ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards
If Google had scripted
everytime a device were plugged in, I suppose people would be complaining about how everyone had access to their files.
NVIDIA Presents Plans To Support Mir and Wayland On Linux
I remember watching blue people in flash videos.
At the time, I blamed NVIDIA / vdpau.
However it was really Adobe Flash crossing red and blue that caused me to see smurfs everywhere.
The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made
I was about to post the same thing - but name the business as well - Unicomp
It's a good choice, especially if you want a foreign Moldel-M keyboard.
Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives
You could pay about $100 per year to use Skype to call their telephone whenever you want.
Alternatives to Skype exist.
Calling cards are possible (I've had success buying from Nobelcom.com).
You wouldn't be able to attach any photos, but they're not fun with dial up anyway.
You would have to call your parents when you are all awake, but calls are more personable than email.
High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint
For the given purpose, 999 is a very large number.
What sort of firearm requires more than 999 different people to use it regularly?
A rifle for people learning to shoot might be used by thousands of people over its lifetime, but not all of these people need regular access to the firearm. When a person will never use such a farearm again (i.e. he or she passes a course), that person's fingerprints should be erased from the weapon's memory.
If a weapon could conceivable be used by more than 999 people on a regular basis (perhaps a backup weapon for a number of military units), perhaps it shouldn't be fingerprint locked in the first place.
Anti-Ebola Drug ZMapp Makes Clean Sweep: 18 of 18 Monkeys Survive Infection
When the human testing starts, should it be old people first? afftected-continent people first? family-receives-high-payment people first?
I think they should be volunteers at the very least.
Microsoft Releases Replacement Patch With Two Known Bugs
My experience somewhat mirriors yours:
On the 2nd Tuesday, I connected my Win7 box to the Internet to install the 2nd Tuesday patches.
After reading a Slashdot article, I uninstalled two patches on the bad-patch list.
Yesterday, I connected it to the Internet to install the August 27 patches.
This was a no go. Windows Update was broken and the Windows Update Troubleshooter was no use.
Only a rollback to a mid-July restore point got the machine going properly again.
My Windows box (which is not my main box) is generally off the Internet, so I don't know why I patched it so promptly.
In the future, I'll wait a few weeks longer before applying patches.
Chinese Researchers' 'Terror Cam' Could Scan Crowds, Looking for Stress
Stop the crime before it happens.
Someone should make a movie about this.
Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?
I hear these onion routers are all the rage now.
My degree of colorblindness:
I pass the colour-blindness tests very quickly with each eye. However, colour intensity varies between my eyes. One eye sees a bright world. It's a more faded world with the other eye. I attribute the difference to ageing rods/cones/whatever. I didn't have this problem when I was younger.
Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier
Trillion did VoIP
Unboxing a Cray XC30 'Magnus' Petaflops Supercomputer
Where's the story?
How long ago did you last assemble a computer?
I use an external Silicon Dust Home Run, which picks up OTA signals.
How long ago did you last assemble a computer?
A simple PVR doesn't need the bells and whistles of newer computers. I recently purchased the components and assembled one.
What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?
My only streams are from my subscription to MUBI.
If TCM offered me a streaming service, I'd certainly pay for it.
Favorite "Go!" Phrase?
In the game of go, calling Atari is encouraged among novice players.
New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation
So what are the value of Bob bucks when Bob dies?
German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks
Physician handwriting is as indecipherable as Navajo code talk.
The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI
Chess algorithms are a measure of the budding ability of programers.
When you can write a chess algorithm that can beat yourself at chess, ...
(When you can snatch the pebble from my hand, ... [Kung Fu])
Cybercrooks May Have Stolen Billions Using Brazilian "Boletos"
http://thebrazilbusiness.com/a... ... describes how to make and pay boletos
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