The Failed Economics of Our Software Commons
They can print more money. QEx!
The Poor Neglected Gifted Child
Such program already exists. Advanced Placement, Science Bowl, International Baccalaureate, etc. Just put more money into those programs.
AirPlay Alternative Mirrors and Streams To TVs and PCs
No mention HDCP issues... Also, PC-PC streaming only works after online registration.
Vizio Plans To Undercut The Market For All-In-One PCs
It's those dumb decisions that caused them to be poor. Oh, and they won't believe you when you tell them those $5 computer runs better.
Creating the World's Cheapest Tablet
I picked up a rock tablet for free! Sure it's kind of heavy, but It'll never need an upgrade. No need to reset and it'll never loose data. Performance is a bit slow but it multitasks (it's got two sides for joting down stuff).
Researchers Build TCP-Based Spam Detection
The best way to fight spam is do what IM systems has been doing, by whitelisting. So, 1st email triggers a white list query, and the rest wil be invisible... May be do this on a per ip or per domain basis...
Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Print From an Android Tablet?
I'll sell you one for a cool $1million. :D
OpenMoko's FreeRunner Rises From the Ashes
Get an iphone.
Ask Slashdot: When and How To Deal With GPL Violations?
code contributions are usually only accepted if the contributor agrees to let the company do whatever they want with the code. This is standard procedure in the OSS world. There is nothing complex about it. the Linux Kernel is an exception to this rule, which is why it is stuck at gpl v2 even if Linus wanted to make it gpl v3. There was a big discussion of this when gpl v3 was being drafted.
Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?
iPhone compatible calendar tool
Your hospital must be big enough to have active directory and exchange. Exchange is iphone compatible! If your IT refuses to set up exchange for iphone, tell your boss to hire a new CIO. This is not how your IT department should be working. p.s. I am the head of IT of radonc, I feel your pain.
Drupal E-commerce With Ubercart 2.x
And who reviews a tech book that's more than half a year old? Drupal 7 is about to be released.
Online Shopping May Actually Increase Pollution
The british post system sucks.
AMD Hates Laptop Stickers As Much As You Do
Laser etched logos on the laptop. That why there's no label, no glue crud, and you won't have to spend 20 mins taking it off! :D
Former Head of CIA Think Tank Talks Privacy, Technology
CIA need to provide the public some awesome free service and then people won't mind giving up data for analysis. It worked for Google. If their product is foreign intelligence.. may be some service for the public regarding that?
Office 2010 Technical Preview Leaked
How long before Open Office copy the ribbon interface?
Attempting To Reframe "KDE Vs. GNOME"
ripped the bandage off the scab
Eh.. that is usually a bad thing to do.
Windows Server 2008 One Year On — Hit Or Miss?
Windows 2008's advanced firewall setting is now easier to use than iptables through webmin. I can finally configure an internet facing server securely!
Can You Be Denied the Right To Support OSS?
Welcome to contract law. If you sign a contract that says you are not going to do something, you better not do it unless you just want an ass raping.
Towards a World Wide Grid?
Didn't McColo just successfully migrated a complete world wide grid within 12hours? May be these researchers should just contract the project out to them.
Windows Breaks Into Supercomputer Top 10
a parallel language has already been readied for a while. It's called F#. See http://research.microsoft.com/fsharp/fsharp.aspx
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