Re: Isn't C supposed to be average?
Yes! 50% of students are below average. That is life.
135 posts • joined 11 Oct 2010
Yes! 50% of students are below average. That is life.
The IEEE's withdrawal note states that only the first and last authors (Imran Ali Qureshi and Ghulam Muhammad Shaikh) are culpable in the plagiarism. The middle one, Fahad Qureshi, is apparently not to blame.
Its entirely possible that he was added as a co-author to give the paper a greater appearance of legitimacy and never actually read it. (Against the rules: he probably signed something to say he had).
Its also possible that Fahad Qureshi was bought onto the Swedish paper after it had mostly been written, to reflect some genuinely useful contribution that was in the Pakistani paper, which was not enough to give it legs by itself but which was worth bundling with the Swedish work.
Whatever the sequence of events its hard to image that there is much love between the Swedish group and the Pakistani group right now.
Smiley face for the poor SOB who worked on this for years while others tried to snatch the credit.
Its quite fun to try and reconstruct what happened here.
The apparently non-culpable author, Fahad Kureshi, did a thesis on FFT optimisation in the Swedish group supervised by the same prof (Gustavsson). In his thesis he lists 10+ publications with Gustavsson on FFT optimisation, including hardware-level tweaks. Therefore he is no amateur and has the full confidence and respect of the Swedish group.
In the thanks list, he acknowledges "My friends and colleagues in Pakistan for their help and care..." and then goes further to mention: My friends... ___Imran Qureshi___ ..... for their kind help in proof reading my thesis.
So the first author of the plagiarising paper (unless its another Imran Qureshi, there are a lot of Kureshis/Qureshis about)..... proofread the thesis of a guy from the group delivering the original work. He didn't do a good job, its still has quite a few spelling and grammar mistakes.
Lets make assumptions:
(1) Imran (Q/K)ureshi asks Fahad Kureshi is he can lift an unpublished chunk of the thesis that he's written, saying yes I'll credit you for the work you've done.
(2) Imran's paper still doesn't have enough meat so he just follows the threads that he already has from Fahad's work and ends up with a duplicate of what Ingmarrson ended up doing under Gustavsson's supervision.
(3) Imran goes to his supervisor, Dr Gulam Shaikh, who is busy with teaching, underpaid and very stressed from the difficulties of life in Karachi. Ingmarrson's paper isn't out, so they publish, claiming to have a legit collaboration with Gustavsson's group, although not actually Gustavsson, which is unthinkable to the hierarchically-minded aryans over in Linkoping.
(4) Gustavsson points out that priority comes from first submission to a journal, not first publication. Despite (maybe) only having been somewhat cheeky, the Pakistani group are obliged to back down. Their mistakes were (1) Treading on Gustavsson's toes by working in a field he was busy in. (2) Using information from his (former?) grad student to steal a lead.
Fahad Kureshi will get a telling off for leaking, but most likely be forgiven.
Imran Kureshi and his boss are going to come in for a lot of hate, I would be interested if either of them reads this post if they could tell me how well I reconstructed this...
It really winds me up when people say that some shadowy force (corporations, civil service, illuminati blah blah) runs the country so why bother voting. An MP in charge of a parliamentary select committee or sitting in the cabinet or at #10 can have a huge effect on outcomes for the country and the world. We didn't have to fight the Iraq war, we didn't have to bail out the banks in 2008. Those were political decisions that could have gone very differently, and did so in other countries with different politicians warming the benches.
No need to assume anything AMBxx.... we can measure the lack of education, stats here:
Inferring unintelligence from a lack of education is of course dangerous with individuals, but holds very strongly when you look at statistics over larger samples.
*sigh* it was a factually correct comment though, education level is anticorrelated to trump support. Maybe it isn't sensitive to mention it, or to imply that lack of education is a bad thing.
I managed to sit through the demo video (something must be wrong with me). Inflection and sentence rhythm very far from captured.
Also, American talky-people in the video are very very irritating
Misconception, Zen doesn't lock anything out: microsoft is saying that they refusing to support it with their <10 windows versions. Probably they are just being dicks as usual and they'll change their mind if OEMs badly want to ship with win7 instead of 10.
I have a subordinate who buffed his CV a little and arrived with essentially zero knowledge aged 35 or so. I ended up sitting next to him at his desk typing in code for maybe 8 hours a week, and we developed a routine where he would correct spelling mistakes and remind me what file where things are defined in.
I'd credit him with supplying a 5% boost to my productivity, which is better than being of zero use (its not politically possible to sack him) as would otherwise be the case.
Thouless moved to the US in the fifties to do his doctorate with the (German, somewhat Jewish) renowned nuclear physicist Hans Bethe.
The attractiveness of a venue for your research career is mostly determined by the environment: secure post, non-invasive bureaucracy, company of accomplished scientists you can hope to learn from.
Resources for research and a non-insulting salary are something but they are relatively unimportant. The UK is on a relatively good footing at the moment because the US has joined it in a race to the bottom in terms of a managerialistic ("work-like") culture.
