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Only Two States Have Rules To Prevent Cheating On Computerized Tests

Netdoctor I'm sorry... (95 comments)

..why do we need the government regulating school tests?

What are you going to do, bring little Johnny up on federal charges for cheating?

about three weeks ago
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"Big Bang Signal" Could All Be Dust

Netdoctor Horrible title (133 comments)

I just want to say that the title on this story is absolutly horrible.

I don't think they could have dumbed it down anymore.

How about "BICEP2 Team working to qualify their results with Planck researchers"?

Not as exciting, I know, I know. I really wish news articles here would challenge us to think more.

about a month ago
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Scientists Record Quantum Behavior of Electrons Via Laser Lights

Netdoctor Re:Is it just me? (33 comments)

No, it's not just you. It's horribly written.

From the comments:

Dave Shepherd 2 hours ago

This article is poorly written. It is full of grammatical errors and does not read well. The news item deserves better, as do the researchers.

about 2 months ago
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Algorithm Challenge: Burning Man Vehicle Exodus

Netdoctor Actually... (273 comments)

I was out of there in 2 hours. I spent the time going around, meeting new people, and exchanging gifts. It was a great experience. Got to hang out with some impossibly hot and awesome people.

I know some people that took 6 hours to get out. I also know people who didn't even wait in a line. It's all about planning ahead and timing.

However, the whole point of the experience is to slow down, enjoy people and yourself, and interact. Going in, you know there's going to be a delay in going out. Why not make the best of it?

about 7 months ago
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The Earth As a Gravitational Wave Detector

Netdoctor Re:45 year old story (70 comments)

Upper Limit on a Stochastic Background of Gravitational Waves from Seismic Measurements in the Range 0.05–1 Hz

Michael Coughlin and Jan Harms
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 101102 (2014)
Published March 13, 2014

about 7 months ago
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A Primer on Data Backup for Small- to Medium-Sized Companies (Video)

Netdoctor Re:How is this not blatent adversting? (76 comments)

Well, I never want to get in the way of a man doing a good job, and the articles really are appreciated.

I guess it's about transparancy. Hearing from you, from /. and knowing what /. is up to causes us to engage more. Without that communication, we -as nerds- get paranoid and suspicious.

Come to think of it, a /. editor blog would be nice.

Thanks again.

about 8 months ago
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A Primer on Data Backup for Small- to Medium-Sized Companies (Video)

Netdoctor How is this not blatent adversting? (76 comments)

Rob, lots of genuine, honest respect here. But with the dice acquisition and beta debacle, a lot of effort needs to be made by the editors here to avoid any appearance of using the readers as targeted customers. This interview doesn't help in that regard.

about 8 months ago
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How loud is your primary computer?

Netdoctor Very noisy but... (371 comments)

...on the plus side, my daughter now falls asleep in datacenters.

about 9 months ago
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Interview: Ask Forrest Mims About Rockets, Electronics, and Engineering

Netdoctor Next generation (120 comments)

Sir, you were very instrumental in getting me excited and motivated to study electronics as a child, and largely why I am here now.

I have just had a child myself recently. Given the opportunity to motivate and influence a new generation of children, how would you communicate to them differently now?

about 10 months ago
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As Hurricane Season Looms, It's Disaster-Preparedness Time

Netdoctor Advice? (117 comments)

I'm not sure I want to take the advice from a guy who's emergency plans ended up with him using a bucket brigade to keep his DC open...

No, sorry. Being clever in the midst of a disaster does not make you good at emergency IT planning.

1 year,27 days
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For Overstated Claims, Gore, Tesla Upbraided By NWS, NHTSA Respectively

Netdoctor Combining articles (195 comments)

That's two different subjects.

Editors: is this a news aggregation site, or are we now making new articles here?

about a year ago
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When it comes to (download) bandwidth needs, I require..

Netdoctor Missing oblig option (279 comments)

Never underestimate the bandwidth of Cowboy Neil driving a van with my flashdrive.

about a year ago
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Fast and Furious Developer Job Market

Netdoctor dice (2 comments)

Well now, Dice.com is where I should put out my resume! I'm glad I read this!

Editors: If it says Dice.com on here, we're always gonna be suspicious. Sorry.

about a year ago
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A Snapshot of the Inside of an Atom

Netdoctor Not good enough. (40 comments)

No, as an engineer, I need to know both what direction the wire is in, and where it is at, at the same time, or game over.

about a year and a half ago
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Google And MPEG LA Sign Licensing Agreement Covering Google's VP8 Video ... - TechCrunch

Netdoctor feedfeeder? (1 comments)

/. attach an rss feeder to it's incoming submission queue?

Oblig: I, for one, welcome our new robot overloard.

about a year and a half ago
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New Adobe Flash Vulnerabilities Being Actively Exploited On Windows and OS X

Netdoctor We don't need antivirus software! (167 comments)

Such is the mantra here...

Sooo tempted to send the CVE out to several people internally, as a word document.

*sigh*

about a year and a half ago
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Stanford Uses Million-Core Supercomputer To Model Supersonic Jet Noise

Netdoctor Makes the sound 'boom!' (66 comments)

But what was the question?

about a year and a half ago
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Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings

Netdoctor replacement (1388 comments)

s/gun/human/

and it sounds like his idea works. ..just sayin.

about 2 years ago

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EAS Boxes hacked, Fake Emergency Alert Broadcast

Netdoctor Netdoctor writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Netdoctor (95217) writes "Well it's finally happened.

The last few years has seen FEMA implimenting IPAWS which requires hardware boxes to manage local and national EAS alerts.

  If you slap these boxes right on the Internet, without a firewall, and without changing the default login, anybody with a net connection might get in and send an emergency notification to everyone in the state.

This has the actual broadcast alert, which someone just picked up from this video."

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