Re: "...uses a Solaris workstation running version 8 of the OS"
Overnight shipping, world-wide, has certainly been an option for as long as software on CD has been an option. I don't buy your story.
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My down vote is attributable to the concept of a verification system based on scanned receipts. Such a system would not be simple to implement, nor practical for the average user.
Concerning flamingly negative reviews, I expect we have all found ways to contextualize such information as educated internet users. If, as a service provider, such as the complainant in the subject of this article, I have only received one flamingly negative review ever, the contextual clue to the customer is that I don't do much business and therefore may be lacking the experience to provide excellent service.
While I am very uncomfortable with the business model that yelp is accused of pursuing here, I don't think this complainant's case was even close to the adequate example to illustrate yelps abuses.
The clumsy "shield" system is for people that can't solder a stripboard...
Now, now, no point it trying to make it personal. I enjoy soldering, breadboarding and shielding equally. They all have their place.
Arduino was designed for experimenting. You know, popping things on, popping things off, switching things around, making mistakes; generally: learning.
Not all of us have become self-proclaimed mages yet, please be patient.
@TeacherMARK: the use of the expression "retard" in a derogatory way is ignorant and insensitive.
People with mental disabilities made no election to have such challenges in life, and yet they still manage to contribute greatly to their community. Please consider showing some respect.
That your handle includes "teacher" makes your choice of words doubly reprehensible.
You don't buy new pots and pans just because you replaced the stove...
You don't pay for a new car just because you replaced the engine...
You haven't paid the pots and pans maker to warrant that their wares will both work with your terrifically complicated and rather unique stove, and that the pots and pans maker will provide technical support if they fail to work with said stove.
You don't, in fact, pay for a new computer (car) when you change the motherboard (engine). But you should expect to pay for the creation of the various drivers and other development effort that ensured the same OS will work exactly the same on a totally different piece of hardware. If you replaced your 2014 Ford's engine with a 2016 Ferrari engine, you would pay your mechanic the ensure those different parts contained to work together correctly, no?
If you don't like how MS earns their money, I've heard there might be other options for making your computer go. Apparently you can even help write the programs yourself. For free.
Linux Mint Cinnamon has totally turned around my sexlife. On the very first day that I downloaded the ISO, before I had even written it over to a flash drive, the hunney from down the way came over on the premise of needing to borrow ingredients for a cake. Asked if I had some cinnamon, I invited her in to come and have some.
I really don't know how Netflix thought it would be possible to grow the business while:
1. Approaching market saturation
2. Increasing their fees
3. Decreasing the variety and quality of third-party programing.
4. Failing miserably to repeat the success of new programming since OITNB (what they did to Arrested Development years back should have been a clear warning to investors that they are generally out of their depth).
5. Surrendering content to Amazon, who is offering an increasingly satisfying video service as only one facet of a suite of services that cost less than Netflix.
Their present business model, I'm guessing, must include a substantial portion of revenue from users who have forgotten or simply can't be bothered to cancel.
Once, while driving through Corning, New York, I was very excited to take break and visit the museum there. Of particular interest to me at the time was seeing some fiber optic history in the flesh.
Sadly, 2/3 of the museum is dedicated to glass baubles and objet d'art. The science room (kinda a big open room mind you) had a pretty excellent example a mirror from a telescope, and a lot of examples of automotive safety glass. I recall few or no examples of any of the fiber optic or tablet glass products that have kept Corning relevant that past 15 years.
That is IBMese. So much is lost in translation, but I'll give it a try:
A culture of misleading customers by the use of enigmatic phrases that suggest we are engaged in a terrifically complex business that the customer ought to understand but can't without our help.
It's mostly a game, like Mornington Crescent.
Well, I had to search just to sort out what the <3 was about. As the most popular record on urban dictionary has it, it's a ball sack that some folks mistake for a heart.
To think I've been wasting my time studying the object model for several MSFT applications and didn't have time to learn about ASCII hearts. I'm clearly not MSFT material.
@AC of "Watson is illustrative..."
Couldn't agree more. My last interaction with Watson was the recipe-wielding website supposedly powered by Watson. In spite of much bally-hoo, even from US public media, about the capabilities of the system, I found the UI profoundly enigmatic, and even after sticking with it much longer than the total prep time of three or four meals. I could only manage to eke out a recipe containing several ingredients I had not included in my inventory.
Prior to that, I spent about a week of my life actively trying to figure out what had become of Jeopardy Watson, and walked away only slightly better understanding IBM's truly archaic cloud services (stone tablets and bronze chisels... in the Cloud) and nothing more.
I might have a go at the shop with a console that does VR, but it's value in anything other than gaming is totally lost on me. I appreciated the earlier comment about Clippy-VR. Most people are paid to get shit done, not have an "immersive experience." Then, when they are done working, most people have real lives to contend with.
If MSFT had done nothing, I mean all we had today was a patched Win7, and none of the sturm und drang, does anyone think PC sales would have remained stable?
I'll be the first to ridicule MSFT for their ham fisted attempts to innovate, but I don't really think anyone was going to keep the PC platform relevant.
@hattivat: Now that was something I could sink my braincells into.
I'm not agnostic to the concept of AI. And I appreciate that some really amazing programming is happening right now that allows for astonishing patern detection. I clearly don't understand it, and I am frustrated that I'm probably just not bright enough to be able; but I don't deny it.
But I balk at giving these and other concepts names that attempt to anthropomorphize what the process is doing. That is just the arrogant, self-deification of, again, mostly the academic set who come up with pure theory, no practice and sure as hell no meaningful value.
Sorry Matthew, but you've delivered a response that is, again, jammed up with jargon.
Architecture is how the bits of wood or steel are fitted up to make a building.
Neural concerns neurons, which are nerve cells in a living organism.
Hidden layers are found in a lasagna, which is a fine meal to take a mourning friend.
Propagation is what males and females do when bored/anxious/angry to pass the time... oh, and make babies.
None of these concepts pertain to computing. They are the entropic banter of academics, bent on turning a stream of consciousness into way to pay the mortgage.
Can someone please explain what Deep Learning is without the shadow puppets and microtonal soundtrack?
I'm sorry, but I don't believe a word of this Deep Learning b.s.
Any concept whose name immediately begs questions about the inverse of its name just rings painfully in my ears as the output of publish-or-perish academics with absolutely no experience in value creation. It's jargon backed up by explanations of jargon with jargon to help you understand the jargon in the jargon.
Having spent some time with Professor Wikipedia just now, I'm only more confident in my beliefs.
Has anyone a class of Deep Learning kool-aide for me to drink? Am I wrong? Please enlighten me?
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