High Tech Vending Machines Transform IT Support At Facebook
Yeah there's no way that's gunna backfire and get you fired / thrown in jail.
Ask Slashdot: No-Install Programming At Work?
I don't know how much debugging type stuff you want to do, but you might enjoy using a web-based IDE like IDE One. You can use any language you want, and if I were you, I'd type my code in a text editor that allows for syntax highlighting, like Notepad++, which can be run without an install.
12 Ways LibreOffice Writer Tops MS Word
Different strokes I suppose -- I love using the ribbon.
US CompSci Enrollment Up For 4th Year Running
A university Computer Science degree should be an addendum to basic IT skills, not a replacement for them.
Nope. A computer science education should be a computer science education. If you don't want fresh college grads, don't hire them.
You don't hire physicists and complain they can't do "IP networking" -- you shouldn't hire computer scientists to do non-science. You especially shouldn't then turn around and tell everyone who is a computer scientist how they should teach their classes.
Fedora Aims To Simplify Linux Filesystem
Please, generalturdigson, enlighten /. (and any Fedora team members who are reading) as to your reasons for calling them stupid.
Outlining a World Where Software Makers Are Liable For Flaws
Actually, in a world where software can be a liability, testing isn't the answer -- the answer is formal methods. It's still under active research (as it's not immediately applicable to certain types of programs) but when used correctly, formality not only reduces errors, but reduces costs as well.
Microsoft Pays University $250K To Use Office 365
OpenOffice is good, but it's not a full replacement for modern versions of Office. If all you're doing is authoring memos and papers (by yourself) it will suffice, though.
What's with the random dig at Nebraska, though? The state has plenty of social conservatives and plenty of liberals (see: Omaha) -- there's no reason to slam a pretty respectable university over your stereotype.
Sony's Case Against Geohot Has Been Settled
I don't think it's Sony astroturfing. I think it's just gamers who see action like GeoHotz's as a gateway to piracy -- if they spend a good deal of their time in online games (which can be totally ruined by cheaters), I think their comments are understandable (though I still don't agree with them).
MGM and Warner Near On Deal For Hobbit Films
We'll always have the Arrested Development movie :P
Technical Objections To the Ogg Container Format
I'm not sure about the XBox360, but the excellent ps3 media server will happily transcode matroska files for smooth playing on your ps3.
The difference between a computer and a ps3 is that the ps3 sells for less than it costs to make. Sony makes this money back through selling games -- claiming that there is no difference between a game console and a computer since they have equivalent parts is disingenuous. You can't have it both ways -- you either get great hardware for cheap with restrictions on it, or great hardware for a more reasonable cost and the freedom to do whatever you want with it.
Fedora 12 Released
Fedora also ships with selinux enforcing by default, and was one of the first distros to do so. As far as I know, you still have to install it in Ubuntu. Also, I'm not sure what you're talking about with the "lots of daemons running and ports open" stuff -- this hasn't been my experience at all.
AMD Radeon HD 5870 Adds DX11, Multi-Monitor Gaming
So, to be clear, you just want:
- Games that are as good as StarCraft, which is a very solid contender for best game of all time
- Computers to be as cheap as netbooks but as powerful as top-of-the-line desktops
- Desktops that are ridiculously powerful but don't produce heat
Ask Blizzard About Starcraft2, Diablo III, WoW, or Battle.net
This is, of course, a tactic to entice new players.
I'm pretty sure this is only partially correct. It serves two purposes: 1) It helps people who play recruit their friends. If I'm high-level, and you don't have any characters, if Blizzard can make you get to my level faster, that means the game is more fun for both of us. 2) It helps people roll new alts. You're less locked into your character if the barrier to a new, more interesting one is lower.
Blizzard has also said that the newer content is better than the old content -- the designers / artists / writers / etc. have simply gotten better at making the game. Thus, they want you to spend more time in the newer areas, as they're (generally) higher quality.
Local Privilege Escalation On All Linux Kernels
Is this something that SELinux would protect against?
AT&T Could Cut Off P2P Users
No. Illegal clauses / illegal contracts are not enforceable, regardless of your signature on them.
Intel Switches From Ubuntu To Fedora For Mobile Linux
Stop it. This is a total troll and is 100% FUD. Fedora isn't a "trial" version at all -- it's a bleeding edge distro made for people who don't need commercial-grade support for their distro, but they want a Red Hat based system. Plus, Fedora isn't just "usable," it's awesome. Far from being a collection of bits and pieces, it's a coherent, organized collection of software -- in short, it's everything you expect a distro to be.
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Mother Sues After Bebo Story Hits Press
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