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Statistics Losing Ground To CS, Losing Image Among Students

JeffSh Re:Statistics as standalone field (115 comments)

it seems to me that statisticians are CS overlapping with practical insight.

When a report is prepared, it takes consideration to define all of the inputs and modifiers that lead to a successful statistical analysis. Without this hard-to-define inputs, i can see how and why a CS-only based approach to stats fails.

about three weeks ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

JeffSh Re:Want to code? (548 comments)

That's what women would have you believe, but they are experts in manipulating men to feel we're in charge. It's not the case, women have been running the show for the entire time. They are just smart enough to understand the value of subtle action, and humble enough to not demand credit.

about 2 months ago
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The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

JeffSh nonsense (398 comments)

Sterling never did anything illegal, he was just an old biggoted man. There exists no punishment society can inflict on him beyond personal actions like boycotting or just not liking him... So what gives? Why do people think that he can be robbed of an asset for being a biggot?

He has first amendment protections to be as big of a douchebag as he wants. His privacy was violated by his mistress and he was doing nothing illegal. The NBA has no grounds to force him out or deny him profit from the sale of an asset he shouldn't be forced to sell.

about 3 months ago
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This 360-Degree, 4K Video Camera isn't Getting Kickstarted (Video)

JeffSh Re:They got $600K for free. (61 comments)

i think hes serious but you're missing his point.

I don't like kickstarter, because in the end, your funding is to purchase /something/ be it a product, a service, a unique bauble or something special the kickstarter folks can provide you. you are not buying shares, you are simply helping provide the market for a companies to-be-delivered-in-the-future project.

not reaching a goal is not necessarily a failure to fund, more like proving that the market never really existed. publicity failure can be a reason, but in the end, a kickstarter is not an investment mechanism, it's a futures-market for product.

about 4 months ago
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SEC Chair On HFT: 'The Markets Are Not Rigged'

JeffSh Re:Fucking Casuals. (303 comments)

Even if you check the bid/ask price, without HFT there's a conceivable chance for your buy order to be filled for less than your limit, but with HFT the cheaper stock is exhausted and your order filled at the buy price.

Sounds silly, but pennies matter to these people due to volume and that's what's occurring.

about 5 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

JeffSh Re:reduce the amount (983 comments)

disingenuous sarcasm never got anyone anywhere, so good luck with that.

about 6 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

JeffSh reduce the amount (983 comments)

At home, I didn't feel like paying for 2 large arrays to store my data, so if I rip any media, I always rip it to DIVX. 800 MB for a DVD or even bluray rip is a great economy, saves me money on primary storage and also enables me to back it up. I accept the loss of quality as I can always reference the original media if I want.

Another option in the future may be subscription services which have HD content, thus eliminating my need to roll my own. We'll see what happens there.

about 6 months ago
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Police Say No Foul Play In Death of Bitcoin Exchange CEO Autumn Radtke

JeffSh Re:How long would it take (126 comments)

i don't think there's a mechanism for issuing new coin, isn't it hard set at the protocol, or do i misunderstand?

I too have this concern about BTC

about 6 months ago
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Second SFO Disaster Avoided Seconds Before Crash

JeffSh copy paste (248 comments)

copy paste from a forum poster at the link:
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@ Roly final thought
By LW on Sunday, Jul 28th 2013 15:45Z

+++Failure to use all available aids, even during a routine VFR approach is a crew or training issue.+++
=====

Planes don't fly themselves... yet. An experienced and attentive pilot is still necessary, who'd have thought?

about a year ago
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ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

JeffSh Re:I don't buy it. (863 comments)

I agree with what you're saying, and I want to add that I think the PC buying cycle with go through the roof once Windows XP reaches official EOL in 2Q 2014. I have tons of customers who are running XP machines who will finally be compelled to buy shiny new Windows 8 boxes. 2Q 2014 is going to be HUGE. There's a lot of pent up demand. All of my customers CANNOT leave windows. A small percentage can, but most are vendor locked in by their CRM vendor of choice. The whole ecosystem is Microsoft and it will be at least 1 or 2 more cycles before the majority of LOB vendors will even be close to platform agnostic.

about a year and a half ago
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Construction of World's Largest Optical Telescope Approved

JeffSh Re:Funny abbreviations (77 comments)

I agree

about a year and a half ago
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Free Wi-Fi: the Movement To Give Away Your Internet For the Good of Humanity

JeffSh Pay for trunk lines (505 comments)

I am not necessarily going to hate on this, but doesn't the idea kind of undermine the subscriber model of service delivery? One reason we can achieve the individual speeds we do is because of over subscription of available bandwidth, it's not as though each residential customer is actually buying the bandwidth they receive, and so that is how the provider pays for infrastructure to provide the global access they do. Isn't the eventual endgame scenario of this to be in effect undermining itself?

The only way it would not be is if:

1. per subscriber rates were to increase
2. some open source movement to supply trunk lines between point of presences... not sure how that will work out..

about a year and a half ago
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Officials Warn: Cyber War On the US Has Begun

JeffSh Rights attack (292 comments)

FUD to steal more of our rights away. "FOR YOUR PROTECTION, we need to monitor everything, sign on the dotted line and everything will be ok. You Can Trust US" MEH.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Am I Too Old To Retrain?

JeffSh Family (418 comments)

I find the problem is not so much age but family. I've got 2 kids and I can't spend as much time engrossed in tech as I used to. This is depressing, but I rely on my coworkers to understand as I grow as a person into, hopefully, something more than the straight tech I was before as I learn patience and other traits from having to deal with my life as a father and husband.

about 2 years ago
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Modest Proposal For Stopping Hackers: Get Them Girlfriends

JeffSh Re:Agreed (566 comments)

I don't agree with your thesis. I had a lot of fun with technology when I was a kid. Worse is the feeling I get that tells me Slashdot is one of the few "safe places" where I may actually get someone else to agree with me instead of just saying "hu hu hu sex is fun, let's make stupid jokes about it."

signed,
well adjusted 30-something male, job, kids, all the normal things.

more than 2 years ago
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US Security Services May 'Have Moles Within Microsoft,' Says Researcher

JeffSh Re:Ockham's razor (228 comments)

To further this idea, even if we were to have it confirmed, what would it change? The population is too pacified to really care.

more than 2 years ago
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US Security Services May 'Have Moles Within Microsoft,' Says Researcher

JeffSh Re:Ockham's razor (228 comments)

Only if it were to ever be acknowledged, something that has zero possibility of ever happening.

more than 2 years ago
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The Numbers of a Life

JeffSh Fascinating (98 comments)

I find this fascinating. What I find even more fascinating is how can the man sustain such a momentus amount of activity while maintaining a family? Seriously, he works every waking hour of every day, with no interruption of email activity except dinner and sleep... Where does his family fit in? In my case, my wife won't let me, so perhaps this is just my unique situation. Anyone else have commentary on family life vs work/passion life?

more than 2 years ago
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World's Worst PR Guy Gives His Side

JeffSh Re:Still continues to be an asshole (576 comments)

He has the typical east coast bravado and dismissive atitude. I don't mean to stereotype EVERYONE from Boston/New York area, but that whole area is infused with people who are just mean. The only way they are equipped to work with other people is through a method of communication that involves a complete lack of tact and understanding.

Ok that is not entirely fair, but it is fair to say that the east coast is where I usually find people like this. Pushy, dismissive, self centered etc.

more than 2 years ago

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