I'm a private pilot here in Ireland and every time I go across country (or further) flying, I treat it as a grand adventure. So, roll on summer!
From the article:
"So why should you believe us when we say we finally have the technology that will lead to a true artificial intelligence? Because of MoNETA, the brain on a chip. MoNETA (Modular Neural Exploring Traveling Agent) is the software we're designing at Boston University's department of cognitive and neural systems, which will run on a brain-inspired microprocessor under development at HP Labs in California. It will function according to the principles that distinguish us mammals most profoundly from our fast but witless machines.""
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"Ireland is the first country in the world where a system of “graduated response” is being put in place. Under the pilot scheme, Eircom customers who illegally share copyrighted music will get three warnings before having their broadband service cut off for a year.""
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Interesting....I hadn't seen this.
I'll make sure to do more research in future before opening my mouth
I'm trying to see Sony's angle on this and my opinion is that they're about to drop the entire kaboodle that is the PS3 after failing so miserably against giants like the Wii and the XBox 360.
They don't want the extra work involved in maintaining what is in essence, a virtual machine on their flagging games console.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not an anti-PS3 fanboy, it's the only games console I own.
I would advise reading "The Mythical Man Month" by Frederick P. Brooks. It is considered "The Bible" of the human elements of Software Engineering by many. By "human elements" I mean to include your request for information on estimating project time.
Here is a quote from page 20 of the book based on one portion of a software engineering project:
"In examining conventionally scheduled projects, I have found that few allowed one-half of the projected schedule for testing, but that most did indeed spend half of the actual schedule for that purpose. Many of these were on schedule until and except in system testing." (Brooks, 1995)
Brooks, Frederick P. (1995) The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering: Addison-Wesley Professional, p. 20
It's the only way to fly. The others are described as "being flown."
There is no other feeling in the world like it.
This is why exercise is good for you, people. Look at all the stuff its eating and it still manages to stay slim.
LOL Absolutely brilliant
I agree to the above....except the London Eye.
It costs approx. £17 pounds sterling (about $30 dollars) to go on a ferris wheel for 20 minutes. Daylight robbery.
Classic! I was just checking out the zoom feature on that very same piece of a...streeview earlier
I like to have a choice in how I store my music and what quality I store it at if I have it online.
Professional Audio CD's are sampled and encoded at a much higher rate than MP3's - thus if I want to store my music in a lossless or a lossy format, I can.
I code and script in many different languages.
Java, C, Perl, Shell, PHP, etc.
It can be a bit crazy trying to remember the little nuances of each one when swapping between them. That's where the books come in very handy for me.
Small piece of advice.
We geeks find it hard to "get in touch with our emotional side" sometimes...
Concentrate on enjoying each other's company. Enjoy being with each other. Stop trying to analyse the hell out of it and just ENJOY it
From the article: The robot driver can automatically follow a GPS-defined route stored in its memory
(try that humans) or be remote controlled by operators, a feature that should be helpful during the
"vehicle misuse testing.""