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Iran War Clock Set At Ten Minutes To Midnight

krysith Re:Do *not* follow Israel to Masada (315 comments)

Personally, I think the situation can be well described with two words:

Scrappy Doo

more than 2 years ago

Anti-Matter Created By Laser At Livermore

krysith Re:Wow PET scans anyone? (465 comments)

No, I don't think so. F-18 is usually used as part of FDG (Flourodeoxyglucose), a biologically active molecule, so that the positrons are emitted from where glucose is consumed. Having random positrons flying throughout your body won't make for a very effective PET scan.

Also, wouldn't it be more effective to just use Ga-68 if you are far from a cyclotron? It has a 68 minute half-life and is produced from Ge-68 generators, which have a 271 day half-life. I have a NIST traceable sample of Ge-68/Ga-68 in equilibrium, which we use to calibrate the F-18 dose calibrators,because there is no way to get a NIST calibrated F-18 sample.

more than 6 years ago


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Job postings have been filled

krysith krysith writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Thanks for paying attention, Slashdotters! Our positions have been filled!

Good luck to everyone out there!


My Employer is hiring developers

krysith krysith writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Considering how many posts I have seen about the bad prospects for employment in software development, and the fact that my employer is not receiving any response to its job postings, I thought I should post the job here. I have checked with HR and they approve of this posting. Contact person is Joellen Brennan (email: Joellen@NOSPAMPLEASEsunnuclear.com).

Sun Nuclear Corporation Job Posting

Full Time Position Salary: Competitive with Market

This position requires at least an AS in Computer Science or equivalent (BS degree preferred) and a minimum of 2 years work experience in C++ Windows programming

Available Position: Software Developer


Sun Nuclear Corporation seeks a C++ software developer to create and maintain Windows applications for new and existing products. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Successful applicant will
        Develop Windows object-oriented application software that communicates with embedded software via serial, USB, and Ethernet links.
        Design, document, debug, and test new product software as well as support existing software.
        Work closely with product managers, physicists, and hardware engineers and will provide occasional customer telephone support.
        Good written and oral communication skills are necessary, and good math skills are a plus.
The ability to complete individual projects with minimal supervision as well as an ability to work well with a team are essential.

The following additional experience is desired:
        Borland C++ Builder
        Programming semi real time Windows PC applications
        Windows PC interfacing to embedded systems
        Serial, USB, and Ethernet hardware communications experience
        Small database applications
        Use of defect tracking tools
        Use of Configuration Management Tools
        Unit testing
        Knowledge or experience with ionizing radiation

Sun Nuclear Corporation, located in Melbourne Florida, designs and manufactures radiation measurement equipment used for quality assurance in oncology and nuclear medicine. Sun Nuclear designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of embedded, PDA, and PC applications to support its products, as well as manufacturing and testing applications. For more information, see our web site at http://www.sunnuclear.com. Sun Nuclear Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.


Signature limits

krysith krysith writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Today I tried posting with a signature. I tried using a signature which was under 120 characters, as stipulated, but containing about 55 carriage returns. The carriage returns did not appear, which was half what I expected, but what surprised me was that the sig on posts which had already been posted would change when I updated my sig in my preferences. In other words, unlike USENET, I can change my sig after the fact.

Not that I ever use a sig. I just wanted to see what would happen. I mainly wanted to see how hard the McQuary-like limit on /. sigs actually was. If you haven't heard of the McQuary Limit, see alt.fan.warlord. Of course, that is a 320 character limit, but hey, Taco's house, Taco's rules.


No one liked my neutron story.

krysith krysith writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I posted a story about my old days working on FUZZY I on a thread about the Sandia Z machine. I thought the story was good, and on subject (at least as much as some other posts), yet I received no moderation. Did the moderators not believe the story, or did no one actually notice it? Maybe I'm just a poor writer.

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