The Internet's Network Efficiencies Are Destroying the Middle Class
Fuji always made high grade lenses.
Fuji also does medical
Fuji also does Cosmetics (based on the their film chemistry knowledge).
Fuji does very well and they really do not care if film disappears from their portfolio.
US Should Cancel Plutonium Plant, Say Scientists
Castle Bravo went wrong because back then they didn't understand how lithium actually worked. They used partly enriched one and that had much more punch than they expected.
Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
Agree. Most visible in the comment section. It is now a condensed block like on all the other web sites out there. Really more harder to read, especially when you see the whole whitespace wasted on the right side.
Slashdot Asks: How Will You Replace Google Reader?
I also ended up using NewsBlur and was also very happy to shell out some money for it. With the latest design it even doesn't look that horrible anymore. Plus it works almost like Google Reader and doesn't need some stupid browser plugin like Feedly.
A Serious Proposal To Fix Windows 8
* I have used OS X (and OS 9) and I never had to enter a CC into anything. Ever.
* One is delete the other way. There is an icon there
* Opt/Alt is the same, you can set that in iterm2 (and terminal)
* All F keys there -> I use them for the expose stuff.
* I have no problem with the num pad. It has a clear key and a , and . key. How awesome is that?
* I agree on a tons of other things (fullscreen sucks donkey balls in Lion, there is still no proper full screen window mode, this "+" thing still pisses me off, memory management is often shit as crap)
* Finder is shit as fuck and it gets worse with every release. Ever tried to do two actions at the same time, Finder is useless. Was not that way in Leopard, they fucked that up for good in Lion and I doubt they will ever fix that.
* btw type in path is cmd+shift+G
* Never used an Apple mouse, only normal ones with normal buttons.
* where is copy/paste not working? I never had a problem with that. Just remember cmd+shift+opt+v pastes without format
* yes, HFS+ is so old it still thinks its 1900 here. And again there is no sight to fix this old crap one
Btrfs Is Getting There, But Not Quite Ready For Production
I have used XFS on several systems for about 9 to 10 years. I had some issues with it on one box, I had to run xfs_repair on it from time to time, but that was in the range of once every 3 years. The other systems are fine. But those are server boxes with battery backup hardware raid and UPS that will shutdown the box gracefully in case something goes bad with the power. XFS does not like "home" systems and if you just reboot your box you are likely to have data loss.
Currently I am deploying ext4 on my new systems, somehow XFS doesn't have that much speed advantage over ext4 as to have it in production anymore.
Ask Slashdot: Do You Move Legal Data With Torrents?
Yes, via the -e command. I wouldn't use rsync anyway different between two hosts.
Sony Launches Internet Service Offering Twice the Speed of Google Fiber
Those non NTT Fiber services only work if you can directly put the Fiber in your house. So if you live in your one single home, no problem, if you live in a small Appartment block below the 4th floor, then it is sometimes possible. But if you live in a big Appartment block, unless there is a Fibre from Sony going in your block, this won't fly. In most Appartment blocks you have the last Meter (into your place) as normal copper. I do have Fiber, but I do not have a Fiber going into my place, I have my Router hooked up to the normal Telephone jack, and have 100Mbit. In my old place I had Fiber directly into my place, but that didn't change, that I only had 100Mbit there too.
There are rumors going around of having an update to 200Mbit, but I haven't heard anything in detail about this yet.
Sony Launches Internet Service Offering Twice the Speed of Google Fiber
I use So-Net and compared to other providers here they are one of the most open ones which do not block anything.
Leak Found In Fukushima Tank Holding Radioactive Water
- they had to restart one nuclear power plant in the south because they had not enough electricity to keep factories running
- east of japan is running every one of their old coal and their current LPG plants at maximum and imports billions yen worth of fossile fules every month
Of course Japan didn't fall back to a pre-industrial civilization, but if there is nothing done, it will no longer be a big industrial nation because it is just not economical feasable to run industry in a country where the gov has to support the electricity providers so they can buy the fuel to run the nation.
I, for one, am not happy to pay more to TEPCO ...
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Grounded In US and EU
Both had the same problem with cargo doors that opened to the outside and had bad locking mechanisms with no warnings or anything if it didn't really lock at all. Two full DC-10 dropped out of the air because of this.
Perl Turns 25
You can write shitty unreadable python code too. The fixed format layout of python doesn't really make it much better. Plus giving up on all the CPAN modules just to write python. I see no reason why.
Illegal Downloading Now a Crime In Japan With Increased Penalties
Still I can go, buy the HK release for half the price of the japanese one and it will work.
Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?
Slackware - first steps into Linux
SUSE - because back than in Europe (Austria/Germany) it was the most popular distro
Mandrake - because my first works boss used it, also on servers
Redhat - after Mandrakes demise back to Redhat (before they went enterprise)
Gentoo - because it was all the fad, at the end a waste of time
Debian - since about 10 years now. Still the best, run it on servers when I run Gentoo on desktops, and then switched to Debian only
Accelerator Driven Treatment of Nuclear Waste
Part is right, that there is a lot of research to be done. But not because we never built one, but more because we forgot how to built one. The US had one running for quite some time.
I go through keyboards ...
Keyboards hold forever. The only reason I switch is because I buy a new PC/Mac OR I destroy it through some water/juice/etc. Thought the last part hasn't happen in a very very long time. And the work apple keyboard even survived one coffee spill.
PostgreSQL 9.2 Out with Greatly Improved Scalability
There are two PostgreSQL books I used a lot in the past: PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance by Gregory Smith (Packt) and PostgreSQL Second Edition by Douglas Douglas (O'Reilly).
There is an extended list of books listed on the PostgreSQL homepage: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/books/
Problem with all books is, they get outdated too quickly. While a lot of the basic info is still true for the books above, the O'Reilly book is very much based on 8.4 with is pretty ancient already. Perhaps getting an ebook is less a waste of paper.
Mt. Fuji May Be Close To Erupting
Yeah, but Islands capital is not a multi million people conglomerate spanning several prefectures.
If Fuji erupts it will be a big shit storm, because in the last 100 years and more we built shit where we perhaps should not have built shit.
As usual I will ride this out in front of my TV and complain that I can't get my favorite food stuff. Some parts around Fuji will disappear and some major highways and train lines will be disrupted and probably be for quite some time, which will really fuck up the economy.
How Apple Killed the Linux Desktop
Please, this has nothing to do with Incompetent IT Departments, rather with corporate rules on what gets run on the Desktop.
I did work at a company where we were free to run whatever we wanted, so I run Linux. In the next company I used WinXP but then was allowed to switch to Linux, so I did too.
But over the time it showed that when you work in a very windows centric environment, running Linux is just troubles.
So at the end (after more then 10 years) I switched to OS X.
Bill Gates To Develop a Revolutionary Nuclear Reactor With Korea
Life will suck even more for the normal 90% who actually have to make a living with a normal income, pay normal taxes, pay for normal food, etc, etc. It is just another burdon (after the consumption tax rise) the top 10% just don't understand.
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Nothing going on
There is seriously nothing going on. And there is nothing to be written in a journal