Are you in a growth phase, your focus is usually somewhere else than on the currency risks, a topic that has a tendency to slip down on the priority list.As entrepreneurs in Sweden today, chances are high that you have international contacts, either via clients or suppliers in foreign countries.In the case you get paid or pay in a different currency than the Swedish krona, have you as a Swedish company and a foreign currency exposure and is thus exposed to a currency risk.the foreign exchange market is extremely large and a variety of external factors influence the course development.So no matter if you, for example, that the exporter has calculated with a generous ”cushion” in the kalkylkursen, and a good margin in the deal then you set the price to the customer, so can an unforeseen fluctuation in foreign exchange rate soon turn this up until the payment is made.It is easy to turn a blind eye to the risk so long as the currency movements are within the framework of the company's calculus, or even to an advantage on the basis of the budgeted rate.
San Francisco International’s airport director starts his letter to the California Department of Motor Vehicles by saying his airport is “excited” about the potential for autonomous vehicles to make the state’s highways and streets safer.Just not in his backyard, without permission.The DMV on April 28 published a number of letters it received after asking for comments on proposed robot-vehicle regulations.Among those letters was an April 24 missive from SFO airport director Ivar Satero.Satero noted that SFO was the first California airport to embrace ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.Both those companies plan to bring autonomy into their ride-sharing fleets.Uber has been testing autonomous vehicles, and Lyft, in its own letter to the DMV, said it believed its platform would provide the first chance for many Californians to ride in robot cars.But if those firms have plans to provide services at SFO, they’re headed toward a legal wall topped with a high-tech surveillance apparatus.“Because airport roadways are not ‘public roads,’ owners and operators of AVs (autonomous vehicles) are prohibited from operating at any public airport in California under the proposed regulations as currently drafted,” SFO’s Satero said in his letter.“For purposes of enforcing AV regulations prohibiting AVs from operating on airport roadways, we request the DMV to post all AV license plate numbers and states of issuance on the AV page of its website.“This will allow SFO to periodically compare the posted license plate numbers against license plates captured by SFO’s automated license plate recognition technology.”Satero also noted in his letter that the general public may not know airport roads aren’t public, and he requested that the final rules make clear that such roadways are private.However, the letter was not an announcement that all autonomous vehicles will be banned from SFO, an airport spokesman said.“We’re not opposed to testing these vehicles on our roadways,” said spokesman Doug Yakel.“What we want to do is drive … a dialog with the operators to coordinate when testing is happening.”The airport has only 1 1/2 miles of road, and “the type of traffic patterns that you have at an airport are very unique and different from anything you’d find on a highway (or) in a residential area — it’s kind of like AP Calculus for autonomous vehicles.“It’s really something we want to coordinate.”Yakel said he wasn’t aware of any such dialog so far with companies working on self-driving cars.But the license-plate scanning and comparison with a list of robot vehicle license plate numbers would be intended to prevent unauthorized self-driving vehicles from using the airport’s roads, Yakel said.Uber and Lyft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Note: This post has been updated to include comments from SFO.Photo:  Uber driver Karim Amrani sits in his car parked near the San Francisco International Airport parking area in 2015.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)Tags: airport, autonomous cars, autonomous vehicles, Department of Motor Vehicles, DMV, Lyft, robot, San Francisco airport, SFO, Uber
captions settings, opens captions settings dialogThis is a modal window.Grab A Retirement Saver's Tax CreditI've been grading calculus exams this week, and even though my students did quite well overall there were a couple of errors that I see every semester.Errors that make mathematicians' heads explode.One of these is popularly called "The Freshman's Dream" by math professors everywhere.
Amid so many recent high-profile hacks and data breaches, security experts are fond of pointing out that there’s no such thing as perfect security.And one of the concepts underlying that calculus is the idea of an “attack surface.”That’s the idea behind “attack surface,” the total number of points or vectors through which an attacker could try to enter an environment.In cybersecurity, the concept applies to ways an attacker could send data to and/or extract data from a network.Just like it’s easier to get into the hotel than the bunker, it’s easier for attackers to find vulnerabilities in the defenses of a network that has a lot of data interfaces than a network that only has a few very controlled access points.“But if you design it well and design it defensively, at least they’re limited to the channels you give them that you know about.”
