Sounds like we have cracked one of the essential components for planet seeding. Good work
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I have been intrigued by this idea for some time. If it is burger shaped, tasty and nutritious I really don't care about the source whether it be cow, insect or petri dish. I draw the line at human, that is not cool.
Dyson have been quietly hiring battery people since at least 2014. A couple of good battery chemists I know went to work for them on a secret project. I think this may be more than just good mechanical engineering but potentially (sorry for the pun) new style batteries as well.
The Grad job market sucks
It really does but £3,000 is a big difference in your twenties. I have been jumping between £20k and £25k jobs for the last few years and the difference is huge. On the higher amount I feel comfortably well off, on the lower I worry about the credit card.
It goes a long way when it comes to the 'computer says no' stage of mortgage calculation.
Damn another of my favourites gone. Lucifer's Hammer got me into hard sci fi.
Oath of Fealty is also certainly in my top 5.
Not many of that generation left sadly.
My current toilet reading is a compilation of Grimms' fairy tales and I have to say they are utterly rubbish. There is a modicum of narrative arc in some of them but it is often a series of random events which happen to the same person (usually royalty).
The Lion story would certainly be in the top half!
Personally I think this case will bounce off doing minimal damage in the first instance but will return even faster.
But did they investigate the theft?
Just because the substance is illegal does not change the fact that goods were taken with the intention of permanently depriving the original owner of them.
Not my opinion!
The finest piece of trolling I have ever seen was performed when the speculation around the 12th doctor was at its height.
Posting in a pro feminist group an acquaintance wrote: 'A female Doctor Who is wrong after all it is 'Doctor Who' not 'Nurse Who.''
The storm of vitriol which followed was a sight to behold.
Surely if you are looking for the origin of Sci fi it has to be Cyrano de Bergerac's voyage to the moon (and later sun). Some amazing science for the time it was written (1662!) and even some conceptual stuff like beings who communicate through music. Not an easy read though.
In any case, this may actually drag me into London.
Do they lock the locks between the lochs overnight?
Interesting article which slightly hurt my brain!
I spotted one of these this morning and alerted the account holder.
Am I the only one surprised to see a unicode swastika symbol? I know it is a Hindu symbol cruelly appropriated but I would have thought it would not be supported by the various risk averse organise these sort of standards. I am not sure where I stand on its inclusion just genuinely surprised.
The evil connotations of the symbol are a pain especially when trying to teach rotational symmetry!
The quantity of caffeine largely seems to have arisen from an unchecked switch from commercial tablets (probably pro plus) which have other things in them to pure powder possibly from a chemical supplier. The catalogue of errors begins with those devising the experiment not being competent and understanding what they are purchasing right through to whoever authorised the ethics for this experiment in the first place. The phone as a calculator is less of a problem in itself than an indicator of the complete lack of thought which went into this.
My students actually do this experiment as part of applied science btec! The risk assessment however says only commercial products to be used and put a limit on it.
I wonder if we could crowd source a list of large companies which have not suffered some kind of breach or hack to date.
Not for reasons of consumer advice more so we can run a sweepstake of who will fall over next!
Amazon is way over the line into creepy but their recommendations are not what keeps me loyal. What keeps me loyal is the ease of use of the site and a feeling (not necessarily backed up by facts) that they are more secure than the smaller sites.
That said I have done extremely well out of Nectar points especially on double up events and cinema trips which I consider a fair exchange for knowing what I buy,
What I really want to see with this kind of AI is it being developed and to a certain extent optimised on StarCraft 1 and then ported onto StarCraft 2. This is an easy transition for a human player but I imagine unbelievably difficult for a bot but it would be an amazing test of true machine learning and application.
'Dispute dealt with sensibly after affected parties actually sit down and talk to each other.'
Well who would have thought it...
Spoon feeding will always be part of learning indeed how many people need to literally taught how to use a spoon? All of them, indeed humans still need to be taught things their entire lives.
Hopefully this will lead to better learning but I think we are still a long way off from true AI. I also hope this goes into something marginally more useful than identifying brands in pictures!
I always imagined mission control being in the basement so a window high enough to have an accident seems unlikely?
Perhaps this is the result of long experience of BOFHs accumulating in basements and slowly poisoning everyone... or is that Radon?
Morality issues besides charities are probably only exceeded in terms of online monetary transactions to banks and retailers.
This may perhaps become a trend as lets face it if they had morals they wouldn't be scammers.
Re: Passwords need to be rethought
The funny thing about that xkcd is that instead of encouraging better passwords it has simply lead to 'correcthorsebatterystaple' climbing up the most popular password lists!
It sucks to be on the platform with the smallest market share. I have a windows phone because they are cheap, reliable and work well with PCs. I honestly don't expect any apps to appear beyond the standard social media ones. If I wanted that I would have stayed with Android but I found I simply didn't use any.
If your hands are on the wheel it isn't a driverless car. I don't want to be alert when driving I want to be reading a book. Essentially the train experience but actually arrive near my destination and without other people.
