Majority of people are not willing to relocate away from families or communities. Diversity numbers around the areas of white collar jobs "have everything to do with it".
Facebook offices are located in the area populated by mostly white or asian residents. If you look at census data for San Mateo county it will not be hard to see that facebook diversity number closely follow demographics of college graduates for that live in that area.
The world is waiting for HDMI 2.0.
Uber is not worth $41b but it is worth $1.5b that investors put in it. VCs hold preferred shares and they will get paid first should tings turn sour. Everyone else will be holding the bag - that includes employees with stock options. Don't believe startups offering 0.00001% of $41b in stock options. Negotiate for hard cash instead.
Watson is tip of the iceberg. Computers already tell us which route to take, places to go eat, news to follow and stuff to buy. The new generations will a) accept these suggestions as blind truth; b) will not understand how these suggestions are generated. Resistance is futile.
As if voting has anything to do with candidate's qualifications. People vote along party lines. If you are not voting republican or democrat - you are throwing your vote away.
Not everyone wants to install 50MB runtime package to split strings.
... all 754 of them.
Are you implying that buying $2000 computer that will be worth $1000 in 3 years makes you "smart spender" vs someone who bought $400 computer that ended up worthless after 3 years?
The main problem with smart guns is the same as with smart humans: intelligence deteriorates dramatically after lying in a swamp for few hours.
... this is when you know that your model does not work
There are always ethical concerns whenever eugenics and selective breeding is involved. The lines get blurry really fast.
Then we can rename it for what it is: ntoskrnl.exe
... you can always fork your own kernel.
Let me get this straight: if someone wants to be Napoleon - let them and buy them bicorne as part of the treatment?