Obamacare Could Help Fuel a Tech Start-Up Boom
You have a killer idea that you think you can make money on, but healthcare is holding you back. Seems to me that none of the other booms, industrial or tech bubble, had anything help from "Obamacare" but were still prosperous.
Opportunity Begins 10th Year on Mars
Not bad at all for something that was planned to last only about 3 months, if it made it past the "beachball" landing.
Is a Computer Science Degree Worth Getting Anymore?
I concur. I am in my second year of obtaining my CS/Math degree w/ teaching cert. I get the same question,
student: oooh, you can write programs.
me: Nope, I don't like to program
student: wait, then why are you getting a CS degree
me: because I want to be more rounded around the science of computers and, and CIS or tech school is for coders
student: you don't know what you are talking about.
I get it at least once a week at the university (in the Engineering/Comp Sci building no less)
I want to teach CS on a high school level, since jobs are scarce, and I cannot do it without a degree. This is more of a backup to working for DoD as my university has a NSA grant and certification.
I learn pentesting and anything else I see that is relevant to Comp Security in my spare time (usually over the summer)
California Going Ahead With Bullet Train
We kind of frown upon the slave labor that the Chinese and Irish (and others) that were used to build the railroad. If I remember my history correctly, the US government gave the train Barons the land and I think subsidizing them. There was very little population (aside from American Indians) out west. It will probably take 20 years to settle Eminent Domain cases and another 10 to build the rail lines.
I worked on a survey crew to build an outer loop around a mid sized city. The first survey was done in 1984, I worked it in 1998 and they didn't start building until 2003. We did have a few fun run-ins with angry landowners and their shotguns.
Man Has Nokia Phone Embedded In False Limb
We all know it's coming, that is why Apple wouldn't do it. What prior art?
On a side no
Michael Nielsen's Free Video Courseware On Quantum Computing
I misread and thought that said Mike Nelson. Got excited about a Rifftrax about quantum computing.
Terrorist Target Mexican Nanotechnology Professors
Somebody reads too much Michael Crichton
Military Drone Attacks Are Not 'Hostile'
Wasn't a knife used in the murder?
Kilobots — Cheap Swarm Robots Out of Harvard
Michael Crichton wrote a book about how we thought we could control thousand of nanobots using swarm theory. I wonder if they are using algorithms derived from bees. As long as we don't develop AI anytime soon, I think we are safe.
Comcast Helps Fix Pirate Bay Connection Problems
With and ISP name like that, I think someone in Comcast's PR department has a BOFH excuse generator
Iran Says Siemens Helped US, Israel Build Stuxnet
I thought it was NISA?
Magical Chinese Hard Drive
The Bastard Operator From Hell is going to be pissed that he didn't think of this.
Microsoft Releases AntiSpyware Program
Apparently the choir does need some preaching to. Last I checked herehttp://www.viruslist.com/en/viruslistfind?sear ch_mode=virus&words=linux there were a couple of viruses out there for linux and here http://www.icsalabs.com/html/communities/antivirus /macintosh/archives/macvirus/reference/viruses.htm l for Mac virus. This is not saying that one OS is better than another, just saying don't be so naive. I run both Linux boxes and Windows boxes, and I know, I have to be more careful about where I go with my M$ box.