French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review
Nous condamnons par faible éloge.
Electric Stimulation Could Help You Control Your Dreams
Units and laymen...
An interview on the radio a few minutes ago mentioned "a community windmill that produces 5MWh."
I assume said windmill probably generates 10 rotations and rotates hundreds of amps.
Average American Cable Subscriber Gets 189 Channels and Views 17
"Shit to choose from" more accurately describes the offering than "nothing on."
Scientists Study Permian Mass Extinction Event As Lesson For 21st Century
Actually, it took 32768 years. Then its short int turned negative and killed the dinosaurs.
BT and Alcatel-Lucent Record Real-World Fibre Optic Speed of 1.4Tbps In the UK
There may be applications for that kind of storage with a unique capacity/throughput/latency combination.
If I Had a Hammer
Funny, my arch-enemy, that we share another interest but AFAIK it has been done successfully, so we disagree - again.
Want a FPGA Board For Your Raspberry Pi Or Beagle Bone?
If you want a smaller form factor than the ZED board, there is MicroZED.
Be advised that working with Xilinx tools, be it ISE/Planahead or Vivado, redefines frustration to a whole new level. While the actual Zynq hardware is decent, the development tools are a bl*ed s*g p*e of s*t full of bugs and undocumented 'gotchas' that chews for hours before throwing up a diarrhea of incomprehensible error messages and/or generate an unworkable result.
Xilinx support is laughable, you will at best find very cryptic hinglish that may or may not be related to your problem but certainly does not do the needful.
Make sure to charge by the hour when contracting, or when you're in the other seat, take out a big liability insurance against workers going postal or suing you for mental abuse.
Crassly stated, but there's a ring to it.
Want a FPGA Board For Your Raspberry Pi Or Beagle Bone?
given xilinx's history in the past, whats the toolchain situation?
in the past i've had to deal with license servers, multi-thousand dollar licenses, being locked into windows,
having to reverse engineer internal formats because the tools wouldn't work for me, having day-long
synthesis/test cycles because their routing was so abysmal, etc
admittedly I'm an old fuck, so thing may have changed
i scanned the page, but they dont seem to say a single thing about tools.
what the situation?
No that much has changed. The good is that there are free Webpack editions for certain chips. The overwhelming bad is that the long cycles and the unexplainable bugs are still there. It's easy to lose 50K$ on needlessly wasted engineering time over the course of a single project.
US Light Bulb Phase-Out's Next Step Begins Next Month
I thought the whole point of becoming a politician was it doesn't carry the social stigma of being a prostitute.
Isn't it the other way round ?
Chinese Lunar Probe Lands Successfully
Five of the nine Ranger missions successfully impacted the moon
Does that mean that four of them missed?
No, the other four impacted unsuccessfully.
8 US States Pushing For 3.3 Million Electric Cars
10 m2 * 150 W/m2 * 8 h/day / (150 Wh/km) = 80 km/day. (*)
That covers the average commute quite nicely some of the time. In winter or inclement weather, not so much.
Still, the smugness of travelling gratis - abstracting investments - is seducing.
(*) Conversion to other units, including but not limited to BTU, miles (your pick), square feet and 1/32nds of a fortnight left as an exercise for the reader.
German Scientists Achieve Record 100Gbps Via Wireless Data Link
Expressing proper units and dimensions seem to be difficult for the layman, the press and even for the /. audience. mWh, MW or kW/h, it's all the same. And every time a car is moving at a high rate of speed, Newton rolls a few radians in his grave.
Valve Shows How Steam Controller Works In Real Life
My trackman marble fx wireless just broke down. It was already a meager replacement for the seminal wired original fx, and now I'm stuck as new good finger controlled trackballs are nowhere to be found. It's a sad state of affairs.
Any suggestions ?
Asian Giant Hornets Kill 42 People In China, Injure Over 1,500
Of course ... the chances of ... being killed by one ....
Some people probably thought the same thing when the first Asian carp and the first Asian ladybug were spotted on this continent.
And even now, the chances of getting killed by an Asian carp or ladybug are a million to one, but still, they come.
Illuminating Window-Less Houses With a Plastic Bottle
Ah, Minnesota in wintertime. Once I was driving from Minneapolis towards a turkey farm town where the then mainframe resided in a room with wall-to-wall (walls included) deep puke green carpet and the car windows were freezing on the inside. Truely a memorable business trip.
NZ Professor Advocates Civil Disobedience Against Mass Surveillance
Duke Energy Scraps Plans For Florida Nuclear Plant, Forced To Delay Others
....what with hurricanes getting stronger and more frequent
Where did you pick up that misinformation ? I could post links to historical and actual data, but it is far more educating for you to go out and find them yourself.
Lenovo "Rips and Flips" the ThinkPad With New Convertible Helix Design
Hear, hear !
That's an imperative. Other laptop vendors should listen too.
The Book That Is Making All Movies the Same
Missed opportunity. "Mon dernier soufflé" would have been more interesting and dramatic.
Some time in the future I'll try to remember my last soufflé, weep and die.
A Scientist's Quest For Perfect Broccoli
It's not the bitter taste, it's the sulphurous, garbage dump like stink that some just don't seem to perceive.
The failure to detect the stink is probably a genetic defect promoted by Darwinian selection where a part of the population survived by not being overly critical about eating out of a dumpster.
That said, broccoli is the least offending of the cauliflower family in this regard. Brussels sprouts are worst.
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