Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

December 16, 2013 11:27 pm
Obama calls in tech to talk HealthCare.gov, NSA
December 9, 2013 7:13 pm November 3, 2013 3:06 pm
HealthCare.gov: How political fear was pitted against technical needs

We cannot sustain this political environment of required opposition and paranoia. 

November 2, 2013 3:01 pm
"But the longer-term story isn’t the rollout and its many severe glitches. No one recalls whether the first batch of Social Security checks was sent on time in the late 1930s. The story that will matter, and linger, is that the Affordable Care Act was the first major law implemented almost entirely online. It’s the template for the future, and rather than using its launch as an excuse to renew attacks on the law, we need to learn what we can because, like this bill or not, it is part of the next wave of government."
October 25, 2013 6:45 pm
smarterplanet:

A Diagram Of HealthCare.gov, Based On The People Who Built It | WBUR & NPR
Siloed, massively complex workstreams allegedly contributed to the infamous customer experience for online healthcare shopping and enrollment..

smarterplanet:

A Diagram Of HealthCare.gov, Based On The People Who Built It | WBUR & NPR

Siloed, massively complex workstreams allegedly contributed to the infamous customer experience for online healthcare shopping and enrollment..


October 20, 2013 8:54 pm
Ailing Obamacare site to get a 'tech surge'

Exactly what should have been done from the start.

April 2, 2013 7:31 pm
Obama Proposes $100M for Brain Mapping Project

“While current brain-scanning technologies can reveal the average activity of large populations of brain cells, the new project is aimed at tracking activity down to the individual cell and the tiny details of cell connections. It’s ‘an entirely different scale,’ and one that can pay off someday in treatments for a long list of neurological and psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, depression, epilepsy and autism.”

(via chottodoctor)

January 23, 2013 12:00 am
"In this sense, the decision to mothball the tech would be a violation of the developers’ ethical principles. But the argument is about more than whether putting the tech back in the hands of the public is the right thing to do. “The biggest issue we saw with all of the commercial election software we used was that it’s only updated every four years,” says Ryan. It was these outdated options that convinced team Obama to build all the campaign tech in-house. If the code OFA built was put on ice at the DNC until 2016, it would become effectively worthless. “None of that will be useful in four years, technology moves too fast,” said Ryan. “But if our work was open and people were forking it and improving it all the time, then it keeps up with changes as we go.”"
November 4, 2012 5:34 pm
New Jersey Allows Voting By Email And Fax For Hurricane Victims

This is the situation I might be facing on Tuesday so I thought I would pass on the word.  If you are in an area that still hasn’t been cleaned up or your polling station is still out of power be aware of this.  We live in an age where workarounds in the face of disaster can be created, use them, don’t let a fallen tree prevent you from voting.

October 18, 2012 12:10 am
How Obama or Romney Should Have Answered the iPad Question

Exactly what I was thinking when this question was asked. Personally I thought Obama’s answer was a little more on track than this guy gives him credit for, but due to the nature of the election both sides weren’t willing to admit the hard truth.  Some in this country may think it’s nuts to not want every job available here, but some jobs are just not worth what an American wage would be. We should be focusing on training our workforce and creating a supply of skilled, qualified workers that are involved in the part of the process that can’t be duplicated anywhere else.