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Ask Steve Wozniak Anything

Killer Instinct Re:Education (612 comments)

I had hoped by now we would have computers in the classroom teaching, with teachers available to answer the questions various students had along the way. My kids are a lot like me in school, bored out of their mind most of the time. (although they seem to not get in as much trouble as i did) And it seems like the class material is being watered down to help with the gap between various students range of understanding, but that really hurts everyone.
As a follow up question...Would computers presenting material at the speed of each students understanding be at least a small step towards " when a computer becomes conscious and caring and becomes the best friend that each student wants to be with.." And if so, what is the biggest hurdle of getting a system like that in place? Hardware costs? Software costs? Voter apathy towards education?
-KI

about 2 years ago
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Ask Steve Wozniak Anything

Killer Instinct Education (612 comments)

Woz,
What changes would you recommend to fix the K-12 education system in the u.s. ?
-KI

about 2 years ago
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Even Windows 8 Users Prefer Windows 7

Killer Instinct Re:Makes sense? (436 comments)

impossible, it is not. very costly is more accurate...its done all the time. think FAA certification or FDA certification.

about 2 years ago
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NZ Broke the Law Spying On Kim Dotcom, PM Apologizes

Killer Instinct US govt has apologized before (235 comments)

here although it only goes through 2003...but yes it has happened..perhaps 2003 was the last time...

about 2 years ago
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Tesla Reveals Charging Station Sites In 3 US States

Killer Instinct Re:Huge increase in total travel time (332 comments)

What if I drive past you at 90, stop for 30 min to charge up, and repeat....(technically im averaging 45 mph)... u want me to lose my license? GTFO

about 2 years ago
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FAA Permits American Airlines To Use iPads In Cockpit "In All Phases of Flight"

Killer Instinct Re:You can be specific about fuel savings (372 comments)

I worked on the Flight Management System (back in 98-99) for the Boeing 777. It could take off, fly the designated route, and land without any human intervention. I would not be surprised if there have been flights using only the FMS and no human interaction. The reason given why they were not using it was no one would fly on a plane without a human pilot...not that the pilot HAD to fly the plane. Chances are there are flights everyday where the pilot is just along to make u feel "safe".

about 2 years ago
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I go through keyboards ...

Killer Instinct Re:Letter erosion and touch typing (341 comments)

same here. a combo of a few fingers usually works best (i.e. do u look at her face and see the results of your fingers, i didnt think so)

about 2 years ago
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Booted From Airplane For Wearing Anti-TSA T-shirt

Killer Instinct Re:It's even worse (826 comments)

Hint, airlines don't "screen and question" passengers.

Yes...they...do.

about 2 years ago
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Secret Security Questions Are a Joke

Killer Instinct Re:Simple solution (408 comments)

She told me she was a orphan, after I met her family...odd girl, talks to angels too

about 2 years ago
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New Mac Trojan Installs Silently, No Password Required

Killer Instinct Re:But Macs Don't Get Viruses (300 comments)

If you had a trojan you might not have kids or catch a bad virus as easily
-KI

about 2 years ago
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Being Honest In Exit Interviews Is Pointless

Killer Instinct Re:Was nice once (550 comments)

direct, then contract 3x

about 2 years ago
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Being Honest In Exit Interviews Is Pointless

Killer Instinct Was nice once (550 comments)

I gave a good honest exit interview when i left my first fulltime software job.. Wasnt a asshole, and kept it professional, mixed in what i didnt like and what i thought they did real well. The company has hired me back 3 times. Did the same thing at all 4 exit interviews, and maybe if i ever need a job again (with this market one never knows) i will get hired back, and that is worth a lot to me personally. But theres been a couple other places i burned the bridge down from shore to shore, not even a splinter left. Assholes had it coming....and i delivered.
-KI

about 2 years ago
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Of currently dead inventors, my favorite is ...

Killer Instinct Re:Al Gore, of course (542 comments)

ManBearPig got him finally?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Monitor Traffic?

Killer Instinct Re:spying on own family (338 comments)

Not everyone is a violent asshole , yet.
FTFY

more than 2 years ago
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Avoiding Red Lights By Booking Ahead

Killer Instinct Or just use Timed Lights (299 comments)

When I lived in Detroit, all the major roads had lights timed for the speed limit..so we could drive miles without a red light, once you got going "in" the cycle. so at most one red light and then all green. worked great! During peak rush hour you had to make sure you stayed in the pack, but at midnight, coming home from the airport or gentlemen clubs...it was smooth sailing. BTW lights timed for 45mph...are also timed for 90. -KI

more than 2 years ago

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Anonymous says its taking down Fox News Site Nove

Killer Instinct Killer Instinct writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Killer Instinct (851436) writes "To combat what it calls Fox News' "continued, right-wing conservative propaganda," the video announces the kickoff of "Operation Fox Hunt," and says that on Nov. 5, Anonymous members will destroy the Fox News website, (the video does not specify how). Not only does the video promise to take down the news site, but Anonymous, the video says, will "also engage in a propaganda campaign of our own to show them how it feels to be chastised."
>So what do they mean by destroy the web site? Its one thing to do a DoS, or even hack in and change the front page. But to destroy the web site would take a lot more then anonymous has done before."

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Xbox Live users suffering hacked accounts

Killer Instinct Killer Instinct writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Killer Instinct (851436) writes "Microsoft responded to complaints that their XBOX Live network had been hacked ...oeWe do not have any evidence the Xbox LIVE service has been compromised. We take the security of our service seriously and work on an ongoing basis to improve it against evolving threats. However, a limited number of members have contacted us regarding unauthorized access to their accounts by outside individuals. We are working with our impacted members directly to resolve any unauthorized changes to their accounts.

So the only thing they have done is ...."Microsoft's response has been to lock down affected accounts for 25 days while the company investigates the charges."
Has your XBOX Live account been compromised?
"

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Blackberry Outage caused by March on Wall Street h

Killer Instinct Killer Instinct writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Killer Instinct (851436) writes ""The banker is one of millions of BlackBerry users in various regions around the world who have been plagued by service disruptions over the last three days, with North American users of Research in Motion's popular handheld device being the latest to get hit on Wednesday."

Rumors abound that Anonymous may be in on this too. Seems the march on wall street and banks got interesting."

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Content Management vs Framework

Killer Instinct Killer Instinct writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Killer Instinct (851436) writes "Which would you recommend, content management system or a framework? If it matters, PHP is the underlying language. I work in a small group developing internal web pages for our company. We call them "tools" since they basically enforce a process and allow for metrics to be produced for management. The group started with 2 people 6 years ago, but now we have a few more members of our team. PHP was selected at the start, and has worked fine. However we are now at a point where a Framework or a Content Management system could allow us to be more productive, and are at a crossroads. We do have new tools to create, but basically everything is tied together with a backend database and code, which link many of what used to, and are often used as, standalone tools together. Most of the group can write decent SQL, a few of us are engineers, and a few are programmers. From your experience, what is the deciding factor to make a change to a framework, and when do you think a content management system should be used, instead of a framework."

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Effect of Speed on cells

Killer Instinct Killer Instinct writes  |  more than 2 years ago from Time Dilation Wiki
"one year of travel might correspond to ten years at home. Indeed, a constant 1 g acceleration would permit humans to travel through the entire known Universe in one human lifetime."

So why is the biological clock which controls cells slowed down if time is a dimension? Shouldn't our biological clocks be independent ?

-KI

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