top The Case Against Gmail
top Facebook Isn't Accepting New Posts, Likes, Comments...
How about we not turn one sentence, unverified, anonymous reports of stuff not working on websites into Slashdot stories. Might as well pipe our corporate helpdesk ticketing system into the Slashdot story submitter. "MY MONITAR WIL NOT TURN ON!!11!!"
top Average latency to Slashdot.org?
2.5ms from my Rackspace Cloud server:
PING slashdot.org (126.96.36.199) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from slashdot.org (188.8.131.52): icmp_seq=1 ttl=246 time=2.56 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (184.108.40.206): icmp_seq=2 ttl=246 time=3.05 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (220.127.116.11): icmp_seq=3 ttl=246 time=2.90 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (18.104.22.168): icmp_seq=4 ttl=246 time=2.52 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (22.214.171.124): icmp_seq=5 ttl=246 time=3.79 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (126.96.36.199): icmp_seq=6 ttl=246 time=2.63 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (188.8.131.52): icmp_seq=7 ttl=246 time=2.75 ms
--- slashdot.org ping statistics ---
7 packets transmitted, 7 received, 0% packet loss, time 6008ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 2.524/2.890/3.791/0.408 ms
about a year and a half ago
top Can a Playground Be Too Safe?
Peanut allergies are a very real thing. That said, I don't agree with schools banning PB&J from the cafeteria because 1 kid has an allergy. There are other ways to handle that kind of thing, like teach the kid to stay away from peanuts.
top Inside Amazon's Data Centers
Yeah, the thing is it already has taken off. They can hardly add additional capacity fast enough. AWS is a very profitable business for Amazon. Our company switched from a traditional data center setup to running fully on AWS and it did reduce our costs and increase our agility and scalability. That said, like anything it's not a fit for everybody.
top Watch IBM's Watson On Jeopardy Tonight
Jeopardy doesn't stream online -- heck, they don't even make past episodes available online. Best bet is www.channelsurf.eu
top Mail Service Costs Netflix 20x More Than Streaming
wouldn't they still need some special license to rent out the DVDs?
top Verizon Speeds Up FiOS To 150Mbps
With a connection like that it's about latency, not just pure speed. Also you usually get an SLA. Not so with residential FiOS.
top Verizon Speeds Up FiOS To 150Mbps
I was an early adopter of FiOS in 2006. Had the 5/2 plan for $29.99. Since then the price has slowly increased. Last year they doubled by download speed and started charging me $49.99 for 10/2.
If I had it to do over again, I'd have stuck with DSL. I don't need anything faster than 5/2. Now I'm stuck with a minimum price of $50/month. Lame.
top JooJoo Tablet Dies, Fusion Garage Continues On
Our company was one of those preorders. We were testing our product on lots of different tablets. We received the JooJoo, saw what a piece of garbage it was, and returned it for a full refund.
top Bredolab Botnet Taken Down
aren't all words made up?
top The Spread of Do-It-Yourself Biotech
Am I the only one who read this headline as "The Spread of Do-It-Yourself, Biotch!"
top Rackspace Shuts Down Quran-Burning Church's Sites
Most Muslims will ignore it and call them "retards". It's the extremists that everyone is scared of. Those crying out against the burning are scared that this will provoke another 9/11. You know how there was this one quiet strange kid in school that no one would pick on? This is kinda the same thing.
top Machining a TI-89 Out of Aluminum
I can't begin to understand why these calculators, which have been around for many years and still have the same features and functions, cost the same as they did when I was in school about 15 years ago.
top State of Virginia Technology Centers Down
Yeah really. Before we got away from traditional hardware (NAS, SAN, etc.) we had piece of crap Dot Hill arrays and they had redundant power supplies and redundant controllers. There must be more to this story.
top Medieval Copy Protection
They should put message at the beginning of movies instead of the stupid FBI warning thing.
top Drunk Driver Mugshots Featured On Facebook
You could probably get off on some sort of technicality even if you were actually driving drunk.
top Measuring LAMP Competency?
I can attest to this. Years ago I took a bunch of BrainBench tests (for fun) and got a lot of computer-related certs. Then just for kicks I took the phlebotomy test, and guess what, I passed and got a cert. I have no medical background at all, but was able to pass. Lame.
top Avoiding GM Foods? Monsanto Says You're Overly Fussy
>> Well, the seed they sell you is sterile. Terminator crops will not reproduce so you can't save seed from last year for this year's planting.
I hate Monsanto too, but let's get the facts straight. They don't sell sterile seeds. No one sells terminator seeds.
Tetris Clones Pulled From Android Market
I did too.
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