top UK Police To Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers On Twitter This Christmas
It also means that you're far more likely to be confused with some other "John Doe" who had a DUI when you go for a job interview. I can't imagine they're going to tweet enough information to uniquely identify someone.
top Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition
The companies you work with say a lot about your priorities. I think it's fair to send a message to Oculus that a cash grab with a company with completely different models and motivations does not speak well of their priorities.
top Obamacare Software Glitch Will Limit Penalties Charged To Smokers
Oh I don't know... Geordi was always able to whip up a holodeck program on a moment's notice in every episode I watched.
about a year and a half ago
top FiOS User Finds Limit of 'Unlimited' Data Plan: 77 TB/Month
There's a big difference between sporadically using high amounts of data and continually using high amounts of data.
about a year and a half ago
top When Your Data Absolutely, Positively has to be Destroyed (Video)
No, no, no. When it absolutely has to be destroyed, you use
top Digg Hints Its Replacement For Google Reader Will Include Social Media Content
Why are you posting this on Slashdot?
top In Wake of Poor Reviews, Amazon Yanks
The problem will be if they simply see the failure as not having enough server infrastructure to handle the load as opposed to seeing the whole online DRM model as being a bad idea.
top FCC To Allow Cable Companies To Encrypt Over-the-Air Channels
Works even better because the "OTA" basic Comcast isn't HD.
You need a CableCard, but you can get OTA channels in HD with basic Comcast service... although my understanding is there may be differences in some regions.
top Google Docs Ditching Old Microsoft Export Formats On Oct. 1
That is so not true. Gnome?
Also, I challenge that never removing features is a good thing. One man's feature is another man's cruft.
top Tesla Reveals Charging Station Sites In 3 US States
Don't bother. Some people will just keep screaming that electric will never work.
Don't confuse electric with batteries. I love the idea of electric, but I don't think (current, at least) batteries are the way to get there. IMO, history will show more negatives than positives with battery-powered cars.
top The Long Death of Fat Clients
Yes, exactly. That article is just a load of utter BS. For "exhibit A" I give you
an article from half an hour earlier. Think clients are extremely hot right now in mobile apps! Use the right tool for the job. Sometimes that's a thin client, sometimes it's thick. Stop trying to tell me that one or the other is dead. Neither will be anytime soon.
top Intel Releases Sandy Bridge-based Xeon E5 Series
Oh, come on. Why mod this down? This is comically pointing out the biggest problem with Mac Pros: the absolutely ridiculous price tag. When you can build a
Hackintosh with twice the power for less than half the starting price of the Mac Pro line, there's something very wrong.
My Mac Pro wish is for a line refresh with a major price cut.
top Apple WWDC: iOS 5, Lion, iCloud
$30. It's tied to your Apple Store account, just like other App Store purchases.
top Glen Beck Warns Viewers Not To Use Google
There are also people that still believe the
earth is flat and we're not talking about them. The earth has crazies... why care what they say? Ignore him and he will go away.
top Oracle To Invest In Sun Hardware, Cut Sun Staff
GCJ really fulfills an entirely different purpose (compilation of Java to native binaries). If you're looking for an open source alternative, you could look at
IcedTea, however Java is open source now so you could just use the original.
top How do you back up your NAS?
I'd suggest looking at CrashPlan. I started using it over Mozy/Carbonite because it will backup remote drives.
top Nielsen Recommends Not Masking Passwords
I *often* type passwords in with people looking over my shoulder at work. I see their point and maybe it could be a system-wide setting... but it's valuable. One of the biggest problems with doing this is that people use the same passwords so often. So, if one is compromised, many will be... and some may be important.
top Apple's WWDC Unveils iPhone 3.0, OpenCL, Laptop Updates, and More
The flash drive. The intention is to avoid someone cracking open your phone and reading the data without having to know your passcode.
top Java's new G1 collector not paid-for after all
I suspect it was more that no one paid attention to (or didn't feel enough will to fight against) how the lawyers phrased things until the community cried foul. The message from Sun folks was pretty consistent: the intent was to stress that it isn't ready for production.
top Sun Releases JavaFX
JavaFX is already built to run on J2ME. There's a good interview on
The Java Posse this week where they mention that.
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