The BBC pays about £7 million (around $10 million) per season of Top Gear. Netflix pays about $9 million per episode of Marco Polo. I'd think snapping up these three and giving them a million bucks an episode to drive subscriptions would be a no-brainer.
Hell, I'd pay $10 a month just to have a Top Gear channel on my Roku. Motor racing coverage, weekly car news, Top Gear specials and reruns available whenever I wanted.
(Brits, please correct me if my placement of the £ symbol was wrong.)
Bringing Matt Damon home is really expensive!
It may require a budget more than a "penny for NASA" to do it :)
Most of the animals on Earth, and all of the vertebrates, are unable to make blue or green pigments. Animals without fur compensate for this by using refraction effects to separate out the blue light, such as micro-barbs on feathers or micro-scales on reptiles or tiny ridges on the skin of amphibians.
But mammals are covered in fur and lack scales or feather, so this method isn't available to us. Fur is a lot like feathers, but a hair doesn't bifurcate; it doesn't have the little barbs that can scatter blue light like bird feathers do. Mammalian fur can be made the right thickness to scatter blue light, as in some breeds of dogs or cats, but it's still not a very intense blue, and even then it doesn't serve as well as insulation or as padding, so there's a trade-off involved, and among wild animals, it generally hasn't been worth it.
Some mammals, like sloths, allow symbiotic green algae to grow in and on their fur to create a green color, but sloths are pretty weird.
Costco has a great reputation as a company in general. For employees, they are paid well, have good benefits, and are treated well. Plus their prices are good because they make deals with companies for exclusives - instead of regularly undercutting other stores on the same products, in addition to other good business practices.
What is going to blow your mind is that the Big Mac is exactly the same size it ever was. American's expectations of portion sizes have changed.
You are so used to being fed enormous things that the Big Mac is now a shockingly small thing.
Any responses to "how much do pornstars make" I can find seem to place $5000 for a no name girl doing fairly tame porn as ridiculously high. That's even without the fact that these guys are bullying her in to it rather than enticing her. They could pay her $500 and it would look legit.
EDIT: People who are taking this story at face value, I have to ask, are you new to the internet? There's no evidence that this happened and you're all genuinely getting upset? People lie. ALL THE TIME. I'm not saying the girl is a liar. I don't know if she is. But I also have absolutely zero reason to believe the story is true. Do you think the idea that a girl who consensually did porn and later regretted it or was shamed for it might make up a sob story is that outrageous that it's not a possibility? What about a creative writing major making shit up so they can send links to their friends and get pats on the back for how convincing they are? What about some guy was just really bored one time and decided to make some shit up? Someone spending $5000 + plane tickets to film a girl unwillingly when they could pay way less to have an enthusiastic girl is such a valid thing to you that none of these other options occurred as a possibility? You have absolutely no reason to believe this story is true, why the hell are you outraged and "feel sick"? Something being terrible is not evidence that it's true.
Less than 10% of the world's money actually exists in the form of notes and coins.
That's not worrying at all.
When I was a kid I don't think weren't any Lego weapons made (we had to build our own). Looking at their product lines page today about half of them show someone holding a weapon.
edit: Found this page with a timeline of Lego weapons.
I thought the ISS only had dial-up speed for their Internet connection. Did they get a DVD sent up?
Edit: I looked around and found this article which states:
>According to Mr. Frost, the astronauts say it is like dialup, which makes sense.
So it is like dialup but that is due to the tremendous lag and because they are bouncing image data (for security purposes) around on satellites.
Those laptops don't run the station. They are just for communication and experiments. For station-keeping they use very cool redundant hardware: [link]
edit: more info on the MDM
Transgenderism is so widely supported by feminism and SJWs because it involves the actual surgical removal and discarding of the principle symbol of patriarchy and male dominance, and that is the penis.
Why do I say this? Because if you look at the stats, the vast, overwhelming majority of transgenders are male to female, not female to male. Trust me, if the majority of trannies was creating a net increase in more male shitlords, this whole phenomenon would be identified as the mental disorder that it is.
This is why the line has been blurred in society. If you notice, if you come out as anti-tranny, you are automatically slapped with the misogyny label. If you don't like trannies, you hate women is the new narrative.
Noam Chomsky was not a Khmer Rouge genocide denialist, that is a persistent fabrication and a poor attempt to disrepute one of the finest and most honest scholars of our time.
He was selectively quoted from his book (that he co-authored with Edward S. Herman) After the Cataclysm (1979) to give the expression that he was a Pol-Pot apologist.
However in reality what he criticised was how Khmer Rouge activities got all media attention possible, according to him because the perpetrator was a communist, but Indonesian invasion of East-Timor that happened around the same time was completely ignored by the media, presumably because Indonesia had become an ally of US. This was his message, he is true in saying that and the whole Khmer Rouge apologist argument is just a pathetic way to try to discredit him.
Please do not spread this lie any further, I understand how you might not have been aware of the true nature of this since practically all established media was spouting the same fabrication of the truth.
Here is an easy-to-access source but if you really want to be convinced please read his book After the cataclysm - his message in there is as clear as a day.
This is plagiarized. I am the author and this experience happened to me. No animals were euthanized. Original post was here: [link]
I am @owstarr and the person that posted this is scum for ripping off an experience and acting as if it was his own. Hope Reddit has a special place in shamedom for this dupe.
Incidentally, more of my wolf specific content is here: [link]
I also respond to questions about wolves and wildlife/bushcraft on @wolfwlkr @owstarr and on FB. Incidentally my current critter, is @Aqutaq.
Yishan this past week:
> Thus, I don't think reddit is putting a stop to the mockery of fat people or fat acceptance in general. It's not becoming a "safe space" for fat people or anyone else: if you mention on reddit that you are fat, and a bunch of users then reply with a bunch of mocking comments on reddit, the company will likely take no action. It's not banning distasteful subreddits - the subreddits it is banning may be distasteful, but that's not why they are being banned. I see reddit as taking steps to ban subreddits which have a record of causing direct harm to individuals off-site as a result of their users' or mods' actions.
> In my opinion, this continues to uphold the general "freedom of speech" ethos originated during my time. To make an analogy: The United States does not outlaw groups that discuss, mock, or demonize certain ethnicities. What this situation is more like is if some group in the United States decide to do that and then began organizing trips overseas to other countries to unlawfully attack or harm people of that ethnicity. Those countries would be right to petition the United States to exercise some control over its citizens, and it would be right to outlaw or curtail the activities of that group.
