Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?
I'd install Eucalyptus and develop an application. Then when my lease ran out I'd redeploy it on AWS.
ISS-Above Tells You When the International Space Station is Overhead (Video)
I was just thinking "I don't own enough expensive single-use gadgets whose meagre functionality could be replaced by a few lines of code."
Yeah and this one comes with it's very own useless HD h.264 video decoder and HDMI port.
AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming
Reminds me of running instances on AWS. AT&T has no financial incentive to reduce these surprise charges. Seriously there should be a hard cap that we can set. Sure we are responsible for these charge, but most of the times naive consumers are not aware. Amazon clearly posts the prices of their instances, but it's not uncommon to get a $30,000 bill accidentally due to some developer testing out their application by spinning off instances. You get charged for the whole hour when an instance starts on AWS and things can show up on their accounting system weeks later.
A real time system for monitoring usage should be mandated by law and sufficient warning should be available. A data roaming plan should automatically be applied if it will save you money. Most importantly we should have the ability to set a cap.
MIT Working On Robotic Limbs That Attach To Shoulders, Waist
Yeah we know....Did you even read the summary?
Red Dwarfs Could Sterilize Alien Worlds of Life
What are you smoking?
Study Finds Porn Exposure Associated With Smaller Brain Region
Only by these guys http://www.xxxchurch.com/.
NSA Surveillance Reform Bill Passes House 303 Votes To 121
My theory is that any legislation will just put the covert back into intelligence gathering.
Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers
You think the NSA really needs customs to help them spy on US citizens? They really don't have to be that clever about it.
Physician Operates On Server, Costs His Hospital $4.8 Million
The answer is simple. Cloud based medical records and disallow local caching. A PC is disconnected, no problem. It scales and it allows you to consolidate security. I never understood why we trust IT staffs with medical record security. You really need a Dev Ops team for that.
Ask Slashdot: Can an Old Programmer Learn New Tricks?
There are other programming languages besides those listed in the article. It's interesting there is a whole resurgence of new programming languages.
Some people need a little encouragement. Write formally verified code and learn Coq. Learn a functional programming language like haskell or take a blast from the past and learn smalltalk.
You might never use these for anything practical, but what you learn from them is invaluable. You need to constantly be learning new things.
Ask Slashdot: Easiest To Use Multi-User Map Editing?
Works on android too as a pretty good replacement for the Google maps api.. I've found it fo be a little slow at times and google maps api is a bit more mature. Gotta get your hands dirty and write some code.
Daylight Saving Time ...
It would make life easier as a pilot. Zulu time for ALL!!!
Crowdsourcing Confirms: Websites Inaccessible on Comcast
I use googles dns. I figure since they already know everything about me anyway, why let them know which domains I'm visiting. Cox redirects unresolved domains. I hate that.
The Brief Rise and Long Fall of Russia's Robot Tank
The owners of Slashdot have been previously grooming you by constantly promoting the nonsense of 'self-driving' cars - the first stage of Google propaganda to prepare the way for their robotic killing machines. The self-driving algorithms, while utterly useless for a vehicle that could tolerate not even one mistake, are perfect for robot tanks that can crush and slaughter a bus full of the 'other' without a murmur of complaint from the sheeple of the USA. By self-driving, the LAST thing Google means is 'safe' for civilians.
Tin foil hats are pretty fashionable, eh?
Car companies are investing millions in this stuff.
Without the DARPA we wouldn't have ARPANET, the precursor to the internet.
Of course this technology is going to emerge out of defense research, but it doesn't mean it won't be used for automobiles.
Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"
Laws have been settled and theories haven't. Thats not to say laws shouldn't be challenged, but they can be considered more or less doctrine. Think about how much science would unravel without the 2nd law of thermal dynamics and there could easily be something akin to a religious war if it was ever disproven.
Is Traffic Congestion Growing Three Times As Fast As Economy?
We've equated job creation to economic growth. Not all jobs generate the same economic growth. The discrepancy mentioned in the article is a result of more people going to work to less productive jobs. This is a result of economic policies from republicans and democrats, but creating jobs is one of the reasons Obama was elected as president. Unfortunately that is only one side of the equation. The economy is a complicated system and any statement that overly simplifies it to create jobs and the economy will grow should be called into question.
Politician are to blame on both sides of the isle, but we elected them, so we have only ourselves to blame.
Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
Working on a cs undergrad at 27 has taught me a thing or two. The difference between older people trying to learn and younger people trying to learn is that older folks are stuck using the same skills and techniques and young folks are ready to adopt new tools, techniques and ideas very readily. If you maintain an open mind you are never too old to get a new career.
What Would You Do With the World's Most Powerful Laser?
I think you missed a proto-
What Would You Do With the World's Most Powerful Laser?
Such a buzz kill, man. When I invent a shrink ray to shrink the laser, guess whos going to be the laser shark's first victim. Muhahahaha
How To Hack Subway Fares Using Fare Arbitrage
Can't get any clearer than that. They could use some form of biometrics to enforce this.
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