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Pirate Bay To Offer VPN For $7 a Month

Nutty_Irishman Re:Erm (461 comments)

If someone were truly interested in remaining fully anonymous, they would probably be using prepaid credit cards.

more than 5 years ago

Which Distro For an Eee PC?

Nutty_Irishman Wireless (466 comments)

If you replace the wireless card with an intel based wireless card, you should have no problems with any linux distro. I replaced my wireless card on my MSI Wind with the Intel 3945 and have no problems in linux http://www.google.com/products?q=intel+PRO+3945

more than 5 years ago

Miscalculation Invalidates LHC Safety Assurances

Nutty_Irishman Re:Voodoo Science (684 comments)

Regardless of whether they're just fear mongering or not, from a statistical standpoint, it makes senses. They're just marginalizing over the uncertainty of the expert.

p(blackhole = 1 | expert opinion) = p(blackhole = 1 | expert opinion, expert=correct) + p(blackhole=1 | expert opinion, expert = wrong)

It's the type of calculation that happens every day. E.g., what's the probability that I'll die in a car accident given I have an airbag in my car

p(survive = 0 | airbag in car) = p(survive = 0 | airbag in car, airbag works = true) + p(survive = 0 | airbag in car, airbag works = false)

If you don't take into account the uncertainty of the expert (or airbag malfunction, etc.), the you're ignoring what could be a large contribution to the actually outcome.

about 6 years ago

Former IBM Exec Ordered To Stop Working For Apple

Nutty_Irishman Re:states rights! (270 comments)

Or you walk into the contract negotiations with a red pen and cross out the 12 month extension beyond employment termination.

The problem with non-competes is that they are so vaguely written that it can cover pretty much any new job in the field you're trained for. Sure, you can bring it to litigation to prove otherwise, but what employer would be willing to risk taking a new employee that might have a possible contractual obligation?

more than 6 years ago


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