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Comment Account should not try to "get knowledgeable" (Score 5, Insightful) 87

Account should not try to "get knowledgeable" in HTML and JavaScript. He will only seem more of an idiot.
1. Be a great accountant, and dominate your existing field. Teach developers how to make the products more profitable
2. Be a human and a user, and gain user and interface expertise, so you can say what you think about the product with authority and clarity. Tell the developers how to make a more usable product.
3. Can your expertise be used to improve the product? Accounting skills may be important for the platform to make money, and the financial analysis tools needed to understand the web platforms performance.

Comment Absolutely no useful information. (Score 1) 62

No information on bandwidth, signal strength, channel separation or anything else. Only that it "acts like a concert conductor".
How low can a scientific article sink, and still be the basis for a slashdot story? This must be a new low.

Current trans oceanic fibers do transmit multiple colors at high speed with amplifiers on the seabed and no regenerators. New installations carry 64 Tb/s per fiber. and often 64 fibers are laid. Some are left dark, but theoretical capacity for a cable is therefore 8192 TB/s bidirectional capacity

This might be up to 8 billion HD channels or everyone the entire earth watching different TV channels at the same time. Not sure how much more bandwidth is needed in a cable.

Comment Habitat trumph science: Arab backyard Mars-like (Score 1) 190

What arabs lack in sceitific strength, they have in life experience. Mars is a dry desert, and nobody knows dry desert better than arabs. NASA has to travel far, and no NASA engineer has any experience with climate similar to Mars.
Arabs just need to exit their door, and it is like being on Mars. Huge advantage over both USA as well as Europe, Russia and China.

What is the most complex item you can buy in your local store manufactures in an arab country?

Comment Basic:tedious, user unfriendly, not problem orient (Score 1) 215

Basic as a language is tedious, user unfriendly, and not problem oriented. Java is a lot better. My kids 6. and 8. grade took Stanfords CS101, and I was truly impressed with how fun it was for them, as well as what they could accomplice.

Everything is done right in the browser. Try it out for yourself. Khan academy has tried a "fun game" in java approach, but this is much less focussed and kids seem to tire of it as soon as they have made the limo break the sound barrier.

1. A lot of graphical processing, like finding traffic signs in urban environment (for automatic driving) to bluescreen manipulation.
2. Also building databases and doing datamining.
3. Networking
4. More programming; Digital media, analog, security etc

Nick Parlante is the teacher, and a great guy.

Comment Darwin never suggested "survival of the fittest" (Score 0) 249

Darwin never suggested "survival of the fittest". What does this even mean? 'Fittest' must mean ' most fit in a certain environment', but how is that measured? 'Most fit' must can only be meaured as the ones 'that survive'. So the statement can only mean "survival of the survivers" which is a trivial obsurdity.

Comment Intels tick-tock strategy is a play to the gallery (Score 1) 78

Intels continued tick-tock development is at this time only a play to the gallery. The 14nm core actually only has 1 component per 321 '14nm tiles'. This is 1% the density from 10 years ago. The performance has not improved very much over the last generations either.
Maybe it is time for Intel to use their enormous resources to go in a new direction and become competitive in a new world. Otherwise they will tick-tock themselves into fighting a sub 10nm battle with no enemies except Moore's law.

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens. -- Bengamin Disraeli