top Mathematicians Are Chronically Lost and Confused
Sounds like learning is not necessarily a linear process.
Makes me feel better about my learning experience!
top Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?
I only heard of it because of its acquisition last week, and haven't used it.
top Google's Project Tango Seeks To Map a 3D World
Integrate this project with Google Glass. Or have they already?
top Watching a FIRST Competition Robot Being Built (Video)
Slashdot's home office is in the Murder Mitten?
top Yahoo Mail Resets Account Passwords After Attack
"Yahoo! announced via their Tumblr page"
Really? This is how businesses are delivering their security announcements?
top Microsoft Reports Record Revenue
I would have thought that more standardized devices would be more beneficial given the better/more familiar IT support, the familiarity of updates, better planning for scaling and expansion, etc.?
What in your view are the benefits in a working environment of having multiple different devices/platforms?
top US Supreme Court: Patent Holders Must Prove Infringment
Why wasn't this already required...? (Innocent until PROVEN guilty?)
about a month and a half ago
top Twister: The Fully Decentralized P2P Microblogging Platform
The software is built off the blockchain model of the Bitcoin protocol. A key pair is recognized in the blockchain as being associated with a specific username, and it's there for all nodes to agree upon.
top Maker of Physical Bitcoin Tokens Suspends Operation After Hearing from Federal G
...What makes this different from selling someone your Bitcoins for US dollars (i.e. localbitcoins.com) in the first place? Should I be given a love letter from FINCEN for selling Bitcoins to someone directly? Is it just because he identified his activities as part of a business?
In that case, how many transactions would it take for me to be considered a business, to FINCEN?
Also, a more neutral stance on summaries would be nice in the future.
top When Metadata Analytics Goes Awry
I highly doubt this would lead to false accusations, especially if such "shadowy agencies" know of the issues with the matching algorithms, but I'm curious to see if anyone finds that they're being followed or looked into with more scrutiny than the average Internet user as a result of it.
Granted, someone doing the spying would have to royally slip up before the target suspect would find out...
top NSA Recruitment Drive Goes Horribly Wrong
Edward. His name is Edward Snowden.
Unless you were making a joke about how little US media coverage there is on him.
top New Study Fails To Show That Violent Video Games Diminish Prosocial Behavior
Scientific experiments, as those conducted in these studies, test for a "null hypothesis." In other words, they come up with a hypothesis (in this case, saying that video games do not diminish prosocial behaviour) and then
seek to prove the opposite.
In this way they are considering the possibility that video games actually do diminish that behaviour, and test for it. They were unable to prove that video games diminish prosocial behaviour - they failed to prove their null hypothesis, leaving their primary hypothesis correct.
top Sound As the New Illegal Narcotic?
I've heard a lot of talk of binaural beats since getting into lucid dreaming, both of which I found out about on
the Dreamviews website. What I learned from there was similar to what this article states, except it comes from people who get themselves educated on the subject and discuss it, or they're just asking about binaural beats. Either way, this article sounds rather absurd to me. Music has been a gateway to drugs for decades, it's just a matter of how you look at it. Saying that listening to it makes you want to get high introduces nothing new, and is, like mentioned before, just some scare tactic to achieve some goal.
Shame on them.