Church Committee Members Say New Group Needed To Watch NSA
all too well, (shaking my head), all too well
it's like deja-vu all over again...
Ask Slashdot: Linux For Grandma?
My Mother (now in her late 80's) has been using Linux and KDE since I gave her a computer back in the 90's. I had it dual boot for a while but finally gave that up when I spent far to much time fighting windows. By then she was comfortable with Linux and only needed one windows program that I was able to run under Wine.
Other family members have accounts on the same machine so they have net access when visiting ( less of an issue now with tablets and laptops) and I handle the admin details. I'll be visiting her this weekend and will probably spend less than an hour updating and checking logs. My last visit to do this was Christmas.
It's a no-brainer.
Will "Group Hug" Commoditize the Hardware Market?
the digital group -
The Twelve Days of Christmas Gadgets
"Or how about a Sound Oasis Sound Therapy Pillow for $38? The speakers are in the pillow, you don't feel them,
and you can drift to sleep with music playing without disturbing whoever is trying to sleep next to you."
No one here has someone sleeping next to them.
Crank those suckers up to 11.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to SlashdotTV! (Video)
Do not want.
Over 50% wasted white space when I go full screen is not going to make it an enjoyable experience.
Slashdot has a chance here to one-up YouTube and get it right.
Lotto - A tax on people who are bad at math
App Enables Surfing Over SMS/MMS Through T-Mobile
We have running code, lets see the RFC.
Iran To 'Remove Fuel' From Bushehr Nuclear Plant
there is definitely a sliding scale of regimes who have nukes, and if you put canada on the top of your scale, you have to agree, iran falls down on the low end. so where do you draw the line between "i'm uncomfortable with this" and "no fucking way"
Right below Canada.
How Do You Accurately Estimate Programming Time?
After 40+ years of programming it's still a Wild Assed Guess.
You're never given enough time to prepare your estimate, marketing has already
determined the delivery date, and management doesn't know what it is you're
supposed to create anyway.,
Phone and Text Bans On Drivers Shown Ineffective
It's a secondary offense and you have to do something else wrong before they'll pull you over.
Until it's a real ban with real consequences you won't see a behavior change because most drivers figure they won't be pulled over for it.
WiMax In 2010 — Too Little, Too Late?
I've had Clearwire service for something lilke three years now, Speeds were good, reliability the same, and I''ve anxiously awaited the deployment of WiMax.
Now that I have it, it doesn't work at all.
The old system gave me 2-3 bars of signal from a site about 5 miles away, WiMax gives me nothing.
There's a new site only ten blocks away, and from it I get nothing unless I put the modem ten feet above my roof (I taped it to a pole to test)
Find a way to permanently mount my modem above the roof or switch to another service.
With this kind of support, they're going to die.
Is City-Wide Wi-Fi a Dead Idea?
Clear can't seem to give me coverage from a site 10 blocks away over flat terrain.
Either mount the modem in a box 5-10 feet above my roof or switch to Comcrap.
When they switch off their old network in a few weeks their going to loose yet
Microsoft: Windows 7 Upgrade Can Take Nearly a Day
It's spelled 'pedantry' :-)
"grammer pendantry" is for those who make jewelry with words.
Dad Builds 700 Pound Cannon for Son's Birthday
Google wasn't around then, and I suspect that there may have been much
more charcoal then clay in the ones we used.
They made satisfyingly large booms, and great rockets.
Then again I will admit that when we got our hands on some powdered
charcoal it worked much better. (don't ask)
The Myths of Security
Darn, now I need to change my password.
Dad Builds 700 Pound Cannon for Son's Birthday
So, you never made gunpowder as a kid?
charcoal briquettes, saltpeter and sulfur.
grind fine, mix, pack into empty CO2 cartridges
add dynamite fuse, crimp
stand back (way back)
I know, I know, I'm lucky to have all my body parts.
But it sure was fun :-)
Opera 10.0 Released, With Integrated Web Server Functionality
I've been seeing them for about a week or so.
Backlash Builds Against US Copyright Blacklist
More like the Evils of Access.
Archive Team Is Busy Saving Geocities
to surround it all by a blink tag
How Does Flash Media Fail?
Just don't crank it up to 11
Managing Online Forums
"Have you ever subscribed to even one high-traffic mailing list?"
Actually I do, more than a few. And no I don't do it because it's my job.
My email client sorts them into mail boxes and I read them when I have time. I do get behind, but I can run thru a couple of hundred postings looking for the interesting ones and catch up quickly.
"Yahoo Groups sucks"
There, fixed that for you
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