top UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime
I think you mean an o'ffence.
top Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman
Not only that, but they moved to New Zealand according to Syfy (http://m.syfy.com/?p=Show&show=Almighty Johnsons)
top In 2012, Facebook Altered Content To Tweak Readers' Emotions
... that's pretty shocking.
top How Disney Built and Programmed an Animatronic President
I knew they were big in the lobbying industry for copyright extensions, but surely this is a step too far?
top Pixar To Give Away 3D RenderMan Software
... no it reads like 'any' commercial use. So we're safe from versions of Candy Crush Saga with sub-surface scattering for a while yet
top No, HealthCare.gov Doesn't Require 500 Million Lines of Code
That much Perl?
That's probably the whole app there, with each line being around 10,000 characters of obfuscated self-referencing goodness.
The rest is just quotes from Tolkien.
top Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android
... it's time to find a new best friend.
top How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?
But security and safety are not free, as peoples around the world are already familiar with. Free software in itself, as in the past few days has been laid out to dry by every VC-backed non-open idea factory in the US, is not the reason why you now need to change your passwords. The reasons should be self-evident.
top The Highest-Flying Wind Turbine
All I hear are 'breaking' and 'wind' in the same sentence
top How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?
Anything other than an NSA-approved offsite backup?
top Rolls Royce Developing Drone Cargo Ships
I remember reading about a plane where there was a crawspace so you could do maintenance
No, that's where they put the snakes.
top Translating President Obama's NSA Reform Promises Into Plain English
He should have just pulled out a six string and strummed along to Kris Kristofferson. "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose..."
top Why iTunes Radio Could Take Down Pandora
It's probably 'standard' in the same sort of sense that the 'World Series' Baseball championship means nothing to anyone outside the 100-mile Fourth Amendment Exclusion Perimeter
top Have eBooks Peaked?
Quite interesting that some comments on here relate to _your_ ability to profit from someone else's work (ie to resell with no profit share, or to reduce your tax liability, disguised as charitable donating). These were unmanaged side-effects of traditional publishing, due to a book's physical nature, but something which they'd have to reinvent as a managed competency, to keep you happy, in the digital realm.
top British Prime Minister Promises Default On Porn Blocking
Images of abuse are as bad as sharing movies and tunes.
top Curiosity Rover On Standby As NASA Addresses Computer Glitch
Didn't Apple just disable Flash again? Coincidence? Knew they should have turned off remote updating on the Rover's Mac Mini.
about a year and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: Best Book For 11-Year-Old Who Wants To Teach Himself To Program?
A desire to solve problems is a must, and there might be safer waters to try before you get to all the stumbling blocks and white space sensitivity that certain text editor programming languages will gleefully hurl in the way. There must be other means of analysing and describing attractive problems first, and to drive a thirst for solution-finding, before selecting a tool to go further on the journey.
I'd want to go at it from the angle of kindling a need to build or fix something, rather than assuming that learning a particular paradigm, at any age, will be of much intrinsic value. I'd like more creators and inventors than career programmers ;-)
top Facebook Expected To Go Public Next Week
Shudder to think what will become of this hulk when the masses move on to the next thing and the investors look a little silly. Will its red giant / downward spiral business strategy be based on firing patent suits at anyone who ever thought of adding social concepts to their projects?