I do wonder what Bobby Charlton could have done with a modern ball considering he did this with a ball made of inch-thick cowhide with a concrete core that absorbed half its weight in water on a typical English match day.
Its clearly not news, because it happens on a regular basis it seems.
Actually the PR does say they started with college students and then found some older people to play with, so ignore me.
A university press release, so my money is on the participants being any student wandering round campus who saw the sign offering $5 for doing experiments in the Psychology Dept. Not biased at all.
Press release says the research is coming out in Science today so can check later.
Any other way? How about this way:
It means you have to take a charger with you if there's any chance you might not be spending the night in your own bed when you go out... Of course that won't happen because you're wearing a nerdy watch.
He's suing the editors, the people who wrote the stuff. A few years back, people would have sued wikipedia for showing the page, the hosting company for hosting the page, the company that maintain the DNS record for WIkipedia and Dell (or whoever) for running the site on their servers.
Not really news.
Expected riposte from bitcoinfanbois insisting that bitcoin is a form of cash in 3...2..1..
Headphones. Or dummy jack-plugs.
If the Turing Test is a test to see if universities can release press releases that the media churn out without doing any basic thinking or background checking then yes. Otherwise no. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churnalism
UK university staff are getting more and more pressure to get publicity for their work. Why? Because the student market is much more competitive than it was. Every Uni now has a small army of press and "impact" people who aim to get the Uni in the papers, on twitter, etc etc. Not that Kevin Warwick needs much help with that, he's been doing it for years.
The press release about this so-called Turing Test was pretty much written in a style ideal for lazy journos to cut and paste into Quark Xpress. http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR583836.aspx
Put your hydrant tap points near ground level and go _under_ the car? How many cars don't have 6" ground clearance?
So anyway its clearly a cultural thing. In the UK there's no mention of parking and fire hydrants in driving. So either we burn or cars get smashed or our firefighters' hoses are smaller than yours or something.
It might be more effective to put "Do Not Park Next To Fire Hydrant - Your Car Will Get Splashed With Dog Piss" signs up.
There's a fire. The firepeople can park in the middle of the street and run a hose past your car.
I'm guessing its because they won't be able to **see** the fire hydrant rather than be able to physically get to it. We have "H" fire hydrant signs on the pavement (US: sidewalk) in highly visible locations to indicate hydrants which are usually accessed via flat metal panels in the ground.
I think the poster knew that, and I also think Apple should have looked a bit harder to see if there was a similar thing with a similar name before naming their language. However I doubt the original swift-lang people are too keen on getting into a legal dispute with Apple.
..as they say on Dragon's Den. Engineer this down to *cloth* and I might be interested. So I can roll it up and stuff it in my backpack. And make it not black when the batteries fail. And make it only slightly more expensive than one of those hi-viz cyclist vests. What? They give those away for free? Could you sell one of these things for $5/£5 and still make a profit?
For a fiver I could wrap my bike and myself in reflective material and not have to worry about batteries.
Not only have they had to re-image all their PCs, you've now slashdotted their web server!