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What It's Like To Be the Scientific Consultant For The Big Bang Theory 253

Posted by samzenpus
from the it's-a-tough-gig dept.
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Science sits down with David Saltzberg, who's been The Big Bang Theory's one and only science consultant since it premiered. Saltzberg is an astrophysicist at the University of California, Los Angeles. He chats about how the portrayal of science on the show has changed over the years, whether it turns kids away from science, and how you can get your own job as a scientific consultant in Hollywood."

Comment: Re:Even mechanical throttle is no cure... (Score 1) 664

by pjbgravely (#46308893) Attached to: Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

How can users protect themselves from sometimes life endangering software bugs?"

Simple, with a car make sure it has a throttle cable and a clutch peddle.

I know I can hear it now, you can't buy a car with a throttle cable and you can't drive standard in a city.

If everyone stopped buying cars with throttle by wire, they would stop making them. The rest of the world drives standard in a city, you can too.

Comment: Re:That's why I resisted as long as I could... (Score 1) 264

by pjbgravely (#46286893) Attached to: Routers Pose Biggest Security Threat To Home Networks
Don't forget to hard disable the microphone on the laptop if it has one. There is a malware that can communicate using high frequency sound, from a networked machine to un-networked one. Of course both machines have to be infected. Probably with a virus attached to a file of the networked box.

Comment: Re:what price increases? (Score 1) 424

by pjbgravely (#46273951) Attached to: Time Warner Deal Is How Comcast Will Fight Cord Cutters
LOL I must have been really tired when I wrote that. Actually the type of Grammar mistakes I was talking about are the "they need to do way instain mother" types. In the car forums the "bad breaks" posts always make me cringe but at least I can understand what they are trying to say.

Comment: Re:what price increases? (Score 1) 424

by pjbgravely (#46260095) Attached to: Time Warner Deal Is How Comcast Will Fight Cord Cutters
I don't normally reply to cowards and I never mod them up, even for a great post like this unless they have a real reason to be anonymous.

I see your point about the mindless zombies in today’s world. At least in the USA in the area I live grammar is horrible and driving is worse. They run stop signs read lights, and if no lines on the road will drive on the wrong side. On line marked roads they have rumble strips on the middle line to stop the head on accidents from people crossing over.

Personally I don't think this is because they are just driving and writing the way everyone else is, I think the problem is that people are lazy and don't want to expend the energy to do things correctly.

Because you didn't bother to log in you will probably never read this reply, but since I am not lazy I thought I would write it anyway.

I put up my thumb... and it blotted out the planet Earth. -- Neil Armstrong