Linux Nukes 386 Support
If I remember correctly, don't quite a few sats run on i386 and i486 procs? They'll fall from the skies in protest! Oh noes!!
Realistically speaking, I'm kind of glad to see it go. Especially if they have been having to make things overly complex trying to retain backwards compatibility.
Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot
Thanks for the memories, Taco... I've loved /. for a long, long time.. (Though I wish I could have gotten my original user back after losing the password and changing jobs...) We'll miss ya, man. Good luck on the future and enjoy some family time!
Heart of the Milky Way Photos From NASA
Quick! Sell the location to the Melnorme before our Ur-Quan overlords detect our shields aren't working!!
Initial Reviews of Google Wave; Neat, but Noisy
Oddly, I was thinking the exact same thing.
Exoplanet Has Showers of Pebbles
I thought it was:
x degrees Celsius = (y Kelvin - 273)
Low-Budget Electronics Projects For High School?
A nand gate would be good to build with transistors since those are used in RAM and modern circuits. Also power supplies can't go wrong either (for charging a cell phone or something.)
NY Bill Proposes Fat Tax On Games, DVDs, Junk Food
How DARE you make any sense!! Those are all free things that just happen! Volunteers and all that. FEH!
Intel Threatens To Revoke AMD's x86 License
Just update the sucker for more modern hardware, chunk it to 64-bit ops, and let's relive the C=64 days!
Managing Online Forums
Nah.. BASIC was fine...
10 for $i=0 to 50
20 read $x
25 poke 22000+$i,$x
30 next $i
40 data 00 04 96 28 ...
All the assembly you needed via Basic :)
Washington State Wants DNA From All Arrestees
Now that is an excellent idea! I'll have to look into that for my kids.
IT Job Without a Degree?
If you want, I'll give you the long version of it, but bottom line is you'll have to start at the bottom (helpdesk) and work your way up. Because a sysadmin tends to work with very critical systems, you'll have to build a reputation of handling more and more responsibility with the same amount of precision. Basically, you'll need to outshine your peers for quite a while.
That being said, I've worked with both degreed and non-degreed people. Experience is the only thing that ever seperated them. Degreed people, I've noticed, tend to complete jobs more often; but I have found that they also tend to think a little too highly of themselves and ignore the people who have been doing it for years.
So, it'll be a struggle, but I, along with quite a few other /.'ers, are living proof that it can be done.