As you specifically mentioned that your kid's interested in minecraft, see if they'd be interested in ComputerCraft which that lets you build 'turtles' that can be programmed to do things using lua.
You can then give her challenges of increasing difficulty to teach her to break things down into steps, and to build on what she's already learned:
- Tunneling (note, they come with a pre-defined 'tunnel', but it's really slow)
- Tunneling through gravel areas
- Tunneling and refueling as needed.
- Tunneling and setting torches every 10 blocks
- Leveling out an area
- Planting a garden
- Harvesting the garden
- De-limbing a tree
I've done the various tunneling stuff
There are pictures of them stacked together
It was even launched from a Boeing Delta II, so they can't claim it was their first conjoined launch. (which caused major launch delays
Disclaimer : I work for the Solar Data Analysis Center. which operates the STEREO Science Center.
We've got groups fighting the idea that maybe airborne polution is affecting our environment
If you say that shift work is hazardous to worker's health, no matter what you do (easiest might be to consider it hazardous, and therefore suitable for hazard pay and/or require some monitoring of the employees), it's going to affect corporate profits and therefore, people are going to fight against it.
I'm guessing that the group likely to study this further will be the military
If enough people vote third party, then they have a chance to get matching funds. It's also a reminder to the two in charge that maybe they should actually do something for the country, not just to prop up their party.
If you're not sure who the third-party candidates are in yourarea, or what their platforms are, go to I Side With, fill out their little survey (how you feel about various issues + how important you think those issues are), and they'll tell you the candidates whos positions closest match your responses.
(they have state election info, but they don't have county and local stuff
Nope, it had been approved, went through peer review (and was accepted) without a single mention of that. I was going through some system to check to see if my paper was formatted correctly when I gave up. I was told that wasn't even the system to submit the paper to.
And I've never published in EE before
Their form allowed you *some* rights as it was government funded (eg, to publish it to any required repositories) but they still wanted the copyright. Even my boss (one of the workshop organizers) thought it was over-reaching.
AGU had some assinine rules that kept me from publishing in their journals (they counted posters and talks posted online as 'published', so wouldn't accept any papers from me.)
You're telling people that they're not allowed to go to work and earn a living. Depending on their job, they might get fired if they have to take 3 weeks off without notice.
- Pay them at least twice the salary that they'd have missed out on. (remember, it's not a vacation
- Pay their employer at least their base salary for their lost productivity, and cover any other benefits that they would otherwise cover if working (retirement, health & life insurance, etc.)
- Have government staff manage delivery of any items that the people might want (eg, it's 10pm at night, and you're in the mood for a pizza
If it's in the best interest of the government to quarantine them, then there's an acceptable price that the government should be willing to spend to do it
I don't know how you'd fairly compensate children or people who are unemployeed
The top 100 most cited papers are actually a motley crew of methods, data resources and software tools that through usability, practicality and a little bit of luck have propelled them to the top of an enormous corpus of scientific literature.
The article itself never mention 'data resources' that I saw, but there's a problem in many fields that the standards are to cite the 'first results' paper for that data
There are similar issues with software citation -- everyone's citing the announcement of the existing of the software, but how can you track who might've relied on a buggy version to let them know that they may need to re-run their analysis? I'm not as active in this field, but the arguments remain the same (giving proper attribution, documenting everything to make it reproducible, etc.). See the 2013 Knepley et.al paper, "Accurately Citing Software and Algorithms used in Publications" and the work of the Software Sustainability Institute (which also covers topics on writing better research software, as was alluded to in the article)
It's probably also work mentioning that our current ways of tracking 'importance' of papers are flawed. See the Altmetrics Manifesto for a collection of links to efforts to come up with other metrics and CiTO, the Citation Typing Ontology to enable a way to classify why something was cited (it might be for criticism; in most of the cases in the article, it would be "uses method in", which not all disciples feel needs to be cited).
After getting the final submission rejected 6 times. (The first failure was because it was PDF4, and they wanted PDF5
After spending hours on trying to get their damned website to accept my paper, I then got told by my boss that IEEE *also* makes you sign over copyright of your paper to them
So I said fuck it, and withdrew the paper, and withdrew from the workshop (which is today) entirely. Never again will I even consider submitting a paper to IEEE.
"Direct Deposit" of your paycheck would be an example of ACH. Your company's bank doesn't want to make individual deals with every last bank that their employees might use
Credit cards go through a clearing house, too, and it's not actually run by Visa or MasterCard.
The thing is
As spectrum so important, why are they sold at all? Shouldn't they be leased out, so it can be revoked if it's not being used for a given number of years, to put it in the hands of companies that aren't just going to sit on them to keep it out of the hands of their competitors, or other actions not in the public interest?
And as they mention IRS tax issues (I assume for capital gains), why aren't they at least subject to property taxes? (although, that probably just gives companies more incentive to set up shell corporations in tax havens)
... which is a function of size, but also of the technology the screen's using.
I just want a smartphone that I can just sit on standby for 3+ days. Maybe 2 days if I send a few texts or play an hour of games while waiting somewhere.
You might not even have to start from scratch. I'd wager that ACT (A Conference Toolkit) could be customized to fit their specific needs.
If nothing else, you then don't expose yourself to some security mistake because you rushed to put something together. Or some other simple mistake, like the conference I attended where everything was managed by e-mail
Unless things have changed dramatically*, there are rules that make it harder to use commercial cloud computing, as not all can guarantee that the services will only be hosted in the U.S.
Most agency cloud computing efforts are for internal number crunching (eg, scientific computing), not public facing websites. When they *have* gone and done it, they couldn't come up with a viable cost model for different groups to be willing to convert to the service. (Oh
The problem w/ building up a cluster to scale is that it means that you have inefficiencies of having idle machines; the way to get around this is to have lots of unrelated services running on the same system so that they shouldn't all need to max out at once.
In practice, it's often easier to switch to a 'low resource' version of the site when you start getting hit heavy -- drop all of the pretty images cluttering up pages, and just serve the basic content. Webserver tuning also helps dramatically
* which wouldn't surprise me, as I work for a federal contractor and we seem to be the last ones to know about policy changes
I didn't think that the UK had such attitudes, the 2013 Defamation Act came about in part from people suing for journals libel because they published facts about that person and "libel tourism" in general.