School's In For Summer At Udacity
Er... are you factoring in that many of the online students may have other things that consume their time, like say... a job and family?
I know that when I was a "brick and mortar" student, I had much, much, much more free time than I do now. And I am exactly the sort of person that considers taking an online course such as this.
West Virginia Buys $22K Routers With Stimulus, Puts Them In Small Schools
Or they could spend more on training and education so we don't end up with someone who is "not an expert on the technical side" running our state broadband deployment program...
This small organization has started 60 public computers, equipped with 10 computers each, loaded them with Open Source software, provided a free curriculum, and trained hundreds of computer mentors - all for 1/8 the cost of these routers...
Apple's Siri As Revolutionary As the Mac?
As an admitted droid fanboy and avid user of Android's Voice Actions, I see some major differences in the video, namely: Siri talks back to you. This is something I've always found to be lacking in Voice Actions.
Continuing with your example - you only covered step 1.
- Step 2 - Look down at the phone to verify that it interpreted what you said correctly.
- Step 3 - Press "send", or go back and manually correct it.
- Step 2 - It reads the message back to you.
- Step 3 - Say "send", or maybe you can tell Siri to correct it?
Revolutionary? Maybe not. Evolutionary improvement? Definitely.
Can't wait for Google / Android hackers to copy this. :)
India Launches $35 Tablet
Hi, I'm from the year 2015, and what's a "desktop"?
GNOME 3.2 Released
Where the Hell is panel decoupled from shell?
The same place it's been since 3.0 was first released: choose the "GNOME Classic" session when logging in.
Where the hell have you been?
Ask Slashdot: Could We Deal With the End of Time Zones?
So here on the eastern seaboard of Australia, lunchtime will now be at 2 a.m., In New York it will be 4 p.m., and in Moscow it will be 8 a.m.
Why in the world would you go through all that trouble, and still keep a.m. and p.m.?
I have never even seen anybody express UTC in anything other than 24 hour format.
GameStop Opening Deus Ex Boxes, Removing Free Game Coupon
What a bunch of deusbags.
Long Now Clock Advances With Bezos Cash
It is obvious that:
1. You didn't read the article.
2. Even if you had read the article, and understood how they are engineering it to run for 10,00 years without human intervention, you are not the sort of person who would understand the "why".
FTC Approves Microsoft's Takeover of Skype
(SIP) sucks little black toads: abysmal audio quality, ludicrous registration procedures, non-existent global directory services, and far too many competing clients.
All of these things are true except for the audio quality*. SIP does not specify any particular audio codec. There are high quality codecs available, it's up to the clients to support them. So, I don't see how having many competing clients is a bad thing.
* And possibly the toads. I have not had any toad related issues on my PBX yet.
The Average Human Has 60 New Genetic Mutations
of course, i'm not educated in the field, but if parent's dna were copied exactly the same, then you wouldn't be much different from your brothers and sisters.
Yikes. You don't have to be a geneticist to understand the very most basic things about genetics - things that affect your daily life, things like "Do I share all the same genes as my brothers and sisters?"
I remember learning about Mendel and the principles of segregation and independent assortment in 7th grade science class.
Are you 12, or did you just sleep through that class, or has the public education system really gotten that much worse?
Google's Android Ambitions Go Beyond Mobile
so that your Android device phones us to deliver vitally handy information that we can use to make educated guesses about your lifestyle habits
If only there were some way to look at the source code for this Android operating system, so we could know for certain what information is being sent back to Google...
Ask Slashdot: Best Linux Distro For Computational Cluster?
Seconded. I used Rocks to build clusters for the university for which I worked, and it made my life much, much easier.
If you are already familiar with Redhat administration, you'll be happy to know Rocks can use either Redhat or CentOS as its base OS.
It uses meta-packages called "rolls", which completely automate the installation and configuration of your computing nodes. There are rolls that include most of the commonly used commercial and Open Source HPC software out there, or you can "roll" your own. Basically you just configure your head node, and then adding a compute node is as simple as setting the BIOS to boot over PXE, plug it in, and done.
