top Is Montana the Next Big Data Hub?
Modern cattle ranching actually requires a ton of education if you want to be at all successful at it.
top Harvard Bomb Hoax Perpetrator Caught Despite Tor Use
He called in a bomb threat to delay taking a final. This is a dude that has already shown that he has poor decision making skills.
top North Korea Erases Executed Official From the Internet
Hell, there's YouTube videos showing this. They had to have a bell ring to let people know it was safe to stop clapping.
top Open Source Beehives Designed To Help Save Honeybee Colonies
Yes, because light, temperature and humidity values are highly valued by the intelligence community.
top Moore's Law Blowout Sale Is Ending, Says Broadcom CTO
Let me guess, you're a huge Ray Kurzweil fan.
top Indian Mars Probe Successfully Enters Sun-Centric Orbit
Countdown to a flood of unfunny, racist Indian call center jokes...
top Microsoft May Finally Put Windows RT Out To Pasture
Congrats, I think you've come up with more solid ideas than the MS marketing department has in the last 5 years.
top Glut In Stolen Identities Forces Price Cut
So, if I'm to follow the reasoning of this article, if we all use weak passwords , the market gets flooded and they all go out of buisness?
SWEET password:password, here I come!
top Ask Slashdot: What's On Your Hardware Lab Bench?
Personally, I go with a roll of masking tape and a sharpie.
No typing, no wrangling with menus to get special characters or to switch fonts. No vendor consumables lock-in.
top 2-D MMOG
Glitch Released Completely Into the Public Domain
Pr0n edition....Glitchen were rather sexless, so I fail to see the allure of that.
You must be new to the Internet. Do you need the services of a guide?
top An Anonymous US Law Enforcement Officer Claims US Wouldn't Arrest Julian Assange
The official went on to say that he totally heard that the Justice department has a big basket of puppies waiting in the office to give to Julian [Assange] if he just drops by by next week.
top Google Chrome 31 Is Out: Web Payments, Portable Native Client
Browsers have been slowly becoming self-contained OSs for a decade now.
top Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?
That's an overly narrow view. Yeah, if you're dealing with sensitive data then btsync probably isn't for you. But for making sure that you've got backups of your music, photos, etc it's by far and away the simplest and most headache-free backup system I've ever used. But frankly, if your data is that sensitive, you shouldn't be storing it on a 3rd party server anyway.
As for losing access to your data, there is no centralized server - it's all P2P. BtSync could get hit by an asteroid tomorrow and I'll still be able to get to my data just fine. Sync is purely a synchronization protocol. All your data is in the native directories on the respective machines. Encryption is something you have to handle seperately. (BT is planing integrated encrpytion in future Sync releases but I'm not sure I would trust a closed source security system for any data)
Also, there is an OSS effort to reverse engineer the Sync protocol and to release an open source client. When that comes out, I'll probably switch over but in the meantime, Sync is a great way to keep files backed up.
top Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?
Bitorrent sync is a very simple way to go if you don't want to be too worried about backup administration. Just set up a read-only share for directories on the remote machine and put password protected encryption on the remote share.
That will give you at least some measure of protection from the remote server owner reading your files and they won't be able to nuke your local copies. Btsync is the most no-fuss, transparent backup solution I've used so far. I've got 4 personal machines that it's syncing right now and aside from a couple minor issues in earlier releases, it's been reliable, fast and has a minimal amount of administration you have to deal with.
top Kepler-78b: The Earth-Like Planet That Shouldn't Exist
...That's one rainbow world down, we'll be swimming in sweet, sweet Melnorme trade credits in no time now.
top The Chip That Changed the World: AMD's 64-bit FX-51, Ten Years Later
I'll second that. You haven't known pain until you try to get Ultima 7 to run on a system with a Proaudio Spectrum 16 sound card.
top Trans-Pacific Cable Plans Mired In US-China Geopolitical Rivalry
I'm pretty sure the parent was being sarcastic, man.
top CubeSats Spurring Satellite Revolution
There are currently almost 20,000 pieces of space debris at least 5 cm in diameter that we are tracking. The addition of a few hundred CubeSats which generally have a short lifetime in orbit is not a significant increase in the orbital space debris load.
about a year and a half ago