The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store
You just need to start with a need and a purpose, rather than blindly scanning the horizon for some reason to justify the cost of your phone.
I need an for X reason... I google "best app for X of 2014", pick a reasonable site, and usually I do just fine.
Seriously? You just browse categories at random?
Is the App Store Broken?
It doesn't mean the whole Web Dev "Ecosystem" is broken. It's working fine. People just have unreasonable expectations of it.
It has changed, and may no longer support the way you want to engage it... if you don't adapt, it's you that's broken.
$10k Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At Planes Goes Nationwide
"One Hundred BILLION dollars!"
It just occurred to me that when the movie came out a hundred billion was a lot of dollars.
Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy
"What it does do is raise the question of where the intelligent designer came from and how it evolved."
Just define away the problem. The designer doesn't exist in the framework of the universe. It has no need of an origin because time and space are meaningless to it.
Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy
"I have personal revelation of god and do not consider it delusional."
Well of course you don't.
Ask Slashdot: What Should Every Programmer Read?
You gotta disconnect from the tech every once in a while.
How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry
My 2009 Santa Fe might have a crummy monochromatic display and obtuse choices for button functions, but it reads MP3 files off standard USB sticks, nests the folders properly, and doesn't accuse me of DRM violations. I'm set.
How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture
Look what happened to polio culture. Not cool, man. Not cool.
Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients
I spent my youth on homeopathy w/o any major issues, and now that i'm sick, neither homeopathy nor commercial medicine are much help
For most people their youth is generally spent without major health issues. Attributing that to homeopathy is rather unnecessary.
The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates
All you can do with somebody like that is just look them over, wince, be perplexed for a moment, and then move on. They aren't interested, nor would they listen to any attempt to aid their understanding.
It's not a winnable battle, so don't start the fight.
Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Launches
I bought Diablo 3 and I got about what I expected from it - 60-ish fun hours. I expect I'll get about the same from the expansion pack. At under a buck and hour it's cheap entertainment. That's how video games worked for most of my life.
What got me was seeing people putting in hundreds of hours, and then complaining on the forums about how some aspect of the game annoys them. "Blizzard better fix this or I'm done with Diablo!" I don't want to come off like an aging hater. You know, "Kids today with their..." But it sure feels like the stereotyped sense of entitlement we ascribe to millenials.
Ask Slashdot: Will Older Programmers Always Have a Harder Time Getting a Job?
I like hiring new grads for some things, experienced folks for others. In this case I needed a Java guy for an app dating all the way back to 1999. I preferred somebody who had lived Java in those years.
Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?
I'm using a Mede8er MED600X3D. I love it. It's XBMC based with a large community of modders. I stream uncompressed blu ray mkvs with lossless audio from my NAS without any problems at all. Supports HDMI 1.4a, 3D, and pretty much everything I throw at it. The only glitch I've had is that it's not licensed for DiVX on AVI, so I had to change the FourCC to XVid, and that solved it. AVI is dead to me anyway.
It doesn't fulfill the netflix requirement, but after many years of playing "find the magic codec" with my WD devices this one was simply an awesome breath of fresh air.
The Other Exam Room: When Doctors 'Google' Their Patients
i think doctors should be permitted to use the search to decide whether they want to treat a patient at all, based on certain criteria. For instance, if you find the patient ranting about three other doctors and claiming to be in litigation with hospitals over various perceived slights... maybe they want to steer clear. Maybe the person really has a terrible track record of bad doctors and hospitals, but I fear the loss of physicians because of false accusations and public airings of disagreements.
However, I think using it for additional diagnostic data seems dodgy. There are too many ways that can go south. What's physically present, medically recorded, and obtained directly from interview should constitute much of the initial sphere of information.
The Climate of Middle-Earth
This story broke my nerdometer.
What Apple Does and Doesn't Know About You
You could read that as, "We're evil and we're collecting your information for nefarious purposes", or you could read it as, "We don't want to pull a 'google-wifi', so we'll cover our asses with a 'we may'".
Kickstarter For Open Source GPU
How is this not an Ouya in the making? Is there actually a market large enough for this thing to do anything but vanish without a trace?
Apologies for the negativity. Please do correct my world view. I'm amenable.
Ask Author David Craddock About the Development of Diablo, Warcraft
I miss my old shaman where there was a use for almost every single totem and ability, just to eek out a small amount of group benefit in certain situations
Only problem was that if you didn't research "the" way to skill your class, and "the" rotation for it, you got abused and told to "learn your class" by idiots. Before the skills became homogenized by decree, they were homogenized by peer pressure.
Court Declares Google Must Face Wiretap Charges For Wi-Fi Snooping
You can't do that - that's the govern... no. You know what? I'm better than that. Somebody else can take the low hanging fruit.
Ask Slashdot: Hands-On Activity For IT Career Fair
...and his job will be to convince the others in 40 minutes that the "Strategic Partnership Initiative" is not outsourcing, and they shouldn't be alarmed.
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