“Equally as important as that productivity gain was their error rate that was effectively being driven to zero,” Kim says. “Not only were they making things faster, they were also making sure that every product that was coming off that assembly line was built right. Those two factors combined translate to millions of dollars of savings when projected upon their entire operations.”
Consultants from PricewaterhouseCoopers came up with the five measures in an effort to make online advertising conform to the same strict standards of accountability used in traditional advertising, he said.
Over the next few weeks, Beam observed Gong spend hours opening the machine up and filming its innards with his iPhone camera. He was hacking into it to try to make it compatible with small finger-stick blood samples, Beam realized. It seemed like confirmation of what Patel had told him: the 4S must not be working, otherwise why resort to such desperate measures? Beam knew the Edison could only perform immunoassays, so it made sense that Young and Gong would choose the ADVIA, which specialized in general chemistry assays.
I had been forewarned: Bill Tancer is a stats maven. What’s more, the General Manager of Global Research at Hitwise told the crowd here at the Summit that web 2.0 get him excited for the sheer amount of data now available.
As for connecting the vibration to SMS, it’s brilliant. Not because each character in the message can trigger 45 possible vibration effects, but because of the attention required to set off those effects. Each incoming message tells a woman that her partner is thinking about her, and imagining her in a sexual way. Each message communicates that he finds her desirable and sexy.
There’s another prize that’s up to you: the People’s Choice Award, which brings the winning project $25,000. There are many great game prototypes entered, featuring a huge array of gameplay and skills. Among the entrants you’ll find Sci-Heroes Save the Day, a prototype I created with my friend, the awesome artist Tim Goldman.
Keita Suyama is a prolific Macintosh “modder.” The 32-year-old has customized a half-dozen machines, including his flat-panel iMac, which he painted black.
Dorman thinks that the vaccine community’s resistance to classical vaccinology is an example of bias, of cleaving to a set of ideas in the absence of evidence for them. “Until fairly recently, expert opinion held that the earth was flat! Erroneous ideas sometimes are difficult to dislodge, as has been noted by many observers including Leo Tolstoy and Upton Sinclair,” he writes me in an email timestamped at 3:05 am the morning after I asked him about Kang’s research. To the email Dorman attached a PDF with quotes from Tolstoy and Sinclair. The Tolstoy was in the original Russian, with a translation.
I’m no fan of Jerry Falwell. I think he’s a blowhard who has a twisted and inaccurate theology. But when you take him to task for his comments about the Dixie Chicks, aren’t you doing the very thing you dislike in him? That’s an interesting interpretation of the First Amendment you have, to use your phrase. (And the First Amendment is concerned with government efforts, not individual efforts. “Congress shall make no law….)
The HomeRF.org website is gone, and a group spokesperson told InternetNews.com that the group had broken up.
SAN FRANCISCO – If there’s one heartening thing about the unsolicited e-mail problem, it’s that there are smart people working to solve it.