They teach too, but research has always been a part of it. Now if you don't want them getting patents and such on research that's fine, but then you need to increase funding. Part of the issue is that states have continually cut funding to universities. If that money isn't being paid in by the state, it needs to come from other sources, either higher tuition, or more research dollars.
When a site asks me for things like mothers maidens name I generate another random string, give them that, store it in my encrypted password database and occasionally email that db to my email addresses in case I need one of those passwords in an emergency.
the A10-7700K will be a 384-core part.
Can some of these cores work on game AI whilst others handle graphics, or can they only work on one task all at once? Could they do game AI at all? And can programmers program for gpu cores cross-platform or is it still one brand at a time?
Tablets tend to suck for creation. There are limited exceptions, but for the most part a mouse n' keyboard, and a screen without your fingers in the way, are what you want for creating things. This includes software, of course, but also more mundane business things like financial spreadsheets, e-mails, and so on. It applies to other creative pursuits such as writing, video editing, and so on.
Basically tablets are reasonably good if you want to consume content. You can read a book, surf the web, etc with ease on a tablet. However when you start to talk creation, they are not as good. They can do in a pinch, but much better to have a real keyboard and larger screen.
What we are actually seeing is not desktops and laptops "dying" but rather maturing. The market is more or less done growing. However that doesn't mean it is going away. The two states are not "growth" and "death". Rather it can be stable.
We've already seen this in things like mainframes. Desktops didn't kill off mainframes. You can still buy them, and people do. There are more of them now then when there were only mainframes. However it is a mature market. There aren't many organizations that want one, and you don't replace them that often. So there's no growth, but it isn't dead by any means.
That's what is happening with desktops. Go in to a business, have a look around, they have not tossed all their computers and started playing with tablets and phones. There is a computer on every desk practically. However, as noted, there is a computer on every desk. They've got their computers. They buy for replacement now largely, not to increase the numbers.
The only people who think desktops/laptops are going to "die" are either kids who just play on their smart phone and don't do productive work with a computer, or idiot tech journalists.
Let us know when they work in the rain
Because administrators by and large are politically conservative
That is suuuuuch a nonsense. Most administrators are former educators. And if some of them not rabid left wingers, that does not automatically make them right wingers. They have to remain level headed and balance priorities within the restrictions within which they operate. That doesn't mean they are out to promote some right-wing agenda. This is such nonsense that I am not even sure this reply was worth making.
It protects you from getting fired for speaking your mind on an issue in your area of specialty.
No, it really doesn't. It was conceived that way, perhaps. But it doesn't serve that function at all in the current system. If what you are saying were true, almost every single professor would have to be tenured. But it's not what tenure is. It's entirely a job-contract status.
This is generally done by the same people who use the term "elites" derisively. There's a culture - often promulgated by Libertarians
C'mon. Really? I'll be generous and assume that you have defended your findings against those who don't understand them too much to make a distinction between them and those who challenge standing on legitimate grounds. But you are unquestionably defending yourself against an attack which hasn't been made in this case.
The fact is, someone who has made significant contributions to their field deserves some job security.
Maybe they do and maybe they don't. But tenure in research (rather than in teaching) exists for the purposes of protecting the scientific inquiry as a process. It doesn't exist (even if it has come to be viewed as existing) for the purposes of rewarding those who advance that process.
It's not that these naysayers have a better system for who deserves tenure
naysayers? Really?? I don't know how to rationally defend against slurs. Nor do I feel like trying.
They don't want anyone to have such protections
What protections? It is the nature of the protection itself that is being discussed rather than who is deserving of it and who is not.
but what system involving human pecking order is
So you do agree that it is a pecking order rather than a protection of the truth-finding process. Welcome to the club.
And the fact is, the attack on professors, tenure, and the scientific elites in general is mostly coming from the corners that are trying to tear down science as an edifice in general.
Nonsense. Pure unadulterated nonsense. It is not an attack on professors. It is not an attack at all. It is an attempt to see what would create a better system for protecting scientific inquiry. You attempt to claim that is only needs to be protected from those outside of the scientific community. And you fail to recognize that it also needs to be protected from the weakness of human nature inside of the community. Orthodoxy is the problem that is being challenged -- not elitism.
Do you have electricity for the computers to use? If so, someone was once able to install wiring. Call that guy to install network wiring.
Tinnitus is no fun in low noise environments as your ears seem to be awash in it. It seems really loud and overbearing, since it is all you hear. That kind of thing happens when you get your hearing tested and you have it (as I do). When they start doing threshold of hearing tests and the sounds they make are really quiet, the tinnitus seems massive and overpowering. Then you take off the headphones and leave the booth and it vanishes.
I wonder what the failure rate would be, there have been a couple of helicopter crashes in the UK recently although there can't be that many helicopters.
If a parcel falls from the sky and lands on your property, do you get to keep it!
It may take few years for Prime Air drones to take to the skies, as the program is still subject to safety and regulatory rules by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration(FAA).
Amazon Prime Air FAQ says, “We hope the FAA’s rules will be in place as early as sometime in 2015. We will be ready at that time”
Few months back an Australian Startup “Flitery” had announced their plan about using Drones to deliver Books."
"Preventing" crimes is not justice. Locking up innocents to "prevent" them from committing crimes is essentially the opposite of justice.
Also, note what they're preventing: "crimes". Not violence or any action that harms anyone. "Crimes" encompasses all manner of disobedience toward authority, regardless of whether that authority is legitimate. Example: Man faces felony charge over trimming shrubs. Not a crime: DEA locks up a student, forgets about him for 4 days with no food or water.