The real powerhouse in speech recognition tech isn't MIT -- it's BBN, at the other end of Cambridge.
Interest, yes. Cash, no.
That's what being very poor means.
Exactly my thought. The profit margins for Google are never going to be higher than they are right now -- the next billion people aren't going to be able to afford the $150 jeans Google is showing me ads for... and the billion after that are going to be even poorer. When you're wondering where your next meal is coming from, you probably aren't going to spend a lot of time on Google+.
The idea that Google is going to make money on subscription services is dubious. It's a business model (hello, AOL!) that doesn't work, even in markets that actually have money to spend on such things.
Couldn't they even say "thank you"?
It doesn't seem that long ago that if someone posted a duplicate story to slashdot they'd need to wait more than thirteen hours.
Have we really run out of other things to bash Microsoft about?
What if, in addition to the pleasure due to heroin, it also diminishes other sorts of pleasure?
This sounds like it could be a small slice of hell.
Couple the heavy vaccination schedule with advances in food safety and constant household cleaning; these kids might have little besides flu and rhinovirus to train their immune systems, and that doesn't seem like a sustainable course.
You don't seem to understand that "training their immune systems" is exactly what immunizations do.
We are actively changing the fitness function for diseases to include "must be resistant to antibiotics, must be resistant to antivirals, must be able to infect even immunised people, etc", this will inevitably lead to bugs that fulfil these criteria... eventually.
By this logic, we should be expecting bullet-proof cattle and thresher-proof wheat any day now, not to mention hook-resistant fish and armored potatoes...
Dennis Ritchie was one of the inventors who, without much fanfare and almost no publicity outside of the field, revolutionized operating systems and programming languages. His influence is ubiquitious; C and POSIX are the bedrock of nearly all modern computing platforms."
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The Westboro people turn my stomach.