A study on anonymous hiring practices in France showed that anonymization resulted in fewer minority candidates getting hired. Their explanation is essentially that the companies who care enough about diversity to participate in this sort of study are already subtly biased in favor of minority candidates, and anonymization put a stop to it. Considering the amount of focus big tech companies are putting on diversity, there's a fair chance the same thing is happening here too.
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This was tried in Athens. What actually happens is that 2 car families who have the option no longer take the smaller, less polluting car half the time, and lots of 1 car families buy a really cheap clapped out, much more polluting car to use on alternate days.
After Bing and Zune, I think they'll continue with the 'rejected 60s Batman fight scene captions' theme, and it'll be Splork, Zoing or possibly Ptoink.
If you're going to edit an article, don't just cut out the least significant words, or you'll be left with nonsense.
According to the summary, this laser somehow generates power instead of consuming it, and it generates "3.2 million watts of power", which is "more than 1 petawatt".
Rather badly, I guess?
While English in the British Isles used to have mutually incomprehensible dialects, the influence of received pronunciation has drastically lessened this, so I'd argue that it is coalescing.
Most people I know who have strong regional accents have the ability to switch to a neutral accent and cut out dialect words when they are in formal situations - an ability my father's generation learned from radio, my generation learned from radio and television, and my children's generation will learn from radio, television and internet. If you ask a Hebridean Scot to give a transcript of two Cockneys talking in a pub, or vice versa, they will struggle, but if you arrange a conversation between a Hebridean Scot and a Cockney they will simply both 'talk like the people on the telly' and understand each other perfectly well.
English was able to fragment because in the past, you rarely had to communicate with people from far away (which is how we ended up with prominent Americans who can't even say their own names properly... yes, Jay-ZED, I'm looking at you!) The internet changes all this, we now have regular interactions with people worldwide, so speaking or writing in a mutually incomprehensible way has penalties.
Perhaps we should consider the benefits of formalising 'correct' English, lest we be doomed to forever be re-translating Wikipedia into 'current' English?
No, I have a television that does that for me.
So, it's pretty much exactly the same as the $40 Korg Nanokey 2 I've owned for years, but it's waterproof and costs $99?
Why exactly am I meant to be impressed?
We also have land mines, fully autonomous killing machines with no discretion at all. At least with killer robots there's a chance that they might decide not to kill you, or understand that a war is over.
Here's a chess playing program in 14 bytes, written in BBC Basic.
1 P."I Resign"
... to explore rules obliging internet and telecommunications companies operating in the EU to provide under certain conditions as set out in the relevant national laws and in full compliance with fundamental rights access of the relevant national authorities to communications (i.e. share encryption keys).
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It's a matter of personal taste, but the BMW i8 is at least in the same ballpark as the Tesla for desirability, and to my eyes it's much prettier.