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How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?
With any luck, no more than is necessary to shut the doors and turn out the lights.
Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years
"I would also predict that the vast majority of our customers would never be caught in the buying the additional buckets of usage, that we will always want to say the basic level of usage at a sufficiently high level that the vast majority of our customers are not implicated by the usage-based billing plan."
"640k ought to be enough for anyone*"
"Let them eat cake"
*Looks like Gates never said that
Samsung 'Smart' Camera Easily Hackable
...a simple port scan reveals that the camera is running an unprotected X server (running Enlightenment).
And here I thought I was the only one running Enlightenment
IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt
This seems appropriate:
This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions
It looks like that watch might be running MS/TRES
Your Car Will Tell You How To Hit the Next Green Light
It's called "Hypermiling"
And it's difficult to do when everyone around you is hell bent on getting to that next red light before it turns green.
Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy
If you can't make money off copies of your work, don't release copies of your work.
Musicians should only perform live and Hollywood movies should only be shown in theaters.
The rest of us like our internet just the way it is, thank you very much.
Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?
Nowadays I only write scripts (PHP, Perl, Python, Bash, sh) and I debug with print, error_log, echo and exit/quit().
"Shark Tank" Competition Used To Select Education Tech
Senator Dianne Feinstein: NSA Metadata Program Here To Stay
"'..."I don't believe so," Feinstein said during an appearance on NBC's Meet the
Press. "The president has very clearly said that he wants to continue to recieve
the funding provided by the contractors who supply the equipment, software and
bodies involved in this billion-dollar operation. So I think we would agree with
him. I know a dominant majority of the - everybody, virtually, except two or
three, on the Senate Intelligence Committee would agree with that." ... "A lot
of the privacy people, perhaps, don't understand that we still need massive
amounts of campaign funds going into this next election cycle", Feinstein said.
"We need to be prepared. Television spots and Youtube ads are frickin'
Federal Court Kills Net Neutrality, Says FCC Lacks Authority.
I can't say it enough.
Line sharing, line sharing, line sharing.
From a 2009 Ars Technica article:
"...mandating "open access" to broadband networks works really, really well as a way to boost speeds and lower costs."
If ISPs want to experiment with data-caps and pay-to-play systems, let them. If there's 10 ISPs in town they can all offer different packages. Competition and market-forces will do the rest.
4K Is For Programmers
You went and spilled the beans about 'alt-tab'!
Now it's going to be harder to find people to amaze by showing them how they can swap between applications without taking their hands off the keyboard.
Ruined all my fun...
Twister: The Fully Decentralized P2P Microblogging Platform
Well, not exactly
I'm expecting something like this to topple Facebook.
With a terabyte of storage on a handheld device and a local application, you could replicate FB's service without the ads, limitations and privacy issues.
Only 25% of Yahoo Staff "Eat Their Own Dog Food"
The Yahoo weather app for tablets/phones is aesthetically gorgeous and efficiently laid out.
Ditto for the Flickr app and the Flickr makeover.
Not a fan-boy, but definitely want to give props to a few things I have been enjoying using lately.
UK Town To Get Driverless 'Pods' Mixing With Pedestrians
Just as long as the pods are not giant white balls
Drone-Mounted Laser Weapons Are On the Way
DARPA is focused on miniaturizing the technology, as well as 'developing high-precision target tracking...
If they miniaturize and precisionize them enough to do Lasik, could they call it a "surgical strike"?
Ha! I got a million of 'em!
Root of Maths Genius Sought
...using the Ion Torrent machine that Rothberg developed.
Told you there was a legitimate use for torrents.
Also, a marginally related image that I just posted this morning!
Sha! Pocket sand!
Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Approve Work On DRM For HTML 5.1
That sounds sadistic.
Aside:Your handle is "Catbeller" That's pretty cool. I do a cat drawing every (S)Caturday
Can't see anything for "Catbeller" however. Hm. Catbell?
Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Approve Work On DRM For HTML 5.1
It wasn't all that long ago that browsing the internet with Linux was seriously crippled
Many sites in the early days used Active-X, Microsoft's "answer" to Java, which was only readable by IE and IE for Mac.
I remember not being able to use government services and banking sites because of this.
Because of the huge installed base of MS products, many govs and businesses just rolled out MS-centric solutions without any care for Unix, Linux or Mac.
Trust me, you don't want the web to go back to that.
It may not be MS at the helm this time, but it's easy to see that if there is a content-restrictive standard instituted for the web, there will be great pressure for it to be applied (even in places where it may not be needed!) and the collateral damage is inestimable.
Crowdfunding Platform For Drupal Development Launches
I made a logo, if anyone wants to use it.
I love Drupal. I've been using Drupal 6 since 2008, running Botaday on it since February of 2012.
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