Was the attack on Pearl Harbor brilliantly planned and executed or was it successful…

Was the attack on Pearl Harbor brilliantly planned and executed or was it successful in only the loosest sense of the word?

Not only was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor far from brilliant, it also narrowly avoided disaster.

This article makes the case that it was a junk plan and barely worked.

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Pearl Harbor
Facts, information and articles about the attack on Pearl Harbor, the first battle of World War II Pearl Harbor Facts Dates December 7, 1941 Location Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Generals/Commanders United States: Husband Kimmel and Walter Short Japanese: Chuichi Nagumo and Isoroku Yamamoto Soldiers Engaged United States: Japanese: Outcome Japanese Victory Casualties United States: 3,700 Japanese: [...]

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Population of the United States is moving Southwest

 Since 1900 in particular it has really drifted South.

Population of the United States is moving Southwest.  Since 1900 in particular it has really drifted South.

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Is it just me or does this police body camera seem kind of sub par?

In today's world a camera that only records 640×480 and can only preserve 30 seconds of video and costs $400 seems to be setting a pretty low bar.

I don't know how long your average police person's shift is, but say it's 8 hours, you could record video at 2 mbit/s and store a complete stream of that whole 8 hours in 60 gigabytes of flash storage and then you wouldn't be reliant on a cop to press the "hey save what just happened" button on the camera.

What if the officer was incapacitated and couldn't press the button?  What if the officer is behaving badly?  Why in the world would they press the button?

You could even have a button for the officer to press to mark sections of the video so you didn't have to peruse hours and hours of video to find interesting parts.

Now, I'm not saying it would be easy to create such a camera.  You'd have to have sufficient battery capacity and you'd have to think about flash durability, but those are not insurmountable obstacles.

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Could This Camera Prevent Police Brutality?
Taser–the world’s favorite non-lethal weapons manufacturer–says its new surveillance device can protect both cops and citizens.

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PyCharm and Python function annotations

If you're a python programmer, the PyCharm IDE can  use Python 3 function annotations to do type suggestions and warnings.

I made this little animation to demonstrate.

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PyCharm with type annotations – Gfycat
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Dyslexia has advantages:  dyslexic people are more sensitive to violations of c…

Dyslexia has advantages:  dyslexic people are more sensitive to violations of causality.

Dyslexia is often called a “learning disability.” And it can indeed present learning challenges. Although its effects vary widely, children with dyslexia read so slowly that it would typically take them a half a year to read the same number of words other children might read in a day. Therefore, the fact that people who read so slowly were so adept at picking out the impossible figures was a big surprise to the researchers. After all, why would people who are slow in reading be fast at responding to visual representations of causal reasoning?

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The Advantages of Dyslexia
With reading difficulties can come other cognitive strengths

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GIF of that last post of mine.

GIF of that last post of mine.

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Reconfigure your face with real-time face tracking and projection

This is really cool, and I can imagine all sorts of amazing scifi-type stuff that could happen with this in 5-10 years.

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On methane, a greenouse gas more potent than carbon dixoide:

To put this in perspective, just seven years ago, estimates suggested that only 500,000 tons of methane were being released into Earth's atmosphere each year. Now we're measuring 17 million tons of it. Just in the Arctic.

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The Giant Methane Monster That Can Wipe Out the Human Race
Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world’s most deadly greenhouse gas.

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