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Comment: Philips Medical in Cleveland (Score 1) 559

by Mister Fright (#40281745) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Ambitious Yet Ethical Software Jobs?

I'm with a team at Philips Medical in Cleveland that does image reconstruction for CT scanners. We use CUDA for our HPC stuff right now. I think we have some openings.

I don't know exactly what you mean by the medical industry tests on animals, maybe drugs, but we don't scan animals for our tests. Although, we do keep our interns in the test bay area where they might get some extra ionizing radiation.

Comment: Only one thing could be a mistake... (Score 1) 179

by Mister Fright (#37879598) Attached to: Dolphin, a 3rd Party Android Browser, Relayed URL Data

Sure, they accidentally wrote software so that it sent that data, or they were sending it and incurring the traffic to their server for no reason at all.

No, if they're telling the truth that no data was logged, then the only mistake on their part is they fucked up their data collection on the server.

Comment: Re:Is there an error in first time the date is use (Score 1) 97

by Mister Fright (#37409672) Attached to: Happy Programmer Day!

Yeah, I worded that not the best. Meant the same thing, numbered 255 if zero index which is still 256th number.

Yup, that's how it is. Sept 12th on a leap year. Kind of like those holidays that are "second Monday of this month" kind of thing. The exact date doesn't matter. Just happens to be Sept 13 this year.

Comment: How does this address the problem? (Score 1) 107

by Mister Fright (#36427106) Attached to: Ubiquitous Computing Gadget To Teach Coding

The problem is not enough programming students so the trick up their sleeve is a ubiquitous (what exactly is meant by that?), visually programmed computing device? Makes sense if they were dropping out because they didn't have a chunk of hardware they can use in the school lab then take home, but I doubt that's it.

And I don't know about the visual programming language, I imagine they'll start programming in a text language eventually so you'd just delay them quitting if that's the cause.

This device just seems like a visually programmed arduino.

Comment: Don't treat them like crap. (Score 1) 175

by Mister Fright (#35821150) Attached to: What Is the Best Way To Build a Virtual Team?

Hopefully it's obvious that you should treat your virtual workers well.

I was on a team of a few people that worked in one office and we worked virtually for another office. We weren't treated well and our moral suffered. We just didn't care about the work that much.

Once instance of getting crap from them was we would often lose connectivity to their office. The problem was on their end, but they took a week for them to fix it. Then we were asked, "Why are you a week behind?" When the same thing happened but to those that were physically in that office, it was fixed almost instantly.

With team moral low, they decided to have some team building. But they made us take a week out of our lives and go to them. Yeah, that didn't improve things.

"A car is just a big purse on wheels." -- Johanna Reynolds