Amazon Is Testing a $10-Per-Month Ebook Service
How about a $10 month unlimited Audiobook service?
Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House
Don't forget about getting people to vote against their self interests. You just shout the right keyword and watch your political base come running ignoring the fact that their being completely screwed over by the people they elected. We are all completely fucked. Well except for the rich. But that goes without saying.
Firefox Was the Most Attacked & Exploited Browser At Pwn2own 2014
I've just not found that to be the case since the M days. And that's with usually 3-4 windows with lots of tabs open. I actually like and use both Chrome and Firefox. I think to say one is oh so much better than the other just doesn't fly from what I've seen and what my users have said. They both work very well.
Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
" I never want to be stuck in a job where my supervisor is an opinionated moron again."
Unfortunately you've just described at least 50% of the jobs out there so chances are you'll run into another moron boss at a future job. :)
Glad to hear you found something else that pays the bills and you enjoy. Nothing worse in life then working at a job you hate.
What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?
Don't run normal users under the Administrator account and use Chrome. Also there are a ton of resources on hardening windows out there. If you are familiar enough to know how to install and configure Linux and even if you aren't, then something like this should be trivial http://krebsonsecurity.com/201...
I'm hardly saying Windows is somehow better or more secure then Linux, just that with a little planning you can avoid having your computer get ruined every time your kids use it.
HealthCare.gov Can't Handle Appeals of Errors
The private sector has just a many fuck ups. If I had a nickel for every half baked project I've come across in in the "private" sector.... Bottom line is people cut corners in IT just like they do in every other occupation in life. I not defending this botched rollout, just saying that kind of thing happens all the time. It just tends to be more noticeable when the details of a failed project can't be hidden behind closed doors like it so happens when the failures are with private companies.
The "Triple Package" Explains Why Some Cultural Groups Are More Successful
"their culture is structured in such a way that death of one member is nothing - even a massacre of millions to the Jews is nothing - as long as their culture gets to live on."
That is by far the most bizarre thing I've ever read on Slashdot. A) you make "them" sound 100% like the Borg B) if your theory was correct it would be applicable to any religious group not just Jews. And finally C) go ahead and next time you talk to a Jew ask them if the massacre of millions is considered "nothing" as long as some structure/Jewish traditions live on and I think you'll find a ever so slightly different take on how resistant Jews are to genocide.
Code.org: Give Us More H-1B Visas Or the Kids Get Hurt
Let's get one thing straight.
There are a fuck-ton of conservatives in Congress. There are not a fuck-ton of liberals in Congress.
There may be a bunch of Democrats in Congress, but they sure as heck aren't all Liberal. This is vs the Republican party where they are all Conservative.
Gunman Opens Fire At LAX
Why does this offend you so much? Most people consider AR-15s Assault rifles right or wrong. I suppose we should be glad he didn't have the full auto military version but I really don't get your outrage.
Blaming the news for reporting that he used an Assault rifle when most people likely agree the AR-15 falls within that common definition makes no sense. It's frankly unbelievable that you are more bothered out the term "Assault rifle" being mentioned vs the actual shooting. I'm sure the family of the murdered will be comforted by the fact it wasn't an "Assault" rifle and "only" an AR-15 that killed him.
Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
First for people who hate it, maybe make the classic view more like the current one with light text on a dark background? Personally I'd go same font you have but use something to box it in from the rest of the body of the article.
Second maybe adjust the "Tri-View" triple headline photo layout thing? Maybe it's just those particular photos, but imho it looks a bit too cluttered and the photos seem to run into each other vs cleanly flowing.
My 2 cents.
Microsoft Takes Another Stab At Tablets, Unveils Surface 2, Surface 2 Pro
Microsoft, in late 2013 just came out with 2 tablets that don't offer LTE? Oh right next year they say. Smart business move.
The people with the money to burn on these devices and a wireless plan to go along with them just want to pay once and then have connectivity everywhere without thinking. Definitely a short-sighted move IMHO.
