Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World
Dang, wish I saw this great summary before reading this stupid click-bait of a... this fine article.
Ex-Autonomy CFO: HP Trying To Hide Truth
Too bad there isn't a website like groklaw that would track these things and provide some pretty nifty analysis too.
The Sci-Fi Myth of Killer Machines
I think your understanding of the word robot is flawed. Google's driverless car is a robot. Does it really need to know what is and is not human? It's just trying to go from point A to point B. Running over things, like people, would impede this goal.
Iran Court Summons Mark Zuckerberg For Facebook Privacy Violations
Yeah, generally, people with that kind of money and exposure, already have a protection detail.
50 Years of BASIC, the Language That Made Computers Personal
...cue the snide C/C++ programmer remarks.
Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost
cagraham, Data Warehouse doesn't mean what you think it means. The fire was at just a warehouse.
The Yin and Yang of Hour of Code & Immigration Reform
Collier argues that there are also downsides to the tech giants' plans to shift more bright, young, enterprising people from the poorest countries to the richest
MOST of those young, bright and enterprising people from the POOREST COUNTRIES won't get ANY chance to tap on their potential in their own country, and I am speaking as someone who had been through exactly that scenario.
When I came out of China, back in the early 1970's, China was in a VERY TERRIBLE STATE.
Millions of ordinary citizens had died of hunger.
Social upheaval were everywhere - goons waving that little red book were ransacking/looting people's houses they accused of "anti-revolutionary".
If I WERE to stay in China, I had only two choices:
Well, there was the third choice... Do something to make it better.
Allowing people like you out of the country also acted as a kind of relief valve, reducing the internal pressure to change. You leaving has retarded the social growth of China. That is just one of the downsides.
Intel Launches 'Galileo,' an Arduino-Compatible Mini Computer
Mini Computer? Inigo Montoya says, "I don't think that word means what you think it means."
Do-It-Yourself Brain Stimulation Has Scientists Worried
We had 3 people die on our SAP software project plus multiple heart attacks and divorces.
Were you sacrificing them?
Why Everyone Gets It Wrong About BYOD
We had a VP that had his home locks changed to match the building front door because he only wanted to ever carry two keys. When I was going through his termination interview and asked for his key, the prospect of not being able to get into his house brought the flaw in his plan to light.
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deal With Programmers Who Have Not Stayed Current?
... and cannot be trusted to use a revision control system without causing a mess that somebody else will have to clean up. On top of that, he is really resistant to the idea of code reviews;
Where are you from that these are that these are "current" concepts that you wouldn't know about unless you've been keeping up? How old is this guy? When he programs, is he plugging/unplugging vacuum tubes?
FDA Closer To Approving Biotech Salmon
Not only does nobody know what kind of changes this genetically altered Salmon will affect in the ecosystem and food chain it is released into;
I'm pretty sure the article was about farm raised salmon.
Ask Slashdot: Should Scientists Build a New Particle Collider In Japan?
Why would you dig? If you don't want it outside, bury it. You don't need to first dig a hole to do that.
When I see gov't CCTV cameras, I think:
My first thought is can I be seen by two cameras at the same time.
Google's Server Cooling Plan Produces 4ft Alligator
it'll have to be removed once it grows to six feet long."
Or translated, "It's belt length now, but we're going to wait till it's belt and a pair of shoes length"
Secession Petitions Flood White House Website
Did you hear they are going to cut Alaska in half and make Texas the third largest state?
Ultra-Powerful Laser To Be Built In Romania
Romania selected over landlocked EU participant because of access to sharks upon which to mount said lasers?
Saudi Arabia Objects To Proposed .gay gTLD, Among Others
Is a tasty chicken sandwich fungible like oil?
FCC Rules That Verizon Cannot Charge For 4G Tethering
In fact, I remember what pissed me off... I specifically got Skype on Verizon a few years ago, just used the smartphone functionality. Well shit, Verizon bought Skype... I ended up having to use Skype calls like regular phone calls. That's when I knew I was not looking back.
Verizon didn't by Skype, Microsoft did for $8b. Skype was Verizon's bitch for free.