top Oracle Seeking Community Feedback on Java 8 EE Plans
Maybe java developers are smart enough not to get into a debate on slashdot?
top New Home Automation?
Mod parent up. 4000 really?
top NASA's Greatest Challenges In 2014
... has some extra bit coins....
top Huge Diamond Deposits Revealed In Russia
In Soviet Russia, diamonds find you.
about a year and a half ago
top Gene Therapy Extends Mouse Lifespan
I for one welcome my new immortal mouse king
top Should a Web Startup Go Straight To the Cloud?
top Apple To Distribute OS X Lion via the Mac App Store
along with the fact that OS X is nearly as buggy as windows now,
This is a fact? I don't believe it. Citation please.
top Utah To Teach USA is a Republic, Not a Democracy
This summary is a bit off base. From the article:
"HB220 would require schools to teach students that the U.S. is a compound constitutional republic and about other forms of government such as pure democracy, monarchy and oligarchy along with political philosophies and economic systems such as socialism, individualism and free-market capitalism. "
Where does it say "force public school teachers to teach that the USA is a republic". Sounds like they just want to be sure the students are aware of all forms of government.
top Anonymous Isn't Anonymous Anymore
Dad's slashdot UID? Oh my, I'm getting old.
top Goldman Sachs Says No Facebook Shares For US Investors
American investors smart enough to know that Facebook is already over valued.
top North Korea Says War With South Would Go Nuclear
How can you launch a nuclear attack on your neighbour? What happens if the wind is blowing North that day?
"I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!"
top Foodtubes Proposes Underground, Physical Internet
Why are the calling them food tubes? We already have
Pneumatic tubes. This just a scaled up version. I had a similar idea once for big cities. It might make a lot of sense, especially if it's general purpose, like for the post office.
But "food tubes"... really?!!? That just sounds gross. You brits are weird. How about the "megmatic tube system" that happens to also ship food?
top Looks Like the End of the Line For LimeWire
Is FTP next?
top Ergonomic Mechanical-Switch Keyboard?
Mod up, this is my favorite keyboard as well.
top The Spread of Do-It-Yourself Biotech
This is all well and good, but let me point out that it's now also possible for anyone to engineer a virus that will kill most of us off.
top Does Net Neutrality Violate the Fifth Amendment?
You have to be very careful how this is thought about. Yes, you may consider it private property, but under that analogy we are leasing that space. If this space is paid for, it is our right to do with it what we please. The ISP should not control how we use our leased space, as much as our landlords should not be able to tell us what religion to practice in our leased apartments.
top Flash Support Confirmed For Android 2.2
I can understand from an operating system point of view why you would want to support Flash.
But damn, I have no interest in having Flash run on my cell phone.
top Professor Says UFO Studies Should Be Taught At Universities
Podunk professor from community college in remote town close to Canada has crazy ideas and other news at 11.
Seriously this made the front page of
/.? This could be on the Onion!
top Serious New Java Flaw Affects All Browsers
From the article:
"Java.exe and javaw.exe support an undocumented-hidden command-line parameter "-XXaltjvm" and curiosly also "-J-XXaltjvm" (see -J switch in javaws.exe). This instructs Java to load an alternative JavaVM library (jvm.dll or libjvm.so) from the desired path. Game over."
But you would have to get that DLL or SO there in the first place no?
top The Struggle To Keep Java Relevant
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