×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

hcs_$reboot Limitless? (111 comments)

In a few more years, everybody will have enough data space in a laptop to store the whole humanity data (as long as it's not recursive). The Internet in a cache...

4 hours ago
top

Linux On a Motorola 68000 Solder-less Breadboard

hcs_$reboot Re:Awesome (147 comments)

This is indeed awesome. The 68000 assembly language being relatively easier to learn than the 8086 family for instance, and the resources involved being relatively small (13 yo Linux and 512k!), it seems the whole project should be easier to comprehend than nowadays complex CPUs/OSes. That would be really great if you could build a detailed "How-to", explaining everything from scratch, with photos.

4 days ago
top

CERN Releases LHC Data

hcs_$reboot Re:hmmmm (42 comments)

I wonder what people will do with this data or what can be learned from it?

Don't worry, countries that are not a member of CERN, and other dictatorships, will be interested.

5 days ago
top

"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

hcs_$reboot Re:From Experience (555 comments)

Actually it does, seemingly. During my scholarship that happened quite a few times, we and friends helping computer-desperate girl friends... but I wonder what happened to non-geeky boys... They likely had the same problems, but were probably too proud to call for help (and, maybe, needed less attention...)

about a week ago
top

Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

hcs_$reboot Re:Bing indeed (396 comments)

The real question is how much $$ is behind FF / Y! deal?

about a week ago
top

Fascinating Rosetta Image Captures Philae's Comet Bounce

hcs_$reboot Re:"...moving east." (69 comments)

It has always been in space, it is the rotational direction where the sun rises.

Don't think though. East is basically Right on the pictures, based on Rosetta (camera) direction.

about two weeks ago
top

World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

hcs_$reboot Re:Which says what? (276 comments)

There are many changes happening at MS. Since Nadella has been appointed CEO a huge PR operation is in progress. Whatever brings publicity to MS affairs is a good thing, e.g. a 5 yo passing a MS exam.

about two weeks ago
top

World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

hcs_$reboot Re:Goddamn it! (276 comments)

It took me 3 attempts to pass that exam and now there are 5 year olds who can pass it?

Indeed. You need a mental age of 5 years to pass.

about two weeks ago
top

I'm most interested in robots that will...

hcs_$reboot Missing option (307 comments)

Do what women aren't keen to do anymore after some time.

about two weeks ago
top

Amazon's Echo: a $200, Multi-Function, Audio-Centric Device

hcs_$reboot Re:Play it safe (129 comments)

Now, go ahead and mod me down.

Looks like someone is in need of a spanking.

about three weeks ago
top

When will the first successful manned Mars mission happen?

hcs_$reboot Re:Missing option (219 comments)

What about the "After 2050" option? After 2050 is more likely than "never"...

about a month and a half ago
top

Microsoft Announces Windows 10

hcs_$reboot Re:Unified Experience Across Devices (644 comments)

Nadella wants to put some distance between Ballmer and himself. Starting from 10 is a good start (and a new design, new features would also help ...)

about 2 months ago
top

Microsoft Announces Windows 10

hcs_$reboot Next one? (644 comments)

Windows 12, Windows 20, Windows 10S, Windows 10.1 ?

about 2 months ago
top

Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

hcs_$reboot The problem is not what to learn (387 comments)

Languages are not equally accessible. The most popular languages , like PHP, allow many people - almost everybody - to program, whatever their background is, and whatever the outcome (performance, maintenance, ...) of the application may be. Among this many people is diluted a rather low percentage made of some good developers who could easily adapt and program in something else, like R or Haskell (they don't do it because they don't need to).

In other words, hire R developers to make better PHP programs.

about 3 months ago
top

PHP 5.6.0 Released

hcs_$reboot Re:It's not the knife... (118 comments)

it's the cook that prepares the food. It's not the camera, it's the photographer that shoots the picture. It's not the racing car, it's the driver that wins the race. It's not the programming language, it's the programmer that creates the application.

