New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One
Comparison: Linux Text Editors
I've never understood why this war continues. Emacs and Vim unequivocally have a GUI. Status bars, split window, auto complete drop downs. Yet if you even talk about improving them the pitchforks come out.
It seems like they're so firmly wedded to the idea GUI=mouse that they can't even think straight.
Getting Back To Coding
I was with him until he said use Subversion if it does what you need. I can't agree with that. Cheap forking is so superior that you have to learn it at some point.
Critics To FTC: Why Do You Hate In-App Purchasing Freedom?
Your idea falls apart when ALL the games have in-game purchasing.
4K Displays Ready For Prime Time
At that res I really want at least a 32~37 inch screen.
Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?
We're a long long long ways away from a totally autonomous car. The first self driving cars will definitely require a driver.
Congress Unhappy With FCC's Proposed Changes To Net Neutrality
We're not in a situation of light regulation though. Who can lay down lines is heavily regulated at the local level.
So simply telling the FCC "hands off" is foolish. That just hands the problem to city politicians that can't possibly oppose the huge cable companies.
Places Where the Silicon Valley Bubble Could Pop
Half the posters don't even read their own reply.
Religion Is Good For Your Brain
The entire trick to religion has always been peace of mind. You don't have to think about the hard stuff. Of course the flip side of that is being a bad person.
I'd rather have morals with depression personally.
Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
The best way to understand is to turn the question around. Look at the methods people use to visualize code. There's no one method that's really good. You have to use several different ones.
We might see some new tricks with VR though. Stuff like call graphs would work far better in full 3d.
Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash
Libertarians only care about freedom on public property. Once you're on their land it's their way or the highway.
The only reason to "get used to it" is that web browsers still aren't supporting other languages.
The Schizophrenic State of Software In 2014
Open and mature client technologies have always been a threat to MS's core business.
The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer
That's only true for the miniscule amounts they'd actually consider. Companies exist to pay employees less than they're actually worth.
Corruption at the top has made meaningful salaries impossible. So yes most people would rather enjoy their job. Start talking real extra money and they'll quickly change their tune.
Kim Dotcom Just Launched His New Music Service With His Own Album
Baboom users can install a little plugin that replaces the ads you'd normally see on the internet with ones that we control through our ad network. Just as advertisers go to AdWords to buy ads from Google for certain search terms, they'll be able to come to us and buy these ads at half the price and still have ads shown against the same keywords.
When the corporate masters hear about this it's going to get dicey.
Algorithm Aims To Predict Fiction Bestsellers
If you read the article they're not really examining best sellers at all. A site like Gutenberg has no correlation with modern best sellers.
Film, TV and Internet have all had drastic effects on the market as well. Thus old books aren't really representative.
LLVM and Clang 3.4 Are Out
The GPL doesn't have anything to do with it. RMS won't even allow simple command line features that could be "used" by a proprietary IDE for instance.
It's an understandable stance but the result is inferior software.
Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US
It's only ambiguous to a scientist "twice as cold" is "double the negative distance from 72".
Eye Tracking Coming To Video Games
The magic bullet for eye tracking is using it for adaptive HDR. Monitors for good reason can't show bright lights. This makes it difficult to fit all the luminance information on the screen at once.
By tracking the eye we can adjust luminance information locally. This can have a huge impact on image quality.
Former Head of NSA Calls For Obama To Reject NSA Commission Recommendations
The commission recommended that the phone companies or a third party take over responsibility for storing the data.
They're just trying to shuffle things. In the process it will most likely become worse.
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