Yes, but now we can find out whether we read Slashdot because we are nerds, or we are nerds because we read Slashdot.
So if Z causes both X and Y, I assume that this amazing test gives garbage?
Perhaps in some cases it would be possible to detect that both X and Y were being affected by the same noise, implying the existence of some unknown Z?
The standard t-test for detecting an effect is already probabalistic. In science and medicine a 95% confidence value is commonly used, which means a 1/20 of detecting something that isn't there.
Isn't the biggest problem for these digital currencies the fact that their can be an infinite number of competing currencies?
If that's their biggest problem, they are in better shape than I thought.
All of the high-end coders I know, have the following traits:
1. They learned how to teach themselves
2. They learned when it's time to find someone to teach them things
3. They play with the code, they build things, experiment, etc.
4. They aren't afraid to try a new tool, and be a noob
5. They understand that the quality of their work is important... and seek out the processes and skills it takes to increase quality
Over my 20 year history, the folks with these traits have always managed to build things that last, and work well, and were easy to maintain.
Very few of them went to school for "Computer Science" degrees, everything from Poly Sci to Construction.
1. find (or start) an interesting open source project
2. learn how to use git
3. start building tests
And in the 50s we were going to be driving nuclear powered cars by now.
And indeed, some of us are. If you drive an electric car and live near a nuclear power plant, you might be one of them.
Are you a paid shill for Uber, or just a disgusting human being?
Ad hominem attacks are tedious, so for the sake of argument let's take it as given that I'm both. Now that we've got that out of the way, I'll ask again: how are Uber's high prices ripping anyone off? Does anyone actually pay those prices? If so, why? Is Uber pointing a gun to their heads?
Congratulations you've invented the credit card!
I've always kind of wanted a bank account with built-in credit-card functionality. No overdraft fees possible, rather you pay credit-card style interest when your balance is negative, and earn bank-style interest when your balance is positive.
Of course, this is unlikely to be offered for just that reason... to the banks, overdraft fees are a profit center
Then whoever designed the algorithm is purposely ripping people off
Nobody is being forced to pay Uber's prices. There are still taxicabs in Sydney, are there not?
Especially since Harrison Ford praises the script. I wonder what his opinion was regarding the Indiana Jones IV script.
They supposedly waited all those years for the right script to come along.
Windows has nothing to do with it. No other music management program pegs the CPU while syncing media over USB. This is purely the fault of Apple programmers not caring or not knowing how to program for Windows.
You don't give Apple programmers enough credit -- the USB transfer routine includes a surreptitious Bitcoin mining thread. That's how Apple builds up its cash reserves.
There's a big difference between saying "We aren't going to do any work to support your stuff," and saying "We are going to work to make sure your stuff can't be supported."
Is the latter action illegal? If so, under what circumstances?
Off the top of my head, I can't think of any particularly compelling reason why company X should be required to permit a competitors' software to make use of the company X's servers.
As a real Sync user (from 2012), my experience has been that its problems have more to do with user interface than "stability". Even if QNX improves on the latter, it does nothing for the former.
Well, it might help indirectly. Every hour the developers don't spend trying to debug the OS is an hour they can instead spend on making the user interface work better. I suspect that a lot of mediocre products appear simply because there were so many showstopping bugs to chase down that there was never any time to smooth out the rough edges.
But, if you end up buying a newer Keurig machine
If there's any justice in the world, Keurig will be getting a lot of post-Christmas returns this year, when people realize that the coffee machine they just upgraded to is incompatible with most of the coffee they wanted to make.