> You are free to be an asshole on reddit (within communities whose mods allow it), but keep it on reddit
Well, apparently they don't underpay them, but require them to have high working hours:
> If you're joining Tesla, you're joining a company to work hard. We're not trying to sell you a bill of goods. If you can go work for another company and then maybe you can work a 40-hour work week. But if you work for Tesla, the minimum is really a 50-hour week and there are times when it'll be 60- to 80-hour weeks.
I can only assume, but with so many hours a week, the pay must be really good for people to stay. I get roughly the same impression from reading their employee reviews.
apparently, yes, it's owned by the office. so says quora
I was going to ask what your thoughts were on Blackwater's anti piracy service, but in looking it up I found this. Now it's not so much a question, but posting of something interesting I just learned.
There is a media cycle that ebbs and flows, but a language takes a long time to unfold in its development.
The move to D2 was a real change - happened only a few years back. The downside was it cut off some older work, but it unified the standard libraries and now it's a much superior language. Downloads keep growing, so rumours of its death have been just a little exaggerated ;)
Rust and Go serve different purposes. Languages aren't in a fight to the death - plenty of room for everyone, and the requirements of different domains aren't the same.
Go is a nice and simple language, fast enough for many purposes and with nice networking libraries. For web services it's great for many people. I couldn't use it for my work in finance. Plenty others have written about what's lacking in Go. See also this:
Rust is very intriguing too. I am sure if memory safety is critical, and you don't want to have GC and productivity is secondary to some other things, then it will be a fantastic language once it matures.
For me, in what I do, Rust requires a bit too much effort and isn't yet mature enough.
D allows me to be very productive, and I knows that naively written code will be fast. It's easy to maintain, and easy to find people to help. So it's a perfect language for me in finance. Some other hedge funds are finding the same.
For other uses, it may be different.
I think this answer by Robert Frost is particularly relevant:
> Charlie Hebdo did not mock Islam. Charlie Hebdo did not mock Judaism. Charlie Hebdo did not mock Hinduism. Charlie Hebdo did not mock Christianity.
> Charlie Hebdo mocked, or more accurately - satirized, practitioners of those faiths who were displaying extreme arrogance by not understanding that a religion is supposed to be a guide on how to live one's own life, not a rule book to enforce on others.
> Arrogance deserves to be mocked.
> All over the world, there are practitioners of faiths like Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Christianity that strive to live up to the standard defined by their faith. They do so quietly, allowing their actions to represent the virtues of their belief system. Those people deserve respect and encouragement to continue their ways.
> But each of those faiths, along with every other belief system or philosophy - including non-belief systems, has a subset of people that feel the need to proclaim their righteousness and to wield power to force their system on others. Each of those faiths has people that are hypocrites - people that proclaim their righteousness but don't actually live up to the ideals they are evaluating others by.
> Those people deserve to be mocked. Arrogance should be mocked. Hypocrisy should be mocked. Cruelty should be mocked. Willful ignorance should be mocked. Corruption should be mocked.
...It is worth reading the rest of his reply...
I've always wondered why there is that tiny little hole in the bottom of airplane windows. It turns out it's got a couple of purposes!
Sourced the information from airplane manuals and airmechanic forums. One could make the argument that it's for keeping structural integrity on the outer most pane, but I think the way I described it implies that.
I'm going to guess that they won't, since a very similar policy existed even during Yishan Wong's tenure, and it worked well. This whole thing was blown way out of proportion.
Basically wherever possible they try to avoid trenches and go around, or go through the parts that are the shallowest. Different countries have different standards for "too deep" when it comes to cable routes, but generally speaking, they tend to try to avoid depths any deeper than around 6000 meters. By the way, I just remembered, despite what I said about them burying cables in trenches (which is accurate), deeper than around 1500 meters, they just leave the cables free on the ocean floor (as no human activity would go that deep really, and the conditions are far more stable). The other reason they try to avoid the trenches is because they are inherently unstable, they're basically faultlines - earthquakes, landslides etc., - not a safe place to lay a cable.
EDIT You should check out this really good, simple primer for undersea cables at Quora.com, it gives a good insight into how it's done, including pictures and video of the sorts of equipment they use.
This is an actual explanation I found- "In order to ‘mansplain’ a speaker must assume his listener is uninformed and unintelligent. The speaker reduces the listener to a child’s status in a condescending, patronizing manner that silences and crushes any further dialogue. Few women, in our society, can attain that level of arrogant pomposity." Because no woman EVER has ever been condescending or patronizing, especially while expressing their views on feminism or cultural appropriation etc.
The best documented explanation reveals that the sign evolved out of the Spanish and Spanish American scribal abbreviation "ps" for pesos. A study of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century manuscripts shows that the s gradually came to be written over the p developing a close equivalent to the "$" mark.
Should probably add: source
"We used to think of it that way, until we better defined what it meant to be a planet and what it meant to be a satellite, i.e., moon. Now we know that the moon is too small to be considered a planet, so that we don't consider our system to be a double planet.
However, Pluto is a double planet with its main large satellite, Charon. Or,make that a double dwarf planet ever since it got demoted. This is because Charon is so large - just over half the radius of Pluto - that instead of Charon orbiting Pluto, they both orbit a piece of empty space between them. As a counterexample, the moon's gravity is such that it only makes the earth wobble around a bit, but the moon definitely orbits the earth, and not the other way around. However, Charon's gravity is such that it makes Pluto look like a yo-yo as it wobbles around in space."
Well, NASA could use this movie as a training/interview quiz - since there's a a lot right as well as some wrong. (Armageddon is too old and wasn't really used for the 168 things wrong...)
The time between the evacuation of Hoth and the events on Cloud City are between 21 and 29 weeks. Luke's training with Yoda lasted between 17.7 and 21 weeks. The events on Cloud City being the lightsaber duel between Luke and Vader.
Where does the time go though? Luke is training, so that's easy. But how did Han and Leia manage to spend at least 21 weeks?
Let's start with the asteroid field. While it looks like a few hours, we see the shot of the Star Destroyer simply blowing up asteroids. If you were chasing a valuable ship (in terms of cargo), you wouldn't only spend a few hours. You'd spend weeks chasing that down. So we lose a couple there.
