If you read the page, you will see that the results are from a simulation and not based on experiments in a real network. And the given performance only works under certain stable conditions. Some remarks seem to imply that if you are moving around (like with a mobile device) the results no longer apply. Still, I believe that machine learning techniques could out perform human coded algorithms, but probably not as much as the 'theoretical' results presented in this research/paper.
In the other news: 80 people missing in Canada after train exploded. Why is it that plain crashes always get so much attention, while it has been for a long time one of the safests means of transportation?
Usually when software is developed for a payment, the copyrights lie with the organisation paying the money, not with the developer, except when specified otherwise, which rarely happens. Many employment contracts even state that all software developed is owned by the company you work for, including software you develop in your private time. The reason for this being that you are not supposed to work (paid or unpaid) without written permission from your employer, and that there is often a thin line between what you do for your work and what not. In most cases employers don't mind you develop software in your private time and claim copyright, but there might be cases in which they might want to claim copyright, when for example, you develop some algorithm using knowledge you learned while working at your company that in someway could be profitable for your company.
It has been argued that one of the real reasons behind this bill is the lack of resources with the police to follow-up all the now already available means of tracking down offenders. Appearantly, it is much cheaper to use hacking tools than to do some old style research and detective work. Or at least that is the impression given by those marketing these hacking tools.
For a balanced view on the role of aluminum, read Aluminium and Alzheimer's disease.
ASTRON is the organisation that is also running LOFAR, which is basically a smaller version of SKA in a different frequency range. It is an interferometric array which requires a central system to process all the signals into one result. LOFAR is using a lot of dedicated hardware and a IBM Blue Gene/L supercomputer for this purpose. Because all the signals are digitized at the receivers, this result is a very large stream of data, which are processed (but not stored) by a pipe-line of processors, each combining more and more signals, into one final image.
It would not surprise me, if the production of the bike causes more CO2 to be released than all the extra CO2 that is produced while using the bike. Also, one would also need to look at the life style effects of people who do bike and who don't to determine if cyclist do produce more CO2.
I just use a local start-up page (in HTML) for the most commonly used links, organized in the way I want. I sync this among my devices (with a small home build sync program). Haven't used bookmarks for a long time.
Hope that this could be turned into a non-violent game, a little like "Dear Esther", where you can just walk around and enjoy the scenery. It is now 64 square kilometer, but I guess that with generative techniques you could create virtually infinite worlds.
Frans Faase writes "The Ping Pong gun or Ping Pong bazooka has been a popular and compelling tool for physics education. However, the design necessarily means the ball emerges at subsonic speed. The design has been modified to include a pressure chamber and a convergent-divergent nozzle, similar to the design of some supersonic wind tunnels. This modification results in supersonic speeds. The current design has achieved a launch speed of 406 m/sec, about Mach 1.23."
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I guess that you should read How I invented games and why not by Christian Freeling to understand that designing games with AI is nonsense, because the best games always come from combining mechanisms and not by changing the properties of some of the pieces at random and trying to find an interesting combination. Chess like games, with pieces with different properties, are not the class of most interesting board games.
I remember that in the sixties you could buy boxes with just pieces from one colour. I would not consider thoses sets. I also remember buying a container with Duplo blocks for my daughter about 15 years ago. Although Duplo is technically not Lego, it is produced by the same company and compatible with Lego. Although they are rare, these sets with only simple block, still are being sold. As for example Lego set 5509.
I paged through the book and did not find any of it.
There are some interesting mathematical problems. Like given a certain width and an endless number of rows, if you start in at an arbitrary 'square', what is the distribution of the number of other squares that you can reach? (with or without wrapping?) What if it is endless in two directions?
The victim was found in a field along the road to her home. She had celebrated Queens Day in a disco and was biking home. Sperm was found on her body and she had a cut in her neck. A closer examination revealed that she was strangled with her own bra. DNA found on a cigarette lighter in bag matched DNA found on her body, suggesting that the person who killed her, was someone she knew. Google translate of Dutch fact article.