Anything by Claude Shannon
Information theory and statistics - Sollomon Kullback
If I were to do business in Japan and moved money in and out of a Japanese account for my business in Japan, does the IRS have the right to tax my business in Japan?
The IRS taxes on US business activity... in US currency. Not sure I agree with the IRS getting involved with something like this especially since I think they really don't understand what they are getting involved in.
The IRS taxes Americans on American income. Bitcoin is income for most people involved. They should pay taxes on it.
I already claim it as income.
The summary "By Algorithm, Not Human Review" implies that the algorithm is somehow evaluating pictures. In fact from TFA it is clear all it is doing is looking for copes of known existing images by hash-code. If it were examining images I would be worried about false positives, but as it just looks for know child porn I cannot see any down-side - this is a good move.
So they store CP and search for CP at the same time? Why is that good?
How about another Conan quote?
"Don't you know the Dewey Decimal System?"
Not sure how many people will get that one
Your core will eventually disappear
College is a revolving door and the 5 core members who really tied the group together will graduate and you will be left with people who don't care as much. I saw this happen to ACM while I was at my school before I got involved with some friends forming the "new core," then we graduated and my dept chair emailed me saying "ACM is now dead." So you need to ALWAYS be advertising and finding people who are interested, or you'll have a huge hole in your group. You'll also be trying to find a way to make things go back to how they were and recapture that magic, it won't happen. Don't get discouraged.
You have to include any possible new active people in your "core" as soon as possible. Then you intentionally leave them the room to operate. Creating a culture that passes on this model of passing on responsibilities and power is the single hardest thing. Create traditions. Create expectation that some thing _must_ be done (one of these should be finding a new "core" to keep on going). If you don't do that the group will die. Other option is to not care about it, and just do as you feel like. If the group dies when you leave then it dies. The people coming after yuo can then find their own groups or whatever.
Exactly, my standpoint was that ACM is a professional group and should live on, without having to be resurrected every few years. But cores are important and will be replaced, it's just that while you're a part of the core, and everyone else leaves you will feel like you're the only one who cares and it will get very discouraging to the point where you'll think "what's the point?" If it dies after HE leaves, no big deal, if it dies while he's still there, it can be disheartening.
I know for sure Google, Fedora and Microsoft (I know... but it has perks for the club) have ambassador programs and will provide funding and raffle prizes that can be used for fundraising to keep the club going.
It may be my lack of Google skills, but I can't find any evidence of a Red Hat corporate presence in Ghana. (and both surprised and slightly disappointed to find very few pictures of Ghaneans wearing fedoras instead but I digress...)
I will bite on this.
Something I found in the past is, if there is no presence where you live, contact the company and create the presence there. They will often work with you for loads of promotion that will cost them almost nothing.
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/students/proscho/programs/uscanada/ambassador/ (find your region)
Don't forget to contact other major distros and see if they have anything similar or would donate some shirts, dvds, usbs, keychains or ANYTHING to your group to help promote Linux.
Sign your team up for Dreamspark and get Microsoft OSs running as VMs on top of linux so you can know about the issues involved with running MS services in VMs. They also have something like "Microsoft Services for Unix." It's always good to know your "enemy."
Would you people stop playing these stupid games?!?!?!!!!