Kudos to the authors for the "paywall" warning (I realize this digresses from the article). I detest clicking on a link, especially from a Google News, and landing on an annoying paywall.
Officer doggie is so cute! Looks like a Yellow Lab.
Ha, ha... You did pickup what I was hinting at, but I am actually the tall blonde woman. I used to live in Manhattan (NY) where I noticed so many short Jewish businessmen, and wealthy Jewish celebrities, were married to tall blondes. I thought to myself what healthy genetic diversity it is. Especially in the Jewish population where there was too much close breeding, mostly due to anti-semitism, resulted in all sorts of genetic nastiness such as Tay-sachs, sickle cell anemia, turrets syndrome, etc...
For good genetic health, dating sites should be matching people who are DIFFERENT, not the same. Given a large number of geniuses who suffer from Aspergers or other forms of autism, it probably best not to be dating others of the same malady. Instead, it is better to date a person with different traits. Of course geniuses don't feel they can communicate with normal people, which is common amongst people who struggle with autism. But worry less about compatibility and more about what sort of scary genetics you might be passing to your children. So if you're a Mexican academic genius then marry a Chinese athlete. If you're an African athlete then marry an Eskimo artist. If you're a short Jewish businessman then marry a tall blonde Scandinavia.
Non-profits are being used more and more as to either promote for-profit causes or enrich non-profit executives. This is why major non-profits and college presidents are earning million dollar plus compensation. Global Village Champions sounds like a perfect example of this. Separately, Yank Barry is a convict who did prison time for extortion, now he's trying to use his muscle on Wiki volunteers. How pretty of a picture does he expect?
From Snake Oil in the Old West to weight loss scams, baldness fixes, male vitality enhancers, or Breatharians, the easiest thing to sell is false hope since it tricks the buy into thinking about only what they want, not what is actually possible.
As the Supreme Court recently found, race/ethnicity are only one form of diversity, and a limited form of diversity at that. There are so many forms of diversity other than the color of one's skin or the ethnicity of their surname. It'd be easy to find a black guy and a white guy who have the same opinions and skills, I don't know why it is considered more diverse just because one guy is black.
This is one reason why everyone is worried about China's military assertiveness lately. It is not just because of the threat China poses, but the greater threat of a military Japan. Historically Japan kicks China's butt in military contests. Then, in the case of WWII, Japan careens out of control. Don't be a bully China if you don't want to get bloodied.
The Asian mix shows wonderful diversity. In fact, Asians and folks of Northern European descent get along wonderfully as witnessed by the large amount of inter marriage. About 75% of my white friends got married to Indians, Chinese, Koreans, etc. But yet no one wants to get involved with the African-Americans. The African-American neighborhoods are terribly dangerous, the kids get involved with guns & gang activity young, and they've got constant animosity with teachers and police.
Sadly, as a woman who was strong in math throughout school, I know most women don't like math, engineering, or even working in the corporate world. It is all very well and good to pick out a few of Silicon Valley's richest firms and then criticize them for not employing enough females. But the more important question is why don't girls go into math/engineering majors in college? It is a load of crap to say the girls don't have enough encouragement to go into the sciences. Fact is many girls like literature, the arts, and humanities because those majors are fun. Girls also like degrees which lead to education and caring for others (i.e. healthcare), that siphons off even more intelligent females. Fact is rooms full of nerdy computer science guys would love a few more women in their midst so I seriously doubt Google/Yahoo/Facebook are discriminating.
Teams of the future will need to have tall poles with hoisted camouflage netting to counter to drone spying (assuming they cannot find indoor facilities). Perhaps also outward facing strobe lights to distort the camera's imaging.
I was offsite production support in 2007 but decided to go to Calistoga Springs for the day. On my way back my boss BBed there was an urgent production problem. I pulled onto some dodgy side streets, the sort of area the Hells Angels might live (~2 miles from Skyline Wilderness Park), to look for an open ethernet connection from a house w/my laptop. I connected. As I was diagnosing and writing a Perl program to remediate a data problem, a dude and his wife/girlfriend were having an out-of-control screaming match. I could hear the dude starting to slap her around as I tried to compose regex in double inner loops to remove garbage data from a 2gig file. The area was so bad I didn't even put the car in park, instead I kept it in drive w/my foot on the brake. By the time I started testing it sounded like the guy was punching her and throwing furniture. As the code finally was running in production I called the police and sped off.
Depends on your chemistry. I have the opposite problem. Sleeping in a dark room causes me to sleep too deeply/long, thereby triggering bouts of nighttime depression. Instead, I keep light curtains and play ambient music so I'm on the edge of lighter sleep. Occasionally I pull a dark pillow over my head when trying to get to sleep. But I'm athletic so I don't have obesity issues to begin with.
Is the assumption here that the cloud severs and network connectivity, which need to be running 24/7, doesn't require any power?
Between NASA/CNES being correct and Elon Musk being correct, I'll side with Elon. He's already created the first practical electric car which besides having 200+ mile range is freaking awesome and sporty. Behemoth GM failed to do the same over the course of decades. So proving NASA/CNES wrong, the smart money is on Elon.