Grinch Vulnerability Could Put a Hole In Your Linux Stocking
This seems to be more clickbait then anything else. How did this get onto slashdot?
Scientists Turn Air Into Petrol
Uhh but don't you then burn the petrol which in turn puts the CO2 back in the air?
Ride your bike, plant more trees, and stop destroying the rain forests. Answer is very simple.
Managing Servers In the Frigid Cold
If I had mod points I would be giving them to you. I'm from MN too and it's common knowledge to seasoned sysadmin's here. I find it sad that facebook has to waste money and energy.
B&N Pulls Linux Format Magazine Over Feature On 'Hacking'
I've always found 2600 and blacklisted (back in the day) at B&N. This is just bizarre.
Google Health's Lifeline Runs Out
When I was working for a pharmacy chain back in 2007/08ish, and I got to see a presentation on Google Heath at a conference. Our software provider was partnering with Google to import all your prescription information into Google Health in real time. At the time the idea of being able to have several different pharmacies, doctor offices, and hospitals put your information into a central "electronic health record" was being pushed by Obama's campaign to lower health care costs and save lives. There was money to be had.
Of course this would be an extremely valuable service for Google, but medical industry is very powerful and clouded by federal laws. As we move forward, electronic health records are still right around the corner and someone will make all the money. I doubt there will be more then one private entity storing your data, but then again it could be like Medicare D and you have to choose from 20+ companies.
(By the way, the presentation on Google Health was the best and most professional presentation I've ever seen. They hire pros for real.)
Major Outage At the Amazon Web Services
We're now approaching our final destination, a datacenter of the future where nothing can possi-blye go wrong.
Er, possi_bly_ go wrong. Heh, that's the first thing that's ever gone wrong.
Why Mac OS X Is Unsuitable For Web Development
I'm a linux sysadmin who uses osx as a client and it seems like macs just love to cache everything and then some.
I seem to run this command way to often to fix DNS and dscl lookup issues: dscacheutil -flushcache
Google Censors "Piracy Terms" From Instant Search
warez still seems to work with instant search :)
1928 Time Traveler Caught On Film?
This is a woman walking behind her husband. She is covering her face because she sees the camera and is telling her husband to slow down. He of course walks faster because she's talking again.
Cooking For Geeks
Just watch Good Eats with Alton Brown... the biggest geek of us all.
The worst I've ever been in trouble w/ the law ...
It's much worst when the US police refuse to keep the peace and make up their own law. All I need to say is 2008 RNC in St. Paul MN. I was there and saw police behavior at its worst.
OLPC 2.0 — One Laptop Foundation Reboots
Last thing we need to do is inject American culture into third world countries. Once these cultures get a taste of technology, they will start consuming the same way we do, poorly. Also, once this countries start consuming, they will be buying from American companies, which is good for us (mostly the company) but will slow down manufacturing growth in said country. Please don't support OLPC for the greater good of the Earth.
Marijuana Could Prevent Alzheimer's, New Study
Just don't smoke before bed so you get all of your REM sleep. Best time is to smoke is after the dishes are done.
New Law Will Require Camera Phones To "Click"
Next they will require us to make hand jesters to signal the direction were heading when exiting all elevators.
Can a Small Business Migrate Smoothly To OpenOffice.org v3?
You own office now right? So you don't make money switching to open office right?
And a 40-50 person office... easily. How hard can it be? Its not like you have to uninstall office to make open office work...
ASCII Art Steganography
Innocent until proven guilty. Not guilty until proven innocent
Microsoft Zunes Committing Mass Suicide
I found a bug in my code today that was not handling the leap year correctly (. If they screwed up like me then it should start working tomorrow. I am curious see what may happen.