winners, normally large, and almost always with the scale necessary to eliminate competitors who play their game. Those who pay attention to these kinds of things understand that playing your competitor’s game puts you at a disadvantage, and so they play a different game, moving in the opposite direction, creating greater value, providing greater care, ensuring a better overall experience, and better outcomes for their clients. They create relationships that allow them to create a market of those who want something more, something better, and something worth paying to obtain.If you are in the middle, you have to pick a side.
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They won nine straight in 1963-64.A night shy of the five-year anniversary of Curry’s 54-point Madison Square Garden masterpiece, the Warriors showed how many weapons they have around him now, making 15 3-pointers and putting six players in double figures.The third quarter has been when the Warriors separate themselves from opponents, and this was the fifth time they outscored a team by 20 or more in the period.“I still don’t have an answer as to why the third quarter is what it is, like anything specific, beyond just the fact that we can wear teams down over the course of 48 minutes,” Curry said. And it might take 24, 26 minutes to really create that separation and gain that momentum, and we come out of the halftime with some juice, some energy and it’s winning time. So that’s my best explanation for it and hopefully it continues.”This onslaught started innocently enough, with Green banking in a 3-pointer. Curry and Thompson followed with much prettier ones, and when JaVale McGee followed with a basket it was an 11-0 start to the second half and a double-digit lead in about 2 ½ minutes.ADVERTISEMENT New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee, right, defends against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 in New York. Knicks forward Michael Beasley (8) watches the action. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — Draymond Green threw his arms up in triumph, celebrating his go-ahead 3-pointer.Never mind that it banked in, a rather ugly look on a team that shoots it beautifully.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Davis explodes for 53 as Pelicans trump Suns for 6th straight win John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “It sparked the run, didn’t it?” Green said. “It got everybody going by an amazing shooter.”And the Warriors didn’t slow down the rest of another awesome third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKlay Thompson scored 26 points and Stephen Curry had 14 of his 21 in the period, when Golden State ran another opponent off the floor on its way to a 125-111 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.Kevin Durant added 22 points and nine rebounds for Golden State, which trailed by one at halftime before outscoring New York 39-18 in the third to end things early. The highlight show continued from there, with center Zaza Pachulia dribbling behind his back to lead a fast break and Curry converting a four-point play for a 20-point bulge later in the period.“It’s tough. Those guys were so big and athletic, anyone in their team could switch,” the Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. said. “So it was tough to get around them.”Emmanuel Mudiay scored 20 points and Trey Burke had 18 for the Knicks.Mudiay had 13 points in the first seven minutes and 14 in the first quarter to lead all scorers and give the Knicks a 39-37 edge.TIP-INSWarriors: Rookie Jordan Bell returned after missing 14 games with inflammation in his left ankle. He had three points. … Green’s technical assessed with 1:04 left in the first half of Saturday’s rout against Oklahoma City was rescinded by the NBA on Monday, putting him back at 14 for the season and two away from an automatic suspension.Knicks: F Michael Beasley received five stitches for a cut on his right eyebrow after he was hit in the second quarter but returned to play in the third. … New York is off until Friday, when it visits the Los Angeles Clippers to open a four-game road trip.MAGIC MSG MOMENTCurry’s 54-point game is still his career high, as he went 11 for 13 from 3-point range. The Knicks ended up winning it though, as Raymond Felton blocked his jumper to lead to J.R. Smith’s tiebreaking basket with 1:10 left in a 109-105 victory. That remains New York’s last home win over Golden State.CAN’T BE BADKnicks coach Jeff Hornacek, on the challenge of defending the Warriors:“Can’t have any ‘my bads,’” he said. “‘My bads’ turn into 3-point shots that they knock in.”UP NEXT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Warriors: Visit Washington on Wednesday.Knicks: Visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
2010 might be the Chinese Year of the Tiger but in Bangalore the cubs ruled the roost. Be it sports, acting or cooking, youngsters from all walks of life are creating waves. Simply Bangalore does a lowdown on youngsters who rocked Bangalore in 2010. Actress Aindrita RaySexy sirenAindrita Ray, 20,,2010 might be the Chinese Year of the Tiger but in Bangalore the cubs ruled the roost. Be it sports, acting or cooking, youngsters from all walks of life are creating waves. Simply Bangalore does a lowdown on youngsters who rocked Bangalore in 2010.Actress Aindrita RaySexy sirenAindrita Ray, 20, ActorThis Bengali-origin Kannada film actor was known as a bombshell much before she managed to woo the critics and the discerning audiences with a powerful performance in Manasaare last year, the role which won her three popular awards. She’s one of the hottest actors in the Kannada film industry. Single and ready to mingle? Probably not considering that she’s still new in the industry and wants to make a mark professionally before getting involved with anyone.Having lived in Bangalore for 19 years, her Bengali roots are almost rusty and she claims not to know ‘anything about Bengali cinema’. It was the little girl in the scooty commercial that caught the eye of Director Mahesh who had cast her in Meravanige and there’s been no looking back professionally. Manasaare won her the best actress award from AKKA, Suvarna as well as the Scope South award. With anasina Mathu and Januma Janumadallu in Kannada, Flat in Hindi and Sari nee ishtam in Telugu, the celebrations start on a multilingual note for Ray in 2011.Chef Manu ChandraDinner dateManu Chandra, 30, ChefIt’s not uncommon to see customers