Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case
Uh no. You are a scum bag, The Video Game Crash happened because for one thing, The Atari 2600 was such an unbelievably primitive system, it was impossible to make complex game with and the NES was a ten year leap ahead in technology.
Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case
Yes this is Terrible. Yes it was not so much that Apple has a monopoly, as much as Apple's behavior is so totalitarian. I am very anti-DRM and anti-DMCA, and wish there was more anti-DRM and anti-DMCA sentiment in the population at large.
Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney
Allah is an Arabic Translatiteration of the term Elohah or Elohim, a term used to describe Yahweh in the old testament. Its actually a title.
The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse
I'm getting tired of the anti-intellectualism here on Slashdot. But look, I want inventions to come along to where we aren't burning coal to make electricity and paying hundreds of US or Canadian or Euro Dollars in money to put Gasoline in our Cars. It SUCKS! and we need to do what ever it takes to find a way to make electricity generation so inexpensive and cost so little that all we have to pay for is the upkeep of the facilities and infrastructure. But I don't want to see smoke stacks belching smoke, and I don't want to see cars that spew Carbon Monoxide. There must be a way. Figure out what that way is.
Stop listening to the Pro-Fossil Fuel Drivel!
Linux 3.18 Released, Lockup Bug Still Present
Don't use Bleeding Edge Kernels on Stable Production systems. I still use Kernels for 3.10, and 3.12 with security updates. I can't have Intermittent unexplained lockups.
Economist: US Congress Should Hack Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Removing the DMCA is not possible. It would require a complete revolution against the US Government on the issue eliminating all participants in every branch of the Government as too many people see the rights of users to control their electronic equipment as the catalyst for a world wide economic depression the likes of which we have never seen,
The US Population has been conditioned since the days of the Atari 2600 Crash of 1983 to believe that limiations on who has the right to make software should be tightly controlled and if its not the result is Market Collapse. This is because the NES "Saved" the Video game industry.
Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?
I'm a downstream contributor. I work with two distributions reporting bugs and updating Packages. I have Cluster access to two Distributions. I find that if you are non-coder, Downstream is easier to work with than Upstream. I do this because I run these OSes, and I use them to get work done.
Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting
I suspect the KKK is involved in this some how. This looks like a Classic 1950s/1960s Rigged Jury situation. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the KKK was not somehow involved. It reads like something you'd hear about 50 years ago.
Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas
This is a temporary Measure at best. I see alot of anti-liberal and pro-conservative posts here. Let me make myself absolutely clear:
I'm not pro-development, I'm anti-living-in-the-past and reactionary-ism.
I don't think that cars are a bad thing in and of themselves. I think that cars burning petroleum is a bad thing. We should have cars, everyone needs cars, modernity is built around people having cars. But our cars should not be burning Petroleum. They should run on Electricity or some other Fuel source. There are companies working on that very idea.
Another idea is generating electricity in general. Electricity should be everywhere. We should use many methods to generate it as possible, Hydro Electric damns, Fusion plants, Solar panels, Next Generation Nuclear Fission Plants (not necessarily unsafe ones where the fuel can be weaponized to make an Atomic Bomb.) Wind Turbines, and any number of things, the one thing we shouldn't be doing, is mining and burning Coal.
I never thought Slashdot would become a Michael Savage Bastion of Conservative Clap-traps but it has.
Scientists Engineer Cancer-Killing Stem Cells
Someone close to me died of Liver Cancer. I wish we had a treatment like this before he died.
If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?
I have Domain Controllers and a Public IP. And access to Tablets that run Cyanogenmod, They have the OwnCloud Client, and I have Root Control of my Tablets. My Domain controllers, at least one of them, sits in a Room and hums away and it has a Mirrored RAID. I can gain Physical access to this machine, and I can Collaborate with other users in my Domain. I can Print and Scan using my Cups and Sane Clients under Android. Even from far away. I have the ease of the Cloud with the security of knowing my data is mine, and not someone else's.
Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website
I'm starting to think that State, Provincial, Reigonal, Local and Federal governments should Purchase Technologies from companies, and then hire their own Salaried Engineers to actually handle the operations. Stop creating these service contracts and don't let this nonsense go on.
Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?
I've gotten along with DD-WRT and the Linksys E1200. It runs DD-WRT and supports Client Bridging.
People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use
People need electricity to conduct the business of their lives. The issue is not that we use electricity, Electricity isn't a pollutant, burning coal is a Pollutant. Electricity use isn't going to go down. The stupidity of this, is that we don't have Thorium power plants, or Microwave Satellites. (I think the reason Solar Power is failing is because the Earth's atmosphere is creating problems for the sun's Energy to reach us, but I could be wrong.)
But we're not, we are still, burning, to our own stupid jackassery, coal. It's insane.
China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative
The AD related stuff has been solved. Samba 4 is compatible with OpenLDAP Schemas and an increasing number of Linux programs support LDAP auto-configurations. Those are your policy objects.
HP Delivers a Big-Name, 7-inch Android Tablet For $100: Comes With Compromises
I have a huge problem with the fact that Android Tablets and by extension Chrome Books, require the use of Google Services. I have a Domain controller, and VPNs. I have Internal, CalDAV supported Calendaring, Tasks, and Contact distribution list systems. I have Samba File servers, and WebDav Shares with my data. But My data needs to stay My Data. Not Google's Data. When I buy an Android Tablet, I should NOT have to register for a GMAIL account. I don't want a GMail account. I want to log in to my Domain, and have the Android Calendar sync to my Calendars, and Contacts, not Google's. I cannot trust Google to not sync my CalDav based srevices with Google leaking everything on my internal servers to Google. Making an Android Tablet a security threat, and an iPad tablet, an even worse Security threat
Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?
I'm concerned that really, between having UEFI Boot forced on us, and now EME with FireFox, even Linux is losing the war against DRM and as such losing the war on Fair use computing rights entirely. I disgree that the Internet is becoming Cable 2.0, but, the issue is that really, this has escalated beyond a technology issue and into a law and society one. I don't see any real solution to this beyond massive changes at the governmental level. Like:
1. Repeal of the DMCA.
2. Copyright roolled back to 14 years as it was at first
3. No Software patents
4. Internet Providers declared common carrier utilities.
The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science
You are going to see that where Science conflicts with Religion, and in some cases Industry. The Current Science that we have, with the technology and Anthropology we have, rules out the possibility of the Christian religion having any basis in reality. It doesn't rule out the possibility a god exists. It only means that the current dominant Abrahamic religions are not realistic descriptions of the universe we live in.
But these religions justify how we treat other people, why certain social groups are stigmatized, and have a heavy impact on who are leaders are, what our laws are, how we raise our children, and the legitimacy of the standing governments. If the Religions aren't true, then there is no justification for the political positions of MANY people in the US Government.
In other cases, its that we are so dependent on dangerous sources of fuel, like Coal, and Petroleum, that there is the fear of an economic death spiral. So we shut our eyes and want to live in fantasy land, until it kills us.
Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?
iTunes 188.8.131.52 is listed/rated "Gold" so, yes, iTunes works.
Blender Foundation Video Taken Down On YouTube For Copyright Violation
Blender should file a Counter Claim against Sony. As well as try and get a strike against Sony for this. There is a term for this, False Flag abuse.
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