top Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted
Yes it is. It's funny how most of this thread is centered on "idiot looters", when there is a real possibility that someone grabbed a whole bunch of Ebola patients for the purpose of weaponizing it.
top Ford Dumping Windows For QNX In New Vehicles
I'm afraid I can't do that.
top Doom Is Twenty Years Old
I'd starting tinkering with computers about the time the MicroAce came out. I moved through the Vic, C64 and C128... and then to the Amiga. While I wouldn't consider myself a fan-boy, I supported the brand almost to a fault.
It wasn't until one day, in a Sears, I saw an Asus 486/DX2-66 for sale, and they were running DOOM on it. I bought a PC for no other reason than to play Doom.
I'm now an IT manager over our hardware repair and oncall function, and I owe it to the day I went "PC Compatible"... over a freakin' video game.
top The Desktop Is Dead, Long Live the Desktop!
For some reason that is the 800lb gorilla in the room... Windows 8 did more to damage the Laptop and Desktop market than anyone is willing to give them credit for. (8 and 8.1 are actually not too bad... ON A TABLET.)
top Nintendo Announces 2DS Handheld — Plays 3DS Games In 2-D
That's the battle they have to win now.
2001: a Space Odyssey's Dave Returns To Sci-fi In New Film
From what I can see of the trailer, this looks to have several elements from the old Infocom text adventure "Suspended". A human (brain) connected to a cybernetic network maintains a a city (ship) exclusively through the use of robots. If memory serves you even had to build a sixth robot out of spare parts.
about a year and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: Buying a Laptop That Doesn't Have Windows 8
I'll reiterate Newegg, and add Amazon.com. Their list of top 10 selling laptops for Christmas, none of the top 5 were Win8, and all of those models are still for sale.
about a year and a half ago
top CIA: Flying Skyhook Wasn't Just For James Bond, It Actually Rescued Agents
They practiced this, pretty regularly at Hurlburt Field, Florida... within view of the general public. Several of the MC-130's were fitted with the catch arms. (It's even had a wikipedia page for awhile now.)
So, yeah, it's cool... but it's hardly new or a secret.
top NC Planners May Be Barred From Using Speculative Sea Level Rise Predictions
How about passing a law that also states that insurance companies are forbidden to use that data as well. I can totally see them raking folks over the coals on insurance premiums for building in the "One meter zone".
top Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot
Sorry world, this week's full. Try again next week.
top Mysterious Object Found In Seabed
...Bothnians died to get us this information.
top Crowdfund a Moon Monolith Mission?
With telemetry back to Earth. Seriously... NASA could do that with their eyes closed.
Lunar Cam 2011. That's MY crowd source mission.
top Apple Outs Anti-Jailbreak Update
And yet the activesync lock-up remains....
top Apple Censors Consumer Report iPhone4 Discussions
That word has been bastardized beyond belief... in an effort to cry about how "oppressed" someone *feels*, they've watered down true censorship.
Apple made a "business decision", maybe a crappy one, but it is still a business decision. The First Amendment (for us U.S. folks) guarantees you the right to say something, but it doesn't require someone hand you the soap box... nor does it suppress *their* right to free speech in countering your argument.
China practices true censorship. People go to jail in an effort to silence them. The government shows up at the door and demands that you delete, or deletes it for you.
top Consumer Webcams With High-Quality Sensors?
I second this. The Cinema HD is head and shoulders above the old Lifecam's, and better than anything else I've seen on the market (to date). Catch it on sale you'll pay $50. (And it's easily disassembled for hacking/repurposing.)
top Barack Obama Wins the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
That is one hell of a first 11 days.
(Or one hell of a consolation prize for not scoring the Olympics.)
(Or an ironic thing to give a man who declared war on the moon.)
(Or one hell of a band-aid for being satirized on SNL)
top Cloud-Sourcing's Long-Term Impact On IT Careers
And how do you connect to it? I hate this idiotic world view that we all magically plug into the cloud and the data mystically appears in front of our eyeballs.
Last time I checked, the cloud holds the data... it doesn't get us to the cloud, nor does it process the data (well, in some cases, maybe).
They're all unknowingly implying that we're going to plug into some matrix style knowledge bank.
And if that really is the case, I guess my IT job will shift to cleaning those metal brain plugs.
top F-22 Raptor Cancelled
We can give them 4 billion dollars and have aircraft to show for it, or give them 4 billion in bailout money to save the jobs this will impact and have NOTHING to show for it.
top Delete Data On Netbook If Stolen?
Anyone remember the old-school trashing technique of using the chemicals from strike anywhere matches on a 5.25 floppy disk. Insert disk, r/w head hits surface, ignition.
So I offer, pack the shell with ohio blue tip matches. A bigger brain than mine (not so much) will need to figure out how to light them.
top Here Comes iPhone Nano, But Not In the US
Maybe the specific, full sized iPhone is the only product that that Apple is required to carry through AT&T for 5 years?
Maybe the release of the iPhone Nano would open the door for another wireless vendor to handle that product.
Just thinking out loud.
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