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 :)
Someone on quora.com asked who should be the next POTUS. This is currently the top answer:
> I used to be a proud Texas Republican. Four years ago I moved to Germany with the energy industry. After living in Germany for three years, I came to know first-hand the incredible advantages of living in a Democratic Socialist country. I got to see up close how a single-payer healthcare system works under capitalism -- it's magnificent. I got to see how free university education works under capitalism -- it's terrific. I got to see lots of the Democratic Socialist programs that Bernie Sanders has been fighting for his entire career, and I saw them work under capitalism.
> I'm now a Bernie Sanders supporter. I believe he is the best chance we have.
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.
According to Quora:
> What you are seeing in these videos is a test of this Evergreen Supertanker plane ... The early tests are done at altitude to ensure that the jetison method works correctly and also to ensure that the changes in weight/balance occur in a way that is controllable; dumping that amount of water quickly will have an affect on those elements which in turn effect the controlability of the aircraft.
Essentially this is a 747 designed to distinguish wild fires, as it can hold more water than lower-flying aircraft. According to Wikipedia, the 747 Supertanker can carry up to 19,600 gallons (74,200 liters) of retardant or water for 4,000 miles (6,400 km), and is the largest aerial firefighting aircraft in the world.
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.
I don't know how many times this must be stated, but intelligence is not an indicator of morality.
Edit: Scientifically it's kind of a grey area
A good quora post about the effects banning Marijuana had in India, it was made illegal because of western pressure in the 80s and clubbed it with harder, more harmful drugs. This fuelled a drug industry because since the risks were equal, people preferred to trade for harder drugs for more profit margins. Many healthy pot smokers became helpless drug addicts.
I dearly hope that it's legalized in India again. I know we have many more severe problems, but tobacco and alcohol take up valuable resources because of their health impact, and many will prefer shifting to the safer drug. To add to it, ganja use is so ancient in India that it can be considered as our cultural heritage.
edit: just noticed that I've used 'because since' together...
Less than 10% of the world's money actually exists in the form of notes and coins.
That's not worrying at all.
During year one, any armor that gave you more heavy ammo caused a bug which would reduce your carried ammo upon death, returning to orbit, or even viewing a cutscene.
This was a prevalent problem during the Crota's End raid, because rockets (and Gjallarhorn especially) were the most efficient means of DPSing Crota to take down his shield in time for the Swordbearer to smash him with the sword.
Many people would wait around in their raids for 5 minutes at a time while the ammo synth cooled down. This was also how the heavy ammo glitch was found, to be able to farm the Acolytes and Knights in the Crystal Room and have plenty of heavy ammo.
People also thought this bug was trivially easy to fix. And that Bungie was purposely not fixing it, because, fuck me, that's why.
It turned out to be a logical race condition with how Destiny handles heavy ammo, and the perks on armor that increased the capacity of that ammo.
That's a very simplified explanation of the bug. But the date on which Bungie confirmed the fix for this bug was January 29, 2015. Destiny released September ~~15~~ 9, 2014. For a lot of people on this subreddit, those four months were a long fucking time.
Read the Weekly Update from that day: https://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=12540
You can also marvel at how stylish and flowery DeeJ's prose used to be.
Jon Cable fixed a ten-year-old bug (not a Destiny bug). Ten fucking years old.
Whenever people assume that shit is easy to fix, and that there is infinite man-hours available to a developer to fix something, I always link them to this thread, which talks about one of the weirdest bugs I've ever seen: https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-hardest-bug-youve-debugged/answer/Dave-Baggett
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.
This may be an example of a classic problem in recommendation systems (a class of machine learning systems) called "the Harry Potter problem."
Essentially, because everyone buys Harry Potter, every book is related to Harry Potter.
Warning to only subscribe if you also watch all of his videos. YouTube has algorithms that will actually penalize him if he has like 100k subscribers but his videos only get 300 views each. You are doing a disservice to his channel if you subscribe and fail to watch his videos.
YouTube also gives bonuses for engagement (likes, comments, and shares), so please make sure you do that to his videos. Otherwise clicking "subscribe" will not help.
Source: have worked in social media marketing for 6+ years
EDIT: Changed the subscriber to view ratio to make more sense
EDIT 2: I should also mention that actually watching Bernie's videos will help him show up in "Recommended Videos" / "Up Next" videos, because YouTube's latest algorithm focuses on displaying videos in those sections that users have watched more of. Source: YouTube partner talking about it on Quora (he says engagement doesn't matter as much anymore, but I still say it can't help to engage with the video via likes/comments/shares, especially for those friends you have who ever look at your Google+ activity): https://www.quora.com/Does-youtube-use-an-advanced-algorithm-for-related-videos
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.
