I have a very old sparc based Tadpole laptop. While the thing will run off batteries, I wonder if they would have done better business by getting in the battery powered electric camp stove business since they have most of that part working fine.
I wrote a C compiler that would sometimes not compile correctly but it was based on a an attempt to use neural nets to do complex parsing.
The ear follows the rules Nyquist created about sample rates (i.e. there are hairs in your ear that are turned to hear 40 kHz but you can't hear that high). There is no reason the eye can't be doing the same thing.
They are using an ethernet solution over fiber so the next steps above 10 are 40 and 100 gig. This is what you can do when you roll out a data network and not an overgrown cable tv network like all the xPON and FTTH, FTTP networks we keep hearing about.
It is a result of the stupid and outdated firewall model of "Trust/Untrust/DMZ" when applied nearly anywhere.
Modern production networks should be firewalling everything from everything else. Nothing should be on the "Trusted" side. Get something like an SSG-140 and load it up with a bunch of 8 port cards which will give you 42 ports and 42 zones for things to talk to. That way you can allow the CNC machine to talk to its support site for its update but it can't ever talk to the laser cutter or other CNC machines.
The sad thing is the SSG is EOL and I don't know anyone else that makes a low cost multi-port firewall and most switches with firewall capability just don't do proper intrusion detection and malware detection.
The FAA has been trying to point out this fact for decades. The paper pilots carry around isn't a pilots license, it is a certificate of license. The license is held in a computer somewhere and when that is revoked, the paper saying you have a license is meaningless.
Most antennas turned for 2.4 Ghz are shorts to a ground plane.
I'm a US citizen living in Australia and I have often been contacted about working in the USA under and H1-B visa for very good pay. When they find out that I don't need the visa to work for them, they aren't interested so something else is going on.
The only world that 20 cent deliveries can work is the same one where "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds...
Football has a strong connection to military training. It is the best sport to teach future cannon fodder to blindly obey the rules while working as a team and follow the chain of command.
If the data is in cache, it is faster to open a file, read the data in as a text file, do a linear search, process the data, close the file than it is to just do a connection to an sql server. Most online stores are selling so few products that their entire product database should fit in L1 cache. If you want fast, make sure everything that has to be run can live in L1/L2 cache except what has to be be written out. Modern file systems are very good at writing out small files quickly without making the person in front of a screen wait.
I guess people don't like IBM's old work on the subject that showed dropping a 3 second response to just 2 seconds resulted in substantial improved efficiency. Maybe marketing groups need to understand that a customer stuck on a slow site is a bad consumer.
When your in the business of selling random numbers, don't be surprised when someone undercuts you.
When someone calls your 1-800 number, you pay someone. That someone gives a cut of it to other parties. One of those parties may have picked your number for a reason. This can work in a way that is similar to the "False Answer Signalling" fraud that was so common years ago .
If the data fits in a database, it is not Big Data.