Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?
Escalator repairperson. Think about it.
Canada Poised To Buy 65 Lockheed Martin F-35 JSFs
That is incorrect. "The only other user [of the nuclear missile Genie] was Canada, whose CF-101 Voodoos carried Genies until 1984 via a dual-key arrangement where the missiles were kept under United States custody, and released to Canada under circumstances requiring their use. The RAF briefly considered the missile for use on the English Electric Lightning." source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIR-2_Genie
The GENIE and Bomarcs deployed in Canada were missiles designed to engage clouds of incoming Russian bombers, and by 1984, that tactic was pointless as the Russians most certainly had MIRV ICBM's, making a bomber attack obsolete.
Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?
The Jamaica Gleaner has excellent writing, actually employs professional reporters and fact checkers, and keeps an NPOV. The problem is, it only covers Jamaica.
How Russia Transformed a Subtropical Beach Resort To Host the Winter Olympics
Putin and his cronies vacation there. Seriously.
Ask Slashdot: Printing Options For Low-Resource Environments?
...the Canon BJC-85
California Sends a Cease and Desist Order To the Bitcoin Foundation
You mean the 29,000 tons produced annually worldwide? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp
Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Be Back As the Terminator
Empire of the Sun
I thought he was superb.
Facebook Ordered To End Its Real Name Policy In Germany
Donna Chang? I should have talked to her. I love Chinese women. My friend asked me if that was just a little racist but I said: "if I *like* their race, how could that be racist?"
Ask Slashdot: How To Run a Small Business With Open Source Software?
http://www.sql-ledger.com/ ugly as sin but it does *everything* and it's reliable. Good community support.
CowboyNeal Weighs In On the Windows 8 "Metro" GUI
>>>That still leave 5.6 billion who've never used Metro because they don't own an Xbox
Windows does not have an installed base of 5.6 billion. More like ~ 1 billion. My point was, that the UI is not completely coming out of left field. They have a strategy that is as every bit as legitimate as Apple's, or anyone else's. If FOSS desktops had used same strategic planning instead of bickering over KDE vs Gnome or whatever the UI du jour is, you would see a hell of a lot more penetration of FOSS desktops "in the real world".
CowboyNeal Weighs In On the Windows 8 "Metro" GUI
Everyone seems to be missing a key part in the Microsoft strategy. Metro is running in production TODAY on > 60 million Xbox 360's. Metro is running in production TODAY on > 360 million Hotmail accounts (if the user opts in via outlook.com). Metro is running in beta on Sharepoint 2013, arguably Microsoft's #1 Office product. By exposing users to Metro through it's huge installed base, the effect of Windows 8 UI is that a "typical" user would at least have SOME exposure to the UI metaphor once they sit down to a Windows 8 machine. That goes a long way towards corporate adoption, just as user exposure to iOS led to iPhone adoption as the standard phone in the enterprise today (hard to believe, but it's true.)
Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?
So Long, CmdrTaco, and Thanks For All The Posts
In my iPhone's Productivity group, there is only one icon, Slashdot.
Study Compares IQ With Browser Choice
I find your lack of faith disturbing.
-Sent from my ducking iPhone
New Film 'Zenith' Now Available For Free BitTorrent Download
Down speed 3 megabit. ETA 1 hr for 720p. This model works. You just need enough people streaming legal content.
Wikileaks Booted From Amazon
Wasn't Amazon the one that got hit with the 10 gigabit or something insane like that DDOS? I wouldn't blame them - thats an insane amount of traffic they have to handle.
Someone should figure out how to get Wikileaks running in Freenet, build a peer tracker or something, and let the rest of the world play wack-a-mole with the public website, and the real copy of Wikileaks runs encrypted and anonymously.
Damn, I like that idea.
Flash Can Rob 2 Hours From MacBook Air's Battery Life
...viewing TFA caused a Flash popover ad to appear over the article text. Just sayin'.
Cook's Magazine Claims Web Is Public Domain
...is getting hammered right now. Like, several comments a second. Fascinating to watch a meltdown in real time. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooks-Source-Magazine/196994196748
The Sad History and (Possibly) Bright Future of TiVo
I would say that Tivo's biggest asset is the name. The name has fallen into common vernacular: People say "I'm going to Tivo Lost tonight*" - and in fact that line is often written into TV scripts. It remains to be seen whether that brand will remain in people's mind *cough* Napster *cough*.
*Disclaimer: I am old, so I say "I am going to TAPE Lost tonight" when I mean I am going to record something to my PVR.
iPhone's Liquid Sensors Can Be Triggered By Wintertime Use
Also: My GF is a concierge in Apple. She has told me that techs *will* swap out iPhones even if the sensors are red, on a case-by-case basis, if the problem in question is not obviously a moisture problem. Really, the whole point of the sensors is to give the techs *some clue* about what the problem could be, *not* to unilaterally deny warranty claims. Apple really does kick ass on warranty and non-warranty claims. I am typing this on a beat-to-shit macbook that has been fixed numerous times *for free* by Apple, out of warranty. And before you ask, no it is not because of my relationship with the aforementioned GF. No one at the Apple store knows who I am, I just walk in with it under my arm.
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