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I am a scientist and educator who has been enjoying and learning from Slashdot since the late 90s. Now I come to you, my geek brothers and sisters, for help. I've been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, which you will remember is what took Steve Jobs and Randy Pausch from us. My condition is incurable. Palliative chemotherapy may delay the inevitable, but a realistic assessment suggests that I have anywhere from two to six months of "quality" time left, and likely not more than a year in total.
I am slowly coming to terms with my imminent death, but what bothers me most is that I will be leaving my wife alone, and that my daughter will have to grow up without her father. She is in sixth grade, has an inquisitive and sharp mind, and is interested in science and music. She seems well on the path to becoming a "girl geek" like her mother, an outcome I'd welcome.
Since I will not be around for all of the big events in her life, I am going to create a set of video messages for her that she can watch at those important times or just when she's having a bad day. I would like to do this before my condition progresses to the point that I am visibly ill, so time is short.
In the videos I will make clear how much I treasure the time we've spent together and the wonderful qualities I see in her. What other suggestions do you have? What did you need to hear at the different stages of your life? What wisdom would have been most helpful to you? At what times did you especially need the advice of a parent? And especially for my geek sisters, how can I help her navigate the unique issues faced by girls and women in today's world?
Please note that I'm posting anonymously because I don't want this to be about me. I'd prefer that the focus be on my daughter and how I can best help her.
Thank you so much for your help."
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You guys need to work more on your limericks...
Who am I kidding, none of you younguns will have heard that one....
Broken window fallacy. Try again.
It turns out that what's actually happening is Microsoft is building a new browser, codenamed Spartan, which is not IE 12 — at least according to a couple of sources of mine.
Thomas Nigro, a Microsoft Student Partner lead and developer of the modern version of VLC, mentioned on Twitter earlier this month that he heard Microsoft was building a brand-new browser. Nigro said he heard talk of this during a December episode of the LiveTile podcast.
However, if my sources are right, Spartan is not IE 12. Instead, Spartan is a new, light-weight browser Microsoft is building.
Windows 10 (at least the desktop version) will ship with both Spartan and IE 11, my sources say. IE 11 will be there for backward-compatibility's sake. Spartan will be available for both desktop and mobile (phone/tablet) versions of Windows 10, sources say."
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This is just them integrating it with IE. In fact since they seem to be opting for an actual W3C standard instead of rolling their own, means this goes on the (rather short - for all you seniour
The ethical implications are becoming a less of an issue; let us just print human hamburgers...
Makes the term "Kobe beef" a bit ambigous though...
They go hiring for unexperimented people.
What kind of experimenting? The Steve Jobs kind where good software products require experimenting with LSD, or neural integration experiments, a.k.a. "a hole in the head"?
Personally, I kept getting LSD and LCD mixed up, so I never got to try the former... Got a lot of wierd looks in electronic stores, though.
And I can understand why Facebook doesn't actually delete the data, but just flags it as hidden/deleted -- it's a real bear to update and nullify all the object id references to a post in such a mammoth system. There are links all over the place from people whose "feed" pages may reference your post.
Yeah, cause nulling out the string next to the flag is _so_ much harder than flipping the bit.
You can currently receive an Ovarian cancer vaccine treatment in Dubai that is only in a very small first trial in the States.
Is this the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine, which is fairly well documented for reducing risk of cervical cancer, or something else?
The HPV is being pushed in Norway by government, and I believe all young women are to be offered it. There is also some push that it should be offered to young men, as the virus is also linked to increased risk of certain other cancer (such as anal), but the whole "gay" vibe of that probably holds it needlessly back.
Wouldn't (ex) senator Schwarzenegger and congress make a better choice? Two birds with one red rock, and all that...