he thinks upto 180% is reasonable
'Better engineered' != 'deserving of patent protection'
A drone-finding unit that combined radar (to detect small airborne objects), with auditory recognition of drone-propeller noise signatures (using microphones distributed over the prison boundary) would be cheap and perform quite well.
The auditory component prevent false positives caused by birds, flying debris, etc.Radar could help detect helium balloon drones, or even the 'ballistic' lobbing of contraband over prison boundaries (either manually, or using catapults). The only thing it'd miss is carrier-pigeons or a new generation of flapping-wing drones in development. However, pigeons are unlikely to land in prison yards. That is, unless a creative prisoner raised pigeons in the prison. Of course, he'd have to arrange to have the pigeons smuggled out or somehow trapped outside so contraband could be 'attached' to them (perhaps by tracking them by radio transmitter foot-band previously smuggled into prison).
The alternative is steel-mesh netting.
Or conscientious prison guards.
You can't bequeath your ITunes account - it goes when you do.
Most of the big digital providers are very clear on the subject of ownership - it doesn’t belong to you. Purchasing electronic media doesn’t give you the same rights as buying the equivalent books, DVDs and CDs - because you’re buying a lifetime licence to use these digital files rather than a hard, tangible asset.
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Er, not really. The real reason is not 'shit happens' but the cozy arrangements that boards and management have put in place; traditions solidified by mutually-beneficial remuneration contracts. Members of the board used to be 'management' in their previous life, and management aim to be board members in the next.
> Here's the thing: dollar-for-dollar, most senior executives are better off quitting ("retiring"),
> unless some divorce, gambling addition or coke habit has eaten away all their savings.
How true, I am not sure. Maybe you are right about older CEOs. But most CEOs are not willing to retire. MBA schools meanwhile, pump out dozens of whippersnappers. With pay differences being huge between CEO and 'CEO-2' levels , there are ample alternatives to highly paid CEOs -- 'cheaper' CEOs (as in the past), governing councils instead of CEOs, co-CEOs, even rotating CEOs. Now to be sure, not all these are good ideas for all companies. But one - 'cheaper CEOs' - for certain is an idea that worked quite well in the decades past.
Not really, you give the toddler a walker. Giving a newbie a modern IDE is akin to giving a toddler a small Ferrari.
Where there is fire, there is smoke. Where there is smoke from an oil well fire, there are carcinogens in the air
Good. My favourite is a human failsafe -- a Russian officer who refused to classify radar anomalies as an American ICBM launches, hence preventing WWIII.
Now I ask - are these really 'great towering achievements'? Or rather, are these just accounts of near-disasters narrowly averted by the failsafes that they sorely needed.
My point is simple - when the incremental risk is out of all proportion to incremental benefit, its best to scrap that technology.
In my book, that includes nuclear power (with the failsafes on offer now), nuclear weapons, and now... 'laser headlights' on cars.
incremental benefit = 30% off on the small fraction of gas which powers headlamps, doubling the range of headlights.
incremental risk: dazzling other drivers, blinding accidents (when lenses break), ubiquitous availability of technology that can be used to permanently blind large crowds of people
The sun doesn't tailgate you at night.
What a stupid riposte to a cool new technology.
Repeat that to the first person blinded by these headlights.
The dangers of this have aready been taken into consideration, being a lot of safeguards and cut offs that fail safe.
Hmmm... Fukushima, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island. Your turn now -- tell me three great towering achievements of "safeguards and cutoffs that fail safe."
Your response has been used against anything possibly dangerous that has ever existed or been created. You must be a conservative.
Pleased to meet you! You must the laissez-faire capitalist.
And besides all this... I'm tired of all the rich kids with ultra-bright headlights making it unsafe for the rest of us to drive at night.
For the Audi system:
"The lighting system works by using a blue laser beam to back-light a yellow phosphorous crystal lens;"
And what happens in an accident... when the lens is smashed open, when the blue laser beam accidentally shines into a first responder's eyes?
This is an accident waiting to happen.
And people had been trying to build better buildings, keep secrets more secure, create deadlier weapons, for millennia, not just 60 years. There are have been a bunch of great and beautiful (and ugly) solutions found all through this time.
Yes, there are benefits unique to text representation.
But if you look at the context, I'm not arguing against the written word (see note here: "Perhaps, a printed executive summary of bullet points in your hand.")
I'm saying is text is just _one_ mode of interaction - it shouldn't be the only one. Effective multi-mode interaction is always better than single mode. We are full-spectrum creatures.