Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives
Use a SSH or VNC server, and also use a dynamic DNS client so you have a hostname instead of some random IP address, Then you can control the machine directly when it's online. VNC might be really slow over dialup though, you'd need to use Tight encoding with JPEG quality cranked all the way down to make it usable at all.
I usually end up tunneling VNC over SSH, and the VNC server only allows connections through the tunnel.
Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?
I think smartwatches need a tiny joypad that can be clicked in as an extra button, kind of like old cell phones had. This would greatly expand the potential for video games, since you can't do much on a tiny touchscreen.
Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'
Windows 8 basically handed Linux an opportunity on a silver platter. Now they just need to make the desktop significantly better than what Microsoft is currently offering.
$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD
Probably the $5 wrench solution to unlock the phone.
Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?
If nothing else, making documentation ensures that you get to check that your features are sane and make sense. Nothing like documenting something then realizing how stupidly it was written, then you can fix it so the documentation can be simpler.
Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production
If I can power my laptop and get a network connection (powerline ethernet) over the same cable, that would be really sweet.
Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets
Adblock has element hiding, so if the web designer makes a <div class="adbox"> or something, that's really easy to override the CSS on to make it invisible.
Steve Wozniak Endorses Lessig's Mayday Super PAC
"Cast it into the fire! Destroy it!"
And he kept the corrupt political system of big money. It should have ended that day, but evil was allowed to endure. There's no strength left in the world of Men. They're scattered, divided, leaderless.
After the Belfast Project Fiasco, Time For Another Look At Time Capsule Crypto?
If you can't have space, you can have international ping times. Generate keys, deploy one in one place, one in the other, and keep bouncing messages off of each other.
OpenPandora Design Files Released
Why not release it allowing commercial use, and let anyone manufacture it? Availability problems have always been a huge problem for the OpenPandora team.
Why You Shouldn't Use Spreadsheets For Important Work
Spreadsheets tend to mess with strings that look somewhat like a date, it will automatically convert it to a date when it sees things like that. You need to be really careful about spreadsheets automatically reformatting your data, make sure you properly indicate whether a field is Text or not.
American Judge Claims Jurisdiction Over Data Stored In Other Countries
Stung By File-Encrypting Malware, Researchers Fight Back
Okay, stupid question time...
If someone took a disk image during the time when the virus was in the process of encrypting files, would it be possible to find the key in the paging file?
Final Fantasy XIV Failed Due To Overly Detailed Flowerpots
So how did this game compare with Final Hallway 13?
Ask Slashdot: Reviewing 3rd Party Libraries?
This is not a security analyzer, but ILSpy is the .NET decompiler that I currently use. Red Gate .NET Reflector went commercial only, so this is what's left.
FLOSS Codecs Emerge Victorious In Wikimedia Vote
Mobile devices have efficient hardware support for codecs like H.264, and using something else takes a toll on battery life.
Mozilla To Show Sponsored Links To First-Time Firefox Users
Firefox has jumped the shark.
Eclipse Foundation Celebrates 10 Years
You must be exaggerating, since GW-BASIC required you to manually type in line numbers, just like on an Apple II. Eclipse may be bloated and sluggish, but at least you don't need to type in line numbers.
Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?
But in practice, they're not. Ads are distinguishable from the content, and that's why Adblock works.
Eye Tracking Coming To Video Games
Sometimes, you need to look at one thing and type into another, and that would just get in the way.
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