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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

sonamchauhan Re: Not a college kid (376 comments)

No power? She was his student and he was her teacher. Education is still education even when performed on the Internet.

about a week ago

Belgian Raid Kills 2, Said To Avert "Major Terrorist Attacks"

sonamchauhan Re: And they may have. (257 comments)

Shush, don't bother this guy with facts. You're just making little tears in his comfortable conspiracy-cocoon.

about two weeks ago

Beware Headlines Saying Chocolate Is Good For You

sonamchauhan Re:Still useful research (224 comments)

I reviewed the parent post and don't find that insulting at all... I thought he was quite polite.

Cadbury, for their part, aren't timeless traditionalists. Famously, they had to revert oil its substitution of cocoa butter by palm oil in Australia:

about three weeks ago

The Slow Death of Voice Mail

sonamchauhan The best voicemail system... (237 comments)

... transcribes speech, and presents both media - interleaved - in real-time.

The recipient can now skip between listening and reading, alter playback rate, even 'catchup' with, and interrupt the caller to speak directly.

about a month ago

Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

sonamchauhan Re: Don't worry guys... (880 comments)

Well I'm not, so speak on please ...

What false flag operations?

about a month and a half ago

Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

sonamchauhan Re: What the hell is wrong with Millennials?! (465 comments)

Americans! You seem to think the entire world shares in your American memes (and counter-meme in this case).

about a month and a half ago

The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

sonamchauhan And the winner is... (567 comments)

... at least for gaming, the winner is 3 x 30" LCDs pivoted to portrait mode, according to MaximumPC magazine in 2011:

I don't have this setup but tried pivoting (smaller) monitors before (work apps, not games). I hit these issues:

1. Mainstream monitors (22"-24") are too narrow for some websites or applications

2. The 'Colour inversion' effect
This is worst with TN panels.You basically need the panel more or less perfectly vertical and have to look at it dead-on.
Even with TFT IPS panels, there's something a tiny bit 'off' that I can't put my finger on - its as if colour reproduction was designed to be optimal in landscape mode. Or something different about pixel spacing, or how sub-pixel colour elements stack up next to each other... Just guessing here.

3. For desktop use, you end up bobbing your head up and down.

about a month and a half ago

The case for the vertical monitor revolution

sonamchauhan The winner ... (1 comments)

... at least for gaming, is 3 x 30" LCDs pivoted to portrait mode, according to MaximumPC magazine in 2011:

[ http://www.maximumpc.com/artic... ]

I don't have this setup myself. But I've tried pivoting smaller monitors before (for work apps, not gaming), and hit these issues:

1. Standard work issue monitors (22") are too narrow for some websites or applications
2. The 'colour inversion' effect with TN panels.
To avoid you need the panel more or less perfectly vertical and look at it dead-on.
3. Even with TFT IPS panels, there's something a tiny bit 'off'
I can't put my finger on - its as if colour reproduction was designed to be optimal in landscape mode. Or something with pixel spacing, or how the sub-pixel colours stack up, or something...
4. If the panel's close by (a must with smaller screen), you end up bobbing your gaze up and down.

about a month and a half ago

Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

sonamchauhan Re: What in the hell was he thinking? (388 comments)

Who told you that he believed them, when they said they were Egyptians?

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?

sonamchauhan Re:I don't care (488 comments)

Hi - Try this therapy named 'Insulin Potentiation Therapy' - in one study, it magnified the anti-tumour effect of chemo 10000 times.
See research paper linked to on the last page of this link:

Its a sort of research paper I did on behalf of a family friend - start on the second page.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Drone For $100-$150?

sonamchauhan Re: Better Question (116 comments)

Weighted plastic sheet, nylon netting, strands of rope... Or your own drone trailing any or all these things.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?

sonamchauhan Re:Community is just as important as car (195 comments)

Don't worry, he's probably just angry at Prius hypermilers taking 'advantage' of speed limits - by not breaking them ;)

about 2 months ago

Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

sonamchauhan Re:Ba Da ... (400 comments)

You mean, "Big data boom!"

about 2 months ago

Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

sonamchauhan Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

Its likely Russia-allied militia (not Russia) which brought MH17 down, because of two points:

1. As someone else wrote. "Pro russian/rusian forces used BUKs to shot down three other Ukrainian planes days before the MH17"...
2. Days previous, an entire air defense regiment, and its missiles, defected (the rebels apparently crowed about this on Twitter days prior to the attack).