Yes but a good cook will do better with a good knife, a good photog will be better with a good camera, and a good programmer will perform better with a well designed language.

about 3 months ago

Submissions

top

Microsoft and others behind EU breakup of Google

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  2 hours ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "In the eye of many Americans, the European Union call for the break-up of Google sounds like an aging Europe envious of some of the wealthiest young US tech giants. But American people should know that behind the EU antitrust probe of Google stand not only Europeans but US competitors, such as Microsoft, Expedia and TripAdvisor, whose complaints and big-money lobbying have driven a four-year-old investigation by the powerful European Commission into whether Google abuses its dominance of internet searches to push favored web sites.
"The American companies are using the European Commission as a battleground among themselves. They are the ones coming to us with complaints." a senior EU official told Reuters. European Union to vote on Google break-up on Thursday."
top

A Woman will lead CERN from 2016

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about two weeks ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "From 2016 a woman, Fabiola Gianotti, will lead CERN, the largest particle accelerator currently in activity, near the French and Swiss border, in Europe. This is the first time a woman is appointed to such a prestigious role at CERN,

Fabiola Gianotti attracted worldwide attention in 2012 for her leading role in CERN’s discovery of the Higgs boson particle, and will take up the post in January 2016 as scientists aim to make further discoveries about the origin and makeup of the universe."
top

Apple Pay glitch has some users charged twice

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about a month ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "Some Apple Pay users were charged twice by Bank of America for purchases they made. The problem is due to a bug in the processing between Bank of America and at least one of the payment networks involved with the Apple Pay service. “We apologize for the inconvenient and are correcting this issue immediately and all duplicates will be refunded” said Tara Burke, spokeswomen for Bank of America.

Some funny people might be asking if that isn't the norm to pay double for something Apple. But to be fair, the Apple Pay service, beside that glitch — which appears _not_ to be on Apple side — is working great so far."
top

Microsoft Surface drowning?

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about 4 months ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "Again, no much good news for the MS Surface. Computerworld reports a Microsoft's losses on the tablet device at $US1.7 billion so far. But, still, Microsoft is serene

"It’s been exciting to see the response to the Surface Pro 3 from individuals and businesses alike. In fact, Surface Pro 3 sales are already outpacing prior versions of Surface Pro. The Surface business generated more than $2B in revenue for the fiscal year 2014 and $409 million in revenue during Q4 FY14 alone, the latter of which included just ten days of Intel Core i5 Surface Pro 3 sales in Canada and the US".

Should Microsoft pull the plug on the tablet? Or maybe it's just a matter of users getting used to the Surface?"
top

Bill Gates: Snowden is No Hero!

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about 8 months ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "In a lengthy interview from Rolling Stone, Bill Gates, among many other subjects, is asked: "Do you consider [Snowden] a hero or a traitor?". The Microsoft founder answers: "I certainly wouldn't characterize him as a hero (...) You won't find much admiration from me".
What about Government Surveillance? "The government has such ability to do these things. (...) But the specific techniques they use become unavailable if they're discussed in detail"
Rolling Stone retorts that Privacy can be an issue, "We want safety, but we also want privacy" says the journalist. Bill Gates's tells his main priority focuses on stopping the bad guys: "let's say you knew nothing was going on. How would you feel? I mean, seriously. I would be very worried. Technology arms the bad guys with orders of magnitude more [power]. Not just bad guys. Crazy guys.""
top

How Steve Jobs Got the iPhone Into Japan

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about 8 months ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "Masatoshi Son, SoftBank CEO, remembers the early days when he tried to cut a deal with Steve Jobs in order to be the first to offer the -not even named iPhone yet- "new phone" from Apple, back in 2005. At the time, Son didn't even own a mobile carrier. He then purchased Vodafone, and was indeed the first to sell the iPhone in 2008 (then Au-Kddi in 2011, and DoCoMo in 2013). Today, 75% of smartphones sold in Japan are iPhones."
top

China hits back on U.S. human rights record

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about a year and a half ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "The Xinhua news agency reports that the China's State Council, in response to the "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012" issued by the U.S. State Department, published in turn his own report on "The Human Rights Record of the United States", arguing that "the U.S. turned a blind eye to its own woeful human rights situation".
Notably, the report mentions "Closer surveillance of citizens", "More violent crimes involving guns", "Money wars in politics", "Growing gap between the rich and poor", "Violating human rights in other nations"."
top

Fukushima power plant blackout II

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about a year and a half ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "The well known Fukushima daiichi power plant suffers from a power black-out since yesterday Monday evening (local time), leading to stopping the flow of cooling water to four fuel storage pools. However, "No need to worry, temperatures will remain in the safe range for 4 days" said the also well known company in charge, Tepco. The cause of the blackout is still being investigated."
top

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is:

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "- heading towards an airport, as usual
— heading towards a hangar
— heading towards an airport, by road
— heading towards a sea (pick one)
— Much Ado About Nothing"
top

Japan Grounds All Its Boeing 787s After Emergency Landing

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has already occupied some of Slashdot news space recently: FAA to investigate the 787 (Jan 11) or 787 catches fire in Boston (Jan 08). Today (Jan 16 JST) happened another incident that makes Japan grounds all of its 787s fleet until an internal investigation gives more information about the problem: a 787 from ANA had seemingly a battery problem and some smoke has been seen inside the cockpit. The plane had to proceed an emergency landing and passengers had to be evacuated.
This is the latest setback for Boeing and its problem-hit Dreamliner planes that takes another turn today with the grounding of the Japan 787s fleet."

