Google Names Winners For Summer of Code 2011
I would strongly advise against it, that guy is a total ass: he smokes cigars, drinks beer and picks the pockets of other contributers. Also he's known to fork projects and start on his own, with blackjack and hookers.
Geocentrists Convene To Discuss How Galileo Was Wrong
Yeah no, that was communism. Nice try though...
A Million Kids Misdiagnosed with ADHD?
To be clear, I'm not in any way suggesting with this post that your child has been misdiagnosed. But there is no problem with underdiagnosing, ADHD is being overdiagnosed outragiously, and partly because it is what parents want to hear (that they are not bad parents).
ADHD is one of the most misunderstood conditions out there-
That is exactly right -not the way you mean though- and the biggest problem is that the name contains "hyperactive". Someone with ADHD isn't someone who has too much energy, the problem is in the nerveus system. The patient can't correctly process the signals coming from outside, which makes him confused and somewhat delirious, unable to focus. --If you want to experience a little what it's like, try not eating the whole day and then bingedrinking the whole night.-- The more tired he gets the less he is able to control his behaviour and do tasks. This is what ritalin helps for, it keeps the neurotransmitters going and keeps them focused. You could just as well give them speed or cocaine.
But you know what is worse than being undiagnosed for years not understanding why things are going wrong? It's being diagnosed as a sick problem child while there are other things going on. So if a kid can't learn at school, it might be because he has ADHD, or it might be because he doesn't sleep well at night because mommi and daddy fight all the time. Or because he doesn't get proper breakfast. And he may act weird because he has ADHD, or it may be because acting weird and "hyperactive" is the only way he gets attention from his parents (a conditioned behaviour), or because his parents are themselves not such good rolemodels, or just because he's a child. Real hyperactive children are exhausted all the time.
Given Truth, the Misinformed Believe Lies More
It is a name of a movement (a party actually) that existed some time in history. The meaning of the name is vague and non-explicit because you can only give it by describing the behaviour of the party of Benito Mussolini. I would say that the most important feature is idolizing the leader and aiding him in his rule of justice. Beside that you have some symbols from the Roman empire like the fascis, where the party got it's name from. The word fascism is not only almost exclusively misused, its meaning is vague and does not describe anything existing.
Math Skills For Programmers — Necessary Or Not?
I agree but you've just reversed the transitivity.
I would say that mathematical thinking would help in coming up with models and diagrams.
UML and DFDs aren't abstract at all, they are super concrete. I know it's called modeling but that doesn't mean it's abstract. It's a very detailed mapping of what goes on for each level of business, organisation, informationflow, etc. To use those model to create other models and finally code, it is very beneficial to have mathematical insight so you can make analogs in your head.
Wikileaks Receiving Gestapo Treatment?
It's a brand. It has the word wiki and leak in it making it both feel trustable and sensational. It is their business and marketingplan. They keep sending out sensationalist stories out to the world. On the other end they are giving talks about free speech. Just a bunch of kids that found out a way to make money. I don't trust them, I don't read them, I don't watch them, I don't care where their servers are. They are an oxymoron like the your local wealthfare pulling anarchists. This is slashdot, damnit!
The Value of BASIC As a First Programming Language
Excellent comment you made there.
Also it's what professors do. They batter the students, somewhat like in the army. The first thing my professor asked was if we had any experience in programming, especially in c (the course was in c).
So I told him I did. And he said: "Right you are going to have the most trouble learning this."
[Why I read a whole damn book about it you insensitive clod!]
But that attitude you will find throughout. Only when you have progressed can you have a normal discussion with them.
Now I know odds are great that someone will make reply about how elitism is bad and all.
But I prefer getting a good education from an elitist jerk to getting misinformed by "someone from the field" that only started teaching because he wasn't wanted in the industry anyway.
I think I need to drink my first coffe of the day.
The Surreal World of Chatroulette
Of course this opens up a can of worms though. Advertisements, flashers and such.
Atleast this should have some categorisation like: random, comedy normal talk, different age and sex groups etc.
The rating system is pretty straightforwars, people that keep getting clicked away in a certain category just don't get presented to people in that category.
When I die, I want my body to be ...
So you are fore socialised medicare but against a socialised education system? Your reasoning does not make sense. When you donate your body to science, you are doing something for the common good by helping several people with their research or education. Better educated doctors means better service for the patients(in general). But you are unwilling because someone will make a living out of it lateron? Very strange indeed.
20 Years of Photoshop
I'll just give the number okey? It's 331, geez!
64-Bit Flash Player For Linux Finally In Alpha
You've got it all wrong, you're supposed to say:
Why is this even news, the 64 bit flash player has been in alpha for over a year...
Pittsburgh, Seattle Announce Interest In Google's Fiber Trial
This reminded me of a phonecall i had with a customer when i worked at an company which was isp and network operator.
The guy was furious. He had moved to a newly built house and he didn't have a physical phoneline, only optic fibre. I was speechless for few second because I just couldn't comprehend this man's anger. All i could say was: "But... but you have fibre."
The situation makes me laugh now. Anyway it turned out that there was no service for that net on his location. When the day comes that I have fibre coming into my home, I think I will cry of joy.
It has been my dream for years now, somewhat silly maybe.
A Look Into the Chinese Hacker Underworld
A chinese guy works a day job, works as a hacker at night.
Let me guess:
He has a social security number, pays his taxes, and helps his landlady carry out her garbage.
Blizzard Adds Timestamps To WoW Armory
I don't mind that there are bots in WoW. It doesn't ruin the game for other people at this moment. The bots are just simple, harvesters. It would be nice to see what interaction you'd get when someone implements a proper ai.
Programming With Proportional Fonts?
Sounds like it shouldn't be a problem as long as you stick with 'the one true style' K&R.
RIP, Apache. You were wonder in your time.
Yeah REST in peace, just REPLicate what other people said and we will all be alRITE. SIGNified by your c/p SIGNature. You are not the first to have found the silver bullit, but your forecomers weren't the last.
PS. Ruby is a great language
Ruby In Practice
And the co-author is Assaf Arkin, I'm afraid it doesn't get any better than this.
Critics Call For NASA TV To "Liven Up"
Maybe they want it more like this.
You know when discovery channel started it was really good. Now discovery is what music is for mtv.
Microsoft Sued Over Bing Trademark
I wonder why people always start claiming their rights so late.
However, a trademark application for the name was not filed until May - when rumours about Microsoft's new product had already spread widely across the internet.
Microsoft, meanwhile, filed its own trademark applications for the name in March - for a variety of uses, including search engine software, interface software, advertising, telecoms and for "providing a website and website links to geographic information, map images and trip routing".
Aren't you obliged to protect your mark? Seems to me they have nothing on MS.
Black Soot May Be Aiding Melting In the Himalayas
I'm not a big fan of the artificial global warming fad, more worried about the environment and our supply of energy, but your argument is similar to saying: "It's impossible that we will get a spring because look it's winter!"
/me is cueing the monty python references
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