top Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?
Wow. The core of Chef is Erlang which allows modules to load in ruby,perl, python or whatever you want. The client is in ruby.
Excluding the top tools on the market because of zealotry against the language? Wow.
top Can Ello Legally Promise To Remain Ad-Free?
Microsoft could infiltrate the FSF and issue a GPL 4. All those GPL "OR ANY LATER VERSION" are at the whim of the FSF being a benevolent organization in the future.
Conspiracies are hard to pull off.
top Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?
We have a Cradlepoint MBR1200B with Verizon LTE service as tertiary fail over for our headquarters. The router is about $800 for router + modem + replacement 4G antennas. $500 for a static IP from Verizon. $50 a month for a sim and basic service. (If we ever need it, we expect to pay overage.)
top If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?
Use meta cloud scaling tools like RightScale or Scalr. Create hybrid cloud solutions across AWS, RS Cloud, Google, Azure.... doesn't matter.
top Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World
And completely forgetting that both Puppet and Chef are both ruby based and not going anywhere. Rails may die.
top Chicago Red Light Cameras Issue Thousands of Bogus Tickets
The article doesn't list the days in question.
There are certain days in the winter where there are icy conditions and cars slide through lights or rolling right turns for safety reasons. Of course, the cameras don't care.
top Grace Hopper, UNIVAC, and the First Programming Language
Whoosh. (You guys are +5ing bad facts again). The point the AC is trying to make is that Admiral Grace Hopper has a title, and it should be used to honor her career.
Also, the Commodore to Rear Admiral changed occurred in 1985, and Admiral Hopper was involuntarily retired in 1986.
top Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots
Compelled vaccination would fall under implied power. Random fact of the day: ICE's jurisdiction is an implied power.
Here are the relevant parts of the constitution:
"Implied powers are which can reasonably be assumed to flow from express powers, though not explicitly mentioned. The legitimacy of these powers flows from the "General Welfare" clause in the Preamble, the "Necessary & Proper Clause", and the "Commerce Clause." " (Quote from Wikipedia)
top The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"
One company I worked at had a Flavia machine. Flavia is expensive as hell but the packages always work. Then they got rid of it for regular coffee. I left. (One of many reasons).
The next company had regular coffee and then "upgraded" to a Keurig machine. Every other day the machine would overflow is some spectacular fashion. I left.
My current company had regular coffee,was acquired and a perk of the new megacorp is Flavia machines in every office. Happy bee.
The patent on the Keurig has run out, so they are going to try and borrow the playbook from HP/Lexmark/et all? Hahaha. Sell short.
top POV-Ray Is Now FLOSS
Nasty, nasty license. GPL used to cause lawyers to run around with the flamethrowers, then they learned all the nuances and all was well. AGPL? Now they run around with flamethrowers and nukes. As they should...
Urban Terror Code Stolen
The entire source tree for a git repository is in git clone, with the magic sauce of "--mirror" to get the full repository. This is an advantage for open source distributed teams, but not a great methodology for closed source development like this was.
top Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function
Quite simply, the main feature Microsoft has been touting to advertisers is the ability to detect who is in the room and target ads accordingly. The gold mine is not in Kinect for games, its for the TV/Video/Music/Netflix/Hulu consumption and the "big data" of being to tell that there is a 30-35 white male (recognized and tracked via Bing), 30-35 white female (Not logged in but we know her profile), and another 25-30 female guest that we have an 90% confidence is person Y who has a bing account. Lets target Ad X, Y and not Z.
MS will put Nielsen to shame with all that mineable data. There will be still be people who leave the MS eye on all the time, at least now you have the option to unplug it.
top Oracle Quietly Switches BerkeleyDB To AGPL
Why is this not LGPL? (Keep the "viral" self contained to the library), or GPL (Application level viral-ability). AGPL? That "infects" everything (Airborne meta-viral!)
Either the developers/lawyers at Oracle don't understand their own product
... or worse that they are nefariously trying to end of life BDB. about a year and a half ago
top RMS, Aaron Swartz Among 2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductees
Fueled the user collaboration and sharing trend as founder of Wikipedia
Uh, what the hell?
about a year and a half ago
top Wordpress Sites Under Wide-Scale Brute Force Attack
No, the wp-admin folder is rather hard coded.
about a year and a half ago
top Getting a Literature Ph.D. Will Make You Into a Horrible Person
Saw this on facebook the other day, seems very relevant:
http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1144 about a year and a half ago
top How That 'Extra
.9%' Could Ward Off a Zombie Apocalypse
You do realize that the SRB bands were completely redesigned following Challenger? Not just add a third O ring and be done?
A retainer band around the pins, longer pins, changing the mating feature (Clevis and Tang) from a U to more an S to further prevent gases from escaping. And joint heaters for cold weather.
about a year and a half ago
top New Bill Would Require Patent Trolls To Pay Defendants' Attorneys
Create a federal patent court circuit with knowledgeable judges, and be specific to exclude the eastern district of Texas for systematic bias.
top DHS Can Seize Your Electronics Within 100 Mi.of US Border, Says DHS
Further, the US Constitution doesn't grant the federal government immigration authority. It is an "Implied Power"
top Dell Going Private In $24.4 Billion Agreement
Substitute Michael Dell for Sam Zell, and Dell Company for Tribune Company. Here lies the future...
Never trust guys with names that end in 'ell'
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