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$10k Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At Planes Goes Nationwide

Drago3711 Re:huh (264 comments)

You'd think they'd have just put polarized glass in the cockpit by now if it were that big of a deal. Oh wait... that's right, it's not that big of a deal.

If it were as simple as polarized glass they might actually go that route. Unfortunately for everyone, it is much more complicated than that. You need specific lenses to protect from specific wavelengths (of which there are many).

[...] hold a laser on a cockpit window for more than a tenth of a second. If a pilot is unable to land a plane after a flash of light that brief, we'd better start making lightening illegal because it's a hell of a lot brighter [...]

With high powered lasers (that are surprisingly easy to come by) a fraction of a second is all it takes to cause serious and often permanent eye injury.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

Drago3711 Re:Where are the online Computer Science degrees? (370 comments)

Anyone have recommendations for learning math starting from, say, Algebra I or II level (high school) that will actually teach in a way that will be useful rather than taking a test? Stuff that will carry over into future classes as the proper building blocks, etc?

Khan Academy is quite good in my experience. You can pick and choose if you want or follow their 'knowledge map'.

about 10 months ago

Oregon Withholding $25.6M From Oracle Over Health Website Woes

Drago3711 Re:what is so hard about this? (132 comments)

As much as I like to blame Oracle, the state may have added serious requirements at the last minute that complicated everything. These articles doesn't say anything about it. Same seems to go for all the troubled exchanges - so what's the problem?

It's basically a waterfall design where you have a group of non-technical people (state and federal government) writing the requirements document. That seems like a recipe for disaster to me.

about a year ago

How Microsoft Is Wooing College Kids To Write Apps For Windows 8

Drago3711 Re:Technet + Dreamspark (187 comments)

Er, Windows PCs don't come much cheaper than that. Is the complaint here "I need to buy a computer in order to develop software"?

No, the complaint here is "I need to buy another computer unrelated to the one for which I want to develop software". When developing for mobile devices you're cross-compiling anyway, so why shouldn't we be able to work in an environment we prefer (linux or windows)?

more than 2 years ago

Ohio Supreme Court Drawn Into Magnetic Homes Case

Drago3711 Many Dorms.... (462 comments)

When I was in college one of my first dorm walls was a magnetic metal sheet (it was an OLD building) and we never had any electronics problems...except horrible cell signal. It was useful when hanging posters.

more than 3 years ago

Scientists Aim To 'Print' Human Skin

Drago3711 Nothing new... (77 comments)

Hate to burst your bubble...but 'printing' cells is not a new concept...from 2007

more than 3 years ago

Best Way To Sell a Game Concept?

Drago3711 Re:No way (250 comments)

Yahtzee? I didn't know you read slashdot....

more than 4 years ago

Phone and Text Bans On Drivers Shown Ineffective

Drago3711 Common Confusion? (406 comments)

Perhaps its just me, but it seems like a few people may have jumped the gun here. There is a major distinction between correlation and causation. More to the point, just because in x% of accidents a cell phone was involved does not in any way show that by removing that factor you're going to magically stop those accidents. I'd be willing to bet over half of all car accident victims listen to the radio, and yet I do not see any government banning their use in cars. ((yes this is a stretch, but it illustrates my point))

more than 4 years ago



DRAM producer Hynix experiences chemical fire at FABs

Drago3711 Drago3711 writes  |  about a year ago

Drago3711 (1415041) writes "Hynix, a major DRAM manufacturer, has experienced large chemical fires at its primary production facilities. According to KitGuru: 'Hynix makes 30% of the world’s memory in this area, and now it will lose half its production, so world production will drop by 15%.'"


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