EFnet Paralyzed By Vulnerability
While you're at it, please redesign SMTP.
Has Lego Sold Out?
What happens in my house: my son gets a Lego set. He excitedly spends hours building them (or one hour, if it's a small one). then he plays with it a little. A few days later I find it in pieces and deconstructed all over the playroom. A few days later, something else comes out as he institutes his own creations and modifications.
It's not a matter of lacking the manual, as we have kept every manual for every set he ever received. He knows where those manuals are, too.
To me, it seems like Lego has stuck a good balance.
Microsoft's Hidden Windows 8 Feature: Ads
I can hardly believe this article was posted without researching the EULA. I would imagine it addresses this new feature. If it does, that's not news (other than the usual EULA hilarity). If it does not, that's news.
Windows Admins Need To Prepare For GUI-Less Server
In general, I like this approach. However, my faith in Microsoft's ability to produce a sane design for CLI management is not high. They have been moving toward this for about 5-6 years now, so it shouldn't surprise anyone. However, working with Powershell is no walk in the park. Sometimes I think they assign commandlet design to different members of the team. Those team members (thousands of them!) work on the commandlets from their own point of view with little oversight into the syntax or object model.
For instance, the object types that you would expect out of one Powershell commandlet (after you figure out the syntax, that is) is not what the next command expects as input. This has been the most frustrating part of Powershell and I keep hoping that eventually they will attack this with a more holistic approach to produce something with a little more clarity and sanity.
Windows Admins Need To Prepare For GUI-Less Server
Angry Birds and Parabolic Instinct In Humans
For me, the enjoyment of Angry Birds has nothing to do with parabolic instinct. It has everything to do with causing destruction with different methods and giggling over the silly graphics and sounds. The game is entertaining. This feels like an attempt at a scientific explanation for popularity. Why can't a game just be fun?
FTC Staff Discuss a Tax on Electronics To Support the News Business
The free market is talking to us right now about the death of newspapers and old media... much in the way it spoke about the lack of innovation in the U.S. auto industry. We love free markets and malign other countries that do not subscribe to it.
Yet here we are, looking to tax people to bail old media out. We can't have our cake and eat it too.
If the gummint wants to talk about new taxes, why not put it toward something like education or hunger?
Why can't the workers in the old media jobs learn new skills and bring their old skills to the new media jobs?
House Calls For Hearing On Stock Market "Glitch"
I suspect this is another one of those cases where the customer (government) wanted all kinds of features and monitoring but started to cut corners when it came with a price tag. It's amazing how little gets accomplished when the customer wants the pie in the sky features and doesn't realize it costs money.
Yes, I realize this works both ways. It could be that the requested monitoring and features were priced outlandishly by the contractor. In the end, everybody loses. All in all, I'm not going to hold my breath that whatever "technological error" produced this situation will get corrected. I fully expect it to be swept under the rug.
Juror Explains Guilty Vote In Terry Childs Case
Mod parent up. This is a gem.
Microsoft Demos Three Platforms Running the Same Game
Yep, you beat me to it. I was going to comment... how is this cross-platform? It's all Windows technologies and .NET. That's hardly cross-platform. Show it to me on Windows, Linux, Mac, Wii, Xbox and PS3 and that'll be something to post an article about.
Bill Gates Knows What You Did Last Summer
...for Gates patenting their complete business model. Is it more evil that Google didn't patent it, or is it worse that they kept it on the down-low?
Half of All Data Centers Understaffed
Is this why cloud computing is supposedly cheaper (right now)? Someone should look at this as a data point and consider what the remedy might do to that cheap cloud computing. Here's a dot - it should be connected.
Office Work Ethic In the IT Industry?
I jumped from the broadcast industry to the software industry once and had the same thought... I was shocked at how much time was spent in hallway discussions and whatnot.
Then I realized most of the discussions from the developers were centered around the code itself and creative approaches to solving problems. The sales and management folks were the ones walking around and talking about football. I decided this was part of the job. But you're right, there is a lot of time wasted in hallway discussions. ...and so, like they said earlier... enjoy your Sundays working...
Firefox Mobile Threatens Mobile App Stores, Says Mozilla
Whattaya know. Just thought I'd point out - this strategy didn't work out so well for Apple when the iPhone first came out. They were booed into submission.
Best Way To Clear Your Name Online?
Why couldn't you capitalize on the situation and when interviews ask about this situation, explain everything with honesty? Everyone's made mistakes. Prove to your prospective employer that you know how to recognize your mistakes and learn from them. Showing this type of integrity should be a plus. If it's not a plus, you may want to reconsider your desire to work for them.
AT&T's City-By-City Plan To Up Wireless Coverage
Sounds like just another group of clueless executives in the communications/IT industry. All they saw was dollar signs with this agreement with Apple. They had no idea of the impact on their network.
Just another day in the IT industry.
NASA May Outsource
Didn't "Ground Control" warn us against this?
Using 1 Gaming Computer For 2 People?
Dude, wtf? You aren't going to be married long with this line of thinking. Get off of it and buy your woman a fantastic gaming machine and forget this crap. It shows you care. Priorities, man. She IS paying attention to your choices.
The Sun Has First Spotless Month Since 1913
Having said that, christians have been predicting the rapture for centuries. And jesus comes right out and says that it's going to seem like it's taking forever and should be any minute when it's really far in the future.
So, what you're saying is... the code is still in development and QA hasn't signed off on it yet? Seems like Jesus is harping on a schedule-driven project here.
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