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Comment: Re:The submission looks like a Microsoft advertise (Score 5, Informative) 208

by danbuter (#46516701) Attached to: Microsoft Releases Free Edition of OneNote
OneNote is kind of like a heavy-duty yellow sticky program, where you can link everything together incredibly easily. It's one of the best organizational programs out there, for people like writers, etc. I honestly think it's one of the best products MS owns.

+ - U.S. waived laws to keep F-35 on track with China-made parts->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "From the 'boondoggle that won't die' department ...

The Pentagon repeatedly waived laws banning Chinese-built components on U.S. weapons in order to keep the $392 billion Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter program on track in 2012 and 2013, even as U.S. officials were voicing concern about China's espionage and military buildup.

According to Pentagon documents reviewed by Reuters, chief U.S. arms buyer Frank Kendall allowed two F-35 suppliers, Northrop Grumman Corp and Honeywell International Inc, to use Chinese magnets for the new warplane's radar system, landing gears and other hardware. Without the waivers, both companies could have faced sanctions for violating federal law and the F-35 program could have faced further delays."

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+ - Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES->

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 (797399) writes "iOptik allows users to see digital data such as directions and video calls. Tiny 'screens' sit directly on users' eyeballs and work with a pair of glasses. They provide an experience equal to watching a 240-inch TV at 10ft away. A working system is due to be revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show"
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+ - Xiaomi Mi3 using the Snapdragon 800 chip scores in surplus of 37,000 on AnTuTu->

Submitted by boolighting
boolighting (2972559) writes "The Chinese juggernaut Xiaomi, which has been while in the information of late for its immensely well-known Mi3 smartphone, is inside the information once again. The Snapdragon 800 variant with the Mi3 smartphone is noticed over the AnTuTu benchmarking web page, and the effects are for all to view. Crossing above 37,000 through the benchmarking app, the S800 variant of Xiaomi Mi3 is unquestionably not to be taken frivolously. The WCDMA model scores somewhat better compared to the CDMA variant, which happens to be a little odd, though the change is not a lot and it’s primarily due into the fluctuation caused via the app."
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+ - The Future of Neural Networks & MLaaS: Dave Sullivan Interview ->

Submitted by hrb1979
hrb1979 (3480145) writes "Thought I'd share this interview with Dave Sullivan, founder of Ersatz and machine learning aficionado. His story (he is a history major, for whom machine learning became first a hobby then an obsession), insights on how the machine learning space is evolving, and perspectives on how different industries can benefit are both interesting and inspiring. A recent article shed a little light on what he is working on, though this interview provides much more color on the future of neural networks and MLaaS."
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+ - What's The Best Programming Language To Learn First?-> 3

Submitted by jfruh
jfruh (300774) writes "Sure, your first programming language was probably BASIC on the Apple IIe or Atari 800. But what should the kids today learn? Matthew Mombrea takes a systematic look at the question, considering it in light of which languages are the most commercially useful and which lay a good foundation for learning other useful languages."
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Comment: Railroads run cheap (Score 1) 199

by danbuter (#45837877) Attached to: Oil Train Explosion Triggers Evacuation In North Dakota
The main problem is that the railways are now run as profit. Many companies have been bought out by a few large companies (similar to the banks), and when that happened, a LOT of experienced railroad employees were fired. They were replaced with inexperienced people who get paid a lot less, but also make dumb mistakes. The fact that this was an oil shipment means little. They are actually pretty lucky, because a lot of rail cars carry industrial amounts of poison gases. THAT would have caused a lot more problems than an oil spill.

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