Tell that to the failed Mars Climate Orbiter. If we'd settled on one set of units (either would be fine) it probably wouldn't have been lost.
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I'm not sure where you got that one. The only credible theory related to it is the Chicxulub crater, which is on the Southern edge of the Gulf, near the Yucatan Peninsula. That's what's left by the impact that many believe killed most of the dinosaurs, as well as many other species. It's not even close to the size of the whole Gulf. What theories are you talking about?
It is just another example of shoddy tech/science journalism, to use the latter term loosely. Sensationalism gets people to click.
He just described it incorrectly. You don't have to be a douche about it. It ionizes a small area of the air, creating a 'plasma field' (their words) that disrupts the shock wave.
Grumpy? Not at all. You wouldn't want to see that; nobody does
It's just an example of a solution looking for a problem and thus opening the doors to more potential problems.
I'd rather make my own security decisions. I don't need the 'AI' in my phone deciding if it's me or not.
I didn't do anything of the sort. It 'doesn't necessarily' disqualify an applicant is all I said. It does not. The converse of that is it also often does.
It is not illegal to deny employment on the basis of criminal background. That's the very reason so many employers do background checks. It doesn't necessarily disqualify a person but it certain can be used in the decision making process.
Few if any corporations have ethics. They generally (not always) do what is legal, but not necessarily what is ethical, and almost never what is morally correct. They exist for one purpose and that is to make a profit.
The AC was making an ignorant reference to the fact that Zachary Quinto, the new Spock, is gay.
Then he wouldn't have posted anonymously, if he motives were how people perceived him and his legacy. Your comment was less than helpful.
Well to be fair they also do it very politely when they kill anyone.
It is GPL so they really couldn't sell it to anyone anyways. They could I suppose but it would be meaningless and a foolish move on anyone who would shell out the money for it.
Exactly. I can notice the difference between 1080p and 4k, but said difference is so small that I'm not about to buy a new 60" TV and the coming HD-Bluray yet. Hell, people are just now really starting to even buy standard BluRay. I really doubt this will take off anytime soon. When it does and it makes sense then I'll upgrade. Right now 1080p on my 60" is a fantastic experience that I don't see being worth money to 'upgrade'.
If someone takes out their phone and starts to record you having dinner with a friend would you be upset? At least you'd know about it.