top A Year of Linux Desktop At Westcliff High School
Um, I think he was talking about "loyal" users... not simply users or defaults.
about a year and a half ago
top Possible New Human Species Discovered In China
And when encyclopedias stopped being published... a big EMP and "poof" all the recorded evidence is gone....
top X-Prize Founder Wants Ideas For Fixing Education
top DARPA Researches
. Unfortunately machines will eventually be better than humans at killing other machines -and humans- than humans can physically be. And then men will become slaves, to other men, with machines. But it'd be pretty damn smart to make our machines before the other guy gets his, you know?
A) What name were you thinking? I was gonna go with Skynet.
B) Find someone name Sarah and make her give birth to John Conner.
top SCO vs. IBM Trial Back On Again
Really? I kinda thought A4 was sufficiently mindbending that it actually made up for A3...
top Swiss To Build Orbital Cleaning Satellite
Sounds like a job for Isaiah Mustafa.
top Spanish Extremadura Moving 40,000 Desktops To Linux
Thank you, troll. Those numbers are COMPLETELY bogus and pulled out of thin air. 1) You don't know 8hrs... I've seen much less (like a 30 minute briefing and a sheet of "use this program for this task" chart. 2) You just randomly threw in upgrades to pad your numbers. 3) You assume rebuilding applications (and the number of applications) to, again, simply pad your numbers. Please get at least a few facts before trolling.
top Shareholder Fight Threatens Mandriva SA
I think Steve Jobs beat you to that idea... it's called OS X.
top A Right To Bear Virtual Arms?
Or an Ice Cream Sandwich... but then Google showed up.
top Linux Kernel 3.1 RC 2 Released
seven years compiling...
oh, you must be using gentoo.
top Scientists Postulate Extinct Hominid With 150 IQ
Yes, whales have bigger brains than humans. That is why alien species made contact with them early on and the lack of communication with them in a few centuries will render all of our technology useless.
top Skeptics Question OLPC's Focus With $75 Tablet
It already has been proven. Three groups of kids. First group traditional education. Second is guided but loose (like a lot of decent homeschoolers - not all, mind you) and Third was kids who just had someone to ask questions of and list topics/projects. Guess which group scored better at the end of the testing? Yep... group three. With little more than the Google equivalent of a "teacher". You ever see how quickly school can suck the imagination, creativity and desire to learn out of a kid?
And before you ask... "Values for a New Millenium"b Dr. Robert Humphrey. Info is in the last part of the book. Now, when he proved several techniques that took Inner City kids from drug addicts to straight A students... who do you think shut him down? Kids? No. Parents? No. School Board? You betcha. (And that isn't knocking all School Board people...) Read the book.
top Does Santa Hate Linux?
... or a parent of a 13 year old. Wait, reading slashdot? Nah...
top Should You Be Paid For Being On Call?
Probably the same type lawyer that charges a "Retainer Fee" that is for basically being on call. He then charges per hour for time spent working on your case with a discount, depending on the level of your retainer.
top Opera Closes China Loophole; Reinstates Censorship
Somehow I doubt that publishing their "This is how we plan on subverting the Chinese gov't" is a good plan to publish.
top Chrome OS Benchmarked Against Moblin, Ubuntu Netbook, More
Sheesh, I thought it was obvious... GNU/Linux/Chrome
top Would You Use a Free Netbook From Google?
"Hardware can't be given away." Oh really? Let me introduce you to a new invention. Call the Cell Phone.
top For Some Medical Workers, a Flu Shot Or Possible Job Loss
"no serious text can get around scientific fact just to present and position their own product. (The faculty, after all, have to approve the referenced texts, and precious few of them desire to be perceived as corporate shills.)"
So you've either never been to college or you simply accepted what was put in front of you... more proof that higher education in America is going more towards the "teaching people WHAT to think" instead of "teaching people HOW to think." Most of the faculty would never purposely be corporate shills, but they will easily perpetuate "facts" that are "accepted" even if not true. Eggs are good for you. No, they're not. Yes, they are. etc. Pick almost any topic and you'll see a pendulum both in the "facts" and what is taught.
top First Black Hole For Light Created On Earth
Tell me it has Ten Chevrons around it and THEN I'll be impressed.