Just a nitpick. This happened in Dublin, California -- not Dublin, Ireland.
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This was a poor choice? The choice to kill him if he could not be captured alive? I'm sure they wanted to take him alive if they could, but there was a firefight.
It was not a poor choice to strike when they had the chance. It was a once-in-a-decade opportunity.
Grad students usually get paid -- but barely enough to live.
One person is willing to sell for $10.25 and this is the lowest price out there. Someone else is willing to pay $10 and this is the highest offer.
I have no idea why such a spread would be sustained if HFTs were deprived of millisecond execution times.
Computational Biology is a hot area in computer science (I'm sure they've invented a better name for it though), and that is science by any definition.
As a counterpoint to the other replies that say they have no driver issues : I have a Lenovo laptop with some ATI card and it BSODs when an external monitor is connected. It's the ATI drive that is crashing, and I have updated it.
The laptop is close to two years old though, so maybe they are better now. I'll never find out...
Actually, I don't think the effects in Transformers were good enough in some ways. The morphing was always a blur and never looked plausible. The effects were excellent by most standards, but since the subject is so unbelievable, they must get better in order to suspend my disbelief.
I logged in just to post about Children of Men and then saw your comment. I agree -- those were amazing scenes. There's no need to make the actors suffer through repeated 10 minute takes, and faking them with CGI is a good use of technology I think.
I have a litter of puppies and I want to sell them only for enough to cover my own costs. I want to give even the poor a chance to have a puppy. I want my puppies to go to the most appreciative homes. I would prefer that they weren't hoarded by Bulgarian programmers who resell my puppies at a higher price and then throw the unsold puppies in the dumpster.
How long does the average black/white/hispanic citizen live in the US, and how long would they live in Germany?
Stats is important but without knowing some calculus how can you relate a density function (e.g. the "bell curve") to a probability of an event (the average is close to zero)? I've seen how stats is taught to students without calculus and it's painful. Understanding linear regression is a lot easier if you know how to differentiate.
I totally agree about the trig identities being useless, but that trick in the derivation of the quadratic formula is useful. If you deal with normal distributions in statistics, you will be completing the square all the time.
One minor correction. Rather than
"virtually all papers you find there have ended up published in peer-reviewed publications"
it should read
"virtually all papers that have ended up published in peer-reviewed publications started there"
Maybe they don't memorize API's and rely on autocomplete a bit more? I've written libraries for my own uses, and after a vacation I can't even use those from memory.