Then you add in travel time, which would be a few weeks, as Han Solo has to fix his hyperdrive generator while hiding in the asteroid field.
Finally, we add in that torturing Han Solo would not be a one day process. It would take weeks before they would deduce that he was not going to break. So we lose several there.
Adding in more travel time for Luke to go from Dagobah to Cloud City, it seems like a few events take longer than they should. However, it's not an unreasonable timeline. If space travel takes weeks and not days then it's very easy. The asteroid chase could've been several weeks. Hiding in the asteroid belt could've added a few more. Traveling from Hoth to the asteroid belt to Cloud City could've been monthlong ventures.
Yep. I came across this Quora post a while ago: What makes students from elite schools so special?
Yes, they're smart, talented, and dedicated students. But they also had guidance and encouragement in their upbringing and education. As one of the Quora answerers pointed out:
> "Every accomplished person I know had a mentor. Usually their parents, sometimes teachers or friends. Kids don't just start thinking "I want to go to MIT in 4 years, so I'd better start doing math contests, and getting research internships, and self-studying AP classes so I can take tests my school doesn't offer." Someone had to tell them those things existed, and that they could actually do them.
> Similarly, most kids don't think "I want to go work at a trading firm" or "I'm going to intern at Google my freshman year" until they go to a top school and see what their classmates are doing, and realize they can do the same things. This alone gives kids from top schools a huge advantage in the job market.
As /u/uojin said, they have a head start because of their backgrounds. Don't let that hinder your ambitions! And if it makes you feel any better, OP, you've made a connection to these prestigious networks via your "Big 4" internship.
It seems a few actors changed for HBP. Although in Crabbe's case it was his involvement in the London riots that led to his cutting from the films.
Dubai is infamous for passport confiscation.
Most commonly happens with the low-skilled migrants
Just found the relevant part of his story:
"I failed the test and later that day I was called into the office and got fired. Now in Dubai if you have outstanding debts they will throw you in jail. They asked for my passport so they could cancel my visa, I said no problem, I'll go home and get it. If I gave them the passport there was a chance that this would give them a chance to check my bank details and not allow me to leave. So I went home, packed as much as I could, and booked the next flight out of Dubai on a rival airline."
They must be planning on people using those low energy bulbs and very little else. Otherwise it wouldn't be viable. You couldn't run an electrical appliance or anything major just from energy converted from human input. Human energy output. List of energy usage for household items. You could run a TV, computer, charge a phone, run some small efficient lights, etc., but you aren't going to be doing any significant heating, cooling, washing, or doing many little things at the same time. It really is a cool idea and would be incredible in combination with cheap wind and solar especially for remote areas off grid. The other thing they have to take in to account, and I can't imagine they aren't, is maintenance. Keeping equipment of any sort running is troublesome. They units have to be repairable and parts be source-able. If they could make a unit that used bike components I think that would work well. Bike parts are already mass produced, relatively cheap, accessible, and the designs are pretty standardized. It will be interesting to see where the project goes. I wouldn't mind something like that for a small cabin or even a small apartment.
At first I didn't know how to answer this, but I will answer this even though this answer is very hard for me to look at myself. I wish not only that I didn't know but I wish that it was not necessary for me to know (it is) how far down the levels of human depravity and suffering can go. This i dont want to know
I don't think so. But shitty science requires shitty experimentation.
You need to drink half of your coffee black and then add milk for drinking the second half. Then figure out which half of your mouth is affected by the black coffee and which by the milk coffee and compare stains.
Divorce proceedings and family court are madness and have very little relationship to the law.
>The bottom line is that while certain states, e.g., California, follow a pretty rigid community property regime (that is, separate property goes 100% to individual owner, community property is divided 50/50), other states, even community property states, allow for adjustments to be made on equitable/fairness grounds, which could include whether one spouse was primarily responsible for the end of the marriage. And, as noted above, a number of states allow for one to seek a "fault" divorce, which may impact division of assets. Lastly, if your husband is spending assets belonging to either you or the marital estate to support his mistress(es), that could impact the division of assets, as well. So it is possible, depending on where you live, that adultery could be a factor in how the eventual divorce is resolved.
And this doesn't even get into the child custody nightmare. It also depends on the judge that signs off on the settlement, the lawyers negotiating it, and which party is the first to sacrifice a goat.
Do they actually claim middle out can always compress the size of a file? That theorem is basically saying you can't "zip a zip file". That some files are already as small as they can get for a given algorithm. I think most people more or less take that for granted.
I think the show just claims that it can do lossless compression of arbitrary files more quickly and with a smaller output than any existing algorithm. But the problem is that there was no standard way to measure the "average" performance of a compression algorithm across both speed and output size, so the show invented the metric they use: The Weissman Score .
All that being said I'm pretty skeptical that there will be any major breakthroughs in lossless compression. There have only been incremental improvements to Huffman encoding since the 1950s, and the focus on research today is in lossy encoding (which pretty specific to the domain: video and images pretty much). And despite what Gavin Belson says about "data-geddon", history has told us that adoption of new formats across multiple platforms is much harder problem to solve than increasing storage and bandwidth (e.g. if you want to send compressed videos to a mobile phone you need to get your algorithm in all the apps on the phone that play video before it will work).
I love what Elon is doing with Tesla and SpaceX, but you'd have to pay me a whole lot of money to put up with the stuff I've heard about both those companies. Most of the stuff I've read mention being underpaid in some way, I've heard some crappy stuff from interns about being essentially required to work 60+ hour weeks, and Elon's statements in interviews don't inspire much confidence either....
>If you're joining Tesla, you're joining a company to work hard. We're not trying to sell you a bill of goods. If you can go work for another company and then maybe you can work a 40-hour work week. But if you work for Tesla, the minimum is really a 50-hour week and there are times when it'll be 60- to 80-hour weeks.
Expectation of 50 hours a week minimum? Screw that. Unless they're paying very well above average, I would not want to take that job.
True, note that in this thread there are several posts like "I can't believe he's that old" and "I can't believe she's that young."
I also wouldn't be surprised if this is partly a "the camera adds 10 pounds" situation. By that I mean that cameras and the cinematic world in general can distort perceptions. A good example
Doorzonwoning you mean?
