Computer De-Evolution: Awesome Features We've Lost
I miss the days when you could create a persistent RAM disk in MacOS that would survive between soft reboots. You could copy your whole OS to the RAM disk, reboot with the ram disk as the startup drive and boot in seconds. It still puts modern SSD's to shame.
Corporate Mac Sales Surge 66%
In tech companies, it's still a problem retaining good talent. To a lot of people (including where I work) being given a MacBook as their company laptop is actually a perk. I work for a software company whose products run on all major platforms (OSX, Win, UNIX, Linux, BSD, etc) and a good number of our employees (more than 100) have MacBooks. It makes sense to have some people using the platform that our software runs on also...
iPad Owners Are 'Selfish Elites'
I know a guy who works for Square D who uses his iPad for email.
His answers are so short that he may as well not answer at all. It is sort of
the equivalent of a grunt instead of actual speech, the way he uses a one-word
answer to respond to complex questions in an email.
This guy's name is Rus Emerick, and he used to be my friend, until he
bought an iPad. I'll be damned if I am going to allow someone to be rude
to me just because they've got a fetish for Apple hardware.
If your friend can't type a long email response to you, maybe he just doesn't like you. I can type at about 50 WPM on a real keyboard which is pretty decent for someone who isn't a professional typist. On my iPad, I would guess I type at about 50% of that speed... 25WPM is still pretty fast compared to most people. So I would just guess that you're a douchebag and your ex-friend just doesn't want to communicate with you in a meaningful way.
iPad Owners Are 'Selfish Elites'
This is just silly. Why bash someone for a personal preference? I don't go after linux or windows users nor do I bash Andriod owners for being .
Really, wired magazine, Apple haters, and everyone who has a beef with how I live my live and spend my money...
Tracking Down Wi-Fi Interference?
I have a similar problem in the morning with my WiFi over a similar time period (1 to 2 hours). I considered that it could be interference from a rogue AP as well and tried shuffling around the channels my AP was broadcasting on but with no luck. Another thought was that there are high-tension power lines near me and perhaps (100% speculation) that higher load in the AM causes some kind of RF interference... Ultimately, I purchased a Netgear WNR3700 which is a dual-band A/B/G/N AP and that sort of solved my problem; my 5Ghz wireless N access in unaffected by the issue so the only PC in the house impacted is my wife's laptop which only can do 2.4Ghz wireless-N
New Handheld Computer Is 100% Open Source
"While the rest of the industry has been babbling on about the iPad" the geeks have been babbling about any random piece of vaporware that is remotely flat and meant to be touched as the next "killer"
Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX
This is like a VHS vs. Betamax debate. Like millions of other people, I'm not a developer. I exclusively use Windows for PC gaming. I could give two flying F's whether my game is developed in OGL or DX. Coke, Pepsi, Ford, Chevy, just don't care...
Best Way To Clear Your Name Online?
A single act you did as a kid 15 years ago will not define who you are. Anyone who treats the event as a defining act is probably a jackass and not someone you want to deal with anyways. However, given how much effort/thought you have put into dealing with the situation, I would guess these events did have some kind of significant effect on who you are as a person today. Should it ever come up in a discussion, I would use it as an opportunity to put a positive spin on yourself and how you are a better, more ethical person because of your youthful mistake(s)
MPAA Shuts Down Town's Municipal WiFi Over 1 Download
The problem is that Coshocton is a pathetic little hick town east of Columbus, OH. The primary product that it produces is poor people and poorer people. The last time I went there, the high points of my trip were a blizzard from DQ and leaving.
The reason they didn't fight the case is because the town is SO freaking poor that they didn't stand a chance. It's sad too because for such a little podunk town, they actually did something smart and progressive: muni wifi. Their reward for doing so? The MPAA Whambulance.
How Gamers View Their MMOs
They put up some pretty useless graphs with very little information about how they arrived at those numbers and how they interpret them. It's worthless to make any inferences about all gamers without explaining their data.
First of all, they provide no checks for problems such as autocorrelation or multicollinearity between their various survey categories. That aside, it doesn't look like they even did any regression analysis at all. They, in effect, said "duhh, this is 10% of all the answers so it must mean something!". Bull. Just because the response rate for a particular category is 10% doesn't mean it is statistically significant in the academic sense.
Sorry, but as a professional data analyst, I get really pissed when people collect some (possibly non-random) data, do some half-assed analysis, post some pretty colors on a graph and say "Eureka! I haz solved wurld peez!"