top Building the Infinite Digital Universe of
No Man's Sky
You only need to save the seed for the pseudo random number generator and the world will look exactly the same every time you re-generate it.
top Functional 3D-Printed Tape Measure
I like the tape measure choice.
It shows how advanced constructions you can do, and the limitations of such advanced constructions. As I understand it, it is fully functional right out of the printer. This is a little bit more advanced than "possible" but thats why it is cool.
top US Spying Costs Boeing Military Jet Deal With Brazil
NSA has been good to US companies in the past, sometimes it fails.
top Owncloud 6 Brings Collaborative Open Document Format Editing to the Web
What is the lag on edits? Sharepoint is not usable for conference call editing as it takes too long for the edits to propagate to all participants. Googledocs is great, often quicker than screen sharing. What other alternatives are there and are they quick?
top Exponential Algorithm In Windows Update Slowing XP Machines
I miss Windiz Update....
top Debian To Replace SysVinit, Switch To Systemd Or Upstart
Upstars solves some problems with sysv, but includes a whole array of new ones. Systemd solves almost all problems with few new ones, except for all the parts that is not implemented yet. Systemd is a mess for novices to use and understand, the helper tools are not as good as they should be.
top Xerox Photocopiers Randomly Alter Numbers, Says German Researcher
Gets worse when applied to video:
top Beer Fridge Caught Interfering With Cellular Network
Light spread, you are not kidding, graphene is thick compared to the thikness I apreciate.
top German Ministry of Education Throws Away PCs For 190,000 € Due To Infection
... followed by the tedious process of downloading and waiting for update after update to install, then installing virus and security software, "productivity suites" and any other software that they need, each likely to have its own updates...
Who the hell would do that if they got more than a few machines, update the frekkin image, then clone. Follow up with some polish.
top BlackBerry CEO: Tablet Market Is Dying
I have never seen any reasonably creative use except for musical toys on pads. Please post examples.
top Salesforce, a Pillow Maker and a $125k AmEx Bill
So that they can ask you for late fee if you miss a payment, instead of just adding interest.
top Coelacanth Genome Sequenced
That said, it's not like the ocean is dominated by coelecanth, so it doesn't mean they've reached optimality or anything. Just that they're good enough to continue reproducing and surviving.
I would say that their genes are stuck in a local maxima where they can't evolve. Any mutation dies off or are so different that they leave the area and become a new species.
top Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Unwanted But Official Security Probes?
I would fear what unforseen bugs the pen testing causes (database gioing down, queries cut short etc) bugs that are good to find but absolutely not in a production environment. Dangeorus in a hospital enviroment.
I would send their packets to a honeypot machine (possible with less security for the giggles) to get more information about the "attac".
In reality they are probably just running foundstone or some other security suite.
top Google Bumps Up Search a Notch With Google Nose BETA
If they are down, use this rot-13 program:
tr "a-zA-Z" "n-za-mN-ZA-M"
top Comparing the C++ Standard and Boost
Read Stroustrup, code C++ the right way. (i.e C extended by the possibilities of c++, opposed to schoolbook object oriented language with a tendency to over complicate)
top Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Block Noise In a Dorm?
Tried that, but I now know too much German to not sing along, maybe I need to change language.
top OnLive's Epic Plan For a New Type of Video Game
Correct, and they aim for the wrong type of latency demanding games. To survive they must go for games that can handle bad latency. OnLive has a huge potential but only if they stop selling an impossible product and start going for achievable goals.
Guess: They have sold a lie to investors and are stuck in it.
about a year and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: What Would You Include In a New Building?
Two: Happy beginning AND happy ending?
top Ask Slashdot: What's Your Take On Stand-Up Desks?
When you want to enjoy a beer, your stool will provide the right atmosphere. Without it does not feel right drinking at work.
top Open Source Beer Served Cold, With a Heated Licensing Discussion
Stone old guardian, drinking it now, most probably the best beer in the world.
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