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Here's an analysis performed by Mark Drela of MIT (http://web.mit.edu/aeroastro/people/drela.html)
Mazda Claims 70 mpg For New Engine, No Hybrid Needed
You're talking about the 2011 Mazda2, not the Mazda2 with the "SKYACTIV-G engine." While the 70mpg is high, because it is on the "Japanese cycle," it will likely hit the mid 40s under the EPA standards.
The NY Times clarified this point on their blog
Grad Student Looking To Contribute To Open Source
Finish your degree as fast as possible. You don't want to burn any extra enthusiasm on anything that won't get you out of school. As it is, you will need every last drop.
Also, read this article: "Three Books For Surviving Graduate School," at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125856586
It's a piece by the author of this book: Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School, http://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Your-Stupid-Decision-School/dp/0307589447
GE Closes Last US Light Bulb Factory
I remember this article last year
"When Congress passed a new energy law two years ago, obituaries were written for the incandescent light bulb. The law set tough efficiency standards, due to take effect in 2012(?), that no traditional incandescent bulb on the market could meet, and a century-old technology that helped create the modern world seemed to be doomed."
"But as it turns out, the obituaries were premature." ...
"The incandescent bulb is turning into a case study of the way government mandates can spur innovation."
"There's a massive misperception that incandescents are going away quickly," said Chris Calwell, a researcher with Ecos Consulting who studies the bulb market. "There have been more incandescent innovations in the last three years than in the last two decades."
So it would seem that GE just doesn't want to invest in the US and instead make the same crap it's already making more cheaply in China.
Inside Apple's Anechoic Testing Chambers
A lot of oscilloscopes run Windows.
Visual Network Simulator To Teach Basic Networking?
We used a Stanford project called Clack in my Networking and Internet Protocols class. We could setup virtual networks and visualize traffic. The meat was implementing a virtual router in software and using that to route traffic in the virtual network.
Part of the Virtual Network System
Hollywood Nervous About Kagan's Fair Use Views
Elena Kagan doesn't run the Justice Department, Attorney General Eric Holder does.
What Every Programmer Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic
I think the original poster was referring to this piece by the father of floating point, William Kahan, and Joe Darcy
"How Java's Floating-Point Hurts Everyone Everywhere"
Apple To Shut Down Lala On May 31
Nope. Just checked, they are no longer selling web songs. So it's just $0.89 MP3s until 5/31.
C Programming Language Back At Number 1
Probably Pascal and assembly.
Company Sued, Loses For Not Using Patented Tech
There is a lot of hype about the McDonalds' scalding coffee case. No
one is in favor of frivolous cases of outlandish results; however, it is
important to understand some points that were not reported in most of
the stories about the case. McDonalds coffee was not only hot, it was
scalding -- capable of almost instantaneous destruction of skin, flesh
and muscle. Here's the whole story.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita Uses Games To See the Future
Great article last year in the NY Times
ARM Designer Steve Furber On Energy-Efficient Computing
We're not likely to run out soon, it's just going to get expensive.
100 Million-Core Supercomputers Coming By 2018
I believe AMD was the first mass market CPU to include an on-board memory controller.
What Kind of Cloud Computing Project Costs $32M?
I imagine a large portion of that cost are salaries.
Google's "Wave" Blurs Chat, Email, Collaboration Software
This reminds me of a PhD thesis I read about a few years back. Adam Fass' Messyboard
MessyBoard is a networked bulletin board that allows people to share notes, pictures, files and other content. Everyone who looks at a MessyBoard sees exactly the same thing, and all users see changes in real time. It runs as a Java applet inside your web browser, so no software installation is necessary. Text and images from other applications can easily be posted on MessyBoard using drag-and-drop and cut-and-paste. Each board has a URL that is easy to remember, so you can access it from any computer on the Internet.
MessyBoard stores a complete history of all activity, allowing users to go back in time and recover old content simply by clicking on a slider bar.
Coincidentally, Fass now works for Google in WA state.
Virgin American In-Flight Internet Review, From In-Flight
Southwest is testing Wi-Fi on four of its planes now. I was on one on a flight from Las Vegas to Baltimore. They sent me an email the day before telling me that the plane would have wi-fi and that it would be free during this test period.
The speed was fantastic, but I didn't benchmark it. However, I was able to do a video iChat with my wife at home. Didn't try to do any audio, just video.
The big drawback about Southwest is that their planes have no power outlets. Not sure if they're going to add them. But they're aware of the issue.
MD Appellate Ct. Sets "New Standard" For Anonymous Posting
The summary seems to suggest that this is just an appellate decision. The MD Court of Appeals is the state's high court. This is the final word on this case in the state of Maryland.
I Count In
I count in Church Numerals, you insensitive clod
x, f(x), f(f(x)), ah ah ah
Young Employees Pose Increasing Risk to Networks
half admit to installing unauthorized software on their employer's computers. On the upside, the Millenials are more security aware than their older co-workers.
As some other posters have pointed out, this is about age rather than a change in attitude. Millenials believe that they are more security aware, but they're flushing that down the toilet by installing unauthorized software. And by unauthorized I mean those hax0r'd copies of Office and Photoshop. Who knows what keyloggers and other bits and pieces are present in those binary blobs? This sort of attitude sure makes industrial espionage easier.
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