I agree that replay could use some tweaks. The clock in football constrains stalling before the challenge. I'm not sure how to implement that pressure in baseball, which traditionally allows an indefinite number of time outs.
There's an interesting oddity to the way umpires are currently graded with pitch F/X. Pitches that cross the front of the plate at the batter's knees but then drop before reaching the catcher are strikes by the definition in the rulebook. Those pitches don't look like strikes to the casual observer, so umpires stopped calling them strikes, basically so they don't get yelled at. Batters know this and generally position themselves at the extreme back of the batter's box to give themselves the most time to react to a fastball.
The automatic system currently grades umpires with the standard that balls and strikes have traditionally been called, NOT with a strict adherence to the actual rulebook zone. So when the MLB implements the automatic balls & strikes, will it be the actual strike zone or the traditional zone? Robot umpires don't care when people yell at them. If it's the actual rulebook zone, pitches that bounce before the catcher will be called strikes. Batters will have to adjust by moving up in the box to hit that low curve ball.
I view myself as generally a baseball traditionalist. I hate the designated hitter rule. I mourned the addition of lights to Wrigley Field. I view replay review with suspicion.
Automatic balls & strikes seems like a good idea to me.
One of the side effects of replay is that the MLB has become much more civil. Instead of losing their shit, MLB managers calmly wait for the replay review.
For whatever reason, baseball had been unusually tolerant (compared to other sports) of long arguments from players and managers. This trickles down to the way people behave at amateur baseball games. So I'm hopeful that replay will eventually change the expectation for behavior in amateur games without replay. And following behind, automatic balls and strikes will do the same.
I find it arrogant for any group to tell another they can't handle the truth, so to speak. Maybe arrest records are unreliable metrics. Shouldn't adults be able to figure that out?
Samsung Nanotech Breakthrough Nearly Doubles Li-Ion Battery Capacity
Without even reading the article, I can guess what they did from my own experience: use a hole punch and flip the battery over.
I rate our existential risks, in descending order:
1. Space alien invasion
3. Giant monsters summoned by radioactivity
4. Unusually intelligent apes
5. Artificial Intelligence run wild
6. Dinosaurs recreated from DNA in mosquitoes
Tax fuel. Tax electricity. Those work.
People without kids pay property tax to fund schools because there's a public good. Why on earth would we want in this case to create a complex and intrusive system to tax precisely according to usage when in others we grossly abstract taxation away from usage?
Investors and directors think the assets are more valuable combined than separated. Of course they think that, or else they would just sell the assets.
I find it's the millennials that are getting more stressful.
Since modern Star Wars cinema looks like a video game, this isn't much a stretch.
Were you looking at the job site on a personal or work computer?
I hate it when you see someone posting the same tripe across all their social networks. No one on LinkedIn cares what you ate for lunch.
Right, if you're going to put a beef tripe on Facebook, put a pork tripe on LinkedIn.
I think the real question is how often do we have scenes with two robots in them, talking about something other than humans.
No, not really.
Have they tried pumping large amounts of oil into the ground to push the water out?
I can see fathers objecting to their daughter's suitors on the grounds that they are GMOs. They'll start to demand labeling.