Experience the New Slashdot Mobile Site
Perhaps brusquely put, but yes, many of the complaints voiced in the comments to this article are the same as the last time there was an article on the new mobile site. Like the shortened summa...
Slashdot Mobile: Now For Tablets As Well As Phones
Oh, yes, I'm so tired of that. ..and the mbeta site is weirdly proportioned on my galaxy tab. Looks like I'm getting the "ancient nokia" version stretched to fill a 10 inch screen. Just gimme the desktop site already.
Apache Patch To Override IE 10's Do Not Track Setting
Well, yes. Expecting ad agencies to honor DNT seems about as clever as firewalling based on the April fool's "evil bit". In both cases, the people doing something you don't want have to choose to honor your wish. Good luck with that.
Cops Can Crack an iPhone In Under Two Minutes
In my mind it doesn't even matter if cut off body parts are actually usable for biometric authentication. Any self-respecting thug who has seen Demolition Man, Minority Report, or one of the many others, will have to try the trick for himself just in case the people who said it didn't work were just trying to keep the competition in the dark..
The correct number of shoes to own:
The human body was designed?
Global Christianity and the Rise of the Cellphone
According to wikipedia, the complete bible was available in "Norsk" (that's Norwegian for "Norwegian") in 1930, and it has been available in Danish (readable by any literate Norwegian at the time) since 1550. We're even lutheranian protestand christian by constitution, god damn it..
Schools Buy .xxx Domains In Trademark Panic
Indeed. The Norwegian writer, law professor, and early adopter Jon Bing had bing.no for years before Microsoft bought it from him for an undisclosed sum. Everyone's happy.
Though I suppose in a "no TLDs" world where he had .bing, Microsoft would just have named their search engine something else..
Linux Kernel Developer Declares VirtualBox Driver "Crap"
Sounds like a good idea. Would you like to work on this?
Ubisoft Announces Music Game For Real Guitars
It's not that different from a skilled typist still looking at his hands once in a while. Besides the force of habit and natural tendency to look at your hands while working, it sometimes helps improve accuracy. I can type blind, but I often look down when typing in a new password. I can also play blind, but when it's not a very well rehearsed riff, I feel that looking at my left hand improves my accuracy and helps me focus on what I'm doing.
(but of course, if you're playing a guitar by vision alone, you're no better than the hunt-and-peck typist)
After IPv4, How Will the Internet Function?
..and if they also have 3G ipads to go with those iphones, they count as three "coverage" people.
Android Phones Get Virtualization
I like having two phones, so I can turn the work phone off and leave it at my desk when I go home for the day.
Building the Zero-Fatality Car
Time to buy a red Barchetta and an old farm in the country..
Sentence Spacing — 1 Space or 2?
The way around this is to _indent_ with tabs and _align_ with spaces.
1-in-1,000 Chance of Asteroid Impact In ... 2182?
Like "UFO 2: Flying"?
4th of July to me mostly means ...
As a Norwegian, I'll be celebrating Queen Sonja's birthday. ..or possibly sleeping off the drunk I'm about to have tonight..
Software SSD Cache Implementation For Linux?
Parent: +1 insightful
Unfortunately, the ReadyBoost concept seems to be patented in the US. Don't know if this patent still applies when the SSD is actually faster in every way than the moving platter disk, however. The clever trick of ReadyBoost was realizing that an USB drive could deliver a small file faster than a hard disk's seek time, so you save time even if the disk has a better sustained data rate over time for big reads.
Sum of my now-open windows, desktops, terminals:
I hate overlapping windows, and also never minimize anything except pidgin, so my 40ish (stopped counting after 30) open windows are currently spread over 7 dual 1600x1200 virtual desktops. And that's counting rdesktop as one open window.
How Many Admins Per User/Computer Have You Seen?
I wouldn't accept a job where I'd be the only admin. For one thing, the company won't be set to handle my vacation time or any sick leave in a way I'm comfortable with. More importantly, I find that being the only guy who works with something gets old fast. I want someone to discuss ideas with who actually understand what I'm saying and can provide valuable input.
When Developers Work Late, Should the Manager Stay?
I love it when the boss or project manager takes this role. In addition to reminding people to eat, this person should also be in charge of making people go home to sleep, so we can continue in a useful manner tomorrow and maybe the day after.
When installing road user charging systems, the project manager also makes a fine test car driver.. :)
Where Are the Cheap Thin Clients?
I'm much more happy with ours after we moved the servers to RHEL (and ~5 years more recent hardware).. We even get proper Gnome now :)
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