Because the variability is minimal in a EFI system. You can just code a LUT. This is how your engine works today anyway.
Seems like we all use the same roads... if we just log with altitude and accelerometer readings, we can make a 3d model of all the road surfaces, and layer this into the road database. Problem solved.
I don't think it's so simple as "refactoring is bad". I think i'ts more that 'stopping the delivery of new value to users is bad". Cleaning up as you go along is not only a healthy practice, actually accomplishing something new is healthy for refactoring. It keeps you focused on achieving flexibility that is actually needed as opposed to that which might be useful.
California is already split into numerous pieces. Drawing some lines and formalizing it will allow each of those pieces to govern themselves as they see fit and allow people to stop bitching at each other for tromping on each others "rights".
This is certainly true on paper. In practice California is tied together in ways that aren't easy to undo. Take, for example, disputes over water underlies some of the regional hostility; under the plan region 4 realistically can't gain control of its water resources. It still must supply region 3 and 5 with water lest they dry up and blow away.
A specialized state loses some economic flexibility; in a tech down turn they aren't as buoyed agriculture and vice versa. You lose some economies of scale; wineries in region 2 and farms in region 5 and 6 and biotech companies in region 3 lose access to the life sciences programs at UC Davis. People priced out of region 3 into region 4 will potentially pay income tax in two states.
For better or worse, California is made up of diverse regions that are uncomfortably tied together.
I'm sure if you grew up in San Francisco, you'd be delighted to clear out of your hometown and let the newcomers enjoy it. I remember San Francisco before the dot com boom. It had all the charm, but it was a lot more affordable to live there. Likewise I've seen Key West go from a place where funky people lived to a place where the people who serve you your drink have to commute from an hour further north.
I was once privileged to visit Hawaii on work. I say "privileged", because I got to work with Hawaiian people rather than just have them open my car door for me. One guy took me up to the mountain headwaters of the Lao Stream, where his uncle used to drop him from a footbridge into a deep pool. He used to inner tube from there down to the ocean then hitchhike back up to the state park. Now the lower reaches of the river look like this. Why? Because the pineapple plantations have been converted to condos, and the resulting immigration boom has sucked the river dry. Meanwhile higher housing prices have forced many of his childhood friends to move to California. And you think they're happy about that because their housing dollar stretches further in Fresno than Wailuku?
The reason the free market works so efficiently is that it is, in effect, an unbeatable rationing mechanism. It mercilessly restricts the consumption of goods and encourages the production of goods where demand his high. But what happens when you commoditize a community? When the thing that makes a place special is the people, and they can't afford to live there anymore? You end up with an EPCOT center replica of what the place used to be.
You can see this in a place like Waikiki. Sheraton has mall there which is called (without any intended irony) the "Sheraton Hawaiian Village". But you won't meet any Hawaiians there, unless they're twirling fire baton or cleaning your hotel room. It's really no different from an upscale mall in Palm Springs -- with a little more swimming, a little less golf.
The only thing with power over the US Government is other parts of the US government. Thus if the executive branch commits an illegal act, the Congress can impeach, the courts can make orders, etc. If the Congress passes an unconstitutional law, the courts can annul by ruling on the constitutionality. If the courts go overboard, the President and the Congress can appoint new justices. Checks and balances. This act is on the executive branch side, so it is up to the legislature and/or courts to enforce. Private citizens can speed up the process by trying to sue, but of course, good luck finding someone with standing in this case, based on recent court rulings about domestic surveillance (only the phone companies have standing, not the people whose records were obtained).
The executive branch is running amok with illegality?
number of people that would like to see the South go. They take in more federal dollars than they give while electing Representatives that campaign against receiving those dollars. They're largely the reason the rest of the Country can't have socialized medicine. Personally I can't see abandoning them, but then again I think the point of civilization isn't to protect property but to improve the lives of everyone. That's a fundamental philosophy that a lot disagree with.
Noble of ya.
I'd go for that experiment. I know who'd I'd bet on, but whatever
It's no wonder that mice are so successful as a species. We put so much effort into making them healthier.
Now we are giving them the elixir of youth as well.
Norton detected 99%. The other 1% is Norton.
Lesbians, by this logic, are God's chosen, since female-to-female transmission of HIV is extremely rare.
OK, I 'tubed that, Happy, the studio version of Grey Cells Green and your cover. While listening to their studio stuff I was thinking it was a nice atmospheric sound; but nothing lept out. I can see why I only vaguely remember hearing of them. That said, you and the band rocked the cover. Arguably it sounds better with you guys playing it "raw", even with the 90s analog video.
I was thinking that if I had gone into a bar or something and heard NED I would have thought, "wow! we really got our money's worth", but if I had bought the album I wouldn't have thought that. OTOH, in some alternative universe my best friend played the CD while we were on our way to beach week and it became cemented as a band of my youth. It's hard to say what will get into your head.
And I'm assuming you are referring to Ned's Atomic Dustbin?
No. That sounds only vaguely familiar. I was referring to the once ubiquitous KILL YOUR TELEVISION bumper sticker. It was printed in all caps, black on white. I don't see them too often now. They were once common. Usually they were seen on low-end "econobox" cars. Often accompanied by a PBS or Apple sticker, back in the days when people who used Apple products really did think different (although not necessarily better). If you knew any grad students or teachers in the mid-90s, there was a good chance they had that sticker on their cars. Whether or not Ned's Atomic Dustbin, which I assume is a band, coined the phrase... I have no idea until I google for it, which I'm off to do after I hit Submit... at some point... other things to do...
Those deep field photos always give me vertigo.
Anything you do with that is company property. Or, rather potentially their property. Courts usually side with employees, but that's a costly court battle.
However wherever possible, I would create the software needed, then put it up for license by the company in the hopes that others would licence it too, so I can make some money on the side. Of course, generalizing it so it wasn't too targeted and generalizing so it did not run afoul of the IPA.
Since the data is unique to a time & place and irreplaceable, it would completely destroy the reproducibility aspect of the scientific process.
This gets tricky in some fields, however. I work in a field where generating the data is a notoriously difficult and haphazard process, subject to many non-experimental variables, such that the use of a different pipette or stock solution can make the difference - or even just the speed of the researcher's manual labor. Temperature and humidity play a role too, and these are not as precisely calibrated as one might like. So if an experiment is performed at 8pm on a Saturday night by a grad student in Colorado, there is no guarantee that a postdoc in Singapore will be able to do the same thing based on reading the paper. (Actually, from past experience, there's no guarantee that the original experimenter will be able to reproduce it either!) But the data may be just as good, and they're difficult to fake, and they're deposited in a public database. Since everyone in the field is accustomed to the complexities of the process and we have decent archival policies, this problem is accepted as a fact of life.
I am quite certain that some of my (published) results from grad school would be difficult at best to reproduce exactly. I stand by my data - and am happy to share them - but it is always troubling to wonder if someone else in a different environment would have reached different conclusions.