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Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

jellomizer Re:The bane of fan made series - the acting (42 comments)

Nostalgia blinders are a big issue. TOS wasn't that good. These fan shows do tend to get most of it the same. But it has been close to half century sence TOS.
Of course the big issue that happens is the urge to bring in TNG universe into the mix. There seems to be this crazy attempt to tie cannon together.

about half an hour ago

Scientists Discover That Exercise Changes Your DNA

jellomizer Re:What does this mean...? (53 comments)

Random samples of people.
Classify them in groups of similar genetic attributes.
Track development of these groups over time, record environmental differences.

Correlate the environmental differences with final outcome.


Scientists Discover That Exercise Changes Your DNA

jellomizer Re:What does this mean...? (53 comments)

No it is a Nurture in the Nature vs Nurture debate is still very creditable.

A lot of people like to put a lot of effort into Nature, because it means stuff that you are good at is because you yourself are unique enough to have such attributes, and any fault isn't your fault it was because you got the short straw in the gene pool.

We don't like Nurture because it means we are responsible for ourselves and others. I am smart because I had good parents and teachers, and I choose to work hard at it. Not that I got the smart gene. Or I have a few extra pounds on me because I chose to eat that cupcake when I should have picked an Apple, or decided not to go to the gym. It is easier to say I have the Fat gene.

I personally think Nurture is a larger influence in nature. Sure some factors my natural colors, gender, height and perhaps chances to get some generic conditions. I may not control, but if I went out more my skin would be darker, or stayed in more it may be lighter. When growing up if I exercised a different amount or had a different diet I may an inch taller or shorter.


Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

jellomizer Re:News at 11.. (615 comments)

Well people want their opinions to be stated in a positive light, while those with opposing opinions should be worded negatively.
Why do you think for Abortion they are Pro-Choice and Pro-Life while the other side calls them Anti-Life and Anti-Choice.
You are not going to convince someone who will not believe in man made global climate change to call themselfs climate deniers. In their mind they are right, and those who think otherwise are just mindless sheep following all the liberal dribble that comes out of the internets.

I am sure if the media starts calling them Climate Deniers, the media (**Cough**FOX NEWS**Cough**) who support the other side will then probably calling climate scientist. Liberal Communist Hippies.


Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

jellomizer Re:Why Apple? (191 comments)

Because it is a documentary.
Today's documentaries are based on the following logic.
1. I have a point of view on something.
2. Dig into the details and cherry pick the select items that enforce my view.
3. Use only the lamest rebuttals to make it seem like I am impartial.
3.a. I will find the busiest person to ask and post his non-comment as a proof he is up to something undesirable.
4. Mix it together and make profit from the others who had the same idea as me.

2 days ago

Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

jellomizer Re:Here is how I use my Gear 2 (219 comments)

How you use a device is personal to you.
For some the smart watch will add little to no value. For others they will wonder how they ever lived without it.
I don't Have any plans for a smart watch in my future, I feel my phone is good enough. But the market is new and l want to see what will become of it.

Slashdot is generally a bad place to post this type of comments. The population is filled with people still bitter that most of the mainframes they worked on have been retired.

2 days ago

FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

jellomizer Re:cowardice (533 comments)

There is fake threats and there are the trolls. But some of them have crossed the line, tracking their opponents, sending pictures of them where they are located and posting threats.
To make the point I don't like you but I am sticking you.

2 days ago

US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

jellomizer Re:I don't see the big deal here. (182 comments)

If North Korea bombed Sony in Japan, It would be US responsibility.
The bigger issue here is that there is an other country fighting to prevent free speech. By taking down and *Threatening* them. This isn't some small set of wackos but an actual government. So it is a big deal.

I didn't want to see the movie, but now I do just to make a point.

2 days ago

Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

jellomizer Re:Stupid (391 comments)

CPU and power increase for encryption is negligible for most sites.
The real cost is getting a certificate from a site that the browser will recognize.
Those are expensive especially if you want a site for a hobbie or a supplemental income.

2 days ago

In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

jellomizer Re:I wonder if... (424 comments)

The abortion is a distraction cause.
Most people have a feeling one way or another on it. Which is good because it means you can keep a good part of the population who otherwise would vote for the other party on your side.

Many of the evangelical religious groups would actually support the democratic party if it weren't for the abortion issue.

A lot of women's groups would vote republican if it weren't for the abortion issue.

3 days ago

What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

jellomizer The Desktop is dying. (215 comments)

Micosoft made its fortune off of the Desktop market.
Windows, and Office. + The slue of apps that support the two. Programming, Servers, IE...

