Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy
All of the software should be free software so that backdoors are less of a problem.
How does free software insure that a service you access doesn't have backdoors? Is it really that difficult in your mind to branch off the codebase so that the code that is freely available is different from the code that is actually used, or are you one of those a*holes that thinks throwing out "free software" is the solution to everything?
Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View
So what happens when the first plane has a power blip, or an engine failure? How can you land with no view?
Considering modern planes are fly-by-wire, can you even land without power? (wondering, don't know myself)
Google To Close Its American Moto X Factory
In Republican controlled Texas?
Ask Slashdot: What Should Every Programmer Read?
Also if you are a C++ program, the original K&R C book is a good read of how to keep things simple.
I agree on the K&R C book. Also would add The C++ Standard Library by Josuttis. Although I don't know how dated it is, since the version I have dealt with C++98 (or whatever was before C++0x. I'm not much of a C++ programmer these days). I also like Beautiful Code by Oram & Wilson (small essays from programmers about beautiful code they've seen/written in different languages). K&R C book has that too. If you're interested in history, I loved Go To by Steve Lohr and The Design and Evolution of C++ by Stroustrup.
Ask Slashdot: What Should Every Programmer Read?
Clean Code by Robert C. Martin, Working Effectively with legacy code by Michael C. Feathers, Refactoring by Fowler, Design Patterns by the gang of four. If you are a C++ programmer, anything by Sutter or Meyers.
AOL Reverses Course On 401K Match; CEO Apologizes
So glad I no longer live and work in the US
Sweden Is Closing Many Prisons Due to Lack of Prisoners
What the US should be doing is disarming its law ENFORCEMENT agency and let it become again a police force.
But according to Fox News, how can you be a democracy if the police is unarmed?
The Free State Project, One Decade Later
First. Killing people and burning shit down is illegal. Do not need different laws to prevent it.
Nice thing about jury nullifiication is that you can change that. Sure, the law might say that blowing up a church with black girls in it might be illegal, but "thankfully" no jury will convict you for it. That is, if they can get anyone to prosecute you, that is.
Fear of Death Makes People Into Believers (of Science)
That's OK, because American "Christians" have been pushing the idea that Christianity is not a religion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PH09hgb7DQ) for some strange reason
PETA Wants To Sue Anonymous HuffPo Commenters
Yes, and for an example of this, mention "Streisand effect" to someone that doesn't read Slashdot, and they will probably have no idea what you are talking about.
What about someone reading the Economist?
Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?
Does Playboy still have any good articles? I know they used to (some of the interviews were really interesting), but last time I picked up one (couple of years now), it had turned into a FHM/Maxim wannabe. Still the playmates pictures, of course, but the articles had become fluff pieces.
Oracle Responds To Java Security Critics With Massive 50 Flaw Patch Update
I'm sure there are enough that I feel fairly confident in my advice to just not install Java unless you really, really need it. Which, unless you're a developer or a Minecraft addict, you really don't.
Depends on where you're from. All the banks in Norway (and I think the Nordic countries, don't know about the rest of Europe) have a common login functionality that is java applet based. Meaning if you want to do online banking (or financial transactions, since I think brokerage firms also use it for login) in Norway, you need java installed.
Unlocking New Mobile Phones Becomes Illegal In the US Tomorrow
So, what happens when you need to travel out of the country during your contract time? Do they give you the unlock code, or are you forced to be roaming costs?
All of Nate Silver's State-Level Polling Predictions Proved True
But, but, according to conservative pundits, he's too "effeminate" to be right
US Navy Cruiser and Submarine Collide
*sarcasm* this is what happens when you have a Socialist president. It would never have happened under a True Conservative President. Remember this in November, people. If Jesus or Paul didn't want bat-shit crazy people to hate the socialists, why did they never speak up against it? *sarcasm*
Secret Security Questions Are a Joke
"Who is your favorite author,"
Questions like that (or favorite book) might sound easy, but is actually hard because of the "there should only be one correct answer". There were a site where the security question was that, and I forgot what I had answered because my favorite author and book had changed in the meantime (and I don't remember who I had at the time when I signed up for the site).
Google Releases Jelly Bean Updates For the Nexus S
The other devices have better hardware
Why You Shouldn't Write Off Google+ Just Yet
Considering how inane Youtube comments are, I'm hoping more people will follow your example. In the meantime, I just block all comments
Former Nokia Exec: Windows Phone Strategy Doomed
Oh, please. Read the comments for those articles. Read how iPod is a useless mp3 player because it doesn't have wireless, and nobody would buy one (except for the iSheeps) when they could get a nomad. How the iPhone is a useless phone because it doesn't have physical keys, and nobody would buy one (except for the iSheeps) when they could get a Blackberry. How iPad are a useless device because you can't do all the stuff you can do on a laptop, and nobody would buy one (except for the iSheeps) when they could get an Asus EEE.
The point is, when it comes to prediction of successful products, Slashdot group think usually knows Jack Shit.
Some quotes for ya:
Raise your hand if you have iTunes ...
Raise your hand if you have a FireWire port ...
Raise your hand if you have both ...
Raise your hand if you have $400 to spend on a cute Apple device ...
There is Apple's market. Pretty slim, eh? I don't see many sales in the future of iPod.
My guess is that early adopters will get it and use it, but for the general masses, this won't be something they get for another 6 years, unlike the iPod.
It's more than just an iPod touch that won't fit in your pocket...it's also an underpowered netbook with no keyboard. It's the worst of both worlds!
Note how all these comments got either +4 or +5 insightful?
Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution
As a non-American, I hope the rest of the States follow suit. Today Theory of Evolution; tomorrow, Theory of Gravity :-D
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