This quote caught my attention, because it provides a substantial justification for not using the term "State":
> 30,000 to 50,000 fighters, Daesh is a relatively small group
In Iraq and Syria, Daesh claims 40000 fighters and about 60000 supporters.
How does this compare to real countries on a per capita basis?
Giving IS/Daesh the most charitable assumptions, we compare them only to states currently at war or in civil war:
So if Daesh was organized the same as the Ukrainian military, they would be suitable to defend a country of either 5 million or 21 million people, depending on whether the 40,000 Daesh fighters are considered "deployed". A conservative estimate of Daesh-controlled regions of Iraq puts their population at 7~8 million. So Daesh "military" is quite small compared to that of real countries involved in conflicts, especially when considering the fact that they are fighting on-the-ground conflicts on at least three fronts against actual state militaries.
I'd blame that on the awful education system which promotes rote memorisation over actual understanding of how things work, and also emphasis on grades over actual learning, which means that they don't ask the question on SO to learn, but so that they can copy paste it on their assignment/practical book and be done with it. Who cares how the code works, I'll take that A++ grade, thank you.
A thread on quora about this: https://www.quora.com/How-are-students-in-Indian-colleges-taught-programming
Source : Frustrated college student in India. :(
Edit: Okay, since this is getting upvoted, lemme share a story that happened to me a few months ago.
I was getting ready for my practical exam and my number was about to be called. Outside the practical exam hall, I witnessed two classmates memorising programs word by word, like a rap battle. One would recite it, the other would correct her if she made a mistake. Then they'd switch turns every program until they'd gotten it right exactly.
Those laptops don't run the station. They are just for communication and experiments. For station-keeping they use very cool redundant hardware: https://www.quora.com/What-are-computers-used-for-on-the-ISS
edit: more info on the MDM
Like the B-52, these aircraft have been bought and paid for. They are well-known quantities to operate and have more than amortized their investment at this point.
Effective? Depends on the mission. Most of these missions are "freedom of navigation" exercises in international airspace and are testing air defenses to gather intelligence. You'd never use a Tu-95 as a bomber now but as a big platform for sensors and gathering information, definitely.
Part of it is symbolism. Flag-waving to say "Hey, we're Russia and we're still here!". The other part is practicality. They have lots of them, know how to maintain and fly them and it is cheap to do so. For the same reason the USA still maintains its fleet of B-52s.
This is deliberate conduct. It has been done for decades. Just the military form of saying "Hello" to your neighbors. The Russians do it. The Chinese do it. The USA does it. Russia is simply one of the few that decides to go a long way to wave the flag sometimes.
In actual conflict, both the Tu-95 and B-52 would be used as standoff missile carriers, well away from opposing air defenses. As in hundreds of nautical miles away. Both aircraft show up like the proverbial barn door on radar and would be easy pickings for most weapons and interceptors. And not modern interceptors. Interceptors in the late 1950s and 1960s had the ability to down them. Along with surface-to-air missiles. The medium and high altitude environment for either bomber would be a death sentence.
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.
CPU: I can compute a complex task that can't be broken up into independent parts very fast. I can do this very accurately.
GPU: I can compute a lot of dumb independent tasks at the same time very fast, especially if these tasks are all the same but the data differs. I can do this very accurately.
Brain: I combine computation and memory into one for increased efficiency, I'm an extremely parallel processor that can hardly handle any serial execution at all, only up to about 10 steps. I'm not very accurate, you could say I'm probabilistic as I store my data sparsely.
Edit: Explanation of the 10 step thing by one guy on Quora:
> It takes ~100ms for human to recognise a picture. Brain works in 7Hz - 100Hz range so the neurons can fire up to 10x times at most - so not more than 10 layers... simplifying of course as it's much more complicated than that.
There was a very specific plan, and it was introduced as H.R. 2962; the bill is currently in committee.
The plan was announced at the beginning of 2015, so there's no election for Obama to be concerned over (though a success could have value for Democrats generally in the next election cycle). Most bills don't get passed quickly after introduction (an average of over 260 days), and budget-related bills can take even longer.
