The article gives no indication that they're looking to hire low-functioning autistics. They're hiring high-functioning autistics. Most likely people you would work next to on a daily basis and never know there was anything "wrong" with them until they told you they had autism (or, my bet, asperger's) over lunch one day. We're talking "yeah, I have a hard time grasping sarcasm, sometimes" guys more than "I am afraid of chairs and mirrors" guys.
Ummm. . . all that stuff is happening because the Fed is printing money, lots and lots of money, not anything Obama is doing. Only contribution Obama is making is spending a lot of borrowed money in concert with Congress.
Printing money is a sure fired way to drive up a stock market. Its not really due to stocks going up as much as the currency being devalued. One reason the deficit is going down is all the capital gains rolling in from the artificially inflated stock market.
They are also engaging in financial repression, holding interest rates artificially low to punish savers while they save the butts of debtors, and this is stoking a new bubble in the housing market.
We are pretty much headed for twin bubbles in the stock market and housing market. When they pop its going to be 2008 all over again or probably worse. There is also an outside chance all this stimulus is going to provoke an inflation spike or hyperinflation if the bubble don't pop before the inflation really kicks in.
The one thing in the Fed's favor is the EU, Japan and China are printing money like there is no tomorrow too, so all the major world currencies are being devalued at the same time. The world is awash in electronic money generated out of thin air, or actually out of elections in a few central bank computers. Its not real wealth.
At least computers generating bitcoins have to work at it. The Fed is generating like $80 billion a month with absolutely no effort.
It depends. There's "autistic", where (and I'm not trying to be insensitive with my description, here) someone may be wearing protective gear, rocking/spinning, groaning a lot and freak out if there is any noise or light and who are literally unable to communicate with their family in any manner beyond gesturing . . . and then there are the Slashdot hipsters who have taken to the trend of self-diagnosing with Asperger's over the last five years, because they are occasionally "socially awkward penguin" or "are really obsessive about something and detail oriented".
The article makes it pretty clear that they're talking about "socially awkward" Asperger's people (presumably legitimately so and not those climbing on board the label, because they took an online quiz) and not the ones who have actual communication issues and have difficulty functioning within their home, much less in a professional environment performing QA functions.
I have friends who have autistic children, so I really hope my description of the first case isn't made out to be cruel. In my (limited, as an outsider) experience, it is pretty accurate of the lower ends of the Autism spectrum.
If you really want to improve the perception of the Yahoo! brand, you need to make HardGay an official part of your company's imaging. Why this didn't happen years ago, I have no idea!
HardGay Goes To Yahoo!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSD8edviajE
If it left you crippled instead of dead, yes. However sane governments just have enough taxes to deal with the consequences of natural diasters instead of having "asteroid insurance", "crazy guy with a gun insurance", "tiger insurance", etc.
Of course, they do! They just pay everything to their executives.
In general, the idea of "profit" as something objective and measureable is completely idiotic for most of the modern companies, because a sizeable chunk of what is expense for the company, is income for the people who are in control of it.
since the PlayStation is an even larger turn
Are you saying the new playstation will be the PS 720?
Yes, according to the live stream on GiantBomb, Microsoft's console will implement a "used fee". When you play a game, you will have to install it completely to the hard drive and it will be locked to that user account. If you want someone else to play it, they will have to pay a fee of an unknown amount.
This now only fucks over the used market, but fucks over people lending games to their friends... worse, even their most loyal customers. If you pre-order games for full price so you can play them on launch day and never sell your games back to the used market and never buy used games, you are still fucked if you, say, have a family of four and not only you, but your kids and wife enjoy playing games. Figure ten bucks per account per game? Now that $65 (with tax) game is suddenly $95 or more. And that's before you've bought the $40 worth of DLC.
I'd like to be optimistic and say this all sounds like an incredible boon for the future of PC gaming, but the vast majority of consumers don't give a fuck, don't know a fuck, and will just let themselves get rolled.
