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Ask Slashdot: Modern Web Development Applied Science Associates Degree?

Qrypto Web development is not applied science (246 comments)

Maybe an associate degree in web development would be more appropriate.

about a year ago

NSA Infected 50,000 Computer Networks With Malicious Software

Qrypto NSA's relationship to AV companies (264 comments)

Did the NSA force AV companies to not track the NSA virus, then keep it "legally" secret?

about a year ago

Elon Musk Lays Out His Evidence That NYT Tesla Test Drive Was Staged

Qrypto Theory (841 comments)

Theory: Broder didn't realize the logging capabilities of the car, and when the Model S' software ui initially supported his internal baises he took liberties with the truth. By "documenting" his experience through Tesla support he attempted to falsely add credence to what would be a traffic generating, "anti-electric" review masked in the journalistic repute of the NYT.

Firstly, all of Broder's excessive winging about the cold weather (I think) was designed to subtly imply that the Model S doesn't work in the cold. You future buyer, will be cold and your car will break. This is why Musk had to address the cold weather link directly in the evidence blog posting.

Secondly. Broder likely couldn't have fathomed that every parameter in the car was being logged. Very specific details add credibility and character to a story. They make the author appear diligent, and one who gives great attention to detail. In the past such details were a "literary tool used to bend the story. Now thanks to data driven engineering words and truth in such matters should align more closely.

Lastly. For a man who may or may not have a bias against electric vehicles (cars at least), the observation that "the estimated range was falling faster than miles were accumulating" at the outset of the author's journey might have set the tone of the coming review. With all the incessant calls to Tesla support to document all the "trouble", Broder had plenty of documentation to support his (what was IMHO a) journalistic malignment. This angle also had the added benefit of generating views for NYT - plus through the courtesy of Tesla arranging a tow - the money shot.

I hope NYT has the ethical chops to do what they must.

(comment posted first at http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5220302)

about 2 years ago

Tracking Down Wi-Fi Interference?

Qrypto 2.4GHz - 5GHz (499 comments)

I think one of your neighbors is talking to someone at the same time every night using his cordless phone. This could cause the type of interference if you are operating on the same channels and your antennas are positioned such that the RF waves are canceling each other. Try rotating your router 90. Seriously. Or if possible set your router to 5Ghz mode exclusively assuming your neighbor has a 2.4Ghz Phone.

more than 4 years ago

Virtual Autopsy On a Multi-Touch Table Surface

Qrypto Define autopsy (72 comments)

I think this is just savvy marketing to get exposure for the research lab. In reality this is a virtual anatomy tool that has a 3D interface and works on a fancy multi-touch table. This is a lot like the virtual human project (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/visible_human.html) but works with any human that will fit in the scanner(s), and has cool interface.

This is an excellent tool for pre-surgery visualization, for augmenting radiological visualization, and for education purposes but could not replicate and certainly not replace a true a post-mortem examination.

more than 5 years ago

Bobby Fischer Is Dead At 64

Qrypto Disturbed Genius (377 comments)

This was a man of great genius, and like many of his talent was prone to highly idiosyncratic behavior, if not in some way pathological. It is sad that such a disturbed man was given a forum (esp. radio) to disgrace himself so thoroughly; however, due to his reclusiveness the public could never know the details of any mental issues he may have suffered from toward the end. Regardless this is a man who should be remembered for his talent, and his contributions to the game of chess.

To those many Americans who will dismiss him for his unfortunate and terrible comments: Give the guy a break - you should be proud of this man's accomplishments on behalf of the US, who inspired your children to learn the game and who's story captured the world.

RIP Bobby Fisher

about 7 years ago


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