Ask Slashdot: How Can I Protect My Android Devices From Hackers?
"Welcome to Repton 3", as well.
Modest Proposal For Stopping Hackers: Get Them Girlfriends
Having never heard of Jeri Ellsworth (yes, I know), and now having read about and GIS'ed her, I would take someone with the brains of Jeri Ellsworth and the looks of Jeri Ellsworth. Yummy!
Who's Pirating Game of Thrones, and Why?
And, many viewers would be happy to pay a reasonable price to download the episodes legally and watch on day of release, if they don't have the appropriate cable subscription. They would much rather go the legal route if were available - and pay money to do so. But that's not being offered as an option.
It's not an excuse for breaking the law, but HBO could stop trying to turn back the tide and instead benefit from it instead...
General Motors: "Facebook Ads Aren't Worth It"
Maybe the smarter ones don't let on that they have an MBA...?
Ubuntu Will Soon Ship On 5% of New PCs
Yep, I'm actually posting this from a Systen76 'Pangolin Performance' laptop. Highly recommended, good customer support (via a System 76 section on the 'Official' Ubuntu forums). Bought it with 8.04 installed, have since upgraded to 10.04.
Operators: Nokia Would Sell Better With Android
Wow... did no-one tell her she can buy cases in whatever color she wanted?
Sounds like an example of that ancient Vulcan proverb... only Nixon could go to China.
FreeBSD 9.0 Released
Can I listen to stuff on Youtube... log into Facebook & Gmail, run Java based applications or run virtual machines from a GUI-based player?
I'm kind of a nerd, but once I get my computer how I like it, I stop playing with it and start using it... :D
Linux-Powered Christmas Display Puts Rudolph To Shame
I got 'WOW an Opera user' pop up. Anything else? :)
NASA Creates Super-Black Carbon Nanotube Coating
They're gonna paint the new Stealth Fighter with it. Or, they already have a 99.999% version ready to go for the B-3 Opportunity...
Apple Acknowledges iPhone 4S Battery Problems
Once you unlock Sleight of Hand Pro, you don't need the Dual Mag attachment any more, I find...
Ask Slashdot: GNU/Linux Laptops?
I have a System76 laptop too. In fact I'm posting from one. Recommended, in terms of 'just works', 'out of the box'... I think too they are a little pricey though.
Support is good. They have a dedicated, responsive end-user support team for their hardware.
As a target for malware, my main computer is ...
Over 9000, obviously.
New Video Brings Portal To Life
I liked the companion cube at the end, though. And I agree with other posters, would have been nice to see *how* she figured out where the portal gun was from the writing on the wall. Maybe that comes in the full-length release...
3D Printing and the Replicator Economy
...that it'll take a while before the tea replicators produce something that is not entirely unlike tea
Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day
No. Find a manager or someone senior you like / likes you and start to explain this sort of thing to them one small piece at a time. Couch it in terms of value to the business. Explain that you could make some cheap changes and improve efficiency. Put together a powerpoint if you have to.
Find a mentor in management, and say you have a proposal to make some improvements. Try and get them behind you and start to push for change. Show the value to the business in what you're proposing. Estimate the cost of a downtime / slow network and compare to that the cost of your suggestions.
Either push for change with some convincing arguments (which it seems you have a lot of) or look for a new job.
Don't waste your effort on a blog. Try to change the situation instead.
Using Old Linksys Routers to Control BBQ Smokers
I'm still using my WRT54G to in my home network. What am I missing? I don't do much intra-network data transfer, and my bottleneck is my cable connection rather than the router itself... it is worth upgrading?
Skype Protocol Has Been Reverse Engineered
Actually, no I didn't. My parents managed to do it by themselves. Because they wanted to skype with my sister and see my niece. Grandchildren are great motivators, I'm finding! I know they wouldn't have managed it just to see my ugly mug :)
I still can't believe my dad managed to set it up since he regularly confuses Windows, the internet and Internet Explorer. But he did. And I live an ocean away from them. And I'd need to switch my sister, my parents, my brother-in-law's parents and anyone else my parents and sister talk to. For no real incremental benefit for them.
So again, no real compelling reason for them to switch. Hence the need for an open source client so at least I communicate with them... perhaps set up for them next time I'm back there, if it works well enough for me...
Skype Protocol Has Been Reverse Engineered
You think my sister or my not-very-computer-saavy parents are going to do that so I can continue to video chat with my niece in the UK? No.
Understandably so (although of course I'd love them too), they have lots of other demands on their time. Plus, no motivation from their end. Why should they go through all that hassle (for them), just to maintain the status quo?
No, what we really need is a open source client that can talk to native Skype clients. So this isn't a waste at all, for those using Skype with non-techy friends & family... It's the critical mass effect.
Massive LinkedIn IPO Raises Dotcom Bubble Concerns
Surely you should just ignore their request, then? I the occasional request like that but just ignore it. I actually have added friends regardless of what field they're in. In fact you might be missing out since they may be able to help you get insider access to other companies, even if they're programmers themselves. Or, you may be able to help them out.
Basically, I added anyone I would feel comfortable asking to forward a resume for me (or someone else in my network). That's a high proportiion of people I've worked with closely, but not everyone.
One of my former colleages asked me to forward a resume for a collegue of his, the classic 'friend of a friend' thing. Since I trusted his judgement, I felt comfortable doing so. Another friend has recently graduated college, so I told her to look through my network and let me know who she'd be interested in talking to as she decides how / where to start her career, and then made the introductions (after asking my connections if it was ok, of course)
I check in every couple of weeks - I get the profile change updates and will occasionally send messages to people in my network if I see something interesting that they've done.
Basically, I'm trying to build up my karma so than when I next am looking for a job I'll it'll come back around :) Plus, I am helping out my friends.
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