Today at the inaugural Udacity Intersect conference, the online education startup announced new robotics and digital marketing variants of its popular Nanodegrees — an effort to expand its corpus of 21st century skills-based courses.In addition to the new degrees, Udacity is adding 21 new hiring partners spanning the automotive, defense, tech, hardware and telecommunications industries.Over 20,000 students have been a part of Udacity Nanodegree programs.Spanning topics like Deep Learning and VR development, the programs offer students studies that are more rigorous than a certificate and less intensive than a full degree.“This is a blueprint for anyone in higher education,” said Sebastian Thrun, co-founder and Chairman of Udacity.Students interested in this program will need a background of calculus, linear algebra, stats, basic physics, Python and computer algorithms..
Online education startup Udacity today announced the start of two new nanodegree programs for robotics and digital marketing.The company will also bring aboard about 20 new hiring partners, including Lockheed Martin, Fiat Chrysler, and IBM Brazil.“They [hiring partners] consider our students when they’re done and honor their credential as a serious credential.They look at our curriculum, they look at our students, they help us develop our curriculum with us,” founder Sebastian Thrun told VentureBeat in a phone interview.Udacity now works with more than 50 companies.Other hiring partners added today include SAP, iRobot, and autonomous car sensor company Velodyne.Companies like Bosch and Lockheed Martin helped create the robotics curriculum, while Facebook, HubSpot, and Google helped build the digital marketing program.Nanodegrees in robotics and digital marketing join nanodegrees in fields like deep learning, front-end web development, and self-driving cars.Udacity was made in 2011 after Thrun and computer scientist Peter Norvig open-sourced an introduction to artificial intelligence course that drew the attention of more than 100,000 people.In 2014, Udacity transitioned from massive open online courses (MOOCs) to nanodegree certifications that train potential employees to meet the demands of employers in emerging fields.Since the switch was made, Udacity has turned out 7,800 nanodegree graduates, 1,000 of whom have found jobs related to their area of study, according to a Udacity spokesperson.Thrun said he wants the robotics program to help people find jobs with startups and laboratories working with robotics but that he also sees overlap in the growing drone and self-driving car industries.“I think we’re filling a gap,” he said.“We can go in and very quickly create a curriculum to supply the things hiring partners want to see.”To join the robotics nanodegree program, you must know Python, calculus, physics, and how to use algorithms.Digital marketing requires only the ability to use a computer.Robotics is not a permanent new course.
The research, published in Nature , suggests Neanderthals that lived 48,000 years ago had knowledge of medicinal plants and ate them to quell pains.The mouth-based DNA also gives an indication to what Neanderthal diets in various locations around the world consisted of: including woolly rhinoceros and wild sheep."We managed to extract the DNA sequences of food debris trapped in the dental plaque, which is the first time this has ever been done from Neanderthals," study author Keith Dobney told WIRED.Dobney's work saw the sequencing of five specimens of dental plaque from Neanderthals who lived at Spy cave in Belgium and the El Sidrón cave, in Spain.By comparison, Neanderthals living in the El Sidrón didn't rely on meat and their meals involved mushrooms, pine nuts, and moss – reflecting their reliance on living in forests.Dobney, the head of archaeology, classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, said two of the Neanderthal sets of DNA from Spain showed no signs of meat whatsoever.
Some fifteen-year olds can learn the Schrödinger equation from a textbook.But if the is not mathematically sophisticated, you can’t expect to give them a full understanding of the Schrödinger equation in fifteen minutes, but you can explain to them why the Schrödinger equation is needed and what it intuitively represents.My attempt at an explanation would cover the following points, possibly omitting some math depending on whether the knows any calculus:Physicists noticed that waves in pieces of string, sound waves in the air, and electromagnetic waves all seem to follow the same laws of wave motion.So they invented an equation called the “wave equation” that lets you predict what will happen to a wave in the future if you know what it looks like now.We can do experiments with wave tanks, tuning forks, and double-slit apparatuses to show that all kinds of waves interfere with each other, producing patterns with periodic nodes (areas where the wave is not detected at all).
