Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry
When it comes to Apple, the media trumps it as 'the most innovative" tech company. No body adds the fact that the "innovation" is built on the backs of others.
In the Unverified Digital World, Are Journalists and Bloggers Equal?
And there's your difference. Kosovo carved *itself* out of Yugoslavia. *Russia* carved the Crimea out of Ukraine.
No! You lie! The Crimean people [democratically] voted to join Russia.
Want a link? Here you go.
In the Unverified Digital World, Are Journalists and Bloggers Equal?
...for evidence of this, just look at how the recent Crimea issue has been handled.
No one raised a finger when Kosovo was carving itself out of Yugoslavia. No body is asking the tough questions. No body from the big media houses sees the USA's double standards...
AMD Develops New Linux Open-Source Driver Model
Ever since I read this article, I have been taking a closer look at AMD. What I find is that this is a company in trouble. When I visit computer shops, I do not see anything equivelent to AMD Inside!
Question is: Does AMD still matter?
Ask Slashdot: Will Older Programmers Always Have a Harder Time Getting a Job?
There are certainly older programmers who can produce much better software at faster rates than their younger counterparts, but it is difficult to prove and requires the employer to take a greater risk in hiring you.
It isn't difficult at all. At my company, an "older programmer" solved a bug in code written by a younger fella by introducing a function that we all never knew about. This fella refactored code, cleaned up the mess we had in our AIX/DB2 system and saved my company lots of cash by single handedly writing code that verified that our data migration to PostgreSQL from the mentioned DB2 system was worthwhile.
Specifically, he wrote code that printed cheques the way we wanted (Numbers to words), in about 1/4 of the lines of code we had. All this by employing functions we never knew existed. Nothing can beat knowledge/experience. Nothing!
U.S. Aims To Give Up Control Over Internet Administration
a move likely to please international critics but alarm some business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web.
So, because something isn't US led, it becomes inefficient? Give me a break...Or are you kidding me?
White House Responds To Net Neutrality Petition
No, it's referred to as a non-answer
I am disappointed to say the least!
Google Poised To Settle EU Anti-Trust Probe
I wonder what that Yahoo boss thinks of Google, now that she's out of there.
One thing I can guarantee: This [settlement] won't be enough for Microsoft and its ilk.
Examining the User-Reported Issues With Upgrading From GCC 4.7 To 4.8
Does this mean 4.8 is flawed, or that you shouldn't use it? 'Not at all,' he concluded. 'You can certainly use 4.8,' provided you keep in mind the occasional bug in the system."
It reminds me of the [in]famous Windows 9x BSOD whenever I wanted to print some particular Word document. If I wanted it to print without throwing the BSOD, all I had to do was to remove the leading space at the begining of the header. The same document prints fine in Windows XP.
With this kind of logic, it just doesn't make sense!
Target Credit Card Data Was Sent To a Server In Russia
If the attackers had left a script behind to effectively re-partition or even reformat the compromised servers' hard-drives.
But what troubles me the most is the common American citizen's perception that we (as Americans), lie at the epitome of technology that works; after all, we have the "biggest and greatest" technology companies, right?
Silicon Valley Workers May Pursue Salary-Fixing Lawsuit
...Or do they simply have circumstantial evidence? For, if the companies got into a pact via a "gentleman's agreement" - an agreement not written down on paper and not recorded in speech anywhere, potential employees will have a tough time proving their case.
Disclaimer: I support Google, Apple and their ilk.
James Gosling Grades Oracle's Handling of Sun's Tech
While I applaud James for his contribution to Java, I am afraid he's of no consequence to its direction now.
It would have been better if he proposed some kind of direction Oracle should have taken with Java.
Daily Pot Use Tied To Age of First Psychotic Episode
And this is because this research doesn't answer the following question:
Can we be sure that even though psychosis manifested itself earlier in the subject population, it (psychosis), still maifested itself later in this particular group?
In otherwords, can we be sure that pot use in this specific group didn't delay psychosis even though on average, psychosis came earlier as compared to the other group?
I know of folks who use pot daily. They are now in their late 90s. One could argue that pot is responsible for their delayed psychosis if at all, no?
Linux Distributions Storing Wi-Fi Passwords In Plain Text
...like it was mentioned and extensively discussed in this Slashdot submission not so long ago.
Internet Commenting Growing Away From Anonymity
Sites like YouTube and the Huffington Post are leading the charge, requiring users to log in via Google+ and Facebook respectively in order to establish a real-world identity.
I still maintain my fake but according to facebook and Google+, "true identities" of myself. And guess what; it was very easy to get it set up.
Apple Fined In Taiwan For iPhone Price Fixing
If I were Apple, it would be business as usual as the fine can be recouped in just 20 minutes of worldwide operations. In fact, I'd be laughing all the way to the bank as I'd simply ask our field offices to add a few cents to the cost of devices.
This is surely some joke or useless gimmick.
Snowden Gives Alternative Christmas Message On Channel 4
Just think about it for a sec...
If an Iranian or Russian version of Snowden had defected to the [mighty] USA, we would be trumpeting our "superior" system and way-of-life as compared to "those other nations."
We would be saying we're glad to be living here where ther's the "rule of law" yada yada yada...
But because he was one of us, our government is instead labeling him as a traitor. Sadly, a good number of Americans don't see the hipocrisy!!
Run Netflix On OpenSUSE
One of the reasons could be that Netflix still uses Microsoft's Silverlight which is not supported on Linux. (emphasis mine)
You would think this alone is the reason, but wait...there's more: -
However Linux users have managed to get it to work on their distros.
So, the same Linux that isn't supported can have Netflix run after all!!
Now openSUSE users can also run Netflix using Pipelight."
Ohh my mistake! This is Slashdot, right?
Obamacare and Middle-Wheel-Wheelbarrows
"The Obamacare sign-up site was a classic example of managers saying 'not invented here' and doing everything wrong, as described in Poul-Henning Kamp's Center Wheel for Success, at ACM Queue."
I mean, you folks at Slashdot should have called it the Affordable Care Act website then reminded us that it's also known as Obamacare. But to call it what it isn't in the first sentence of introduction is [very] unfortunate!
Disclaimer: I am neiter Democrat nor Republican.
Verizon and AT&T Join the 'Transparency Report' Club
However, telecom and tech firms are still barred from releasing data on national security requests from the FBI and U.S. intelligence services."
How about "leaking it" Snowden style via some "contractor?" Heck, if it hapned to the NSA, it can surely happen to some big corporation. No?
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