top India Blocks Code Sharing Websites On Anti-Terror Advisory
Copy, paste, remove, delete?
This is why we invented nukes, people.
top Gangnam Style Surpasses YouTube's 32-bit View Counter
I'm guessing that's for YouTube.ca showing Nickelback clips?
top Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC
So that's why my Johnnie Walker costs more than Everclear...
top Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?
My mom has a Singer from the mid 1920s (according to her) that is the most bulletproof piece of hardware I recall ever using.
About the only thing that has been done to it, as far as I can tell, is that the drive belt and power cord have been replaced due to material decomposition.
top What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?
...would get banned from New Jersey.
It'll get "stuck" trying to get out of NYC.
top 200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove
So what you're saying is that size doesn't matter as much as how you use it?
top The Camera That's Also a Mac Mini, Or Vice Versa
Imagine a Hackintosh Beowulf cluster of those...
about a year and a half ago
top Obama Wants $1 Billion For "Master Teachers Corps"
Obama's love of corpsemen and women extends to education, and will probably have another union all their own.
top RMS Robbed of Passport and Other Belongings In Argentina
He used someone else's cell phone to call 911?
(see his appearance rider if you don't get the joke)
top Army Gives Robo Jeeps a Go
As long as they haven't licensed any of Google's patents on self-driving vehicles. I'm sure if it's successful, Google will bitch about it, though.
top Want Flash Player On a MacBook Air? Download It Yourself
Aside from Flash and print/device drivers at the kext level, I can't think of any third party software that ships as part of Apple's OS installation.
Apple no longer bundles Stuffit Expander, Internet Explorer, Netscape, MacLinks, or any of that stuff anymore.
Can you tell me the names of any applications that were bundled and are being removed?
top Want Flash Player On a MacBook Air? Download It Yourself
Actually, Flash for the Mac does not have an auto update mechanism. Many people rely on Apple to supply Flash updates by way of OS updates. It's been that way for years. The latest spate of security issues with Flash has changed the landscape a bit.
When Apple qualified a version of Flash to ship with an OS update, but that version is a revision behind what Adobe has publicly posted, Apple is given shit for not having the latest update in their distribution. When Apple decides to let Adobe do the legwork in getting the newest version into peoples' hands, Apple is given more shit.
I don't see this being much different from the position on Java: third-party crap that they don't want to be responsible for anymore.
If Adobe wants to have Flash be up to date on the Mac, they can do it themselves.
As an aside, but as a still peripherally-related statement, about the only third party software I'm in favor of Apple supplying themselves is printer drivers. That stuff is constantly changing, and though I rarely print, I think that it's more important to support those vendors and get the latest print software out there than to get the newest versions of slow, antiquated runtimes onto machines.
top Bell Starts Hijacking NX Domain Queries
I would imagine that their use of the Apple-designed Safari logo (it is stored on their server at
http://assist.infospace.com.edgesuite.net/bellassist/pics/compass.png) is an infringing use of Apple's intellectual property, especially if it is designed to appear as though Safari itself generated the message and cause confusion as to the source of the message.
Get Apple legal's hounds on Bell and see what happens.
top With regard to living in a basement ...
But I stay in one when I'm visiting the in-laws.
top Handmade vs. Commercially Produced Ethernet Cables
My father-in-law does commercial data wiring and has been doing it for almost 30 years. He hand cuts 99% of his stock and my wife and mother in law are his "termination specialists" when he's got big jobs to do. Just a week or two ago, they were manually installing ends on Cat 6a for 10GbT install at a major company locally. IN THE KITCHEN OF MY HOUSE.
He gets contracts and repeat business for being EXTREMELY efficient in his cable cutting and clean in his routing and organization in the racks and rooms. You just can't get the kind of "fit and finish" as I'd like to call it from commercial cables. Cable waste from pre-cut is usually really high, and a lot of other contractors just pull from the spool, whereas F-I-L actually measures lengths, pre-cuts into bundles for each set of drops, and has a few feet AT MOST of leftover cable on each spool when he's done. He has a simple integrity tester for jobs that don't require certification of the cables, and one of those crazy ass frequency spectrum testers that measure the throughput for each pair for the jobs that do.
Belkin ethernet cable is the Monster Cable of UTP: useful and sometimes good quality but overpriced as hell and usually much better deals can be found. Your boss probably got a hand job in the rack room from a Belkin rep, or he's been reading too many of Belkin's Amazon.com reviews for pre-cut UTP.
top Ma.gnolia User Data Is Gone For Good
I mean, just because a few medium-profile sites running on Macs have experienced a failure causing data loss doesn't make them unique. Every OS and every type of hardware will, at some point, experience a failure. It's the PEOPLE that make the failure a problem, and it sure looks like this tard was a problem.
Who the hell doesn't back up their data? Seriously? This is "Slashdot worthy" because some hapless Mac user lost their data. BOO FUCKING FAIL. Move on.
top Class Teaches Nerds Social Skills
Because banging Demi Moore is the best way to know that you're not just another biochem nerd.
top Recession Pushes IT To Find New Value In Old Gear
Like many of the posters here, I've kept around good hardware that works because it works and it's already paid for (please ignore my credit card balances for now...)
My primary archiving box and storage server is a Mirror Drive Door Power Mac G4 tower, which is awesome because it holds 2 DVD drives and 4 hard disks, which is better than most other Apple towers (with the exception of the Mac Pros.) It serves up what I need with OS X 10.5 and whenever I end up needing more storage, I'll throw a SATA card in there to use newer, faster, larger drives.
Sure it's unsupported hardware, but it's solid, it's relatively compact (compared with G5 towers and Mac Pros) and doesn't gobble that much power (survives w/ a ~ 300W power supply.) It gets the job done, and gets no complaints from me or the wife about its performance. Yay for old hardware that works!
top 20-Year Copyright Extensions Coming To Europe
I'm not going to get into details, but I'm sure every single one of you reading this can think of a time where folks losing an argument (or folks who ended up with some more campaign donations) realized that this issue they are dealing with is a moral issue that must be addressed.
top Carbon Dioxide and Water Found On Exoplanet
Maybe they fucked up their planet big time and bailed. Wonder where they went? Maybe we can get someone to educate them on the problems of abusing the environment and temper the fever their old planet has so they don't mess up another one.
Or, maybe they just bought too many carbon credits from the Kang and Kodos Intergalactic Planting Company.
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