I have a pretty powerful, patented, implementation of machine learning software (genetic programming) and left my company a few months back. I have some time and have been looking at possible jobs at various companies. However, many of them seem trivial to boring, in part because I want to do something more meaningful then analyzing social media data or ad data or (ugh!) financial data.
So the question is: What should I do? [more inside]
posted by BillW
on Jan 11, 2013 -
I lease a massive server that I am underutilizing. I'd like to use up to 8TB/month of transfer and 500GB of disk space to make the world a better place. I am already seeding Ubuntu distros, Project Gutenberg, and Pearl Jam shows, and I'm looking for more ideas.
posted by quarantine
on Jan 6, 2013 -
Machine for recording research path, pre computer-age? Library books on a waterwheel device? Please point me to the right web page... [more inside]
posted by Speculatist
on Oct 13, 2012 -
A certain relatively expensive, recent (2011) but not current computer is for my needs the apotheosis of laptops. I can buy another one, but how long should I think it can be glass-cased before it starts to rot? [more inside]
posted by jet_silver
on Aug 17, 2012 -
I'm to give a half an hour talk to a group of year 12 (snr high school) students as a really brief introduction to software development. Half an hour isn't a lot of time. Has anyone got an idea of an activity this small group (+/-10) can undertake to get them thinking as programmers? I'm generally casting around for ideas.
posted by mattoxic
on Aug 9, 2012 -
Graduating with an IT degree at 31 - how to be attractive to employers, please? [more inside]
posted by Chorus
on Jun 14, 2012 -
I've seen a lot of people (mostly those involved with enterprise-level computing in some way) deride the term 'cloud computing', or just the notion of 'the cloud' in general. What's the source of this animosity, and why is it to widespread?
posted by anaximander
on Jan 9, 2012 -
We need an FTP Site for our website--a place where we can let users login & upload/download files that are too big for email - CAD, PDF's, movies, etc. Or do we? Obviously, I need the hive's expertise on this one; what solutions do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Kronur
on Aug 10, 2011 -
I have to print very detailed photos for my job. At times, the photos taken have information near the margin of the photo. When I import photos into iphoto and print them--whether or not I use preview--the margins are cut off. Is there a setting I can change to make sure that the entire photo is printed?
This is driving me crazy. Thanks.
posted by SpicyMustard
on May 18, 2011 -
I have searched the web, the AskMe mind, and asked a couple of local LTSP experts about a good, printed resource that will take me step by step through setting up an Ubuntu server and eight to ten clients. I know where to find most if not all the install info online, which is where most experts have pointed me, but my mind works better if can can see it in a book. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by beelzbubba
on Feb 3, 2011 -
If I don't figure out a solution, I may be doomed to hours upon hours of copying and pasting in Excel. My brain is crying out in pain for a solution, but I've never encountered this issue before. I need to transform sheet names into a variable on the sheet they represent. I'll try to explain this better inside. [more inside]
posted by SpicyMustard
on Jan 27, 2011 -
My Dell PC running Windows XP Professional boots itself at midnight. It only does this when it is connected to the internet. What is going on and how do I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by Ys
on Jan 7, 2011 -
Where in Manhattan should I go to look at and possibly buy gadgets, electronics, and computery type stuff that would be hard to buy (excluding online) anywhere else?
posted by Mwongozi
on Oct 11, 2010 -
I've had a computer architecture bouncing around in my head since I mis-understood what a bit slice meant in 1981. It turns out it might be just the ticket for doing really fast computing, but I need to be sure the idea really has merit. I've blogged about it. Is it a great idea, or stupid? [more inside]
posted by MikeWarot
on Jul 7, 2010 -
What is the terminal-type thing I used in a New York State elementary school in the mid- to late-70s and early 80s? [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater
on Feb 9, 2010 -
How would you network your home if you had a blank slate? Wired or wireless?
Our house is about to be almost entirely demolished and we have the opportunity to 'future-proof' our home. Given that the walls are down, should we take the chance to fill them full of wires? If so, what sort? [more inside]
posted by hydrophobic
on Jul 21, 2009 -
YAEQ: How would I generate a chart in Excel 2007 that tracks, not towards a goal per se, but progress of a value over a length of time? [more inside]
posted by booticon
on Dec 5, 2008 -