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Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

Thanshin Re:Hold on a minute (170 comments)

I knew I should have been a cyborg lawyer programmer. But I was afraid of ending up just doing cyborg lawyer maintenance.

yesterday
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Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

Thanshin Which Managers? (170 comments)

One information I'd be most interested in is "What did the those managers do before managing, by salary range."

To answer questions like:
  - Is it "better"* to become a manager after already having a high IT salary? Or to start from the bottom as a manager who's studied essentially management.

*: "Better" in monetary terms, of course. Obviously being a manager after having been in IT makes one a better human being; morally and intellectually superior to other kinds of manager.

yesterday
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

Thanshin Re: That's bananas! (250 comments)

1 Library of congress = 180,3 MegaBananas

(Using 878.835g as the average book weight and 115g for the average banana.)

yesterday
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

Thanshin Re:Question (250 comments)

A man is sitting in this ship, and throws a massive Korean-made LED TV-screen overboard into the water.
As a result, will the water level rise, or drop?

It depends on the answer to the following questions:
- Was the TV's weight being held by the ship? Or was it held neutral by, for example, helium balloons.
- What water does the question refers to? The Sea outside the ship? Or the captain's quarters' Olympic swimming pool.
- Shall the answer take into account the man's decrease in weight caused by the calorie loss due to the TV throwing? And, in that case, what's the man's lean body mass, BMI, weight and basal consumption rate?

yesterday
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

Thanshin 864 million bananas (250 comments)

enough space to transport 864 million bananas

Yes, I too calculate volumes in MegaBananas.

Except for astronavegation, where I base all my calculations on Earth's volume of 1.086 PetaBananas.

yesterday
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

Thanshin Re:The mention of Valentina Tereshkova is ridiculo (190 comments)

outperforming practically all of the men

It's ambiguous whether this means "practically all of the male candidates" or "practically all of the Mercury 7".

The only important data is whether she outperformed one single male in the Mercury 7: Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper and Deke Slayton.

If she didn't, the entire topic is sexist.
If she did, the program was sexist.
If it wasn't known either way, the program was sexist, because it should have been known prior to selecting among the candidates.

yesterday
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

Thanshin Re:Another junk article from medium.com (190 comments)

The point made may be true, but why should a reader spend more time researching the article's sources than the writer themselves did to find the truth?

Welcome to Socratic Journalism.

yesterday
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Thanshin IP (407 comments)

They are just making space.

When someone said "everybody is infringing IP several times per day", most people took it as meaning "IP laws are wrong".

When the MPAA and RIAA reacheed the same conclusion, they understood that if everybody was infringing IP, the only solution was to put everybody in jail.

3 days ago
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The Great Robocoin Rip-off

Thanshin Re:Serveds him right for being a hipster twat (116 comments)

I think a general rule of thumb is that once you hit 5 digits of price, a test drive is never too much to ask.

Exactly. That's what I told my diamond guy. "Give me one that's over $9999."

Sadly, my future father in law disagreed.

5 days ago
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The Great Robocoin Rip-off

Thanshin Re:A bitcoin product was a scam? (116 comments)

You lost your faith too fast. I'm sure the bitcoin product is blessed in it divine honesty and all the corruption comes from that Wilkinson guy. If that's even his real name.

(In the name of Mr.Nakamoto, the bitcoin and the block chain. Amine)

5 days ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Thanshin Fussion (564 comments)

You don't get it. It's Fussion! As easy as fission but as newsworthy as fusion!

They just missed an S.

5 days ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Thanshin Re:Of course! (564 comments)

Not exactly. Its section is 7 feet by 10 feet. To achieve 100MW the length must be infinite. Any reduction in length implies a proportional reduction in power.

5 days ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

Thanshin Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

As they get sicker and sicker, people deal with the mess and viola...

And it's fricking hard to properly play a viola with latex gloves. Thus, contagion!

