With New Horizons Spacecraft a Year Away, What We Know About Pluto
50+ years of advancement in computing and the result is Windows 8.
Mozilla To Sell '$25' Firefox OS Smartphones In India
FireFox OS is an ok OS.
Pity it lacks a decent browser...
(Sorry, but that HAS to be written)
Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable
Judging by the comments on the average YouTube video, I'm pretty sure it's considered antisocial media.
Do you really go to a video site to read comments?
How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML
Fine for me.
But relase this stuff as an extension.
An "Official Extension" written directly by Mozilla, properly advertised and recommended and all that, if you wish. But make an extension.
Then watch the % of users using it (and laugh, but that's IMHO).
Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!
- "Thou shalt not read The Fine Article!"
Alas, I bow my head and obey.
Taking Google's QUIC For a Test Drive
I think I'll wait for QUICv6, thanks.
The Pentagon May Retire "Yoda," Its 92-Year-Old Futurist
Jokes aside, what the general populace would like to know is: are those imperial years or metric years?
Microsoft Exec Says Xbox One Kinect Is Not Built For Advertising
...The marketing division is working hard to fix this bug.
Teens Actually Care About Online Privacy
You know, before the advent of the social networks we've been told this by our older parents and/or friends.
Today, we know the names and surnames.
Amarok 2.8 "Return To the Origin" Released
+1 for QMMP.
While it's still a < 1.0 release, it gets the job done (it plays :p ).
Also, there are a fair amount of skins for it, as it accepts skins for Audacity or XMMS.
At the moment I use one which replicates exactly the good old WinAmp 1.0. Hell, it even has the WinAmp name on each window... For the curious, here it is
NASA and ESA To Demonstrate Earth-Moon Laser Communication
...don't look at the moon with your remaining eye.
EVE Online Getting TV, Comic Book Adaptations
Still a better love-story than Twilight.
Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads
And I'll just keep on blocking ads (not that I'm an user of the website in TFS).
Shiny crowded amazing website will go under?
Well I've lived comfortably for decades without it, I think I can continue for a couple more.
If Video Games Make People Violent, So Do Pictures of Snakes
"If Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music."
(Kristian Wilson - Creator of Pac-Man - 1989)
[I know this quote is a comedina joke and not an original one, but whatever it expresses exactly my tougths on the subject.]
Belgian Consumer Organization Sues Apple For Not Respecting Warranty Law
Yes and no.
While Italian judiciary system is generally considered as civil law, in reality it is mixed.
There are three levels of judice:
- court of cassation (a.k.a. supreme court).
After the second level of judice, sentences create precedent and make laws.
But the supreme court only evaluates if previous courts correctly followed the procedures/laws, it doesn't go deep on the facts of the trial.
For other EU countries, I don't know :)
Touchscreen Laptops, Whether You Like Them Or Not
Only touch-screen enabled notebooks here?
Sorry, no sale for you.
My money will go to the manufacturers who will provide "old school" displays.
Disney Wants To Track You With RFID
A 5 minute line was THE WORST THING EVER TO HAPPEN TO ME!
[Homer's voice] No, it's the worst thing ever to happen to you *so far* .
Einstein@Home Set To Break Petaflops Barrier
I'm sorry, but that's 1024 Teraflops to me.
You're still off by ~20 hours.
Moscow Plane Crash Caught On Passerby's Dash Cam
In Soviet Russia, population supervise the government.
Ask Slashdot: Easiest Way To Consolidate Household Media?
Basically set up a BIG container where to put the digital stuff, plus number of network shares and you're done.
In any case do not forget about redundancy and back-up.
Even in the tinyest case, that would mean a single HD, with its twin in RAID-1, plus another as offline backup. Total: 3HDs.
Going up with sizes will add complexity.
Let's say you target a 10TB container, made of 2TB drives. That translates into 5+5 drives for a RAID-0+1, or 7 drives for a RAID-6 (which one is more suited, is another discussion). Plus the back-up (another minimum 5 drives).
For any choice but the absolute minimal one (the three drives example), be absofuckinglutely sure about airflow.
Cramming a lot of drives in a box probably not engineered for this task and putting it into a closet is the perfect recipe for a disaster.
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