3D Windowing System Developed Using Wayland, Oculus Rift
...they want their bad idea back!
Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift
...their IDE named Taylor.
Happy Pi Day
In the UK, it's Little Endian PI Day!
Power Cables' UV Flashes Apparently Frighten Animals
Anytime anything anywhere makes any sound or any motion my cat is scared out of her mind. That's just what animals do.
Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches
...I thought this was the law anyways. I never realized that n-contents were required for an n-resident facility. Of course, I'd like more clarification on occupant: Does my dog giving the "Pet me! Pet me!" look count as an occupant? Does crazy, drunk uncle Bill staying the weekend count?
Sophisticated Spy Tool 'The Mask' Rages Undetected For 7 Years
"poorly written"* "if you will look like an idiot"* "This would have"* "summaries similar to the ones for"* "Pete's sake"*
I count four.
Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
Seriously. None of us wants to draw out expression trees for every single thing we do.
Why not just get rid of ALL math notation while we're at it!?
Not not kill all language and communicate in internalized thought-vectors?
Seriously, are you kidding me? Is it April 1st somewhere? Going for the troll of the year award?
First Evidence That Google's Quantum Computer May Not Be Quantum After All
The original Slashdot post for the D-Wave announcement had an excellent comment: quantum annealing is NOT quantum computing, it's snake oil!
Former Dev Gives Gloomy Outlook On Linux Support For the Opera Browser
The Opera Browser?? WHAT YEAR IS IT!? (Robbin Williams)
Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize
This is just a setup to get Snowden out in the open, so the US can catch him and bring him back to Black Mesa.
Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'
Dang it, man... I came here to say that!
Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse
...what people do, as LONG AS THEY REMOVE THE CAPS LOCK!
Yes, I typed that holding shift. The first thing I've done on every KB since 1998? REMOVED THE CAPS LOCK! Yes, I'm a programmer, yes my #DEFINE are in caps, yes, I type my SQL in CAPS.
No, I'm not going to cry about my first-world problem of NEEDING TO HOLD DOWN SHIFT! It's easy to train your pinky to hold it-- it becomes natural real quick.
R2-D2: Mall Cop
They could have had an EPIC security system yelling out "EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!"
Property Managers Use DNA To Sniff Out Dog Poop Offenders
I've been saying this for years. When they find the person, they need to just leave that poop on the owner's doorstep. No further penalty is required.
Dial 00000000 To Blow Up the World
Upon reading the title, I got excited and tried it on my phone.
We are still here.
I guess I should have read the whole thing first.
Only 25% of Yahoo Staff "Eat Their Own Dog Food"
That's the wrong four letter word.
Ask Slashdot: Communication Skills For Programmers?
...limited to RFCs 791, 792, and 793.
Other than that, go away.