Re: divide by zero - this one is solved
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There is also NaN/0 = NaN
Do the staff all keep their own keyboard which they can plug into one of the generic chromebooks, or is there massive cold/flu/sweaty-euggh transference going on?
I note the structure of the forum section still doesn't tally with the structure of the articles.
e.g. MainPage > Software is a busy enough section.
However, MainPage > Forums > Software is a bleak desert, populated only by Applications > Verity Stob!
It's got nowt to do with the new design, but let's just take the opportunity to ask for only static silent ads please!
Nice job all-in-all.
In the same manner as the current site design, there is a good bit of link-duplication (going as far as link+image duplication). One link per story on the main page is quite enough, and definitely no image duplication.
I agree with a previous comment above that "Most read" isn't a useful section for me, though it demands a fair bit of room.
And when clicking on the #comments section on a story (bottom RHS), perhaps we could jump straight to the commentard section?
Coding error yes.
Also testing error.
Potentially specification error.
But let's blame the code monkey.
It's not illegal until a court says it is.
So is that 24 hours after the court judgment is passed to the relevant company?
I suspect not!
So the Trust paid a company to audit them and the audit said "Yeh, you're fine!"
There's a shock.
PwC said the same about BHS etc. etc. etc.
the problem with electric cars has always been the capacity of the batteries and the speed at which they recharge
Those are certainly the biggest current issues but, should we try to scale-up electric cars, the delivery of enough electricity to recharging stations (@home, @work, @'petrol' stations) - with massive spikes in typical demand times (after driving to/from work) - will become an extremely difficult problem to address.
Wiles said that although the police are generally compliant with laws on the use and retention of DNA and fingerprints for general crime....
Maybe: but what about retention for no-crime? As I recall, they "couldn't delete" that stuff, which rather suggests Wiles is being more than a little generous.
The lasting legacy of the UK over the last 30 years is "do it on the cheap".
Cheap buildings; cheap education; cheap infrastructure; cheap public services.
Not that the costs are necessarily low, but 'specified' to be cheap and of cheap quality, though typically costing a bomb thanks to top-notch management.
So when the Police need to pay for new recruits who have marketable skills - what will the government do? Something useless on the cheap as always.
Move along; nothing to see here.
Maybe just "Do you buy the Daily Mail" ?
It does look like we are going the way of always "fuzzing" our input data (repeatedly running the network on slightly modified data) to obtain some input-specific evaluation of result stability, in addition to the validation set test metrics of general accuracy.
the government has said it isn't possible to automate removal. This means that
they remain on the system unless a person asks for them to be removed the system has been turned off
As I read it, it does still require intent to (potentially) dazzle, just not the intent to cause a crash. So a much lower level of wilful harm can be prosecuted. Any lawyers in the house to check on that? As others have said, the law is one thing; finding the culprit is quite another.
Super-bright strobes on bikes and super-bright xenons or LEDs on cars all add up to a nightmare of dazzle on the roads these days (whether I'm on two wheels or four). An indication of "Its better for me - sod you" culture, or "nothing to see here: its just driven by availability"?
Compare and contrast snippets from the article: the data seems entirely at odds with the conclusion.
"Recent Apple earnings indicate that higher prices have compensated for fewer iPhone Xs sold. Samsung too is seeing the financial benefits of higher prices... the value of its shipments has risen 20 per cent."
"if the problem is a slower purchase cycle, then the top-tier vendors risk making things worse by making their flagships ever more expensive. It simply prompts many to defer a purchase."
Laptops are eminently removable. I'm sure I've got some stuff sored on mine...
Three years wasn't enough time to get your papers in order? That's your fault. Get on with the case.
In my case, my only regular use of notepad to strip out formatting from copied text. Swiftly followed by a copy/paste to where I was going in the first place.
This research actually got published?
Is there a meta-trial going on behind-the-scenes seeing how far stuff like this travels?
I wouldn't call his avoid-the-question responses a proper flame.
Without doubt rude, obnoxious and arrogant, but not a flame worthy of the name.
I put his credibility in the bin right there.
There are a good few medical systems where treatment = $$$.
Will there exist medical practitioners who would falsely detect then unnecessarily treat to generate personal profit? (Using a placebo treatment if they are not too sociopathic),
Though not many I'd hope.
Then what was the £21 million spent on?
The liability issue makes technical debt a governance issue. "CEO jobs are on the line for something that they don't even begin to understand," Curtis points out.
Perhaps the board should begin to accept that the board should not be full of people who don't understand the company?
