Old School Sci-fi Short Starring Keir Dullea Utilizes Classic Effects
USA, population : 318,463,000
*Rest* of world, population : 6,727,537,000
That's a rather large population who could be donating to get this made that they've just alienated.
What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?
One of the tasks here is the daily generation and collation of statistics across our various platforms to present to the clients. It contains things like the state of the tickets, number of tickets raised/closed, peak data across the platforms, systems metrics for utilisation and other similar things.
Currently these metrics are gathered manually be people eyeing up graphs and manually reading the data from them or running scripts that pull out metrics they need, it went from a half hour task to a 120 minute task, daily, as we've been growing.
I created a scaleable system that polled all the required statistics, from all of the various different systems in place, directly accessing the RRD files that generate graphs, polling our ticketing systems API to access the data, etc etc and then pushed them in to a database which could be polled easily for historic data as well as interrogated via a front end to generate the reports. It even allowed you to alter text in the report and export it to PDF to email to the clients.
After 2 years it's still sat, waiting to be rolled out, because of politics. The guys that run the reports just work from a process document and aren't really good enough to do much else. With the additional free time they have it would be too transparent that they can't do anything other than follow process but we do need them for various other tasks that can't be automated. At least by doing the reports manually they look really useful and the clients are happy..
PHK: HTTP 2.0 Should Be Scrapped
No, you really don't. Encryption is good for Facebook, but enforcing it for your Internet-of-Everything lightbulb or temperature probe in the basement gains nothing other than more complex bugs and lower battery life.
arent these the exact situations where encryption is necessary? i dont want someone sniffing the plain text credentials of my fridge as they fly through the air and then turning the temperature up to 40 ...
China Cracks Down On Bitcoin, Cuts Off Exchanges' Bank Access
Anyone keeping coins in an exchange for any longer than necessary to exchange them is an idiot.
Or a day trader
Ask Slashdot: How To Handle Unfixed Linux Accessibility Bugs?
i'll maintain it for Â£40kpa sustained across 1 single distro of your choice across its life time.
the choice is yours
Ars Technica Reviews Leaked Windows 8.1 Update
my very non technical mate got a sony vaio flip thing 10 days or so ago with windows 8 installed. he LOVES it, despite complaining non stop, it also auto updated itself this week, i think to 8.1, he certainly didnt do any registry hacks but had a text rendering issue with chrome that is apparently an issue caused by 8.1?
ive had a play and i dont really see the problem, sure its a bit different but its not a world ending calamity, i do prefer my mac tho
Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
I'm 31 and seriously looking into getting out of software development.
It was cool when I was 14. It was still doable when I was 23. Now it's soul-crushing.
I wish I was a farmer or a carpenter.
oh god this is me so much, 34 and need to get out before i kill myself or actually have a heart attack
Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Outed By Newsweek
Dude there are Mclaren MP4s for sale for Bitcoins, people are buying land and mansions with them, you can get takeaways delivered, bars and restaurants accept them, other than gas/water/electric youre basically set. Converting $500M bitcoin to cash is MASSIVELY short sighted.
You could just take them and probably live off them in an extremely luxurious lifestyle, or at the same time you could sell 1 or 2 a day which wouldnt move the market at all giving you both an awesome life style and cold hard cash.
Inside the Billion-Dollar Hacker Club
MtGox Files For Bankruptcy Protection
is this the same as the other self organizing investigation that tracked the silk road bitcoins to bitstamp?
Diet Drugs Work: Why Won't Doctors Prescribe Them?
Qsymia and Belviq work by suppressing appetite and by increasing metabolism, and by other mechanisms that are not yet fully understood
shucks, ive no idea, either that or because someone is paying someone else more for something else
Disabled Woman Denied Entrance To US Due To Private Medical Records
This is exactly why it's the only government in the world I'd trust to obey the law.
best troll ever?
Bitcoin Tops $1,000 For the First Time
shopify rolled out bitcoin as a payment method to 75,000 online stores today via bitpay
whilst thats not amazon, it's a start, who knows what the landscape will look like in 12 months!
Norway's Army Battles Global Warming By Going Vegetarian
Ask Slashdot: Easy, Open Source Desktop-Sharing Software?
bleeding edge, but is cross platform and can be interfaced with your site seamlessly
The Cybersecurity Industry Is Hiring, But Young People Aren't Interested
such a retarded word
Ask Slashdot: How Best To Synchronize Projects Between Shared Drive and PCs?
ive been playing with owncloud for the last week, it's awful, it loves just deleting all my files or corrupting them :(
Man Killed By His Own Radio-Controlled Helicopter In Brooklyn
quick, lets ban them! think of the children :D
353,436 Exposed ZTE Devices Found In Net Census
The default root password for every DRAC (Dell Remote Access Card) in existance is
fucking american spies
100% Failure Rate On University of Liberia's Admission Exam
If nobody passes the test, then it seems to me that the problem is with the test, not the people. What are they going to do? Close the university? The test isn't the goal, selecting students for admission is the goal.
We need to drop our standards and make everything in life easier so more people can pass through with out trying?
If you actually read the article, you'd know what they're going to do.
this is exciting
is this like a blog? idimmu