top Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents
A few speed bumps should take care of it. Get the people on both ends of the block to vote against the people in the middle who have to pass each one every time. Tyranny of the Majority trumps Tragedy of the Commons.
But then freeway drivers could organize and prevent the speed bumps.
Ummmm... And then come winter the gorillas freeze to death.
top Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices
Colleges hate letting people skip intro classes. And usually allow only one class to be skipped. When skilled students take intro classes it makes a lot of money for the school. Also you don't want native foreign language speakers testing their way to a degree in their own language.
top Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them
Is it known what kind of phone/OS/app she was using? I was under the impression that most built in video recording apps wait until the end of the video before they start uploading. In my mind if a cop stopped you while recording they'd have time to end and delete before it even starts uploading. Many phones record at 720p or 1080p making the files much larger making a cellular transfer take much longer than the video length.
I was planning to do some research to find an app that would live transmit while recording to be ready for just such a scenario. Do the built in video apps hold off on their delete until the file is backed up?
top Seeking Coders, Tech Titans Turn To K-12 Schools
Great. With the state of security on the Internet we need a wider pool of developers to sift the wheat from the chaff. Too many guys getting paid to do what they can't. With the current security awareness going on, and retailers starting to get sued by banks there may finally be hope for a bit of improvement.
top The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought
It's more likely because of the movie coming out Dec 25th.
top Windows 10 Adds Battery Saver Feature
Definitely not Windows X marks the P0wnage.
top Twitter Should Use Random Sample Voting For Abuse Reports
Hey! You forgot the trigger warning warning. Your trigger warnings are setting off my trigger you insensitive clod!
top Interviews: Adora Svitak Answers Your Questions
It is a common scenario where one would be offending for showing "interest" in others. Personally I AM interested in learning about other cultures and backgrounds but have to remember it's not always the right time to ask.
I'm deaf, so at times it gets annoying having to explain over and over how much I can hear, how I can speak clearly, do I consider myself deaf or "hard of hearing" over and over.
However I don't interpret that as aggression against deaf people, I realize they are curious and lacking a bit of tact.
I'm sure there's books on etiquette and conversation warning not to ask about such things. Good luck changing the direction of society on that one.
top 2014 Hour of Code: Do Ends Justify Disney Product Placement Means?
Where was the outrage over last years Plants and Zombies/ Angry Birds themed hour of code?
Is it the branding bothering people, or that girls are being focused on this time around?
top Ask Slashdot: Programming Education Resources For a Year Offline?
Lived in the third world a few years. A long term project will protect your sanity and prevent home sickness.
Ex-pats tend to fill their evenings with either pirate movies or drinking. I had lots of friends and plenty of personal growth experiences, but boredom can be a real problem in the downtime.
Having a bucket list of things you've wanted to do is a great idea.
top An Applied Investigation Into Graphics Card Coil Whine
Slashdot no longer the place you used to go?
While it's a bit more mainstream audience than back in the day... you still get great comments like this one from time to time.
So when you think Slashdot is dead, remember this post.
top Researchers Forecast the Spread of Diseases Using Wikipedia
I always wash my hands after using Wikipedia.
top Prehistory's Brilliant Future
That's ridiculous. Manliness directly correlates to the speed of ones computer averaged with the number of LEDs on it.
top Nevada Earthquake Swarm Increases Chance of Larger Quake
the U.S. Geological Survey has detected them regularly. They can produce thousands of small tremors."
The USGS is not one to be messed with.
top Researchers Develop Remote-Controlled Cyber-Roaches
From almost exactly a year ago...
top Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices
You make a convincing argument.
top Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices
That's because unlike the USA, Germany is landlocked.
top It's Time To Revive Hypercard
From my own personal experience I just want to say if you enjoy programming and think maybe you'd like to do it as a career... Go for it.
Every job type has a certain percentage of workers who are barely skirting by and somehow get paid for it. There's doctors who shouldn't be, lawyers, etc... There's also the elite that truly know what they're doing and are at a much higher level of skill.
Believe me when I say most programmers are the former.
The #1 most important thing IMNSHO is a continual desire to learn and improve. If you have that, you may start at the bottom but you will eventually become good or great at it.
As a hobbyist you already seem to have that, just keep it up.
Many "professional" developers do copy and paste coding, grabbing chunks of code off stackoverflow and not taking the time to understand them. They don't write test cases for their code, instead they patch it over and over whenever they run into an unexpected condition. Instead of reading through their code to spot the bug, they'll change random parts and attempt to run it over and over until they get lucky... Often leaving some of the unneeded changes in place causing more bugs.
If you can avoid doing those things, you're probably better than half the guys out there.
So if you enjoy it, you can do it for a living, and maybe do it well.
about a month and a half ago
top CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones
Quite a difference where you read it. My idea of a flash bang has certainly changed.
top Century Old Antarctic Expedition Notebook Found Underneath Ice
I hear they're planning to change it to XML for easy reading and parsing, here's a preview of it:
I think the readability is much improved with the upcoming plaintext file format.
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