Ballmer Says Amazon Isn't a "Real Business"
Amazon isn't 'losing money' - Just take a look at it's top-line growth vs capital expenditure.
Amazon is re-invest revenue instead of distributing back to stakeholders, or keeping cash in the bank. Cash in the bank is seen as waste. Instead, cash re-invested is being leveraged to create accelerated future growth.
The Most Detailed Images of Uranus' Atmosphere Ever
*braces self for goatse picture*
F-Secure Report: Another SCADA Attack in Iran — This Time With AC/DC
I hope the malware writers (or the US gov't) have agreed their license fees with the respective record companies, otherwise they'll find themselves in a world of pain!
High-Frequency Traders Are the Ultimate Hackers, Says Mark Cuban
And we do have an idea of what's actually going on. Here's a detailed example of the recent Facebook IPO problems: http://www.nanex.net/aqck/3099.html.
Gimp 2.8 Finally Released
Release Notes: http://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.8.html
Analytic Thinking Can Decrease Religious Belief
UK Web Snooping Plan Invades Privacy, Despite Claims To the Contrary
Privacy and security are almost never a zero sum game. In this case, reducing privacy isn't going to help find more 'criminal/terrorist activity'; It will just cause them to use Freenet, TOR, steganography, for comunication etc. instead and result in making it even harder to track real criminal activity.
Secondly, common people are really really bad at making these risk-reward trade-offs (for instance, many people have a fear of flying, but a more rational reaction would be to have a fear of travelling to get a flight as you're more likely to get killed in a car/bus on the way to your flight, than actually flying; you may tell your children to 'never talk to strangers', but in fact that would put them in a far worse position if they ever got lost -- the huge majority of people are not evil! etc.) - we'd be better off delegating to a panel of economists and statisticians to determine the outcome.
Australia's Telstra Requires Fibre Customers To Use Copper Telephone
More to the point, the phones would have to be Ethernet compatible. This pretty much means VoIP and the large infrastructure that comes with it.
The biggest concern is probably land line availability in an emergency.
This plugin has been really useful to fix this problem: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/is-it-compatible/
Can Computers Be Used To Optimize the US Tax Code?
Sounds like a job for dpkg
Anxiety and IT?
The challenge vs skill image at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mihaly_Csikszentmihalyi sums this up I think - Anxiety happens because you're not in control (either you've not organised your thoughts/tasks as well as you need, or you haven't yet enough skill to be able to counteract it).
Exercise will help, but it won't get rid of the underlying reason for your anxiety. Find out what it is then determine how you can fix it.
The business will go on if you're not around for a day/week/month. Know this and stop holding everything on your own shoulders. Stop thinking about work out of work (turn your phone off when you're not in work (and not 'on call')) and enjoy life more.
Take This GUI and Shove It
Congratulations, you have just invented VBA and macros.
Why Warriors, Not Geeks, Run US Cyber Command Posts
A non-technical manager of a technical department will never be able to make the type of informed decision that a previously technical manager would be able to.
That's why companies like Google and Amazon are performing and scaling so well - because their IT management structure were geeks too.
DX11 Coming To Linux (But Not XP)
It doesn't make a lot of sense to me to implement this into the driver, considering no windows code can interface with it.
Wouldn't it have made more sense to just implement this at the Wine layer?
Google Logo Changes Again, Hinting RT Search?
'Google Instant' as they're calling it is working for me right now - http://www.google.com/instant/#utm_campaign=launch&utm_medium=et&utm_source=rpp
Have fun, seems to be more usable than I originally expected.
Stupid Data Center Tricks
Reading TFA, it was almost certainly because STP wasn't set up correctly. For instance, if the switchport in question had bpduguard enabled then it would have become disabled as soon as the erroneous hub was added, resulting in a localised issue not a network-wide problem.
It's an issue that many Network Engineers learn the hard way exactly once and fix quickly by reviewing their STP configuration and in many cases, introduce QoS for sanity.
"We didn't do an official lessons learned [exercise] after this, it was just more of a 'don't do that again,'" says Bowers
Well, apart from that guy.
Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?
Take a four-way power strip as well as an international power adaptor, it's most useful for charging.
UK is ~240V, so duoble check that your device chargers cover that range.
Microsoft Drops Windows 7 E Editions
Yes, except they seem to have chosen to use a browser-based ballot system, that has IE as a dependency.
Bootkit Bypasses TrueCrypt Encryption
Yes, it's a typical MITM attack.
As Trucrypt presents it's drives as block devices to the OS, this BIOS-level Trojan is equivalent to a typical OS-level Trojan.
Software Bug Adds 5K Votes To Election
The real kicker is that GEORGE_BUSH == AL_GORE
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