Great, we will end up with more satellites than ships! Can I be a Space Admiral?
104 posts • joined 11 Oct 2011
Great, we will end up with more satellites than ships! Can I be a Space Admiral?
Fry: Hey! Stephen Hawking! Aren't you that physicist that invented gravity?
Stephen Hawking: Sure, why not?
Thank you for everything, Stephen.
I've got a feeling that any visa he had for the UK has either expired, or he's breached its conditions. So once he's spent some time in jail for jumping bail we can deport him somewhere. Anywhere.
This is the only good blockchain I've heard of...
YOU seem to have an INTERMITTENT problem with your CAPS LOCK key. And also YOUR logic.
And not in terms of DARPA's cash, but in terms of less accurate predictions?
For less accurate spam? Sure
For worse traffic management? Maybe
For a self-driving car that crashes more often? Hmmm
For your cancer diagnosis?
Volvo aren't owned by Ford anymore. They are owned by Zhejiang Geeley Holding Group.
Dr. Hibbert: That means the evil twin is and always has been...Sol.
(They all turn around and stare at Sol.)
Sol: Oh, don't look so shocked.
Facebook. Teradata. Many others. In fact something like 60% of the Fortune 500 https://technical.ly/delaware/2014/09/23/why-delaware-incorporation/
Yes, only a few people could change the result of the election. After the election you can see where they are. Before the election? Much much harder.
Most of the effort in canvassing isn't about persuading. People are incredibly difficult to persuade. In all my years of canvassing I can't honestly say I got anyone to change their mind. As you indicated it's about differential turnout. Find out who your supporters are and get the buggers to vote. That is why people sit on polling stations, and collect the data.
If you're worried about the influence of Facebook or big data on that then there is an incredibly easy solution. Make voting compulsory.
There is a great painting of this in the RAF club (in fact they claim to have a painting of every aircraft flown by the RAF...)
So these mighty brows can handle a man every three minutes? Either there will be an awful lot of women sailors making up the numbers, I'm misunderstanding things, or there is mighty sorcery going on...
Sorry, pop(ish) culture reference: Citizen Kang from Treehouse of Horror VII, Simpsons season 8.
If you vote for a third party you will throw your vote away!
As far as I can see there isn't a way of Trump undoing this. The President has the ability to commute a sentence (or grant a pardon - and yes, even in cases where no charges have yet been brought), but he doesn't have the power to extend a sentence or to impose one. That resides with the courts.
Even if it was possible legally, there is the political reality that no President would really want to mess with one of the few absolute powers of the Presidency. After all, if Trump does it to Obama, what's to stop Kang* doing it to Trump?
* Although to be fair, President Kang will have other priorities**
** Like building a death ray to destroy a planet we haven't heard of***
*** Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
Well the Russian and US (and UK) arsenals will be pretty good at nuking it when it has landed. Less good at hitting anything off the surface (or near surface) of the planet.
It does seem a bit harsh to nuke a city that's already had a 25m rock hit it from orbit, but hey, at least we will all get to join in the fun...
Although there will be a new one commissioned in 2025. By which time the then Admiral James Kirk may need to be sent out to sea again. To find a whale or something.
Because a lithium-ion fire-free flight is simply chic.
The only real consideration is spare parts...
Having said that, I was disappointed by the 747-8I - sure there are a lot of improvements externally (wings, engines etc), but it still feels old inside. Of course that could have been down to Lufthansa
Surely all they will need to connect will be a 1996 era MacBook?
To be honest the petition has just as much validity in our constitution as a bloody referendum.
As for the idea that the petition has been hacked. Well if I saw 1Bn+ signatures then I would assume that. 100k extra? Not exactly the LOIC now, is it? FFS hackers, show some mettle!
"There is a lot of money that the regulators are essentially transferring from mobile operators to consumers"
Not really. What they are doing is reducing the amount of money that consumers transfer to operators. There is a very important difference. Yes that means that operators will make lower profits, but frankly they've been milking consumers for years...
Of course Sweden and the UK can extradite him to the US - there are plenty of extraditions to the US every year. You are presumably confusing this with being extradited on a charge that could carry the death penalty.
I'm going with the ElReg offer of $62 for 4,800kg. Presumably on LOHAN Heavy.
Actually the S is large. Went in one (a taxi) in Amsterdam. It's a five seater, but with an additional two child seats in the boot. It has a second boot in the front too. As for space in the back, I thought it was very, very comfortable, and I'm 1.92m tall...
I remember moving up from the Mac Plus to the SE/30 and revelling in the power of PageMaker... And with an external 20MB HD drive the size of, well, something quite big.
