Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?
Cap guns. Baseball cards in bicycle spokes. The crack, as opposed to the ding, of the bat in baseball games.
Open Source Increasingly Replaced By Open APIs
The same can be said of an OS's APIs: "DOS isn't done 'till Lotus won't run".
Is Google Playing Fair With Groupon, et al?
google gives you a free email account, then uses it to market stuff to you. why would anyone be surprised, or upset? there are many free email options out there, use another one if you don't like how this one works.
Comcast's 105MBit Service Comes With Data Cap
A HD movie on iTunes is 4.7GB down. One movie a day 30 days = 141GB. Now let's do some TV. 4 shows a day also HD ~1GB per. (22min for 3 and 1 40min show) that's another 4 GB * 30 = 120 GB and voila, 262 GB / month.
who the hell watches one movie and four tv shows per DAY? if it's you, turn off the tv and take a walk.
What Kind of Data Center Can You Build With $500M?
re: your "designed in reverse" observation. Right on. And not only that, but many organizations still use those metrics of cpu cycles and I/O to bill internal clients for running reports. Which explains why people here in my current office are afraid to request reports.
How Do You Deal With Pirated Programs At Work?
In a meeting with your boos tell hom/her that one of your responsibilities as the IT guy is to ensure license compliance and that you would like to document all of your software. Ask for access to invoices to see what's been purchased. Inventory all software installed and prepare a report showing where there might be an issue. Offer a solution or solutions to dealing with the issue: buying licenses, researching alternative programs, etc.
Don't be confrontational, don't be a dick, don't make threats or demands. Do tell them about the BSA and what can happen if they are to get audited. Turn your concerns into a positive for the company. That's why they hired you.
Court Demands Private Facebook Data
with all due respect to a fellow slashdot poster, if you are asking a court to give you money for "loss of enjoyment of life" then your life is now fair game for examination. relying solely on the plaintiffs statements would not make for a just proceeding.
Could Fake Phishing Emails Help Fight Spam?
I'm not a kernel developer, but every mailing list to which I once subscribed moved to web based forums, which I find much, much more convenient to use. I think mailing lists are a relic which some are reluctant to give up, and I'm sure there may be good reasons for that. I just don't know what they are.
If a "solution" to spam were to exist or be developed, and mailing lists suffered collateral damage, there are other ways for the participants to communicate and discuss.
Plethora of New User Space Filesystems For Mac OS X
much of that problem is a holdover from pre-OS X days. many Mac users got so used to using little hacks from garage developers that they keep using them with OS X rather than finding a better way to do it. I've been a productive Mac users since 10.0 and haven't seen the need for "haxies" or other Rube Goldberg type programs.
On Black Friday I...
My Levi 501's never change in style, and last a hell of a long time. I am ntt a slave to fashion. Black Friday makes me sad.
"FOSS Business Model Broken" — Former OSDL CEO
Perhaps, but solutions make money. I'm using some genuinely crappy software on an assignment now, but it's got the largest share of its market, and my employer is paying bags of money to use it. There is no open source equivalent, because it requires more expertise than just writing good code: legal, financial, and regulatory expertise isn't cheap.
How to Deal With an Aging Brain?
and I've started making efforts to use external memory as much as possible: calendars, phonebooks, todo lists. All the things I didn't need 10 years ago.
i've been told that a good diet and exercise can help, but it's not THAT bad yet.
i forget people's names right after they introduce themselves. i lose my car keys every morning.
my daughter (8) is taking advantage of this; "daddy, remember you told me you'd take me to a movie." shit, maybe I did.
Review: Gears of War 2
not very relevant to the overall discussion, but my public library has PC games available for borrowing. Some new ones, even.
Otherland MMO Announced
like many other SF/Fantasy series, Otherland started strong, but it became obvious in the second volume that the author hadn't thought it all through and just started making it up as he went along (ala George Lucas).
there should be an exception to copyright rules that would let someone step in under these circumstances and write the sequel that the initial story deserves.
as for the online game aspect, why should we expect it to be anything other than one more level grinding bore with pretty graphics? when it's gotten to where character classes have generic descriptions (tank, etc.) no matter what they are supposed to represent, all that's left is changing the pictures.
MMOs have become a lazy way to make games.
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