Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

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!

Comments

top

Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

mythosaz Re:Best Wishes ! (139 comments)

Unices? Who knows.

Anyway, it'll be a little easier since they have full control of all Windows production. Nobody has to convince another distribution.

I'd love to see a single UI that works across 4" phones and 7" tablets with gorilla glass, and 13" laptops and 10" convertibles with membrane keyboards, and 24" desktops with 101-keyboards, and 60" XBox Ones with controllers but I'm not holding my breath.

5 hours ago
top

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

mythosaz Re:Disruptive tech (70 comments)

Who else gets divorced? Unmarried people?

Dolt.

7 hours ago
top

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

mythosaz Re:Old news... (70 comments)

How many colors are your 7727 characters, and do they include Unicode support?

7 hours ago
top

The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

mythosaz Re:Or, and just hear me out... (161 comments)

You think Snowden 2.0 is more likely than a judge forcing them to respond to FOIA requests?

To each their own, I suppose.

10 hours ago
top

The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

mythosaz Or, and just hear me out... (161 comments)

Or, they could become less obstinate in blocking FOIA requests.

The thermonuclear option isn't always a good idea.

10 hours ago
top

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

mythosaz Re:Disruptive tech (70 comments)

Divorce is expensive because it's worth it.

10 hours ago
top

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

mythosaz Re:Density (70 comments)

We can obviously scan well above 1200dpi, but determining each printed pixel's true nature reading 1200dpi ink-on-paper would be challenging.

11 hours ago
top

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

mythosaz Re:Math (70 comments)

Perhaps there are both em and en spaces between their dots :)

11 hours ago
top

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

mythosaz Re:Density (70 comments)

Paper is already at least WORM, and depending on your format, randomly-accessible.

I don't suggest that this isn't interesting, I'm just asking a question about machine readable printed information density.

How many distinct characters or pixels can we reliably scan in from an 8.5x11 sheet of paper? What density of information allows us to have 4 or 8 or 16 or 256 colors of pixels?

11 hours ago
top

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

mythosaz Density (70 comments)

What's the current density of machine-readable written information on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper?

I'm going to guess more than a meg.

12 hours ago
top

Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

mythosaz Re:Better safe than sorry (186 comments)

Well, go get your Nobel prize in epidemiology, since the world's last recorded case of smallpox was in 1978.

yesterday
top

Researchers Test Developer Biometrics To Predict Buggy Code

mythosaz Re:uh huh (87 comments)

I'm not avoid naming metrics.

More analogies. You can judge an entry level grade-school musician by notes missed. He gets credit for showing up to class and not tooting his horn (literally) during the rests. Advancement beyond that requires someone who knows what a good musician sounds like, the subtleties and nuances in his play and style.

You can judge entry-level programmers by lines of code, errors in their code, and other simple metrics. You take those numbers day by day, and like the poker player above, you know that sometimes good code brings bad results and gets discarded. You look at their performance over time, their ability to deliver expected workloads over weeks, months, quarters, and years. You look at their ability to provide complex solutions. Some of this might be, "I know it when I see it," but that's still how you measure people.

Art teachers can mostly agree on talented artists and musicians. Coding isn't that much of a mystery.

Get the right managers.

yesterday
top

Researchers Test Developer Biometrics To Predict Buggy Code

mythosaz Re:uh huh (87 comments)

You simply use a longer timeline.

Nobody worth their skin judges a poker player by who won the last pot -- but over time I can measure quite well who the good ones are.

yesterday
top

Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

mythosaz Re:Better safe than sorry (186 comments)

Destroying smallpox samples doesn't magically erase the disease from existence.

Correct.

In erases it from existence by non-magic, real, tangible methods (e.g. destroying every last living member of the species).

yesterday
top

California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

mythosaz Re:Texas? (171 comments)

I'll wave at you when I pass by in my Leaf in the carpool lane by myself.

2 days ago
top

California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

mythosaz Re:Texas? (171 comments)

Ideal solar or wind conditions are only available in certain states, so throw those out of the results too, yes?

2 days ago

Submissions

mythosaz hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

mythosaz has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

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>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...