Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?
I like my tech magazines and news digital. I like my Muscle & Fitness and Popular Science in print. It's personal preference really.
You Will Get DirectX 11.2 Only With Windows 8.1
is [DirectX 11.2] going to help Microsoft convince people to ugprade or will make them angry?
That's my secret... I'm always angry.
iPhone Apparently Open To Old Wi-Fi Attack
That and "BTWiF" which makes no sense. It's supposed to be "BTWifi" which is BT's public WiFi network.
United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea
Yes, it is an alpha emitter. But it and its decay products also produce plenty of gamma. See http://www.csupomona.edu/~pbsiegel/decaychain/U235.html . You build a detector to detect the gammas at the particular frequencies that U235 emits at and bam - you've got a detector that will detect U235 and nothing else. Also, gammas are highly penetrating, so unless that cargo container is lined with a significant amount of lead, you will detect something if its there.
Hitachi's Tiny Robo-Taxi Carries 1 Passenger and No Driver
I ended up in Tsukuba a few years back in the middle of the night, lost, with no GPS, and I don't speak a lick of English. I finally found a bus station and waited for a half-hour in the cold before one came by. I got on and it was just me and the driver and he spoke no English. Finally, by sketching out landmarks near my hotel, he managed to figure out where I needed to go and let me off at the nearest stop with some gestured-directions.
Anything that would have made that experience more pleasant is gladly appreciated.
Cubans Evade Censorship By Exchanging Flash Drives
I don't know, but I'd guess he meant Michael S. Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg.
Smartest Light Bulbs Ever, Dumbest Idea Ever?
Not as much as you think. Using lightbulbs to heat the air near the ceiling, where hot air naturally convects to anyway, is just a waste. Only if you have a way to efficiently recirculate air from around the light fixture to where you're at will you see a benefit. Otherwise, most of it will be lost up to the attic and then outside.
OpenSUSE 12.3 Is Out
Don't forget the Evergreen project for extended support then. I just started using it with a 11.4 box a couple of months back and so far, so good.
OpenSUSE 12.3 Is Out
I've been with openSUSE since the 8.x days and I've had multi-monitor the entire time. As I recall, 10.3 was good, as was 11.1 and 11.4. 12.3 has been excellent so far, especially since it is really more of a service pack for 12.2.
Canadian Newspaper Charging $150 License Fee To Publish Excerpts
aren't they the only warp-capable race to buy their first drive?
Citation needed. Seriously, I don't remember that and I'd like an excuse to re-watch a good episode of Trek.
In Wake of Poor Reviews, Amazon Yanks SimCity Download
Wow... your hate of EA is old enough to drink... and older than a lot of the 7-digit UIDs on /.
Salt Linked To Autoimmune Diseases
The problem with your argument is the "2.5 million years". That somewhat arbitrary timeframe allows you to make the argument that high-fat meat-based diets are ideal. However, if you consider the "diet" of all of our ancestors back to the dawn of life on Earth, roughly 4 billion years ago, you'll find that most of our ancestors over that time were simple organisms that ingested simple sugars - a diet that would kill us today.
At the other extreme, our species has only existed for around 50k-200k years and if we've been eating grains for 10-20k of that, then we've had grains in our diet for around a quarter of the time of our existence.
Either way, its hard to infer what we should eat based off of what our ancestors ate. They weren't us and we're not them.
Microsoft Restores Transfer Rights To Office 2013
Ah, Clippy--the Jar Jar Binks of software.
"Meesa thinks yousa tryin' to write'a letta."
RSA: Self-Encrypting USB Hard Drives for all Operating Systems (Video)
Please explain something to me. The Apricorn drives use a ten digit keypad to enter a (maximum) 15-digit key. That gives a key space of approximately 50 bits (log(10^15)/log(2)). They why do they advertise the drive as using 256-bit security? Why not just implement a 64-bit algorithm? That is still a greater level of security considering the passkey.
Tax Peculiarities Mean Facebook Paid No Net Taxes For 2012
This is normal in that generally, in the US tax code, you can defer paying taxes by paying employees more, by making investments, etc. Only if that dollar you collect becomes profit do you generally pay taxes on it.
It's not a rich vs poor thing either. Poor people get tax benefits in the form of the EIC and the personal deduction. Middle income earners get to deduct health care expenses and certain job expenses (uniforms, union dues, sometimes use of a vehicle).
The point is that everyone gets tax breaks and the reason why is that our tax code is crazy complicated. Facebook will pay their share eventually, but it's just not going to be on their 2012 return.
Retail Copies of Office 2013 Are Tied To a Single Computer Forever
0.1% who actually use those deep-down-and-buried features which the rest of us don't even know exists.
Everyone always says this when comparing other office suites to MS Office, but can you give an example of something you can do with MS Office that you just can't with LibreOffice?
Ask Slashdot: Name Conflicts In Automatically Generated Email Addresses?
Some of those points are just stupid.
"People’s names fit within a certain defined amount of space."
And I do not believe that some people have infinite names. That is obviously untrue.
That does not imply that their names are of infinite length, only that if the array you choose to store names in is of length N, there could be someone with a name of length N+1. No infinities, but you still can't store their name.
Why a Linux User Is Using Windows 3.1
I loved Warp 4. I got a copy of it and Windows 95 at the same time and Warp was light years (pun intended) ahead of Microsoft. The built-in voice recognition worked and that was a decade and a half before Siri. If you moved a program, the links (shortcuts) would automatically adjust. There were so many other nice features that Windows was just missing. But Warp only supported 16-bit Windows (i.e., v3.1) apps and that made compatibility a nightmare, which is why I eventually deleted the Warp 4 partition and moved fully to 95.
Why a Linux User Is Using Windows 3.1
No one has to move off XP.
Well, technically, Microsoft someday will shutoff the activation servers and you will have to move off XP then. 98 and 2000 are a different story since you don't have to phone home to use it. (Yes, hacked copies of XP can run forever, but I'm talking about using it without breaking the EULA.)
How Verizon's 'Six Strikes' Plan Works
what is the point of "avoiding paying for" transformers 3 or harry potter? I mean can you not afford the massive 4 dollar price or whatever that they charge you to watch this stuff online?
Have you seen Transformers 3? I guarantee you that at $4 it's roughly $6 over-priced.
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