Larry Page: Healthcare Data Mining Could Save 100,000 Lives a Year
Should let Google track the amount of time that people spend in front of phones/laptops/pcs.
Then, they can send us a warning "Go Exercise Losers!"
Apple Announces iPad Air
The SXTZ display: 10.1". iPad Air display: 9.7"
If you won't care about the extra 128x336 pixels, I won't care about the extra 0.4 inches... Or the likely $100 price difference...
your math is horrible.
What Works In Education: Scientific Evidence Gets Ignored
For elementary level education, it is a SIN to have any curriculum that only super/excellent/great teachers can teach kids well. My observation as a PTA board member now is that poorly a designed curriculum package make both teachers and students suffer.
The STEM Crisis Is a Myth
I have to say that STEM education in US is not good enough. For instance, kids start to use calculators too early. Using calculator is a great way to simplify many computation tasks. However, it deprives kids the opportunities to THINK and ESTIMATE. Both are crucial for STEM jobs.
In universities, I have encountered engineering students who did not know what they should really know. Well, they eventually got their degrees. In my opinion, it is much better off for them to pursue jobs in areas other than STEM.
How Intellectual Property Reinforces Inequality
Hardworking and knowledgeable students get good marks. Then, they move into good universities and get good jobs.
In fact, any paradigm advocates differentiation and tracking reinforces inequality.
Is inequality wrong or right? Where is the boundary?
Chinese Media Calls For Boycott of Cisco
Lenovo and FutureWei (HuaWei) had been banned for a long while. I have been very surprised to see that China is starting to talk about boycott CSCO and maybe, AAPL right now.
Apparently, the meeting between Xi and Obama was not going well.
U.S. District Judge: Forced Decryption of Hard Drives Violates Fifth Amendment
child pono hiding on hard drive ...
how about beating someone in a private property?
how about making drugs in a private land?
i am so confused.
Florida Teen Expelled and Arrested For Science Experiment
While many fellow /.ers enjoy debating race, gun, IED, I would like to stress a couple of facts:
1) Can someone bring guns to school and practice shooting?
Even it is a scientific experiment, there must be certain conditions to limit the scope / location / time that the experiment should be performed.
2) BB Gun accident happened in their home.
Their mom was preparing food.
Moderators, could you please add information to your original post? It will help discussion.
China Leads in "Clean" Energy Investment
That is why welfare states in EU are in deep financial trouble.
In general, one job to support a whole family is not a norm for human race. The easy life will tax future generation heavily.
My goverment takes 45% of my wages in taxes and I still can support whole family with one job + supproting old mother (widow) in former communist state. That is how we do things in Europe...
After Recent US Storms, Why Are Millions Still Without Power?
When I first came to US, I was shocked to see those wood utility poles. It is so ancient. There are many excuses for keeping those.
People need to go to some developing countries, particularly BRIC, to take a look at their infrastructures. Where is the $$ for change?
Marketing Agency Uses Homeless As Wi-Fi Hotspots
OK, it is quite a dumb idea. Do they carry batteries?
The Tablet Debate: 3G Or Wi-Fi?
When I am traveling with my family, we have an ipad and a laptop with us. In the car, my kids and my wife can check whatever over internet. So, 3G is not a must!!
Microsoft Announces Web-Based Office365
Well, it is really a bad name per my understanding.
To keep up with the trend, they should try "iOffice", "FaceOffice",
Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley Dishes On Steve Jobs
It is really a nice interview to read.
I am in a big company. There are tons of smart people. However, the company keeps going south. If the management team were as frank/honest as Sculley, we should have been better.
Obama Wants Broader Internet Wiretap Authority
The popularity of JFK is due to rosy pictures painted by main stream medias. Many of those have a tie to Kennedy families. I have challenged many of my friends why JFK is a good president. Nobody knows. Brainwashing is happening in USA!
Ballmer, Bezos Fund Effort To Undermine Bill Gates
typo... being rich is not a sin
Ballmer, Bezos Fund Effort To Undermine Bill Gates
I am not rich, having 2 kids and living in a 40 yr old tiny townhouse. But, I do not envy rich people. It is not a sin to be a rich man/woman if he/she works hard and legally.
It is very dangerous to fight in classes based on wealth. This is the fundamental idea of Communism.
Remember... "Eventually, socialists/communists run out of other peoples' money" and "Top 10% pays 70% income taxes in US."
Turning Your Home Wiring Into a Giant Antenna
I have been working in a DSL company a few years back. For DSL systems, the AM signals could be an issue since they can couple into the long twist pair lines and then, be fed into receiver.
So far, I got the idea to utilize the long wires (phone lines, power line, etc) to perform short range radio communications or sensors with other devices.
Problems? Many. Overall, it is very hard to control, i.e. taking a lot of noise/interference and emitting a lot of energy (could affect other devices).
DARPA Wants Extreme Wireless Interference Buster
1) spatial domain:
beamforming: make sure that the receiver, the transmitter, and the interferer are not aligned in a line.
3D: assume the interferer is on the ground. as long as one of the transmitter or the receiver is in the air/space, there is a good chance to use beamforming to improve reception.
2) narrow band or long code:
Effectively, this is slowing down the data rate. In this way, the SINR for a message can be good enough.
Obama Picks Net Neutrality Backer As FCC Chief
I am not sure that your 'facts' are really facts!!!
> On top of my point, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may have been encouraged to lend to lower credit families, but the crisis would have happened even if they didn't exist because the other unregulated institutions went about it with much more gusto.
This is a big IF. It is not a fact! The fact is that F/F lowered their credit requirement so much that enables others to pursue the aggressive lending practice.
> Fannie and Freddie's subprime loans were shown to be on the more respectable end as opposed to the other banks who pushed their mortgage brokers to get loans no matter what the risk.
This is another myth but not fact.
> The only thing Fannie and Freddie really shows is that the government endorsed the practice, but the fat cats of Wall Street made Fannie and Freddie's bad loans look likes child's play.
Please update your information. Stop being brainwashed by media. The bailout for F/F will be 400b. It is a big mess larger than all the money to C, BAC, AIG, ... combined.
Strip Club's Cover Charge Is Voter Registration Card
you may need a voter registration to enter an adult bar...