Is It Really GPS If It Doesn't Use Satellites?
How magnetic fields could be interference-proof ?
Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?
Run XP in a VM that starts always fresh.
Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires
The single microsoft software on the computer of my old father is powerpoint viewer. Thanks to wine, it works perfectly fine to watch all the attachements of his mails.
Should Nuclear and Renewable Energy Supporters Stop Fighting?
Nuclear is inflexible. I think nuclear plant should produce hydrogen during low load period and that cars should run on hydrogen. In Germany, they have stopped using nuclear, the result is more pollution caused by coal. Il think nuclear is the less bad solution until solar solutions are developed.
Oracle Broadens Legal Fight Against Third-party Solaris Support Providers
It looks as if oracle is doing its best to make developers hate them. The problem is that developers of today often become decision makers of tomorrow. Oracle misbehaved about mysql, about java (very bad handling of security issues), about opensource software (open office, open solaris and java) and now even about solaris. I do not know if there are really short term benefits, but I think it is a long term suicide.
Up To a Quarter of California Smog Comes From China
I live in north of France and I have already received sand from sahara. This does not happen often, but it happens.
Hawaii Desktop Stable Released, Powered By Qt 5.2 & Wayland
As a real people who uses X every days, I can ensure you I have no idea where are the computers that runs the programs that are clients of my display. In fact most of these computers are virtual machines. network transparency has been the first feature of X since many years and the third main Windows program (after Word and putty) I use has been hummingbird exceed, or Xming or reflection X.
Harvard Bomb Hoax Perpetrator Caught Despite Tor Use
In fact, NSA broke TOR and wrote this nice story so that police looks good.
Kdenlive Developer Jean-Baptiste Mardelle Is Missing
Or he has found a girlfriend.
Toyota Announces Plans For Fuel Cell Car By 2015
Electrolysis is not the more efficient, but hydrogen production by electrolysis is probably the more effective way to store electricity.
Nuclear plants have often excedents of electricity that they burn in resistors in order to avoid overloading the grid. If they could generate hydrogen instead of wasting energy, their efficiency would improve. IMHO nuclear remains the cleaner energy (less harm to our planet) and the safer (http://nextbigfuture.com/2008/03/deaths-per-twh-for-all-energy-sources.html). I think that nuclear and hydrogen should have a good synergy.
With XP's End of Life, Munich Will Distribute Ubuntu CDs
Upgrading a system to install windows 8 instead of windows XP is very difficult for unqualified people and will require almost the same installation time than Ubuntu and will probably have more driver issues than ubuntu (ubuntu works better on old hardware than recent windows).
I must admit that it is difficult to find qualified people on ubuntu.
Instagram Rolls Out Plan For In-Feed Advertisments
keep ad block a geek secret (tongue in cheek) so that other people can continue to pay for us by watching ads.
Can a Japanese AI Get Into University?
I have already teached math to pupils of 17yo. The most classical theme was the study of a function, but in most of the subjects, the questions are badly phrased and disturbing. My strategy was to teach them how to study a function with only the function as input (without the questions). And when they have understood how to do this, study the different wording of questions and how thy match what they have already understood.
In mathematics, I think the program should first understand the equations, then try to understand the text.
Bill Gates Seeking Patent To Make Shakespeare Less Boring
the integral collection of Marquis de Sade
Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Store Data In Hard Copy?
Use crypto and only store the key. A key is small enough to be typed in without OCR. If your data is (correctly) crypted, there is no problem in leaving copies in the wild.
The only solution to protect data is duplication. There is no need for a safe.
For example, I would be really annoyed to lose all my digital pictures. There is a copy on the computer of my father (in another town). It is stored in a crypted (ecryptfs) directory because some pictures are personal. He does not have my password. I have also a backup of its data.
It's Time To Start Taking Stolen Phones Seriously
Yes and B gets used to smartphones and in a couple of years may buy a new one. And friends of B who would not buy a smartphone if there wasn't the example of B. I think that one of the reasons of the success of Microsoft (25 years ago) is that it was so easy to copy its softwares. All the stolen phones are like advertising.
NHTSA and DOT Want Your Car To Be Able To Disable Your Cellphone Functions
I am using linux on my computer, now, I want to have a free car.
Can Microsoft Survive If Windows Doesn't Dominate?
Microsoft earns a lot of money for each android tablet.
German Ministry of Education Throws Away PCs For 190,000 € Due To Infection
According to my personal guinea pig, migration from windows to linux is easier than adoption of windows 8.
Europe Needs Genetically Engineered Crops, Scientists Say
Each time I see a documentary about mosanto, it looks like the future hell we must all fight to avoid in science fiction movies.
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