"The problem with Bose has always been that they only sound "acceptably okay" at relatively low volumes, they tend to massively distort at what I would consider a normal listening volume. [...] especially if you'll be using them in very noisy environments"
Cranking up the volume to drown out envoronmental noise sounds like a good pathway towards a hearing aid by the time you're 50 years old.
There have been occasions that I actually asked co-travelers on the train to lower their volume because I could hear their hip hop beat over my own music that was playing through my own noise-isolating headphones. I suspect that those people are already semi-deaf...
"I use some fairly cheap Sennheiser in-ear monitors on aircraft now. The isolation is better than any noise cancelling headphones can ever hope to achieve"
What model? I have cx-300-2 noise-isolating earbuds, which I'd call fairly cheap at around EUR 35, but I wouldn't say they perform better than bose/beats noise cancelling headphones. Whatever else I see in a quick Google is several hundred dollars.
With this new iMac and its display, the Mac Pro is starting to look a bit bleaker. I actually think it starts to look a little weird.
Performance-wise, if you configure this iMac with the 4 GHz processor, you get the fastest CPU, at least 25% faster than the Mac Pro in single-threaded tasks according to this benchmark. Mac Pro still has Ivy Bridge-architecture Xeons.
And the current Mac Pro can't drive a 5K display, but it's true that it can drive up the three 4K displays.
So the Mac Pro doesn't really make sense anymore unless you need its graphics cards to support OpenCL applications, or you want the parallelism of 8 or 12 cores, or you need its ECC RAM.
Not as far as I know, but I'm not an expert.
I work at a scientific institute and the license costs of Matlab quickly explode if you need something beyond basic functionality. Since we work on the public's money, we haven't bought into Matlab.
Almost by itself, all scientists and engineers standardized on Python and NumPy/SciPy/Matplotlib. There's a couple of people using Octave, the open source Matlab alternative, but that's very limited right now.
You are probably the only one in the world who uses that definition of 'exponential'. The exponential function has the property exp(x+1)=2.7*exp(x), which is completely analogous to your geometric series.
But seriously, don't cheat. Or accept that there will be consequences.
That's your solution. My solution is to never opt into the gamble in the first place.
I hadn't thought about that. I think you're right, that being married or not doesn't really change the premise of the article. It's still cheating, and it's still stalking.
Perhaps it's unthinkable in American minds, but here in the Netherlands, only about half of the people in solid relationships decide to marry. And there seems to be no set time for this either. More often than not, I've seen friends marry after their first child.
I'm not marrying, the odds are decidedly in favor of women. The Netherlands has the highest percentage of women working parttime. As a man, you'll be paying through the nose.
"the ebola death curve is exponential. Production and distribution of vaccines, and of antibodies by transfusion, is at best geometric."
Geometric is essentially the same as exponential. The only difference is that geometric is in discrete steps and exponential can also describe fractional steps. So, what did you really mean here?
Maybe Adobe heard us after all?
Yeah, maybe they listened to us! There was a board meeting in a hot tub on top of a huge black skyscraper, with hookers and blackjack. They were laughing and counting money and all of a sudden, a mobile phone goes off. Then a fat white old dude reaches over to the phone and says apologetically, "sorry everybody, gotta take this one, it's a client of ours".
Then there's maybe a second of silence and everybody laughs really hard. The prostitutes don't get it, but they laugh as well.
It's both funny and true
And I happen to be okay in Perl.
Excellent comment, as usual.
If you want to succeed in anything, forget practicing and start networking.
That sounds like a pretty caustic view of the world. Firstly, the title says to be an expert, not about "succeeding" in anything. And secondly -- as I read it -- you're equating success with earning money in business.
My biggest successes don't have anything whatsoever to do with the success as you describe it:
- I've grown to be a software craftsman
- I have become a gentle and present dad
- I've learned to handle money well
- I can have a nice relationship with a pretty woman
- I've conquered a depression
But please go on, and start "networking" to gain some of that empty success.