All Else Being Equal: Disputing Claims of a Gender Pay Gap In Tech
Well, I think the study is still interesting. Because we still often hear that women are paid less for the same job. That study essentially proves it wrong. Before you can fix a problem, you first need to understand where it comes from. From this study, the problem does not come from discrimination in the hiring process. And this is good news.
How I Cut My Time Warner Cable Bill By 33%
I miss my freebox... :(
The thing is that there is a serious lack of competition in the US regarding network providers. In my area, there is only one provider that can give me more than 3Mbps. So there is little you can do to fight. I believe the various internet operators see no interest in having too much overlap between them, as they know it would ultimately drops their profit margin.
Visual Effects Artists Use MPAA's Own Words Against It
Well, it is not a union that is necessary in the field I believe. It is statistics. Detailled statistics of what gets paid here or there and for different kinds of seniority or field of application could definitely boost workers leverage during negociations.
A union will do that statistics for you, but with lots of other things that might or might not be good.
Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will
First of all, thank for your contributions to the world of software and agreeing on making that interview.
In the world of software, I am often under the impression that the "proprietary" world develop the game-changers and that the free software follows. Because of that lag, free software appears to always be in position where it has to adapt to the world around it, which diverts lots of efforts or causes lots of frustration. The only parts where free software appears to pioneer is the infrastructure kind of software. Do you have a similar impression? What are your suggestion to try to bring free software to a leadership position?
Do We Really Have a Shortage of STEM Workers?
OH, that's an interesting statistics. Thanks for pointing to it. Interestingly, we can see that pretty much all "professional occupations" have a low unemployement rate; only "arts and entertainment" being fairly high.
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?
I use a few password for common systems I log in. For all the rest I use pwsafe to generate random passwords. I keep the password file on a git repository cloned on all my machines so it is difficult to lose that file.
Why Your Online Impersonation of a 16-year Old Girl Won't Last Long
A friend of mine was working on sentiment analysis. They studied the content of yahoo answer and it was quite interesting all the correlations that you can make. The study is of course not enough to provide a direct identification, but it shows how many parameters you need to keep in mind when building a "virtual identity".
Ask Slashdot: E-ink Reader For Academic Papers?
Well, many applications seems to have an "export to dropbox" features, but not all have an "export to owncloud" feature. This imporves on Android where there are proper interface for exporting documents. But you still need the application to use it properly. If I understood correctly, there is no such interface on iDevices which forces each softwaredevelopper to explicitely write a support (probably smply linking with an external lib andadding a hook) for different cloud platforms. This is essentially the same thing with other system, you might have an application on your computer or a web applicatin. If it does not support owncloud export explicitely, you are on your own.
Note: I do not own an iDevice, that is what I gathered from other people using it.
Ask Slashdot: E-ink Reader For Academic Papers?
I completely aggree with that, but they did not release an android version that that can output pdf. Yes it is ridiculous, you can read and annotate, but you can not save what you do.
Any Android suggestions?
A Dedicated Shell For Git Commands
I am using git all the time. But most of the time, I am doing less than 5 different commands. Why would you need a shell for that?
How Blogs Are Changing the Scientific Discourse
I am a young researcher (got hired this year on a tenure track position). I must say I do not blog because of lack of time, more than because of not wanting my ideas to be stolen. Likely if I blogged, I blogged on news or on published papers. That could help the visibility of my work, which is what is most important to me now. I no longer care about paper count. Now I care about visibility.
Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards
I don't think that is even what this is about. I grew up in France and live in the US now. I do not think there were less credit card fraud there than here. (Though statistics disagree with me .) At the end of the day, the pin does not change much since most of the credit card fraud at remote transactions. And you use neither pin nor signature for them.
Every single transaction I reported as fraud were remote transactions. Often the result of a company charging me for somethign I did not agree on.
Rome Police Use Twitter To Battle Illegal Parking
Whie I entirely aggree with you that the main problem comes from the city lacking the proper parking spaces, that makes it no excuse to park like a complete douche.
US Forces Coursera To Ban Students From Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria
Even though Europe is considered more socialist than the USA most of the thesis's and papers I read are from USA.
I obtained my PhD in France and now I am a professor in a US universities. I think you fell into the classical trick of publish or perish. US academic are under constant pressure to get material out as reviews are based on it and your expertise is estimated by the length of your publication list. So the publication rate is very high is the US compared to the rest of the world, europe for instance have much lower requirement for publication. So they do publish less articles.
I am not sure that European contribution to research is lesser than the US contribution to research (This is a real statement, I do not know how to quantify that properly). But I am pretty sure that because of publication policies, you end up reading an US authors much more often than European ones.
23-Year-Old Chess Grandmaster Whips Bill Gates In 71 Seconds
I know a couple professional chess players. Against somebody that do not play often, it typically does not take them ANY TIME to think, the time they take to play, is exactly the time it takes to move the piece from one square to the other.
What is more surpising is that it took only 9 moves. That means you do not know how to defend, which is not surprising since gates is probably not much of a chess player.
Will Electric Cars and Solar Power Make Gasoline and Utilities Obsolete?
Solar and wind energy are not producing energy all the time. When there is no wind, wind turbine will not produce energy. When it is night, solar will not produce energy.
Storing energy is quite difficult and ineeficient. So it is not realistic to stay we will store solar energy for when it is night.
The energy consumption is not constant over time, you need to be able to deliver the proper amount of energy at any time. This is why nuclear power plant did not make coal power plant obsolete. Because starting a nuclear powerplant takes a long time, while a coal one is much faster.
I do not think we should rely on a single energy source. We need to rely on a mix of energy sources so that when one fails, other ones can pick up the pieces.
Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes
As a non US citizen, living in the US for a while, I must say that I really don't understand why SSN is used as a form of authentification. You pretty much give it to everybody. You give it to all companies that are either: banking, insurance, tax or health related. I think SSN is great as a way to identify people, but it is definitely terrible for proving who you are.
How Can Nintendo Recover?
Where are you Princess Peach? Here comes the plumber!
Why Transitivity Violations Can Be Rational
What a jerk!
AMD's Kaveri APU Debuts With GCN-based Radeon Graphics
You're missing the cpu-gpu latency.
The CPU-GPU latency is already very small, smaller than a millisecond. and I assume that most of the CUDA startup latency comes configuring the kernel launch and not from the interconnect. Because PCI-express has very low lateny, infiniband card get network communication with a latency less than 2 microseconds. That's about 6000 CPU cycle (assuming 3GHz CPU).
If you want to gain by removing latency, you need the computation to be VERY small and frequent.
Moreover, we are very good at overlapping communication and computations so that latency is masked. That is what all the multiple kernels of cuda 4.0 and later was about.
So, the integrated GPU will already work as well as any other GPGPU of similar specs.
The thing is you will never have similar specs because of power dissipation, CPUs already outputs north of 80W (actually all xeon E7 are over 100W), 4000 GPU-cores chips are over 100W. Dissipating 200W is going to be difficult. I think to make the architecture work, you will have to scale it down. (If only because you won't have enough memory bandwidth to feed data to all these cpu and gpu cores.)
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