You are in a very vulnerable position at the moment, but by reaching out for help on a public forum shows that you possess a great deal of bravery that many people will never have. That alone makes your life worth living.
First of all, do you have a plan for ending your life, or are you just thinking about it? If it's the former, then you should call the National Suicide Hotline at 1 (800) 273-8255 right away.
If it's the latter, please talk to us. Have your parents explicitly told you they would kick you out of the house if you don't serve a mission? This Quora answer explains your options if this happens. There are options.
Are you still in school? Do you have a psychologist to talk to? Try to get in touch with a non-LDS one. You can tell your parents that you're "searching for relief" or some bullshit. Here's a list of LGBTQ-affirming psychologists in Utah. There are options.
Unless you have a super magical Seer Stone (which don't really work), you have no way of knowing that you'll never meet a man who'll love you back. Don't think about that at the moment. Think about your safety and where you're going to stay in the near future.
Edit: PM me if you like. I'm a bisexual man who has suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts and was unable to come out for years.
Tom isn't worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Not even close.
He also wasn't responsible for selling MySpace. Intermix decided that.
By the time MySpace was sold, the founders had been diluted down to a sliver of ownership, and barely had any power over the company. That tweet by Tom, was him lying and over-compensating, which tells you something. The founders sold most of their position in MySpace for a mere $3.3 million to Intermix, one of the dumbest moves in recent tech history.
See the book: Stealing MySpace
The more credible accounts of the sale, indicate Tom got closer to $15 to $30 million from Fox buying the company.
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: https://www.quora.com/Animal-Behavior/Would-a-lone-adult-wolf-be-able-to-take-down-an-unarmed-athletic-adult-human/answer/Oliver-Starr
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: https://www.quora.com/search?q=Oliver+Starr+wolves
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
Sources vary, but I gather Jupiter has less than 2% of the mass it would need to sustain nuclear fusion. It makes up 77% of the total mass of the planets, so I guess even if they all collided it still wouldn't make a star.
The situation and why France is a target is quite complex, and unfortunately your're going to get largely "because Muslims hate progress" answers. But reality is it's not quite that simple. Part of the issue is that France, while it tries to claim it's progressive, is really not. This question/answer already goes over the issues going on within France: https://www.quora.com/Why-are-there-so-many-more-terrorist-attacks-in-France-than-anywhere-else-in-Europe
So you have France, which is progressive but also has this uncomfortable underlying racism that it would rather not admit to, and you have immigrants realizing that France sucks for them but can't really go anywhere else. Throw in extremists capitalizing on this situation by convincing young men that the situation will never change unless they blow shit up, and you have terrorism.
And what the "Muslim's are bad, M-kay" brigade doesn't realize is they contribute to the recruitment of Muslims by painting the entire religion with the same brush. "There are Muslim extremist terrorists, so therefore all Muslims are extremists."
They fail to realize there are also violent white rightwingers and they'd really hate it if we said anyone who was a right wing conservative in the US was a domestic terrorist due to McVeigh.
So, just remember things are not as simple as people wish they could be.
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 tried to find some legitimate website sources and here are two things I found:
No scientific journals, but at least something that can probably help guide more research on the topic.
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
Both Bruce Clarke and Omar Bradley got detained on their failure of American trivia during the battle of the bulge. Clarke for baseball.
I googled the phrase "infrastructure spending growing economy" and this is the first hit
> Infrastructure projects - electricity, roads, airports, water systems and telecommunications are the foundations of modern economies. They have a huge multiplier effect (a dollar spent on infrastructure leads to an outcome of greater than two dollars
Your comment made me realize that Americans use automatic transmission. The TIFU makes more sense now. (Because with manual you would shift to neutral before approaching the car so pressing the accelerator would have no other effect than a nasty noise if you pushed it more than a little)
Edit: Since many people apparently reckon that is all right to hold the clutch depressed while waiting for the green light, I'm hijacking this comment to say that it is not because it puts strain on the throwout bearing, reducing the life span of the clutch. detailed explanation on Quora
"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.
You have to think of about duration and memory space. The longest video you will probably take with your phone is a few minutes long. CCTV have to be running 24/7 and storing it somewhere.
If you take a 2 minute video at 1080p (HD), the file can be minimum ~1GB.^^ That means over an hour, we are talking at about 25GB. Multiply that by 24 for a whole day, and we're talking 600GB. I don't need to tell you that 600GB is a huge amount. Especially only for one day.
