The Energy Saved By Ditching DVDs Could Power 200,000 Homes
For my house:
The phones/tablets that the kids use take less power than the 2011 laptops.
The lcd tvs take less power than the projection tvs.
The coax line amp takes less power than the cable dvr that is gone in favor of OTA.
My Netgear R6300 uses a max of 38W vs the old WRT54g at 8W max, so that is the only less efficient device.
Favorite Star Wars Movie?
I think the poll results show more about the age distribution of slashdotters than which movie is the best.
China Censors "The Big Bang Theory" and Other Streaming Shows
Considering China's on/off relationship with North Korea I wonder if this is a response to the episode about Leonard dating the North Korean spy - http://bigbangtheory.wikia.com...
Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?
Ask Slashdot: What's New In Legacy Languages?
Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
Sounds like you still want to teach so why not teach in the private sector? http://www.microsoft.com/learn...
Ouya CEO Talks Console's Tough First Year, and Ambitious "Ouya Everywhere" Plan
A gameklip gives you portable gaming which OUYA can't offer. A better comparison would be a slimport/mhl adapter to add HDMI out to your phone and the SixAxis app to pair a PS3 controller over bluetooth. If you already have a phone then buying these accessories is cheaper than an OUYA and you get a better controller and a larger selection of games.
Ask Slashdot: What Essays and Short Stories Should Be In a Course On Futurism?
Go to http://www.reddit.com/r/Futuro...
I tried to post the list here but /. helpfully said "Your comment has too few characters per line (currently 33.9)."
How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry
Why Do You Need License From Canonical To Create Derivatives?
Well CentOS is effectively a RedHat owned project project now http://www.redhat.com/about/ne.... And RedHat has screwed with their source code in order to cause pain to commercial derivatives: http://linux.slashdot.org/stor... so while there is a difference you can't exactly say either company likes 3rd party derivatives.
Wozniak To Apple: Consider Building an Android Phone
I don't even think licensing is the main issue. Content (and making money off of it) is the big issue. iTunes could probably be modified to support additional phone types so music and movies aren't that big an issue but the real issue is the app store. Apple makes money on all apps sold (and in-app purchases) and none of those apps would work on an android device (without a WINE type API compatibility) so your talking about Apple creating a second Apple app store with zero existing apps. They'd have to encourage android developers to submit their apps to the google play store and the apple android store. That should sound familiar because that is basically what Amazon does. And you know what, their app selection sucks. No way would Apple ever release a phone that supports the google play store.
The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory
I don't like the beta either and hopefully every story being full of complaints will help but don't forget to complain on the survey and answer the request for email based feedback too.
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Ask Slashdot: Managing Device-Upgrade Bandwidth Use?
Any particular reason you've singled out device updates? Seems like you'd be want to block or QoS all large or multi-range binary transfers. You should have a transparent caching proxy server in place (which is where you'll be able to inspect and block large transfers).
PlayStation 4 Released
Everybody keeps saying this without detailing it! What lack of streaming support bothers you? The PS4 has the standard set of NetFlix type internet streaming apps from what I can tell. Are there missing apps? If you are talking about local lan UPnP are you really even using that? I know I used UPnP for a while on my PS3 but lately all my movies that I've tried to rip and copy to my NAS haven't been playable on the PS3. They have this Cinavia piracy protection feature that automatically disables audio when play protected movies. So unless you are using the PS3's UPnP for home movies or torrents that have modified audio I'd almost consider the PS4 as supporting the same streaming options.
I'm actually curious because I'm very iffy about getting a PS4 and I'm might just go with a Steam box instead. Please provide some detail.
Google Bots Doing SQL Injection Attacks
This is Slashdot. What do we know about GET HEAD methods?
I was going to say that they return Futurama quotes but then I checked and they are gone. When did that happen?
Google Bots Doing SQL Injection Attacks
In particular, the convention has been established that the GET and HEAD methods SHOULD NOT have the significance of taking an action other than retrieval. These methods ought to be considered "safe".
Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?
Get two synology nas boxes. They support nas to nas backups. http://www.synology.com/support/tutorials_show.php?q_id=461
For Playstation 4 Owners, Bad News On USB, Bluetooth Headsets
Not supporting Bluetooth headsets for chat isn't about backwards compatibility considering bluetooth is the standard for wireless headsets designed for chat. If this really is not going to be addressed then either they are being lazy and not developing a full bluetooth stack or they are attempting to force people into buying an expensive proprietary Sony chat solution. As someone that uses a pair of Motorola S10-HDs for chat this is the push I need to completely switch to Steam.
Every Public School Student In LA Will Get an iPad In 2014
Holy crap that is expensive. $968 per iPad. Considering how good a Nexus 7 is I can't understand the thinking here.
Love and Hate For Java 8
Since when is standardization stealing? Do you think the Redhat/JBoss devs that wrote Seam complained when they were asked to create the CDI spec? Or when Gavin King (creator of Hibernate) worked on JPA? Maybe in some bizarro world standardization actually happens as technologies mature. You can look at the expert list of any of the JSR and see who these *thieves* are.
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