Right. No business would take a real loss to prevent a larger theoretical loss. That's why the insurance industry doesn't exist.
The article continues, "...the invention has the potential to evaluate drivers' physiological data, including heart rate, blood pressure and electrocardiogram signals, which could be recorded from steering wheel sensors."
Imagine a world where you are denied employment or credit based on the information obtained from your car and sold by your insurer. Imagine a world where your insurer predicts how you may act or react in the future. Imagine your personal physiological information in Allstate's hands.
Good hands, indeed, right? What could possibly go wrong?
I like reminiscing about the rope-and-pulley days but i've been stranded with a broken clutch steel-rope cable, I've had another one snap on a bike, and points-and-condenser ignitions are inhumane and intolerant of lapses in maintenance. That peculiar smell that old cars and old planes had? incomplete combustion.
I like this computer-controlled world. Things work much better.
The rope-and-pulley analog here would be "Hey Bertie, did you put the cotter pin on that rod?" "Ya ya, sure sure!"
Meanwhile, as the plane reaches 400 ft:
*clink* "Hey.. what was that?" "Hey man the thrott*BLAM* (impact on ground)
HBM1 gives 1GB and 128GB/s per stack, so 4GB and 512GB/s in this model with 4 stacks.
HBM2 will double both performance and capacity, and is expected some time next year.
But that's working with 32-terabit floating point values.
Go ahead, download these 3.2GB of files and have fun mixing and mastering them yourselves! This is open source music at its finest.
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These are small projects each focused on one specific detail, mostly modelling ways to predict and reduce sonic booms.
Also, the total amount is $5.7 million; I think the $2.3 million might be the first year.
Fastest Carrizo model (the FX-8800P) is 819GFLOPS.
Apple pays attention to sound quality. This is evident from what comes out of the iphone, ipad, mac mini.
Beats, on the other hand, dips the music in sweet syrup, then wraps it in a soft blanket and then gives the bass a +10db boost. That's what their headphones sounded like to me.
I can only hope Apple will show beats what music really sounds like.
And as for bluetooth speakers, I use a JBL Clip. At least JBL remembers how to make good sound. Beats never learned. Plus it's really hard to clip a Pill to your backpack.. unless you improvise a carrying handle out of 1/2 inch velcro like a bud of mine did.
As a manager, here are the two pieces of advice I'd pass on:
1. We don't use passive voice in our memos. College is wrong. I've been out of college for a long time, but I always want to write to the business writing prof I had and let him know. We stress active voice.
2. I picked this up from a Murawski course (which deals with active voice writing). It was, "Doing work is bringing your supervisor a solution, not problems." That is, me going to my boss and saying, "Hey, I've got a problem here," isn't doing work. The work is going to my boss and bringing him or her a solution to the problem. Now, sometimes you get stuck and need help, and that's fine, and I'm happy to help - but your goal as an employee should be to bring me proposed solutions to problems (or, better yet, just take care of it, if you can).
SourceForge, once a trustworthy source code hosting site, started to place misleading ads (like fake download buttons) a few years ago. They are also bundling third-party adware/malware directly with their Windows installer.
Some project managers decided to leave SourceForge – partly because of this, partly just because there are better options today. SF staff hijacked some of these abandoned accounts, partly to bundle the crapware with their installers. It has become just another sleazy garbage site with downloads of fake antivirus programs and such.
How can I help?
If you agree that SourceForge is in fact distributing malicious software under the guise of open source projects, report them to google. Ideally this will help remove them from search results, prevent others from suffering their malware and provide them with incentive to change their behavior.
As this story has been submitted several times in the past several days, by various submitter and is going around various other tech forums( https://news.ycombinator.com/i... , https://soylentnews.org/articl... , https://www.reddit.com/r/progr...
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Rather than explaining these reasons to the American people (who really probably don't care for the most part), they just rename "French Fries". "Freedom Fries".
Note, I have yet to meet anyone who calls them "Freedom Fries". Most Europeans probably understand the difference between a publicity stunt and reality.