Organisations vary on how long they keep footage but 30 days+ isn't a bad average figure to go on. ^^
30*600 = 18000GB = 18TB.
Now you may be thinking, Organisations can afford 18 1TB HDDs. Perhaps, but the setup and systems admin that is required to setup and maintain the storage also costs money and that 18TB is just for one camera. Multiply 18TB for each camera. Overall, CCTVs don't need to have HD footage.
CCTVs don't necessarily NEED to be able to identify people. That isn't their only purpose. Put on a mask, and the identification goes out the window. CCTVs do a good job at deterrence as well as recording events that may occur. Someone get attacked? The video footage may actually show that it wasn't self defense. High quality footage isn't needed in that case.
Me fucking too. An estimated 10% of women are on their period at any given time. This is something that happens to half of the population every month for about 40 years of their life. Men should get used to this by now. It's not a ~~~weird rare feminine thing. Girls shouldn't feel uncomfortable, having to sneak tampons into the bathroom to avoid embarrassment at school/work, or pretending they're fine so people won't tell them to stop whining about their debilitating cramps.
UGH. Sorry, I'm very passionate about normalizing periods.
Mongo is somewhat notorious for data corruption, "unsafe" writes, etc... It was kind of political for a while, but slowly consensus has built that mongo isn't really a good idea if data integrity is a design goal.
So, mongo is the snapchat of dbs meaning that your data disappears shortly after storing it. :-)
Reminds me of this one: http://web.archive.org/web/20050402231231/http://lzip.sourceforge.net:80/index.html
[EDIT] Linked to the wrong lzip.
Actually, you're half right. Many species menstruate monthly. We're the only ones who bleed this much, though. It is because, as you said, we are in an arms race against parasitic fetuses which literally try to burrow directly into our vascular system to divert all resources to themselves.
TL;DR: Babies: the internal vampires.
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.
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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.
It was a bit more complicated than Facebook printing new shares, but there wasn't any "clause" they invoked to dilute Eduardo. Some key points of what happened, mostly based off those IM (instant message) convos that were leaked last year:
Mark Zuckerberg wanted to cut out Eduardo, since he was failing at his job.
What he did was he created a new entity in Delaware to acquire the existing company in Florida (he had to do this anyway -- Delaware is far more corporate friendly).
In the old company, Eduardo owned about 30%. In the new one, he owned 24%.
Then Eduardo signed an agreement for his 3 million shares but had to give up intellectual property rights. This was big.
Then Facebook pulled the rug from under him. Zuckerberg issued 9 million more shares, none of which went to Eduardo. It kept getting diluted from there.
There's quite a good explanation on Gawker that goes into the process into more detail: http://gawker.com/5643915/
Basically though, there were several rounds of dilution before Eduardo realized what happened. There's no clause, though. Still, he's got well over a billion dollars now, so he can't be too upset. You'd think.
.../sigh - I guess I'll bite.
> American dialect is the standard for the English speaking world.
No, in fact, many schools teach British English instead of American English. Particularly in private schools. (source: wife is a teacher in Europe) And if you are referring to the largest, non-native speaking population (India), they learn British English (read: from the Imperial time and all that jazz) and learn more American-styled English through TV shows and because Americans get fussy if they have to hear "non-American" English spoken by those "foreign people" on tech support. (https://www.quora.com/Which-English-do-we-use-in-India-American-or-British)
> American English is much closer to the English spoken 300 years ago
Wrong again... there is a very, very small population in N. Carolina that has some similarities to English of that time, but modern, American English is not similar at all. (source: Foreign Lang. and Linguistics Major and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Modern_English - you'll note that no one speaks like that today, neither in the US nor in England)
Honestly, there's just so much more to it than that. Check out the first answer to this question on Quora by Don Davis...an American veteran. https://www.quora.com/Who-is-responsible-for-the-mess-in-Iraq-today
He does a great job at explaining it all.
NASA tests astronauts for claustrophobia as part of the selection process:
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
The average person produces half a litre of farts per day. That means that from the age of eighteen -- when they're fully grown -- to the day they die (current US life expectancy for men is 78.84 years), the average human male will produce somewhere in the vicinity of 11,100 litres of farts. The Hindenburg, for comparison, contained about 200,000,000 litres of space; if you and eighteen thousand of your buddies band together and eat a lot of beans for the next sixty years, you could just about match it.
