top Stealthy Linux Trojan May Have Infected Victims For Years
A little B&E might do it. Seems the targets were high-value targets.
about a month and a half ago
top Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC
FLAC is great when the ruling lossy format changes. Keep the FLAC source at home, encode to whichever lossy format is preferable on your portable player/phone.
top Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X
I have one of those in my Mac mini. I didn't get TRIM enabled with the usual TRIM Enabler, but Chameleon SSD Optimizer worked. This is on Yosemite too.
top Linux Foundation Comments On Microsoft's Increasing Love of Linux
It's the embrace phase, but not the classic one. This is Microsoft asking for a hug.
top "MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci
Grant worked on robot battle shows before. MythBusters wasn't his first show. I guess he also has his modelling career to fall back on.
top Chinese Researchers' 'Terror Cam' Could Scan Crowds, Looking for Stress
Or just clenching your butthole. That's the supposed trick against lie detectors, anyway
I somehow think it would have the opposite effect against this terror cam, but I'm not about to go on a killing spree, so I can't test it.
top Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+
I can't say YouTube changed at all while they only allowed real names (but not really; I somehow managed to avoid it, having a short nickname already). There may have been a lower total volume of posts, but the remaining comments were like the cesspool we all know and love.
top Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+
YouTube allowed a custom nickname too, if you were persistent. But as much as I tried, it never let me actually pick the the first 5 attempts. I now have 6 alternate identities which are *exactly the same 11-letter name*. But the 6th one stuck, and YouTube still logs in with it. G+ I only use to stay in touch with a minimal subset of developers, so my real name isn't a problem. I was confused by circles disappearing and being replaced with communities, though. It's not just their policies which need some tweaks, but also their interfaces.
top Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses
A lot of tall women would reply to that!
top Netflix Ditches Silverlight For HTML5 On Macs
It seems at least as good as most DVDs I have. Some DVDs have more trouble with uniform surfaces (skies especially). But yeah, if I were to get a permanent copy the Netflix stream isn't ideal
top Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'
Anyone who watched Tim would have known, but this "article" was clearly posted by somebody who heard it from somebody talking to somebody else about it.
I tagged it "whoosh".
top Goodbye, Ctrl-S
Roughly since 1963, actually. Described in a paper from 1962.
top .NET Native Compilation Preview Released
Linq isn't missing from Mono:
All the WPF stuff definitely is, but a good chunk of .NET 3.5 and up is implemented. They haven't been assaulted by attack-lawyers yet either.
top Scientists Demonstrate Virus That Spreads Across Wi-Fi Access Points
One orker on each side.
top Meet the Developers Who Want To Build the Next Snapchat
I misread the title. Thought it said "Slashdot", not "Snapchat". Not sure which misreading was worst
top Sony's Favorite Gadget Is Kinect
It's a frequent complaint from people in the US, but outside I don't think you get the scrolling ads without signing into a US account.
top How To Develop Unmaintainable Software
Apart from the small size, that looked a lot like something I was stuck with for a while. The source for that project varied from 100MB to 250MB, because of slightly different customised versions for clients. It was written in an ancient dialect of BASIC that runs on no current system, so it had to be emulated. It could have been replaced in 6 months by two dedicated programmers for far less than it cost to buy the rights to the whole thing in the first place, but only one of us was that dedicated. There was a third guy, but he was of course an external consultant dedicated to knowing this system, and charging in limbs for maintenance.
It's possibly that the system I worked on was the code-bloated version of the accounting system above. It did both accounting and PoS tasks, and then some.
top Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake
You don't have to. You can press the eject key on the keyboard, or choose Eject from the right-click menu
top Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?
The funny thing is that even older devices (at least iPhone 4 and iPad 2, possibly others) which can upgrade to iOS7 don't have all those flashy effects. The backgrounds in popups are relatively flat, mostly opaque on my iPad, for instance. So no, it doesn't look like they activated effects my device can't handle in an effort to make me upgrade
top Apple Starts Blocking Unauthorized Lightning Cables With iOS 7
Apple overall. The difference between those 4 companies making phones isn't great, either. They're all doing pretty well.
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