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Why Are Some People Mosquito Magnets?

roger_pasky Thank you, now it all makes sense!!! (183 comments)

So, my 9 year old daughter, AB blooded, must be a beer addict, her white cotton socks must be too used to get transparent, the moon at the other side of the world must keep on affecting meanwhile she stays in the daylight with no moon at all in the sky, lying down in the sofa to watch Disney Channel must make her breath a lot of lactic acid, her white summer clothes must be dirt to death and... Dammit! She must be expecting!!!

about 9 months ago
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Russia and China Withdraw Bid For Internet Control

roger_pasky Re:Summary is biased (115 comments)

Yes indeed, very good point.

about a year ago
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Report Says Climate Change Already Evident, Emissions Gap Growing

roger_pasky Re:Not only in Europe (623 comments)

Good to know (I didn't know it). Thank you! I guess we humans trend to extrapolate (temporary) local data as a whole. We have to think in a wider (temporal) range.

about a year ago
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Report Says Climate Change Already Evident, Emissions Gap Growing

roger_pasky Not only in Europe (623 comments)

Tell about it to New York people. I've heard it is getting windier there by.

about a year ago
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Is Non-Prescription ADHD Medication Use Ever Ethical?

roger_pasky Overclocking voids warranty (487 comments)

Don't ask for further medical insurance support if you don't have a former medical prescription.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Implications of Finding the Higgs Boson?

roger_pasky Sheldon Cooper Wedding... (683 comments)

...as soon he realizes Amy Farrah Fowler is Higgs Blossom

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Does Your Company Evaluate Your Performance?

roger_pasky The implementation is the problem, not the concept (525 comments)

Most of the problems raise when big numbers are translated to small teams. Probably, a 10% of a big corporation staff deserves to be fired, but that's not appliable to 10% of every team. Maybe several teams deserve to be fired alltogether (boss included) and some teams deserve an extra-bonus (ok, boss included), but the big numbers should achieve those global percentages.

Bad bosses apply the corporate percentages top down without changes because it is easier to manage and they can say "I'm not mean, it's the rule" but he is part of the problem. The spreading of the percentages should be distributed through the organization weightened according to the contribution of the teams and sub-teams, so there could be an uneven punishing policy, which is counterintuitively far much more fair.

about 2 years ago
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LHC Discovers New Particle That Looks Like the Higgs Boson

roger_pasky New McDonalds Ad (396 comments)

Mac-Light: It won't get you fat, it is Higgs Boson free.

about 2 years ago
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What Would a Post-Email World Look Like?

roger_pasky Interconnect Social Networks by SMTP-like-standard (314 comments)

No interconnection means great useless silos. SMTP is the nowadays latin interlingo among companies. I'm hopeless because FB, G+, TT and the like should become a federation (at least in the inter-posting-protocol), which is quite difficult to achieve. In an ideal goal, post shouldn't actually travel, but notifications, and your favourite post-browser would be just a viewer (non storer) of the posted-outside messages. To make it nore complicated, there should be sort of a "ad earnings clearing house" to make it profitable for everyone. I don't think it'll happen ever. Long live to SMTP.

about 2 years ago
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Disentangling Facts From Fantasy In the World of Edison and Tesla

roger_pasky History repeats itself (386 comments)

Edison = Jobs, Tesla = Ritchie

about 2 years ago
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Interview With Ward Cunningham

roger_pasky Re:What? (31 comments)

After RTFA I found it at the end of page 4. He's talking about d3.js:

"Cunningham: Let me close with an example that is close to me today. I was looking to make things move on the screen and I fell upon this d3.js library. It's a nice library with a lot of examples of it doing impressive things. And then the code for those examples is 20, 30, 40 lines. And then I read the introductory material, and it says, here's our philosophy, and I agree with their philosophy. I like the picture and I like the look of the code. It's only 40 lines, but every line carried some careful thought."

about 2 years ago
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Interview With Ward Cunningham

roger_pasky Re:What? (31 comments)

Agreed

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Comic Books To Start My 3-Year-Old With?

roger_pasky Classics (372 comments)

How about 50's - 60's DC Comics' classics like Captain Marvel [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Marvel_(DC_Comics)] or even... Superman [no need to link]. Maybe something newer, yet classic, like Jeff Smith's Bone [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_(comics)]

about 2 years ago
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Early Exposure To Germs Has Lasting Benefits

roger_pasky Statistically absurd (136 comments)

Third world is not a proof because, unfortunately, non surviving children unbalances the sample. There are no adult asthma cases when they died at three. There where no Alzheimer cases when life expectancy was shorter than today.

about 2 years ago
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Successful Test Flight and Landing for Xombie Rocket Lander and GENIE

roger_pasky 3D Segway (65 comments)

I've just noticed this is like those unicycle DIY Segways: One single rocket + 2 axis + 3 accelerometers + gravity = stable position (XYZ) . Have in mind current drones have more than one engine (to correct position) and '60s rockets had lots of hydrazine mini jets to fine tune orientation. Good job NASA.

more than 2 years ago
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Successful Test Flight and Landing for Xombie Rocket Lander and GENIE

roger_pasky Lunar Lander game (65 comments)

I used to play an ancient video game called "Lunar Lander" (less famous than Asteroids) where you had to manually do what computer controls right now without blinking. One less game to play with.

more than 2 years ago
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Early Speed Tests For Windows 8

roger_pasky Re:Numbers are not impressive (242 comments)

You are right, but my point is about benchmarking. If you use a set of tests (compiled SW, binary executables using some system libraries), those tests are supposed to perform some tasks in the current devices. If they had used a quantum computer to test an hypotetical "Windows 28" with the current tests, the results would have been as distorted as using a "Windows 3.11 to Windows 95 benchmark suite" over a current dual core 64bit CPU.

more than 2 years ago

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