Ignoring the issues of thrust, which have been better dealt with elsewhere: what would happen if you just farted into a balloon? After all, you've got to store all of these farts somewhere. Surely that would be less harmful than a rocket-propelled asshole? According to this source, the relative densities are around 1.066 kg/m^3 for farts and 1.204 kg/m^3 for air; that means for every cubic metre of farts you have, you can lift a little less than 0.138 kg. You have 11.1 cubic metres of farts, which gives you a total lift of 1.53 kilograms. Good news! You can fart-lift a human brain, if you're willing to devote your life to intestinal cerebellar aeronautics.
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).
Spotify has ~1.9 million users (paying).
5% of 1.9 million is 95,000
650 kilobytes * 95,000 = 61.75 gigabytes
Average cost/GB in 2014 was $.03
$.03 x 61.75GB = $1.8525
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
This is sad because the genetics for human skin color is actually very complicated. Depending on whether anyone from their past had darker skin, the baby could be considerably darker.
J'ai passé un sale collège où j'étais un peu une victime. J'ai pu "redémarrer" en seconde et m'en sortir derrière, mais c'est quelque chose qui laisse des séquelles.
Ton frère a besoin de se trouver des amis. Aide le à se trouver des passions, des hobbys qui lui donneront matière à communiquer, à être intéressant. Explique lui que ce n'est pas sa faute, il n'est pas quelqu'un qui a échoué. C'est juste que les gamins sont cruels et cherchent à montrer qu'ils sont plus forts.
J'avais lu un fil très intéressant sur Quora sur la question de ce que les gens qui se font harceler jeunes deviennent. T'as ceux qui s'en sortent et développent une profonde aversion pour l'injustice, ils deviennent "bons" en ayant vu la cruauté. D'autres sont brisés, à vie, par cette épreuve. Je t'invite à aider ton frère à surmonter ça, il a besoin d'aide.
Perso, je m'en suis sorti pcq j'ai rencontré des gens meilleurs en Seconde. Je m'en suis aussi sorti en devenant le genre d'ami dont j'aurai eu besoin quand j'étais au collège.
Bon courage à toi et ton frère.
Sinon, est que vous comptez lancer une procédure contre les gamins qui ont fait chier ton frère? Ou au moins parler à leurs parents?
Doorzonwoning you mean?
Edit: here is an explanation in English https://www.quora.com/Im-an-architecture-student-I-need-some-files-about-dutch-dwellings-Someone-knows?share=1
>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.
Because they don't actually say Death to America, but our media loves to translate it that way.
It's like if you chanted "Fuck China". It doesn't necessarily mean you long to stick your penis into China's vagina.
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: https://www.quora.com/Why-was-Marc-Bodnicks-answer-to-Subreddits-Protest-Alleged-Firing-of-Reddit-Employee-July-2015-Why-is-Victoria-Taylor-no-longer-at-reddit-removed
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.
welcome to programming :)
this is a good doc on this topic: http://space.wccnet.edu/~pmillis/cps120/cps120_pgm_syntax.pdf
some fun reading: https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-coolest-and-or-funniest-programming-errors
I did some digging, best I could find was here. They are ornamental cartridge holes which hold ornamental bullets. They are an imitation of the old paper cartridges used for muskets.
tldr; Decorative ammunition.
The Vietnam ERA saw men who weren't connected enough to avoid the draft get shipped off to a jungle and possibly die. When they returned back broken they were called baby-killers by the same elitists that were lucky enough to avoid the draft by either being born female, or being part of the right family.
A good answer on Quora on how they were treated
We've swung very far in the other direction, and in my opinion it's trying to right the wrongs of the way the Vietnam-era military members were treated.
Hopefully it levels out and people can quit thanking me for my service when they found out I was in the military. It creates an awkward situation, and I didn't do it for them. I did it to set myself up better in life via the GI Bill.
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.
funny enough that's exactly what Hitler intended, looking back at the Armenian genocide.
He wanted to do a better job than that with the Jews, well 'better' in his own twisted mind.
Edit: now with 100% more sauce
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: https://www.quora.com/What-is-it-like-to-work-with-Elon-Musk/answers/5559684
It is not a glamorous job, and no one is in a real rush to join these days.