This seems to address the big problem with OpenMP, which is that you can easily end up getting a net slowdown due to cores fighting over what is in the cache. If this is at all effective then the extra pragmas will/should get rolled into the standard very quickly.
Just a system which spontaneously settles into collective oscillation (like the quartz crystal in your digital watch). As far as I can see from the article the cool part is that any "clock drift" will self-correct, and that energy leakage will be approximately (not exactly) zero. So much woo-woo about time-loops and tardises sheesh
The functionality is useful. Concerns about offclouding photos of your house are very legit, but most people really cannot be bothered running a home server and economies of scale are a thing.
Maybe the answer here is to design zero-maintainance home servers that can sit next to the boiler and take care of all this shite. Its not the path that nest seems to be taking, but already the average wi-fi router is also a NAS (its cheap enough to add a few gig of SS storage that many routers do so even in the expectation that 90% of customers won't even realise its there) and a few other things.
The first company to go down the route of designing low-cost low-fail high-security no-drm home servers for this stuff (home automation + NAS) should be a win. Cloud backup can and should be strictly optional, and strictly encrypted.
Capita was recently delighted to announce that its near-monopoly on running the NHS has been still more strongly consolidated:
in particular, it has a contract to advise the "commissioning groups" which decide what IT services to buy, while one of trustmarque's businesses is selling managed windows boxen to the NHS.
I wonder, having collected its advisory fee, which business capita will advise the NHS to buy/rent its PCs from?
No need to simulate spinglasses with confusing and expensive quantum computers: just give the rules of the board game to a small group of ten-year-old children. Schmeiss die beste Party!
on my mum's lappy I had to kill a bunch of processes by hand that weren't being stopped and restarted as they should have been by the updater. I also had to take it out into the cold night air to stop it going into emergency shutdown from overheating. That was a fun 6 hours work for no particular benefit that I or Mum noticed.
the password is:
The drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You". Awesome
"fear of something" you mean "fear of being murdered as has happened before"
Theres a graph, looks legit... but they can't be that dumb right?
Bridge is an active and interesting AI topic, because it relies on having a theory of what your partner is going to do, intuition about the temperament and intentions of others is a tough one to crack.
Pretty much all new houses where I live are built to the vaguely nordic "passivhaus" standard of energy use, i.e. near-zero for heating and water (zero may be impossible to achieve if north-facing in a valley bottom). Solar panels are a financially attractive add-on for those who can make the investment, thanks to generous subsidies (paid through other suckers' electricity bills, which are ludicrous).
The clever bit about the passivhaus stuff is controlled ventilation, with heat exchangers at the inflow and outflow. That and a very airtight building with very thick walls and windows pretty much solves your heating problem. Power diverted to the fans is minimal compared to what you save.
Hossein is a lovely bloke, but it is the corps of battle-hardened programmers and engineers (many at the Watford HQ have been there since they left Acorn back in the eighties) which makes the company valuable.
Thumbs up as I was prompted to read about gradual changes to Earth's orbital parameters (~20k years to notice anything), which I had previously been unaware of.
Caused by interactions of the earth-moon system with larger but distant bodies such as jupiter. Orbit is not circular or even reliable eliiptical but actually very bonkers and semi-chaotic spirograph.
All of which is at best tangential to the contemporary climate-change debate.
This list is a bit buzzfeedy in that content has been sacrificed for comprehensibility. Other very interesting zero-gee science has been done, I could mention germination of plant seeds as one thing, or critical fluctuations around phase transitions as another: its tough to test a lot of physics theories in gravity, because the theories leave it out....
Tail of the time-to-solution distribution is considerable fatter with quantum annealers for some reason versus classical simulated annealing. Its a promising approach, worth being aware of but not yet worth shelling out for on its own merits.
Use social media to promote a rock band??? That's digital literacy???????
How about setting up a PA system, configuring filters for reverb etc? That would at least be interesting.
Scrape the internet for mentions of the band and plot a histogram of hits by last-modified-date?
This test is an insult to the kids and to humanity. I would fail it in protest if I ever saw such a stupid thing.
Sounds like its a windows-based worm, nothing to do with the camera firmware: when you plug the device in it serves up a mass-storage-class to allow transfer of files, that is the only reasonable thing to do. If the computer you plugged it into (at some point in the setup or testing process, presumably) is infected and chooses to save an infected file, then the device becomes a passive carrier of the worm.
It is even possible that the cameras became infected at the same time as their OS and app were installed: how can you blame the firmware in this case?
I mean seriously.... how can you think about anything without a space to visualise it in? The simplest meaningful space is R2, enter Euclid. When smart people learn Euclidean geometry they feel like they were born knowing it, because it is implicit in soooo many other aspects of our culture and reasoning. That is the only imaginable reason not to teach it, and it is a poor one.
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>>I'm not quite sure you get the IoT
Quite right, I have no clue what conceivable benefit swarm-networking desklamps and tins of beans is supposed to provide. Hopefully I'll understand it when I see it.
