But what do I know?
As to my absence I've been a bit overwhelmed by work stuff, sorry about that, it's no excuse
Shouldn't it be: "Can NASA's Gryphon-X Projec Have Anything To Do With What NASA is Supposed To Be Doing?"
America needs to once again put Americans first
Which, of course, Trump will not do. Trump puts Trump first, last, and always. When he even bothers to lie about it it's so transparent as to be pathetic.
It's mostly because if the cabbie drives faster (and less safely) he can make more fares, and more money. The purpose of proposing that buses drive less safely is to speed up the schedule, which doesn't get the bus driver paid more and normally the bus driver doesn't get to define his schedule anyways.
Is anyone compiling a list of new cars you can get without this crap in them?
Both of them.
I think good-quality Velcro should last as least as long as a shoelace before it breaks--but replacing the Velcro is much more difficult.
You've invented the loafer!
Go is rather simple compared to other problems like image recognition
Not really. When looked at naively, the problem space seems much larger in image recognition, but there are algorithms to drastically simplify things in IR, while such things are very scarce on the ground for Go.
My serious question is: what is to prevent individual researchers from just publishing what they have as a PDF or WordPress article on a random site on the Internet?
The main problem is not that there are rules against it, but simply that if you don't publish in an accepted, refereed journal--it doesn't count. Nobody will read you, nobody will cite you, and most of all you won't get any credit for being published, without which a research scientist has no career, and probably no job.
To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton