top Workers On Autism Spectrum Finding Careers In Software Testing
Workers On Autism Spectrum...
Everyone is on the autism spectrum. That's why they call it a spectrum.
Alternative post: No thanks, I'll wait for the Autism Amiga.
They call it a spectrum because autistic people vary quite a lot from each other - not because "everyone is on the spectrum". Not everyone is tall, even though everyone has a height. Not everyone is smart, even though everyone has an IQ. Not everyone is autistic, even though everyone can get an AQ ("autism spectrum quotient") test score greater than zero.
top Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"
Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"
This Simple Trick For Blaming America Will Change Your Life!
You Won't Believe What America Did Next
Pedant that I am, I note that 2 of those 3 headlines are not imperatives.
top I'm most interested in robots that will...
Or because I
can't talk to humans (or the humans won't talk back).
I assumed "automating basic jobs..." was the option for those looking for sexbots, although several others
could be viewed that way ("Cure my ills"?)
top Users Can't Distinguish Scams From Facebook's Features
I can't tell Facebook vs a scam... both ask for personal information, promise a fantastic experience that is never delivered, and sell my personal information for a profit...
I can see why people struggle to differentiate the two.
Any commercially greedy social medium is indistinguishable from malware.
about a month and a half ago
top Tetris Is Hard To Test
While I totally agree with the one-line bullshit, I'd just like to point out, that in fact, you can't collapse the linux kernel into a one-line statement this way; Parts of the code is using macros and they will fail if you put them on the same line.
That's a one liner!
top Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage
Short men tend to get married later but stay married longer.
I really shouldn't skip words:
"Short men tend to get
PS: it hasn't worked for me so far. I'm still very short.
top NASA Finds a Delaware-Sized Methane "Hot Spot" In the Southwest
I thought a delaware might be a metric unit for measuring area: like a hectare, only a bit larger.
top Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America
Actually, there is strong evidence that the Native Americans discovered America.
No. Their ancestors did. The Asian people who first discovered North America were not, by definition, native to America - they were native Asians. Their descendants were native Americans, but by then, North America had already been discovered.
top Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility
Really they should just take a leaf from Ubuntu, and tell everyone that they have replaced Windows Bellowing Ballmer with Windows Nifty Nadella.
top The "Man In the Moon" Was Created By Mega Volcano
I have never seen a man in the moon - but I can detect a rabbit. And so did the CHinese:
top Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?
Windows Nein just had a wrong sound to it.
I heard that requires the
top Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans
Science is about reproducible results. Publish the details of your experiment, so I can perform your experiment (and variations on it) myself. Your claim is strengthened if I get the same results you do.
The only person who could reasonably reproduce an experiment would be another scientist within the same area of science. A random member of the public lacks knowledge, time, and equipement to reproduce any scientific experiment - and most of all any person, scientist or otherwise, lacks the time to reproduce all the experiments they would need to do in order to avoid trust.
Trust is at the core of science - you trust journals and reputable scientists not to lie, because you cannot afford universal scepticism.
top Ancient Campfires Led To the Rise of Storytelling
Early human life must have been gritty when things weren't bountiful.
With twelve hours of darkness per day (on average), and needing only eight hours sleep, they had a LOT of time in the dark while awake. Especially in winter. I reckon they must have had a lot of snuggling up time on their hands.
top Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot
While the IS stuff is rather a hot news item, I do not agree that slashdot is really the place for it. One of the reasons I look at Slashdot is to get a nice newsfeed without 5 items per day about wild muslims.
Damn! There goes my new article about about "Emacs or Vi? Which do wild Muslims prefer?"
top Interviews: David Saltzberg Answers Your Questions About The Big Bang Theory
While I do not fall on the recorded Autism spectrum. The way they make Sheldon would be very insulting to people with these problems.
While having Asperger's can bring some problems it can also bring strengths and pleasures (e.g. Aspie "special interests" can be great fun, almost like being in love, but with a topic rather than a person). I wouldn't refer to Asperger's simplistically as a "problem". It is a condition with problems
and advantages - and also some differences that are just plain neutral.
Referring to the autism spectrum as unqualified "problems"
is part of the problem. Asperger's isn't a defect, it is a difference with positives and negatives.
PS: quite a few people on the spectrum think Sheldon is great. At least we get a vaguely recognisable Aspie character who has some strengths (genius, can be very generous with money) and obvious weaknesses (not all of which are core Aspie weaknesses - e.g. his narcissism is more Sheldon than Aspie).
top Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease
Given this, dogs are probably better judges of people than we are.
Clearly dogs should be employed in recruitment departments.
top Akamai Warns: Linux Systems Infiltrated and Controlled In a DDoS Botnet
Apache Struts, Tomcat, and elasticsearch (mentioned in the summary) are all written in java.
To me, that indicates a JAVA vulnerability, not a Linux vulnerability.
"Write once, exploit everywhere."
top Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution
Design, but looking at a dachshund, I wouldn't use the term "intelligent".
Of course it is intelligent design: the annoying dogs are all short and cannot run fast. That makes it easier to get away from them. Would you want a dachshund that could run like a greyhound?
top Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space
I always walk around outside looking at the ground (don't like the sight of moving people).
Google isn't going to film
my face from space - at least, not until they cover the ground with mirrors.
top Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome
And it's true we should not have to do crap like this to use our netflix accounts!
Now, try doing that outside the US, where you are also blocked because of location, not just OS.
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