Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade
I also predict a massive PR push by various Linux groups starting about 300 days in.
Linux on the Desktop in 201?....
Keep the dream alive man...
Time For Microsoft To Open Source Internet Explorer?
So people can patch IE 6,7 & 8 so they can keep it updated in Windows XP. Screw that shit...
Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day
One of the issues with studies like this are they very specific and don't look at the associated environment(s). What I mean is most people who sit all day in a job can be pretty bored/stressed/hate their job kind of people. And since stress is also a contributor to some or all of the diseases ailments they mentioned who is to say that by sitting and working in a boring/stressful job isn't more of the factor than just sitting.
Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone
I lived in northern Canada and walked about 2km to school each day (the school was on the other side of town) from when I was 8 and up. While there was only ever one confirmed pedo in town I had to walk through a forest trail to get there. Going north and south on the trail got you to each part of the town, east and west and you could find yourself lost pretty quickly. The dangers you ask, the occasional bear/wolf/moose sighting in the area.
Shooting At Canadian Parliament
No by getting the Muslim community involved and start turning in these idiots, the war on extremists is never going to be won unless the community that they belong to steps up.
Anonabox Accused of Lying About Its Product Being Open-Source On Kickstarter
and the day and the hour
Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees
A contractor like Snowden? Putting aside if he did the right thing or not he stole from an organization end of story, which is the one problem I have with what he did.
Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway
Why not kill Google, Apple, HP and all other tech companies because you know they also have a hand in the H-1B cookie jar too and are probably doing the same thing as MS for the same reasons.
Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts
Breed the astronauts *in* space....
Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted
The 30 patients taken and the contaminated materials are now in some field being killed and or and burned. It's not unthinkable that people in the government or just scared individuals will "purge" the area of all infected individuals. I would suspect this more than anything since the areas are prone to religious superstition. They could see this as punishment and the only way to fix the solution is cleansing of the infected.
Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record
I am no scientist but since we want to send more rovers to Mars as well possibly have people there; setting up a network of GPS satellites might be the real next step.
A Credit Card-Sized, Arduino-Based Game Device (Video)
9+ hours of playtime on standard batteries and 1 hour on rechargables.
Coin-sized batteries are that poor when it comes to recharging? What's the point then?
California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory
You would think that Tesla would build the plant in Detroit, not only is land cheap and most likely loads of incentives but it would be a direct slap in the face to the big three automakers.
Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?
* A trillion dollars in student loans.
* Record high unemployment.
* Three million good jobs that no one seems to want.
The goal of Profoundly DisconnectedÂ® is to challenge the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success. The Skills Gap is here, and if we don't close it, it'll swallow us all. Which is a long way of saying, we could use your help...
Making an Autonomous Car On a Budget
The sounds of US lawyers smacking their lips with anticipation upon the first accident with a self-driving car and a human.
Great White Sharks Making Comeback Off Atlantic Coast
The seal population has been running unchecked for decades now. I just hope that people don't go all anti-shark when more people are mistaken for seals and get attacked. Sorry but you are swimming in their habitat, expect you might get confused for food.
Greenland Is Getting Darker
Scientists have generally attributed that darkening to larger, slightly less white snow grains caused by warmer temperatures.
Actually I cannot believe that scientists are that stupid. Maybe they should visit here in Winnipeg Canada where we see this every year from the tonnes of sand they put on our streets in the winter. As warmer temps rise the snow banks go from white piles to brown/grey mud piles and as more snow melts the darker it gets and the faster it melts.
No wonder people doubt climate change when scientists say things like this.
The only thing that can reduce it is if the melt water floats/washes the impurities way.
Actual in 90% of the time this is not the case, we get rain in the spring with the piles of mud and all it does is causes the snow pack to compress more (unless the snow pack is already compressed).
Free Wi-Fi Coming To Atlanta's Airport
You realize that there are private companies that collect *way* more information about you than the NSA does and they sell it to whomever wants to buy it.
Oh wait I forgot this is /.
Sorry move along...
Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?
This was over 15 years ago now but the company didn't have any place to put me so it ended up being an unused closet with no air conditioning (but heat) a small desk/chair and a LAN cable. It also happened to be beside the fitting room where they test wear prototype garments. Suffice to say they eventually forgot that I was working in there a couple of times and I had a pretty good view of a couple of models changing clothes, no nudity (just down to underwear). Because I was around the company so much I guess they figured that I was an employee or something and not a contractor so the models would always shrug it off and never complain.
Ford's Bringing Adaptive Steering To the Masses
Ford recall affects Ford Escape and Mercury models from 2008 through 2011 model years and some 2011-2013 Ford Explorer models. The Ford recall was made due to issues with electric power steering systems.
cjjjer has no journal entries.