top Ask Slashdot: Replacing Paper With Tablets For Design Meetings?
Right, if you don't have remote users, then it's less of an issue. But the thing is, I run a lot of meetings where I need to explain some fairly complex technical things to non-tech end users.
Plug a USB Web cam into the laptop connected to the online meeting solution (we use gotomeeting) and point it at the whiteboard. Closes the loop for remote people.
Otherwise agree with your approach.
top PHK: HTTP 2.0 Should Be Scrapped
Blast. Out of mod points. But parent is one of the more insightful and balanced posts I've read on here in quite a while.
top Book Review: MODx Revolution - Building the Web Your Way
I was using MODx Revolution for around two years, [..] But there are also some issues that led me to seeking an alternative now. MODx developers
So what did you end up using instead?
top Ask Slashdot: What Practices Impede Developers' Productivity?
Argh best post i've read in a while, and no mod points!
about a year and a half ago
top After Japan's Quake, Taiwan Helps Fill iPad 2 Supply-Chain Gaps
This could easily have extended consequences for the quality of the devices that are put in the market over the next 1-6 months. New possibly untested stopgap suppliers, providing technology condensed sensitive parts.
This won't just affect Apple, many manufacturers will get hit by this. Would be interesting to see stats for returns from some of these companies over the next few months.
top Preserving Memories of a Loved One?
Sadly out of mod points today, but mod up parent. Enjoy the time you have together now, don't get caught up in trying to capture everything.
top Data Sorting World Record — 1 Terabyte, 1 Minute
Wow, I realize I am seriously a nerd, getting genuinely excited about someone sorting large amounts of data.
Please don't tell my girlfriend, she'll realize I've been faking being a semi-normal cool guy for years, and leave me.
top Rats Breathe Air From Lungs Grown In the Lab
The researchers are not trying to save rats. They're trying to save human lives. Unfortunately, it isn't wise to use experimental medical procedures on humans as sometimes the treatment being tested ends up doing more harm than good.
I can't tell if you're just trying to be funny or if you really don't understand this.
Thank you! I was deeply concerned there for a minute. What a waste of resources trying to create artificial rat lungs, when I can go down to my local pizza place, and find freshly dead rats, who are all great candidates for rat-to-rat transplants for example.
Thanks for clearing this up. I really think they should have been more clear in the headline.
top Rats Breathe Air From Lungs Grown In the Lab
Rats Breathe Air From Lungs Grown In the Lab
Argh! Stop trying to cure rats. We have billions of rats, we don't need to try to heal the unhealthy ones.
top Wikileaks Releases Video of Journalist Killings
This is probably one of the worst things I have ever seen. What terrible terrible judgment. These poor people presented NO present danger. Completely slaughtered. Terribly terribly sad. Shit like this is why I've come to hate wars. Mod me down for saying nothing new, but this is so fucking sad.
top Scambaiting Gets Comical; Internet Scammers All Dressed Up
Argh, no mod points when I need them. Someone mod up parent. I just waited fucking 10 minutes for this piece of stinking turd to load.
top Giant Ribbon Discovered At Edge of Solar System
Red ribbon? Guess our galactic overlords are concerned about aids as well..
top German Gov To Ban Paintballing After Shooting
Exclude drug-related murders from both Germany and the US. The remaining violence statistics are on par.
Absolutely complete BS. There exist no reliable statistics whatsoever that shows whether a particular crime is motived by drugs or not. Motivation for a particular crime is not tracked on any national level, so your post is complete speculation.
The US has a far higher violent crime rate than any other country in the western world.
top Shell Ditches Wind, Solar, and Hydro
Mod parent up. This is one of the most dead-on insightful replies to this Shell change.
top Visitors To US Now Required To Register Online
Today, the process does not incur any cost, is almost instantaneous, and you do not have to surrender your passport, answer intrusive questions during a life interview that that could go anywhere, depending on your answers and whims of the interviewer.
When is the last time you traveled to the USA? It is a nightmare. One on one pre-interviews in the airport you're departing in Europe, then another quite intrusive interview upon arriving in the USA. You're completely at the mercy of the interviewer. If he's having a bad day, you'll be stuck with a permanent note on your record, making all your subsequent visits even more painful.
top Amazon Beefs Up Its Cloud Ahead of MS Announcement
While most of what you say is true, that particular statement is not. EC2 provides a virtual machine, running the operating system of your choice - anything you could do on your single co-located server, you can do on an EC2 machine.
There are heaps of limitations compared to dedicated machines. Check out the Amazon forums, and you'll be surprised how far you'll be from getting the full sensation of the real thing.
You can for example only have
1 static public IP per instance. Bad for hosting multiple Web apps with SSL on each domain.
Load balancing multiple instances is also a bitch.
We considered it seriously for a high-volume high-availability Web site project, but kept running into dealbreaking limitations, and some we just happened to stumble upon during testing. Minor things that suddenly turn incredibly difficult to solve.
Add to that the cost.. In our cost comparisons we found EC2 costing the same or more than managed dedicated servers with tier 1 providers.
There's no question EC2, VMWare and other "cloud" platforms will be highly attractive, but not yet.