Is Nissan totally OBLIVIOUS to what makes a quality automobile? The beautiful Telsa is like a futuristic BMW 5 Series, the Leaf is a butt ugly piece of junk. It's like entertaining the delusion that a Porsche and a Buick are about the same in terms of performance, driving pleasure, and prestige. Or that Bloc de Foie Gras d'Oie and Spam are about the same in terms of flavor and texture. Is it just because the Leaf and Telsa are "electric" that some believe it magically puts them in the same category in terms of quality and performance?
How difficult is it to create an artificial magnetic field for the purposes of deflecting/channeling radiation (I ask this pseudo-rhetorically since it's likely very difficult)? Could it be done with inductor coils or ferrous magnets? Could it be on a separate spacecraft which could act as a blocker (such that spacecraft electronics don't get distorted)?
At one time a portrait painting was big money. A person could go to art school and earn a middle class, or better, living painting portraits. It was a rewarding and artful profession which employed tens of thousands. Then photography came along an destroyed this profession for all potential customers except the very rich. I like this article and its analysis, but it has a bit of a Luddite perspective.
Why launch space station/ship components, especially structural components, into outer space? They're bulky and can be damaged. Instead, launch 3D printer input materials into space and print out the space ship there. Besides, pure materials, such as compressed aluminum powder, can withstand big g-forces so alternate and cheaper launch devices, such as a super gun (the dream of infamous Gerald Bull), can be used.
That is a ponderous paragraph for the Slashdot headlines. Your prose needs a diet. How about a synopsis first?
Nice. Just installed it. Thanks!!!!!
For example, say I'm in Netbeans. On the left margin there is typically a panel listing packages, classes, methods in a collapsible tree GUI. So if I've instantiated any of the classes I can browse thru their definitions in the packages. Sometimes having a GUI is good.
Just like the works of Bach and Mozart need to be trashed, they're old and bloated... Just like modern songs by the Black Eye Peas are sooo much better than say Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring or Piano Concerto #21...
Just wanted to say, unrelated to the GitHub discussion, that Emacs is awesome! I've been using it since the mid-80s on 2400 baud modems and have been a big fan of Stallman and the boys. There are things I'd like, for example a GUI object browser. But overall it is f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c!
Does anyone know the specs of whether this ship can withstand being ice bound? I know Shacklton's wooden ship was crushed like a match box by the encroaching ice. An ice ship's bow can break ice but what about the crushing forces from the sides. If so, and they need to camp out on the ice for months, do they have enough supplies? Do they have hard-tack (basically dog biscuits for humans) when the normal food runs out and enough fuel to burn?
Sadly tech these tech pushes in Africa inevitably end with scams, fraud and various other forms of internet crime. Although cheap hardware allowed countries such as India to rise to the top of the software tech world, Africa has notoriously high levels of crime.
IT is a cost center. We IT people correctly see it as a "strategic cost center" but most CEOs and accounting/finance folks see it as a generic cost center. The age old quest of the finance/accounting people is to reduce cost centers. You need to articulate to your boss the micro-economic factors of how overall costs are actually increased by skimping on IT spending. Identify specific instances as a case study. Also point out how near term projects will save near term costs. Assume the CEO will be obtuse no matter what you say. The popular CEO counter nowadays is people just need to "multitask" more. However multitasking is never a solution and always decreases productivity (it is "specialization of labor" which increases productivity).
I don't think this is a "white" issue. The USA has ~20% people of African descent. In fact, if you separate out just the whites of northern Euro descent then it'd be at the same historical levels. Fact is the poorer demographics have increased which pulls down averages. I also doubt whites ever took dominance for granted relative to east Asians. Asians were broadly admired by whites for exceptionally high intelligence in the media as far back as the 1930s with the Charley Chan detective series.
You cannot pick-and-choose cities like Shanghai, Hong Kong or Singapore the put them against an entire country like USA. That is categorically absurd and looks the the results are being rigged to make a point instead of statistical validity. Instead compare Shanghai to say Boston.
It is an indicator of a shift off the first position.