14 posts • joined 27 Oct 2016
Re: Getting a probe there?
As I understand it (or not) quantum entanglement does not provide faster-than-light communication.
Re: Dictionary anyone?
I have family outside the major urban centres. Many of them voted Leave because they thought that all the arguments about the economy were protecting the "city folk". They didn't care if "we" were worse off, because they resent the "city folk" talking down to them all the time - and by extension the EU are just remote city folk. So all the arguments about whether the UK would be better or worse off outside the EU were completely wasted on them. It was the "taking back control" meme that resonated with them.
The Leave/Remain split isn't stupid vs clever. It is more about the focus on economy vs control.
Re: I don't blame him...
Yes. I am no fan of Facebook but this is the same committee that decided Bradley Wiggins had not broken any rules but had "crossed an ethical line" based mostly on "secret" evidence from a source that they refused to name.
Damian Collins is a shameless self-publicist who wants M. Zuckerberg to attend the committee to bolster his own ego.
"The self-driving vehicle was doing 38MPH in a 35MPH zone, we're told."
Huh? If the AI can exceed the speed limit, then there is something wrong with it. It either can't measure its speed accurately, doesn't know what the speed limit is everywhere, or has a tolerance programmed in.
I wonder what the actual limits are...
Re: CompSci without coursework
Unfortunately I have found this too. In all the subjects I have looked at, not just computer science.
Try downloading some past papers and look at the marking schemes. There is some flexibility, but not much.
Stray too far from the beaten track and you are "wrong". This is why students are basically coached in how to pass the exam ... "first you write this (1 mark) then this (1 mark) then..."
Re: Yeah right
Most right-handed cubers solve the cube one-handed with their left hand. That's because the fastest algorithms for a righty two-handed use a lot of R turns. Those turns are hard to make with your right hand alone. So you have to either learn a whole lot of new algorithms, or use your left hand.
Re: Age bias tells young people that they have no future in the IT industry
Especially with the short lifespan of many jobs now; no more jobs for "life". I have had few problems with age bias once I was in a job. But having been made redundant 3 times now, it is getting harder and harder to find a good job as I age.