Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday
What happens when you plug in a projector?
This is not a workable heuristic because resolution is not an invariant.
Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores
That's about the 70th percentile for household income (thus, a higher percentile for individual income). A median average US household makes around $50k, and a mean average US household makes around $60k, the 20% difference reflecting considerable skew from very high income households. That is household income, not individual salary, and most married Americans are dual-income (I couldn't find stats specifically on unmarried but living together, but I would guess that's even more likely to be dual-income than married), so a typical US salary is considerably under 70k.
There might be a language barrier issue here. The term "X figure" talks about the number of digits of dollars (excluding everything past the decimal) over the course of a year. A mathematically inclined person might rephrase that as saying it's "on the order of 10^X dollars". So a 6k figure job is a job that pays massively more than a googol of dollars.
You have assumed (reasonably, IMO) that he meant 6000 dollars per month. It's just not what he actually said.
Mixing Agile With Waterfall For Code Quality
Very short feedback loop and adaptation cycle
A common characteristic of agile development are daily status meetings or "stand-ups", e.g. Daily Scrum (Meeting). In a brief session, team members report to each other what they did the previous day, what they intend to do today, and what their roadblocks are.
Can you tell us the one true agile that doesn't have lots and lots of meetings? In my experience, Waterfall frontloads a few megameetings, whereas Agile backloads them in nickels and dimes.
White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"
Even with massive improvements to propulsion, you would want a near-closed-system. The Antarctica station is kind of what you're talking about, but it's a huge stretch to say we have civilization on Antarctica, and that's a situation where we have much much much better propulsive technologies relative to the distances involved. I'm going to define "
Also, it's not entirely clear what the Martians are going to sell to the Earthlings, but they'll be a captive audience for Earth's food monopoly if they can't sustain themselves (for example). Note that it has to be worth more than the energy cost of sending that food -- no matter how good our propulsive technologies get, there's a fixed lower bound on the energy requirements to leave Earth orbit.
I think anything short of an actual teleporter means that an interplanetary/inter...lunarary(?) civilization will need to be able to support itself as a closed system indefinitely, or at least for a matter of decades. This is assuming we don't download our consciousness to robots, or consider AI robots part of our civilization, or something bizarre like that -- in other words, it assumes that civilization means a permanent, multigenerational settlement of flesh-and-blood human beings that can live their entire lives without ever going to Earth.
Scientists Find Rats Aren't Smarter Than Mice, and That's Important
I'm pretty sure the motor control nerves also serve as signal amplifiers, so you don't need more brain cells to drive a larger muscle.
Not necessarily. I can easily imagine larger creatures needing finer motor control compared to their size (note that large humans are often described as "clumsy" and small humans as "graceful"). In a similar vein, I know one proposed theory about why humans are so much weaker than chimpanzees is because we dedicate way more brainpower to fine motor control (one source: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/...).
Tech Workers Oppose Settlement They Reached In Silicon Valley Hiring Case
The crime is that their employees' wages were artificially reduced. You want to respond by further reducing those wages to 0?
Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior In Female Mice
It might be closer to satire but it's not satire, it's primarily intended to elicit negative reactions. I would disagree with a definition of trolling that says that enlightenment is part of the intent.
As for patent troll, I think that's a separate derivation; it's not really the same word. Internet trolling is like fishing-trolling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T..., and we get a troll as "someone who trolls". Perhaps instead it should be angler.
Patent troll is like mythological trolls that live under bridges and collect tolls: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...
A Critical Look At Walter "Scorpion" O'Brien
The Da Vinci code famously includes the line:
FACT:... All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate.
They were not accurate.
I think the difference is, I get the impression that this Scorpion guy believes his own bullshit to a degree.
What Will It Take To Run a 2-Hour Marathon?
That's generally an American regionalism, that comes about mainly because it's not easy to do what we did in the pre-print era and stick both the quote superscript and the punctuation subscript in the same "slot".
Why the Trolls Will Always Win
In this spirit of good faith, I have since discovered that the 25 year sentence was, thankfully, a hoax:
Why the Trolls Will Always Win
Winning a discussion doesn't mean you actually effect change.
Why the Trolls Will Always Win
It's self-preservation when you call the cops. Vengeance doesn't necessarily have to be a motivation, even if it is a result.
Why the Trolls Will Always Win
I have literally never been called a cheating bastard in my life. The only times men are called cheating bastards are if they are suspected of cheating on their partners (albeit "cheating" and "suspected" can be defined liberally in some extreme edge cases). No, it's not the same as whore. There really isn't a "the same as whore" (there also isn't the a "the same as womanizer", which I would say is a little closer to a parallel).
If you're not a sexist asshole, then why are you throwing in with the assholes? For the sake of argument, I'll assume you're white. When we say the kkk is racist, we aren't saying all white people are racist. Even when we point out the kkk guy is white, we're not calling you a member of the kkk.