To do the job well, the alignment of common points should be performed after upsampling via bandlimited interpolation (see https://technick.net/guides/theory/dar/001/) in order to avoid sub-sample jitter/blur.
Silly MPs. You don't want to question the CEO (except for bragging rights), or indeed, any well-trained-to-say-nothing executive.
You want a middle-management knows-the-strategy-but-never-talks-outwith-the-company to grill. Some sucker who never thought they'd ever have to answer for what they do to anyone who wasn't just as complicit as they were.
is that statistically correcting for distortions will likely require guessing the shape/geometry in question (e.g. is it a flat circular object (a sign) or a sphere (a ball)). What if it gets the guess wrong?
It seems they didn't ask whether any of the forces have actively recruited new officers who already had their "cyber security" credentials, which is odd given that it is their #2 conclusion.
(Granted, there would still be costs in maintaining people's skill levels too).
Anyone know when the data is scheduled to be deleted?
I apologise for any distress I may have caused.
Thoughts and prayers perhaps?!
Does the Interface Hall of Shame still exist I wonder?
Yes it does.
As they say in the product listing:
"Lotus Notes (We needed to devote an entire section for it) "
"Hotel California: you can check in your code, but it most likely won't ever leave"
A beer icon raised in you honour!
"Once it goes through the anonymisation process... our researchers ... link the data together to produce the aggregate insights"
Otherwise known as deanonymisation.
And then there's the use of a comma as a decimal point by a bunch of folks, which doesn't play nicely with CSV at all.
Tabs, or semicolons if you must, but not commas please!
According to pub chat, that the tracks are encoded in 2 second blocks or so, and the replay software just decompresses all the blocks, which likely includes empty space at the end of the last block, rather than stopping the track when the total track time (as stored in the header) has elapsed.
It's rather odd that given all this personalised ad tracking, they have yet to flag people who just don't click on ads and so don't bother showing them any. A clear win for both the user and advertiser. Google is the only looser. Ah! I see the problem now...!
Quarter then stir fry.
I like to fry.
An updated patent, almost by definition, cannot be novel w.r.t. the previous patent application and thus should be rejected immediately. Updates are meant to be for clarity, not to change the content of a patent application. However, I imagine the true process for the big patent companies is not quite the same as for everybody else. I mean, X thousand truly "novel" (not just clever an new) every year? Not likely.
Re. Maths Mastery: that would be "the lowest", not "the lowest common denominator".
That was the same thinking I had. But poking about to surreptitiously ID a device type and discriminate against it? Sounds like a GDPR case in waiting.
Will new ideas for monetizing data changing the purpose for which that data was originally was collected? I guess the rest of the board haven't read the GDPR then.
From my own POV, the vendor-layer has only ever been a problem, not a boon.
And certainly not something I want to pay for. I'll but the phone, but not your lock-in thanks.
Anything that simplifies the vendor-added layer into something that does not get in the way with patches (and ideally, something that can be removed or changed) the better.
What rather surprises me as an onlooker is that there is anyone still left outwith low-wage employment zones. Everyone knows they plan to shut-up-shop anywhere else, but they have been taking rather a long time to actually do so, which can only have a cumulative negative effect on the performance of staff who are waiting interminably for their inevitable pink-slip.
At least do the decent thing given the company strategy: get on with properly funded redundancies and put your current staff (whom you have a duty of care to) out of their misery.
Or better yet, lower quartile or P10, as 49% is a lot of wiggle room.
And require that the lower value is always at least twice as visible as any other (be that mean, median, upper quartile, P90 or whatever)
I was under the impression that the system automatically checked every UK licensed vehicle for a current valid tax payment, removed those with a current SORN declaration and then pestered the rest for payment.
Is that later pestering section failing? Not being done thanks to overculling staff? Are there a lot of false SORN declarations?
Drivers forgetting should have little to no impact if the system worked as adverstised, so what is wrong with the adverts?
Anyone else immediately think of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_VI:_The_Undiscovered_Country#Plot
... Spock and McCoy modify a photon torpedo to home in on the exhaust emissions of Chang's vessel...
Icon for the end result (rather than a youtube url)
"IPSE drives on with Uber partnership
Posted on: Thursday 27th of April 2017 14:14
IPSE is committed to representing all self-employed people in the UK. We are therefore delighted to announce a new partnership with Uber that strengthens IPSE’s position as the most influential voice for the self-employed in the UK.
The new venture will see IPSE offer a bespoke membership package to drivers who use Uber, the popular app which connects riders with licensed private hire drivers."
Is that VC talk for "likely to still exist 10 years from now"?
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