The $100,000 Device That Could Have Solved Missing Plane Mystery
Part of these resources are being provided by people or organizations or governments who just want to Do The Right Thing.
Some more of these resources are being provided by those who see others Doing The Right Thing and thinking to themselves that "gee, if A can do it I should do it to show I'm just as good at DTRT as them".
And the last little bit are doing it for a positive karma, so they can get away with Something Bad later on...
Interviews: Ask Larry Augustin What You Will
You were prominently featured in the documentary Revolution OS.
Do you think it is time for a similar documentary to be made, this time avoiding or minimizing the financial aspects?
Sony & Panasonic Next-Gen Optical Discs Moving Forward
But, while broadband speeds increase, broadband penetration may not (probably won't).
So, I have a feeling that Netflix, Gamefly, etc. will still ship physical disks... and console games will too.
I also think that instead of changing standards to increase data density, or using any extra density a new format brings, we'll see things that are more about control (DRM)
Interviews: ESR Answers Your Questions
Sorry... it just ain't. Needs to be in a caliber that starts with a "3" (or "7" if you use metric measurements).
How about the FN-FAL or M1a instead?
Ask Slashdot: Online, Free Equivalent To a CompSci BS?
Since those are gen-ed type courses they compromise most of what an AA degree is - 2 englishes (2nd is tech writing or more lit stuff), math thru at least college algebra, a few social science courses, a few humanities courses, a natural sciences course w/ lab of some sort, etc.
The calc (and possibly thru calc w/ differential equations), physics w/ calc, chemistry, and gen science comes with just about any science major for an AA (transfer to 4 year degree track) or AS.
Firefox OS Will Become the Mobile OS To Beat
This is known and has been for a while... how many complaints on /. have there been about all the trial versions, general crapware, etc. that comes preinstalled on most factory systems?
Even at that, both Uberoid and cyanogen both have some extra apps I'll never use that I'd like to get rid of... but using the devices they are on (wm8650 based netbook and a nook color) is low priority to me, so I usually just put it off until later.
The New PHP
And there used to be an import_request_variables() function that would allow you to define which request vars (get, post, cookie) you wanted and a prefix for them.
Ask Slashdot: Automatically Logging Non-Computerized Equipment Use?
Yup, borrow some old tech from your campus library (barcode scanner, db backend) and "check out" the equipment just like they'd check out a book. Check with your campus financial aid department about putting in for a couple of workstudy positions (aka financial aid bs job) to do the actual checking in/out. For equipment that has parts that all go together (like a camera - camera, batteries, driver disc, manual, memory card or two) make a check sheet, laminate it, and attach to item or to the case the item should be in.
This is what we do in my department (academic technologies) to let instructors check out dv cameras, still cameras, webcams, high quality headphone/mic set ups, classroom clickers, laptops, etc.
ICANN Considers Using '127.0.53.53' To Tackle DNS Namespace Collisions
So... what you are saying is that ICANN/IANA should've done something similar for names that has been done for the various "private" "non-routable" ip address pools (10.x.x.x, 192.168.x.x, etc) have done since The Beginning... there needed to be some TLD that would only work for local networks and queries.
Of course, since that didn't happen all those years ago admins and amatures (and amature admins even) have been using a random mess of things, usually done by trying to ping or get a nslookup for some hopefully imaginary TLD and when it works (or rather, returns a NXDOMAIN error) they assume they can use it locally without repurcussion.
Which means there are tens, hundreds, or maybe thousands (or more!) "fake" TLDs in use out there, some hard coded into applications that are no longer supported, etc. but are still in use. Which means to try and fix it now would be pretty much near impossible.
Is Google Making the Digital Divide Worse?
But what it can do is increase the number of people learning
I have 1.5mb down/384k up (3mb down is offered but I'm so far out I loose too much signal for the higher speed to work reliably). Web access for us (2 kindles, a tv w/ netflix, my desktop, 2 other laptops for wife and oldest kid) really takes a hit for everyone else when someone is streaming from netflix or amazon and if 2 people want to stream something it becomes a fight to see which client has more buffering capability.
ISP Fights Causing Netflix Packet Drops
so my ISP should be paying me instead of vice versa? i certainly download much more than I upload....
Ask Slashdot: Best Options For Ongoing Education?
If you already have your BS why would you go back for another? If you want to further your education you go back for a MS. What you want from the content of your question however, sounds like you need a couple hundred dollars worth of reference books and some free weekends.
The problem with learning this way is that you need the motivation. Either because you need the new skill/language to complete some part of a paying job or project, or because it scratches a particular itch or fills some need you have.
Taking a course, even at a community college, where you've paid for the course, paid to be evaluated (tests/projects/labs throughout the course/semester/term) and you've paid to recieve a grade is sometimes the only way to get truly committed to learning the skill or completing the course work.
Ask Slashdot: Best Options For Ongoing Education?
I am concerned that going back to college would require a lot of time wasted doing electives and taking courses that don't get to the 'meat' of the learning
If you really want to get into teh web development side, I'd check out your local community colleges. All your gen ed stuff (english, math courses, history, etc) from your prior degree(s) should still count, so you'd just need to do the core classes for the AS degree you are interested in. You should be able to finish up in 3 or 4 semesters, if that.
What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?
Yup, same here, but it was a Fine Arts/Photo student's laptop, running Ubuntu 12.04
Adjusting GPAs: A Statistician's Effort To Tackle Grade Inflation
I recall an article I read 10-12 years ago about grade inflation, and how it really started in the 60s as a way for the "liberal" professors to help keep kids out of the draft for the Viet Nam War. High GPA (3.0 or higher IIRC) let the students keep their draft deferrments, so a lot of instructors were happy to fudge the numbers upwards just a tad.
Reason To Hope Carriers Won't Win the War On Netflix
Yup. Wherever it leaves Amazons data center to whoever provides service to Amazon - thats it, Amazon has paid for their connection. Everything else is peering agreements or smaller services buying service from larger ones, up until it leaves the end-user's ISP and hits their cable/dsl/dialup modem/carrier pigeon/whatever, at which point that end user is payign their service provider for their traffic or rather right to access at a particular speed.
Non-Coders As the Face of the Learn-to-Code Movements
I think teaching the concepts - how to think about the common programming tools (variables and then arrays, logic, loops, objects, object oriented vs. proceedure oriented, connecting tovarious data sources, etc) without even really writing any real code.
If someone is still interested in learning how to code after that, then it is time to break out the text editor and compiler/interpreter of choice.
Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
That is one thing I liked about VB (yeah, flame on but this was in '96/97) was creating a quick GUI app, you could drag/drop/draw to add/move/remove objects from your app, then set the initial properties and write the code for the various event handlers. While I liked writing c/c++ and java, I really hated writing the overhead code to create the visual interfaces.
I've not done much/any c/c++/java stuff other than compile source written by other folks in the past 14 years or so, so maybe the current crop of IDEs do this.
Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
win32 xserver and a ssh tunnel
Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations
Several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict.
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