Firstly it depends on when you lose the engines - takeoff becomes challenging (though not impossible). Landing becomes interesting - but actually we've seen 777s land without any engines. Cruise? Well we've seen engineless glides to safe landings...
As for the probabilities of losing engines, well it looks like you're assuming that the probabilities are independent - I'd suggest that in most cases of multiple failure they aren't.
Well you're a pretty dumb socialist then. Have a look at Apple's Irish HQ building. See the hundreds of floors in that gleaming tower in Cork? Perhaps we should quote from Fortune (the Trotskyist's bible): "From the front, Apple HQ could well be mistaken for a high school, bland and modern, and just three stories high. And foot traffic is thin enough that when Fortune wandered up to the entrance on Tuesday morning, security guards quickly took notice. Was there anyone we could say hello to, we asked? No, the nearest public-relations staffer was in London."
At first I wondered why the 'big' in this report. After all they firstly talk about aggregated data...
Then I realised that what they really mean is that people are very good at ignoring the things they are taught about - especially being aware of, and avoiding, biases. There are whole book shelves on this stuff. There are even pop-science books on it (Thinking Fast and Slow springs to mind).
This isn't a problem with data, 'big' or otherwise, it's a problem with dumb people doing things in a dumb way, drawing dumb conclusions, and taking dumb actions. And then forgetting to monitor the outcomes. It applies to pretty much every form of human action since the first inference was drawn.
So Rush get it almost right:
Six Stars of the Northern Cross
In mourning for their sister's loss
In a final flash of glory
Nevermore to grace the night...
Then drop the ball entirely:
Invisible to telescopic eye
Although to be fair, using 1970s rock as a physics primer isn't the best idea.
Because kidnapping high visibility people off the street of an ally with whom you have an extradition treaty is going to cause a huge international crisis. Which means that (for example) you would put at risk, at least in the short term, all of those nice information sharing agreements you have. And all those trade deals. You can't really send him to Gitmo because he's clearly a US citizen charged with a crime in the US, so you'll have to take him into the official system.
... well only until 1807 when the Slave Trade Act was passed. Although that wasn't quite the same as abolishing slavery, it did push things forwards.
is not how accurate big data/data science could be (because surely the use of it will include errors), it is about the improvement over existing decision making processes. Because lets face facts, most politicians who make decisions have no evidence base for making them (which is kind of OK as they also don't have the analytical understanding to use the evidence base if it existed).
So do you want to try and answer 'business questions' - which exist aplenty in Government - with data, big or otherwise, or do you want to answer them with opinion, voodoo, or whatever other technique happens to spring to mind?
and we all die, then I will raise a glass to him.
is probably the scanned aluminum foil (sp) in this US FoI request. And also just wtf is Texas up to?
...it doesn't give you the right (ethically or legally) to use it. I predict a metric shitstorm of legal challenges in a variety of jurisdictions, unless he can clearly demonstrate the consent of the end user and the agreement of the owners of the scraped websites.
Doesn't make any difference what desert... its completely hypothetical.
You're in a desert, walking along in the sand when all of a sudden you look down and see a...
Ignoring data that you don't like seems an interesting approach...
How would the animals perceive the robots? This claims to be from an 'experiment', but I think it's someone messing around with Aibo cruelty... http://www.maniacworld.com/AIBO-vs-dog.html
... this is more a Shelbyville idea. It put North Haverbrook and Ogdenville on the map.
And I was trying to watch Bosch too... I might have to read the bloody books again at this rate. On the Kindle. Damn.
For referring to the Great British/Brazilian space opera...
Running on commodity hardware like this.
So we're in jellyfish range then. Not long until we hit the number of neurons in a might leech.
I think you'll find that that is data about your water/electricity/gas meter, and therefore not personal information as defined under the DPA. And in any case this would fall under the remit of 'data required to carry out a business function'. Nice try though.
Putin sues the makers of the Hunt for Red October... Yesh!
I originally forked out just £9 for my daughter's Hudl due to a bit of a voucher order cock-up which gave me far more that I deserved. The charging port was pretty poor (hope they've really improved that!), and we went through two in a year.
The positives, not only were Tesco great with no-questions-asked replacements, but by the time I did the last replacement they'd dropped the price, so I got a £20 refund!
Agree they are awful in the snow. But one month a year? Where do you live? Perhaps one day, and frankly the problem will be that the roads will be blocked by people who overestimated their snow/road skills anyway. Best to stay at home, or if you really worry invest in either snow tyres or chains.
STOP! HAMR time!
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