Thanks For Reading: 15 Years of News For Nerds
To everyone involved, on both sides of the fence!
The new logo is really great BTW.
Hotmail No Longer Accepts Long Passwords, Shortens Them For You
This is ingenious. Thank you so much.
How does the burger in the ad look so delicious?
Most fitting handle for a submitter ever!
Organism Closest To Original "Tree of Life" Discovered
So what's the /. UID of this thing?
Retina Implant Company Seeks FDA Trial Approval
As someone with RP I welcome this news. As someone that keeps tabs on treatment developments, I imagine that these implants are '10 years away' from being available to me.
UK ISPs To Begin Censorship of Porn Websites
Oh my! How they've turned full circle. Appropriate name, mind you.
Osama Bin Laden Reported Dead, Body In US Hands
Yes, thanks Nerdfest - a true lol there!
Obama to give address on unknown subject
I hope those 40 clear raisins are delicious.
Apple: "We must Have Comprehensive Location Data"
So that we can serve ya'll up a crapload of iAds.
German Company To Install Linux On 10,000 PCs
Now, *that's* what I call a Beowulf cluster.
Haha... beat me to it!
Oracle cans commercial OpenOffice
As a result of the fallout, I moved to the cloud. The plan was to wait for the dust to settle, for LibreOffice to get accepted into most of the mainstream distros and for the bugs to be ironed out.
But having used Google Docs exclusively for quite a while now, I honestly don't think I'll be switching back to OO/LO. Google Docs does everything I need. I'd encourage people to take a good look at it and perhaps use it exclusively for a while to see if you're missing anything from the 'real' applications.
Rivals Mock Microsoft's 'Native HTML5' Claims
When they say stuff like this, what's the point?
Consumers don't know what html5 is and even if they did they wouldn't care. And developers, etc. know what they're saying is lies. So it's a lose-lose type of comment.
I back up personal files...
I'm completely with you, although it took me years to realize what you say is the correct way to think about this problem.
Nonetheless, I put my 'cannot lose' stuff into the ol' Dropbox and that's it. Half-yearly I distribute my music library to a a few select locations around the globe. But to be honest, I would be upset for perhaps 30 minutes if it all disappeared.
3TB Hard Drives Square Off Against Everything Else
Hoorah! I can finally re-purchase all my albums in 24-bit, so I can hear them the way Dr. Dre hears them! (j/k)
Why We Should Buy Music In FLAC
Would I be correct in assuming that XLD is the OS X replacement for EAC? If not, what's my best option?
Apple Asks Security Experts To Examine OS X Lion
Not specifically security related but does anyone have any idea what version of rsync has shown up in the beta? The version that ships with 10.6 is rather outdated so it'd be great if this (pretty important) tool were brought in line with where rsync is now.
The Animal World Has Its Junkies, Too
Have a listen to his 'Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge' (tape 4 from memory) for a very nice exposition of the Santa Claus/psychedelic reindeer juxtaposition (e.g. red & white Amanita mushrooms that live under Xmas trees, toy-making elves, Lappland, flying reindeer).