Between Atoms and the AMD G-series SoCs, it was a bit of a slaughter.
Including people like my parents who don't even own mobile phones?
Fine and good. Now, let's look at outcomes before we get all wound up about it. The DaVinci experience should lead one to perhaps hit the pause button. Hundreds of these nice, expensive machines were sold. At least in the US, Medicare allows an additional payment for robotic surgery (wonder why?). Yes, DaVinci is supposed to be tracking outcomes and costs but it has been very, very slow at publishing them. The earlier studies didn't show much of an improvement.
There are lots of shiny new tech inventions in medicine that seem cool, ground breaking even and turn out to be not terribly useful.
It may well turn out for the better, but it is anything but clear that this is the case. And you wonder why medical costs are what they are.
Thank you. This points out the problem with PR releases (and Slashdot 'editors' and the entire 'journalism' echo chamber. TFA will get picked up by Reuters, Google, Yahoo (well, that was last year) and Bingo. It will filter to thousands of blog sites, get picked up by the search engines again and echo back and forth. Pretty soon somebody is going to actually believe it.
Thank His (Her?) Noodliness we have Slashdot!
It's only 'gold standard' if your standard is that you need more gold. Yes, it's becoming more common. Yes, it is quite a bit more expensive. No, it is not at all clear that it is any better. USA! USA! USA!
Screw your "regardless." Honest people wouldn't have taken it. Same as I should be able to leave my doors unlocked and not have strangers walk into my home and take stuff.
Yeah, and the world should be full of unicorns that poop gummydrops. However, here in the real world, if you leave your doors unlocked and something gets stolen, I, and every other reasonable person on the planet, will call you an idiot (because that is an idiotic thing to do). Not that you are the one to blame for the crime. That's not what's happening in any of those cases (well, there are a few people who really do blame the victim, but they're also idiots). No, you'd be an idiot because you failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent yourself from becoming a victim.
Housing prices in the bay area are insanely high, due to the hostility of the local governments to new construction and rental conversion. The supply is absurdly restricted.
"August 4, 1997, and it began to learn at a geometric rate. At 2:14 a.m., EDT, on August 29, it gained artificial consciousness, and the panicking operators, realizing the full extent of its capabilities, tried to deactivate it."
Yeah, well, the movie was a bit ahead of its time.....
No, we did.
unauthorized access to a computer system
It's his computer. I don't see how the access can be unauthorized.
Then you don't know as nearly as much mathematics as you think you do, Herr Gödel.
I welcome your instructions on how to ring people's telephones in other countries while I'm myself travelling internationally without using either a telephone or Skype to do this, at a cost comparable to what I'd spend using SkypeOut. Preferably legally. Thanks.
"[In] good faith" has nothing to do with religion. But you quite possibly knew that already and were merely trolling.
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