That's a pretty apt description of the Ares system, but SLS is the embodiment of the engineer-led DIRECT/Jupiter movement inside NASA that opposed Ares. SLS is the rocket that NASA needs.
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I one read an overview of the CMM levels, and what struck me was this:
At level one, it doesn't say the organization is hopeless, doomed to failure, it says "success depends on the skills of exceptional individuals"
The rest of the levels are built on a fantasy it could be otherwise.
The whole post reads like a bio version of "And then I cloud-sourced an internet to my giga-drive!"
Don't forget the Farenheit 3D API effort with SGI (SGI made it their focus, while Microsoft quietly worked on DirectX instead)
Adam Lanza brushed his teeth. Clearly, toothpaste causes school shootings.
X-37 is a NASA design. The Air Force rescued it when NASA couldn't find the money to keep it going.
We need to carpetbomb all these countries with flyers showing every blasphemous depiction of Muhammed anyone can think of, daily, until they realize its been a few centuries since racking up a body count made anyone respect Muhammed.
On the other hand, considering the original was secret, who's to say how accurately he reproduced it? In the 1700s, it was standard practice to notate music as a series of chords and let the musicians improvise within that framework.
half of Slashdot taught themselves to program when they were between the ages of 8-13
And that is exactly the kind of mind it takes to program. The good and bad programmers I've known divide fairly equivalently to those that taught themselves before high school and those who wrote their first code in CS 101.
if it were a zero sum game they would show a profit of zero at the end of the day
They do, for a certain value of "they". My only claim is "they" does not include buy-and-hold investors, the supposed virtuous everyday people that are the poster children for all this hand-wringing. "They" does include all the slightly-less-high-frequency traders, which I suspect are the drivers of this kind of agitation for reform.
The historical dead paper encyclopedia wouldn't even have entries on these kinds of things. It is true wikipedia's math articles are written at a graduate or higher level, though. Personally, my response was to stop settling for less than the real deal and become a math grad student - one course at a time (taking my third now).
HFT is a zero-sum game played with other HFT traders. Occasionally there's a flash crash, but that's a profit opportunity for day traders. Retail buy-and-hold investors are unaffected in any way.
Sure, its unfortunate our enemies have strengthened ties with one another, but my first thought on hearing the news was this comic:
There are certainly challenges in getting a game like Skyrim on the PS3. The strange thing is, given that it does run on the PS3, how can they be unable to add a few new weapons and monsters?
The purpose of security questions is not security - its reducing customer service workload due to forgotten passwords.
In most implementations its an overall reduction in security, since the security questions constitute a backdoor to the password, rather than an additional factor of authentication.