Link to Original Source
top

Google Maps finally available on iOS

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "After the disastrous Apple Maps replacement over Google Maps in September, Google made a Maps app on iOS approved and released by Apple today. The app includes turn-by-turn directions, vector-based graphics and live traffic data. It's available from the Apple Store for iPhone and iPod touch (and iPad — iPhone format). At least."
top

Surface sales 'modest' so far said Ballmer

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "Sales of Microsoft’s Windows RT-based Surface tablet are off to a “modest” start according to chief executive Steve Ballmer. Given the general dropping sales in the PC business coupled with Microsoft’s relatively small inventory of Surface machines, it’ll be interesting to see how soon Surface can hit Microsoft’s million milestone.
(Update originally from French Le Parisien)"

Link to Original Source
top

Japan nuke crisis crew not told of danger

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "The operator of a Japanese nuclear plant that went into a tsunami-triggered meltdown knew the risks from highly radioactive water at the site but sent in crews without adequate protection or warnings, a worker said in a legal complaint. He gave a rare public account of what happened at the plant during the accident, describing a harrowing scene of darkness and fear, wading with headlamps into a flooded basement through steaming radioactive water that felt warm even through workers' boots.

On Oct. 30, he filed a complaint with a labor standards office in Fukushima, asking authorities to confirm TEPCO's safety violations and issue improvement orders. He also is seeking penalties--up to six months in jail or fines of up to 500,000 yen ($6,250) under the Industrial Safety and Health Act--against the company that supervised him."

Link to Original Source
top

Laser speed sensor promises safer air travel

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "Airplanes use currently the (un)famous pitot tubes to get an estimate of their current speed. Unfortunately the tubes may suffer from the very low temperatures at high altitudes, and send wrong data to the captain — that may lead to a crash in the worst case scenario. Australian engineers offer a brand new technology to calculate the plane speed: two lasers beams are emitted in opposite direction, the difference in frequency gives the speed, thanks to the Doppler effect."
Link to Original Source
top

Apple now shipping Lightning adapters

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "Apple started shipping the Lightning (iPhone 5 connector) to 30-pin adapters, that costs from $29 to $39. Some iPhone 5 owners complained about its new connector being incompatible with the previously well known 30 pin connectors (iPhone 4S and before, iPod, iPad, chargers, music combos...). And the adapter comes to the rescue...
However, considering the recent wave of disappointment engendered by the new Apple device (Maps, iOS6 bugs, lack of innovation, lack of staff motivation, etc...), some people may argue that what Apple really needs is a Cook to Jobs adapter..."

Link to Original Source
top

Nikon announces Android-powered compact camera

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "Nikon announced the S800c — the first compact camera from a major manufacturer to openly use the Android mobile operating system. The S800c is a full Android 2.3 device, that can run any available apps an equivalent smartphone could offer. The Photoshop app for instance could be an obvious choice. But one may prefer to play a famous game on the camera, like Fruit Ninja. Compared to a classic smartphone, the Android powered device offers the advantages of a Nikon Coolpix camera — like a larger sensor and 16MP.
While smartphones cameras tend to get closer to compact cameras specs, it seems Nikon took the initiative and opened their camera to the Android world. So, in the end, will we have smartphones offering true-camera specs, or compact cameras offering all the smartphones features?"

Link to Original Source
top

French shootings suspect found thanks to an IP address

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "According to breaking news the French shootings suspect was found thanks to the IP address of his brother. The brother contacted one of the soldiers who was killed (March 15) to purchase his bike, and the police could trace that exchange and identify the buyer's IP address.
Fortunately, those killers are not IT experts and have no clue how they can be traced back thanks to the various logs they sow on the way."
top

Movie about Steve Jobs

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "It is reported that Sony bought the rights to a biopic on the life of Steve Jobs with the intent of making a movie. The biography on which the movie would be based was written by former CNN chairman and current managing editor of Time magazine, Walter Isaacson (biography to be released October 24).
There are discussions about what could be the best title, and which actor would fit the best for the main role.
While the biography was approved by Mr Jobs, what about some other people who crossed Steve's life and who may not have always been portrayed in a friendly way in his other biographies (the most famous one being probably Bill Gates).
Is Sony able to provide an unbiased work, without having Steve Jobs around to make sure they do?"

Link to Original Source

Journals

hcs_$reboot has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?