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Comment: Bad headline. (Score 2) 41 41

by mattashburn (#41618027) Attached to: Intelligence Agencies Turn To Crowdsourcing

I wish Slashdot would turn to crowdsourcing for its headlines.

From the article (and article summary), the IC isn't turning to crowdsourcing. An research agency funded a research grant to see if it's feasible for the IC to consider using crowdsourcing methods to improve the analytic cycle.

Comment: Holy logical fallacy, Batman! (Score 5, Insightful) 133 133

by mattashburn (#41456143) Attached to: Why One Person Thinks Raspberry Pi Is Unsuitable For Education

Sorry, but this argument doesn't hold much water. He's assuming that devices useful for education must be composed of parts that are free of any patents, etc. That simply isn't true, and the devices can teach valuable skills and lessons even if some parts are patented by other corporations. I learned a good deal of basic computing using an Apple ][ and I turned out fine, despite any patents of specific parts of the device I used.

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