Microsoft 'Ribbonizes' Windows 8 File Manager
Hover over a format change on the ribbon in Office and it is instantly previewed in your document. Huge usability improvement and not possible with a drop-down that covers the document.
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Linux Support Fades For 3Dfx Voodoo, Rage 128, VIA
The developer needs to fulfil as many of the requirements of the client as possible, given available time and resources. It is not the developer's place to dictate the requirements to the client.
IBM Chief: All CEOs Reluctant To Invest In R&D
Technical debt is not just incompetence: sometimes, there is no optimal solution, and you cannot know which tradeoff is the best. Then as you have a deadline, you get something out, and you hope that iterating to a better solution will not be too painful. Sometimes, I write code that is there purely because it might be needed later -- and this time ends up sometimes having been a waste, and sometimes a saviour. In general, it is not wasted, but I have the luxury to do such developments.
I often see technical debt emerge when the world around an application changes. This can put even the perfectly architected system out of position. You could argue that a competent engineer would have implemented a design flexible enough to adapt to change, but accounting for all possible long-run outcomes would be very expensive if not impossible. In civil engineering, this results in things like traffic jam.
What's Needed For Freedom In the Cloud?
Transfers involve bandwidth and so cost money. It seems that an easy and free option to permanently delete would suffice. If you care about the data and don't have a copy under your own control then that's your problem.
Is Software Driving a Falling Demand For Brains?
The bulk of legislators and judges are/were lawyers. The entire system is designed to perpetually create work for lawyers.
Supply and Demand be damned, this is a command economy in this respect with the legislators and judges creating more demand every day.
That's the demand side. On the supply side bar associations dream up achaic rules (state-by-state bar exams, continuing legal education, etc.) to restrict the supply of labor and prevent wages from falling significantly.
Assange Could Face Execution Or Guantanamo Bay
It's a trap! I already own the Golden Gate Bridge and it is definitely not for sale.
Feds To Adopt 'Cloud First' IT Policy
My dad spent most of his career as a developer for a federal agency. He always lamented that the direction of the organization would change according to electoral results. Not so much because R's and D's disagree on how to run IT, but because a new regime means new appointees at the top. The tendency is for them to advocate for the latest and greatest (buzzword) so that they can show cool bullet-points for their bosses. In reality, the IT planning/testing/implementation cycle in a federal bureaucracy turns out to usually be longer than the election cycle so the impact is minimal. By the time it's conclusively proven that the .NET/Java/Oracle/Cloud solution does not work, there's a new boss in place and a new hype-cycle to chase.
Facebook's Zuckerberg To Give Away Half His Cash
So, he should just create jobs for the sake of creating jobs? What would the job description be, "Head of Wall Staring?"
"Head of Road Building" seemed to work out pretty well for the country in the New Deal.
Cybergang Compromises Every ATM In Russian City
Except of course when a large North American army is passing through Kamchatka.
Sarah Palin 'Target WikiLeaks Like Taliban'
er.. well.. yeah not so much.
Microsoft Says Kinect Left Open By Design
Words are cheap, including (often deserved) anti-MS comments on /. MS could very easily go the Apple/Sony route and push updates in an attempt to break third-party software that uses Kinect. If they do not do this, they deserve some credit for defying the 'my use case only' approach that appears to be the trend in consumer electronics these days.
Is Linux At the End of Its Life Cycle?
Linux servers also have Linux admins who are paying attention to security. Windows desktops for the most part, do not.
200 Students Admit Cheating After Professor's Online Rant
I guess that's just a business school thing?
Nope. I've taken tons of business and econ classes and have never seen a mid-term or final that came from the textbook publisher. It's a pretty mediocre prof who would rely on such a crutch.
Swedes Show Intel Sandy Bridge Running BIOS-Successor UEFI
And it really does load 2TB drivers.
Will Netflix Destroy the Internet?
Streaming Netflix has NOTHING last time I used it on my Roku box. I only found some of the worst b-rated movies and documentaries and a tiny amount of semi-new releases. No Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark...nothing.
1. It is getting better. Roku also has a new Netflix interface that makes things way easier to find.
2. Selection is WAY better than basic cable, which comes in at at least twice the price.
2010 Election Results Are In
Guards! Take this man away.
How Technology Gets the News Out of North Korea
Let me give you just one example. A doctor goes to NK to treat cataracts using a simple procedure. He cures the blindness of a hundred people in one sitting. When they take the bandages off, the first thing they do when they can see is rush past the doctor to worship the pictures of the Dear Leader and the Great General and thank them for the gift of sight.
Parent is referring to "Inside North Korea", a National Geographic documentary by Lisa Ling. It's on Netflix instant right now. Happened to catch it last night, and it's a rare and interesting view inside the country.
Predicting Election Results With Google
Because nowadays most Americans only watch/read sources that they already agree with.
BSG Prequel Series Caprica Canceled
I guess the travesty that was Caprica makes more sense now. Thanks for posting this. Reminds me of this PA.
BSG Prequel Series Caprica Canceled
Where's the lovable characters that just make bad decisions.
More importantly where's the robot fighting?
This show had such promise, origin of life in the cylons and all.. Unfortunately they instead decided to do 20 hours of grieving parent scenes bookended by a scattered story about religious revolutionaries.
This show was not canceled because of the business model of the cable networks as suggested in TFA. It was can canceled because it sucked.
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