top White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales
Move Tesla to Canada. The rules of NAFTA trump this local dealer baloney.
top Canadian Government Trucking Generations of Scientific Data To the Dump
The single-minded focus on the (tar sands) economy has demonstrated that the current Canadian Government has lost touch with what's important to the Canadian people.
top How Heroin Addicts Helped Scientists Link Pesticides and Parkinson's
I remember in the 70s hearing about the DEA spraying paraquat on fields of weed found in Hawaii as a "tainting" scare tactic. I wonder if there's a connection there too.
top Bell Canada To Collect User Data For Advertising
It's BELL MOBILITY, not BELL INTERNET.
top Most IT Workers Don't Have STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Degrees
Yeah, back then I was running a BBS with a C-64, and fiddling around with and Amiga and an Atari-ST. Going into CS meant working on a VT-100 terminal on some mainframe. It seems like a big step backwards, so I never bothered.
top New York City Considers Articulated Subway Cars
The cars are 300 feet long. That's a lot of barf. (I live in Toronto and have never experienced this). I like these new trains. They're great!
top I typically visit a doctor (for medical reasons) ...
I'm Canadian, while the medical system here is not perfect, not having "decent" health insurance is not a life or death or bankruptcy situation. The whole anti-Oamacare movement is baffling to most of us up here.
top Longtime Linux Advocate Don Marti Tells Why Targeted Ads are Bad (Video 1 of 2)
BYW: CIOs don't buys ads, marketing people do.
top Canadian Hotel Sues Guest For $95K Over Bad Review, Bed Bugs
Fortunately THE TRUTH is a pretty damn good defense for this type of lawsuit.
top Ask Slashdot: How To Begin Simple Robotics As a Hobby?
Arduino is a good start. The Arduino robot kit is a a better one.
top Growing Public Unrest Leads China To Admit To 'Cancer Villages'
You can see any surface feature "from space" including the licence plate on my car with the right equipment. I'm so sick of people throwing around this meaningless term.
about a year and a half ago
top Saudi Arabia Implements Electronic Tracking System For Women
The firm that created this should be shamed (or hacked) out of existence.
top Scientists Turn Air Into Petrol
...net energy gain -200%
top New HAL Exoskeleton: A Brain-Controlled Full Body Suit To Be Used In Fukushima
top All the TV News Since 2009, Now Available At the Internet Archive
I guess "All the news" need not contain any foreign sources. Disappointing.
top Is Innovation the Most Abused Word In Business?
I always thought the abused word was "REVOLUTIONARY".
"It's a revolution in _________"
Small minds can only think of big imaginary things, especially in the marketing department.
top Confessions of a Left-Handed Technology User
Try any Adobe product. With your left hand on the mouse, try using copy/paste. The left-handed shortcut is CTRL+INS/SHIFT+INS. This works on virtually every windows application, EXCEPT those made by Adobe where you are forced to use the right-handed CTRL+C/CTRL+V, which is virtually impossible to do with your left hand on the mouse. As a web UI dev, this is a complete pain is the ass.
top Resurrect Your Old Code With a DIY Punch Card Reader
In Grade 11 (1982) we were forced to use he punch-card machines in com-sci class for the first week. The deck would be sent over to the Board of Ed office and run on their machine overnight, then your printout would be sent back to your school the next day. It was a lesson in being accurate and checking your work, which was sadly lost on the bunch of us.
Then came the day where I found this drawer where all the "holes" went. This resulted in a big confetti fight in the teacher's parking lot.
Next week we moved onto using the TRS-80 Model One, with casettes. Oh joy!
top Ask Slashdot: Value of Website Design Tools vs. Hand Coding?
I agree. WYSIWIG is handy for marking-up blocks of *copy* with pre-defined styles. It ends there. Professional drivers don't use automatic transmissions, they do it manually, so should any self-respecting web developer.
top High-Frequency Traders Are the Ultimate Hackers, Says Mark Cuban
This is insulting to journalists.
Whenever they use the term "software program", I think -- what else would it be, a "hardware program"? It's right up there with "ATM Machine", which would be an automatic teller machine machine. A machine that makes ATMs! I want one.
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top Autocorrect for everyone
Can someone at Slashdot please auto-correct people's postings so that:
- it's becomes its (it's = it is, its = belonging to it)
- loosing becomes losing
Even if autocorrection changes the correct form to the incorrect form it will still be correct a higher percentage of the time.
top Google maps meet M.C. Escher