top The Feathered Threat To US Air Superiority
Saphires are made off aluminum oxides
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapphire and they are already used in helicopter windows.
top Administration Admits Obamacare Website Stinks
Being a web dev myself, I do appreciate the importance of optimization but static files are definitely not the cause of such performance issues.
Usually, it's either application load or database load.
These "experts" are giving really "obvious" comments. The point of architecture problems is most likely the culprit, or simply, they've just haven't planned very well for the amount of data transfer that the system would have to handle.
top Researchers Create Mid-Air Haptic Feedback System For Touch Displays
First thing that crossed my mind as well.
Especially the way he was grabbing that tiny nob.
Blinkin form Robinhood Man in Tights is going to be so happy.
top No US College In Top 10 For ACM International Programming Contest 2013
I don't think this is a matter of lazy or stupid. There are smart people all over the world. Finding them is the problem.
Also, the US thrives because of smart people, so why not give incentive to the special ones to come over?
top Brain Zapping Improves Math Ability
The sample size is truly ridiculously small. I would expect some rigor from people before publishing these results.
about a year and a half ago
top How Can Linux Gain (Even) More Enterprise Acceptance? (Video)
I bet this guy had no idea he was being recorded. He looks like he just woke up.
I kept staring at his beard thinking that a bird would come out of it, like in Family Guy.
top "Dance Your Ph.D." Winner Announced
I thoroughly enjoyed it. Really cool performance.
top Wi-Fi Illness Claim Doesn't Impress New Mexico Court
And we found the grammar Nazi.
top Wi-Fi Illness Claim Doesn't Impress New Mexico Court
Gentlemen we found Magneto's cousin, ElectroMangeto.
His powers are retarded though.
top Researchers Say Dark Winters Led To Bigger Human Brains
Correlation and causality are not the same. Also, I really would like people to stop publishing articles on "Scientists say", a study found, etc without publishing a link to the peer reviewed article so we can understand what is going on.
If we don't have such reasons we can make this sort of reasoning too:
"Northern latitudes are have less light during winters, and people have bigger brains to deal with the depression that is associated with lack of light."
Of course I just pulled that out of my behind, and it's only meant to indicate that any yahoo can come up with some theory behind correlation. So, you have to control for all sorts of variables before making such conclusions, but heck, we just care about the 2 line summary, eh?
top Star Wars To Air As Animated Sitcom
It looks like "Watchmen" inspired someone, to make toys and become the richest person on earth. Hail George Lucas!
Battlefield Earth Screenwriter Accepts Razzie
I watched the movie while coding on a project and I remember liking it.
I have found out that bad movies are not as bad if you code while watching them.
This allows one to only allocate to the move a very small fraction of brain power.
You'll feel happy because you actually did something, and that you did two things at the same time.
top Write Bits Directly Onto a Hard Drive Platter?
Hmm, I was thinking of how Mebroot installs itself in the MBR of the drive. Maybe looking at that code might help you.
However, I don't think one has to deal with firmware. I think writing a simple filesystem that writes or seeks sequentially only might be a better way of dealing with this issue. I think there are a couple such file systems for NAND flash that pretty much work this way. Then, you can put all your directory structures at one end and all files on the other end of the drives.
top Triumph of the Cyborg Composer
Heard the music and it sucked!
top Was This the First Denial of Service Attack?
I once (well okay twice) used the "net send
/domain" command to just creep everyone in my college of 1,500. The funny thing is that, I don't think the admins would have figured out it was me because they didn't track MAC addresses at the time. Was I the first?
PS: probably not!
top Researchers Claim "Effectively Perfect" Spam Blocking Discovery
I can't find the paper anywhere. This is just hype!
Templates are relatively similar, however, the trick is in figuring out what the polymorphic engine that injects the content does.
Currently, there's quite a bit of research being done uses machine learning techniques. I guess this paper is supposed to do the same thing, learn from some training data and filter other spam.
So, there's a learning phase and a testing phase. Current research shows that for the short term these techniques are quite successful having really low false positives 0.002 (AutoRE at Microsoft). However, when looking at spam say 6 months down the road unless you keep learning from labeled emails spam/not-spam, you won't be able to make good decisions because of the volatile characteristics of spam.
Also, you've got to be concerned with the Real-Time implications of these learning methodologies and noise. Most campaigns last around 5 days, however, will a user have to wait for 5 days to receive an email? Probably not, so this technique may yield low positives in a longer period than the short term.
top Relaunched Recovery.gov Fails Accessibility Standards
It's written in
.NET which throws out all sorts of standards: W3C and WAI, and keeps only one: Quirks.
I think this site was launched way too early.
top Balancing Performance and Convention
I don't quite see how using django solves your problems. If you want to use a particular vesion of rails and not upgrade, there's of course:
No updates means that your software will be out of date eventually. That's like saying, I have an ActiveX plugin that works only in IE7. What can I do to make it work with IE8 without doing anything?
top DHS To Grab Biometric Data From Green Card Holders
It's quite strange that prisons are filled with mostly citizens!
I think this is part of their stupid initiatives that yield no results.
top Graphene Transistors Clocked At 26GHz
My pencil will be finally worth something.
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