I was googling to see if anyone historically had questioned if Wright was Satoshi, and found Wright had answered this Quora question "Is Edward Snowden Satoshi Nakamoto?" from a year ago: https://www.quora.com/Is-Edward-Snowden-the-creator-of-Bitcoin-aka-Satoshi-Nakamoto
Edit: He's also upvoted a number of Satoshi related answers, which is hilarious to me for some reason. http://i.imgur.com/o05bTqT.png
>Once she said 'Articles of Confederation' I laughed.
>Article 4 States
But to instill a national feeling, "[t]he better to secure and perpetuate mutual friendship and intercourse among the people of the different States in this union," it establishes equal treatment and freedom of movement for the FREE INHABITANTS of each state to pass unhindered between the states, excluding "paupers, vagabonds, and fugitives from justice." All these people are entitled to equal rights established by the state into which he travels. If a crime is committed in one state and the perpetrator flees to another state, he will be extradited to and tried in the state in which the crime was committed.
>Even in this, there is nothing that states you get to ignore the laws of the state you are in. In fact it says the state you are in says what rights you have.
>And it is all a dead point anyway because The Articles of Confederation were replaced in 1789 by the ratification of the Constitution.
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.
Maybe. I think this Quora question goes over it better than what I can, but to summarize, it's basically said that Harry did exhibit a lot of traits of Slytherin: ambitious, clever, cunning, "a certain disregard for the rules", et al.
The post also mentions that Harry could speak Parseltounge, a trait that was exhibited mostly (if not all? I don't remember) by Slytherin.
I don't think it's unreasonable that based on what the Sorting Hat could figure out about Harry, he could've been placed into either.
But the US is already spending way more on roads than on space exploration. Even if including less space exploratory purposes.
It might not be enough still, but I don't think cutting one to attempt to aid the other is going to result in overall gains for society. Especially since it might just be eaten up by tax cuts or another arms deal.
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.
But I don't believe this was a bit; I believe this is how he really thinks.
edit to add links discussing this - it was him as a person, not him as a persona: one, two and three
> Jean-Luc Picard was born to Maurice and Yvette Picard in La Barre, France, on July 13, 2305, and dreamed of joining Starfleet. He and the rest of his family speak English, with English accents—the French language having become obscure by the 24th century, as mentioned in the Next Generation episode "Code of Honor".
The world moved on, is basically what happened. Your question is like asking why so few Americans speak German today.
EDIT: Found the source through this Quora answer.
Win %. I'm actually just guessing with that based on the fact that they have had the best record in (major American) sports by a solid margin during Duncan's career. I could be wrong I guess - let me know. I could see Bird or Magic having better team records. But I kinda doubt it.
Edit: also, this happened during Duncan's reign: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/san-antonio-spurs-los-angeles-lakers-nba-history-030315
Edit: I was wrong in my assumption. Larry Bird has the best record of any top 10 player at .736. Russell is second. Tim Duncan comes in third place. Duncan and Kareem after that. Source here: https://www.quora.com/Percentage-wise-who-is-the-winningest-NBA-player-in-history
Hijacking just to leave this link here. In case other laypeople like myself want to know the difference between the different terms (toughness, hardness, stiffness, etc), the link is a nice discussion of them.
Yes, this is how it works. The gun is not loaded (you can see the orange safety flag blocking the chamber). There is a dummy mag/clamp that holds the real one.
>It means that when I was 7 and I went to a birthday party for my neighbor's children
What 7 year old thinks of the kids next door as "my neighbor's children"? Weeeirdo.
Oh dear. He answers a question on quora about disclosing trans status. As if there's anything to disclose. Oh the wishful thinking. But gee you know what I bet he just needs to work on those eyebrows!
Oh and he likes to draw porny cartoon women. These guys are so unique and not predictable at all.
They're being charged with "commercial bribery" where an employee takes a bribe to make a decision to the detriment of their employer. If FIFA as an organization had established that taking bribes was accepted rather than explicitly condemned as a violation of their ethics policy there would be no charges. Basically, these guys may act as regional representatives and leaders but they are not the owners or FIFA itself so this is criminal.
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 https://www.quora.com/Ornithology/Why-do-birds-appear-to-twitch-and-move-robotically-instead-of-fluidly-like-humans
> The decision to invest in D-Wave systems was a controversial one, since some in the industry think that the company has oversold the quantum abilities of its hardware.
There is no such thing as a working quantum computer. Read the article carefully. There is one company that makes claims of having a proof of concept hardware that cannot be verified. We are talking cold fusion/EmDrive rocket engine twilight zone.
Here is the list of challenges facing quantum computing.