Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!



Cornell Researchers Unveil a Virtual Notary

karthikg Re:Do they even know what notarizing is? (72 comments)

Right... notary is about authentication .. user is the person who claims himself to be [done using a picture id, say].
It would be really useful to have this process done online so that it can avoid a trip to a notary public office (and pay the $10 or so fee).
The problem is not easy to solve.. but a central agency (a e-notary service) could potentially use a remote system like webcam or voice to verify you. It needs to be robust that someone can't easily impersonate. [likely use a live-person on the other end and may be use your biometrics like iris-scan to confirm it's you]

I see still for some financial transactions.. while 99% of work can be finished online (read: without leaving your home), a last bit still needs a notary.. if this task can be done online, it will be nice as you can instantly finish up some financial transactions (e.g you do an asset transfer to another person online with your finanical institute)

about a year ago

Weak Typing — the Lost Art of the Keyboard

karthikg repetitive stress injury (362 comments)

Typing fast may not be the concern; programmers need to spend more time thinking than producing typed output. Using all fingers helps reduce the risk of muscle damage compared to using only two or three fingers (like carpal tunnel syndrome). Also keeping head straight looking at the screen rather than looking down and up can reduce stress on the neck muscles. I would say the benefit to our physical health outweighs more than any other efficiency in support of touch typing.

about 3 years ago

Spammers Choose GMail

karthikg Re:Gmail's spam filters (325 comments)

same here.. suddenly I too see in inbox in the last week or so (surprisingly today I don't, may be gmail already took care of the problem). Mine were mostly about transferring zillions of dollars to my bank account. In fact I did a google news search a few days back for this spam issue..didn't get any good hits. Good to see the problem getting more visibility (and probably resolved already).

more than 6 years ago


karthikg hasn't submitted any stories.


karthikg has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>