Friday, April 15, 2005

CTA service cuts don't make sense

On the face of it, this puzzles me: How can a 55 mil cut in an organization whose budget is about 1 billion cause such a drastic effect? Among others, they are laying off 2000 employees which if make 20,000 a year is already 40 mil right there. Some back-of-the-envelope calculations forthcoming.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Bad CS papers

We talked about it long ago. Somebody finally did it. SCIgen generates papers, and has one accepted at a "conference". I am betting it is possible to beef it up to the point it can generate a paper that can be accepted at a real (but mediocre) systems conference.