top Poetry For Sysadmins: Shall I Compare Thee To a Lumbering Bear?
+ Like most public domain distributions this package contains a README.
+ Unlike those packages, this one contains ***only*** a README.
I write there fore you are
else you are reading then
has been writing;
I am that someone;
I am a li terature machine;
top Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings)
Once they have taken one Pizza Co, the others are bound to fall sooner than later
- the Domino theory
top Erik Meijer: The Curse of the Excluded Middle
Functional programming for mere mortals coming soon.
Erlang tamed for the new century:
elixir computer language
top Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad
The mother is in the right place - she could have a word with Steve Jobs and all would get fixed. Shame he's not here on earth to kick ass for her now.
top Ask Slashdot: Events Calendar Software For Local Community?
I redirect you to Jon Udell's blog
top End of Moore's Law Forcing Radical Innovation
Less is More
No more Moore's Law
We're more or less
Left only multi-core.
top Searching the Internet For Evidence of Time Travelers
Time travel as a human conception was first documented in 1733 - track the history since then here:
top Bitcoin Exchange Value Halves After Chinese Ban
Bit = Zero or One
Coin = Heads or Tails
No wonder the value is fairly random (leading or trailing zeros - - toss a coin)
top Death and the NSA: A Q&A With Bruce Schneier
The intelligence community
... was made as an conventional army fighting another conventional army (the GRU and KGB) and the sigint operations was hand-tailored to this kind of war. But what has happened since is that the enemy has changed.
It's like the
immune system gone into overdrive attacking its own body - c.f. Aids.
top ITER Fusion Reactor On Track To Generating Power By 2028
hope this isn't smoke and mirrors like E-CAT seems to be now
top Delta Replacing Flight Manuals with Surface Tablets
Sure they'll work fine on the surface,
it's when they get in the air I'd begin to worry.
top Ikea Foundation Introduces Better Refugee Shelter
Ikea furniture can be fine - until
... you move house.
It's not made to be taken to pieces and put back together again - a second time.
Hope the refugees are not on the move ... oops.
top New Moons of Pluto Named Kerberos and Styx; Popular Choice 'Vulcan' Snubbed
What ever we earthlings call them now they'll have to be renamed later when we discover the name the natives use for their own world. Post colonialism rules!
top Altering Text In eBooks To Track Pirates
Okay is the "youÃ(TM)re" the intentional typo in your "piracy" of that article?
top 3D-Printed Gun May Be Unveiled Soon
That would be quick on the draw then.
top Declassified LBJ Tapes Accuse Richard Nixon of Treason
Listen also here (til Saturday):
Twenty years ago, Charles Wheeler and David Taylor, his Washington based producer, were told that Richard Nixon had secretly sabotaged the Vietnamese peace talks in the autumn of 1968, to continue the war and ultimately strengthen his chances of claiming the presidency. It was an act of political espionage that cost thousands of American lives.
Back in 1994, Wheeler and Taylor conducted their own investigation, tracking down those involved to piece the story together. Then they waited for the classified material to be released to confirm one of the greatest acts of political subterfuge in American history.
Charles Wheeler died in 2008, before the release of key White House tapes relating to the affair. Now, using these newly released recordings, as well as many of the interviews they recorded at the time, David Taylor pieces together this intriguing story.
about a year and a half ago
top Physicists Discover a Way Around Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle
Well said mpoulton
John Gribbin several decades ago made a point of not mistaking the uncertainty principle a measurement problem in his book In Search Of Schrodingers Cat>
QUOTE: from Chap 8.
These startling conclusions were published in the Zeitschrift fur Physik in 1927, but while theorists such as Dirac and Bohr, familiar with the new equations of quantum mechanics, appreciated their significance at once, many experimenters saw Heisenberg's claim as a challenge to their skills. They imagined that he was saying that their experiments weren't good enough to measure both position and momentum at the same time, and tried to conceive experiments to prove him wrong. But this was a futile aim, since that wasn't what he had said at all.
This misconception still arises today, partly because of the way the idea of uncertainty is often taught. about a year and a half ago
top Two Heads Are Better Than One For Brain-Computer Interfaces
tells us that Bayesian inference with probabilistic population codes works best if the two channels/ two brains are spiking with a Poisson distribution.
Talking about bable fish ... didn't Zaphod Beeblebrox think like that too.
about a year and a half ago
top How Do We Program Moral Machines?
ops that should have been Robot: R. Daneel Olivaw