Ask Slashdot: State of the Art In DIY Security Systems?
More likely to be bought out, especially if it's been in business for only a few years. There are a lot of these guys that start the business with the sole intention of building up the subscriber base and selling it to the highest bidder. Find a local company, *with its own central station*, that's been in business more then 10 years. Look around for their customers, which you can find by looking for their window stickers. Ask them about their reputation.
There are a lot of whores and trunk slammers in this business, but they're usually easy to spot if you know what to look for.
Scientists Forced To Reexamine Theories In Light of Massive Gamma-Ray Burst
This is the first result for the Google search "Why do stars explode".
Ask Slashdot: Easy, Open Source Desktop-Sharing Software?
The same setup can be used with a remote linux client using x11vnc.
I use this at work to support Laptop users in the field.
Protecting Your Tablet From a Fall From Space
No reentry. It wasn't falling from space. Put it in orbit next time and see what happens.
Ask Slashdot: Self-Hosted Gmail Alternatives?
We used to run Kolab at the office until we switched to Google Apps. It wasn't bad.
Data Review Brings Major Setback In Higgs Boson Hunt
Will someone with mod points please mod the parent up?
Only Fox News is trying to connect this with the Higgs... the bastion of science reporting that they are.
Tornado Risk Seen For Social Security Data Center
Don't they have geographically disperse redundant data centers to avoid an issue like a tornado taking them completely down?
Microsoft Buying Skype for $8.5B
Google Talk has a Voice & Video plugin for the three major platforms. It works right in the browser. You can even do video chat from an android tablet.
Dropbox Can't See Your Dat– Er, Never Mind
Try Spideroak. 2GB free. They encrypt client side and have no access to your data.
Dell Reveals Specs For the Looking Glass Tablet
Resistive Touchscreen, not quite enough RAM. Videos I found show it not rotating automatically, and performance a bit choppy. Slightly outdated Android 2.1.
So close though.
Is Linux At the End of Its Life Cycle?
More then likely he was confusing a specific distribution with Linux itself. It seems plausable that he meant "[Distro X] is near end of life, so now would be a good time to create our own Distro to replace it, managed by us." I mean, if Linux itself was out of date, then why build your own OS from it? Also, the article mentions Red Hat several times. It seems thats the distro they are using now, which again reinforces my thought that they are talking about a distribution being out of date, not all of Linux.
FCC Approves Changes To Cable Box Rules
currently consumers overwhelmingly choose to rent a box from their cable provider
Back when I had cable a couple years ago, there was no choice. If I wanted the deal, I *had* to rent the box. It sat under my sofa for a year, collecting dust and costing me money until I just had enough of it and canceled the service.
Lawyer Is Big Winner In Webcamgate Settlement
Of course it's outrageously expensive. They are taught by other lawyers.
Against Apple, Ballmer Floats Microsoft Merger With Adobe
As far as I know, that is not correct. PDF is an open format, and anyone can write software to create PDF's without needing a licence from Adobe. The reason PDF export isn't built into MS Office is because MS decided not to do it.
Visible Light 'X-Ray' Sees Through Solid Objects
Hmm... Didn't hurt that time.
Non-Embryonic Stem Cells Developed From Skin Cells
For those that believe that a human life begins at conception, there is no moral difference between an embryo and a zygote.
Prices Slashed For Nook, Kindle E-Readers
You only got one of your android facts right. In your quest to find out which one it is I'm sure you will learn much.
Where Does IT Fall Within Your Organization?
I am the IT department. I have the org chart right here. It looks like this:
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Peon Peon Peon Peon
It works out great, although the VP is cluefull.
Church Turns To Facebook To Find Priests
I couldn't find a Jerusalem Bible online fast enough.
Here it is:
1 The Spirit has explicitly said that during the last times some will desert the faith and pay attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines that come from devils,
2 seduced by the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are branded as though with a red-hot iron:
3 they forbid marriage and prohibit foods which God created to be accepted with thanksgiving by all who believe and who know the truth.
4 Everything God has created is good, and no food is to be rejected, provided it is received with thanksgiving:
5 the word of God and prayer make it holy.
Here is the New American:
1 Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the last times some will turn away from the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits and demonic instructions
2 through the hypocrisy of liars with branded consciences.
3 They forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected when received with thanksgiving,
5 for it is made holy by the invocation of God in prayer.
Here is the Douay:
1 Now the Spirit manifestly saith, that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error, and doctrines of devils,
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, and having their conscience seared,
3 Forbidding to marry, to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving by the faithful, and by them that have known the truth.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be rejected that is received with thanksgiving:
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
Anything else you care to complain about?