If We Can't Kill Cancer, Can We Control It?
> This is the only thing stopping unfettered hoarding of wealth.
Except for corporations, which have no lifespan limit.
Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk
The distinction between an Agnostic and an Atheist does not serve any real purpose. Except, perhaps that the Agnostic is scared to admit their belief.
Instead of God, consider Bigfoot.
Atheist: Does not believe that Bigfoot exists. (reason: no proof)
Agnostic: Does not know if Bigfoot exists (though has no proof)
Theist: Believes Bigfoot exist (though has no proof)
Gnostic: Knows that Bigfoot exists (though has no proof)
The above list is ordered from most logical to least logical.
If there is actual scientific proof of Bigfoot/God, then perhaps we could reverse the list.
Private Keys Stolen Within Hours From Heartbleed OpenSSL Site
"secure commercial product"
I assume you implying that closed source is more secure.
Doe you really believe that? Why?
- Do you think security by obscurity is real security?
- Do you believe that closed source has more code audits?
- Do you believe that there is less change of NSA or other back doors in closed source software.
"IIS was never vulnerable..."
Really? Try a search for "IIS SSL vulnerability".
Ubuntu To Switch To systemd
What exactly are the bounds of SystemD?
It touches every part of the system from the kernel to the UI.
Such an unbounded piece of software violates basic software engineering concepts, and the Unix tradition of tool simplicity.
Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart
"systemd versus sysv init most visibly leads to faster boot".
That was the original marketing. systemd of course is much much more than boot.
Systemd touches every part of the OS.
Upstart was bad. Systemd is worse. Both were born as boot/init systems and are unconstrained in scope.
Any program unconstrained in scope will grow into a monolithic mess.
Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart
Upstart was unnecessary in Ubuntu. Systemd is not necessary in Fedora or Debian.
There are other ways to get fast boots, without create another monolithic do-everything daemon with spaghetti dependencies.
Basic software engineering principles (and Unix principles), should tell you that do-everything daemons, like upstart, systemd, hald are bad ideas.
With such complex, unmodular core Linux systems, Linux based OS's will grow increasingly more unstable and insecure.
Also, systemd and upstart make Linux much less suitable for embedded systems.
The choices, I guess, are:
Fork the pre-systemd Debian.
Start fresh, perhaps even starting with the simple event based init system from the most popular Linux distribution in the world ... Android.
Kernel DBus Now Boots With Systemd On Fedora
why not give up on dbus, and just use binder, which is already supported in the kernel?
Personally, I _do not want_ this.
While, we are at it, I do not want do-everything daemons like upstart or systemd. These monolithic programs of undefined scope are poor examples of software engineering, and not needed.
Ford Engineers Test 'Predictive Logic' To Improve Cruise Control
But real engineers are working behind the scenes every day to make existing auto technologies more efficient. ...
Think of this as a building block to the future.
Did Ford marketing write this?
Real engineers...working behind the behind the scenes every day... creating building blocks of the future.
That could be my wordy, but non-informative job description.
Adding, some "Airplane",
Real engineers bust their buns every day creating building blocks of the future. You tell your old man that.
The Second Operating System Hiding In Every Mobile Phone
Perhaps the article was written in 2006?
which one is the space shuttle?
Your comparison comparison is like comparing monkeys with the Eiffel tower.
Imagination Tech Announces MIPS-based 'Warrior P-Class' CPU Core
If MIPS would sell a cubieboard sized SBC, as open as Beagle, Panda or Cubie (more open than the raspberry pi), sign me up.
Passenger Lands Plane After Pilot Collapses and Dies At the Controls
Looking at the youtube video, that was probably the lousiest landing in the history of the airport. But there are some, particularly me, who would like to buy him a drink.
Text Analyzer Reveals Emotional 'Temperature' of Novels and Fairy Tales
> Text Analyzer Reveals Emotional 'Temperature' of Novels and Fairy Tales
How would the Bible be colored?
Per book should be interesting.
Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake
Unless the machine is booted from CD or USB running another OS, then ctrl-alt-del can be captured as well.
Epic: A Privacy-Focused Web Browser
Chromium is at least open source.
Can I opt out of slashvertisements?
US States Banned From Exporting Trash To China Are Drowning In Plastic
> They'll have to dead head back to China with empty ships!
I know, crazy idea.
NVIDIA Launches GeForce 700M Mobile GPUs With Improved Power Management
Every year, The Slashdot editors go on vacation at the beginning of April.
In place of news, scripts search the web for bad jokes, theonion articles or random text, and post them as news.
Most readers take the day off, and hope that by the evening, the editors are sacked and the site is returned to normal.
Virgin Launches Glass-Bottomed Plane
may I suggest
during today's slashdot news shutdown
Open Sauce Foundation Created
Fake news all day.
It is no longer funny.
I am only reminded that on April one, I look for an alternative site that is not shutdown for the day.
Pushing Back Against Licensing and the Permission Culture
"Are you trying to say that a change has to be made available the SECOND it is added to the code?"
No. There is a subtle line between copying code for development/testing and distribution (yes internally).
"Copying internally to the company is not distributing the code".
This is the general statement that I disagree with.
If you copy Windows internally to the company, is that ok?
If the company uses a modified gcc compiler, and 1000 or 10000 developers use it to compile code, yes the code is being distributed.
But, as you mention, if I have a gcc patch, and I copy the modified code to others internally for testing, perhaps that's not distributed.
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