That said I am in that rare category of people who know they are not that good at driving and think a computer would probably do a better job!
It does make you wonder where they release wild toilets these days...
I get loads of credit card offers through the snail mail because of my credit report obtained when I got a mortgage. You just can't win.
My only consolation is stuffing the reply envelope with pizza menus and putting it back in the post.
I think this is all an elaborate cover up for an upcoming alien visit. They are getting their story in advance so that they can blame the resulting sightings on this 'balloon.' And they said I was mad...
To be honest I slightly see their point. I went on something of a dystopian binge at one point culminating in Stand on Zanzibar by Brunner and I was cross for months! My girlfriend at the time asked what was wrong and I muttered something about being angry about the future people.
In the end I had to find something more cheerful to read (I went for C.S. Lewis' sci fi).
So let the usual debate begin.
Are they racist and misogynistic or simply hiring the best and resiting pointless tokenism?
To be honest only they know which and statistics don't really provide proof one way or another.
'where accurate artillery shelling and friendly fire are just descriptions of the same thing.'
You owe me a new keyboard and a certain amount of professional dignity... (well ok just the first one)
Gotta love the nested acronym. I'm sure el reg could have helped them with that...
A couple of scientific distinctions:
Plankton is pretty much anything which cannot make headway against the current so this also includes jellyfish (and really weak swimmers)
Zoo plankton is the microscopic swimmy stuff (technical term)
Phytoplankton are the ones which photosynthesize and start the food chain (and shore up life on earth)
Given the expected physical characteristics of life forms from those planets they would fit the type described in the Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham.
I live near a river so naturally I am concerned.
Re: Spotted what's missing?
That bit largely is but by the looks of the bit around Brokenhurst it seems that is a feature. I am curious as how much is available offline as you can get fair battery life for a day's walk in airplane mode for most devices.
Mine is the one with a soon to be neglected map pocket
My mouse movements are very predictable. Generally to the top right of the screen whenever my boss comes in...
Conceptually sounds an awful lot like L space...
And we thought powerpoints couldn't get any more dangerous!
I can see a way this could work fairly easily from their perspective. You can have a pseudonym account so long as it is linked to a real one. The link would only be known to Facebook (and admen and law enforcement) so they still fulfill their legal and monetary obligations whilst allowing you to be anonymous to the rest of the users.
It doesn't help if you want to be anonymous from 'the man' or add brokers but then facebook probably isn't interested in your business. It would however work for those with stage names or those who simply do not want to be found by other members of the public.
I like those smart spoons. Nothing grand just making people's lives a little bit better.
I hope they develop a beer holder next.
You could use this for all kinds of lovely things I'm thinking the good: Real time disaster relief coordination. The bad: Real time invasion coordination. The ugly: Real time celeb stalking (which is probably the most likely!)
I have two degrees, went on a course recently and there were a couple of sparkies there pulling in three times what I earn. Having said that they probably work three times as hard...
If your smart and motivated you will succeed regardless and vice versa.
A more apropriate receptical?
I think the design is simple enough that it would work quite nicely engraved onto a pint glass...
I am looking forward to the article devoted to the spoof submissions sent in by commetards.
Good luck sorting through that lot!
10 things to get stolen during the festival season
The lamp is cool and I'm a sucker for LEDs however it requires 8 hours sunlight, IE 8 hours left outside where some passing rapscallion can nick it.
Re: Niven has this one covered
I see the likes of Google as facilitating 'freedom' with their tools and means of expressing oneself. Anything you give them in exchange is a net reduction in your security (of identity etc) by taking it out of your hands.
Niven has this one covered
To quote Larry Niven "F × S = k. The product of Freedom and Security is a constant. To gain more freedom of thought and/or action, you must give up some security, and vice versa."
The magnitude of these has changed beyond recognition in recent years in accordance with another of his laws; "Ethics change with technology."
Personally as someone who has read 1984 I think a lot of what saves us is our utter indifference. The system in the book only works due to the scary level of commitment from the government employees. At the moment we simply lack this (hooray for bureaucracy!). In the future? Not so sure.
If I sold my permacoin would I also be selling my chunk of stored data?
What kind of duty of care would I have for my data?
If my hard drive blows up do I also loose my coins?
I love the concept (especially as I have a super fast university internet connection at my disposal) and distributing valuable data is a great idea but I do not understand how you would release the value in the coins.
With the onboard connectivity surely some kind of manual 'reactions' style tinting could be incorporated and activated when something unsavory appears?
We could finally have some proper peril sensitive sunglasses.
I love the fact that hackers are becoming more determined. It implies that until recently they were just dabbling a bit on the side.
"Oh the phishing attack on HMRC didn't work? Ah well back to the allotment."
If you have the money...
Why play the video game when you can play it for real?
Spreading more wealth around by employing more people and selling higher value goods? Certainly!
Pint because I would hate to have to drink generic ale.