I think next winter will be:
I expect a colder winter for Europe and a less cold one for North-America.
City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros
The article says the city of Turin is planning to convert their ageing PC fleet to Linux. Hardware problems will be the inevitable result.
The State of ZFS On Linux
The Linux implementation lacks support for the Archive, Hidden, ReadOnly, and System file attributes; those are needed for MS-DOS support:-]
Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?
It is really a commercial question of where a distribution should focus its development efforts and where it can get revenues. Windows NT is a kernel too, but the desktop and server packages command quite different prices and embedded Operating Systems usually don't command a fee per device sold, just a flat fee for the manufacturer.
Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?
Practical programming skills have limited value and obsolesce quickly.
Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"
The inestimable Lord of Hosts hath decreed that 999,999 bittes per seconde shall be all that thou needest as thou surfest the Interweb.
Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store
Quality Control may sound like a good idea....and Microsoft should apply it to their own products or maybe even their own app store, but allow competitor's software to run on their wares.
A New Homegrown OS For China Could Arrive By October
If it's supposed to be available in October, that sort of implies that they've been beta testing for a year, now.
3 Years In, a "B" For Tim Cook's Performance at Apple
I guess he'll just continue Apple on its present course, just like Steve Ballmer did at Microsoft.
Do Dark Matter and Dark Energy Cast Doubt On the Big Bang?
The ingredients for creating your own univerel:
- 26 % dark matter
- 69 % dark energy
- 5 % dark magic
Wiring Programmers To Prevent Buggy Code
The procedure is just a variant of letting the programmer write a piece of code and then hook him/her up to a polygraph and interrogate her/him if the code has any bugs, and if it does, in which source file and line number....
Comparison: Linux Text Editors
Well, you have a choice of vi and emacs on Unix, with pico being for beginners. There are other editors, and learning their names is a good way to train your memory.
CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress
Agents do the spying.
Politicians do the lying.
The Milky Way Is Much Less Massive Than Previous Thought
Now if the amount of normal steller mattter is known and the galaxy has only half the mass estimated earlier, that should make the amount of unexplained 'dark' matter a whole lot smaller....
Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?
Take a good look at your exposed host. Install only the software that the clients will need and make sure only the essential ports have services listening on them.
Now there is no traffic left for your firewall to filter (except connections to your internal network going through a different interface).
Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper
Say goodbye to our forests if this tech should ever become widespread.
Math, Programming, and Language Learning
Not everybody needs to understand computers. Almost nobody needs to 'use' a computer.
Some arts colleges have courses where you can study 'User eXperience Design'. No computing required - just bring some crayons and paper and study old paintings for inspiration.
Math, Programming, and Language Learning
A more fruitful question to ask is how many classes in informatics subjects a mathematics student should take to warrant a degree in Computer Science (instead of general or applied mathematics).
Informatics consists mostly of GÃdel's incompleteness theorem and Turings halting problem with a bit of propositional logic and lamda calculus thrown in; the rest of computer science is really electronics. A few experiments in electronics and programming may help students to visualise the theory a bit.
Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?
Any more than that would make it Megasoft.
Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?
Join the army for a job for the rest of your natural life.
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