5 days ago
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Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

Thanshin Re:Printer drivers (175 comments)

Yes, and we use mainly laptops, projectors and large TVs for the video-conferences.

The only paper I use is the one I write on with a pen. No printer there.

What exactly do you use a printer in an office nowadays? Do you print your mails? Do you print Power Point slides? Excels?

No, wait. Trying to imagine your office I found one use I make of the printer. I print flight tickets for work trips, in case my phone dies on the path to the airport.

about a week ago
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Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

Thanshin Printer drivers (175 comments)

Printer drivers are going away, and mobile usage is now the norm.

No. The norm is not printing.

about a week ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Thanshin Re:projectiles are a reasonable concern (404 comments)

Lot of people don't think about this with their cars, but at least then, you're by and large only placing yourself, and a limited number of passengers who chose to ride with you, at risk.

Bus? Train?

about a week ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Thanshin Re:That's not the reason you're being ignored. (404 comments)

I don't give a fuck.

I fly 2h every monday and friday and still I'm most at risk during the 30min taxi trips homeairport. And if the taxi driver told me to store my phone is case of a much more probable accident, I'd give him the same answer.

And the taxi driver owns his vehicle. And he could be killed precisely by my phone.

So shut your dickhole about hypothetical airplane accidents and how many hoops we have to jump through to avoid dying in one.

The scaremongering got old a long while ago.

about a week ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

Thanshin Re:outsource your wedding (445 comments)

If you organize it in Cuba* you don't even have to bring a groom*.

*: Replace with "Thailand" and "bride"** for an equally dark but more sexist joke.

about a week ago
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Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior In Female Mice

Thanshin Lego (216 comments)

Without [oxytocin], female mice were no more attracted to a mate than to a block of Lego.

And... How attracted are female mice to blocks of Lego?

about a week ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

Thanshin Autonomy (283 comments)

So, 0 to 60 miles in 3.2 seconds... a range of 275 miles... So, it has less than 15 seconds of autonomy.

Let's hope it doesn't take much longer than that to recharge.

about two weeks ago

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Using imperfect chips to improve power and cost.

Thanshin Thanshin writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Thanshin (1188877) writes "To ensure correct operation, chips are purposefully running at higher power than needed. Depending on how many errors a designer is prepared to tolerate, power consumption could be cut by up to 30%. With only 1% error rates, power could be cut by 23%.

Rakesh Kumar, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, and colleagues, are putting these ideas into practice by designing chips that are not flawless, and then managing the number and type of errors. The "robustification" of software, as he calls it, involves re-writing it so an error simply causes the execution of instructions to take longer."

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France reintroduces the "Three strikes law"

Thanshin Thanshin writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Thanshin (1188877) writes "France's lower house of parliament formally passed a revised 'Three strikes' bill that will allow authorities to disconnect illegal file-sharers from the Internet.

The new bill now allows a judge to make the 'third strike decision of either disconnecting an Internet user, fine of up to 300,000 euros ($415,000USD),or a two-year jail sentence.

The measure was passed on a vote of 285-225.

The first strike will be notified by mail, the second by certified postal mail and the third will cause the disconnection. The user will have to continue paying the connection fee during the disconnection time."

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How dangerous is to bring a laptop to the USA?

Thanshin Thanshin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Thanshin (1188877) writes "Very soon I'll go to the United States for my honeymoon. The trip implies flights to cross the Atlantic and between NY, Washington, Chicago, Vegas, LA and SF.

I usually travel with a laptop. It allows me to forget about camera disk space limitations, to check maps and itineraries, to make reservations, etc.

However, I don't think I'll like fighting with the security people at every airport. From the news that reach me here in Europe, stepping into an airport in the states with a laptop about as much a hassle as carrying a bomb strapped to your nipple rings and a shirt describing the fact, with diagrams.

