In Washington, red light cameras and school zone speed cameras presume the owner of the vehicle is at fault. Under penalty of law someone can sign an affidavit saying that they were not driving the car at the time of the infraction to get out of it. Not wanting to lie, a cheap hack is to register your spouse's car in your name and vice versa. That way, the registered owner is usually never the driver and the $240 ticket goes away without ever breaking any law.
is that their monthly AWS fees must be ENORMOUS!
Considering that the major change in campaigning strategy over the last 15 years has centered around using statistical techniques to hack an election, this probably is not a bad thing at all. It means that defining a wedge issue and engineering the entire political discourse toward that wedge might have some uncertainty. Maybe the candidates can talk about things that they actually believe.
There are no thermal gradients in hell. If there were, engineers could build a heat engine used to power an air conditioner.
There's an interesting analogy in Stack Exchange, the offshoot of Stack Overflow. While many Stack Exchange sites exist for a wide ranging array of topics (physics, electrical engineering, statistics, parenting, etc.), I've found that the others basically don't work. The questions often don't get answered since the community is way smaller than Stack Overflow, and they are often answered in unhelpful ways with opinions rather than expert suggestions. I think non-engineering tickets would linger for too long, lack widespread adoption, and be 'resolved' with wishy washy opinions.
In short, I don't think it would work! Engineers are a special breed.
You should hire lots of talented foreign workers at lower wages than domestic workers make using short term visas. Then, you can argue that the workers that you've spent the last year training have skills that no domestic workers have and use this to justify permanent work status (green cards). This will take 3-5 years to process, so you will benefit from the cheaper wages for a good amount of time before they are able to jump ship. Finally, rest assured that most big tech companies engage in this practice, so you are very unlikely to be prosecuted for immigration fraud
I've always been surprised by the Beast Quake phenomenon as I wouldn't imagine that fans screaming and stopping would occur at a frequency that resonates with the ground's natural frequency. If someone herw knows something about geology and earthquake harmonics, I'd be interested to hear a better explanation. Is it just that there is one rather large jouncing type event that is felt some distance away or is there a sustained resonance?
I am a strong proponent of running a laptop as a dummy terminal that connects with both a high power desktop and a cluster/server/supercomputer. Various configurations work fine, but I've been happy with the speed/latency of using VNC over a VPN. The only issue comes in high latency (satelite) internet, which various regions of the country are constrained by. The cluster/server/supercomputer interface can either be through a batch scheduler, or SSH or whatever. Further, if the cluster and the high power desktop are co-located, data can be quickly transferred between them or they can both be served by the same data server.
I am personally doing my part to conserve galaxies and I hope that all of you are too. Please, please, please help do your part to conserve this valuable resource before it is too late. Not just for today because it's Universe Day, but for life.
Please have Sony remove all the copyrights on all of their music.
In the interest of due diligence, I must ask whether Mike Daisey is behind this investigation?
I've always felt that the Drake Equation is not worthy of the term 'equation' since its just a simple probabilistic estimate from multiplying a ton of other probabilities and instances together. Consider for instance, the Schrödinger equation, which has a differential formulation that provides solutions to so many physical situations that arise in quantum mechanics, or Maxwell's equations, which explain all of electrodynamics, including light, and were the inspiration for Einstein's theory of special relativity.