I'm sorry, but to claim that getting the money for a project like this is both easy and simply a way to keep people living the high life shows an absolute lack of understanding of how research happens.
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eating the fuck out the bandwidth everywhere for free, and those are pretty much the exact words from the executives.
Free bandwidth? Netflix is paying for hosting and bandwidth. The customers are paying their ISP for bandwidth. It is being paid for on both sides.
A public school in the US is certainly considered a government institution, and the teacher is a government employee.
The fact that it is undirected and unweighted makes it even faster -- sub O(n^3) by at least one or more log factors depending on the density of the grpah. The shear size of the graph would make for a fun implementation, but it is entirely doable.
1. The screen is much higher resolution and touch capable.
2. The smaller the device, the more it costs. Find a desktop, now try and find a laptop with the same specs, then go down to a netbook, then a tablet, then a phone. It costs more each time.
Finland: 40 people per square mile
California: 234 people per square mile
You have "unlimited" video, which is probably limited to 5GB.
Did you know there was a Greek Orthodox that's nearby and destroyed when WTC fell on it? Do you know that they haven't been given their permit to rebuild but the city has given one to the imam? They've been trying since it was destroyed.. There's that double standard again. How long do we have to put up with it?
Did you know that the Greek Orthodox church has been allowed to rebuild the entire time? Did you know they are trying to broker a better deal with the port authority to get a new, bigger building? Did you know they turned down free land and $60 million because it wasn't enough? Did you know the port authority finally took the deal off the table because the church kept demanding more?
The church could have been rebuilt years ago if they were willing to keep their original location and pay for it themselves.
Most academics love Wikipedia because it provides an easy introduction to topics, and includes references to original source materials. That doesn't mean you can cite Wikipedia in a paper; just like you can't cite any other encyclopedia.
And using a computer isn't useful in the teaching aspect. When performing computations on large matrices a computer is invaluable, but when learning the concept it isn't.
Microsoft Research puts out a lot of really interesting and successful research. They aren't the people programming the OS or office applications.
And my 486 doesn't run Windows 7. As operating systems change, so do their system requirements.
Most doctors are 20 minutes late because the previous four patients were each 5 minutes late. First thing in the morning and immediately after lunch are the most "on-time" times because patients haven't screwed up the schedule yet.
On a similar note, I would like to see universities release statements saying they will not accept students who studied the curriculum.
I think the online dating sites now cater not just to those that are "too busy" for a social scene. They are filled with people who are sick of the regular social scene (e.g., bars) for meeting people. There are people from all professions, faiths, and interests on them at this point.
This new service seems like it will be less rewarding and more expensive than regular dating sites.