Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed
If you really want to put a stop to companies (snip) never preorder(snip)(snip) Anything worth buying on launch day is still worth buying two weeks later, and you'll save yourself quite a lot of money by avoiding duds
This also goes for things people sit in tents for outside the sore. Also goes for movies and a LOT of other things.
I even used to be the first one downloading a new distro. Now I wait for that as well. (I can run the Beta anyway if I want to help testing)
Perhaps only if there is a fixed limit on what will be sold, it is worth it and even then (e.g. life concert tickets).
Most things are not that limited and just an extra warning: companies do not tell "what a collecters item will be, history will.
"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths
Over a long enough period, the death-rate is 100%, no matter what you do. It can't be more and it won't be less.
(Disclaimer: I just read the subject.)
Slack Now Letting Employers Tap Workers' Private Chats
One of the reasons I have an alias is so it will beclear that I NEVER speak in name of the company I work for. The other upside is that I can't use Facebook. Furthermore I know the company will be able to see everyting I type, SO I almost never use my company PC for work related things, except to see if there are delays with the trains.
For private mails (or anything else), we have dedicated PCs who also have access to sites I can not get to on my work PC (webmail and such). They are on a completely seperated network. So if you urgently need to send an email or visit a site to order something, you are able to do so. A third option is now available: your phone.
Raspberry Pi-Powered Body Illusion Lets You Experience Parkinson's
Perception is a powerfull thing. When I was around 12, a person with Alzheinmers left his wheelchair in a hotel outside a concert hall to enjoy the music.
I was driving in the chair (not stealing it) when he came out. He told me he did not mind as he could walk a little bit. I must however bring his chair to the bar without leaving the chair or help.
The bar was one story lower. However with the chair within 10 seconds I realized I needed to plan my route. It was not possible to just take the elevator one floor down. It was:
1 floor up, go to the other elevator, 2 floors down, go to the first elevator 1 floor up due to the uneveness of the floors.
That left a life long impression on me not to take things for granted and all it took was 15 minutes of my life and a smart man who understood how to bring across information.
In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars
I used to do the same and thinking about doing it again, now my job is where I can reach it with public transport.
What is holding me back is the time it takes to get the rental and bring it back. Also there is not enough competition to make it attractive and the prices are pretty high. 50 EUR for a day for the smallest one.
For a weekend that would be 100EUR. Still cheaper than owning a car. When I want to go cheaper, I would need to travel one hour to and one hour back, loosing 2 hours in the process.
Also opening hours mean that I would have to take half a day off to get the car.
So having a car that drives to me, gets me where I want to go and back would be great.
Ask Slashdot: Best Practices For Starting and Running a Software Shop?
Looking at the successfull software companies, I would say that marketing is the most important part. No matter how good or shitty your product is, if your marketing is good, it will sell.
A Brilliant Mind: SUSE's Kernel Guru Speaks
It hasn't been called SuSE since a LONG time. It is SUSE or openSUSE. If you want to go oldscjool, just name it S.u.S.E.
Naming it the wrong name is like calling somebody Bobby, because his mother called him that 20 years ago, instead of Roberst.. (And his mom calls him Robert as well)
Nielsen Will Start Tracking Netflix and Amazon Video
This is not to give data to Netflix. This is to give data to advertising companies. That way they have a way of comparing.
UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online
Also not if some other law overrides what you signed. Even if BOTH parties agree, it might still not be legal.
World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old
Some kids played with model airplanes and found it fun, grew up to be pilots or aerospace engineers.
Some grew up to be hairdressers or politicians or whatever.
Causation is not correlation.
This kid, assuming he enjoys computers, more power to him.
This. If he likes doing it, let him be, regardsless if he still likes it when he is 10, 15 or 20 and rather hangs out in the garage playing lousy music with his friends and becomes a plumber or a banker.
Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games
They would rather the government does stuff because it tends to be cheaper and better run than when private companies get involved.
Only in the long run and not for everything.
What it is much more is letting corporations do things, but within very strict rules. Most of the time to encourage competition in the way it was intended : lower prices for the consumer.
What they do is often change the demands for companies e.g. longer service periods or one single cell phone charger connection.
I believe this is becvause there is also more competition in politics (multi party system). This makes it much harder for the companies to buy parties, because there will be some that won't be baught and will start making things difficult for those who would like that money.
More than one has a smal party with a single goal changed course of politics. This only works if the idea is big enough with the general polulation. So no highjacking of the big parties by the little ones.
Can the US Actually Cultivate Local Competition in Broadband?
In Belgium there are BY LAW 3 cellphone operators. To have a minimum of companies to be able to choose from would be a great start. (Start, not the final solution)
Otherwise Comcast A and Comcast B will just be serving half of the polulation. e.g. people on even numbers get A uneven numbers get B. This because not competing makes more money than competing as that will lower the profits.
Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17
So all this CSI stuff is real?
Ask Slashdot: Getting Around Terrible Geolocation?
This. This so much. Especially google. I live in Belgium where three languages are spoken. In Brussels is the EU and thus a LOT of other people who speak different languages.
My PC is installed in English. So why the fuck do I get a Dutch version of whatever site I go to from Google.
The search engine is the easists to change. Try changing the language on play.google.com when you are not logged in.
333 Km/h Rocket-Powered Bicycle Sets New Speed Record
I think Neil, Buzz and Michael had the fastest La-Z-Boy.
Gridlock In Action: Retailers Demand New Regulations To Protect Consumers
Hey! The companies are the ones who bought the politicians, so they should be the ones to come up with a solution that does not cost the companies anything.
If you were serious about politics, put YOUR money where your mouth is.
Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years
A hand in 5 years? That is a step back. I often wave at my computer with one finger.
OpenSUSE 13.2 Released
If you think about changing: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Unless you have serious issues with ETX4, I would not change it. Even if everybody would have problems and you don't, using something else might be the other way around and you being the only one with problems.
CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand
These days? Ever heard of the Camel News Caravan. That was 1949.
The only reason these shows* exist (be they news or a soap opera) is to sell advertisement.
As always : We are the product.
* Obviously this is valid mainly for commercial tv channels, although now even 'non-commerical' tv channels tend to look for advertisement and product placement. (Looking at you, Belgian VRT)
Users Can't Distinguish Scams From Facebook's Features
No, its really not. I'm living without it just fine. No one in my household has an account. The kids think its stupid, and don't even want accounts.
I up you one. I have a Facebook added to my killfilter in my DNS server.
That way I can not even click on it by accident.
People often say that they are able to find old school friends, but I noticed that there is a reason why you don't have any contact anymore.
The people I wanted to find, I have been able to find without facebook and after three emails it was clear that we had nothing in common anymore.
People who would be looking for me can find me, if they put a little effort into it. If they are not willing to do that, then they must not be interested in finding me.
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