Edit: here is an explanation in English [link]
>The idea that medieval people would be too stupid to figure out how to boil water to get rid of bacteria is ridiculous
Maybe someone more knowledgeable will correct me if I'm mistaken, but I'm pretty sure that before the microscope nobody knew bacteria even existed. We are talking about a time when scholars thought that spontaneous generation was a reasonable and correct theory.
And yet, you claim that that medieval people boiled water with the intention of not getting sick?
So, I found the answer you talked about (right here, I even had to sign up and go through a colonoscopy in order to see it) and it says that
>But because they had no understanding of bacterial infection they did not know to use these techniques to make all water "safe". These techniques were known to be effective in making water that could be seen to be contaminated or which smelled or tasted bad more palatable.
This means that they didn't go around boiling all the water they drank, only water that smelled/looked unsanitary.
yeah, I updated my comment. I found an NPR interview where he said that he'd read as much as possible.
Here's an interesting Quora thread about this too
When you read about why Victoria was fired, it seems more legit to protest. She was the one person most mods liked and trusted. She was resisting upper management pushes to make AMAs more commercial, so they abruptly fired her by removing her position. Seems like they're clearing the way to make Reddit all PR and "viral" marketing.
Edit: Some people requested a source on this, which one should. It's a bit of Silicon Valley insider baseball, but Marc Bodnick put up an answer on Quora saying that a reliable source told him as much yesterday. There's an anonymous source involved, so it requires trusting Bodnick. From my experience, he's a fairly outspoken, transparent guy that wouldn't give an answer unless he trusted it. Still requires trust in him and the perspective of the source. The Quora staff and Reddit folks overlap quite a bit in personal relationships.
When I went back to grab a link, the question Marc answered has been removed completely, which is rare for Quora. My hunch is that he was either completely right or completely wrong, but either way, a personal request got that question removed unless it violated some kind of Quora rumor-mongering rule that I don't know about.
There's still an image of his answer floating around Reddit, but I can't find it. Here's the link to the question about why Marc's answer was removed: [link]
Edit2: Going very far out on a limb, but part of me really wonders if Bodnick's source was Yishan. Yishan is active in the exact same circles. Impossible to know, but a rumor from that source would be more likely to cause the removal of the question itself and would also be high up enough for Bodnick to trust the information.
Not sure why I'm getting downvotes.. or care.. but anyway.. a lot of girls practice their handwriting. At an early age girls also tend to mimic each other's handwriting more than boys. That type of mimicry and caring about handwriting is just more prevalent in girls than boys.
>If a girl receives positive reinforcement (in the form of praise or acknowledgment) for being neat, she's more likely to value pretty handwriting. Moreover, kids are amazingly good at picking up on differences in how you treat people. Even if they can't explicitly say it, it is understood that neatness is something that is valued in GIRLS but not boys. This may even disincentivize neat handwriting in boys.
Its a replica of a medallion from the Hunger games. Scroll to the comments you'll see a picture:
How anti-science the Catholic Church apparently was, citing the Galileo Affair as evidence...when the evidence wasn't too accurate as told.
It is only a wet dream for people whose idea of SpaceX is made up of only what they see on the reddit front page.
From the people I've talked to, this post gives you a pretty accurate idea of what working with Elon (and SpaceX) will be like: [link]
It is not a glamorous job, and no one is in a real rush to join these days.
I watched a documentary a while back that had a couple of scientists talk about how the "slippage" in dog DNA is way more extreme than other animals, so I'm not sure we could achieve the extreme differences dogs have in humans.
There is a similar answer better articulated here that links to some really good resources on the idea.
Most of my practical tips are in my quora answer, but here's a bit more about my typical day.
I normally wake up somewhere between 6 and 7. I try to immediately spend an hour writing - in an ideal world I do that before I check twitter and email, but that doesn't always happen. Depending on whether I'm currently involved in more writing or programming heavy projects, I spend the next few hours programming or writing. I go to yoga at 12-1, and then eat lunch. I spend the rest of the afternoon (until 6) doing more writing/programming.
On Fridays, I make a significant effort to get to inbox zero, and to handle my other responsibilities (reviewing papers, misc pull requests etc). I try to ignore email as much as possible during the rest of the week. I also try and schedule random meetings on Friday as much as possible.
I avoid working on the weekends/
I just checked and my feed is all content from this month or earlier today. There's a lot of stuff from the past 12 hrs too, I think it depends on who/what you follow? A lot of my content is surfaced by active users like Marc Bodnick.
I've also found that Quora does a really good job of resurfacing old content when it's relevant though. I pretty commonly see questions with answers separated by months that both have lots of upvotes, I think it's because the followers of the question get a new notification when a new answer is added.
I agree it's not "now" focused, but I think this helps with its quality a lot which its aim anyways.
Ellen Pao banned salary negotiations for new candidates. This led to an epic internet shitstorm, where almost everyone lost sight of the facts (like the fact that a similar policy existed before she was the CEO).
Here's a news article about it:
Here's a more in depth discussion of the policy:
Some predators (T-Rex) see their prey primarily through movement. Moving in short bursts then standing still, listening, watching, keeps the smaller animal (prey) alive.
Also, "heavy animals move smoothly because it's so easy. With more mass it takes more energy to make abrupt twitchy movements, so they tend to gradually accelerate and decelerate their limbs, resulting in graceful movements.
But the movements of birds and even small mammals tend to be twitchy by comparison, simply because they can be. It takes relatively little energy to twitch from one position to another. So you'll probably notice similarly twitchy movement in small mammals such as squirrels and mice, if you watch them for a while."
Edit: I have no actual scientific source for this, although I could maybe dig some up on the whole "its easier to get a smaller thing moving" stuff as well as the "moving in short bursts" stuff. That said I am educated in health science with minor background in anatomy and biology (plus watching too much Discover Channel and Animal Planet). The T-Rex part is a joke (Jurassic Park) and isn't actually true; T-Rex had amazing sight. Quote is paraphrased from [link]
Supposedly it's random...
"There's a "Definitive Guide" to the Tom and Jerry cartoons written by Patrick Brion, in which the author explains that the characters were given the names Tom and Jerry after the success of their first film. Tom was originally named Jasper, and the unnamed mouse was referred to as "Jinx" by the animators. When MGM started to look at the characters as a possible franchise, studio workers each put one name they liked into a raffle. Two names were pulled, resulting in the arbitrary pair of "Tom and Jerry."