Now not everyone wants or needs a desktop.
They didn't get much effort in getting Mobile. Zune, Windows Phone, the PC makers are kinda floundering on Windows Mobile tablets.

Their XBox gaming is a fickle market. They are in way too tight race with Sony, then you have the mobile market taking up a lot of the indie game market. Screwups like they did with the XBox One launch can cause major issues. Forcing people to choose an other gaming system before the release.

Having the vendor lock in, just isn't working... Too many Rich HTML web applications out there, meaning people are not even caring if they are on Microsoft Server of LAMP.

In order for Microsoft to last for the future they will need to be more Open. So those .NET apps work in Linux and Windows, So people who care about the App that it runs not the OS (Like most people, just not Slashdot) means they will not need to switch to an other platform. If they keep on windows only. The fact people will feel stuck may mean they will chose a more open app,

I like my house, I like to stay inside my house... However if I feel like I am stuck in my house I will want to leave it.

Making microsoft open and allowing a way out, means people are not coming up with reasons to leave.

3 days ago

New AP Course, "Computer Science Principles," Aims To Make CS More Accessible

jellomizer Re:Computer careers and gender (208 comments)

A lot of boys who have became interested in many other topics also have problems relating to girls.
I went to Grad school part time after about 10 years of professional experience. I was taking some classes in the Business wing of the college. And I see all the undergrads who are in their late teens and early 20's trying to talk to the opposite sex. I was just waiting for the classroom to empty and I just feel awkward just watching them trying to impress the opposite sex.


3 days ago

In IT, Beware of Fad Versus Functional

jellomizer Implementation not the technology. (153 comments)

Agile Project management methodology has a lot of good features.
Cloud based processing can help the organization.
You can get a lot of useful information from Big Data (Previously Business Intelligence, Previously Decision Support System)

And they are still hanging on to Enterprise Class software.

But they jump headfirst without realizing what their main plan or problems they will use it to solve.

But what normally happens they just replace their existing technology and try to rig the new one to do what they did before and hope magically they will get a benefit from it.

These types of technology require you to change your full organization culture, and workflow to gain the advantage of the new technology. Just saying you got a big data project by joining all your DB tables in some big views and giving you a few reports isn't really big data.
Hosting your email on gmail isn't going to the cloud. Or even just remotely hosting you stuff on cloud systems, isn't embracing the cloud it is just offshoring your data.

4 days ago

Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

jellomizer Re:Was cool in 2010 when foss BigBlueButton did th (99 comments)

Well watching the video I got, the cold childs that the marketers have overly exaggerated its abilities.
The source of amazement on the kids faces wanted to make me gag, I think they recorded them watching a magician doing his tricks, then replaced it with the clips of the kid talking on Skype.

So we have technologies Like Siri, Skyvi, or Cortana a cloud based system to interpret your speech and convert it to text, and get some context out of the sentences. So after that point you are now translating a chat message. So you can do what google translate does and translates the text to an other text.

Then we take the speech synthesizers which we had for decades to speak the text back.

So I expect the lag will be like the lag we get on Cortana wait for the sentence to complete and parse the data and get a response.

Now I am not dissing on microsoft it is a good feature to have in skype. But the video made me sick to my stomach. Kids may have had that reaction if this technology was released in the 1990's. Because right now this is only an incremental logical next step feature... Not a breakthrough.

4 days ago

Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

jellomizer Re:Unbelievable! (187 comments)

Energy diversity.
Renewables are great sources of energy... But they are not perfect.
Fossil fuels have their problems, but they do complement the gaps that renewables have.

Renewables have the problem of portability. Some like wind and hydro electric needs to be located in the proper areas where they can get a reliable energy from. Others like solar do not offer 24/7 support. Batteries do not have the energy density that we get out of fossil fuel, and takes much longer to recharge.

Right now with our current technology I can see Renewables replacing many of the power plants out there. Which will do a big cut in greenhouse gas emissions. However cars will still need to be hybrid gas/electric either the Toyota Prius style or the Chevy Volt style.

The idea of moving the population to local cities where they can use public transportation especially in less dense areas like the United States, just won't happen. If you tell the population that they need to move from their houses which they have put a lot of money in, and live in an area the matches how they want to live and go to a crowed loud crime ridden city, will cause a lot of people to put a gun to your face, whether or not it is legal to have guns.

So really energy diversity is the key, the goal is to reduce emissions, not just cut them off until we can get better alternatives to a point where we will not need fossil fuel.

