Interviews: Ask Tim O'Reilly About a Life Steeped In Technology
You've watched at least 4 decades of technology go past. You were watching it from one of the best vantage points.
Does that upwards trend make you feel good about the future? As you know, the world can only fathom a dystopian future, lately.
Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees
I could never understand the rationale behind Ballmer as CEO.
Appointing a (loud, obnoxious and sweaty) salesman as the captain of a tech firm just didn't make sense.
Looks like my skepticism was legitimate.
Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours
a future front-page badge for companies will be
Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet
Snowden is a traitor. We (NSA) were doing all these things to make the world a better place, and then he had to ruin the surprise.
Remember that guy who betrayed Neo in Matrix? How he explained the whole rationale to Agent Smith, using a piece of steak?
Remember Daleks? How resistance is futile?
We are at the same crossroads, people. Just give in. Don't make us come after you. We both know how it'll end. Just relax. Use FB, twitter, instagram, pinterest and all the tools of procrastination. Give us the information, don't make us go after it. It will be easier for both parties
Did I mention that Snowden is a traitor and you don't count if you happen to be outside our country? Just accept it. Don't make me liberate you.
The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere
Google's Experimental Newsroom Avoids Negative Headlines
need a real journalist to lead their marketing efforts.
For one, you don't edit the news. You relay the facts as is.
If you want to have your audience read about your opinions, you clearly mark that an "Editorial" and then go crazy on your side of things.
Future newsreaders don't need a platform that's gonna censor the news they receive. Google would take a big PR hit from this. think it through.
Sergey Brin said his vision was to "make information come to the people" That's kinda what you're trying to do. The slippery slope is the point where you decide who lives and who dies.
NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"
liberate our OSes !!
In all seriousness; it pains me to see the country that created the Bell Labs to fall into the hands of these lunatics.
Boston Trying Out Solar-Powered "Smart Benches" In Parks
Yay! Now NSA willl also get our weight data!
I wuw my big brother.
The Bursting Social Media Advertising Bubble
that USA will be energy independent in 30 years.
If you know your energy, you'll be able to decide the quality of their fact checking.
Ad revenue was mostly shooting in the dark until now. With targeted web ads, they are still shooting in the dark, but at least now they know what direction to shoot at.
They have no better option.
Study: Rats Regret Making the Wrong Decision
I thought politicians were shameless.
In First American TV Interview, Snowden Talks Accountability and Patriotism
and lost his home in the process
and became a tool for international politics
and doesn't have a country he belongs to
Ed basically sarificed himself so that we become more than mere data clusters.
I hope some of you are reading this; the biggest responsibility in this terrible breach of human rights is on the ones who sold their expertise and soul to Uncle Sam for a bigger lawn. Your grandkids will grow up with the Big Brother.
WikiLeaks: NSA Recording All Telephone Calls In Afghanistan
probably every other country that uses US made telecommunication equipmen
That is the big scoop Snowden will reveal. Cisco started begging in WA that they stop it. This will kill off a huge portion of jobs in the US.
Most probably that fact is the moral dilemma Snowden is facing.
US Officials Cut Estimate of Recoverable Monterey Shale Oil By 96%
there is enough oil in north america but they "choose" not to extract it?
fossil fuels are trending down. yesterday's russia/china deal told the west something very important: "when the oil reserves in the ME dry up, you better have found an alternative"
Ask Slashdot: Does Your Job Need To Exist?
When you have no unique skills other than knowing people, you will need to be someone else's errand boy. No matter what line of work you are in or your level in the organization.
The main reason (IMO) we have these pointless jobs is not because people decided to trade their freedom for cool toys/gadgets. It's because the organism we call a human wants to be lazy. Wants to cruise through life.
Thus, people were happy to trade in their freedom/dignity for meaningless work. It's quid pro quo in a way; you stroke someone's ego and in turn they turn the other cheek and not reveal your redundancy.
Ask Slashdot: the State of Open CS, IT, and DBA Courseware in 2014?