top Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive?
The M-DISC has a limited lifetime warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship of the product when the product is used as directed and data is written to the M-DISC using an M-DISC READY Drive. Verification that an M-DISC READY Drive was used to write data may be required. If this product is found to be defective, it will be replaced at no cost to you. Product replacement is your sole remedy under this warranty, This warranty does not apply to normal wear or to damage resulting from abnormal use, misuse, abuse, neglect or accident, or to any incompatibility or poor performance due to the specific computer software or hardware used. Consequential or incidental damages, damage to property, liquidated damages, special damages, and any damages for loss of use or data are excluded. Defective discs will be replaced with a new, functionally equivalent blank disc only.
Well, at least they'll give your grand kids new media........
top Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive?
Your best bet is to pick more than one. You have a better handle on your needs and recovery point objectives than anyone here. Pick two (or even three) strategies that fit your needs and utilize both. Finding out you picked wrong usually happens at the very worst moment. Duplicating your efforts adds an awful lot of cushion.
top Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?
The only problem with Logitech mice is the Logitech software. I hate, hate, hate it.
I've got a big, heavy, Gigabyte Aivia Krypton Ghost mouse.You can modify the internal weighting to your liking. It's got the scroll wheel but it's big and grippy. You could also map away the scroll entirely, or map a side button for that dangling ring finger. One caveat is their software too. If you're on OS X, you need to set the mouse up the first time in Windows. It's an annoyance but it's a really good mouse. Maybe you can get an old school Sun3 mouse before they went to a wheel. You'd have to build/buy an adapter but it's be unique.
top Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut
Who the hell writes this crap? Internet cables?
top Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat
Tampermonkey lets you add/remove scripts on the fly without needing to restart.
top The Mainframe Is Dead! Long Live the Mainframe!
Then there is z/VM -- this is IBM's software crown jewel of mainframe software. This is where most shops run virtualized Linux servers. Create, start, stop, reconfigure guests as needed. You can reallocate storage among guests very easily. You can create software-only (virtual) networks for the guests. Sounds like a wicked expensive VCenter cluster.
top UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them
Even back in the 80s, I had a teacher fail me on a programming assignment because I was using things she hadn't taught yet. This isn't a 'new' problem. It's difficult for teachers to stay on top of the required curriculum and still have time to be continually training.
top The Next Decade In Storage
This isn't a new idea. Sun's QFS did this (as do several other multi reader/writer filesystems) it's mostly locking data.
top Ask Slashdot: Options For Cheap Home Automation?
So the utility company can ask for a rate hike because "people aren't using enough electricity...."
top Text Editor Created In Minecraft
Boot into single-user mode and soak up the goodness of ed, the only available text editor.
vi works just fine in single user, you just need to set a few variables first.
top The Slow Death of Voice Mail
My VM box is like the Roach Motel; messages check in but they don't check out. I'm not even sure I remember my VM password.
top Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)
Unfortunately, security is a cost center, not a profit center. That doesn't sit well with the MBA types. Security does not support the success of a business in any obvious way - so we have to use metrics to show value.
top Ford Ditches Microsoft Partnership On Sync, Goes With QNX
QNX has been
the choice for realtime OSs for a long time. Blackberry has little to do with that but they certainly are trying to cash in on it.
about a month and a half ago
top The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS
I believe the "Firewalling" comment was likely in regard to packet inspection, not port filtering.
top FBI: Wiper Malware Has Korean Language Packs, Hard Coded Targets
The analysis doesn't blame Korea or anyone else, it's the media taking that route. The analysis just lists the file targets and the information you'd want to see if you have a match; e.g.
Size: 249856 bytes (244.0 KB)
PE Compile Time: 2014-11-24 04:11:08
Language pack of resource section: Korean
It seems sans-bullshit to me.
top Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates
State Senator Scott Sales says he spent seven months working in the Bakken oil patch, driving back and forth to Bozeman regularly. "If I could drive 85 mph on the interstate, it would save an hour," says Sales. "Eighty-five would be fine with me."
Apparently you don't need to know math to become a Senator. Montana isn't big enough to save you "an hour" by going an extra 10mph end to end, let alone Bakken to Bozeman.
top Microsoft Rolls Out Robot Security Guards
I for one welcome our new dalek shaped robotic overlords.
top Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)
If all of congress truly would code (blue) it could pave the way for some actual improvement.
top Microsoft Azure Outage Across the Globe
No kidding. On the other hand, perhaps the outage was due to them not applying it soon enough......
top Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"
In all fairness, it doesn't sound like they're trying to churn out geniuses. From the linked site:
Can you really become a programmer in 19 weeks?
Software engineering is a craft that takes years of deliberate practice and learning to master. Our goal is to graduate world-class beginners, and jumpstart your journey towards becoming an elite coder. Having said that, we are betting that in 18 weeks you can learn enough programming to start contributing value to an engineering team as an entry level developer, where your learning can continue on the job. In fact, we think that our most successful graduates are those that view their first job as covering their food and rent while they continue to learn.
It sounds, very much, like what you can expect after graduating from a 4 year program; it's just more of a trade-school approach.
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