We've speculated on this before, but now we've got some confirmation on how the games of the Nintendo Switch will cooperate with the system's limited storage.just updated with file sizes for certain titles We should point out that this is by no means some sort of deal breaking flaw for two reasons.The first is that this only applies to downloaded games, because unlike Xbox One/PS4 discs, Switch cartridges don't require an install.The internal storage is meant for smaller games, this line of reasoning goes.The second is that this isn't a problem at all, because y
As Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss s almost four-year-long pursuit to offer a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund or ETF nears its final deadline on March 11, developments in bitcoin continue to shift the calculus for tea-leaf readers.On Thursday, bitcoin shed 10% of its price as two of the biggest Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges put a hold on withdrawals after the People s Bank of China warned Chinese exchanges about the need for stronger anti-money laundering and know-your-customer controls.Previously, because many Chinese exchanges did not charge fees to trade, it appeared that 95% of all trading in bitcoin worldwide occurred in China.A month ago, regulators in China urged exchanges to produce real volume, prompting the biggest three exchanges to institute fees for trading.Bogart says that since this wasn t economically meaningful volume, the fact that trading is somewhat more evenly spread geographically worldwide probably only marginally helps the case for a bitcoin ETF with the SEC.But I don t know that that was ever the main factor that the SEC was concerned about, he says.
I find the history of numbers so much more fascinating than the application of numbers.Who cares about learning calculus when you can geek out on the brief history of numerical systems?Alessandra King shows us how different civilisations came up with different ways to count things, and it s really neat to compare all the different numerical systems and see how similar they can be .Early civilisations just made simple marks, but as they got more advanced, they needed a system to break down bigger numbers.The Greeks, Hebrew and Egyptians used a system that were just extensions of tally marks with some new symbols added in.The Babylonians, Chinese, and Aztec came up with positional notation the idea that you could re-use the same symbols but they would take on different values depending where they were placed independently from each other.
I find the history of numbers so much more fascinating than the application of numbers.Who cares about learning calculus when you can geek out on the brief history of numerical systems?Alessandra King shows us how different civilisations came up with different ways to count things, and it s really neat to compare all the different numerical systems and see how similar they can be .Early civilisations just made simple marks, but as they got more advanced, they needed a system to break down bigger numbers.The Greeks, Hebrew and Egyptians used a system that were just extensions of tally marks with some new symbols added in.The Babylonians, Chinese, and Aztec came up with positional notation the idea that you could re-use the same symbols but they would take on different values depending where they were placed independently from each other.
Triseum is announcing today that Variant: Limits, the first game in a series that teaches students how to learn calculus in a fun way, is launching its pilot program test in selected schools.Variant: Limits, our new 3D adventure game that teaches calculus concepts focused on limits.Calculus is critical for science, technology, engineering and math STEM careers.But 38 percent of students drop out of it, according to the Mathematical Association of America.So the Bryan, Texas-based company made a game to help students retain the concepts better.Triseum is the latest among many game companies and education firms to try their hand at creating edutainment, or educational games that are fun.Schools that are interested in piloting Variant: Limits can apply through the Variant web site.Triseum s founders came from the Texas A University s Live Lab, developing academic games that incorporate standard learning and gaming design methods.Working closely with Texas A to ensure the Variant series is well researched, executed and tested, educators and gaming veterans have created an experience whereby students don t just memorize and regurgitate information, but rather apply it for a more well-rounded understanding.The company won an Impact award last week from the Texas Motion Picture Association.Developed to transform the process of learning calculus into a three-dimensional visual and relatable experience, Variant: Limits focuses on the concepts of finite limits, continuity and infinite limits.
You ll find that the vast majority are of men.Given how influential the internet is on people s perception of the world – a fact laid bare recently in both Brexit and the US Elections – isn t there a responsibility among tech giants like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook to fight the kind of prejudices that too often see internet users inhabit echo chambers where their own biases are reflected back at them?It s a question fraught with moral issues.The problem was highlighted brilliantly in a UN campaign in 2013 concerned with women s rights.It was also effectively publicised up by TED.com editor Emily McManus who, when attempting an internet search to find an English student who taught herself calculus, was asked by Google, Do you mean a student who taught himself calculus?Part of the issue stems from a lack of gender balance in the tech industry itself.
