Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can
Hmm. I used to leve big gaps in stalled traffic. I can avoid stop and go and then the pole behind get to also. In principle the jam is eliminated. Also consider the case where you need to merge right couple miles out. The guy to my left can see what i am doing and hang on my back bumper screwing the assholes who try to get to the front of the line and so block smooth merges. Now tell me about why assholery is optimal behavior at a group level.
How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?
The SI pros do not approve of this Roman numeral chaining. Really. Of course they are not really happy to have km but at least that is official.
But if i am to be pedantic i should also troll: The largest official SI prefix is Y for 10**24. A YB appears in a couple important public policy issues I follow. Now this is obviously meaning we need a way to talk about kY whatever and so we need to extend the official prefixes.
Alternatively a distance of a Ym is about the size of the visible universe and kYm
Is bigger. Even the idea of distance at a cosmological scale is uncertain. It is difficult to believe Congress has a feel for that sort of magnitude.
So guys, what shall we fix?
Amazon's eBook Math
Historically book publishers sold paper. The content was sort of a loss leader. You can *feel* the disruption in the Force from ebooks.
You might want to identify publishers who are other than paper pushers historically. Baen and Beacon come to my mind.
Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?
Duh. Nothing out there you like? Business opportunity.
Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be
People get their asses kissed for writing books filled with this sort of trollish use of logical thought experiments. This fellow actually picks practical public policy issues that are in the news and invites close reasoning. Worse sometimes he does real stuff. He needs a regular column.
It seems odd to me that someone would think a fiction writer is necessarily doing an autobiography and even if the writer says he is that this is true.
MIT Combines Carbon Foam and Graphite Flakes For Efficient Solar Steam Generati
The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry
Curious. I expect men kill more women than visa versa. And I thought the reference was to evolutionary pressure. But if the woman developeress gets industry wide 86'd ....
Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'
I should pay for sex? I should pay so the cops do not beat me? Why are you complaining about complainers on slash. If you are a premium subscriber maybe you should talk to admin.
Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine
After you strip away all the layers of false flags here you may find a mirror. Grow up a bit.
Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water
My state of Oregon is fully in drought. California is in extreme drought. Pretty much all the west has been in drought in a more general way for over a century.
Now in California if you have 100 year water rights then you might own water you can sell privately. Since the public sources are no longer there for many uses then buying on the spot market might make sense. The spot hit $2200 acre foot recently. You can play with this and see that this might be 250 1000 gallon units untreated. So i guess this Texas town is maybe paying $200 for an acre foot and this treated. These numbers are pretty much just in my head approximations and you can recalculate as needed.
California if this this goes on will be in a humanitarian crisis in 18 months. If so, you may be affected. You might want to support what this Texas city did after making the scat jokes. Or maybe shut down high water use export industries. When we ship a pound of beef out of country, how much water is effectively being shipped with it?
The Disappearing Universe
As you wish. But when i was a kiddie interstellar space was God's quaratine. Now it is red shift.
The Disappearing Universe
Send a bunch of entangled matter out by slow ship every direction. Fix openssl. Then since the entangled matter will have by then reached everywhere just step across instantly. There are scientifically meaningless questions about soul data density though.
Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers
Famous quote by the head of us intelligence regarding spying on Kaiser et all
gentlemen do not read other gentlemen mail
5-Year-Old Linux Kernel Bug Fixed
Openbsd defines any potential security issue as a bug. Emphasis potential. The interesting actual exploits these days are sometimes 15 unexploitable glitches strung together.
The Linux kernel is oriented towards supporting all the cutting edge hardware. This is not going to make security very practical. Openbsd is, ah, stodgy. But what openbsd brags on is "no remote holes in the default install" not "no local exploits".
I think that Linus cannot fix this sort of issue. Theo could take lessons from Linus on nasty around systemd but Linus has not been consistently nasty and I think it too late.
Send Theo money.
Nintendo Apologizes For Not Allowing Same-Sex Relationships In Life Sim Game
Curiously it is illegal in North Carolina to perform a same sex marriage ceremony simulation. Sure, you cannot get the government paperwork and everyone knows this but a minister doing the deed anyway is a criminal. So the government is being sued on 1st amendment religious freedom grounds by churches and ministers. You were saying?
Setback For Small Nuclear Reactors: B&W Cuts mPower Funding
I live not far from Corvallis Oregon. Off the top of my head I think DOE just announced big awards in SMR. But not to the people who are crying in the story.
Around here we name our streets Gaia and hate nukes. And some locals picked up a quarter billion from DOE for SMR The first one will be in Montana.
Story might not be complete.
Anonymous's Latest Target: Boston Children's Hospital
As it happens I am fine blaming the victim. But maybe blame is sort of something a dumb ass does. But that suggests that if you learned to blame yourself for what happened to the victim then you might end up less a dumb ass. As far as our standardized victim she should blame herself for not seeing how you set her up. After getting over that, she should recognize that you the dumb ass are not going to be helpful and the only one who will help her situation is herself. At this point we have a nice Hobbsian utopia.
How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off
I followed your link and it becomes self-referencing. Further the precision of equality is "about". And the Mohr scale is extremely non-linear. But the Mohr scale is also an operationally defined scale. So there is little need to argue. What scratches what? So why is there not a good cite? Probably because the operation is not reliable on these materials. Thus the equality is ambiguous. Now i do not know anything. All i did was follow your link a bit and be a little thoughtful. I am sure you being a thoughtful person have already consider all this and found it to be dismissable.
Ask Slashdot: How To Handle Unfixed Linux Accessibility Bugs?
A use able box and a ssh link to target? Maybe switch to something besides Linux like one of the bsd or a derivative like OSX. Try a high end cell? Play nice with Theo and crew who get really offended about bugs. You might be able to do a good bug report and have a fix the next day and after testing it would be pushed upstream. Then you might be able to use the next Linux release. Of course the fix would require you to apply the fix.
Homeopathic Remedies Recalled For Containing Real Medicine
Placebo work very nicely even when you tell the patient it is a sugar pill and mark the pill bottle as placebo. Further it is likely to better than perscription drugs for many values of better. The is well tested in reasonable studies but for some reason there is not a lot of money for big studies Watch out for the Whoosh there. This is all nice scientism except there is not a nice reductionist explanation.
Here is a fun one to inflame all. When I had a nice little chronic pain opiate addiction I notice some claims about acupuncture and an actual cite. The cite supported the claim. But it turned out that one of the controls was sticking needles in randomly instead of doing it correctly. Correct was a bit better than opiates. Random was twice as good. Smallish sample size. Never repeated as best I know.
The problem with the story is two fold:
overusing antibiotics but in the US we lost that battle a long while ago and we will be lucky to have any left that work relatively soon. So this company might be doing a big potential plus.
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