Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats For $3 Billion
> By far the best drink is tap water,
Uh, not in London - it has a noticeable chemical taste, compared to tap water in e.g. Yorkshire. And let's not even think about the tap water in Iceland, which smells of eggs.
Britain's GCHQ Attacked Anonymous Supporters With DDoS
That's what she said, WOOOOOOOO
Bill Nye To Debate Creationist Museum Founder Ken Ham
And that it pretends it wasn't.
Bill Nye To Debate Creationist Museum Founder Ken Ham
Please reconsider your stance on evolution before it's too late, or you will have all eternity to consider your foolishness as you rot in the pit.
Your god is evil.
Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries
> You cannot live in a free society if there is a class of people that are born with rights to which the majority have no claim.
You just described every society on the planet. Whether it's due to aristocratic privilege or good ol' money, that's how the world works.
Not All USB Power Is Created Equal
Just don't plug it into a Mac keyboard.
Amazon Jumps Into Desktop Virtualization With "WorkSpaces"
For the last year or so I've been using an Amazon EC2 small server, running Xubuntu Desktop (and accessed via NoMachine remote desktop) as my main development environment. I'm a LAMP developer who works at home a fair bit, and since I already had the EC2 server running a couple of client sites I decided to try and get remote desktop access to it, as described here:
(ps - see step 6 here also: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeNX or the 'sudo /usr/lib/nx/nxsetup --install' command won't work )
Well, I needed a static IP address to access certain things for work (private, ip-locked rss feeds for example). I had got around that previously by dialing in via GoToMyPC to my office Windows PC (where we have a static IP). The main problem there was it could be a bit laggy (especially when our office connection was being hogged by outgoing offsite backups), especially for some reason when I was using my virtual linux environment (running on VirtualBox).
It works really well - I have nice and reliable (linux) desktop environment that I can get access to from any of my machines, with the added bonus that I can demo things straight from my 'local' dev envirnoment as it's actually on the web.
Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?
I'm amazed by this thread - at my current position (where I'm now the lead dev) I have it written in to my contract that I'll give two months of notice (this was a requirement when the gave me a raise). That's not really that odd here in the UK - previously I've had a three month notice period.
Using Laptop To Take Notes Lowers Grades
YMMV - personally I learnt best by listening to the lecturer and digesting what they're saying (and, even better, asking the odd question). Writing things down doesn't help me remember, and never has - I actually find it distracting.
Medical Costs Bankrupt Patients; It's the Computer's Fault
On the other hand (here in the UK) my Dad was rushed to hospital when he had a blood clot in his lung and received first class treatment. My wife was admitted straight away for a gall bladder infection (after a visit to the GP), and our baby was born in a brand new birth centre with fantastic facilities and great midwives.
Generally speaking, the NHS is fantastic when anything life-threatening happens, but after care can be crap (for example, my Dad having to queue up to get his medication outside the clinic every week, even in snowy weather).
US Lawmakers Want Sanctions On Any Country Taking In Snowden
Jeez, remind me never to go drinking with you around closing time.
Volkswagen Concept Car Averages 262 MPG
* Don't use your phone while driving
* Keep your distance from the car in front
* Expect everyone else on the road to be an idiot
How Did You Learn How To Program?
Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Work On Projects While Traveling?
If you're in London, I must recommend some local places for you to go.
There's a charming cafe chain called 'Starbucks' - they do pretty good coffee and usually have wifi. Don't be put off by the 'crazy' names for their drink sizes, just bask in that local charm. If you can't find one of those, do stop into one of the family restaurants in the 'McDonalds' chain - they often have wifi, and you can enjoy one of our local delicacies (cheese and meat at the same time, crazy!).
Canadian Man Pleads Guilty In Celebrity Hacking and Harrassment Case
Not that famous? She's quite famous on that new internet thing, you know.
Microsoft Working With Suppliers on Designs for Watch-Like Device
I bought a Casiq watch in Nicaragua - that's not a typo, it was a clear ripoff of the classic 80s Casio digital watch, with just the 'q' in the logo different (as I recall, logo copying is easier to prosecute than actual design / circuit copying). It cost me a couple of dollars, and:
* survived a little swim when my kayak upturned
* still worked at least 3 years later on the same battery
* had an awesome upgrade from the original in the form of multicoloured LEDs that pulsed randomly when the alarm went off. Wrist disco FTW.
Microsoft Creative Director 'Doesn't Get' Always-On DRM Concerns
You win the internet.
Tesla Motors Battles the New York Times
When was the last time anybody said "wow, look at that BMW"? Just sayin'.
Petition For Metric In US Halfway To Requiring Response From the White House
"I don't remember"
" I've had many many hundreds of UK beers"
Could be related.... :-)
Fetuses Caught Yawning In 4D
Open your mind.....
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