top Ask Slashdot: Can We Still Trust FIPS?
This is the wrong place to ask, "ask slashdot" is also controlled by the NSA.
They have been spending years building cover identities and collecting karma, so they can control ./ And that's why this post is going to be modded down, see, I told you so!
top US and Israel Test Missile As Syria War Tensions Rise
Israel never announces a test before they do it.
Also, the only ones with the capability to detect it are the US and Russia. The Russians probably knew exactly what it was when they saw it. So, maybe they are the ones trying to create a scare.
top Australian Air Force's Recruiting Puzzle Shown To Be Unsolvable
It was designed to be solved by people down under.
you are holding it upside-down.
top German IT Firm Seeks Autistic Workers
Asperger's is high functioning Autism.
Nowadays, anything the shrink does not like is "highly functioning Autism"
about a year and a half ago
top Australian Federal Court Rules For Patent Over Breast Cancer Gene
3. The real issue is actually the patenting of the gene itself. Patenting of the test is fine: it is an invention, and so a monopoly can be granted on that. However, the same can't be said of the genes.
can you get sued for carrying or expressing the gene without a license?
top Making Sure Interviews Don't Turn Into Free Consulting
While I agree that the article is nonsense, I have seen something slightly related.
Often at an interview, someone will ask you a question that he recently tried to solve himself. Sometimes it's a clue that they don't know what they are doing. This happened to me more than once. If the guy that is supposed to be your next manager asks you such a question, especially if you try to explain a simple solution to him and he does not understand it, this is a red flag. In that case, you thank your favorite deity and politely disengage, considering yourself lucky you found out so fast that you shouldn't be working for him.
top Tiny Pill Relays Body Temperature of Firefighters In Real-time
In Australia heat stress is usually cause by drinking warm beer.
top Man Orders TV On Amazon, Gets Shipped Assault Rifle
Besides, if someone gives you a rifle and you can't get yourself a brand new TV on your own, maybe you don't deserve one.
top Ask Slashdot: How Best To Teach Programming To Salespeople?
This sounds like a question to the Internet Oracle
The Internet Oracle has pondered your question deeply. Your question was:
> O Oracle, great and all the rest > > how do you get sales people to learn programming?
And in response, thus spake the Oracle:
} You offer a commission. } } you owe the oracle a piece of informaion that is correct but unhelpfull, yesterday's weather for example.
top HP To Combine PC, Printer Divisions
That's because they assume that unlike consumers, professionals factor the price of consumables into the buying decision.
top Why Computer Voices Are Mostly Female
In the army there is a known fact/myth that female voices are easier to understand on noisy radio links.
Something to do white the a different/better frequency spread than a male voice. In my not very scientific experience, it seems to be true.
top Drunken Parrot Season Starts in Australia
The international Talk like a Pirate day was just last week, do you think it's a coincidence?
top Building a Better 'Anonymous?'
dude, I think your confusing "anonymous" with "anonymous coward"
top Learning Programming In a Post-BASIC World
I think that as long as you avoid BASH-like "fi" and "esac", you're probably safe.
top German Police Train Vultures To Find Bodies
It's Germany, everything has a training program and everything has a manual.
I bet the police even train in drinking beer.
top Man Open Sources His Genetic Data
This is more like "free as in flue" than "free as in beer".
top Scientists Attach Bar Codes To Embryos
"I, for one, welcome our new scientist overlords"
top Stuxnet Was Designed To Subtly Interfere With Uranium Enrichment
Also note that whoever wrote the virus had very specific knowledge of the target. It would only act if more than 33 devices of one of two manufacturers were linked to one controller. It would act one way if the majority of the devices were from one manufacturer and do something else if there were from the other kind. I would guess that someone that worked there or someone that supplied parts to the project had a major hand in this. My guess would be that this is at least to some extent an inside job.
top Super Principia Mathematica
A word by word cut & paste.
And is the only 5 star review for the book. If you look at all of the other reviews buy the same user you see that they are all 5 or 4 star reviews, almost all 5. and somehow 23 people have found it helpful. Look at the 1 star reviews and laugh.
top Israel's Supreme Court Says Yes To Internet Anonymity
I wonder if this decision will survive if someone does a personal smear campaign against supreme judges.
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