I have to agree with you on all points, except:
1) OK, a more powerful ereader is a tablet, maybe specced a bit above the kindle fire but below a surface 2.
2) So throw in gesture and speech recognition, that can burn a bit more.
6) My R-Pi (OK I only have the first one) is painfully slow when I run full-fat linux on it with a proper sized TV screen. More beef than that, with a better GPU and some built-in codecs and radio support would be a good thing to have. Whether it comes in at a competitive pricepoint to similar-powered x86 stuff, we can find out.
Hmm: tablet-like graphics + radio etc. About the spec of an ipad a few years ago.... so....
2) touchscreen-controlled domestic appliances? Currently to do anything much with my washing machine beyond turning it off or on, I have to pair it with my phone. That is actually pretty annoying. Can see similar reasoning for house thermostats.
3) Houses with complicated, integrated, energy systems? Solar panels+batteries+wood-pellet-boiler+e-vehicle charging.... all need an interface, nice if they have some sort of networking, although fixed kit should imho have fixed wiring.
4) Chromebook-type-things? Doesn't quite have the beef for modern internet, HD ads, multiple youtube videos etc. Thats a nope on number 4 from me.
5) In-car entertainment player/controller? I notice the ENSIGMA name on the block diagram, this part of IMG works with digital radio & video.
6) Home media server? Should be a good fit actually, no need to shove in a wifi dongle as for R-Pi.
TFA mentions a powerVR SGX 540 on board, which supports OpenGL ES 2.0. Normal sort of graphics level for a tablet or phone.
Am I the only one thinking that the main use for this is when you only want to kill one person, and he ain't gonna try getting out of the way?
No hash key... wtf. If you open a terminal, you get bash. Ergo bash is the main scripting language.
If you are retarded you share your opinions on twitter, ergo twitter is the main web platform.
No hash key.
I got an xperia Z, had a horrible time getting it unlocked so as to be able to upgrade the OS. Many goats blown by this slab.
>>Big advantage on no wing mirrors is reduced noise in the back,
How does losing the mirrors make my kids behave? I doubt that you have discovered the holy grail of family driving, but if you have sir please share.
Big problem with current society is that the explanations for many serious problems just go over the heads of the people making the decisions. Plenty of MPs lack a grade-C maths O level, certainly the people who vote for them do.
Undemocratic decision makers such as civil service bods, Quangos, eurocrats may be our only hope. And that is not much of a hope, as many of these are much the same types as the MPs but not sufficiently likeable to be elected.
On the face of it yes, an off-the-shelf for-kids android slab such as leafpad should cover the "educational slabtop" market, however it is not the same thing at all.
People who have never used a computer are impressed to see their two-year-old granddaughter playing lego cities or similar on a parent's tablet, but that is a far cry from doing science projects on a machine which is not only a fully functional computer but is *intended* to be used as one, rather than say as a pocket-sized shop window.
Simple, just unplug your screen, battery, camera (and whatever else, details are sketchy in the article) then order in the new plastic box (dirt cheap in itself) containing the upgraded mobo.
I just checked IDS's bio (on his own site) and he was at Sandhurst in 1975 so you can almost forgive the other tory brass for thinking he might be capable of taking on a tricky job.
Since then he has worked for GEC marconi (remember that shining example of corporate responsibility?), a property holding company and the tory party (he was leader for a while). I can't think of a CV that could raise many more red flags, why on earth was this man given a cabinet job?
And that is from his own website. When you check wikipedia it appears that he left school at fourteen and has no O-levels or degree, despite having spent a year farting about at a uni in Italy.
And because everything is centrally controlled in China,
there's no worry of an economic collapse.
And because everything is centrally controlled in China, the inevitable economic collapse will be still more devastatingly systemic.
Seconded. Where are the nuclear-powered flying battlestations? Probably in violation of some namby-pamby treaty. Such a dreadnought would have all sorts of peace dividends (portable sunshade for heatwaves, portable power station to relieve brownouts) as well as scaring the bejesus out of the whole world. Its political correctness gone mad.
Its cos of globalisation, esp papers owned by Murdoch and the power that they showed when Kinnock threatened to require UK ownership of the press. RM has US citizenship precisely to avoid the same rule over there. It was the sun wot "won" it.
Looking at the some of the comments (the ones with 20+ downvotes) I'm pretty convinced that someone is employing bots, or some kind of mechanical turks, to spew right-wing hate based on keywords in articles. I wonder if the reg hacks can trace IPs or something to check this?
The Sun and Earth orbit the barycentre of the solar system. The the position of this centre of mass does not, as some have asserted, depend on your frame of reference. It happens to be inside the sun, or nearly so, for most of the time.
Rotating reference frames are *not* equivalent to each other, if you change between rotating frames you must add in coriolis or centrifugal forces to compensate. There is a unique centre of mass of the solar system and it is well-defined.
Very mellow historical novel of the sixties introduced me to the concept. Jake Arnott I think it was. Funny to think that some people still alive today were around back then.
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