Raiders’ GM Mike Mayock a personality match for Jon Gruden

first_imgALAMEDA — Jon Gruden has a new sounding board, and this one just might be able to keep up with him.Whether Mike Mayock has the goods to be an NFL general manager based on 15 years as a television analyst remains to be seen. But it does appear Gruden has someone to work with who may be as manic and obsessive as he is. Click HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device. When Gruden was initially paired with G.M. Reggie McKenzie, the hope was it could be a …last_img

How Long Can Comets Bust Up and Re-form?

first_imgIf comets repeatedly break up and re-coagulate, how long could that recur?A new paper in Nature from the Rosetta team suggests a strange new theory about comets. Their Comet 67P has two prominent lobes, like a dumbbell, but it’s not unique. Four other comet nuclei also have a bilobed appearance. This suggests a new theory of how they got that way:Here, we study the structure and dynamics of 67P’s nucleus. We find that sublimation torques have caused the nucleus to spin up in the past to form the large cracks observed on its neck. However, the chaotic evolution of its spin state has so far forestalled its splitting, although it should eventually reach a rapid enough spin rate to do so. Once this occurs, the separated components will be unable to escape each other; they will orbit each other for a time, ultimately undergoing a low-speed merger that will result in a new bilobate configuration. The components of four other imaged bilobate nuclei have volume ratios that are consistent with a similar reconfiguration cycle, pointing to such cycles as a fundamental process in the evolution of short-period comet nuclei. It has been shown that comets were not strong contributors to the so-called late heavy bombardment about 4 billion years ago. The reconfiguration process suggested here would preferentially decimate comet nuclei during migration to the inner solar system, perhaps explaining this lack of a substantial cometary flux.It’s a destructive process, in other words. How long could that go on?This is grist for someone’s research mill – someone open to the idea that billions of years are neither necessary nor empirically tenable. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 5, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A minor trough sags through the state today, triggering some clouds as it does. Precipitation is going to be limited from this, but we do still have to allow for a few hit and miss showers south of a line from Cleveland to Greenville with coverage of 60%. NW parts of the state end up with no new precipitation today. Tomorrow will be sunny and dry in all areas.Thursday, rain spreads over most of the state as a cold front comes down from the north, and moisture lifts up from the SW, meeting over OH. We should see anywhere from a few hundredths to .5″ with coverage at 85% of the state. Only far NW areas will  have a good shot at missing the moisture there. Significantly colder air comes in on the backside of that system.WE are much colder for Friday and Saturday, with partly sunny skies likely both days. Sunday clouds increase and we can see some afternoon rain or snow showers over areas from I-70 north. Liquid equivalent precipitation totals are small, a tenth or two at best, but that still can keep a more damp feel, even if sloppy wet snowflakes decide to try and mix in. The best threat of wet snow would be in the overnight, as temps drop off.Another surge of cold air takes our temps on another leg down to start next week. We will be well below normal Monday-Wednesday. The map at right are temps vs. normal around midnight Monday night. The purple is an area of temps 30-35 degrees below normal. That is brutal cold.   We should see some sunshine off and on for Monday and Tuesday, but lake effect clouds and snow showers are possible over the state on Wednesday, mostly central and north. Mostly sunny skies are back for Thursday.In the extended period, we have a chance of rain showers with moderating temps for Friday the 15th, bringing rains of .25″-.75″ to 80% of Ohio. Then drier, colder air returns for the 16th through 18th. Another strong system finishes out the 11-16 day extended period for Tuesday and Wednesday the 19th and 20th. Rains can be from half to 1.5′ with 100% coverage. So, our drier, potential harvest windows are better nearby than in the extended period.last_img read more

Yes, Windows 8 Truly Is An Opportunity For Apple

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#iPad#Mac#Microsoft#Windows 8 dan lyons Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A few weeks ago I wrote a piece called “You Know Who Loves Windows 8’s Metro Interface? Apple.” That was Oct. 25, the day Microsoft had its big rollout of Windows 8 in New York. Flash forward a few weeks and it’s looking like Windows 8 will indeed be a tremendous gift to the folks in Cupertino. That’s what Apple pundit (and former top Apple executive) Jean-Louis Gassee claims in his “Monday Note” blog today. Gassee says Microsoft’s recently departed Windows boss Steven Sinofsky, who pulled off a miracle with Windows 7, fell short on Windows 8, perhaps because the task he was given was too large and unwieldy. Windows 8, Gassee says, is “a 21-blade Swiss Army knife: a great list of features on paper, dubious usability in practice.”And that opens the door for Apple. “The `re-complicated’ Windows offers Apple an intriguing opportunity,” Gassee writes. “They can capitalize on Microsoft’s misstep, extend a welcoming hand to the Windows users who intend to switch to Apple, and make the iPad the sine qua noon of what a Post-PC device should be.”Windows 8: Sales Ain’t GreatSo far Windows 8 seems to be off to a tepid start. Sales of Windows 8 have been below Microsoft’s internal projections, according to Paul Thurott of Supersite for Windows.That jibes with what our Microsoft reporter, Mark Hachman, is hearing. A top exec at retailer NewEgg told Hachman that Windows 8 has been “slow going.”We might have seen this coming. The day before Windows 8 shipped, a survey of Windows users showed that one-third of them planned to buy an iPad, and 12% were planning to switch to a Mac.It’s not that Windows 8 is terrible. It’s just that it’s so different that people who have been using previous versions of Windows will have a lot of learning to do if they want to move to Windows 8.If you’re going to have to learn a whole new operating system, you might as well take a look at a Mac or an iPad.That’s the theory, anyway. And, unfortunately for Microsoft, the theory seems to be holding up.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img