Hulu doesn't allow connections for anyone outside the US. They have copyright holders with a gun to their head so they have to be extreme dicks about blocking non-US access, including all proxies they know of...
They don't have copyright holders with a gun to their head, they *are* copyright holders.
"Hulu is a joint venture of NBCUniversal Television Group (Comcast), Fox Broadcasting Company (21st Century Fox) and Disney–ABC Television Group (The Walt Disney Company)"
The few games I considered contributing to (Double Fine Adventure, for example), reached their funding goals so fast I didn't really have a chance to become a backer.
How does that make any sense? Kickstarter campaigns have a fixed length, independently of funding goals. You can become a backer at any point. Throwing more money into the mix usually means extra things added to the game, like in some cases Mac or Linux support, extra languages, etc.
What the hell is the Genevieve convention??
You mean Geneva conventions? Have spelling skills gone down in EU...even for a European country?
In all fairness, Geneva is not a European country.
The Windows team is "working on a replacement term" according to the memo, "and plans to land on that by the end of this week." Until then, employees have been advised to refer to the Metro style user interface as the "Windows 8 style UI."
So "windows 8 style UI" is just a temporary name while the look for a new one.
I've eaten McDonald's in Paris. It's highly overrated.
I actually found the "4 the rest of my life" blood-curling. Like some kind of life sentence or something.
I'm sorry, but... leftist?
Self-driving cars not only use a variety of sensors to assess the environment, but also have systems based on algorithms like SLAM (Simultaneous localization and mapping) to help them position themselves relative to the environment, and position landmarks relative to them. All kinds of sensors are involved, but especially laser range sensors which would prevent the kind of problems caused by GPS returning invalid results (the car won't just drive into a wall, it will avoid the wall and reduce the belief associated with the current location). GPS is just an extra sensor, not a bunch of set-in-stone instructions.
They don't hit the pot hole because there are computer vision systems that, along with the range sensors, can make a reliable guess at whether that is a pot hole or not, and avoid it. Speed would be irrelevant as the computer can react faster, and more accurately than a human driver could.
When it comes to this kinds of algorithms, sometimes they are *too* efficient, and you have to route around that: a good example is going around walls, in which the car might decide to hug the wall and take a turn very, very close to the corner - but this is not optimal as a) the driver would probably freak out b) Movement and location sensors are not perfect, you always have to consider actuator and sensor noise. So, the algorithms are complemented by a penalty for getting too close to objects, even if it wouldn't cause a collision.
I hope that helps paint a broad picture of the system to make a bit more understandable.