top Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
Also I can't see anyone's userid# damnit, what's the point in having a low six digit userid# if I can't subtly flaunt it? Really...
Really? They're up to SIX digits now? Been away a while
top To replace Google Reader, I favor ...
I prefer a local client that downloads attachments - podcasts, pdf etc.
My preference is feedreader - but to be honest I only look at it every couple of weeks. I get most updates via twitter. - and follow people mainly for the interesting stuff they give me.
top The Real Purpose of DRM
Not only do we (NZ) not have such regulation - our law explicitly excludes recognition of the validity of anything designed to prevent something playing in NZ. IE if the DRM stops you playing something here - there's no reason to fear anything if you bypass the DRM to play it (providing the "it" was legitimately obtained)
top UK Takes Huge Step Forward On Open Standards
What? ITIL is about as far from Open as you can get.
Intellectual property page
Oh - it's for sale if you feel like buying it (but you probably aren't eligible)
see an article on the "for sale" about a year and a half ago
top The Three Pillars of Nokia Strategy Have All Failed
I've got Nokia lumia 710 supplied by work and quite like it. I used to have android but really don't miss it.
Regardless of what the haters say - its not bad
top "Father of Java" Resigns From Sun/Oracle
>I don't think James is going to be job "hunting"... Unless it is the kind of hunting where you
>stay at home and accept "applications" from prospective employers.
Oh he's smart enough to go hunting.
Not the kind of hunting that I would do which would involve hitting up anyone who crosses my path. He will be hunting out the next place which will be a best "fit" for him. If he sits at home waiting for someone to come to him then he might miss out on the wonderful position at a place where people don't think he'd be interested.
You probably mean just that he can take his pick - and he probably can. But I suspect he'll be a bit more proactive than waiting to see who comes to him
top Harvard Says Computers Don't Save Hospitals Money
>You: Computers have made my life much easier.
>Harvard study: Computers don't save hospitals money.
>Note the slight difference there?
yes - but you missed the bit about efficiency. "Computers have made my life much easier." is usually how we express efficiency.
Over a decade ago I did a stint at a hospital looking after the pathology database. When it was down and paper records were required then lives were at risk due to the lack of efficiency (time spent accessing paper). It honestly scared me!
I'm sure things are much much more reliant on computers now. Computers are not just for the hospital admins.
top Details On Worldwide Surveillance and Filtering
If you go to that link, mouse over the comic to see the ACTUAL actual reality of the situation
top The Best and Worst Tech-Book Publishers?
awwwww where's my mod points? THAT was funny! (parent I mean)
top Traditional News Media Lead Blogs By 2.5 Hours
although most news flowed from the traditional media to the blogs, 3.5 percent of story lines originated in the blogs and later made their way to traditional media.
I wonder what percentage were later retracted as completely bogus. Jeff Goldblume might be able to point out one recent issue
top Fake Tamiflu "Out-Spams Viagra On Web"
People clutch to any straw when panicking, regardless if the panic is over anything of substance. The normal seasonal flu kills as well - possibly more so than H1N1.
From this article in
the guardian it seems that Tamiflu has a measurable effect, but not markedly. You might get better 2/3 of a day earlier after taking it. I think I'd take it if prescribed but wouldn't pay huge money for it or join in a riot to get the last tablet from a pharamcy.
top I am about to select ...
Probably a PhD thesis or two
top IP Enforcement Treaty Still Being Kept Secret
There's some drafts over at wikileaks
Classified US, Japan and EU ACTA trade agreement drafts, 2009
top The Science and Physics of Back To the Future
>Isn't that the very proof that we will never invent Tardis style time travel.
nope - it's only proof that the tardis-like traveller has been successfully covert or covered-up.
Just as the paradox of time traveling and killing yourself (ancester) can't happen because it didn't happen. That doesn't disprove the possibility of time travel it just proves that particular event didn't occur (in our timeline)
top Do Twitter Phishing Scams Herald the End of Microblogs?
top Shuttleworth On Redefining File Systems
The problem is that the user couldn't find a file. The solution is a better INTERFACE - this has absolutly nothing to do with the file system!
From the headline I thought this was going to be about lost/cross-linked clusters not idiotic users forgetting where something is saved. You can improve the problem in this story by implementing better and more intuitive search features through to overhalling the traditional file-browser window implimented on all OS's that I see.
These changes are independent on the underlying file system which could be anything from fat16 through to reiser
... heck it could even be PICK or a relational DB. Of course - some FS's naturally lend themselves to a particular style of search/browsing - but that simply makes it easer/harder for the interface developer. They are still very seperate things.
Changing the file system will NOT solve this problem
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