Kids are smart, very smart. She's heard daddy telling Alexa to get something, probably many times, so she repeats that process. Once Alexa responds with a list of dollhouses, it's not difficult to say "buy the first one" and have it finish the order process.
And nowhere in the article does it say that the anchor's words ordered dollhouses, only that it tried to order dollhouses. It also probably caused Alexa to respond with the list of dollhouses, but most people would regard that as trying to order something. It doesn't have to actually result in a finalized order to be called trying to order.
And +1000 for using the PIN, very disconcerting to wake up in the morning to find a drunk forum post, how much more so if you find a drunk order for 2000 inflatable Heidi Klum dolls.
Link to a scientific paper published last June with a decent set of arguments as to why it is more likely an impact crater than other types of geological formation. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273313440_The_Wilkes_Land_Anomaly_revisited
Depends where the Echo is, if it's in the bedroom, then your point applies, if it's in the kitchen or living rooms, less so.
Windows Media Player is still there in 10, it was the 10 foot Windows Media Center that was removed along with the ability for Windows to play DVD's out of the box, unless you upgraded from Professional or Ultimate and got lucky with their limited-time offer of a free player.
Until then, it's a bullshit pipe dream for people who are incapable of doing math or understanding the materials requirements for building actual roads.
So what is Colas then? Chopped liver? One of the largest civil engineering companies that have specialized in road and race track construction for 88 years now, surely they can't have any idea what goes into building a road and how to improve it? </sarcasm>
I got the technical reasoning for the arm design and the stereo cameras, but the head feels unnecessarily restrictive to me. It precludes the added utility of independently steerable cameras or adjusting the distance between cameras to get an exaggerated binocular vision which can be useful for certain retrieval and manipulation operations.
I guess I always tend to think that humanoid robots are trying to do something the more difficult way than one that is built more along the functional requirements. Like using a three axis arm instead of a more flexible segmented snake that could reach into impossibly twisty gaps.
This is just a dual arm AUV that they built the 3D camera mounts to look like a head.
The same functionality can be done without making it look humanoid, so what is the attraction for manufacturers to do so? It probably adds extra cost to the project for no appreciable gain.
Like most of the rest of us, you can choose to understand he made a mistake, correct the mistake in your mental context and continue on with the rest of the post you have acknowledged as insightful rather than denigrate the value of the individual based on an incorrect term which may well have been auto-corrected by his device.
By all means make a post to provide the correct terminology, but why tear into the writer about it? Why does a single word that is obviously close to the correct one make such a difference to the value of his argument?
Considering the unanimous passing in the Senate, he'd have to do it by executive order as he'd need a majority in the House and the Senate to pass a repeal bill otherwise. Even then there's enough support around for Congress to pass it again and override a veto attempt.
Well-off in South Africa in the 1980s was probably close to $40000 a year gross salary, I doubt he had the million dollars given to him to start off like Trump was.
And he moved to Canada with his mother just after finishing high school in 1989. Back then foreign exchange controls stopped you from taking more than $15000 with you when you left. If you had that.
He certainly weren't no Arjen Rudd or Pieter Vorstedt. I would grant that those were rather accurate representations of our politicians at the time, just not the rest of us.
Besides your exclusion of relativistic mass increases, you are also assuming that more power isn't required as the drive accelerates. Marketing claims aside, nothing in the static testing so far indicates that, it will only show up when the drive actually continually accelerates something in a test. Acceleration without expelled reaction mass doesn't equal a violation of E=MC^2, it just means the opposite force is coming from something that isn't being expelled by the drive. What it is, is unknown now, but my guess will turn out to be something already predicted by physics.
With F=MA and E=MC^2, no matter what the source of the acceleration force, the accelerated object will start experiencing mass increasing effects and we will have to increase the thrust to maintain the same acceleration, requiring an increase in energy fed into the drive. The EM drive clearly shows a direct correlation between power input and thrust.
If your argument was valid physics, it would apply to all lower power drives including ion thrusters capable of long term acceleration. Hell, the drives on Dawn generate 80 times the thrust force for 10 times the energy of the EM drive. If anything this thing is more inefficient than the NSTAR drives.
Part of the user discussion on the article is about whether the licenses are for concurrent users or installations.
Now the software uses a central Flexnet licensing server and that supports a license pool and concurrent users. It depends on the terms of the license, but if the Flexnet allows an instance to start, then by my definition, that instance is licensed.
At the moment the spacecraft need data fed to them from Earth about their position and that takes time because of the speed of light.
With this system, the spacecraft itself can calculate its position using the pulsars as if they were GPS satellites. So no delay caused by the comms to and from Earth.
Maybe Computer Science should be in the College of Theology. -- R. S. Barton