Should Google Get Aggressive About Monetizing Android?
This is a key point; though google do let you target devices:
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722028 and cariers.
True Size of the Shadow Banking System Revealed (Spoiler: Humongous)
Try setting up a bank yourself! It is extremely closely regulated and monitored; just not in our interests.
MI5 Hiring Industrial Espionage IT Support Staff
Apart from the reading fail of the submitter/editor. MI5 is the domestic agency; they spy on us, not on foreign businesses.
Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Store Data In Hard Copy?
The are encryption systems that you can do mentally. To stand up to a full attack by the NSA they may get a bit laborious (tbh, simply memorising the data is probably easier), but if you simply want to make it unprofitable to crack you can probably use http://www.schneier.com/solitaire.html.
NASA Mulling Joint Lunar Missions With Commercial Enterprises
We will be trading one deep gravity well for two.
Fairly basic engineering that the shouldn't be a single point of failure for all known life in the universe.
In Praise of Hackerspaces
So because you can afford a well equipped shop and already know how to use the tools other people shouldn't try and find ways to share the costs and help each other lean the skills?
World's First Tizen Tablet
They are very average specs for a branded Android tablet.
Still good to have more choice though.
Solar-Powered Boat Carries 8.5 Tons of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Quite a few boats have circled the globe with much greener propulsion.
Google Respins Its Hiring Process For World Class Employees
If GPAs are not an indicator but Google thought they where then their sample should show a negative correlation. i.e. people who were hired with low GPAs against the policy must have had something going for them?
Google Aims To Cull Child Porn By Algorithm, Not Human Review
As usually by the time it made it to the Slashdot headline it was completely miss-reported. They are working on a DB to share hashes of known images. This only prevents them having to review the image on each new URL, someone still has to have seen the image and added it to the DB (to be honest they had better be conforming these flags at least sometimes so that's two people etc.etc.)
Intel Removes "Free" Overclocking From Standard Haswell CPUs
Apple Updates MacBooks and Mac Pro Desktop With Haswell, "Unified Thermal Core"
If we are going to have a slashvert, lets at least link to the product page.
Google To Buy Waze For $1.3 Billion
I can only see this as a move to head off Apple (but why Apple didn't by them a year ago ...)
Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Another Dev Steals Your Work and Adds Their Name?
It is much more valuable (and more common at least in the UK) to include references. Simple letters from your past clients/employees covering what you did for them and how happy they were.
Without some ideal of the the goals, budget, time-scales, support, and in IT critically when the work was completed it is impossible to judge its quality.
Intelligence Director Claims NSA Surveillance Reports Inaccurate
Google/Facebook/Microsoft boast that they track your browsing, read your communication, and sell that data to advertisers. Why would you expect them refuse to share the data with a legitimate government? I am not even sure if I would even want them to refuse.
Your security and your privacy are your responsibility. Strong encryption and onion routing gave a technical solution long ago; we just need society to decide if it values privacy.
Sony Touts 25 Hour Battery Life For Haswell-Equipped Vaio Pro
It is not per-cell (at that weight it would be a much more notable breakthrough if it was).
So assuming the screen, backlight, memory, and SSD use no power at all. Then you can use 15% of your CPU/GPU for 14 hours - yay marketing!
In fact the USB 3 charging port alone would drain the main and external batteries in 9 hours with the laptop in full sleep.
BBC Clock Inaccurate - 100 Days To Fix?
All times mentioned in BBC articles (unless clearly stated) are in British local time, therefore this is the most useful clock for them to display.
Few non-British people are going to want to set there clock by the BBC; however many people read a new story that 'XYZ happened this morning', and it would be very useful to see how long ago that was.
BBC Clock Inaccurate - 100 Days To Fix?
Given that the vast majority of computers already display their time on the screen; it is reasonable to assume the only the purpose of an additional clock on the BBC website is to validate its accuracy.
n.b. a large proportion of the population grew up setting their watches to the BBC's pips, it is also natural to consider them an authority on the subject.
Can Microsoft Survive If Windows Doesn't Dominate?
If by workplace you mean 'Office' then they certainly will have a stronghold for many years. For the majority of the worlds population who don't work at a desk, desktops (even laptops require sitting down) seem unlikely to remain the best solution.
Gaming has a long history of toppling people with larger majority shares then Microsoft. The best way to think about the Xbox One that it currently has 0% market share, Microsoft have a lot of money and experience to change that, but so do other companies.
Ask Slashdot: How Important Is Advanced Math In a CS Degree?
It is very unlikely you will need 'accurate' stats. though.
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