The winning choices were curious for two reasons: Europe was in the thick of World War II, and the names had already been used as monikers for German and British troops. Additionally, the Pierce Egan characters noted by Steve Lynch had entered British parlance as a way to refer to young lads in the 19th century, so you could argue that older viewers (perhaps the more cosmopolitan ones) may have had a sense of nostalgia for "Toms and Jerries".
However, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable has published the opinion that both of these hidden meanings for the names were unintentional."
Edit: Formatting corrections
Source? Because that just looks like standard exhaust flames from a high compression engine with a short distance from valve covers to exhaust tip.
Edit: this guys full of shit. That's not how lambos do it. Please read this for a detailed explanation of "afterfire".
I found the original site here.
I was only able to find this blurred image.
image rehosted on imgur.
The reference is not entirely correct. The file servers switched to Linux from Windows, but the non-critical computers, used for procedures, timelines, and email, run Windows 7 now. The critical laptops that command to the onboard computers use Linux.
Here's a reference from a coworker who talked about this on Quora: [link]
Source: I train astronauts
Something weird happened in your case. Things do dry very fast on planes, because the air is very dry. I have lots of anecdotes to back this up, but what's the point? Instead, here's a technical explanation.
This is what I came here to say, but after re-reading the text of the 22nd Amendment, I think the link that /u/crimsonfaquarl posted is the right perspective. Technically there is no 10-year limit. There is a limit of two elections to the office of President, or one election if you served more than 2 years of someone else's term. So by the specific wording, you aren't necessarily violating it if you just keep assuming the office without being elected. But like the post at that link points out, it would be a "pretty flagrant abuse of the spirit of the law", perhaps so much so that jurists would say it shouldn't even be considered legally valid. Then there's the 12th Amendment part, which prevents you from being VP if you are ineligible to be President. But what if your ineligibility would only be for part of the President's term? It's not crystal clear.
>Received: December 24, 2014 Accepted: January 15, 2015 Published: January 22, 2015
Is it common in the medical field for an article to be so rapidly accepted? Normally such a rapid review turnaround would suggest that the review wasn't thorough.
EDIT: Someone below posted a link to experts discussing the claims of the article. To me it seems like a standard review at a reputable journal should have brought up most of the concerns.
to be fair, in Australia we don't so much care a bout comps as we care about award winners.. If you win barista comps, people are more likely to try your cafe.
We're a bit of a weird country where "snob coffee culture" is the norm. I'm fairly well traveled and outside of italy, its literally the only country I've ever encountered where a 50 year old middle class fairly blue collar guy (think the Australian version of Hank Hill), will text his barista to see if he's working before going on a 15 minute walk past a dozen other cafes to get a coffee..
Here's an article that sort of goes into a bit of detail on "Australian Coffee Culture
This comp leads into the WBC (World Barista Championships), this year was actually won by an Australian [link] Sasa Sestic.
This is going far more in depth than you intended, but even if the Christian God is the god that is real, it doesn't mean any of the shit we interpreted is accurate.
There's PHDs in studying religious texts, and even then no one agrees over what they say. Hell could be an inaccurate translation, so could God or anything else. I'm pretty sure there's some popular disagreements over how sentence structures were, considering the original text didn't have punctuation or something like that. I don't have the source for it now, but there's one example where changing how two sentences read causes the meaning of the text to be drastically different.
Edit: Here's a semi-source on the subject. Not really a useful one for proving anything.
Although I personally think it's reasonable to disrespect Christian "Scientists" or as you do Scientologists, the statement "James Hetfeld's mother was an idiot" isn't by itself a criticism of all religious beliefs.
Plenty of deeply religious people receive life-saving medical care every day. While they often give the credit to god rather than their surgeon, it is much less common for them to just totally disregard their doctor's advice. Doctor's can't save everyone, but listening to your doctor is probably a smart decision.
Steve Jobs has been widely criticized for choosing to ignore his medical doctors and put his faith in alternative medicine, yet I have no idea if he was in any way religious. See discussion here, here and here.
Jobs certainly wasn't an anti-technology luddite but he nevertheless put his faith in the wrong beliefs. For a very smart guy, this was a colossally bad decision.
When arrogance or dogmatic stubbornness prevents you from considering the advice of experts, in an area you have no expertise, and it results in your preventable death, you deserve to be called an idiot.
Not for a long time. When you're in orbit you're essentially falling around the earth. Pushing off toward the earth, you'd start to go faster as you moved closer to the earth. So, in effect, you'd push off toward the earth, but the space station would drift behind you...for a while. Once you started going faster, you'd once again gain altitude, you put yourself in an eccentric orbit. When you got above the space station's orbit, you would slow down and the station would be gaining as you fell back toward a lower orbit. Not a great orbital dynamic and you'd probably get run over by the space station before you entered the atmosphere.
That's why the only safe way to launch something off an object in orbit is straight back.
Stripe and Zillow both really impressed me. Both companies had extraordinarily friendly people.
Stripe's interview process is the best I have seen. It really reflects a real-world work environment. There is a good Quora post on how their interviews work. Every person I spoke to was amazingly friendly and intelligent. I really enjoyed how I was allowed to use my own computer for the interview. They encouraged me to use online documentation and look things up online if I needed to. Instead of being like a Q&A it was like I was working together with the interview on the problem.
Zillow had really friendly people as well. I was a bit skeptical after my first phone interview with them (it was like talking to a wall), but my on-site was very differently. I enjoyed chatting with every one of the interviewers. Each person seemed to really enjoy the culture and work-life balance of the company too.
A Boeing 747-400 can carry a little more than 400 passengers. It weighs around 400,000 lbs empty. The difference between passengers averaging 150 lbs and 200 lbs, allowing for 25 lbs of luggage each will make something like a 4% difference in gross weight - really ballpark figure because I'm not going to bother with the weight of fuel etc; the max takeoff weight is about twice the empty weight, so any error is limited.
Efficiency means that translates to needing roughly 3% more fuel for the fatties; a full tank on a 747 comes in at around $200,000, so at most the increased cost from heavier passengers is $6,000, between 400, for $15 each - less than the excess baggage charge you quote.