gushing at both the chef and the food at Olive Beach in Bangalore. Long before Saif Ali Khan made the profession popular or an older Amitabh Bachchan decided to don the cool chef’s hat, Bangaloreans have found the chef with the coolest glamour quotient-Manu Chandra.Trade and travel magazines on food have rated Chandra among the best talents in the food business in India and he was most recently rated the most talented young chef in the country. His college days saw Cafe Turtle in Delhi feature Manu’s specials during weekends. And it wasn’t long before he entered The Culinary Institute of America, New York. He graduated with top honours and went on to work at top kitchens around the world before returning to India to take over as Executive Chef of A D Singh’s new Olive Beach in Bangalore.Snooker and Billiards champion Pankaj AdvaniThe champPankaj Advani, 25, Snooker and Billiards championThe year didn’t start off on a great note for one of Bangalore’s best known sporting champs but it certainly ends gloriously with nothing less than a podium finish, a gold medal for Pankaj Advani, in fact the first for India, at the Asian Games in Guanghou. It wasn’t always the case of course when this 18-year-old made his debut, “No body would have bet even a paisa on me,” he says rather modestly. Advani is not one to discuss his personal life, leave alone girlfriends, and thankfully snooker and billiards players are not hounded like cricketers. Stylish without being over the top Advani’s comfortable style of a tee teamed with jeans and simple ways have made him quite the boy next door in his hometown.Actress RamyaBelle of the ballRamya, 27, ActorThe city’s best known actress, her volatile temper and her vulnerable looks have won Ramya an army of admirers. Besides Kannada cinema, she’s also done some award winning work in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Ramya is quite the dream girl, a sports person and an animal lover with a vivacious personality her dream is to open an animal shelter and a veterinary hospital in the near future. With over 37 films in her kitty, she’s established herself as one of South India’s best known actresses. This year like most others opened on a positive note, for Ramya with her experimental film Just Math Mathalli, directed by Sudeep, received the thumbs up from all the critics, something that has been considered a bold and innovative step for the otherwise mainstream actress who has restricted herself to commercial hit films.Businessman Siddharth Mallya with Bollywood bombshell Deepika PadukoneSuper scionSiddharth Mallya, 23, BusinessmanIf there’s one youngster who has acquired rock star status in Bangalore this year, that’s 23-year-old Siddharth Mallya. After all, this lad belongs to the Billionaire’s club. Born in the United States and raised in London and the Middle East, Mallya Jr got his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from London and is currently the life and soul of Mallya’s parties. Surrounded by a bevy of babes, the scion himself seems to favour Deepika Padukone, after all they share a common team, The Royal Challengers. As to what makes Mallya Jr rock, besides his cool looks, he’s already a director at UB working on making Royal Challengers a force to reckon with in the Indian Premier League. Something that he does with great panache and the team that was down and out till last year, turned out to be the dark horse going all the way to the finals. And it goes without saying that the best after-parties were those hosted by Royal Challengers.Cricketer Robin UthappaWillow whispersRobin Uthappa, 25, CricketerIf he had listened to his mother, he would have ended up a doctor. Today, his romance is with the willow and it’s no wonder that he’s earned the nickname “The Walking Assasin” thanks to his exploits on the field. “I always wanted to be a part of the Indian cricket team ever since I can remember, and today I’m lucky to live that dream,” says he. The Indian Premier League in 2010 changed all that as he smashed 51 off 21 balls, in fact the second fastest 50 in the IPL against King XI Punjab and was the match winner for his team-Royal Challengers.advertisementadvertisement
England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes says the Bristol bar brawl and the ensuing chain of events, which dogged his career for 15 months, may be the “best thing that could have happened” to him.The ugly episode brought about a change in his lifestyle.Following the incident in September 2017, Stokes was acquitted of affray at Bristol Crown Court in August last year, before the England and Wales Cricket Board’s Discipline Commission concluded his 15-month exile after a hearing in December last year.”It sounds silly but, could Bristol have been the best thing that could have happened to me? Who knows. But maybe in terms of my way of thinking,” Stokes told ‘ESPNcricinfo’ during a visit to a children’s charity here.Stokes, who is playing for Rajasthan Royals in this year’s IPL, said he was determined to win the upcoming World Cup at home.”I don’t want to be remembered as the guy who had a fight in the street. I want to do things on the field to be remembered for. If we win the World Cup, that becomes the first paragraph… doesn’t it?””I was that close to my career ending and being thrown away just like that. Maybe that is it,” the New Zealand-born cricketer added.He missed the 2017-18 Ashes series against Australia after being suspended by the ECB pending the police investigation.”No matter what happens in life with me now, the Bristol thing will always be there.”It’s something I’ll always carry with me. It’ll always be there. Always.”He said that his off-field activities had changed since his arrest outside a Bristol nightclub, in the wake of England’s victory over West Indies in an ODI.advertisement”I don’t go out anymore. I mean, I might go out for dinner, but I don’t go out-out (for long night and drinks) anymore in England,” he said.”I used to love going out and celebrating with the lads. But we can do that in the hotel and I don’t miss it. I don’t feel that urge any more. Once you make the transition to not doing it then you don’t miss it,” Stokes said.Also Read | Ben Stokes has been punished enough: Michael Vaughan after pub brawl verdictAlso Read | Ben Stokes ‘mocked gay men’ before Bristol pub brawl: ProsecutorAlso Read | Ben Stokes had at least 7 vodka drinks and 3 beers before Bristol pub brawlAlso Watch | Great to have someone like Chris Gayle in KXIP: KL Rahul