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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Work Schedule Make You Unproductive?

Archeopteryx I do get work done when I work late (311 comments)

In fact, I find that after the distractions of the office are gone, either because I am working at home or everybody has gone home, I can get a lot more done.

about a year ago

My ISP...

Archeopteryx Wide Open West (290 comments)

If you can get WOW where you are, they have a superior cable modem offering. They don't cap you. And when I had problems they showed up on a Sunday AM to fix them. (Squirrel chewed the wire.)

1 year,20 days

EFF Slams Google Fiber For Banning Servers On Its Network

Archeopteryx My ISP allows servers... (301 comments)

...except IRC servers. Beyond that, they're good.

about a year ago

SendGrid Fires Employee After Firestorm Over Inappropriate Jokes

Archeopteryx Why fire HER? (1145 comments)

Sure, somebody points out sexual harassment and you FIRE them? I hope she has retained a lawyer because she is going to make a mint.

about a year and a half ago

Is It Time To Enforce a Gamers' Bill of Rights?

Archeopteryx Voting with my feet (469 comments)

I bought every single SimCity title so far, and lots of other Sim-games.

I'm not buying this.

It's enough of a compromise to buy online content from someplace like Steam or GOG without also having a game that CANNOT be played offline. That's BS. If it needs a server, make a microserver for personal use.

And WORSE they can't even make it WORK? Utter crap, guys. If my professional product operated like that when it was deployed, I'd be out of a job.

about a year and a half ago

The Data That Drove Yahoo's Telecommuting Ban

Archeopteryx I guess I'm an idiot (529 comments)

When I get to work at home I work MORE hours than when I am in the office.

about a year and a half ago

Florida Sinkhole Highlights State's Geologic Instability

Archeopteryx Pump in sand? (206 comments)

Perhaps if you could identify where this was happening, it could be remediated by pumping in a slurry containing solids that would lock in place and resist leaching like coal ash and some kinds of sand?

Any civil engineers care to comment on that?

about a year and a half ago

Surface Pro: 'Virtually Unrepairable'

Archeopteryx Re:It's the future... (418 comments)

One of the tools *I* need is a binocular inspection microscope.

about a year and a half ago

LibreOffice 4 Released

Archeopteryx But what if Java is the next WAIS? (249 comments)

I think the issue that needs to be faced is that it seems likely that Java is dead. As such, it seems unlikely to me that the interpreter will be maintained for much longer.

What are the options for a project like LibreOffice?

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Undoing an Internet Smear Campaign?

Archeopteryx English libel law (338 comments)

Sue him in England.

As we all know, UK libel law, even as "reformed" presumes his guilt once accused.

about a year and a half ago

iPad Mini Costs $24 More To Make Than Kindle Fire HD

Archeopteryx Re:Only if software costs nothing... (260 comments)

If long term maintenance of existing products were free, I would be a pauper.

about 2 years ago

iPad Mini Costs $24 More To Make Than Kindle Fire HD

Archeopteryx Only if software costs nothing... (260 comments)

...Amazon has a very low cost of ownership for Android, after all. Apple wrote the vast majority of iOS.

about 2 years ago

Smartphone Mugging More Popular Than Ever

Archeopteryx Serial Numbers (285 comments)

All of these phones know their serial numbers. Just make it totally impossible to ever register a stolen serial number for new service and this should slow way down.

about 2 years ago

Feds Add 9 Felony Charges Against Swartz For JSTOR Hack

Archeopteryx What's the payoff? (252 comments)

Does anybody know what he gained or expected to gain by doing this?

about 2 years ago

PC Sales Are Flat-Lining

Archeopteryx The real answer is... (485 comments)

...that PCs no longer become obsolete at the rate they once did.

I had an iMac die the other day, one I bought in 2004. I was still using it, and it was still useful for the things it was purchased for.

It used to be that manufacturers depended on a 2 year obsolescence cycle.

more than 2 years ago

Is OpenStack the New Linux?

Archeopteryx Does this mean... (185 comments)

...we will hear every year for the next 20 how this year is the year of OpenStack on the desktop?

more than 2 years ago

CarrierIQ: Most Phones Ship With "Rootkit"

Archeopteryx Re:Doesn't Matter (447 comments)

And the number of people capable of doing a brain transplant on an Android phone is probably in the 10,000s. Millions and millions of people are vulnerable and there isn't much they can do about it other than taking a hammer to the phone.

about 2 years ago

Are You Too Good For Code Reviews?

Archeopteryx Absolutely Nobody (495 comments)

Nobody is so good that they should not have their code reviewed.

If you think you are that good, this is the first sign that you shouldn't be coding. Management Needs You.

more than 3 years ago



OSX 10.6.2 to block Atom processors

Archeopteryx Archeopteryx writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Archeopteryx writes "According to Wired's "Gadget Lab" blog, the next update to OSX "Snow Leopard," which will be 10.6.2 will block the Atom processor and will disable many "Hackintosh" netbooks. Indeed it is true that OSX will run just fine on some netbooks if you install the right drivers and ktexts, but Apple's EULA has always specified that the license was applicable only to Apple hardware. There have always been processor types specified in OSX and that has to be worked-around now for those who want to use an Atom or similar non-Apple-adopted processor, so this is likely no more than a hiccup on the road for the OSX 86 crowd.

BUT, it raises the question; Is it time for Apple to sell a license for non-Apple hardware — priced accordingly of course — for those people who want OSX on platform types Apple has not yet adopted, like the netbook?

The only reason OSX is not on my Eee is that I want to comply with the licensing terms, and wish I could just pay for a license to use it."

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