I always preferred, "There must be a ninja, playin' with my heart"
But how do you actually tell a driverless vehicle to pull over so you can give it a speeding ticket?
Photons travel slower than neutrinos because they dawdle.
"more or less exactly" == "approximately", more or less exactly.
If I was in Starbucks and had ordered that double skinny latte... I would drink it, sir.
"Should Self-Driving Cars Chauffeur Shopping 'Whales' For Free?"
It's a just PATENT APPLICATION, for criminy's sake. They're not asking for anybody's permission. It's not going to come up for a vote on Slashdot. Nothing like a rabble-rousing headline to get those hits up.
Why SHOULDN'T merchants be allowed to underwrite the use of a self-driving car? Why shouldn't a high-end merchant offer to pay for the taxi of (or send their own car for) a big-spending customer today (would that be prior art)? Some do. It's their call.
It's not like there are no other taxis for the rest of us, and it's not like if there are SOME self-driving cars out there, underwritten by merchants, there won't be others out there for the rest of us, if we're willing to pay.
We have a "Dislike" button. It does NOTHING. Because when I choose to share my opinion, IT WON'T FIT ON A FREAKIN' BUTTON.
I have a wall. It's very tall and very thick, and made of stone. Post on it all you like, if you can get across the moat. Watch out for the archers. They will poke you.
I'd invite you to join, but IT'S AN ANTISOCIAL NETWORK. DUH.
Management is inherently interrupt-driven: phone calls, meetings, other interactions with the organization
Development is generally NOT interrupt-driven; in fact each interruption has a productivity cost. You want your developers 'in the zone' as much as possible. A phone call, a question, a meeting, not only take time in and of themselves, but in the time it takes for the developer to get back in the zone, which could be much longer than the "quick" question you just interrupted them with.
A good manager (technical or otherwise) keeps interruptions away from their developers as much as possible, A non-technical manager MAY be at a disadvantage, if they cannot do their job without a technical 'guide dog'; but if the organization is structured in such a way that technical proficiency is not required (i.e. not expected to estimate tasks or understand or explain the internal workings of a particular subsystem), then they might be able to manage just fine.
So... depends. Duh.
"able to travel one and a half times around the world without refueling"
Even their SUBMARINES get great mileage!
but scientists are now hard at work to develop larger tin atoms.
Nicecast is awesome for streaming right from iTunes. Also allows voiceover.
okay, I caved and read the article. But the summary sucks, really.
... how is this a strike against Android?
Bruce Schnier may be the front-line spokesperson for the security community, but that should be completely separate from his body of work in cryptography. At the bottom line, he's doing mathematics, and mathematical proofs can be reproduced and confirmed -- or debated and disproven -- by anyone else in any country with sufficient background to understand them.
He is not some guru spouting unprovable wisdom from a mountaintop, he is a member of a scientific community, and if he is able to earn and keep the respect of that community, then that's a pretty good indication that he knows what he's talking about.
If this same question came from a group in, say, Afghanistan or Iraq, would you be for or against some government taking a supervisory interest in their missle-building activities?