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Avatars Help Schizophrenics Gain Control of Voices In Their Heads

Katchu browncoat (138 comments)

"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal"

about a year ago

Pavel Vinogradov, At 59, Sets New Record As Oldest Spacewalker

Katchu Oh, No! I've fallen ... (32 comments)

Oh, no! I've fallen and I'll never get up!

about a year ago

Ballmer Tells the BBC There's More MS Hardware On the Way

Katchu Windows 9 hardware (133 comments)

Windows 9! Soon to incorporate User Interface with wooden mallet and trombone.

about 2 years ago

You're Driving All Wrong, Says NHTSA

Katchu Not worry about after crash, but AVOID CRASH (756 comments)

I spend most of my time driving NOT crashing. I'd worry less about where my hands are after a crash and more on where to place my hands to give me the best control of the vehicle so as to AVOID crashing. That might easily be tested in simulators. If I were a betting man, I'd place money more on 10-2 than 6:30-5:30.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Technical Advice For a (Fictional) Space Mission?

Katchu Research (203 comments)

Professional writers spend a lot of time doing research. Lots of research. This means reading material about the subject matter. Use Google and see what's online, but also read a few dozen books from a good library. That being said, you don't need a lot of technical detail; you're going to write a story. That involves realistic characters, dialog, and relationships. This is what will make you succeed (or fail) as a writer.

about 2 years ago

What Silicon-Based Life Might Be Like

Katchu They would have (92 comments)

They would have Carbone breast implants.

more than 2 years ago

Dutch Psychologist Faked Data In At Least 30 Scientific Papers

Katchu Difficult field (254 comments)

Studies in this field are really difficult to do. A rigorously defensible experimental regime is nearly impossible to establish. Inferences made from Factor Analysis and Correlation matrices are nearly shaky as Ouija boards and Yarrow sticks. Low numbers of casual observations made from a preselected class of people does not constitute good random sampling. The best conclusions in the field would barely serve as hypotheses in a true science. The "softer" sciences are extremely difficult to work with.

more than 2 years ago

Libya Elects Engineer To Acting Prime Minister Post

Katchu New Law and Order (188 comments)

They will move from Sharia Law to Kirchoff's Laws.

more than 2 years ago

There's Been a Leak At WikiLeaks

Katchu Sad (167 comments)

While information does want to be free, this is going to get some very good people killed. You know, there are some really evil people out there and it is up to someone to keep track of them. Sometimes that function falls on the people being exposed here.

about 3 years ago

Gut Bacteria Exert Mind Control

Katchu I go with my gut feeling about this (221 comments)

dyspepsia makes me frown, diarrhea makes me run. low blood sugar gets me down, full stomach, well, I'm done.

about 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Could We Deal With the End of Time Zones?

Katchu Think of the poor computers! (990 comments)

Ha. We humans should go to a non-intuitive time reckoning simply to make it easier for computers to work? You obviously never worked for Apple.

about 3 years ago

Acer CEO Declares a Tablets Bubble

Katchu Back to the Past? (692 comments)

Who wants to go back the the past with stodgy, old-fashioned GUI driven by a 2x2 finger pad? The form of the platform may change, but intelligent users will demands for their computers the ease of use of a modern interface such as that provided by the best tablets. Out with the buggy whips and hand cranks.

about 3 years ago

IBM Watson To Replace Salespeople and Cold-Callers

Katchu "What is Toronto?????" (316 comments)

Customer: "My cable modem keeps dropping sessions." Watson: "What is Toronto?????"

more than 3 years ago

Using Averages To Bend the Uncertainty Principle

Katchu So What? (112 comments)

So What? We are the average of the various quantum states of our constituent particles, at least in THIS universe.

more than 3 years ago

Alaska Airlines Jettisons Paper Manuals For iPads

Katchu Never had battery die (220 comments)

I've never had the battery run down on a paper map.

more than 3 years ago

Erasing CDs By Using 150,000 Volts of Electricity

Katchu Shredder, Incinerator (242 comments)

Not much better than sending CD through a shredder or through the incinerator in the burn-bags. Of course, not as fun to watch.

more than 3 years ago

Chandrayaan-1 Spots Giant Underground Chamber On the Moon

Katchu Re:Useless place (322 comments)

If you are going to build a 1700 mile pipeline then why not build a habitat closer to the poles?

more than 3 years ago

Google Fires Back About Search Engine Spam

Katchu Santorum (270 comments)

Manipulated results example: Google search for Santorum

more than 3 years ago


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