top The Poor Neglected Gifted Child
The problem with a general solution in education is that it does not exist. Period. Since no two people are alike in their learning styles, attempting a cookie-cutter solution is basically what our public school system has been doing and failing miserably at for umpteen years.
Yes, one *COULD* use home schooling to mold one's children into carbon copies. One *COULD* use the system to avoid "evilution". But one could also use it to stimulate critical thinking, independent and insatiable learning, and deep understanding of this world.
It is amazing that people usually blame the implementation of ideas, but not the ideas themselves, when things go wrong.
top Building Deception Into Encryption Software
The goal stated in the article is similar to that of deniable encryption. Whereas "honey encryption" works through a piece of dedicated software, deniable encryption works by constructing a block of ciphertext in such a way that different plausible plaintexts can be recovered depending on which symmetric key is used for decryption. Of course, only the user knows how many different plaintexts are actually buried in the ciphertext, and under duress (rubber hose, point of a gun, etc.) he can relinquish the non-incriminating plaintext and claim innocence.
top Noodle Robots Replacing Workers In Chinese Restaurants
"A new life awaits you in the off-world colonies, the chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure..."
Give me four. No, four! Two, two, four!
...and some replicant-served noodles.
top Ask Slashdot: How To Donate Older Computers to Charity?
Like I said, if you are not picky.
top "Superomniphobic" Nanoscale Coating Repels Almost Any Liquid
John Gotti is now "The Superomniphobic Don".
about a year and a half ago
top VPN Providers Say China Blocks Encryption Using Machine Learning Algorithms
You forgot to indicate how much each contestant wagered... oh wait, Yiu would just make the other two pay for him. Sorry, my bad.
about a year and a half ago
top Over 1000 Volunteers For 'Suicide' Mission To Mars
...and we can call this mission "Outbound Flight".
about a year and a half ago
top The Information Age: North Korean Style
It's Pyongyang Style:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYBCgV6a5kE about a year and a half ago
top Physicists Devise Test For Whether the Universe Is a Simulation
...to spin a top as our collective totem. If the top never stops, then it's a simulation/dream.
top Ask Slashdot: What Would Your 'I've Got To Disappear' Plan Look Like?
That's pretty much what I have to do, except maybe the part where I disrobe in front of a Chinese couple. As Brell said so eloquently, if I live another 24 hours that would be very impressive.
top Astronomers Watch Star Devouring Planet
"But still, watching a star eating its own planets is not only cool in its own right, but also provides food for thought as to how to keep the human species going long after the Sun starts going off the main sequence into red giant-hood."
Oh, I get it. Food for thought. Delicious.
top Could You Hack Into Mars Curiosity Rover?
This is a great way to paint a Bull's Eye on your back while every other geek on the planet gets some type of firearm ready.
top Ask Slashdot: How Do I Stay Employable?
Thank you very much for sharing your life story here. I turn 39 in a few months and have been doing sys/net admin for better part of the last 12 years, and now am sorting out what my next step is. I enrolled in a part-time Master's program in CS at a major local university and expect to graduate sometime next year, and I am giving serious thoughts about going for a doctoral program in either CS or bioinformatics after that. Eventually I hope to get into either information security research or computational biology research. (Disclosure: I have a B.A. in biology and it's been very helpful to explore that possible career. The fact that I am a Christian also reminds me that God will direct my path ultimately as He is the author and perfecter of my faith.)
I am of the opinion that I must do what I love, and love what I do. I am not getting out of IT because it's boring - I am actually a technophile. I am moving on to something else because it is more challenging and a higher mountain to climb, but also potentially more rewarding to me. This does not mean I don't experience doubts or fear, but it does clarify the direction for me. In general, I do love what I do and I hope I get to continue doing that until the day I die.
top Gut Bacteria Exert Mind Control
"Great, Chewie, always thinking with your stomach!"
top Wikipedia Could Block 67 Million Verizon Customers
I hope he/she is getting in all the laughs now, because when they finally do decide to p0wn him/her, it won't be funny anymore.
top Swedes Cast Write-In Votes for SQL Injection, Donald Duck
I'd like to see their reaction one day when they somehow get enough people to write-in an idea/patent/cartoon character/medical condition into office. Maybe no one will be laughing then.
Psoriasis for Prime Minister in 2050.
top Happy Birthday, Linus
If he had bought a Trash-80, would we all be programming Motorola chips today?
top Computer Scientist Looks At ICBM Security
I am so glad to hear that the toilet is *OUTSIDE* the "no lone zone".
"Is the Colonel's underwear a matter of national security?" - Lt. Kaffee, "A Few Good Men"
top RadioShack To Rebrand As "The Shack"?
...take, for instance, "The $oft".
And if you don't know what that stands for, you must not have been watching all the anti-trust trials.
top Google Adds Scripting Capabilities To Google Docs
Hope this turns out to be more Perl than Hypercard.
This is Vexler's first journal entry...