top Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
You're all that - it correlated to your 5 digit membership
top Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?
"Ah, but teaching them coding is a vehicle for teaching them logical problem solving," - I'd think solving real-world problem is quite different than solving them using a computer language, or even logical problem solving - if it has to do with people.
top How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry
Exactly the way they wanted it. .
Good so leave those guys alone and you go back to your PC.
top Ford Dumping Windows For QNX In New Vehicles
Sync is that the UI is horrible
Let me introduce you the new Sync with Tiles :D
top US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online
Yeah seriously wtf. Streaming does cost some incremental $$$ so NBC serves paid subscribers only. OTA is there... why not? Peace/Global event/Olympic movement blah blah blah has nothing to do with this. Who has the obligation to provide everybody in the world the broadcast so we can watch and sit in our couch and eat pop corn? Or maybe IOC needs to provide TV sets for 3rd world countries?
top Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
RTFA --- this is the identity and everything about slashdot.
top Build an Open-Source Electric Car In About One Hour
Funny you said that because I'd suspect a lot of
/. readers reads the summary on /. main page, then go directly to comments page without RTFA. I'm one of them probably 80% of the time, and there's a reason for extensive use of "RTFA" here :)
top Argonne Lab Grows Chia Pet Style Hairy Electronic Fibers
Coffee-flavored hair? I don't care, just plug this thing on my scalp!
top Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost
Freezing rain is a problem for everywhere... some sand and salt can melt them but it's still dangerous as hell.
about a month and a half ago
top Online Streaming As Profitable As TV, Disc Sales By Charging Just a $15 Flat Fee
"they could rake in just as much cash as they currently do through TV downloads and disc sales" - come on... capitalism asks for "getting as much money as possible", not "making the same money as before".
about a month and a half ago
top How would you use science to innovate upon sports?
Having a moon colony is interesting but what's the goal of that? If human nature stays, it doesn't matter we colonized a billion habitable planets.
top How Quickly Will the Latest Arms Race Accelerate?
There's no need to build arm unless, some other bigger nation actually does come in and "liberate" your country (and your resources).
top Mark Zuckerberg Gives $990 Million To Charity
Similar to other $B folks it goes to their own foundation so they can still control that money to drive whatever cause they wish. In this case it sounds like they just print more share for it..? Or FB as a whole provide that share... i.e. all FB shareholders chip it for Mr. Zuckerberg to play?
top Munich Open Source Switch 'Completed Successfully'
Windows NT... are you serious?
top Google Opens Asian Data Centers But Shuns China and India
It's not subtle at all. HK is not exactly an autonomous state but it is very unique. It is part of China and top officials are "elect/appointed" from central. BUT the law in HK is based on English common law. And see the judges names: I don't think any Chinese has last names like Mortimer, Riebiero, Hartmann, Walker...etc. Learn something new everyday.
Back to the subby title I agree it's total BS and pure speculation, actually it's just "normal" /. sinophobic.
top US Treasury Completes Bailout of General Motors
In another words, too big to fail?
top Get Ready For a Streaming Music Die-Off
I totally agree on the production side (I have a project studio as well), but I think they key on "cost" is really 'distribution' and 'marketing' dollars. Internet gets rid of the 'distribution' issue but the 'marketing' (aka +greed) still remains the driver....
top Lawsuits Seek To Turn Chimpanzees Into Legal Persons
...I read "Lawsuits Seeks To Turn Lawyers into Chimpanzees".
top Chinese Chang'e-3 Lunar Rover On Its Way After Successful Launch
I agree to most but one observation is that, the reason why they are more inclined now to be tech savvy is because they want to sit and watch Netflix all day (or whatever other unproductive activity)
top Disabled Woman Denied Entrance To US Due To Private Medical Records
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