When you point out that there are men abusing women, nobody has said that you are abusing women. It's a composition fallacy. If it's not about you, then it's not about you. The burned of responsibility wasn't shifted to the gender in the first place.
-- And yes, I fully admit that there are people who will wield the composition fallacy as a weapon. Just as there are people who will blame all Christians for abortion clinic bombings or all Muslims for 9/11, they are all blithering morons. But if I point out that the KKK or abortion clinic bombers are Christian terrorists, you waste everybody's time by jumping in and saying you are tired of your little small-town Church being blamed for murders and racism. If it's not you, it's not you; move along.
Why the Trolls Will Always Win
It's true that men tend to under-report. But now that evidence has been presented, it's incumbent upon *you* to provide evidence that these factors are sufficient to account for the difference.
Calling a person "slut" for example would not necessarily be considered abuse by the male, and would more likely be considered abuse by the female.
...That doesn't even seem unreasonable to me, considering that a female is much more likely to be called a slut in an abusive manner. You can't draw a parallel statement there. Context is important.
I bet men will take a threat like "I'll chip your dick off with this ginsu knife" -- from a person holding a ginsu knife menacingly -- more seriously than women. I do not have statistics to back this up, but I will not take seriously anybody who asserts otherwise without a very good reason. You have to know your audience if you want to make an idle threat in good fun.
While you go pull more made up numbers to back your tangent, nothing gets done to resolve the real issue.
They weren't made-up numbers, he cited his sources.
Lastly, as I stated above, this whole argument is a tangent to the real issue which is "Trolling" or "Abuse".
No, not completely. There are two relevant aspects:
First, if victims are disproportionately in some class or another, that's important in figuring out how to address the problem. This is Amdahl's law. It may prove productive to spend effort reducing 70% of abuse by 50% (net: 35% reduction in abuse), compared to spending the same effort reducing 100% of the abuse by 10%.
Second, if class status is used as a weapon (even if it had literally no role in choosing a target), it's still useful to know. You yourself were citing that women are more likely to perceive words like "slut" as abuse than men are. Perhaps you're right and the problem is a big misunderstanding. A potential solution, then, is to educate people on how their words, intended as non-threatening, can be taken as threatening when seen from another perspective. That's sort of what happened in the case cited above with swatting -- that case didn't involve sexism or anything like that, but it's similar in that the kid that seemed to genuinely not understand the full consequences of his actions. Which doesn't excuse them. But that's why I think the 25 years he was sentenced to was excessive -- I tend to suspect that a month in jail would be more than enough to ensure he would *never* do that again and fully integrate an understanding of consequences into his psyche (even a week would probably do it); 25 years can only be justified as "sending a message" by pulling in another round of media coverage, which is a form of education, even if it is IMO unjust.
2014 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay
I'd be wary of the term "sexist against". The purpose of ladies' night is to increase the pool of women that straight men can hit on by providing women an incentive. Somewhat more sinisterly, those women are able to consume more alcohol so their judgement is also likely to be more impaired on average.
So it's not really against men or against women, it's more complicated than that.
It is sexist though, and it's not actually universally legal.
FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading
Your prize is the slightly higher income.
Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices
That article cites a vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline that started human trials on September 2nd, and also mentioned the Public Health Agency of Canada vaccine. These aren't hypothetical. They are untested, but not hypothetical.
Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal
Why are people pretending not to understand what they're talking about?
Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers
there writing a "rule" down on a piece of paper is not going to have a measurable effect on whether I crash or not in a given period.
Citation needed. Writing a rule down on a piece of paper leads to enforcement of such rules, and enforcement of such rules typically leads to people avoiding breaking those rules *even if they disagree with the rule and are only trying not to get caught*. If the rule happens to promote safety, then it would be expected that writing that rule on that legal piece of paper could promote safety.
For a non-safety-related case, you could just walk around in Seattle after the first legal pot shops opened and smell the Marijuana everywhere in a way you didn't the previous week. Some of that was just excitement about a change, to be sure.
Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job
Given that "citizenship" and "national origin" are protected classes, the only people who are not in a protected class are by definition American-born American citizens, who still obviously have legally-encoded special rights in the United States eg. hiring Americans preferentially to via workers. So even they are "protected" in a sense -- we can fairly say that everybody is in a quasiprotected class.
So in any organization that has international employees, basically everybody is in a quasi-protected class, and therefore the documentation requirements are incumbent upon everybody.
Of course another aspect of this is that, with frequency that may surprise you, people will say out loud with witnesses, or in writing, or whatever, that they are letting somebody go for one of those reasons that is explicitly illegal. That sort of statement makes it an open-and-shut case.
Your.Master has no journal entries.