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Its amazing what you can accomplish with Peizo sensors and an Arduino..
Its amazing what you can accomplish with Peizo sensors and an Arduino..
Over the years, creative rebels have often behaved poorly in their creative workplaces. Do most of us approve? Hardly. Nobody likes, say, the way the great creator of Apple Inc. (AAPL),Steve Jobs, treated many colleagues.Riiight. So if Apple instituted a policy saying "Front-office jobs to be done only by the Swedish Bikini Team", thats OK right? They're just being "creative rebels"?
Her action may reduce the very kind of access she enjoyed for those who followed her. Setting Kleiner Perkins aside, consider the rest of the sector. Human-resources specialists aren’t idiots. They see how much Pao, still merely alleging, is costing a firm such as Kleiner Perkins: time, image and distraction from its main work, finding value. Other businesses will work harder to avoid a litigious hireOr, and I'm going out on a limb here, They might actually decide to not allow workplace harassment?
Many of the services that are critical to Google’s ad business have historically been backed by MySQL. We have recently migrated several of these services to F1, a new RDBMS developed at Google. F1 implements rich relational database features, including a strictly enforced schema, a powerful parallel SQL query engine, general transactions, change tracking and notiﬁcation, and indexing, and is built on top of a highly distributed storage system that scales on standard hardware in Google data centers. The store is dynamically sharded, supports transactionally-consistent replication across data centers, and is able to handle data center outages without data loss.
But, it turns out that there is no publicly available database of this evidence (really!)No court has ever challenged the expert-ness of an expert witness who purported to be an expert on fingerprints.Why not?To be an expert in something, there has to be a body of knowledge for you to know about.Where is the body of knowledge about fingerprints? They swirl around, we know that much right?
Fingerprint evidence is difficult to deal with in trial because the examiner offers his or her "opinion" as if it were indisputable fact. In truth, the examiner identifies a number of points of comparison and then, if similar to the known sample (for example, from our client), declares that the prints "match." He or she may use fewer than 7 points of comparison in many jurisdictions and still declare the "match.Which, when you really get down to it, is what reviews around the world have pretty much determined viz., that fingerprints are a good test, but are not (not!) a provably exact test, which basically means that you can't have the CSI investigator say "His fingerprint was on the gun! I have a match! He done it!".
The study used commercial iris-matching software to compare 20,000 images of 644 irises, using iris pictures that were taken anywhere from one month to three years apart.When the researchers compared the photos that were taken one month apart, they found few instances of the system failing to match two irises from the same person. As the length of time between the photos increased, however, the rate of false mismatches increased: when iris photos taken three years apart were compared, the false non-match rate was 153 percent higher than for photos taken a month apart. In practical terms, this still means that only about 2.5 iris scans in 2 million will be incorrectly matched after three years. As time goes by, however, the effect will be compounded, co-author Kevin Bowyer says, potentially locking some people out of systems or letting other fool security checkpoints. This means that at the very least, images should be updated every few years, and future pattern recognition systems may need to account for changing irises as well as different lighting conditions and other factors.
"This is the decision of the court … since the above articles can be considered 'travel supplies,' regardless of their content,"Mind you, this decision explicitly said that sex toys were not legitimate travel supplies, but "sexy skin lotion" was.
Three administrative judges visited Erotic World ahead of the court hearing to inspect the shop's goods, carefully assessing whether each item might come in handy on a long journey.As I've said before, I don't even bother reading The Onion anymore, reality is pretty damn good enough :-)
Condoms were considered useful enough, but the judges ruled that the old favourite sex game "Erotic Ludo" should still be taboo on the day God has designated the day of rest.
