Hurricane Sandy Nears East Coast
Do you live near the ocean? If so I'm surprised by this comment - it's not the wind or the rain that make this storm so dangerous (although the duration due to the size will be unusual) It's the storm surge and flooding. At high tide you're looking at 6-11 feet in some parts of NYC. If it hit the high side of that the subways and underground conduits will fill with seawater. I probably don't have to explain why thats a really, really bad thing.
CowboyNeal Looks Back at the SCO-Linux Trials
Look at what's happened in the tech world during the last ten years... Hell, just look at the Linux world - who would have thought IBM would be selling Linux as the "never-get-fired-for choosing-IBM" mid-tier server option?
It's not just that our legal system can't keep up with the ever-increasing pace of change, It's having trouble staying in the same freaking decade. I fear the coming patent wars and their effect on innovation.
Hell, when this story broke I had a high /. UID.....
Fond Memories of Nerd Camp
Anybody else here do NCGS in the 80's? As I recall there were two - East and West. East was the more "progressive". We had classes in meditation, punk rock and hitch-hiking as well as our core subject area. Was a great time, and changed my life - tax dollars well spent.
Apple Releases Multi-Button "Mighty Mouse"
read all the way down to the -third- whole sentance which reads "And with touch-sensitive technology concealed under the seamless top shell, you get the programability of a four-button mouse in a single-button design. "