Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
A fitness function is a particular type of objective function that is used to summarise, as a single figure of merit, how close a given design solution is to achieving the set aims.
In particular, in the fields of genetic programming and genetic algorithms, each design solution is commonly represented as a string of numbers (referred to as a chromosome). After each round of testing, or simulation, the idea is to delete the 'n' worst design solutions, and to breed 'n' new ones from the best design solutions. Each design solution, therefore, needs to be awarded a figure of merit, to indicate how close it came to meeting the overall specification, and this is generated by applying the fitness function to the test, or simulation, results obtained from that solution.
The reason that genetic algorithms cannot be considered to be a lazy way of performing design work is precisely because of the effort involved in designing a workable fitness function. Even though it is no longer the human designer, but the computer, that comes up with the final design, it is the human designer who has to design the fitness function. If this is designed badly, the algorithm will either converge on an inappropriate solution, or will have difficulty converging at all.
Fitness is a United States-based women's magazine, focusing on health, exercise, and nutrition. It is owned and published by the Meredith Corporation. The editor-in-chief of Fitness is Betty Wong.
Fitness was launched in 1992, and was acquired by the Meredith Corporation from Bertelsmann's Gruner + Jahr in 2005. In 2005, Fitness also launched its web presence, giving readers separate online resources for fitness and health tips alongside the magazine's monthly editorial content. Betty Wong became Editor-in-Chief in September 2008, incorporating several changes to the magazine, creating several new columns and features. In 2009, Fitness posted significant ad page gains according to the Publishers Information Bureau, increasing by 18.4% when overall magazine publishers' counts were down 27.9% industry-wide. It was recognized for several awards, having been awarded "Most Improved Publication" and best "How-To/Instructional" feature in minOnline's Editorial and Design Awards.
Introducing its all-around toolkit and developer-friendly architecture, Django is the best fit for offshore development, helping teams design sophisticated, scalable, and feature-rich applications with less effort and resources contributed.
The Offshore...The Government has committed $12 million to review Australia’s offshore environmental management framework to ensure their regulatory system is fit for purpose for a decarbonising economy.
Dutch offshore solar company Oceans of Energy is leading a project to scale up offshore solar blocks ... We are kickstarting the development of a standardized offshore solar building block, which fits right in between four offshore wind turbines.
However, having specialised in oil and gas industry, Hosein has flown helicopters in challenging conditions to offshore sites in Trinidad, Qatar and the UAE. “We land on jackup rigs (barges fitted with ...
With the divestment, Vattenfall increases its ability to invest in fossil-free projects that better fit its overall portfolio and risk appetite, while the future of the NorfolkOffshoreWindZone is secured.
Sarah Peake, D-Provincetown, said "it is fitting that our region will lead the nation in the development of offshore wind to green our electric grid." ... Additional testing will take place on and offshore in coming weeks, Vineyard Wind said.
After years of fits and starts, energy generated by offshore wind was delivered onto the grid that powers Massachusetts late Tuesday night ... Maura Healey called Wednesday's announcement "a historic moment for the American offshore wind industry.".
“Cape Cod is extremely vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise, and therefore it is fitting that our region will lead the nation in the development of offshore wind to green our electric grid,” said State RepresentativeSarah K.
... one of Anguilla’s offshore cays ... So if you are looking to sit in the sand while sipping a cold drink under bright blue skies or exploring the offshore beauty of an island, Anguilla will fit the bill.