Brands everywhere are embracing customer-centricity, but many relics of brand-centric thinking are still out there.As we approach the New Year, let s resolve to focus more on serving our subscribers instead of trying to manipulate them, and to focus more on respecting our subscribers intelligence instead of insulting it.And implying the same on your unsubscribe page if they go to opt out is a horrible way to try to keep a relationship.Not only do you risk spam complaints by sending customers emails they didn t ask for, but you create additional barriers and pain points in your checkout process and other customer interactions.That s a calculus you don t want your customers to have to do because it results in consumers who are frustrated, who shun your online channel, or who stop buying from you altogether.This can be difficult to prove and track, but brands need to start caring more about their brand than the size of their email list.
For Andrew McAfee, author and principal research scientist at MIT, the answer is clear: the steam engine.Nothing changes the world like technological progress, he told the audience at WIRED2016.And the data backs it up, according to McAfee.The Renaissance, the emergence of religions, calculus, Plato - they all hardly had any impact on the progression of human history.In the wake of the steam engine the world changed more rapidly than it had ever done before, McAfee said.This era had an apparently bottomless thirst for resources.
Triseum is unveiling Variant: Limits, the first game in a series that teaches students how to learn calculus in a fun, results-driven experience on the PC.Calculus is critical for science, technology, engineering and math STEM careers.So the Bryan, Texas-based made a game to help students retain the concepts better.Triseum is the latest among many game companies and education firms to try their hand at creating edutainment, or educational games that are good for children.The company hopes to avoid the mistake of making chocolate-covered broccoli, said André Thomas, CEO of Triseum, in a recent interview with GamesBeat.The calculus game helps get across complex concepts to students in a visual way, which can be much easier to grasp than a textbook.Calculus is fundamental to STEM careers, yet research tells us that Calculus is explicitly tied to attrition in STEM degrees.The results we are seeing across Calculus courses are disheartening, said Thomas, in a statement.
iOS: LowRes Coder is a fun app that lets you craft your low-resolution, pixelated games that resemble arcade favorites of yore.It uses the classic BASIC programming language to bring your games to life.You will need to know the fundamentals of BASIC to actually make anything, but it s one of the earliest and simplest programming languages to learn.Moreover, LowRes Coder includes pretty extensive explanations about how to get started.You can type your code directly into the app though perhaps you might find it easier to write your code elsewhere and then paste it into the app , and then it essentially functions like a BASIC emulator.But one of the best things about LowRes Coder is its community.
This purchasing method is quick and secure, while it easily overcomes geographic limitations and helps customers save money.This is especially true for young companies looking to accelerate the return on investment ROI and build sustainable sources of long-term revenues.With an abundance of free promotion tools and effective advertising platforms at your disposal, you have no excuse for remaining passive.Smart use of SEO and social media marketing could allow you to reach huge audiences, even without a huge budget, so you should start treating online advertising as a priority.If you don t have an in-house marketing department, consider hiring a digital agency to help you build a strong online presence.Global demand doesn t materialize by accident, it is usually a result of a conscious effort to reach out to customers in foreign markets.
The dawn of the Internet at the end of the 20th century was one of the first significant shifts seen by the recruiting industry in decades.Online job boards, resume databases, and applicant tracking systems rapidly replaced rolodexes, newspaper classifieds, cold calling, and piles of paper resumes.LinkedIn, launched in 2003, brought resumes and talent profiles onto a universally searchable database.The simultaneous explosion of social media expanded access to vast networks of potential candidates.In response, recruiting firms thrived, providing the manual labor and mental bandwidth needed to connect with candidates and court them into job positions.Recruiters could re-purpose the social graphs created by services like Facebook and LinkedIn as candidate-mining databases.Social recruiting became the new norm.With the acceleration of these powerful technologies, it is vital for the recruiting industry to have an understanding of technological calculus and to innovate accordingly.Talent acquisition is and has always been a sales job; recognizing this relationship is the first step to understanding the path forward for the recruiting industry.A recruiter s entire purpose is to convince top talent to join a company.