But knowing about both points, Ukrainian ATC in Kiev cleared civilian aircraft to transit through the same airspace. This is either callous incompetence combined with greed (for airspace transit fees), or something worse. A fair enquiry should establish this.

about 2 months ago

Google Wants To Test Driverless Cars In a Simulation

sonamchauhan Simulate this... (173 comments)

Bit-flip error in specific hardware triggered by the 2022.3.5 version driving in Death valley for over 6.5 hours.

about 5 months ago

Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

sonamchauhan Ãs Free Career Advice/Pet Theory (127 comments)

Principle 1. Create something you own

Spend time and energy making something that: (1) you own fully (2) is of value to others (3) you can exchange for value
This is because you can only ever give what you own. Examples: a mobile app, personal skills, bookshelf. Even raising poultry/vegetables in your backyard counts - you exchange these with yourself for money (a.k.a. 'saving cash').

Note, 'Writing code for cash' fails on point (1), but 'Honing C++ skills' ticks all three points. A life devoted tohelping others is the best deal of all - you exchange your life for treasure in heaven.

Principle 2. If you cannot work for yourself, search for a workplace like how long term investors search for stock.

Consider the most famous one of them all - Warren Buffet. He uses 'intrinsic value' to value stock. Companies with price to intrinsic value ratio (lets call it 'P/V' for this post) lower than 1 are more likely well-managed but undervalued -- and hungry to be valued higher -- so Warren 'buys' those companies.

My pet theory: unlike Warren, you want to 'buy into' workplaces that are consistently profitable and whose P/V ratio is as close to 1 as possible. This is because such companies are typically profitable, well run and will treat you fairly -- leaving you enough time and energy for Principle 1.

Let take a look at Netflix (NFLX) -- a well regarded company with a demanding work environment -- their ratio 1.85
(To check others, replace 'NFLX' in the URL with another stock ticker - remember, its the median ratio we're looking for)

NFLX (1.8) , AMZN (4), and EA (2.5) for instance, have high 'stock price/intrinsic value' ratios. So, while these are very successful companies, these are more likely high-pressure work environments with little time to yourself outside of work. Even GOOG (1.6) and APPL (1.5) are getting a bit up there.

Going lower: SPLS (1.3), MSFT, WMT (Walmart), BA (Boeing) (all 1.2), and INTL (1.1).

Now the magic unity figure -- BRK.A (Warren's Berkshire Hathaway itself), BAC (Bank of America), PFE (Pfizer) - all around 1. Strangely, so is ODP (Office Depot - 0.97).

Further down seems to be the domain of banks -- FNF (Fidelity National -- 0.9), PRU (Prudential - 0.28), MS (Morgan Stanley - 0.26), JPM (JP Morgan - 0.27)

about 5 months ago

Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

sonamchauhan Re:It's tinfoil time! (232 comments)

Correct - lets hamstring the police. Information technology, image recognition, automation, are only permissible for use by mobsters, etc.

*Private* data should not be accessible without a warrant. Image recognition on data already presented to the government (a passport photo in this case) is perfectly permissible.

about 6 months ago



Wiki Delivers Baby

sonamchauhan sonamchauhan writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sonamchauhan (587356) writes "A Londoner helped his wife deliver their baby by Googling "how to deliver a baby" on his mobile phone.

From the article: Leroy said before the birth of Mahalia on December 1, his wife disapproved of his BlackBerry because he was always playing with it but now she has "changed her tune". "She doesn't mind the BlackBerry now"

The site he used was wikiHow, not wikipedia."

Link to Original Source



About Jesus

sonamchauhan sonamchauhan writes  |  about 10 years ago

The Good News as recorded by John

Chapter 1

In the beginning of all, was the Word -- the Word was with God, and the Word himself was God.
This Word was with God in the beginning.

This Word made all things. Without him not one thing was made that exists today.

This Word had life within himself -- this life was the light of men. The light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has never understood it.

God sent a man; whose name was John. John came to give witness about that light, so that through John all men might trust the light. John himself was not the light; only a witness -- that the true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

The Word was in the world. Even though he made the world, the world did not recognize him. He came to the people who he had named as his own, but they too did not receive him. Yet to all those who did receive him, to those who believed in his name -- to them he gave the right to become children of God. These were children born -- not born from blood, nor of fleshy lust, not by people's willpower -- these were children born from God Himself - from God's spirit.

The Word put on flesh and set up his tent among us. And we saw his glory with our own eyes -- the glory the One and only child, of his Father God, full of graceful, beautiful and perfect truth. ...

(The Bible)

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