DB: Queries with Bounded Errors and Bounded Response Times on Very Large Data
The majority of CPU cycles in data centers is going to be looking up and filtering specific records in database
Approximate Computing is especially interesting in databases. One of the coolest projects in this space is Berkeley AMPLab's BlinkDB. Their cannonical example
SELECT avg(sessionTime) FROM Table WHERE city='San Francisco' ERROR 0.1 CONFIDENCE 95%
should give you a good idea of how/why it's useful.
Their bencmarks show that Approximate Computing to 1% error is about 100X faster than Hive on Hadoop.
Razer forces you to create an account with them before you can use the software with the mouse. You cant configure the mouse in any way until you make an account with them and activate your computer and account through their server. If they decide to take down their activation server for any reason, you will never be able to use the software. If you live somewhere without access to internet, you will not be able to activate and use the software. If you work somewhere that has a network behind firewalls, chances are even though you can download the Synapse software, the firewall may also block you from activating and using the software as well. If your connection drops out for any reason, the Synapse software will make a habbit of locking up on you while it transitions to offline mode. During that time your settings may revert or possibly not be saved.
I'll bet Julian Assage
Why do so many forums (/., reddit) have so many Assage bashers even under articles that aren't about him.
Back when he was best known as being a postgres contributor, he seemed like a very normal nice guy.
It's not his fault that he claims big organizations are out to get him - because big organizations really are out to get him.
I live in Wisconsin, seriously, that "waste" heat is NOT wasted! It's freaking cold outside!! I'm an American, I want to be free to choose!
Even worse than that --- I have a number of friends who's rooftop solar produces more energy than they consume.
For them - the energy is "free" so nothing's wasted.
But instead they're forced to use the more environmentally harmful mercury-filled incandescants, or e-waste-with-dirty-manufacturing LED bulbs.
TL/DR: with rooftop solar, they banned the most environmentally friendly bulbs.
torches and pitchforks parade at the AT&T offices
Isn't this almost exacty what Eminent Domain laws are designed for. If some private company's blocking use of resources important to public or civic use (those cable right-of-ways) the government pretty much gets to take them and pay whatever it says they're worth. Or do they only use those laws to kick out poor people for huge corporate developers?
It's been many years since I've been annoyed by an irritating java applet, and there a few I find useful.
Some kind of kinky "role-reversal play' among government agencies?
I imagine it's more some turf war / battle over budgets.
Remember back in in 2008, when the FBI wanted the right to monitor all internet traffic ("The surveillance should include all Internet traffic, Mueller said, whether it be
Ever since news about how guys like Chalabi would play the State Department, Pentagon, and CIA off of each other, I've wondered how many of the world's conflicts are actually DNI(CIA) vs DoD(DIA)
Applies even more to internet hacking, where 4 of the 10 biggest hacker groups in the world are almost certaily DNI(CIA), DoD(DIA), DoJ(FBI), and DHS(NCSD). (probably all working under the alias "anonymous")
Imagine a world where one buys drugs on Silk Road's successor; and instead of addresses delivery is by drone to some GPS coordinate.
The drones are cheap enough compared to the product, you don't even need to worry about recovery.
If it had an unlocked bootloader; and I could find a Debian / Mint / etc port for it; I probably would have bought one.
At least then if (when) I noticed RT sucking I would have known I could fall back to something I could use.
But they didn't. So I didn't.
they can't fix a nearly ten year old bug with find.
You're welcome to submit the patch yourself if it bugs you that much.
Or you're welcome to pay someone to do it. Even them - and if you paid them enough, people'd complain less about the ratio of revenue they get from google.
And if the "bug" doesn't bug you enough to do either of the above, it's not really that important, is it?
I worry about the fumes of a makerbot in the poorly ventilated classrooms in many schools.
At least if they put the 3D-printers in a shop class, they surely have better airflow.