Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base
No. Putin views things in black and white. Just like his pre-perestroika predecessors. He views this exactly as they viewed the race to the moon in the 60's. It doesn't have to be a zero-sum game, but as any Russian will tell you - once KGB, always KGB
NASA Puts Its New Spacesuit Design To a Public Vote
Good engineering is done by committee
Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!
Is that a good thing?
A Call For Rollbacks To Previous Versions of Software
It's nice that this is about Apple... But the first thing that popped into my mind was XP -> Vista.
Translating President Obama's NSA Reform Promises Into Plain English
What is important here is the appearance of doing something... At least as far as ANY politician is concerned. The suckers buy into it.
Researchers: Global Risk of Supervolcano Eruption Greater Than Previously Though
You'll need those twinkies... And lots of 'em. Yellowstone super volcano is a planetary killer - or best scenario: many, many, many years of the equivalent of nuclear winter.
Meet the 'Assassination Market' Creator Who's Crowdfunding Murder With Bitcoins
'have appeared offering services that are frowned upon by most.'
Frowned on? Really? Frowned on?! Are you fucking kidding me? Have reached the point with political correctness that we can't call it what it is?! Fucking crazy?!
25,000-Drive Study Gives Insight On How Long Hard Drives Actually Last
Uhhhh.... More than 30 years? Yeah, more than 5. More than 10 is also true. So is more than 50.
Healthcare.gov Official Resigns, Website Still a Disaster
Well maybe, but Microsoft had the advantage of being able to fire incompetent employees. No bid awards typically have far less to due with performance and more to do with maximizing payment.
Why Can't Big Government Launch a Website?
Absolutely right. Developers trying to do the impossible - follow the crumbs the lawyers have left.
Mac OS 10.9's Mail App — Infinity Times Your Spam
It's certainly not the only bug in 10.9 Mail.
Watch the Mail Activity section when receiving or sending mail. I have no idea what it's counting.
When I receive two emails and it says receiving 415 and 416 of 416 I kinda get concerned.
When sending one, sending 6 of 6... again, what is it counting?
And set up a smart folder that is all Unread mail. Set it up and watch that it's not very smart... Like it really can't tract unread mail at all...
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Choose Frameworks That Will Survive?
The problem is you're thinking about it all wrong. The decisions were probably all right at the time. If you think there's a crystal ball that will tell you what the future will bring, you're going to look long and hard. The right decision is right for now. The best you can do is design so that moving to something else is possible instead of painful.
To Beat Spam Filters, Look Like A Spammer?
Did someone hit him for writing the longest slashdot post of the year?
Sorm: Russia Intends To Monitor "All Communications" At Sochi Olympics
You're right. It's in the bureaucracy.
How Early Should Kids Learn To Code?
Right. Because as every parent will tell you, all you have to do is explain the logic to a preschooler and bam! You have instant recognition and the child will follow you request.
Galileo: Right On the Solar System, Wrong On Ice
This just in: 17th century physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher may have gone too far...
3 Reasons Why Microsoft Needs 3 Surface Tablets
No, it's the "we're not making money on these, but we'll make it up in volume."
FBI Pressures Internet Providers To Install Surveillance Software
I can't imagine why anyone is so indignant about this now. It has been on-going since 1997. THAT was the time to be indignant, not 15 years in.
Google Argues Against Net Neutrality
Evil isn't in the eye of the beholder... It's in the mind of Google.
Ubuntu Edge Smartphone Funding Trends Low
And even if it weren't... The enormous amount of money Google/Apple/Samsung/Nokia/Microsoft/every other company spends on marketing, immediately puts this at such a disadvantage that money invested is money lost.
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