Apple Starts Blocking Unauthorized Lightning Cables With iOS 7
What else can you say? What can you say about a company that charges $20 for a fucking usb charging cable and then blocks everyone else from making legally compatible cheaper fucking charger cables. Oh right it's for safety... . So now if I upgrade to IOS 7 I have to spend $60 on new cables? This is douchebaggery on a whole other level.
A New Spate of Deaths In the Wireless Industry
They really should wear parachutes by default. It's just takes one tiny slip and....
Memory Wars May Herald Mobile Devices With Terabytes of Capacity
Haven't tried it but, http://tanguy.ortolo.eu/blog/article93/usb-udf
They mention XP might be read only if you go UDF on a device.
Training Materials for NSA Spying Tool "XKeyScore" Revealed
I know, still one can dream... :-)
Training Materials for NSA Spying Tool "XKeyScore" Revealed
Yes I saw that, and although it shouldn't by now it really pisses me off.
"Massive distributed Linux cluster"
"System can scale Linearly - simply add a new server to the cluster"
How about we get Linus to bury some code in there so we can spy on the NSA? See how they like it?
The $200,000 Software Developer
Yes, don't settle. Be the pushy guy who everyone just goes along with because it's just not worth it to fight you. Ever wonder why complete idiots are managers? Sometimes it's dumb luck, sometimes it's because you are good at what you do, but more than not someone above notices that a person is vocal with a capital V and doesn't compromise aka is a leader.
Being the nice guy or "doing the right thing" doesn't get you anywhere in business. When it comes down to it you can either A) be really really freaking good at what you do and have the balls to negotiate for your services without backing down or B) be that vocal pushy guy who gets places due to shear willpower. If you think that just doing your job well day after day and year after year while being a good coworker will move you ahead you are sorely mistaken.
Common sense probably, I know. But that's definitely not what they teach you before you get sent out into the world.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Offers 2,304 Cores For $650
Where have you been since 1997? Since then you've been able to consistently spend roughly $200 per video card and play the latest games at acceptable settings. That's why people cast a sneer at a $1,000 card let alone a $650 card that in of itself can build a really fast computer.
Microsoft Unveils Xbox One
Any news on if it can play Xbox 360 games? The thing is if MS drops 360 Xbox Live support the 360 becomes an expensive boat anchor. Everything on the 360 revolves around Live including your profiles, Important game patches, Video content like renting movies and HBO GO, etc.
I guess I can live without being able to play 360 games on the One but then Microsoft HAS to keep Live going on the 360 for as long as people are willing to pay for Live service. People have a ton of money invested in these systems and If MS says "Sorry buy the new one and all new games" that would be a big Fuck You to all of us. There is definitely something to be said for old cartridge and cdrom based gaming systems that were pre-internet. They all work now and will all work 15 years from now. The 360 probably won't.
"Terrorist" Lyrics Land High Schooler In Jail
Sorry, but in no way does requiring background checks equate to disarming citizens. That we don't have universal background checks is a travesty. Enough with the delusions of persecution already.
On the corrupting of Open Source
I'm just going to copy and paste this quote from Linuxtoday from a comment on a story on Xandros. I had posted basically the same feeeling here
Linux today quote:
"We already have enough distros mixing small amounts of proprietary code in with their distro. I think I'll pass. I certainly don't want to ever live to see the day when all linux distros are in some small part proprietary. At that point what's the point of the GPL anyway? The license just becomes a marketing tool when really they are just paying lip service. Kinda like Apple does, but at least Apple is using code specifically licensed for that purpose.
Linux ain't BSD, so I wish these companies would stop basing their distros on mostly GPL code. The people who make up the vast majority of any linux distro usually choose the GPL license for a reason. For that reason I will continue to campaign against companies like Xandros, Suse, and Lindows who are restricting the ability to modify and redistribute code. "
Words to live by.
First Journal post
This if my first post in my journal. I've seen people link to them in their titles, but I've never looked into it. Well now I guess I have one as well.
I also noticed there are like 4 people who clicked the "fan" button. I think that's pretty cool, although apparantly I have no friends or foes though. :-)