White House May Name Patent Reform Opponent As New Head of Patent Office
The fastest way to change someones opinion is to put them in charge of something that has the problem.
NSA Posts Opening For "Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer"
The NSA violated your Civil LIberties, you say? The CLPO was not doing his job.
The terrorist blew up another buiding, you say? The CLPO will not let us do our job.
This post is like being in charge of IT Security.
Ask Slashdot: Enterprise Level Network Devices For Home Use?
If I had not just purchased a WNR3500v2 to run DD-WRT/Tomato, I would have purchased the following:
Apple's Lightning-to-HDMI Dongle Secretly Packed With ARM, Airplay
...except my Apple ethernet cable needed a firmware update.
Study Finds Unvaccinated Students Putting Other Students At Risk
Too much rote learning, and not enough learning how to learn and learning how to think.
Actually, I have found it is exactly the opposite. Those that are against vacinations are the "free thinkers." People really need to be told "you are an idiot" and that is what is missing from education.
Ask Slashdot: Good Low Cost Free Software For Protecting Kids Online?
Some of the twits on /. think this is about restricting freedom or having some software do the job the parent is supposed to do...
At 8 years old, most kids do not want to see porn. On the internet, at any moment, you are one click away from the full spectrum of content. Believe it or not, some links even lie about their intended purpose. Hey kids, free candy. Kids will believe almost anything and have a level of trust that is unrealistic for the Internet.
It's more about filtering the noise than preventing kids from seeing the "bad stuff."
Ask Slashdot: Dividing Digital Assets In Divorce?
Individuality is highly overrated, snowflake.
Thick Dust Alters NASA Mars Rover Plans
One wonders why they did not just use the nuclear power for the rest of the rover.
NASA Sues Apollo Astronaut To Return Moon Camera
We took his soul to heaven and were supposed to leave it in the module, but we brought it back.
Linux Kernel Moves To Github
I assume you used the VMWare Converter P2V tool to move your servers, which works very well for Windows and not as well for Linux. VMWare Converter fiddles with the underlying Windows configuration so the image will work well on VMWare.
If you had used a Linux cloning tool, such as Clonezilla, you probably would have had a different experience. Of course, some older distros such as RHEL4/CentOS4 also did stupid things like the initrd would only contain the SCSI driver it needs to boot on specific hardware. Sometimes you would have to go back to the original hardware and tell it to store/load the SCSI driver for VMWare.
Sometimes it pays to have better sys-admins.
Cancer Cured By HIV
The next step is to cure the HIV with Ebola.
Firefox 8 20% Faster Than Firefox 5
this is TARDIS programming
So wait. Does that mean I get a sonic screwdriver with a new download of Firefox?
No, it means you get a shower of sparks and your ass dumped in an awkward situation because you hit the wrong button. ;)
Ah, then it truly is a Quantum Leap.
Big Brother Friends Facebook
Recent Slashdot article: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/02/03/2116249/Anniston-Alabama-To-Censor-Employees-Facebook-Pages
Polynomial Time Code For 3-SAT Released, P==NP
I think it may be a little more complicated than this. I have been out of school for a while so I am not up to speed on proofs, theorems, etc.
I think the hole in your logic may be that 0.333... == 1/3. I think 0.333... may only be a very close numerical approximation of 1/3, but 1/3 cannot be expressed absolutely as a number (even assuming infinite 3s).
I have read about the issue of 0.999... = 1 several times, but the explanation is much more complex than this.
SSL Certificates For Intranet Sites?
SSL certificates have two goals, identity/trust and encryption. Self-signed certs establish encryption by default. If you save the self-signed certificate in your browser, then trust/identity is established manually, which is the only selling point of of a cert signed by a CA. Once you have the cert saved an error message is no longer displayed unless the certificate changes.
Firefox has this option selected by default upon bypassing the initial error message. In IE, view the certificate and "Install certificate..." Done.
No, Net Neutrality Doesn't Violate the 5th Amendment
This most certainly deserves a good old NCIS Gibbs back-of-the-head slap.
Should Kids Be Bribed To Do Well In School?
What a balanced article title. It makes "positive reinforcement" sound downright evil. I suppose dogs should just train themselves because the trainers just say so and its the "right thing to do."
Verizon CEO Says "We Will Hunt Heavy Users Down"
This thread has peaked my interest.
Is the Line-in Jack On the Verge of Extinction?
Wow, Clippy sounds even more evil now.
If ET Calls, Who Speaks For Humanity?
To quote the animated President Truman:
"If you come in peace, surrender or be destroyed. If you're here to make war, we surrender."
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