Pair Programming Considered Harmful? “We have trained, hired, and rewarded people to be cowboys.
But it’s pit crews that we need,” said Atul Gawande — a surgeon and Harvard professor who writes for The New Yorker in his copious spare time — in a recent TED talk. He was talking about doctors, but what tech profession might fit that description as well? Case Mod Daniel’s murderbox – 008 / Final Abridged Version (page 1 loaded w/ images!) Daniel’s build has evolved to completing the build and then shipping it essentially ready to run.
This is great because now I’ll have the chance to take shots of the finished product in its entirety! The only concern of course is that it will have to be properly packed to survive the rigors of transport – more on that later.
Technology. Feds’ Use of Fake Cell Tower: Did it Constitute a Search? Federal authorities used a fake Verizon cellphone tower to zero in on a suspect’s wireless card, and say they were perfectly within their rights to do so, even without a warrant.
But the feds don’t seem to want that legal logic challenged in court by the alleged identity thief they nabbed using the spoofing device, known generically as a stingray. So the government is telling a court for the first time that spoofing a legitimate wireless tower in order to conduct surveillance could be considered a search under the Fourth Amendment in this particular case, and that its use was legal, thanks to a court order and warrant that investigators used to get similar location data from Verizon’s own towers. The government is likely using the argument to avoid a court showdown that might reveal how stingrays work and open debate into the tool’s legality.
The Most Effective Method for Learning a Language Alone. Back in the early 60's, my father went to the Defense Language Institute in California to learn Turkish.
The instructor walked into the class and said "These are the last words in English you will here me say for the next two years you're in this class. " He still speaks fluent Turkish to this day and hasn't been there since the mid 60's. Me, I just want to learn Spanish.. BTW, all the DLI courses are available for free download.