Microsoft's Age-Old Image Library 'Clip Art' Is No More
exactly. I don't know why the responses here are so positive. Getting rid of a primarily vector based library that takes up little space and is available locally is not a great move at all. If you don't like it, fine don't use it. But your points are well taken - this move to online everything is tedious, slow, and frustrating. I need my documents in a cloud, but I sure don't need my bloody word processor in the cloud.
Think Global, install Local.
Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition
Have you tried any of those apps on an ipad? They are really dumbed down and extremely frustrating to anyone that has experience with the full flegged versions of any of those packages. I got a keyboard and wireless mouse for my ipad (jailbroken of course for simultaneous use) and tried my darned best to make it replace my laptop with apps such as you described and all kinds of jailbreak hacks. It drove me to near madness always getting near what I wanted to accomplish done or getting it done with 5 extra steps each time. I switched to the surface 3 and have never looked back - it is so gratifying being able to run real software for content creation but being able to switch to tablet mode for consumption.
You have to keep in mind that Apple does not want you creating content on the ipad, thus it is not at all optimized for it. If you question this for a second, consider why in the world you would need to jailbreak the darn thing just to use a mouse and keyboard. Eventually the surface will force Apple to make a content capable tablet, and who knows, it could be better than M$'s. Until then, M$ has the most advanced and capable tablet currently in my mind.
Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans
According the government it's not a problem if they kill good guys either - they are now authorized to kill Americans on american soil if so inclined for instance.
What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?
Can you clarify? This was modded as a 3 so there must be some people out there that understand what you meant. At first glance I thought you meant a compelling reason for pushing forward with self-driving cars - but that would clearly have been flame-bait.
WSJ: Google X Display Team Works Toward Bezel-Free Modular Displays
agreed. pay article, but I suspect the summary may be leaving some detail out here. I'm not sure why this would be an issue at all. Pixel 4000 is last one on screen one - pixel 4001 is first on screen 2. Giant jumbo tron screens are modular - this seems like a solved problem. I wonder how you protect the edge of a bezel-free monitor though?
What To Expect With Windows 9
c'mon now- how is this not modded up?
Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs
"Related: an article at Gizmodo explains that it takes surprisingly little hardware to replicate (at least most of) Netflix's current online catalog in a local data center. "
It's not surprising. It all boils down to the compression algorithm used. By maintaining a library of nearly exclusively B list movies Netflix is able to seed their algorithm with just a few titles like "Plan 9 from Outer Space", "Catwoman", and "Gigli". The rest of the movie files contain quite a bit of material that has a high degree of overlap with these films which allows for heavy compression. Did you know that "Hitch" for example only takes up 6mb when referenced across a library of these 3 films using the netflix compression schema? It's true.
Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?
What do you mean a specific phone or vendor? The Pebble has been around for a long time and has no such allegiances.
And ugly? Have you seen the Steel? It's more handsome than the majority of watches I've owned.
Calendar alerts, live weather, caller ID, and text messages all have made me a fan of my Pebble. Try one for a couple of weeks - I'm pretty sure you'll become a convert. I'm sure it varies based on style, but I've discovered that I probably only respond to about 30-40% of text messages (some are ignored, others are received ends of conversations). The rest can be viewed on my watch without having to ever mess with the phone.
With a watch and a blue tooth head set soon enough the question will not longer be who needs a smartwatch, it will be who needs a smartphone - I think the mini-tablet will ultimately reign supreme and act as a hub for tiny peripherals. That's what I'm hoping for at least.
Which desktop environment do you like the best?
Windows BOB is still the best!
A Dispatch From Outside the Prison Holding Barrett Brown
"Yesterday, I got as close as any media physically can to Barrett Brown"
Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?
This is true of all learned subjects.
Temper your nihilism.
Ask Slashdot: Should I Get Google Glass?
Do you already have a moustache? If yes, you are probably creepy enough to wear google glass - consider it if you have funds left over after buying a nice pair of tight leather pants.
FBI: $10,000 Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At an Aircraft
Aren't ground lasers what laser guided missiles use to target precise locations? A couple example cases of jets equipped with these should get the message across.
Schiller Says Apple Is the Last PC Maker From the Mac Era, Forgets About HP
I've forgotten about HP too. I think we all should.
Backdoor Discovered In Netgear and Linkys Routers
probably the linksys hardware. As the parent mentioned the solution is a good Buffalo Router. I have run dd wrt on my buffalo for over a year at a clip and still going strong about 9 years out now.
Ask Slashdot: Command Line Interfaces -- What Is Out There?
great. I've been looking for a good command line spell check. All the graphics on the gui spell checkers are very distracting.
60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out
I bet some people with brains also might have dimmers. Even the best dimmable CFL dims nowhere near as nicely as a good incandescent. Some high-end LEDs dim a little better but hum and flicker is still a huge widespread problem with these. Some people with brains also like saving money. CFL only saves money after quite some time - for short term applications incandescents are a cost saver.
Re: Daylight Saving Time, I would most like
Arizona may be backwards about the vast majority of things, but at least they have this right - daylight savings time doesn't exist!
Game Preview: Firefall (video)
anyone have a link to the video? When I hit play it was just a series of ads strung together.
US Promises Not To Kill Or Torture Snowden
This is the same government that specifically said it was not running the exact kind of spy program Snowden described? The same government that had authorized robotic drones to spy on and kill it's own citizens?
Well I for one trust them, let's bring him home, what could go wrong?
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