A vast amount of water is used to produce the food and products that nations consume. Large population is the greatest factor, but inefficient agriculture or dependence on water-intensive cuisine can exacerbate demand; meat consumption accounts for 30 percent of the U.S. water footprint.Given the sheer amount of water that India uses (and exports!), the importance of the monsoons makes sense - around 80% of India's water comes from the Monsoon, as does a huge chunk of its energy. Its pretty harsh - this is a ton of water and its all dependant on one - finicky - annual event. As the Economist puts it
Yet the drought underlines a grim truth. India’s extremes of hydrology, poverty and population present vast difficulties for water management which it has never mastered. And they are growing. Increasingly frequent droughts may be a sign of this—if, as some think, climate change is to blame. It will accentuate India’s problems, with the monsoon rains, which supply over 50% of much of India’s annual precipitation in just 15 days, predicted to become even more contracted and unpredictable. At the same time, the rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers promises to deprive the great rivers of the Indian sub-continent, the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra, of their summertime source. This threatens a triple whammy: of longer dry seasons, in which these rivers do not flow, and more violent wet seasons. That would mean more bad news for flood-prone eastern India, including Bihar, where over 3m were displaced last year when the Kosi river burst a crumbling embankment.Ominous...
"No dude! We don't want to see the fucking kitchen! We just got taken for $400 fucking dollars per head, and are not really Feeling The Love. You didn't even use Lube! A "Kitchen Tour" is not really going to make anything better, and given our experience thus far, you might either brain us with a copper pan, or worse, mistakenly lock us up in the wine cellar, where our pickled corpses will be discovered a few years hence."But, just wanting to leave at this point, we left.
I bet its not super-complex. Its a f**king drip-pan. Made of metal.Bob Skillen [...] designs drip pans that his company sells to the military for a different helicopter, the UH-46, for about $2,500 per pan, or about one-eighth the price that his Kentucky competitor charges. The pans attach beneath the roof of the helicopter to catch leaking transmission fluid before it can seep into the cabin.“It’s not a supercomplex part,” said Mr. Skillen, an aerospace engineer who used to work for the Navy
Tom Wilson, who owns Phoenix Products, defended his company’s pans as better constructed and more durable than others on the market. Asked what made them so costly, he declined to discuss specifics, saying that disclosure of the company’s custom design could help competitors or even aid America’s enemies.Get that?
And The ArcThe shower’s contours have drawn inspiration from the motions of waves. Designed by Diego Granese, the Loop re-defines outdoor shower systems. And the best part is, it can be parked anywhere on your property, at the backyard or within the four walls. So while the Loop may not be the only outdoor shower system to try your hands at this summer, it is certainly one worth considering.
The alluring Arc-shaped shower can switch from normal shower mode to an energy-saving mode for less water and electricity consumption. The concept will use a 500W domestic water pump to maintain a constant water circulation and recycle warm shower water. The control panel has access to all the functions with a touch interface. So far, so good, unless you are fine with bathing in your leftover shower water. The Arc shower features a luxury design and anyways for that huge a shower you need to have a spacious bathroom or plush outdoors. But it’s just a concept.And of course, The Horizontal Shower
For the first time, HORIZONTAL SHOWER permits showering using the AMBIANCE TUNING TECHNIQUE while reclining. The application combines six WATER BARS recessed into a broad shower field above a reclining space, along with an eTOOL as the main operating element. Just as with VERTICAL SHOWER, with HORIZONTAL SHOWER the user can also choose from among a variety of pre-programmed choreographies, offering a range of settings for water temperature, intensity and quantity. The user can decide from among BALANCING, ENERGIZING or DE-STRESSING effects.
They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes (document, column-oriented, key-value, etc.) and each of these has a different sweet-spot. I tend to think of them as solution-oriented data stores, i.e., each DB is tuned towards a specific solution domain. Oh yes, they are certainly moving towards each other - Riak has secondary indexes, CouchDB's bigcouch variant shards and scales brilliantly, etc. but that is evolution for you.
Of course you can use these (somewhat, and very loosely) interchange-ably, but ye gods, wouldn't that be a dumb thing to do. As a simple exercise, imagine the entertainment associated with swapping out CouchDB with Berkeley DB. (And, in case you are wondering, I was actually asked to help in this recently because "They both are DBs right? Whats the difference?")memcache, but it was cheaper to use Oracle. Besides, you can also do Key-Value stores in it".