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Comment Re:seems cheap (Score 2) 138

considering the scale of this project I am surprised the cost is only US$272 million, has technology to do this advanced that far or are the Norwegians just very efficient. hell a lot of large buildings cost considerable more than this

The ore mined as part of building the tunnel is expected to defray some of the cost.

Comment Re:The Discrimination is about wages, not age (Score 1) 207

So you're publicly admitting to engaging in illegal age discrimination. More than that, you're strongly implying that you wouldn't hire anyone in a "protected class". You'd better hope applicants for one of your jobs won't find this message, or you'll quickly find that *every single person* in a protected class who has ever applied for a job with you has a strong legal case against you.

If you even are an employer and not just delusional like I suspect.

Comment This is awesome (Score 2, Interesting) 103

I can't wait until you get technology like this combined with eye tracking to decide on-the-fly what parts of your VR experience are the most visually important and can optimize rendering accordingly.

On of my main pet peeves with current VR is that I can't see why you'd need to render at full resolution outside of the eye's focus area, which should make it possible to massively reduce the rendering required to get amazing quality.

If you can also optimize by using machine learning to decide which areas are perceptually important that should make it possible to focus your processing resources even better on the parts that matter for the visual experience.

Submission + - Crash: how automation is setting us up for disaster (theguardian.com)

Esteanil writes: We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills?

When a sleepy Marc Dubois walked into the cockpit of his own aeroplane, he was confronted with a scene of confusion. The plane was shaking so violently that it was hard to read the instruments. An alarm was alternating between a chirruping trill and an automated voice: “STALL STALL STALL.” [...] “We completely lost control of the aeroplane, and we don’t understand anything! We tried everything!”

The crew were, in fact, in control of the aeroplane. One simple course of action could have ended the crisis they were facing, and they had not tried it. But David Robert was right on one count: he didn’t understand what was happening.

Comment Re:Give some protection to Combetta (Score 1) 382

This is getting as bad as the birthers. Which Trump says Clinton started, the gaslighting asshole.

Clinton did start it. Even far-left magazines and newspapers who aren't in the tank for Clinton can trace how Clinton ops in 2008, told investigative reporters that they should look into it. And many actually did, going as far as sending investigative teams to look into it. It was one of her campaign strategies.

None of these links say anything about Clinton starting anything of the sort.

Comment Re: That'll to be one to avoid PRICE HIKES on then (Score 4, Insightful) 157

* license fees not included. All computers connecting to the cloud must be separately licensed. Unlicensed connectees will be charged to site owner at a 600% penalty. Any use of competing cloud services incur license fees for all computers operating in or connecting to the entirety of said cloud service, charged to site owner.
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