Brain Injury Turns Man Into Math Genius
I don't know about fried but that was my thought. the injury cross linked his normal "cpu" and vision "GPU" basically using his normal vision processing as a massive floating point processor. Not unlike using your GPU to mine bit coins or do other massively parallel processing.
Mining bitcoins in your head just by looking, now THAT would be a savant skill worth having.
Want To Hijack a Domain? Just Get a Fax Machine
2. You can't "inject" an idea into a human, the best you can do is present an idea and it's up to them to accept, reject, or ignore it.
Ma'am, I suggest you go watch
where it is shown that it is indeed possible to "inject" ideas into humans.
UK Cryptographers Call For UK and US To Out Weakened Products
Does anyone really expect these criminal organizations, headed by the kind of people who set up a Star Trek style command bridge, are going to do the right thing?
Sure. The Star Trek bridge seems to indicate that it's an organisation headed by a trekkie, so I think there is a pretty good chance they are geeks and will do the "right thing". I would be more worried if they had built a replica of the White House and was an organisation headed by politicans or lawyers.
The only way to deal with these scum is to shut them down and start from scratch.
Repeating the same experiment is likely to yield the same results.
Schneier: We Need To Relearn How To Accept Risk
Eventually, people will understand that to avoid risks originating from the poorest countries, the final solution is to just eradicate those countries.
Terrifying prospect. Before this 'final solution' is implemented, I think it's equally possible that the rest of the world will understand that the biggest and most harmful risk is the United States, and arrive at a different solution.
Ask Slashdot: Is There a Good Device Holster?
Give me a bike helmet with lots of vents.
Sir, What you want is a HÖVDING helmet. All air! Lots of ventilation!
Disclaimer: I am not in any way affiliated with HOVDING. I just think it's a cool product.
Electrical Engineering Labor Pool Shrinking
this is a bay area company and I KNOW that they, as a general trend, have stopped investing in people and now only look for exact matches
Why should they "invest" in someone when the investment can just walk out the door whenever he/she pleases? Invest in yourself then get a higher paying job.
CFO asks his CEO, “What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave the company?” CEO answers, ‘What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”
Ask Slashdot: Getting Hired As a Self-Taught Old Guy?
42 is the anwer? What was the question? :p
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.
How European Startups Are Battling Labor Laws For Developers and Programmers
Instead we make them show up every day, for their 7-8 hours and sit in chairs and do nothing
If this is the best use of available resources your company's management can come up with, I suggest replacing management with smarter people.
Even asking these people to clean toilets would have made the company more money.
YouTube To Offer Subscription Service This Week
I'd definitely pay $2/month to remove the damn ads. Same goes for Hulu - why don't they have this option?
It will go the same way as cable. First you pay $2/month to remove the ads. Then you pay $4,$8,$16 and then they put the ads back in as well.
The Coming War Against Personal Photography and Video
A police officer's testimony is all that is needed for most convictions. Adding a microphone and camera is sort of redundant. Police have eyes, ears, and memory.
Must see: http://www.ted.com/talks/scott_fraser_the_problem_with_eyewitness_testimony.html
Scott Fraser is a forensic psychologist who encourages a more scientific approach to trial evidence
The Text-Your-Parents-Your-Drug-Deal Experiment
I've never actually done a comment like this, where I go "Oh come on Slashdot, what is this and why is it here?"
But come on Slashdot, why is this here?
News for Nerds, Stuff that Matters.
Y combinator Hacker News are a good alternative site with no lame drug stories.
Secret Chat Between Julian Assange and Eric Schmidt Published By WikiLeaks
Accidentally referring to TOR as "Thor"
Thor, the god, is spelled Tor in Nordic languages, so this only proves that Eric Schmidt is well educated and knows this.
Has Kickstarter Peaked?
I mainly pick up games on kickstarter...and initially games were pretty cheap about $5, the companies got seed money during development, and maybe I get a game...all of a sudden those games have shot up in price to $20, its gone from funding development to payment upfront...I haven't funded a game in a while.
It's because of people like you that Kickstarter is failing. Shame on you!
Of course not. Not every project posted on Kickstarter inherently deserves to succeed. There's a lot of crap posted on Kickstarter now, where people outright beg for money for nothing. ("Hey, I want to do X, never did it before, fresh out of college, show me they money")
It's also mostly treated as a pre-order system - "Hey, give us X dollars for product Y today and you'll maybe get it when we build it" is a really dangerous proposition. As the backer, we take all the risks, for no gain. X dollars for product Y is not a gain either, as you can buy the product Z online today for X dollars, and it does the same as the future-Y would do.
I can fund the development of a game because I want to see the game come to life, but why should I fund the manufacturing of product Y, where I can buy Y+1 in the store next door already. A game is a unique piece of digital art, a random manufactured product very rarely is unique except in shape or colour.
There's another huge problem and that is the high failure rate and high risk of backing. I have backed five projects now, and so far only one has delivered - the other four are all late by 6 months or more. I am definitely more cautious with funding another project now. 20% success rate is abysmal and makes backing projects a very expensive hobby.
Kickstarter in itself is doing fine, but the good projects are being shadowed by the many poor ones. In a way, Kickstarter is failing because it's own success.
Bitcoin To Be Regulated Under US Money Laundering Laws
They will use this law to strike against Silk Road.
Remember, Capone was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion.
Google Reportedly Making a Smartwatch, Too
There are bluetooth watches that already exist (and have for years, cost about $40-60 depending on style) that do the caller ID for you so you know if you want to answer your bluetooth headset.
Maybe you should try looking for what you want instead of waiting for it to be provided by Google, etc.
You saythere is already a "smart watch" for 60 bucks. Anybody can afford that. What anybody can afford, nobody desires.
Make a smart watch for 6000 bucks and a premium bling smart watch for $60,000 and see your sales skyrocket!
Jedi May Be Allowed To Perform Marriage Ceremonies In Scotland
"Let anyone who believes that these two should not be connected via the holy symbols of <, |, and > speak now or forever hold your peace!"
"By the power vested in me by the great RMS, I now pronounce you, emacs and vi."
Russian FSB Can Reportedly Tap Skype Calls
Why would someone with something to hide use Skype?
Seriously - if you've got something to hide, use something to which you have the source and can control the encryption used.
or use skype steganography
Why Freeloaders Are Essential To FOSS Project Success
If your FOSS project only has a handful of users, it's nice.
If your FOSS project has thousands of users, it's good.
If your FOSS project has millions of users, it's excellent.
You have mixed up cause and effect, good Sir.
The way you wrote it: If your egg lays a millions of chickens, it's excellent.
The right way: If your chicken lays a million eggs, it's excellent.
High Tech Vending Machines Transform IT Support At Facebook
By Michal Lev-Ram, writer July 6, 2011: 8:55 AM ET
Seriosly. A cnn story from 2011. NEWS for nerds?!?
Mobile Sharing: "Bezos Beep" Vs. Smartphone Bump
New form of urban terrorism: Ringtone trolling. Set your ringtone to loud, have it as the encoded URL to $ShockSite.
In the next generation of this technology, there will be a secure way of transmitting messages by moving the audio in a small tube connected to the other device.
Future developments may include sending audio messages to multiple devices across a network of interconnected tubes.
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