top Oracle Fixes 42 Security Vulnerabilities In Java
I need to use java interfaces every day, Cisco, EMC, Brocade, HP, IBM, Dell all use java for their management consoles, and I have to keep at list 6 different installers to be able to use them properly as periodic updates to java tend to break access to them if the client hasn't been keeping up with their firmware updates(which is pretty much everyone)
It can be frustrating when you need 3 different versions of java to complete one job.
about a year and a half ago
top Windows 8 Killing PC Sales
Both my parents have computers that are aging and now do 90% of their browsing, emails etc on the tablets I have given them.
Windows 8, while a good idea was poorly implemented. There isn't any reason to upgrade to a new Laptop/Desktop for it and its rubbish as a tablet Operating system. After using it for 12 months its a jarring experience to use on the desktop, and using the Win 8 pro tab at work, having to drop back to desktop mode to do most of the tasks makes the tablet just seem pointless if you need keyboard/mouse to do most of your work.
I'm not surprised Windows 8/Desktops/Laptops are failing because when it comes down to it, Microsoft and the OEM's are unable to give us compelling reasons on why we actually should buy one, or how they will make our lives better.
about a year and a half ago
top Mars One Contracts Paragon To Investigate Life Support Systems
2023 seems a bit soon for a human settlement. When are they planning on beginning missions dropping habitats, vehicles and other infrastructure on mars to prepare for human arrival? Those missions would take a bit of time.
about a year and a half ago
top Copyright Claim Thwarts North Korean Propaganda
When I see NK doing testing with rockets I just get reminded of the family guy episode where Peter crashes the petercopter then the hindenpeter into Joe's front yard.
"How can you afford these things?!"
top Ask Slashdot: How To Prove IT Knowledge Without Expensive Certificates?
If you are building websites, you should be keeping a portfolio of that anyway, your portfolio is your best and cheapest form of advertisement/job opportunity.
top Harvard Creates Cyborg Tissues
I'm a bit more optimistic than this but should the singularity occur you might as well not worry about the details of what comes after as by definition it's unpredictable.
I'm not at all, looking at just the USA and what companies like Monsanto, GSK and Kaiser Permanente have been able to get away with and also get legislated to protect their interests at the expense of everyone else, I'm not optimistic at all.
top OnLive Acquires OnLive
This sounds like the definition of the Phoenix Company
I have gone through something similar with a previous employer. It didn't end well at all.
top Apple Tells Retailers To Stop Selling Certain Samsung Devices
Samsung should just stop selling components to Apple...
Let them invent & manufacture that stuff themselves.
top San Francisco To Stop Buying Apple Computers
As more government and private organisations move to BYOD, where there is less control over these purchasing decisions I wonder if BYOD policies will also be updated to exclude employee's using devices that aren't adhering to EPEAT, I doubt it.
When I first heard this decision I just wondered if Apple were again abandoning the Enterprise market, because they can just attack the consumer market, which is now well and truly making inroads into Enterprise IT.
top Australia To Review Copyright Fair Use
Away from expanding Fair Use. Which is a shame.
Considering that now publications are now going digital and over the next 30 years we will see a lot of new literature published to digital media that won't be available to print, I'd say it's downright dangerous not to expand Fair Use to protect the availability of literature in digital formats.
top Does RIM's "Huge Loss" Signal Wider Handset Market Deterioration?
In apple's case they re-wrote the rulebook and turned the first question abotu every product into "But is it better than apple's offering"
Microsoft expanding their ActiveSync license program as well I would contribute to helping the iPhone succeed. Suddenly you didn't need to invest in expensive BES licensing costs, windows licensing and hardware costs just to connect a phone to a mailbox.
When that happened I wondered just exactly how Blackberry would react to the market, and well they didn't.
top Oracle's Ellison Vows "Most Comprehensive Cloud On Earth"
Also knowing Oracle's licensing model.
You buy a license per friend you add
You pay per photo upload You also pay per click when friends click on your photo You get an allocated number of status updates a month, and after that allocation you pay per message. You also need to buy Premium support in case your account gets hijacked. If you want to move to another social network, you need to pay Oracle to return your data to you.
top UK In Danger From Electromagnetic Bomb, Says Defense Secretary
The defence secretaries Netflix account shows Ocean's 11 as recently watched.
top British Ban Spikes Pirate Bay Traffic
I can't wait till the next step, blocking access to websites that provide instructions on how to access the pirate bay. Then they have an excuse to censor anything they like.
I really don't support censorship, but I'm afraid it has to get much worse, before it wakes people up to what is going on.
top Hypersonic Test Aircraft Peeled Apart After 3 Minutes of Sustained Mach 20 Speed
Fortunately, we'll have disposable people riding in it.
Finally, a use for Intellectual Property Lawyers!
top 4G Phones Are Really Fast — At Draining Batteries
Where your phone would last a week on stand-by and you wouldn't have to hang around the single power socket in the airport departure lounge with all the other smartphone junkies waiting to charge your phone.
top Movie Industry: Loss of Control Worse Than Piracy
Why innovate when you can legislate?
That seems to be what is going on these days.
top New Find Boosts Prospects For Life On Distant Moons
Personally, I would be much more worried about tidal forces. Though if it is far enough away from the gas giant...
I'd be more worried about Death Stars showing up and ruining my plans for rebellion. Hopefully they exit hyperspace on the far side of the gas giant giving me enough time to launch a counter assault......
top Average Gamer Is 37 Years Old
My dad is almost 60 and he will play Worms Armageddon with me on the X360 sometimes when he comes to visit. Does this mean he is a gamer?
I've always thought, there are people who play games, just like there are people who go to the movies, but just the act of doing that doesn't make them "Movie Buffs" or "Gamers"
top Australia Reveals R18+ Video Game Guidelines
The Australian Bishops Conference have supported the draft which is a good thing.
The ACL on the other hand are opposing it and going to fight it.
I hope more Christian groups and associations speak up with their views on the R18 classification to illustrate that Jim Wallace & his followers are not the moderate Christian voice in Australia. It's so painful to see them constantly given media attention for trying to push the government to enforce their moral agenda on the country.
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