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Guillermo Santamaria (PlusUltraTech)
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Students are taught how to use an iPad, how to use an iPod touch, or how to use a specific application. That's great for now. But what happens when these same students graduate college and iPods and iPads give way to some new devices?

Read more: http://www.plusultratech.com/2012/04/moores-law-explains-poor-education.html#ixzz1t6VyUg5L

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If patients live longer and not by a few days or a couple of weeks but by a “significant” number of months or years, the “Evidence” becomes a tad bit stronger about the efficacy of the therapy, medicine can then base its decision on that, rather than the EBM they continue to tout without a shred of understanding. Therein lies the dilemma of why investigational studies fail in the real world. They just do.

Read more: http://www.plusultratech.com/2012/04/progression-free-survival-pfs-in-cancer.html#ixzz1sGEf2ngM

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Catalyst is an attempt to create a unified system capable of automatically extracting complex information on entities as well as the relationships between them while contextualizing this information within semantic systems. According to its specifications, Catalyst will be capable of creating detailed histories of people, places and things while mapping the interrelations that detail those entities’ interactions with the world around them. A study conducted by IARPA states that Catalyst is designed to incorporate data from across the entire intelligence community, creating a centralized repository of available information gathered from all agencies...

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If the NSA could gain access to the American switches, it could easily monitor millions of foreign telephone calls, and do so much more consistently and effectively than it could overseas, where it had to rely on spy satellites and listening stations to try to vacuum up telecommunication signals as they bounced through the air. Of course, that would mean NSA would also have direct access to the domestic telephone network as well.

Read more: http://www.plusultratech.com/2012/04/utah-data-center-is-it-big-brother-at.html#ixzz1rQj4x2yR

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Acid 3 could have had a tremendous positive effect on the web, representing the next target for the web platform, and helping developers prioritize work in such a way as to maximize the aggregate capabilities of the web. Instead, it feels like a puzzle game, and I can easily imagine the developers of the web’s proprietary competitors chuckling about the hundreds of developer-hours that have gone into adding another way to iterate over nodes, or twiddling internal APIs to special case a testing font. I don’t think it’s worthless, but I think it could have been a lot more, especially with someone as talented and terrifyingly detail-oriented as Ian at the helm.

Read more: http://www.plusultratech.com/2012/03/how-browsers-behavethe-good-bad-ugly-2.html#ixzz1qeYVMHqs

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...Microsoft has identified a list of over 1,100 public websites that do not behave as expected under IE9. These include popular sites such as Youtube, the Wall Street Journal, UPS, the National Lottery, the AA, British Airways and the BBC in the UK. According to its support page for IE8 and IE9 compatibility, menus, images or text may appear in the wrong positions on incompatible sites; some websites features may not work; visitors to the site may see scripting error messages; and Internet Explorer could stop working or crash on some websites.

Read more: http://www.plusultratech.com/2012/03/how-browsers-behavethe-good-bad-ugly.html#ixzz1qXnr5rtC

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