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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

fatgraham How does one measure safety? (398 comments)

I know TFS says they haven't presented data... I wonder if they were collecting data at all.

about two weeks ago

New Research Casts Doubt On the "10,000 Hour Rule" of Expertise

fatgraham Re:Agreed. (192 comments)

-1, InFulSight

about a month ago

Mozilla Doubles Down on JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0

fatgraham Re: Worthless (129 comments)

Next week

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Tech Customers Forced Into Supporting Each Other?

fatgraham Re:Unity3D (253 comments)

turns out us developers (the support team has quite a few seasoned coders) are geeks too :)

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Tech Customers Forced Into Supporting Each Other?

fatgraham Re:Unity3D (253 comments)

Help menu -> report a bug... Do you think it needs to be easier?
There's the issue tracker( ) for submitting other bugs... and this gives a very loose guide to what issues bug people the most...

*Every* bug gets checked and seen!

The problem a lot of the time is working out which bug needs to be fixed first by the limited resources we have...

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Re-Learning How To Interview As a Developer?

fatgraham Drink more. (218 comments)

I don't know how friendly and open you are, anonymous person, but I've done pretty well in my last couple of interviews; Accepted immediately, first (face-to-face) interview.
Prior to those last two jobs, I hadn't had an interview for 8 years. It took me 12 interviews before I managed to get a job.

Basically, be more friendly, relaxed and relatable. Complain a bit about previous employers and how this new job will fix those problems (you may have to use your imagination), everyone has problems. A lot of the time, what puts perfect candidate A before candidate B is that "they could have a beer with them". Nobody wants to hire someone they're not gonna enjoy having around the office.

Since drinking heavily, I'm a lot more approachable, and apparently, a lot more employable.

Hope this *hic* helps.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What's New In Legacy Languages?

fatgraham Re:Depends on your definition of legacy (247 comments)

I personally would say legacy code is code that is planned to be refactored/replaced.

I write plenty of code, first time, which is designed to last... until it NEEDS replacing.

about 8 months ago

South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

fatgraham It's the little details... (467 comments)

Isn't this how they caught Al Capone?

about 8 months ago

The Human Body May Not Be Cut Out For Space

fatgraham Under our noses? (267 comments)

That's pretty damned squashed, our eyeballs are normally above the nose.

about 9 months ago

Kentucky: Programming Language = Foreign Language

fatgraham Let's keep it that way (426 comments)

"despite a high demand in the market and jobs that start with $60,000 salaries"

These things go hand in hand, let's keep it that way.

about 9 months ago

New Object Recognition Algorithm Learns On the Fly

fatgraham Re:I could be wrong... (100 comments)

This can't be far off, I read a paper a while ago (still trying to find it, this post is a bit redundant without it) which would "detect" the capital of a country from how often they were found in text together. (Probably pre-loaded with country names, this would just have the image as the needle)

I'm sure "Object 1387" and "Nyan cat" will soon be matched :)

about 9 months ago

New Object Recognition Algorithm Learns On the Fly

fatgraham On the fly, but.... (100 comments)

Does it work in real time? I can't find any more information than marketing buzz in the article (and the BYU article)...

Is there a paper or anything with a bit more [technical] detail?

about 9 months ago

Google Chrome 32 Is Out: Noisy Tabs Indicators, Supervised Users

fatgraham For all google's "evil" doings (141 comments)

Noisy tab identification makes up for killing reader. (almost)

about 10 months ago

Get Ready For a Streaming Music Die-Off

fatgraham Re:It's a doomed race against time (370 comments)

Conversely, I find it hard to work in silence. Music, radio, (with inane chatter) or even a TV in the background helps me so much more.
I find silence distracting as I instead here little irregular noises here & there (doors slamming in the building, people shouting in the street etc)

about a year ago

How To Hijack a Drone For $400 In Less Than an Hour

fatgraham Haar cascade? (161 comments)

Does anyone have any haar-like classifiers for drones yet? Just for research of course.

about a year ago

Oakland Is Building a Big Data Center For Police Surveillance

fatgraham Interface? (92 comments)

I'm curious, how do "they" access/ interface these huge reams of data? Does anyone have any insight?
Surely all this google-size data is useless without a very very good interface to it

1 year,13 days

Government To Build 4G Into UK Rural Broadband Plans

fatgraham Re:Data Caps (40 comments)

But does the cap STOP the bandwidth being used? Or does it just continue, at £10/gb?

Additional tax on cigerettes and booze hasn't caused a decline, I'm pretty sure it's the same scenario here.

If the operators NEED to stop using bandwidth over a certain amount, I'd imagine they would cut off. But stopping service is bad for repuation and bad for revenue

1 year,23 days


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