Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven
If I want a steak like a steakhouse, I want 800C
640C should be enough for anyone.
Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries
‘Britain’ is not a country.
CERN's Particle Smashers List Their Toughest Tech Challenges
Some numbers about the computing power at the CERN computing center (July 2013):
Number of machines: 17,000 processors with 85,000 cores (Source)
All physics computing is done using the Linux operating system and commodity PC hardware. There are few Solaris server machines as well, especially for databases (Oracle).
And Yes, it can run Crysis.
Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards
You are using a contrived example to "prove" your point by taking a trivial problem and taking the most absurd route possible to solve it. The "Common Core" method (which, by the way, is the method that most people will use intuitively) is used to reduce the complexity of nontrivial problems, not to make a mockery of the trivial ones.
By way of example, what's 426 - 298? Well...
298 + 2 = 300
300 + 100 = 400
400 + 26 = 426
And now... drumroll please... 100 + 26 + 2 = 128.
And you and I both know that if you had faced this problem in the real world that this is exactly how you would have solved it. You probably wouldn't have drawn a box or any such nonsense, but you would have reduced it to manageable chunks like that because that's the sensible way to solve it.
Sorry to have rained on your common core bashing session.
I really don’t get what that crap above is about, but doing it in my head I just took off 300 and added 2.
So you might think you know how I would do that problem, but you’re wrong.
SanDisk Announces 4TB SSD, Plans For 8TB Next Year
Fundamentally, why are swap and hibernation in separate files? Hibernation is just swapping everything out, as if the computer temporarily had 0 RAM.
Because that way you can get back to having a responding computer in a reasonable time, since it can just do a sequential read to put the working set back into memory. Also, because kernel needs to write its normally non-swappable state somewhere - what processes are running, what files are open, what virtual memory space and address do the pages in the swap file belong to, what interrupt handles are installed, etc.
Plus your OS may actually have swapped out some memory and to to get to exactly the same state will need to access that swap file content. So overwriting with RAM contents is going to create potentially an unstable system state.
Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps
They forgot to list apathy.
They could’t be bothered.
Jack A. Kinzler, Savior of the Skylab Mission, Dies At 94
Never forget the importance of capitals.
I had to help my uncle Jack off a horse once.
UAE Clerics' Fatwa Forbids Muslims From Traveling To Mars
Social isolation and physical confinement played a part as well.
I don't believe any successful European settlement of North America began with a base as small as twenty. I expect alcohol would become a problem. I expect suicide would become a problem.
Alcohol won’t be a problem. Someone will open a Mars bar.
The Human Body May Not Be Cut Out For Space
They’ll have to change the shirts from blue to red.
Kentucky: Programming Language = Foreign Language
If you live in a state with abbreviation KY, you deserve to get shafted.
However, anything that promotes the use of computer science and technology to students who are crap at languages (like I was) cannot be that bad.
Online Streaming As Profitable As TV, Disc Sales By Charging Just a $15 Flat Fee
If movie producers got a flat, monthly paycheque, there would be zero incentive to make *good* movies.
Or new ones.
US Lab Developing Technology For Space Traffic Control
a series of six images over a 60-hour period taken from a ground-based satellite
I wonder what a "ground-based satellite" satellite is. Do they meant a telescope?
It’s a geostationary object at an altitude of 0 km.
You know, like a brick.
Ampere Could Be Redefined After Experiments Track Single Electrons Crossing Chip
Is that a European or African duck?
Oops, wrong sketch...
Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights
The UK has somewhat different customs in this area (and possibly different laws). I recall reading a comment a few months ago from someone in the UK talking about how many more cars get through a green light in the UK than the US because the UK drivers are all ready to start moving as soon as the light is green, rather than waiting for the car in front of them to move before taking their foot off the brake. It is perhaps unwise, but if that's the habit, it's more understandable.
No, it's because in the US the light sequence is Red -> Green, in the UK it's Red -> Red+Yellow -> Green so the drivers are reacting faster and skewing the stats.
In fact most are moving on the Red+Yellow part of the sequence.
Security Researcher Makes His Point By Hacking Into Zuckerberg's Facebook Page
Either way, what the researcher did was IMO wholly appropriate.
Yes but he's probably going to jail for it.