Then enlighten us about your preferred consumption method of modern history.
Anything attributed to unknown or un-verifiable sources is likely to be a lie.
Anything that is accompanied with ideological editorializing is likely to be a lie.
Anything said by "historian" about anything hapening across some major ideological conflict is likely to be a lie.
Anything said by "historian" about his own government is likely to be a lie.
Anything said by American "historian" is likely to be a lie.
Anything said by a pissed off writer is likely to be a lie.
Whatever left... Yeah, that's really not much, but you usually can trust your own memory and published documents when those documents were a part of some process where validity mattered.
So you will just accuse me of bias because you happen to believe the propaganda version?
he article was written by the guy that did the driver, I think we can assume he knows his stuff.
Most of the driver is just a copy of Intel driver, with additional functionality bolted on top. Whatever the author's abilities are, the goal was not to produce a working protocol stack, and benchmarks of this hack can't be used to predict anything but the behavior of this hack.
No it appears that if you want to switch more than 10-18 Gbit/s the computer would have a memory bandwidth problem. Trying to use multiple cores and NUMA might improve on that, but I do not think you would manage to build a 24 port switch that switches at line speed this way
But if you could somehow get an external switch to do 99% of the work, this might work...
And then they would inevitably slow down this hack, too, what makes me doubt the validity of the measurements.
I am not sure how much more we can get out of this discussion. From my side I believe you are going too far in trying to make a problem out of something that actually works quite well for some very large companies (Google and HP!).
Those companies merely announced that they intend to use this "technology" somewhere. They are not throwing out the routers they have. They likely replace some level 2 and level 3 switches ("almost routers") and treat the whole thing as a fancier management protocol for simple mostly flat or statically configured networks that they have in abundance. For all we know, Google may already have no routers at all except for links between their data centers, as they are famous for customizing their hardware/network infrastructure for their own unique software infrastructure, and would probably gain more from multi-port servers connected by very primitive switches into clusters with VLAN or even physical topology following the topology of their applications' interfaces.
Packets need to be delayed when the controller needs to be queried and that is true for both OpenFlow and traditional switches.
Except traditional switches never have high-latency, unreliable links between their components, and the data formats follow the optimized design of ASICs and not someone's half-baked academic paper.
We are just fighting over some nano or possible microseconds here with no one showing that it actually matters.
Then why don't people just place Ethernet between a CPU and RAM? It's "nano or possibly microseconds", right?
Google uses for, or they wouldn't be doing it.
At my company we are using it too and it works very well for us. We are an ISP by the way.
If it works, then the way you use it, did not require anything complex to begin with, and you use it as yet another management protocol. You could have bought cheap level 3 switches before, and configure them to do exactly the same thing with command line, except with less buzzwords.
Ownership is a lot more than the right to deny use (and not always the right to deny use), and the "extensions of our body" argument is also flawed. The basis of "ownership" is our territorial instinct. If you move into my land (or speak to my woman), I will knock you in the head with my club. If I didn't do that, I would starve and have no offspring, so all people today descend from more or less territorial forefathers.
At no point in history, starting before apes that humans eventually evolved from, this was the case -- they were all social animals and controlled territory, food, etc. only as a group with complex hierarchy within the group that had absolutely nothing to do with ownership. Those loners in caves never existed, and could not possibly exist because humans never had physical traits necessary for surviving and defending an individual without a group. A hunter living alone in the woods, as much "close to nature" it seems, is something much more recent, brought by the development of technology. Personal property is also a recent cultural development, and even now it usually acts as a proxy for social status and power.
INB4 wikipedia is full of propaganda. Then correct them. Controversial articles are easy to spot.
If it's 19th to 21th century, it's someone regurgitating modern propaganda.
Dig deeper, make your own mind.
You can't "dig deeper" when all you have is a collection of propaganda workers and their parrots, all trying to out-shout each other while trying to keep the impression of legitimacy.