Or you could get 4 guys for $65k each. Or eight for... Well, naturally we are ignoring benefits which could be quadruple for four. They can always offer less, or pay much more. Perceived quality is what they are supposedly wanting and paying for. But as Moneyball teaches us, the smart HR guys don't always have a clue what they are doing. The main problem here is the premise that talent and companies only exist in Silicon Valley, etc. If they'd broaden their horizons outside of VC land they might find plenty of people. But then what would the poor overpaid do when they have to share their wealth with other (grossly underpaid) software brethren?
Prime numbers are the scaffolding of the number system and all of nature. I am convinced that twin primes represent the spine or backbone of an understanding of prime numbers. If the mystery of twin primes fall, soon we will understand primes and then all of nature. And we'll be rich, evil, mad geniuses with unlimited power. Mhhhahahahaha
So maybe the poles are really getting warmer and the rest of the planet is actually getting cooler. So add the plus and the minus and you get a net zero. So that's change, but a net of nothing, and EVERYONE is partially right (poles warmer, non-poles cooler). I like my new theory. It should please the world.
Maybe Zuckerberg will buy Warner's copyright (which supposedly goes until 2030) and give the song away to the US for free. Otherwise he can pay the royalties.
Legs are useless in space, unless they can grab like a monkey's. 3 arms would be great as would multiple legs once on the moon, however I suspect that the reason for the 2 arms, 2 legs is so it can intuitively be controlled remotely by a single human.
So effectively AZ slips from Mountain time to Pacific time and back again. That's the way it used to be in Indiana (most/some of the state anyway... those counties near Chicago I think observed it so were always on Central time)... It was ok to start following DST, but they put the state on Eastern instead of Central... Supposedly it was better to be on New York time than Chicago time (even though Chicago is closer). But the state is so far on the west of Eastern time that sunset in the summer is as late as 10PM which killed the drive in movie business (golfers say they like it, but it really is too hot in the summer to golf all day anyway). Central time for the state would make more sense. But at least instead of "five time zones" there are only "three" now depending on how fast/slow time and DST is observed in various counties. Note that in Arizona the native American reservations were on DST as I recall. Hawaii is another state that does not do DST I think.
Ab amazing example of Hodgkin's law of Parallel Planet Development. The parallel is almost too close, Captain.
Even simpler would have been Federal Gov. employee healthcare for all. It must be better, since they don't want to lose it and don't want any regular taxpayer to have it. But some are more equal than others.
Of course Obama's was better... he had 4 years to do what Romney had to do in a few months. Big surprise.
Obama should have bought insurance that would insure the website against failure.
Better than using Diomedian scarlet moss to measure aging time?
yes, yes in theory sounds great, but in practice... say you are trying to parallel park on a busy street. The car is going to go IN REVERSE with traffic on-coming??? And in the case of this Ford with the smartphone app, you will GET OUT of the car as traffic whizzes by while you open your door into traffic and step out into traffic to go around the car (assuming left hand drive and no bench seat and no shotgun passenger to slide over)??? Sounds VERY dangerous. Bad enough to get out of the car when it is safely parked. And even staying in the car while the car parallel parks itself and perhaps does not need to reverse until it is at the curb takes time to get out of the traffic lane as cars come up from the rear can be time consuming and dangerous... human parking is slow enough, will car assisted parking be faster and less dangerous? Doubt it.
uh...Popular Science does not DO science, they communicate (popularize) science. Communication works best when it is two way. To prohibit comments eliminates some two way communication. I guess they don't want to fully fulfill their communication mission. So much for them. Maybe they won't be so popular. But making it about saving scientific research is ridiculous. They have delusions of grandeur. They write about science at a keyboard, not in a science lab. This is about their egos, nothing more.
Then there is the case where the "new guy" wants to replace the old system just because he thinks his solution is more elegant somehow even when the old system works almost perfectly. Or when the "new guy" just wants to use XML because it is newer even though it is completely unnecessary for the application (and actually will degrade its performance). To all the "new guys": maybe the old guys were not as stupid as you think.