Is $15 really worth offending your passengers over, and possible legal action? The excess baggage charge is simpler to collect, and takes account of the fact that while it costs no more to get a 200 lb passenger into his seat than a 150 lb, it does cost more to get two pieces of baggage into the hold than one.
No it's not. Android actually runs apps in the background. iOS runs services in the background. Limited ones.Which is actually very different since this means that, for example, apps like Tasker or Call Control simply cannot exist -- they have to run in the background to monitor the system for certain events, after all. See the link I posted in my other reply for a more detailed description.
> There were Germans who protested the Nazis, there were Germans who didn't vote for the Nazis, and there were Germans who directly opposed the Nazis. Can the same be said for southerners?
Considering there are stories of families whose sons ended up on opposite sides in the war, I'm going to say "yes" to that question. And here is 30 seconds of google
This answer pretty much sums it up.
Also the Assad regime has over and over had military crackdowns on peaceful protestors who wanted a real democracy in their country. The pinnacle was the Arab Spring where they indiscriminately killed anyone and have to date killed most civilians in the country, far exceeding the civilians killed by ISIS. Currently, the worst enemy of the Syrian people is the Syrian government. And they obviously don't care anymore seeing as they have 8M Syrians displaced and 4M who've left the country - as well as let ISIS roam the northeastern part of the country without any real opposition and withdrawn to the southwestern parts to make removing him from power a much more difficult task than it originally was.
Holy shit - how can someone be so ignorant to say things like "they evolved different strategies for survival." No, we bred them. Wild dogs all look pretty much the same. A group of selectively bred dogs, left to interbreed, will look like wild dogs again in a couple of generations.
Also, humans as a group have so little genetic variation that we are practically clones. It's a fairly unique feature of our species, compared to some species like ants that may be 10 times the size of another subspecies. We get excited if Ukranians are a couple of inches taller than average. We just don't have that much variation as a species. Of the variation we do show, about 85% is as individuals, 10% among distinct populations and only 5% across continents, so even our concept of 'race' is too slim for scientists to work with because there don't appear to be any statistically discontinuous human populations. (I'll let this guy say it with all the sources: [link])
Hypothesizing that there are basically different metabolic subspecies among humans is just beyond precious.
Is this really accurate?
Jupiter has a diameter of 139,822 km, distance earth-moon is on average 384,400 km. Am I to believe - I'm too lazy to do even simple trigonometry in the morning - that Jupiter is that small at that distance?
Edit: found [link]
Blaming poor human interaction on your IQ is just a poor excuse for not putting enough effort into it. Earlier today I was reading about what it's like to have a high intelligent quotient. You might see things differently than most people, but it doesn't mean all your social interactions have to go down the drain because of it.
If you're lonely and need someone to talk to then give me a holla, but you'd probably be better off working on fixing the relationships you claim are falling apart.
What I was referring to: What is it like to have an extremely high IQ? @ Quora
Technically not a "fighter" escort. They are chase planes for observation to keep an eye on things and make sure nothing goes wrong during transportation and can provide info to the pilot. These are two-seater F-18s. The pilot does his thing, but the guy in the back is a spotter and keeping a close eye on the shuttle and/or it's transport. They also used them in the landing of the shuttle, and since the shuttle was pitched so high and couldn't see the runway, they could give them info on how close they were to wheels down and stuff like that.
You may already know this, but for those who don't it's an interesting read. Because many do think it's some kind of "fighter" protection, or for show, but it serves a valuable purpose.
there was a interesting find at google: "Being good at programming competitions correlates negatively with being good on the job".
i like this quora answer for your question. tl,dr: the most valued skills that you should learn to be a good programmer in the market is not the same subset of skills that a competitive programmer is required. i would recommend you to work on projects but with a small team on it (5~15 devs).
Coding was shown to work out the language parts of your brain. I think learning spanish is far more practical in today's world. There are 41 million people who speak spanish in the US. There are 7 million programmers in the US. (17 million worldwide.)
I agree with the idea that kids should be exposed to a wide range of things, but i think finding the widely used activities that work out each part of the brain is important.
For undergrad just go for UWaterloo. Way cheaper and you get the same name recognition as other top schools like Stanford, CMU, and MIT. You're actually more likely to finish university with money saved up. I already interned 4x in the US and worked 3x for the top tech companies and from what I observed, UWaterloo is very well-respected. If you're interning at a top tech company or even any tech company in the US and you said you're from UW, they're gonna expect that you're really good.
edit: Interesting discussion here and his choice is in the answer. Main difference here is the guy is super smart and already got an acceptance from both universities. [link]
Maybe this answer from quora can help clear the confusion.
Does the value of rupee improve if everyone stops eating at Foreign Food chains and stops purchasing foreign brand clothes?
As the Rupee is depreciating, does buying products made in India help our economy and stop the depreciation?
Edit: add 1 more link.
>A German car costs more in the US than it does in Germany.
Em, no, no it doesn't.
We also supposedly have a single market, it honestly isn't that difficult to sell to the whole EU, particularly not if you are doing it online. And the EU market is actually substantially larger than the US (>500m vs 320m). The worst you probably have to do is remit VAT to each country, but you have to do this in the US for different states sales taxes also, and Google is definitely set up to sell to every EU country already anyway, they do with AdWords and other products.
> We can also tell you is the highest altitude at which a helicopter has ever landed: 29,305 feet on top of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. This was accomplished by Eurocopter test pilot Didier Delsalle in an unmodified, single turboshaft-engine AS350 B3 helicopter on May 14, 2005.
Sa stii ca foarte multi musulmani sunt epilati.
>It is recommend to trim the moustache, shave pubic hairs and remove underarm hair. This is based on numerous narration from the Messenger. Here is one authentic hadith (narration from the followers of Muhammad) on the topic (Jami At-Tirmidhi, Book 43, Hadith 2984)
I know the phrase doesn't really mean anything, but he really seems like a genuine person, and that's the only way I can put it. This answer on Quora was what made me want to meet him. That is, the thing (other than me being really fascinated by Presidents and history) that made me want to meet him.
I like Smalltalk and highly dynamic languages.
Objective C is a really brilliant pragmatic compromise keeping a lot of the best part of Smalltalk (messaging syntax, dynamic typing, object model) with the efficiency of C.
Swift has a lot of the nannying culture of Java in it along with the ugly syntax of Ruby and adds a whole new level of complication when integrating with C++ code.
