top CERN May Not Have Discovered Higgs Boson After All
I'm pretty darn sure it proves the existence of Unobtainium.
I'm betting on Python Eyes, O-O=====, object-oriented mayhem.
top What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?
A very early linux...on a floppy disk
top The Schizophrenic State of Software In 2014
Excellent! More jobs for tech weenies...at the cost of turbulence.
top Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?
I'm imagining a TakeNoPrisonersScript that pounds each ad with clicks, say, a dozen times. Eventually, clicks will no longer mean anything to the advertisers.
top Google Removes "Search Nearby" Function From Updated Google Maps
Google has better control of ads if they decide what you want to find.
top MAVEN Ready To Launch Today
Cheap if you ask me. That's about what it cost to delelop the 'affordable health care' web site.
top Big Jump For Tablet Storage: Seagate Intros 5mm Hard Disk For Tablets
So it's smaller than one square Rhode Island, but holds more data the the R.I. State Library?
top Gambling-Focused Internet Cafes Now Illegal In Florida
Yes. And one of the largest targeted group of cafes purported to raise funds in the cafes for veterans, but allegedly, little of it made it to vererans' organizations.
about a year and a half ago
top Why a Linux User Is Using Windows 3.1
Original posted solution sounded like a fun--if not optimal--solution. I remember an ancient Word Perfect on Windoze 3.1 being more productive than later word processors over more modern computers. Why? Software developers (I'm guilty of being one) have accelerated their gobbling of memory and processor cycles over the years so much that the poor HW folks can't keep up...despite the later's impressive results. The result: page downs are still painfully slow. But hey, I can format the document in Vulcan XML. Thanks.
top Facebook Test Will Let You Message Strangers For $1
It's hard to pay $1 if your FB account is under a fake name. One more way to pressure FBers to use a real name.
top Mars Rover Finds Complex Chemicals But No Organic Compounds
There they will find the Rocknest Monster and the end of the rover. (Warning: not funny unless you actually read TFA.)
top Companies Getting Rid of Reply-all
At least three times I've seen an off-color joke sent in a reply-all, that included a company-wide address in the list that the sender didn't notice. Once, I similarly received an excel file with all salaries (very small company).
Except for the caberet, I say 'good riddance' to reply-all.
top 48-Core Chips Could Redefine Mobile Devices
Hope they'll have a bio-neural interface. I'll need one really bad by then.
top California Employers Can't Ask For Your Facebook Password
...because FB would rather sell your private data to them and others.
top Lexmark To Exit Inkjet Printer Market
I swore off Lexmark permanently for their habit of dropping support for printers so quickly. In my case, I couldn't get a driver for the next version of Windoze after the printer model was dropped. Clearly it was a way to force people to buy a new model. I did...an Epson.
top Ask Slashdot: Using a Sandbox To Deal With Spambots?
Agree about the mindless bots. Humans don't check the postings often, if ever. I blocked a class C IP block once. The event log showed attempted hourly postings 6 months later.
Some things that help:
--Moderate the forum: heavy human labor, but works. The nonsense of most spam is immediately obvious --banned words: tricky to avoid banning legit postings. Best used in combination with moderation. But its pretty safe to ban the names of the commonly spammed drugs, expensive sports shoes and ladies' accessories, etc.
top Existing Solar Tech Could Power Entire US, Says NREL
1 gigawatt is what a single nuclear power plant might generate, and it's more than most coal plants
On the other hand, that's barely enough for one jump back to the future.
top Father of SSH Says Security Is 'Getting Worse'
What does Tatu YlÃnen know about this? It only took 20 years for his security tool to be softened by hackers. It takes almost, um, minutes for a new Apple ios to be jail-broken. Never mind.
top The Real-Life Doogie Howser
Obviously the young fellow won't be a
/. reader. For example, I can never remember if my PW is abc123 or 123abc.
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