Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site
What you are really saying is that Oracle knew Oregon's exchange would be a POS before they even signed the consulting contract because of the lack of Oregon bureaucrat skills, but they took the contract anyway because they knew they could as they say MILK IT!
Since they knew full well it would fail, they would document everything to the hilt, including specific warnings, while padding up the consulting, knowing full well that they would never finish the job, but would get paid a pile of money anyway to add to Larry's billions.
Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?
At least according to Rush.
Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
Zero guns in civilian hands = more guns in criminal hands.
Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US
It is widely reported in So. Cal. media that 25% of Los Angeles County's smog comes from Asia/China.
Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid
After 10 years of HEAVY security articles & discussion, remind me again why ANY critical infrastructure SCADA system should be allowed to be online?
Come on now. Why? Are we talking total incompetence at the top of these orgs and their watchdogs?
Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?
Observation from Orange County, California: Kids who do well have parents who literally taught their kids to read and write BEFORE they entered a classroom.
I have seen all races in this group, though some more than others.
It is strictly a parental issue in believing in education and starting it at home, where it must start by example.
Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?
Loved everywhere, supplier lively elixirs including ordinary hard apple cider for safe hourly consumption and likely to be the person to run the local waterworks as society then progresses.
IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches
But the IRS doesn't care. It just asks for more money from Congress to go after more citizens for more money. The IRS doesn't care about how inefficient it is. That is inherently what is wrong with a massively complex government system which is specifically designed to be complex.
There are solutions for this, but it means dismantling the IRS and firing a lot of people, so how do you think we are going to do this. Similar to the quasi-governmental Post Office.
Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty
The existing and future dominance of Asia in creating and increasing atmospheric pollutants will doom the chances of colleges here in the West from affecting the global effect of Asia's pollution.
Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium
Slashdot is hiring fired AP writers now?
How a 'Seismic Cloak' Could Slow Down an Earthquake
I call BS on this. There is a basic "fault" to this argument.
Ground can be solid rock or sedimentary deposits and the two react to quakes differently.
The 1926 Yokohama earthquake had vertical displacement of up around 9 feet as I recall from the books I have on it. A cloak would be worthless.
A slip fault at the San Andreas in Parkfield, CA might have part of your property moving North by some feet compared to the other side. You are not going to be able to stop those amounts of movement.
How Facebook and Oculus Could Be a Great Combination
"If VR really is the next frontier " I expect OR to take a lot of arrows. Few pioneers reach old age.
Synthetic Chromosomes Successfully Integrated Into Brewer's Yeast
Who will your decedents become?
Russian Officials Dump iPads For Samsung Tablets Over Spy Fears
But it sounds like jumping from the frying pan into the fire by moving to Android, unless they rewrite all the Android code themselves with the help of Russia's equivalent of the NSA.
How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370
Mystery yes, but the cargo hold with a large quantity of lithium ion batteries in a 3rd world environment, where the rules routinely get bent with 'baksheesh' means we are likely to see a ban on these in passenger jets in the near future.
How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370
Something tells me that this will be banned quickly, worldwide.
IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages
Climate change is inevetible and most ultimately dictated by the same orbital changes that bring us the "ice ages."
What is worse for the earth within our lifetimes is the adequate supply of food, fresh air/water and fuel (supported by mineral resources to do this) for a population which is heading toward 10 billion critters who have an insatiable appetite to emulate or even exceed the US & EU as their God given right!
Ask Slashdot: Moving From Tech Support To Development?
Study night and day and find a small niche with some local small software developer and take whatever server administrative task you can drum up and keep learning and asking questions until you get to "help out" in programming.
Even if you eventually don't find programming is what you want, you will find a handful of other interesting things to work into.
Enthusiasm and hard work pays off.
Earth Barely Dodged Solar Blast In 2012
The whole purpose of government is to provide & MAINTAIN a sound and safe infrastructure so people and businesses can reliably go about their work.
Instead we have people quibbling about more important issues like "diversity!"
Time to get some serious people in office who understand basics first.
Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?
Warren Buffett warned of the lack of long term value in software back in the 90s when he said 'No, I don't invest in Microsoft as I don't understand the long term value.' or something very similar.
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