top The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots
Is that the Super Intelligent Aliens seeded earth and watching the planet like we watch a Petri Dish.
top Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents
Indeed! Why Not?
top Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents
Get with your local government to put a "no through traffic" sign and have fines for violating it
top The GPLv2 Goes To Court
From the Article:
"3. Does the GPLv2 include a patent license?"
No. And THAT is why we have the GPLv3, to head off patent problems (among other things)
top Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python
You should program in Python because it's a great language.
top Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools
I know it's being tried at some colleges and high schools, but it would not surprise me if mandatory sensors that communicate to central monitoring station at games and practices are required in the future.
I'd imagine that a threshold of G's and number of times during play time or practice will require the player to sit out for a period of time or for the game/practice.
Only a matter of time.
top BitTorrent Unveils Sync 2.0
Just an FYI...
Bittorrent Sync does not use the bittorrent protocol.
top Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power
Geeze, we couldn't get TWO votes...one of which was a Democrat? (Nelson of Florida)?
top President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility
Would this apply to Paid peering agreements? Or Just settlement free connections?
What is the "core" of the internet (as he described)?
Not that I'm against the idea, but I want to know what exactly it means? It seems incredibly hard to find specific definitions of how and where rules would be applied.
top LHC Data Generation Expected To Scale Up To 400PB a Year
Very true, but consider the sources and what is generating it.
Facebook is a large percentage of the Internet.
Cern is ONE project (with multiple experiments).
Also, this data has to be ARCHIVED and ACCESSIBLE for all time so that scientists can go back and compare/research past experiments.
Although I'm sure facebook is archiving a large portion of data, I doubt they archive ALL of it for all time.
about a month and a half ago
top UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault
Like green peace is going to support ANY nuclear power options....
about a month and a half ago
top Technology Group Promises Scientists Their Own Clouds
"Many of the ideas that drive modern cloud computing, such as server virtualization, network slicing, and robust distributed storage, arose from the research community. But because today's clouds have particular, non-malleable implementations of these ideas "baked in," they are unsuitable as facilities in which to conduct research on future cloud architectures. This project creates CloudLab, a facility that will enable fundamental advances in cloud architecture. CloudLab will not be a cloud; CloudLab will be large-scale, distributed scientific infrastructure on top of which many different clouds can be built. It will support thousands of researchers and run hundreds of different, experimental clouds simultaneously. The Phase I CloudLab deployment will provide data centers at Clemson (with Dell equipment), Utah (HP), and Wisconsin (Cisco), with each industrial partner collaborating to explore next-generation ideas for cloud architectures
CloudLab will be a place where researchers can try out ideas using any cloud software stack they can imagine. It will accomplish this by running at a layer below cloud infrastructure: it will provide isolated, bare-metal access to a set of resources that researchers can use to bring up their own clouds. These clouds may run instances of today's popular stacks, modest modifications to them, or something entirely new. CloudLab will not be tied to any particular particular cloud stack, and will support experimentation on multiple in parallel.
The impact of cloud computing outside the field of computer science has been substantial: it has enabled a new generation of applications and services with direct impacts on society at large. CloudLab is positioned to have an immediate and substantial impact on the research community by providing access to the resources it needs to shape the future of clouds. Cloud architecture research, enabled by CloudLab, will empower a new generation of applications and services which will bring direct benefit to the public in areas of national priority such as medicine, smart grids, and natural disaster early warning and response."
top FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%
Until it's not.
Verizon defines "Unlimited" differently in their terms of service than you do.
top If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?
If Amazon closed shop I GUARANTEE you the Federal Government will be able to get it's data regardless of what happens.
top BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer
So what will happen is that said bittorrent uses will use a VPN with bittorrent on the network. THEN what will you do?
top Tor Executive Director Hints At Firefox Integration
Many government agencies and businesses have Firefox installed as a primary or as a secondary browser available for use (in addition to IE of course).
They also have policies against the use of proxies, p2p, etc.
If TOR is included within Firefox and they don't give administrators a way to keep people from using it on the job you can bet they will jettison Firefox as an option for their users.
top How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything
It really irks me that we teach more about the objects of Scientific investigation in school (Biology, Physics, etc) then the actual philosophy of Science itself. Sure, there is usually about an hour in HS that covers basic Scientific approach but then it gets left by the wayside.
Schools should be spending more time discussing and learning the philosophy of Science itself.
Just my 2 cents.
top The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'
Both. You can make money and have the lulz...
top Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group
Unfortunately you have to have an agreed upon definition of what net neutrality IS before you can have a reasonable discussion about what needs fixing. Unfortunately the issue has devolved into knee jerking reactions where each side's idea of what it means and when the government should or should not regulate mixed in with their own biases.
Take settlement free peering for example? When is it unfair when one side or the other has to accommodate a lopsided ratio of data transfer? When is it fair to say that that the disadvantaged peer should buy a dedicated line and move off of settlement free?
"I wantz my packets to go through no matter what"
does not address issues like above.
top Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?
If you had a Server with one port open inbound (port 22).
Would you still need to put up a firewall? I don't see why.
top Is this a blog? What exactly is it for
I have to admitt, I have NO idea what the purpose of giving Journal entries to slashdot users is.
What are they trying to achieve? Why should I post here? Why would anybody look at what I'm writing?