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Comment Radio astronomy hiring now (Score 1) 237 237

I have had great fun as a computer person for astronomical observatories. Have been treated quite well without the PhD, but there is certainly a ceiling without one.

The Square Kilometre Array is the current hotness, and is hiring.
http://www.skatelescope.org/people-contacts/jobs/

Comment 15 years ago, with desktop workstations (Score 5, Interesting) 154 154

Fifteen (!) years ago, I took a UC Extension class on Neural Networks taught by Stanford professor David Stork. He had developed a lip-reading system for communication in noisy environments, such as an airplane-repair facility. If you could do it 15 years ago with workstation-class desktops, I suppose you could do it with a smartphone today.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (10) Sorry, but that's too useful.

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