Rocks, well, rocks.
The Politics of ICANN
...but they haven't bombed their own fucking people!
The miners' unions in West Virginia would beg to differ. See: The Battle of Blair Mountain
The Microsoft High-Profile Exodus Continues
No, I think the good Dr. is referring to a device which uses an infrared projector to cover the room in an array of invisible dots which are then picked up by an infrared camera to rapidly create a 3 dimensional map of objects in the space, not an over-priced webcam.
Dolly the Sheep Alive Again
I had never heard that argument, but even if it were true it would still be absurd. Compared to the horribly unsanitary conditions that exist on most factory farms, and the painful end in store for them at the slaughter house, I'd think a little arthritis would be the least of the animals' worries.
But all that aside, this is still not the "major con" to cloning. The big one that comes to mind is the susceptibility to disease due to lack of genetic diversity. All it takes is one mutation in some common disease, and not only is your herd / crop wiped out, but so is everyone's who bought the same clones.
Best IT-infrastructure For a Small Company?
I'm in a similar position at an NGO, except that we have offices in 4 other countries with 20 or more people each.
Here's what worked for us, your results may vary:
New desktops: should it be laptops (with dockingstations), regular desktop machines or thin clients?
Laptops. We are frequently traveling, often to areas with little to no internet access, and being able to bring your data with you is a good thing. Mostly Macbooks, as they are reliable, easy to use, and integrate well with the rest of our systems.
Servers: We need a server for authentication and user management.
We use Zimbra for authentication and user management. It also serves our email - IMAP and SMTP, shared calendars and task lists - synchronized over calDAV, and a web-based interface to all of the above.
We also need an internal media server
Each office has an internal Linux server running Samba, authenticating over LDAP to Zimbra. Works equally well with Mac and Windows clients.
Finally we would like to have our web server in house.
Are you sure about that? Do you have the bandwidth and a reliable enough connection? We went with a dedicated server hosted somewhere with multiple redundant connections.
feel free to comment on anything important not on the list.
Email and collaboration software?
Again we use Zimbra, and it integrates remarkably well with iCal on Mail on the Macs. Windows users can use Thunderbird + Lightning or the Zimbra desktop client.
We run CUPS on the Linux server, so the Macs pick up the shared printers automatically. Windows users can print over Samba with click to install drivers.
Toyota Introduces Electric RAV4, Powered By Tesla Motor
Remind me again when I can buy a diesel Golf
Seriously? Just walk into just about any VW dealership, and say "I would like to buy a diesel Golf".
Or buy a used one like I did. The early 2000s models still get the best fuel economy, with many people seeing over 50 MPG combined highway/city.
We even have our own online clubs, where we share helpful tips on maintenance, repair, and improving your fuel economy and power: http://forums.tdiclub.com/
I know VW doesn't put a lot of marketing effort into the TDI line in the US, but damn... I'm amazed that someone who sounds genuinely interested in a fuel efficient vehicle doesn't even know they are available...
Nokia Paying $10M For Symbian Software Devs
So if using Android is "like peeing in your pants to stay warm", what would be the appropriate urine-based analogy for this attempt to compete with Android?
Paying a million bums $10 each to pee on you, instead of in their own pants?
Android Outsells iPhone In Last 6 Months
You're right that the comparison is confusing, but it may be you that has been confused.
What is being compared here is the market share of smart phone platforms, not particular devices. So when you read "iPhone vs. Android", think "iOS vs. Android". It just happens that iOS is only available on 4 phones at the moment, versus dozens of Android phones from different manufactures.
So why does it matter which platform wins?
Developers, developers, developers! /Balmer
The platform with the biggest market share will attract the most developers. More developers means more and better quality apps.
Android Users Aren't As Disloyal As Reported
No, but it wants more (battery) life, f*cker.
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