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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

kajong0007 James Tour made me a Comp Sci (187 comments)

I'm a student at Rice, where James Tour teaches. First semester my freshman year, I made the mistake of trying to take Organic Chemistry with James Tour as my professor.

That class proved to me that I was not, in fact, a chemical engineer.

I switched to Computer Science the next year, but it always makes me laugh seeing Prof. Tour's name.

about two weeks ago

DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

kajong0007 Beating piracy (347 comments)

If you want to beat piracy, here's a checklist:
1. One website on which to sell the movies
2. Streaming or download at your leisure cross-platform
3. A price that is reasonable (at least, considered reasonable by some portion of people; don't get snippity with me)

If you skip any of those, I will still be able to pirate it more easily. I once spent 15 minutes trying to find a legitimate way to watch a movie on my Linux laptop. If you want me to buy stuff, don't make it so difficult.

about 8 months ago

Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You

kajong0007 Not really (164 comments)

Nope. This is exactly what I expected. Thanks for playing.

Also, why do you have a link-bait title? Have we stooped so low?

about 8 months ago

44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

kajong0007 Et Ceteri (121 comments)

And I wish more of the remaining 56% would follow suit...

about 8 months ago

Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

kajong0007 The more I read about this guy... (124 comments)

the more I either like him or consider him a lunatic... or both. I can't decide.

about 9 months ago

How interested are you in Virtual Reality tech?

kajong0007 Re:VR again? (202 comments)

Finally! I've been preparing myself for VR with a low field of view by squinting my eyes in everyday tasks! I knew this would pay off.

about 9 months ago

Google Flu Trends Gets It Wrong Three Years Running

kajong0007 Tweak the Algorithms (64 comments)

Learn from nature! Google needs a genetic algorithm that modifies itself every flu season.

The fittest algorithm will survive to infect thousands.

about 9 months ago

What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?

kajong0007 Let me stand next to your Tesla (330 comments)

I can't wait for the headline "Presidential Tesla catches fire while stopped on the highway"

Whatever happened to the fires?

about 9 months ago

US Intelligence Officials To Monitor Federal Employees With Security Clearances

kajong0007 Re:An alternative solution. (186 comments)

You were doing good until you started off with 'meaningful'.

So when he hadn't typed anything at all, his message was doing well...

about 9 months ago

Should Newsweek Have Outed Satoshi Nakamoto's Personal Details?

kajong0007 The more I read... (276 comments)

The more I read about Dorian Nakamoto, the more I want him to be Satoshi. That would make it an even better story.

Unfortunately as it stands, this is just a story of a journalist with an obsession and some amount of tunnel-vision. The more you want something to be true, the more blind you are to evidence against it.

At least he got a free lunch.

about 10 months ago

Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

kajong0007 A Quote from an Officer at a Corporation (712 comments)

I know a guy who recently became an "officer" of a large corporation. He's a lawyer who's climbed his way up the corporate ladder, and his most recent promotion has added him to the group of officers (150 officers out of the 250k employees)

When I asked him what an officer was, he said, "It's a person who gets paid more than they're worth."

This man is a bit of a remorseful capitalist.

about 10 months ago

Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

kajong0007 Get rid of some of the mysticism (313 comments)

I'm a college student studying Computer Science now, but I've been programming as a hobby for a while now. "Programming" and "understanding computers" are two very different things. In my humble opinion, any classes taught to the younger folk shouldn't be focused on programming. The classes should teach people what functions computers serve in our society, what limitations they have, what sorts of things are happening at a slightly lower level, etc. Of course, such a class would involve some amount of programming, but programming alone won't teach people all that much about computers. This sort of class would help give people more realistic expectations out of computers and the people working with computers.

about 10 months ago


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