×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

germansausage Re:clarity - wrong assumption (431 comments)

Are you serious? How are "the software police" going to track down a rip I posted on usenet in 2008 from a CD I bought for cash in 1997? Do enlighten me.

2 days ago
top

Canada Waives Own Rules, Helps Microsoft Avoid US Visa Problems

germansausage Re:does that mean American workers? (122 comments)

Exactly. The two talking heads on the TV news both said it was about getting more foreign workers into the US.

4 days ago
top

R. A. Montgomery, Creator of the "Choose Your Own Adventure" Books, Dead At 78

germansausage Re:Got you, Mrs. Sampson (80 comments)

My 5th grade science teacher told us all about airplanes and Bernoullis principle and how that produced lift. I asked her how airplanes could fly upside down. She couldn't answer the question, and was most annoyed at me.

about a month ago
top

Early Childhood Neglect Associated With Altered Brain Structure, ADHD

germansausage Re:No need to go to Romania (87 comments)

It's the baddest part of town........

about 2 months ago
top

What Will It Take To Run a 2-Hour Marathon?

germansausage Re:Have you ever been to Canada? (254 comments)

What's with the made up numbers? BC is about 65% Caucasian, 25% Asian and South Asian, 5% Aboriginal. Black Africans are less than 1% here.

about 2 months ago
top

Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts

germansausage Re:hahaha (155 comments)

I had a friend who worked in the finance dept of a car dealership. People would spend 2 hours trying to wangle the best possible deal from the salesman, beat him down, get free floor mats, whatever. Then they would walk into my friends office. How does $400 a month sound for payments? OK sure. And in 2 seconds they would agree to a loan at 12% where the banks would have given them 5%. And the dealer would earn an extra $3k on the car loan.

about 3 months ago
top

How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

germansausage Re:Simple Solution - Exam Mode (359 comments)

Because no smart teenager would ever find a way to fake exam mode. PKI notwithstanding, it just needs to fool a high school teacher. We hand wired fake reset switches into our HP-41CVs back when,

about 3 months ago
top

Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

germansausage Re:Open Source Integrated email/calendar/phones/et (579 comments)

Alas, no. I hate M$ as much as the next geek, but I have to admit there is nothing like that. There are all sorts of open source mail clients and some calendar tools and IM clients, and some will connect to an Exchange server, but sadly, nothing open source can touch MS Outlook + Lync. Individual products have some of the functionality, but nothing has it all, and nothing has it integrated like MS. Doesn't seem like an itch that the open source devs want to scratch.

about 4 months ago
top

Type 225 Words per Minute with a Stenographic Keyboard (Video)

germansausage Re:The new and improved buggy whip (109 comments)

All broadcast TV in North America must be captioned. Pre-recorded shows can be captioned in advance. Anything live, news, sports, award shows, current events shows etc are all captioned live and in real-time using steno. While you are watching the show, someone with a steno machine is watching the same broadcast and transcribing it live. The steno goes to a computer that translates it to English, and then by modem or vpn to the studio's caption encoder and on to the tv. A small but thriving industry.

about 4 months ago
top

Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

germansausage Re:Ingrates (262 comments)

Rent control? No wonder there is a shortage of affordable housing.

about 4 months ago
top

Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

germansausage Re:SF Rents (262 comments)

Do what my friends did. (not SF but another city where single family homes can cost over $1 mil). Three of them pooled their savings, put 10% down on an older larger house. It's at the fringes of a gentrifying area, not far from downtown. They live in the basement, and rent out the upstairs. The rent pays over half the mortgage. In a year or two they will have enough equity to put a down payment on another house. Moral of the story - pay yourself rent, not a landlord.

about 4 months ago
top

Injecting Liquid Metal Into Blood Vessels Could Help Kill Tumors

germansausage Re:Coley's Toxins? (111 comments)

Liquid Metal --- Cyanide.
 
One of these things is not like the other.

about 4 months ago
top

Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

germansausage Re:I guess they won't need any more foreign Visas? (383 comments)

Are programmers willing to work for $45/hr? Then that is what they are worth. Did you think the laws of supply and demand don't apply to you (you precious thing)?

about 5 months ago
top

Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

germansausage Buy some? (159 comments)

Or, you could just go to the store and buy some.
 
Guy from Seattle

about 5 months ago
top

NASA Approves Production of Most Powerful Rocket Ever

germansausage Re:Amen man (146 comments)

Nasa 2014 - about $18 billion
Iraq + Afghanistan - $4 to $6 trillion
 
So about 200 to 300 times more for the war than what NASA gets this year.

about 5 months ago
top

Mayors of Atlanta & New Orleans: Uber Will Knock-Out Taxi Industry

germansausage Re:Good? (273 comments)

What Taxi owners enjoy is a system of "Supply Management". It artificially creates scarcity, eliminates competition and keeps prices high. The owners of the medallions make a fortune, the taxi drivers make less than minimum wage, and the consumer gets a bunch of problems including waiting far too long for cabs at peak times (bars close or cruise ships arrive). As with many things done with good intentions and counter to market forces it has the opposite effect of what you claim is intended.

about 6 months ago
top

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

germansausage Re:The central tenet of atheism (1330 comments)

No. Wrong.
 
Not believing in a deity (because perhaps you see no convincing evidence of one) means that one possible explanation - "God made everything" is rejected. There are any number of other possible explanations of how the universe came into existence, and you might choose one based on observation and evidence rather than faith. Or do you think that belief and faith are the same thing?

about 6 months ago

Submissions

top

Math Gender Gap is Cultural Not Biological

germansausage germansausage writes  |  about 3 years ago

germansausage (682057) writes "A new study was published today in Notices of the American Mathematical Society, looking at data from 86 countries, to test the "greater male variability hypothesis" as the primary reason for the scarcity of outstanding women mathematicians. It concludes that cultural and not biological factors are the chief causes of the gap in math skills between men and women"
Link to Original Source

Journals

germansausage has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?