Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes
The Windows 10 preview doesn't come with Minesweeper... Ubuntu had to compete SOMEHOW!
U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines
This has already been a thing here for several months here in the states at anime / gaming / sci-fi cons, mostly targeted at cosplayers. Kinda cool... kinda creepy... kinda indifferent about it, I guess?
The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone
And how exactly do they plan on dealing with Non-Microsoft items in this new settings environment? A huge part of why Windows has always won the OS wars was due to 3rd party extensibility and backwards compatibility.
This is forcing things to become non-standard, where programs are going to have to start having their own "control panels" in their own hard to find locations, rather than having a single place we all know and rely on to administer machines.
Internet Broadband Through High-altitude Drones
Except what is the line of sight efficiency with zero obstructions when something is directly above you, vs traveling through buildings, trees, etc at ground level. Yeah, when indoors it would probably be about the same, but in outdoor conditions (where we're away from wifi and actually need better signal), this will be great. Oh, and also, this can simply be supplemental to existing tech, such as phones being able to pull data off both cell and wifi. Now they'll have a third option. As someone who frequents ocean beaches and mountains that are hours away from cities, this will be GREAT!
Making Best Use of Data Center Space: Density Vs. Isolation
Personally I keep eyeballing the SuperMicro TWIN line. Extremely dense configurations of multiple servers per unit. Spread the workload across multiple physical boxes. Use something like vCenter Server to manage the networking and other resource configurations to simplify making them all the same and adding easy of migrating VMs from one physical host to another.
Data From Windows 10 Feedback Tool Exposes Problem Areas
There are far too many issues to count.
Half of the "menus" (are they even menus, or panels, or what?) for networking are flat out blank. Click on the ethernet connection to find out IPv4/IPv6 addresses and link speed? NOPE! Just a blank panel!
Opened up "Games" app, which launches what looks to be something similar to the XBox dashboard. Any games in there? NOPE! None! It just lists what I played on the XBox and what my achievements were on there. Any games on Windows 10? Comes with NONE apparently! Go to the store, download some free games. Are they then listed in the "Games" app? STILL NOPE!
And speaking of those downloaded games. None of them would remain stable for more than 60 seconds. These are basic games like Minesweeper, Mahjong, ya'know, the things that came with Windows 7? Also, their load times were in the 2-5 minute area. Yeah, that's right. It takes about 2-5 minutes to even get the games up and running once launching, then about 60 seconds of play before they crash out. Funny enough, while Minesweeper was "loading", I opened up Chrome and visited http://www.michaelv.org/ and played a game of Minesweeper through there while still waiting on the local native application to work.
Better customization of the start menu is absolutely needed. The menu is literally backwards. Windows 7 has a left/right split panel for the start menu, just like Windows 10 does. The problem? In Windows 7, the left half is the customization area for custom applications, with the right half being for static items (like control panel, computer, documents, etc). In Windows 10, this is reversed, with the static items being on the left, and the fully customization items being on the right.
Speaking of the customization items. You get the choice of normal desktop apps of either having a 1x1 or a 2x2 grid icon, nothing else. The 1x1 is simply an icon (no text), and the 2x2 is too large. Why not a 1x2 where it has the icon on the left and text on the right?
And this was just the beginning. The more I use it, the more the problems just seem absolutely endless.
Will New European Commission Leaders Welcome Open Source and Open Standards?
Of COURSE the answer is "NO"! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...
Kmart Says Its Payment System Was Hacked
Am I the only onw who thinks "Hack Attack" would be an awesome band name !?
Accessing One's Own Metadata
However, last I checked, physical geographical location history information isn't available. This would be nice to add to these reports.
Accessing One's Own Metadata
On T-Mobile, it is as simple as logging into your account on the web site, and looking at the reports. For a family plan, it lists the sender and receiver phone number of EVERY call AND text messages for everyone on the plan. These are accompanied with their time stamps, too, of course. There is also an option to download a PDF file with the "detailed" report on your bill, which contains all this information.
No idea why other carriers are claiming it is hard to deal with this sort of data.
HP Is Planning To Split Into Two Separate Businesses, Sources Say
The part that makes shitty consumer hardware is splitting up from the part that makes rock solid server hardware. This is an absolute dream come true!
Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger
Actually, it *IS* intended for normal production use, and is something we've been using every day already.
Only Two States Have Rules To Prevent Cheating On Computerized Tests
We do away with standardize testing. "No child left behind" has become "Every child left behind", because those that are great at particular skills are punished in our education system for being ahead of others.
Just yesterday I was chatting with a student in a programming class. She was complaining that she got in trouble for using language features that were "not taught yet" in the class. And this is exactly why the United States is falling behind in science and technology compared to other countries, because people are punished for self-education and innovation within our "education system"
The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead
Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have QUBO on broadcast OTA TV. Why limit yourself to Saturday mornings when you can have a 24/7 cartoon station? At times this station has been known to play shows like He-Man/She-Ra and Star Wars: Clone Wars, so overall not too bad! (though it is primarily a station for preschoolers during the day)
Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guest Hotspots
"The first complaint to the FCC, however, wasn't until March 2013, when one guest warned the Commission that they suspected their hardware had been jammed."
How many guests would have the technical knowledge to tell if a device is being "jammed" or simply "isn't working" or that "cell reception is bad"?
Bangladesh Considers Building World's 5th-largest Data Center In Earthquake Zone
How many datacenters are there up and down the west coast of the united states? We have 4.x quakes several times a year. What's the big deal? Hell, there was a 7.0ish here in Tacoma about 10 years ago.
Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?
Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices
In current Android builds, you can disable virtually all pre-installed apps. They can not be "removed" because the APK files are embedded in a single ROM partition, not the same storage location as downloaded apps. Disabling them is good enough though. They cannot run. They're out of the way. They're removed from any app lists. They're effectively gone, with only their package remaining on the static file system.
How To Find the Right Open Source Project To Get Involved With
The maintainer life chose me!
My path has always been this: I use various libraries in different client projects that I manage. From time to time, I find certain libraries to have bugs. I fix said bugs, and push the changes back.
In one instance, since I was basically the only person to push changes to a library in the past two years, the creator put me in charge of the repo for it.
In another instance, the creator of a project acknowledged a critical bug, yet refused to accept a very simple patch to fix it. Because I had this code used in several major production environments, the only option was then to fork the library and apply my patches. Since then, countless improvements to the library have been made.
Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?
Every time a question is posted in a title, instead of a normal comment, I'm just going to link this from now on. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...
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