Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization
... now we get to see comments everywhere flooded with "Can I haz invite code, plz. firstname.lastname@example.org kthx"
Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks
Yeah, you defflinitely have "allow" it. But most people don't read half the messages excel or powerpoint throw at them. Just accept, accept, open, enable, install, install. Why do we even make botnets... I'm sure the users would do it on their own if they were prompted.
Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic
How interesting, you're paying initially for the opportunity to use the internet at a cretain bandwidth and then actually paying for the content you're using. Sort of like paying the capital cost for the infrastructure and then paying for the usage. Like paying for the sewer pipes each month then paying for water. While this isn't ideal, I don't consider it a terrible way to look at things. Maybe if you had a reduced subscription so everything balanced out (though we all know that won't happen).
Ask Slashdot: Event Sign-Up Software Options For a Non-Profit?
The vagueness of this made my eyes hurt - oh and the traditional, "How did this make it to the front page?"
Now that's out of the way, if you honestly can find a great product that harnesses all your needs with only a reasonable amount of customization then I'm sure they would be intrigued by it. But as in anything, you need to make a convincing argument. Lots of analysis about the cost/time/training savings that this "out of the box" system would use. However, there's a reason completely custom software exists. It matches the way the business runs not forcing the business to run how some generic software forces them to. I'd be more specific, but your context doesn't allow it.
NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew
I guess it's time to update the adage of "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" to "Women go to Mars, Men chill out and drink beer on Earth"
Favorite clickbait hook?
I keep seeing the poll out of the corner of my eye and wonder... what's the werid trick? I guess I'm the fish they are trying to bait. sigh.
Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts
Is this a suprise? I felt like this is a pretty obvious one. I mean, a newsworthy article would be that Apple would then use this data to induce mass climate change and natural disasters where there is a low density of Apple users to increase their market share.
How Lobby Groups Rejected the Canadian Government's Plan To Combat Patent Trolls
What a cute way of saying loss of campaign financing...
Glad to know those guys are staying on the fringe of tech.
The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store
This seems to make the implication that the android market isn't full of crap too. I feel like a lot of this is due to people who could make a lot more money for a lot less effort. The mobile market has become saturated. Just as in the software market for normal applications, it'll only continue to be harder to make money.
What it comes down to, as long as there are people in using the marketplace, there will be people trying to make money off of those people. If iOS continues to dwindle and doesn't stabilize then it'll continue to lose developers. If it manages to maintain a reasoanble percentage of the market, people will stay to harvest the money available.
Prosthetic Hand Capable of Delivering Texture Sensations
This is one of those obvious things that makes more sense afterward. Clearly the nerves have had years of constant input and you just take that away... it make sense that system would create false/phantom input as an assumption that it should be receiving some sort of signal. By increasing the amount of input, it creates a more normal state for the body... the more you knooooow.
Ask Slashdot: Capture the Flag Training
$ grep -v flag ctf.txt
Reverse Engineering the Oculus Rift DK2's Positional Tracking Tech
Welcome to the internet where the facts are made up and citations don't matter...
Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?
At some point you somehow have to say yes or no. There is no perfect grading system, and that's why many schools look at SAT - GPA combination scores so that you can have a weaker SAT (or ACT) score as long as you have a stonger GPA and vice versa. I guess I just feel like the more complex the system, the easier it is to play the subtleties of the system. When it's cut and dry - it just makes things more straight forward.
Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film
Sounds like it'll just be a very pixelated ender's game.
Building Apps In Swift With Storyboards
As App development and programming becomes simpler and more dumbed down it has the effect of increasing the number of people who are capable of producing a non-complex App.
That drives down the value of an App developer.
While I agree this is true on the surface, it'll only really effect the short term. It's basically the same as the dotcom bubble when anyone that could spell java could get a job... but all bubbles burst and the people with the depth of knowledge will last in positions.
Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices
Of course there are the usual complaints of "This is my device and I only what I want." However, I feel like it's naturally in their best interest to provide a standard user experience across multiple platforms. Since much of the mobile debate is with regard to OS instead of actual device, it's just a standard PR move.
2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States
Yeah, this seems like a pretty easy fix. Just a little message on the radio or clear sticker on the instrument panel. Done.
Euclideon Teases Photorealistic Voxel-Based Game Engine
So as well all know... the better it looks, the worse the gameplay will be - and the storyline will be even worse.
Ask Slashdot: How To Keep Students' Passwords Secure?
I'd say keeping the list in the last page of a notebook or binder should be sufficient... and I feel like it's pretty reasonable for the teacher to have a copy of the students passwords in case they lose/forget the notebook.
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