'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official
Henhouse locks are bad for foxes, says a leading fox union spokesman. There's a shocker..
Oklahoma Schools Required To Teach Students Personal Finance
Usually an attitude held by those who've not lived there. It's a bit different, but given their population mix, about what you'd expect.
Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?
How about minimum wage for professional athletes and actors? Sound crazy? So does trying to cap CEO pay. The market works, but many who are unwilling or unable to participate in it are unhappy with it. Human condition and all that..
Layoffs At Now-Private Dell May Hit Over 15,000 Staffers
SW: infinite margins on shrinking marketshare. Expensive to compete with 'free'..
PC's: smaller, faster, so cheap they're disposable.
Tablets: as above, but more so.
Servers: smaller, faster, cheaper.
Storage: ever larger, ever faster, nobody deletes anything.
I think I'll work in storage - for now.
Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?
Went for a job interview a few years back and they wanted someone with "10 years experience with Solaris 11." I pointed out to the HR screening guy that Solaris 11 wasn't released till 2010 or so, and that asking for anyone with that experience was unlikely to get any honest responses. His reply was astonishing - he said "well, I guess you don't meet the qualifications, this interview is over." Lazy HR folks are not doing their companies any favors.
Healthcare.gov and the Gulf Between Planning and Reality
Proving once again (as if proof were needed) that science and politics are the worst possible companions. Read the Feynman Report on the Challenger disaster ( http://www.ralentz.com/old/space/feynman-report.html [among many others]) where he lambasts NASA decision makers for using politics-inspired wishful thinking instead of science to decide to launch over strenuous objections by staff scientists and engineers. This meme is seen throughout history as the politics of wishful thinking crash onto the iceberg of reality time and again.
FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe To Halt DNA Test Service
..and want to help" Frequently the last words a great idea ever hears.
Sen. Chuck Schumer Seeks To Extend Ban On 'Undetectable' 3D-Printed Guns
In an related announcement, Sen Schumer's office also wants a new law recalling the 'F word' and all sticks and stones in the US. "People could get hurt" a spokesman for Schumer was quoted as saying.
Why Amazon Is Profitless Only By Choice
Not sure that Obama really appreciated what he hat in this surveillance by 2010, but I guarantee Hillary did.
Ask Slashdot: Best Language To Learn For Scientific Computing?
Don't be silly, you can write FORTRAN in any language..
Adobe Hacked: Almost 3 Million Accounts Compromised
Thank God I've never actually purchased any Adobe products. Phew, that was a close one.
Saudi Cleric Pummeled On Twitter For Claiming Driving Damages Women's Ovaries
So does beating your wives, but that doesn't stop it from being a widespread Saudi tradition..
Apple Now the World's Most Valuable Brand, Knocks Off Coca-Cola
This usually happens right before the company tanks. Also, huge edifices as home office/campus are another deadly sign. poof! It'll be over before you know it Apple.
Another Climate-Change Retraction
Quoting ThinkProgress as a source of facts exposes your latent bias against facts. Go find a reputable source and get back to us.
Oracle Quietly Switches BerkeleyDB To AGPL
Larry kills another one. The ultimate bait-and-switch operation is Oracle.
Windows 8 Passes Vista, Hits 5.1% Market Share
Windows 8 is about as functional as Vista as well. Pretty low bar. If folks had a choice Windows 8 would simply die.
Disease Outbreak Threatens the Future of Good Coffee
..and in the second year of the invasion, all Internet commerce ground to a halt - stranding most earthlings in their home-offices to starve.
Oracle Reinstates Free Time Zone Updates For Java 7
Java is (to me) a neutral issue. What's truly alarming is Oracle's treating of every ecosystem it comes upon as gold to be mined. Not *everything* in the world is a Larry Ellison piggy bank.
Temporal Cloak Erases Data From History
Make one that erases the passage of time then make a movie about it.
Ex-Marine Detained Under Operation Vigilant Eagle For His Political Views Sues
That some veterans exhibit a strong sense of morality and liberty is seen as a threat, even a crime by the current administration. Doublespeak has become the lingua franca of our "fundamentally changed" America.
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