The gender gap in STEM science, technology, engineering and mathematics is widely reported.Only one-quarter of college graduates entering careers in STEM in the U.S. are women.Only about 1 in 10 physicists and astronomers are women.But here s the rub: Girls are just as interested and are definitely not less skilled in STEM subjects than boys.There are many leaks in the so-called STEM pipeline, including educational shortfalls and cultural issues like stereotyping.But there may be one issue in particular that s having a profound impact on the number of women in STEM: the notoriously difficult college math class, Calculus I, a new study from Colorado State University finds.
Rather, every problem I ve ever had has related to the number being stolen, sometimes for a card that I never even used online, say, after a brick-and-mortar retailer had a breach.Lately, it s all been related to online card breaches, though I can t connect the thefts to specific announcements.The merchant banks that issue cards can claw back money paid out to the merchant where a card was used, depending on the circumstances.Online stores are at the greatest risk, because it s easier to impersonate someone and obtain enough personal information for a card transaction to go through.At retail stores, the calculus has changed from when it was easy to take purloined credit-card information which had to include the verification number and forge a card that could be swiped.Since a liability shift in October 2015, stores are completely on the hook for fraud if a card that is issued with a chip for a "dip" transaction is swiped at a terminal that lacks dipping capability.
Pull the block, let go, and, as far as friction-agnostic physicists are concerned, it bounds back and forth forever.So will a pendulum bob—not just in a similar-ish way, but rigorously, quantitatively, exactly the same way.Circuits with an inductor and capacitor.It, like everything else, follows what s usually called Hooke s law, named after its discoverer Robert Hooke he also happened to be Newton s nemesis :Some of you are having nostalgic others, war-torn calculus flashbacks, but let s start back easy.Imagine a block on a table, connected to a spring whose other end is fixed to a wall.
Dallas police used a bomb robot today to a kill a suspected gunman involved in the murder of five police officers and the wounding of seven others.The decision to kill the suspect using a robot armed with an explosive, was made after an hours-long standoff.Dallas police chief David Brown said, after negotiations broke down, the suspect and police officers exchanged gunfire.Although it s not new for police agencies to use robots, typically used for non-lethal force, it is new for cops to use a robot to kill a suspect.As robots become more sophisticated and potentially automated, using them as weapons will spark tricky legal and ethical issues for law enforcement.As a legal matter, the choice of weapon in a decision to use lethal force does not change the constitutional calculus, which hinges on whether an individual poses an imminent threat to others, and whether the use of lethal force is reasonable under the circumstances, Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the ACLU, said in an email to Gizmodo.
Ethelbert Williams is a renaissance marketer.I was in the marching band.I was good at math, and I took a lot of math and calculus classes.Prior to joining InstaNatural, I worked for Kimberly-Clark, where I led brand strategy, integrated marketing and digital for their global B2B business unit.That helps generate great reviews, which we can use to create compelling stories.A: I actually consider myself to be the chief commercial officer – I just don't have that title.
Hopefully, the company will not make the mistake of making chocolate-covered broccoli, said André Thomas, chief executive of Triseum, in an interview with GamesBeat.You receive messages and decide to purchase or trade certain works of art, Thomas.It s the first game in a four-game series that will help you learn how to learn calculus.About 42 percent of students drop out or shift out of calculus the first time around.We re trying to create games that students want to play, and that s what we re seeing in our games.He is the founder of the Learning Interactive Visualization Experience LIVE lab.Triseum s ARTé: Mecenas is part of a suite of art games that teach college-level art history.
While speedometers are relatively old and LPRs are increasingly catching on, facial recognition technology is not yet widespread in America.Agencies ranging from the FBI to the California attorney general's office have expressed their interest in the technology.A promotional video from Abu Dhabi published last fall demonstrates a souped-up, Hollywood-style imagining of what such advanced police surveillance could look like using the Ekin Patrol.According to five justices in Jones, despite there typically being no reasonable expectation of privacy in a public location because it is disclosed to all who care to see, we do retain a reasonable expectation of privacy in our longer term movements because those are not typically captured.Indeed, Dave Maass, a researcher at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, similarly remains concerned that if this tech does come stateside, police agencies will be all too happy to deploy it without thinking through the consequences first.But Turkey neighbors an active war zone, he pointed out, and the threat of domestic terrorism means the calculus isn't the same as in the US.
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