It doesn't solve any problems I have - but its optionals vs constants mess introduces a lot I don't have. It just lacks elegance and seems to be a crescendo of special cases rather than an elegant concept taken to its maximum utility.
I would have hoped we would get something closer to Objective Smalltalk as a next generation language. See [link] for what I mean
It's Genbaku Dome all over again. But seriously sphere like structures are bound to lose against a blast no matter how one tries to sugar coat it, it would crumble before it has time to melt, specially when we take the second Shockwave generated by air and the pressure difference from expanded water as this was a nuke in the ocean.
I can see it now. Thousands of obese, inner-city African American children walking around tracks smiling and carrying banners saying "Exercise More!" or something like that. Sadly, they'll keep chugging Cokes, walking around tracks, and getting more obese every year. It's the same "calorie is a calorie" and "fat people are gluttons and sloths" that got our nation in the obesity epidemic that it's in now. Sugar is the killer. The scam is bordering on criminal. See [link]. Sad also to see all the non-profits accepting millions of cash from Coke and selling their reputations like street harlots.
Yeah I get what you're saying. Romanian has alot of Slavic influence, and is actually part of the Balkan Sprachsbund. French has alot of Germanic influence because of the Franks, and Spanish has Germanic influence via the Visigoths and later Arabic influence via the Muslim invasion and rule in the Middle Ages, and the same goes with Portuguese.
I've always thought Italian seems the most similar to classical Latin, which would make sense because it was spoken there before anyone else, and the Romans withdrew from the western areas earlier.
I just read this and there are some good answers. Sardinian and Italian are said to be closer phonetically, but Romanian retains some grammatical features from Latin that the rest dropped. Hope that helps.
> Because we wanted to cut back on people posting opinions everyone agreed with just to get karma.
~ Jeremy Edberg
additionally, there's this previous TheoryOfReddit post with more elaboration.
So, you'd think getting karma for self posts would encourage people to make self posts which would have more ingenuity, as per your OP. In reality, it did not go that way. People just posted generally agreeable claims as titles and would get massive amounts of upvotes. So reddit decided to stop giving karma for self posts. It would seem that this has actually had a good influence on self posts, there are less low-effort self posts now, the reason is self-evident.
> The former [text posts] is what makes Reddit great
I agree, however, we have to keep in mind: reddit is primarily a link aggregator, so link posts are important to reddit.
If it happens that quickly, I'm thinking it might be a bot. Technically, it would be easy to implement, and a casual web search shows this kind of thing exists.
Obviously, this is jackass behavior. The question is what is the appropriate response. One solution would be we could tweak this code to do the opposite, and then you'd just need a few TrollX friends to run that to counter however number of fairies (or combined proxies) you happen to have.
That way it balances it against the fairies without giving your responses an inordinate amount of upvotes.
EDIT: Looking a little further, there are a lot of these kinds of bots. Reddit has a system for shadowbanning bots and ignoring their votes, which is how the karma system moved into fuzzy counting. Some of the software is specifically for trolling. Some are distributed networks designed by black hats so they can sell upvotes. All of it sounds like a lot of bother. In any event, my proposed solution would likely result in a shadowban for the people doing it, so maybe not so good of a solution.
Reddit has limited options. I mean, it seems like you could put a limit on the number of downvotes one user could give another, but if they can auto-generate proxy accounts, you haven't really solved the problem. And if users have some kind of anti-trolling software they are using, how do you differentiate them from other people trying to game the system for profit, rather than game it to nullify jackass behavior?
Actually no, science says otherwise.
EDIT1: Here's some more science.
So basically no averaging out. Just mothers that eventually can't kiss all of their kids on the forehead unless the kids are sitting down.
EDIT2: Nice read on Quora. As is often the case with science. More data is needed ;).
Actually you are right about the link not going in depth. This Quora thread gives you answers directly from the said youth. Our history texts build up well to the WWI and then turn the telescope towards India's own independence struggle with the British. So you don't see the demonization, nay even mention of the holocaust. Also 12th and 13th Century invasion attempts on North India, which we do get detail about, have many of these high fatality counts under the cover of war so these numbers aren't that awe & disgust inducing.
I am not trying deflect the importance of Holocaust as an event, just trying to explain that not everyone may have the same interpretation of the wars past.
The private sector made a killing during WW1 and 2. The U.S. also profited by advancing its technology (private companies), ending mass-unemployment, and because the other major world players were devastated by the war - the U.S. was now an undisputed leader. After the war, it lent out money for reconstruction and received interest for this.
The overhead involved, really. That said, VoLTE is here and an alternative on some handsets... Since you say FaceTime and iMessage i assume you use apple. It's on the iPhone 6 and 6+
Let me be more speciFic: VoIP services, like Skype, have existed for a while but there's not real assurance as to the quality of the signal. this isn't kosher on a phone, where we've come to expect very consistent quality in transmission as well as reliability. VoLTE is similar to VoIP, but there are added safe guards to make sure everything is above board. Here is a little webpage for you.
Comparing SF's budget with other cities' to make some point or another about waste or liberalism run amok is a classic mistake. While comparing any two city budgets is notoriously difficult San Francisco tends to look bad for all the reasons you mentioned.
Off the top of my head, two big things that SF's budget covers that LA's does not include the schools and the transit authorities.
Saying he knows little about the science is blatantly incorrect.
He's the CTO of his own space transportation company, he knows his stuff.
Sure, he doesn't have a degree in aerospace engineering and sure, he wouldn't have been able to accomplish all of this without surrounding himself with some of the smartest people in the field but you have to give credit where credit is due.
Elon Musk is simply a smart motherfucker. Jim Cantrell, with whom, among others, he started SpaceX has been quoted as saying "He is by far the single smartest person that I have ever worked with ... period. [...] He literally sucks the knowledge and experience out of people that he is around.".
Another time, Elon said he knows every single detail about every part of his rockets, from how they're made down to why they chose a part over another ect.
He's also known to make decisions about even the smallest bits and pieces of the company and rockets.
I think he knows the business part as well as the technical side.
Due to how the forces of turning play out, having two wheels in the front is much, much better than putting two in the back.
> Delta: One wheel in front, two in back.
> Tadpole: Two wheels in front, one in back.
