top Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?
I was in a similar situation and ended up getting progressive lenses for 'normal' uses and a fixed focus pair for work distances (i.e. computer use).
The next time my prescription changes, I may opt to try something where my work glasses are optimized for the work distance but offer some minor help for reading at the very bottom of the lenses.
top Amazon's Echo: a $200, Multi-Function, Audio-Centric Device
How will they make money, no one here reads the articles anyways.
top Book Review: Security Without Obscurity
The good thing about putting the book review on Slashdot is to potentially give a "heads up" to folks about a book they may not have been aware of. In my case I am now aware of this book and it is a topic I am interested in.
I didn't even read the review. I look at the rating and if it is reasonable (usually 7/10 or higher), I'll head over to Amazon to read the reviews there.
top Mathematician Gives Tips On How To Win $1 Billion On NCAA Basketball
"Methmatician" - Is that someone who goes on a Meth binge using the blue crystal cooked by Jesse Pinkman & Walter White and proceeds to try to solve the Riemann Hypothesis?
top Microsoft Releases Free Edition of OneNote
I was about to respond with "You want to capture notes and not have them sync with the cloud" which is desired for company private materials (and for other privacy reasons). I did a quick search online and
http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/43171-evernote-without-the-cloud// shows that you can have local Evernote notebooks that don't sync with the with the cloud too (although you do not to create an account).
top The Whole Story Behind Low AP CS Exam Stats
I was going to say that I took it in '83 or '84 (I couldn't remember if it was junior or senior year). If Wikipedia is accurate then I must have taken in '84 then.
top Microsoft Unveils Xbox One
Just use a mirror (and turn the flash off)
about a year and a half ago
top Compared to 2011, I expect that 2012 will be:
I understand the comment about opportunity cost and inflation. I bought a used minivan two years ago for cash. I have a solid credit rating and qualified for a low rate. I forgot what the rate was, but it was still > 1% more than I could get with any type of cash based investment. The cash based investment options included locking money into a 4 year CD.
I agree with the having cash and if investments are earning more than the loan costs, take the loan. Given the volatility of the financial markets these days, there is also merit to buy used (i.e. cheaper) and paying cash.
top Ask Slashdot: Post-Quantum Asymmetric Key Exchange?
And if you are a Dr. Seuss fan don't forget Redfish and Bluefish.
top 2011 MacBook Pros Confirmed To Crash Under Load
I see what you are saying. At the same time, the company that takes the money from the customer is responsible for delivering a quality product. If Apple has a quality problem that has a root cause of a problem with one of their suppliers (Nvidia, Intel, Sony, etc.), Apple still has a quality problem. It is their job to qualify their suppliers and the components they supply.
I have a 2006 Macbook Pro with an ATI Radeon X1600 card that overheats that Apple has not addresses adequately in my opinion. I can use it if I crank up the fans to 6000 RPM and don't do anything GPU intensive.
top Ask Slashdot: Privacy Paranoia
What about your OS swapfile?
top ISPs Warn Europe — Website Blocks Don't Work
I probably deserve a "whoosh" for pointing this out. In case you were really asking, by "breast cancer test" the parent means that the filtering software should not block sites that provide information about breast cancer.
top Prankster Jailbreaks Apple Store Display iPhone
What do you mean "I jailbroke the phone"? I was just looking at these nice new iPhones and testing out the browser. All I did was surf to a website that my friend told me to checkout. You mean I changed the software on the phone by doing that? How? Is there some type of vulnerability that can allow remote code execution on my phone just by browsing a website? I thought these things were magical...
top The Ignominious Fall of Dell
I have a first gen iPod touch that I bought soon after they came out. The product still works great. The battery life has decreased somewhat.
I don't expect it to get iOS4 or its new features. I understand your point about the hardware. However, it would be nice to get a maintenance release of the 3.x OS for that device (not sure what number they were at) that fixed the 30 odd security vulnerabilities that were fixed in iOS4. I haven't explicitly checked for an update, but I haven't seen any news about it either.
top Cutting Through the 4G Hype
Has Clearwire started encrypting the wireless information yet, or is it still counting on security through obscurity? I had inquired about the encryption used by the service and got the run around with the eventual "that is proprietary information". Needless to say, I did not sign up.
top Insurance Won't Cover Smartphones, When Pricey Alternatives Exist
How did you insure your iPhone against loss? I am curious as I ended up with a SquareTrade third party warranty that covers damage including water damage. I would still be SOL if I lost my iPhone.
top How To Store Internal Hard Drives?
But the real question is "Did you lose any data"???
I am getting better about letting the confusion of "lose" vs. "loose" slide. When I see it three times in a single post, I had to say something.
top Virginia Health Database Held For Ransom
Since all the backup data in encrypted, then what's the problem?
top Google Reveals "Secret" Server Designs
look at the date the article was published.
I can't believe how far I had to scroll down the comments before someone realizing that.
top Going Deep Inside Xserve Apple Drive Modules
Perhaps there is some logic in all this - TidBITs probably uses Xserves.
Serves them right.
Actually, the problem is that is not serving them at all at the moment...
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