4 days ago

Interviews: Ask Jonty Hurwitz About Art and Engineering

jellomizer Odd career choice. (31 comments)

You clearly have interests in engineering. With a Degree in engineering, and Art, you can probably get a good paying career in engineering, using Art to improve your engineering designs. However you choose the opposite route using engineering to improve your are in a career where there is a lot of risk of not getting your next paycheck.

5 days ago

The GPLv2 Goes To Court

jellomizer Re:Why not ask the authors of the GPL Ver.2? (173 comments)

There is the original intent from the creators, then the interpretation of the users.
Being that it is a written document, the intent is not really binding, but the letter of the document needs to show that interpretation is wrong.

5 days ago

Why Didn't Sidecar's Flex Pricing Work?

jellomizer Re:Supply and demand (190 comments)

Don't mess with the convergent point of the Supply and Demand curve!
If you try to price outside of of that area. Too much or too little things just don't work well.

5 days ago

Sir Richard Branson Quietly Shelves Virgin Submarine Plan

jellomizer Re:No so easy as throwing money at it, is it? (47 comments)

Right now in this political environment, progress will only happen with the few crazy err umm eccentric folks. With the money and resources to attempt it.

Now unlike the government failure is an option. Branson lost a test ship, so he just as a PR issue to fix. If this happened on a government funded watch, you will have congressional hearing (which will never turn out good) The guy who can't point his finger down will take the blame. The next years budget will get cut.

5 days ago

9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

jellomizer Re:EFF Says: (158 comments)

Well there is Arnold Swenager the person and Arnold Swenager the brand.

If the media gets their hold of Arnold in some sort scandal. He cannot force that to be removed.
But if they want to use the Arnold brand for a movie then they will need to do so.

One is free speech, the other is branding rights.

5 days ago



Digital Electronic Starter Kits.

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  1 year,3 days

jellomizer (103300) writes "Being this is a Christmas season, hunting for gifts. I am looking for a Kit, or at least the parts to make up a kit, for a Starter for Digital Electronics. The gift receiver has a little experience with chips mostly a Digital System Logic Engineering class in college. rigging up 74 series chips, for some basic functions, such as adders and the like. But is interested in making some custom electrics Like a Binary Clock, a simple USB D/A Converter. So what do slashdotters think what would make up a good starter kit, considerations such as chips that require compatible voltage, and are rather robust. Where we could find such parts and possible model numbers, and price willing to pay for them."

Publishing for non academics.

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  more than 2 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "I work in Corporate Land, my years of experience have gathered a lot of insight about how to approach things, that I feel can be useful to others. While I could write and publish a book, however I feel my experience is better suited in a series of essays, that is more fitted to be read on a magazine or a popular newspapers targeting Technical Leaders. But I have no experience on how to publish to such entities. Do I just write my essays and send them to a bunch of locations and see if they stick, or is there a better process?"

Appropriate interviewing for a worldwide search.

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "I am a manger of a small Software Development department, looking to hire some more developers. By edict of the CEO the search must be made globally. So we are dealing with different cultures and different ideas of truth and embellishments, etc... To try to counteract we give the potential employees tests where I watch what they do, to see if they actually know what they say they know. However it seems a lot of applicants drop out when mention that this test is mandatory. Is this a sign that we caught them in a lie, or are we weeding out good people where we shouldn't be? Would you be willing to take a test as part of the interview, if so is there any type of heads up you would like to know beforehand to make a decision to take the test easier?"

Poll Description

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "Poll Idea? How Often should Polls be updated? 1. Every second 2. Every Mintute 3. Every Hour 4. Every Day 5. Every Week 6. Every Month 7. Every Year 8. When you can No longer post to the Poll 9. When Ever Cowboyneal feels like it. 10. I hate polls and never use them."

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "With still no seeming end to Windows Security problems, Current very bad reviews of poor performance on Vista, and all the other problems. Yet people still use it and most feel the effort to switch still isn't worth it. So how how much worse Windows will need to be to say get 40% of the current Windows users to switch to different OSs, Help fund development of their apps to more cross platform development models, Focus more on Web Application using open standards and less on platform particular add ins. It seems to me people will not switch off Windows unless it keeps on getting so much more worse then it is. So how bad does it need to be?"

jellomizer jellomizer writes  |  more than 8 years ago

jellomizer (103300) writes "MSNBC/Newsweek has covered aninterview with Steve Jobs When Asked if Zunes was a threat Jobs Responds
In a word, no. I've seen the demonstrations on the Internet about how you can find another person using a Zune and give them a song they can play three times. It takes forever. By the time you've gone through all that, the girl's got up and left! You're much better off to take one of your earbuds out and put it in her ear. Then you're connected with about two feet of headphone cable.


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