Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Whoa. (Score 2) 82

by Tibia1 (#35482564) Attached to: Kinect Self-Awareness Hack
As soon as you see the world IDLE you should already be skeptical that you will be receiving any real information. Sometimes this happens. I, too, had lols, and under no circumstance will I complain about that, even if it's "not what I signed up for" here at Slashdot. Besides, even if you guys have an "amazing point", hasn't this been said on here at least x amount of times already? where x = (uninformative submissions) * (0.20 * userbase) * 100; // Real original guys....

Comment: Re:Finally, decent write speed from Intel ... (Score 1) 197

by Tibia1 (#35387500) Attached to: Intel Unveils SSDs With 6Gbit/Sec Throughput
You are forgetting that when a big line of different capacities is released (all on the same speed from the same manufacturer..), then the only variable with any influence on price is capacity in GBs. The idea is to get them to buy the higher capacity 240GB SSD by offering a slightly better $/GB. Also, people have many programs to install these days and are looking especially at the capacity, when considering their additional xGBs of games they would like to put on their SSD. Besides, when a higher speed comes out (It will keep doubling at least), everyone knows about the speed and the entire market is reassessed.

Comment: Achievement missing. (Score 1) 2254

by Tibia1 (#35003348) Attached to: Slashdot Launches Re-Design
I just clicked on my achievement (5 point comment) and it said Message 27834164 not found. Just wondering if this was due to the change. Also, sometimes the footers get cut off, so I couldn't see every link at the bottom on the left, and on the right it said: 201, Geeknet (rather than 2011). These things don't actually matter at all but... yeah.
Encryption

Encrypt Your Smartphone — Or Else 304

Posted by timothy
from the red-phone-repeat-red-phone dept.
pin0chet writes "Modern smartphones contain ever-increasing volumes of our private personal data — from text messages to images to emails — yet many smartphone security features can easily be circumvented by thieves or police officers equipped with off-the-shelf forensics equipment. Worse, thanks to a recent California Supreme Court ruling, police officers may be able to search your smartphone for hours without a warrant if you're arrested for any reason. Ars Technica has an article exploring the legal issues surrounding cell phone searches and explaining how you can safeguard your smartphone from the prying eyes of law enforcement officers."

Comment: Automation? (Score 3, Insightful) 133

by Tibia1 (#34748598) Attached to: How a Guy Found 4 New Planets Without a Telescope
It says that he 'read data' and 'created graphs'. Couldn't whatever he was doing be automated? I'm sure that astronomers are already automating a whole lot of data analyzation, but for a random guy to find 4 irregularities, seems strange. Maybe high level pattern recognition is vital to the process he used? Get this guy, or somebody to start writing code.

Comment: It's funny to watch (Score 5, Funny) 164

by Tibia1 (#32274266) Attached to: Scientists Implant Biofuel Cells Into Rats
rats undergo a series of scientific experiments through the ages. They'll be the first to get neural implants that highly increase cognitive function. They'll be the first to connect to the internet directly through the brain. Aliens might assume they are more intelligent than us on first glance. Sitting around reproducing, reaping the rewards of science while humans do all the gruntwork...

They have been planning this from the beginning.
Image

The Design of Design 73

Posted by samzenpus
from the read-all-about-it dept.
asgard4 writes "Coming up with sound, elegant, and easy to implement designs is not a trivial matter, as Fred Brooks, author of the classic book The Mythical Man-Month, acknowledges in his latest book The Design of Design. In many disciplines — especially in software development — the design process and how to produce good designs is relatively poorly understood. Teaching the design process to students is even more difficult. In the form of opinionated essays, Brooks attempts to summarize what we know about the design process, how it has changed over time, and how we can produce better and more elegant designs. Brooks has decades of experience designing large systems and is well known for his involvement in the design of IBM's OS/360. Even though Brooks is a computer scientist, the book applies equally well to many other disciplines outside of software development that have a formal design process, such as architecture. A lot of his examples come from other engineering disciplines and architecture. But of course he presents the obligatory OS/360 case study as well." Read on for the rest of Martin's review.
Google

Google Indexing In Near-Realtime 79

Posted by kdawson
from the faster-pussycat dept.
krou writes "ReadWriteWeb is covering Google's embrace of a system that would enable any Web publisher to 'automatically submit new content to Google for indexing within seconds of that content being published.' Google's Brett Slatkin is lead developer of PuSH, or PubSubHubbub, a real-time syndication protocol based on ATOM, where 'a publisher tells the world about a Hub that it will notify every time new content is published.' Subscribers then wait for the hub to notify them of the new content. Says RWW: 'If Google can implement an Indexing by PuSH program, it would ask every website to implement the technology and declare which Hub they push to at the top of each document, just like they declare where the RSS feeds they publish can be found. Then Google would subscribe to those PuSH feeds to discover new content when it's published. PuSH wouldn't likely replace crawling, in fact a crawl would be needed to discover PuSH feeds to subscribe to, but the real-time format would be used to augment Google's existing index.' PuSH is an open protocol, and Slatkin says that 'I am being told by my engineering bosses to openly promote this open approach even to our competitors.'"

Comment: They should know (Score 1) 346

by Tibia1 (#31322678) Attached to: Microsoft Behind Google Complaints To EC
not to go and complain about competitors, heres why.
First of all it's google.
Second, it's good to have a diverse set of search engines and a diverse set of algorithms. The more there are out there, they higher chance any site has of ranking up or down.
Third, if they want to make search their own way, why not post about it like a normal company? No, they have to go all drama queen and start crying about google, the most popular and innovative search technology we've seen yet.

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments. -- Earl Wilson

Working...