top Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?
As the GP said, there are some rigorous top tier liberal arts schools that only offer BAs "on principle", so you should check into your applicant's backgrounds to see what the story is. I went to one that made the BA/BS distinction, and took the BS route, so I can mostly sidestep that particular mess, but from what I've heard there's definitely still some discrimination on the engineering side of things.
top School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria
It already has been in places. My high school did this 7 or 8 years ago.
Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut
BSG is the only other series that comes close with the physically accurate dogfighting. The Vipers are still *designed* like jets, but they don't fly like them.
top How Facebook Sold You Krill Oil
I hit both of your target demographics, and have family ties to the Christian music scene (my cousin in law has toured as the Gettys' bassist, and was next door neighbors with one of Anberlin's band members, my dad wrote Mark Heard's biography, frequently plays and/or speaks at SoulFest, and organizes the Vermont Conference on Christianity and the Arts), and, well....I didn't realize "Christian DJs" were a thing people hired, and now that I know, I still can't imagine hiring one for a wedding reception. Maybe a youth group event or a YoungLife overnight.
about a month and a half ago
top Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick
Only four times? What kind of discount cinemas are you going to and where can I find them? At the nearest theater, it's $6 for a slushy that is $0.79 at my local convenience store.
top Thorium: The Wonder Fuel That Wasn't
I'm glad someone beat me to it.
top Former NSA Director: 'We Kill People Based On Metadata'
Needs fewer hops, or denser connectivity. ;)
top DarkMarket, the Decentralized Answer To Silk Road, Is About More Than Just Drugs
The property that makes cash convenient in real life is the same one that make it anonymous: it's decentralized. Why should the situation be any different online (excepting technology lag and first-to-market effects)?
top ARIN Is Down To the Last
/8 of IPv4 Addresses
They're a CDN that serves 30% of all Internet traffic. They get whatever they want, because if they don't, the internet starts sucking.
top Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake
Sure, but what's the case law on the application of consumer-rights to free stuff?
top Introducing a Calendar System For the Information Age
I didn't know it had a name, but I thought this thirteen-month thing with extra days crammed on at the beginning or end was the system that basically anyone came up with the first time they tried to design a calendar that made sense.
top The New PHP
Yes, 3, sorry 'bout that.
In PHP you are guaranteed arithmetic results when using arithmetic operators. String concatenation is a distinct operator
top The New PHP
"5"-2 = 0 and
"5"+2 = "52". Even PHP isn't *that* nut.
top Android Beats iOS As the Top Tablet OS
You're missing the point. Saying that a kernel is or isn't successful because it's distributed with a different userland than usual is (a) just wrong, and (b) a completely different sort of claim than that a particular software distribution is or isn't successful because various components have been integrated elsewhere.
top Android Beats iOS As the Top Tablet OS
Analogy doesn't quite work because Linux IS a kernel (the Linux userland is usually GNU, but you could put something else on top, like Android without a problem). The FreeBSD components in Darwin/iOS/OS X are userland, not kernel (which is Mach/XNU).
top Riecoin: A Cryptocurrency With a Scientific Proof of Work
Go read just about any current textbook on microeconomics. Then get back to me.
top BSD Real-Time Operating System NuttX Makes Its 100th Release: NuttX 6.33
Did you bother looking it up?
A real-time operating system (RTOS) is an operating system (OS) intended to serve real-time application requests. It must be able to process data as it comes in, typically without buffering delays. Processing time requirements (including any OS delay) are measured in tenths of seconds or shorter.
A key characteristic of an RTOS is the level of its consistency concerning the amount of time it takes to accept and complete an application's task; the variability is jitter. A hard real-time operating system has less jitter than a soft real-time operating system.
An RTOS has an advanced algorithm for scheduling. Scheduler flexibility enables a wider, computer-system orchestration of process priorities, but a real-time OS is more frequently dedicated to a narrow set of applications. Key factors in a real-time OS are minimal interrupt latency and minimal thread switching latency; a real-time OS is valued more for how quickly or how predictably it can respond than for the amount of work it can perform in a given period of time. The chief design goal is not high throughput, but rather a guarantee of a soft or hard performance category. An RTOS that can usually or generally meet a deadline is a soft real-time OS, but if it can meet a deadline deterministically it is a hard real-time OS.
(update: looks like an ongoing site bug, not a malicious act)
top GPUs Dropping Dead In 2011 MacBook Pro Models
I've never owned an Apple machine that needed to be replaced within 5 years of the purchase date, and the only people I know who have are the ones who dropped their laptops on sidewalks or down stairwells and cracked the screen. Troll somewhere else.
top Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse
My officemate has a German laptop. Not only are the symbols like () in the wrong place, they switched z and y keys. Horrific.
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