So, from a real world standpoint:
- Is it really a problem to carry a laptop?
- Will they waterboard me if I encrypt the whole thing with TrueCrypt?
- Should I carry the cheap one in case they decide to submerge it in nitrogen in case it's a bomb? (Or in case they decide to simply steal it)
- Should I carry the originals of every mp3, movie, game, text, etc. in the HD? Or it's better to simply hard format the entire thing and bring a liveCD.
- Should I carry an encrypted disk and loan a laptop after every flight?
- Should I forget about the whole thing and practice my jock impression?"
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Bone marrow transplants without chemotherapy.

Thanshin Thanshin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Thanshin (1188877) writes "Researchers reported in the 23 November issue of Science that they can use a specific type of antibody to clear away old marrow stem cells in mice, allowing fresh ones to take their place. The discovery could allow patients to receive bone marrow without undergoing chemotherapy and other toxic procedures."
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How will Internet freedom be protected?

Thanshin Thanshin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Thanshin (1188877) writes "Every day there are news about some government trying to control the internet. Some times it's about media distribution and intellectual property. Other times it's just political or religious repression.

It's easy to find the response of the internet community in individual cases; hosting in foreign countries, browsing through encrypted networks, etc. However, I don't know about serious research regarding how to assure free, anonymous, encrypted communications for everyone.

We already know that blocking the population of an entire country from information coming from the outside doesn't work very well. However, imagine the governments of the entire northern hemisphere decided to concentrate their efforts in eliminating all internet privacy and controlling every movement of information. Is it possible?

If the infrastructure becomes hostile, we'd need an alternative way of transmitting the signal. If the government becomes hostile , we'd need that transmission to be undetectable or non distinguishable from the background.

How will the information flow if the Internet is closed? Radio? CD filled trucks? A laser web crossing from geek house to geek house?"
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Tiny projectors

Thanshin Thanshin writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Thanshin (1188877) writes "Tiny mobile-integrated projectors are almost here.

Cameras had quite an impact. Video recording plus YouTube makes news every day. Do you imagine the effect of everybody having a mobile projector?

What will the MPAA (and it's thousand young) do when people start projecting unreleased movies anywhere?
Can you imagine someone watching a pr0n movie projected in a bus wall?
Will spammers walk around projecting viagra advertising?

http://technabob.com/blog/2007/03/26/ti-working-on-worlds-smallest-dlp-projectors/
http://www.microvision.com/
http://technabob.com/blog/2006/07/03/ultra-mini-projector-with-frickin-laser-beams/
http://www.engadgetmobile.com/tag/projector
http://www.engadget.com/2007/11/20/oculons-hikari-pro920-might-be-the-worlds-tiniest-projector/"

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The right to keep handguns at home

Thanshin Thanshin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Thanshin (1188877) writes "In the past, many judges have dismissed the 2nd Amendment as archaic and limited to protecting a state's authority to maintain "a well-regulated militia," a phrase from the opening clause of the amendment. The 2nd Amendment's full text is: "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-na-scotus21nov21,1,4804010.story?coll=la-headlines-frontpage"

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Dollar slips to a record low vs. euro

Thanshin Thanshin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Thanshin (1188877) writes "The euro reached as high as $1.4819, according to Dow Jones' Interbank foreign-exchange rates, before settling back to $1.4815 late in New York, still significantly up from the $1.4667 it bought Monday.

However, the dollar crept up against the Canadian dollar to 98.32 Canadian cents yesterday from 98.31 cents.

In other news:
The dominant theme that emerged from the cacophonous OPEC summit that concluded in Riyadh on Nov. 18 was countries that have amassed huge piles of dollars from selling oil don't like seeing the value of their currency reserves eroded. While the host Saudis urged restraint lest the dollar fall even more, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad scorned the greenback as a "worthless piece of paper."

http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/nov2007/gb20071120_087338.htm
http://www.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2007/11/21/dollar_slips_to_a_record_low_vs_euro/"

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