Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?
Google Spreadsheet + a form?
Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences
Could we allow prisoners the option of serving a 1 year sentence in 4 months by using time-dilation drugs? Or a 25yr sentence in 8 years?
Bill Gates Doesn't Work At Microsoft Anymore
Bill Gates is a geek, Steve Balmer is a salesman. Microsoft (a technology company) is tanking because it's being run by middle management now, while previously it was run by geeks.
Expect the same thing from Google eventually, and Apple when Steve Jobs leaves.
What Do You Do When Printers Cost Less Than Ink?
Go to Staples, near the back of the store there will often be an electronics recycling bin. Leave the printer there.
When Should We Ditch Our Platform?
Avoid the latest technology, use languages/tools/etc with a proven mainstream history. This might mean you need to skip having the fastest and flashiest, but in return you'll have code that people will know how to maintain five years from now.