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Comment: Re:Point and shoot (Score 1) 115

by tomhath (#46819077) Attached to: Lytro Illum Light-Field Camera Lets You Refocus Pictures Later
What you say about image quality is true today, but not necessarily true next year. The reason I used "Point and shoot" as the subject is because most people who take pictures don't have the skill or knowledge to make depth of field or even focusing decisions when a shot presents itself. They set it on auto exposure/auto focus and hope it comes out. Lytro's technology gives the option of making those decisions during post-processing.

Comment: Read what you wrote (Score 1) 160

by tomhath (#46817237) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Can We Create a Culture of Secure Behavior?

Despite the high news coverage that large breaches receive, and despite tales told by their friends about losing their laptops for a few days while a malware infection is cleared up, employees generally believe they are immune to security risks. They think those types of things happen to other, less careful people.

Untrained users are not the cause of large breaches. Malware infections happen to even the most careful users. In other words, training users and trying to change your company's culture won't make a significant difference.

Encrypt the laptop before a user can touch it. Make sure a decent virus scanner is running (and keep your fingers crossed). Get well trained sysadmins who see their job as keeping your network and servers as secure as reasonably possible.

Comment: Re:Missing definition (Score 1) 293

by tomhath (#46816093) Attached to: In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

If your net worth is over 2 million, you are wealthy. If your net worth is more than your age in thousands, you are middle class. Otherwise, you are poor. I don't care if you make $300,000 a year, if your net worth is negative,you are poor.

That is a reasonable definition of wealth. But I suggest that a person with a $300K/yr income will (usually) have a better lifestyle than someone sitting on $2M with no other income.

Comment: Re:The term "Sexual Harassment" is very misleading (Score 5, Interesting) 169

by tomhath (#46814605) Attached to: GitHub Founder Resigns Following Harassment Investigation

"ex boyfriend" is relevant in this context. She's claiming she was bullied by a coworker at GitHub. If fact she's having relationship issues with an ex-boyfriend who also also worked at GitHub, and has caused additional problems for herself by dating the friend of a GitHub manager and getting into a pissing contest with the manager's wife over that relationship.

That said, GitHub management should have sat everyone down and told them to act like adults or find somewhere else to work, her included.

+ - Nanoelectronic Circuits Reach Speeds of 245 THz->

Submitted by Zothecula
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have designed and manufactured circuits that can reach speeds of up to 245 THz, tens of thousands of times faster than contemporary microprocessors. The results open up possible new design routes for plasmonic-electronics, that combine nano-electronics with the fast operating speed of optics."
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Comment: Re:More in hope than expectation. (Score 1) 95

by tomhath (#46807971) Attached to: The Limits of Big Data For Social Engineering

Physicists can, for example, tell you how fast a given object will accelerate when a force is applied to it.

Social scientists cannot tell you how each individual person will respond to an incentive, but they can tell you roughly how a certain percentage of a population will respond; knowing that is enough to influence the behavior of a group of people.

You can not get anything worthwhile done without raising a sweat. -- The First Law Of Thermodynamics