top You Might Rent Features & Options On Cars In the Future
The big winners will be the people who sell crack codes on the black market for just under MSRP.
Because automakers' coders are no smarter than any other industries' engineers.
top San Jose State Suspends Collaboration With Udacity
40 years ago or so, I taught those same remedial classes to freshmen students at a large Midwestern land-grant 4-year university. The only reason my pass rate was higher than 44% was because I felt sorry for the kids. I was then, and am now still considered a good instructor. Most of those students had no business being in college in the first place, and I could tell that few if any would finish regardless of how I graded them. Remember, these are students who were unable to pass the basic requirements coming out of high school. Not representative of the population as a whole.
I suspect the "online-edness" of these classes has very little to do with it.
about a year and a half ago
top How To Talk Like a CIO
Actually, I always try to be first to break out the jargon. I find it makes the C*O's eyes glaze over, and the meeting is cut short.
That's a win for me.
about a year and a half ago
top Can Dell and HP Keep Pace With An Asia-Centric PC World?
Where oh where are my mod points when I really need them?
top NASA To Encrypt All of Its Laptops
top How Photoshopped Is That Picture?
I wonder.... will it be fooled if images are converted to/from lossy formats a few times.....
top VMware, a Falling Giant?
Management may think they're going to make the switch, but when it comes to actually doing it, it'll prove to cost more in terms of effort than they'll save on licensing. There's a hell of a lot more to VMWare than just the virtualization of servers, and it doesn't take a propeller-head to effectively use the tools. Can the same be said of the alternatives?
top Microsoft: One In 14 Downloads Is Malicious
Warning: 4 out of 5 statements of "fact" from Microsoft are completely made up.
top Duke Nukem Forever Gets Delayed - Again
Well is anyone _really_ surprised at this? If I were publishing this, I'd announce a delay even if it was on-schedule, just for the added publicity.
top US Government Strategy To Prevent Leaks Is Leaked
Mod parent up, please. Why is this glaringly obvious solution NEVER discussed?
top Chrome OS Doesn't Trust Apps Or Users
That can be said of nearly every invention since fire: no users, no problems.
top Indian Military Organization To Develop Its Own OS
I find it amusing that some people think that a nation's defense research organisation, which helps build ICBMs, supersonic aircraft, tactical software and so on, needs advice from someone who reading slashdot on how to write an operating system.
Eh? It's their history in such areas that convinced me they could screw up Water Soup with a recipe from Alton Brown.
top When On the Moon and Mars, Move Underground
If all we find are collapsed ones, what makes them think the uncollapsed ones are safe?
top What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?
I should think "friends/relatives who run Windows" would be exactly the type to appreciate the convenience of a low-impact reliable AV package, which means they may have to pay a few bucks. It's fine to play FOS yourself or with trivial office or audio stuff, and I do it myself. But I still give ESET a few shekels/year for each windows PC in my house. It just makes sense to me.
top Health Insurance When Leaving the Corporate World?
Did you just wake up from a 2 century nap or something? It's _always_ been a bitch getting health insurance without the help of an employer, and it's _always_ been the insurers' primary goal to make money by not paying your claims. Pardon my sarcasm, but you might want to subscribe to Newsweek or read a non-Slashtot blog now and again.
top Comcast Shoots For New Image, Rebranding As Xfinity
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.
top Anti-Piracy Windows 7 Update Phones Home Quarterly
As I read it, this doesn't apply to Home editions, does it?
top Is Linux Documentation Lacking?
top Verizon Droid Tethering Comes At a Hefty Price
On the other hand, how can they call any capped thing "unlimited"? How would they not end up in court for some kind of false advertising or breach of contract?
Because you're not prevented from
using more than 5GB, you just have to pay more for the privilege.
top The Kindle Killer Arrives
Limiting your ability to "loan" books out to only 14 days sounds like DRM to me.
As long as e-content has limitations not present in real books, there's no compelling reason for me to switch.
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