Predator: A Smart Camera that Learns

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Transocean Execs Get Bonuses after `Best Year in Safety'.

Truly an award-worthy use of the word "notwithstanding":

Transocean Ltd., owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, awarded millions of dollars in bonuses to its executives after “the best year in safety performance in our company’s history,” according to an annual report and proxy statement released yesterday.

“Notwithstanding the tragic loss of life in the Gulf of Mexico, we achieved an exemplary statistical safety record as measured by our total recordable incident rate and total potential severity rate,” Transocean states in the filing. “As measured by these standards, we recorded the best year in safety performance in our Company’s history, which is a reflection on our commitment to achieving an incident free environment, all the time, everywhere.”

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This will make Mirror's Edge easier.

Temptest Freerunning Academy

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Tales of the High Seas

Ben Newman:

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My computer has a tumor.

Dear Lazyweb, my iMac (Core 2 Duo) keeps locking up. Both screens will go black, and music will keep playing for almost a minute, then the machine becomes unpingable, sometimes continuing to play the last half-second of music in a loop.

Drive passes fsck fine. "Remember" (a front end to memtest) isn't complaining about my RAM. No crash log that I can see.

I can't tell what causes the hang, but it's been happening a few times a day, even when the machine is idle with no screen savers running.

Suggestions on what to check?

I think it might be out of warranty now, since the last time I took it in to the Apple store, they caught on to the fact that I had upgraded the drive to 2TB and wagged their finger at me.

Update: Well now it won't boot at all, with nothing plugged in, or from external USB, so I guess it's "genius" time. I'm assuming it's the video card, which they replaced a year ago. Here's hoping it doesn't take them three weeks like it did last time...

Update 2: Apple has decided that this machine is a lemon, and (with only a couple months left on Applecare) they're giving me a new one for free! So that's cool. They're also letting me upgrade it by paying the difference between the price of the one they were going to give me, and the next model up, so that's cool too. The bad news is, this might take another two weeks (it goes through the online Apple store).

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