> Dynamic Stability
When a vehicle is said to be dynamically stable it is meant that it reacts safely and predictably under various driving conditions.
> When designing a chassis, we can choose how the car will react when turning too fast. One of two things will always happen: either the car wheels will slip relative to the ground, or the vehicle will tip over. Obviously, slipping is the desired outcome.
> We also need to consider nose diving, which is exactly what it sounds like. When you slam on the brakes as hard as possible, the vehicle will either skid to a halt or the rear wheels will lift off the ground. This is also a function of weight distribution and weight transfer. It would seem that the delta design has an advantage here because it naturally lends itself to having a rear biased weight distribution. But in the real world, a hard stop doesn't always occur when traveling in a straight line. If you stop hard enough while turning with a delta vehicle, the weight will transfer to the front wheel enough (despite suspension designs to prevent this) to cause the vehicle to flip over at an angle.
> See the Reliant Robin video.
> Category Winner: Tadpole
The U.S. has been a top-level competitor in the IMO for a long time, and claims of struggling in mathematics most likely refer to the average math education, not the top math education.
In international competition, we have faced the most fierce competition from China, partially due to their much larger talent pool (maybe someone else can talk in more detail about China's dominance).
However, it is interesting to look at how much competition we have faced from smaller countries, like Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and to some extent Russia. We do not have a strong tradition with regards to math circles and olympiads; a lot of what we know about math education comes directly from those countries—when I was competitive, I had more coaches from those countries than from the United States.
Here is a table of IMO results by country, ordered by number of awards. As you can see, we are a solid second place, though Russia would lead us when adjusting for number of participation years.
EDIT: It is worth noting that the IMO ran for 15 years before the U.S. began participating; at first it was restricted to countries in the Eastern Bloc. So in some sense the very idea of math olympiads has cultural roots in communism and Soviet influence, and we have been playing catch-up, to some degree, ever since. Still no idea how China got so good.
EDIT 2: Here is an interesting discussion on Quora about China and the IMO.
She did, but:
>During the time when I was there, we had a version of this policy (a proto-no-negotiation policy, if you will) already in place so this announcement does not represent as much of a drastic change in policy as it may appear. To me it sounds like more of a crystallization of several practices already in place, many of them very well-tested and found to be effective.
>When I started at reddit, we instituted a salary cap. This was based on some research around what the signals were around what made startups successful, essentially that high CEO salaries were anti-correlated with startup success (it's not clear if it's a causal relation, but it certainly reduces burn rate, a key cause of startup death). We enforced this salary cap by simply making it my own salary, which at the time was then set to be no higher than that of the highest-paid developer.
>We set this cap in place at the beginning of 2012, and as the talent market began to heat up over the next few years, it became clear that many candidates could plausibly command salaries above this, but our "no negotiation" stance was to explain "we have a salary cap that all executives, including the CEO, are subject to." We would explain how the cap was a reasonable one, we would link to the research, and that our equity was quite valuable and that the great long-term value we were building accrued to that equity and we wanted candidates who believed the same thing. This was sufficient to close the vast majority of candidates; I think we only lost 2 or 3 the entire time I was there, and it wasn't usually due to comp.
You should really read the entire post by Yishan Wong, it's really illuminating:
Snopes have no more validity or qualification to make any judgement than you or I. I don't know why people quote them at all. It's just some guy and his wife 'proving' whatever fits their agendas, and probably the agendas that they're sponsored to promote too.
37% of rent stabilized tenants moved into their units within the past 5 years ("recent mover"), compared to 40% recent movers city-wide. Lower Manhattan had the highest rate of recent movers at about 50%. Source, which cites the 2011 NYC Housing and Vacancy Survey for which I can only find the 2014 version. So I guess 3% less than the average and 13% less than the highest counts as "way way way less". If you want to see how much stabilized churn there is just do a search on StreetEasy, they're available everywhere. I'm done with this myth being perpetuated at the expense of the respect of these programs. Stabilized units turn over all the time and their landlords are permitted to jack the rent 20% when they do, which is the only way to explain why almost a quarter of them have gone off regulation since 2007.
>This further assumes that we have 100% conversion efficiency of calories, but the human conversion rate is closer to 20%, which means that 80% of what we consume is not used for useful work. Don't worry, cars aren't much better, having a max thermodynamic efficiency of 25-30%. So that means we'd need 5 times as much intake, and means our miles per gallon drops to 20% of what it was before: 66.96 MPG.
I suspect this is wrong, and the numbers you use before this to work out the Mpg (I.e. the rate of calorie use to walk and the basal metabolic rate) already take this wastage into account. We can prove this by simply looking at real world examples. Arctic explorers are able to walk everyday for prolonged period on a diet of lest than 6000 calories a day. This is far more consistent with your numbers before you adjust for inefficiency.
lol - it's not dumb for him.
The dude co-founded Tumblr, then sold it to Yahoo!. Then he created Instapaper and sold it. Now he has a successful weekly podcast huge ad revenue (ironically enough) every week.
He'll be just fine.
I'm not sure how much it helps but Gayle McDowell, author of CTCI had this to say on her quora answer about career advice. It's kind of related.
>3: Prestige helps. Having a strong name on your resume helps open doors and show competence. If you can get a name like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Dropbox, etc, do it. (But don't stay long. See #4.)
>4: Leave the big companies quickly. If you want to build your career at a big company, then by all means, stay and build your career there. But if that's not what you want, leave quickly. One or two years post-college at a company like Google is great. 10 years? Not so much. You will continue to learn, but there are diminishing returns of sticking around. (Unless you want to be a big company person.)
Basically she thinks big companies are good for the prestige they bring your resume but for whatever reason she doesn't recommend spending your career at one of them (perhaps because you can't be as influential at one of them as you could be in a smaller company?)
A quora link (don't kill me) w.r.t to "being a Hindu in Pakistan"
Living in Pakistan: What does it feel like to be a Pakistani Hindu?
Edit: A dawn article, Memoirs of a Hindu girl - DAWN
This post on Quora offers a reasonable explanation.
>The fact that an asterisk is used when declaring a pointer and an asterisk is used when dereferencing a pointer is not some sort of usability glitch in C. It is intentional.
>There are two other notations that work like this. You use square brackets when declaring an array, and you use square brackets when accessing an array. You use parentheses when declaring a function pointer, and you use parentheses when calling a function pointer.