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"Squishy Joints" May Have Helped Dinosaurs Grow To Giant Sizes

thoughtspace whoa man (56 comments)

... and the trees were purple and sky was bending through a tiny worm hole there we were all lead to utopia

1 year,5 days

Software Glitch Means Loss of NASA's Deep Impact Comet Probe

thoughtspace Re: ALIENS (65 comments)

Finally WE get to probe the aliens.
Send Deep Impact's sister probe: Deep Throat.

about a year ago

iTunes: Still Slowing Down Windows PCs After All These Years

thoughtspace Complete disaster (519 comments)

First world problem.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Best OSS Embedded Development Platform

thoughtspace Re:Make files and emacs (128 comments)

Except for eclipse completely ridiculous: project import system, auto add files found in directory, and configuration menus all over the place.

about a year and a half ago

Localized (Visual) Programming Language For Kids?

thoughtspace Spoken language != coding language (185 comments)

I am terrible at learning spoken languages; but no problem learning heaps of programming languages.
They use completely different skills. Coding languages are highly structured.

about a year and a half ago

Not Even Investors Know What Google Glass Is For

thoughtspace Real estate agents don't work that way (496 comments)

I know it is hard for geeks to understand; but technology is not always the best or fastest answer.

Real estate agents have a meeting before the open houses. They remember all the properties agency has for sale, and specially the ones they need to off-load. They need to know off the top of their head. A really important concept called preparation.

The brain is faster than technology - instant search which is what you need in front of a client. You can't replace street-smarts with technology.

Then again, geeks would make hopeless estate agents and sales people as they have no people skills.

about a year and a half ago

Firing a Laser Into Your Brain Could Help Beat a Drug Addiction

thoughtspace Really? (156 comments)

Firing lasers while stoned - whoa man!

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Kills Expression Suite — And Makes It Free, For Now

thoughtspace It was ok, but not great (89 comments)

Used Expression suite to make a custom embedded system on a pretty large project. It was good to integrate photoshop files from the graphic designers and convert them to controls. The UI turns out looking really professional - none of those stock standard UI controls and all beautifully rendered.

The main problem with the suite was that, in practice, the design flow is really one-way. If there was a change to the UI, you pretty much had to re-import the graphics, re-select the graphic items and group them into controls again.

For the next product iteration, we went back to WPF mixed with Windows Forms for old or 3rd party controls.

about 2 years ago

Chinese Man Builds His Own Prosthetic Hands

thoughtspace Re:Impressive! (144 comments)

Yeah, sort of like hammering the last nail when you try to crucify yourself.

more than 2 years ago

The Tricky Science of Olympic Gender Testing

thoughtspace Re:Is that a man or a woman? (559 comments)

Trouble is, sometimes the answer is no.

... and sometimes, the answer is "both"...

Yep, that was an inclusive-or.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Apologizes For Inserting Naughty Phrase Into Linux Kernel

thoughtspace Re:Eh? (897 comments)

No, that's 0xB16B0770M5

more than 2 years ago

Details of the Second Controversial Mutant Bird Flu Study Finally Published

thoughtspace Re:Again. (78 comments)

That time? ... When they develop also develop the antidote or cure.

more than 2 years ago

Samsung Focusing On Phone Software

thoughtspace Motorola-Google (124 comments)

Not a threat if that means Motorola UI on Google hardware.

more than 2 years ago

Apple News From WWDC and iPhone 5 Rumors

thoughtspace Re:10,000 feet? (683 comments)

That might be 10000ft un-pressurised.

more than 2 years ago

Intel To Launch TV Service With Facial Recognition By End of the Year

thoughtspace Nudists (175 comments)

Nudists will be in for a surprise!

more than 2 years ago

Can Machine Learning Replace Focus Groups?

thoughtspace Of course it can. (93 comments)

Just get the last answer and repeat it over and over.
Such a machine will be equally as good as any focus group.

more than 2 years ago

The Gamification of Hiring

thoughtspace Re:Dance, monkey, dance! (203 comments)

And exclude anyone from another English speaking country that use 's' instead of 'z' (e.g. for initialise).

Our only redeeming feature is we don't use that awful American word 'gotten.' In Australia, we are taught to avoid 'got' where ever possible - 'gotten' is right out of the question.

Considering we have a long past of being Americanised (Americanized?), "Dance, monkey, dance!" seems somewhat appropriate.

more than 2 years ago

Goldbach Conjecture: Closer To Solved?

thoughtspace Re:Exhaustive search... (170 comments)

You may write that in jest. You can use a theorem if it is not proven for the general case - only need it to 32 bits.

more than 2 years ago

Startup Claims C-code To SoC In 8-16 Weeks

thoughtspace Re:so it compiles, drops down a CPU core and a ROM (205 comments)

Same thing happened to CPLDs. Once FPGAs were cheap - we all jumped to FPGAs.
Why lock yourself down - or even finish design before turning a PCB.

more than 2 years ago

Software Engineering Is a Dead-End Career, Says Bloomberg

thoughtspace Re:Who's Zuckerberg to judge? (738 comments)

That sort of statement shows he is an inexperienced poor manager.

more than 2 years ago


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