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Secret Service Investigating Small Drone On White House Grounds

maitas Re:Well, what did you expect? (146 comments)

The world is changing fast and governments are not responding in a timely manner to the new reality.

Everyone as able to get a cheap drone.

Everyone is able to work as a Taxi without license nor paying taxes.

Everyone is able to work as a Hotel without paying taxes.

Regulations are no longer effective.

We really need a new kind of government.

3 days ago

DuinoKit Helps Teach Students About Electronics (Video)

maitas Re:Cool product. Seems like a really nice guy. (61 comments)

PD: I really wonder if he makes money out of those. All the parts it have and the time it takes him to create it I really doubt he actually earns much money at all...

about three weeks ago

Chinese CEO Says "Free" Is the Right Price For Mobile Software

maitas Re:Profit? (133 comments)

Actually if this is as you stated, Google taking the lions share, free apps with advertise is the best way to get money without Google in the middle.

about 2 months ago

Using Discarded Laptop Batteries To Power Lights

maitas Re: sorry, all my laptop batteries are dead (143 comments)

It would be a good idea to force notebooks vendors to sell an adapter to ease the conection to old baterries.
Like they are forcing cellphones to have USB chargers in Europe.

about 2 months ago

Google's Android One Initiative Launches In India With Three $100 Phones

maitas Will it support Whatsapp ? (50 comments)

Will it support Whatsapp ?

about 4 months ago

Hacker Disrupts New Zealand Election Campaign

maitas Re: Way to go (75 comments)

The role of the Patriot is to protect its country from its government.
Way to go!

about 5 months ago

Statistics Losing Ground To CS, Losing Image Among Students

maitas Comic on Statistics (115 comments)

I read on Slashdor a lot time ago that there is a Comic book in Japan that teaches Statistics. I really would like to buy a copy in Spanish or at least in English.
Any link on where to buy it it is welcome

about 5 months ago

Parallax Completes Open Hardware Vision With Open Source CPU

maitas Re: "Now"? (136 comments)

Opensparc delivered a gpl verilog several years ago.

about 6 months ago

Interviews: Ask Dr. Andy Chun About Artificial Intelligence

maitas Stock exchange predictions (71 comments)

Dr Chiun,

  What do you see as the best AI based approach (fuzzy logic, neural networks, etc) to perform stock exchange predictions ?

about 6 months ago

Finnish National TV Broadcaster Starts Sending Bitcoin Blockchain

maitas "gold standard" transformed to "lead standard" (73 comments)

Although USD lost it "gold standard", but replaced it with "lead standard". That is the real intrinsic value. The US government wants taxes to be payed un USD. If you dont pay your taxes, the have a lot of weapons that fires lead that forces you to pay your taxes in USD.
Thas the real "intrinsic value" for USD, that Bitcoins lacks.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

maitas Philosophy, arts, Physics and programming (509 comments)

Major en Physics, and Philosophy. Minor on art and programming.

Before the Industrial revolution, Philosophy and Arts were the top topics to learn. The idea is that first you need to understand what living is about (Philosophy) and you need to be able to appreciate beauty.

Industrial Revolution needed people to be able to read and perform task, thats why it got replaced by Math and Language.

Keep the basics, Philosophy (to understand what life is about), Physics (in case of desperation), art (minor in art, to be able to appreciate beauty), and programming (with special focus on basic compute theory), so you have a good foundation on how to take advantage of the more advanced technologies that might appear.

  My 2 cents.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?

maitas Re:GEB (796 comments)

I read it two times, first in English and second time in Spanish. If your first language is Spanish I recommend this way to read it. The Spanish version has a lot of extra information that Douglas added for translation simplicity, and it makes things a lot more clear.

1 year,28 days



About programming languages "perfection"

maitas maitas writes  |  1 year,15 days

maitas (98290) writes "Some time ago there were a story about JAVA vs. other programming languages measured by Google, where "The Java version was probably the simplest to implement"

This time is "Reactive Programming" (whatever that means) compared to procedural programming.

According to some kind of "expressiveness" of programming languages, Python looks like a winner.

The point is that I feel programming languages needs a formal mathematical proof about which is the simplest way to represent a program, and to work from there to create the "simplest" programming language possible.

Although thats something even Von Neumann was not able to achieve, it is a good time for a company with a lot of money like Google to fund this research through a big money prize. That could propel a new era of smart devices for the so called Internet of things assuming a new simpler programming language/paradigm arises.

My question is, does any slashdoter has any hard data whether this is a doable task ?"

Bill Joy questions Open Source and Creativity

maitas maitas writes  |  more than 4 years ago

maitas (98290) writes "In this interview, Bill Joy talks about green energy and technology. He's main point is " I'm all for sharing, but I recognize the truly great things may not come from that environment."."
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