top Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records
It has nothing to do with the cloud. The problem here is that Vendor X really has no incentive to create interfaces to communicate with Vendor Y, beyond a customer willing to pay them to create said interface. And even then, the customer is only paying Vendor X, and not Vendor Y, so any assistance Vendor X gets from Y will be spotty at best.
And nothing about that is going to change until the federal government steps in and forces these vendors to play nice using a set of standards. It's a slow, messy, ugly, wasteful, and frustrating process, but it is the only way this problem is getting solved.
top After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy
Kappa Beta Phi has announced that it has a under-aged drinking policy, which it expects it's members to respect.
The NSA has a policy against eavesdropping on phone calls, which it pinky promises it will observe.
And finally, Slashdot is instituting a "No Trolls" policy, which First Post, Natalie Portman Naked and Petrified.
top CSIRO Scientists' Aquaculture Holy Grail: Fish-Free Prawn Food
Which really isn't that scandelous, since prawns are crustaceans and very comfortable eating dead matter.
top Ford Rolls the Dice With Breakthrough F-150 Aluminum Pickup Truck
This is going to play in the midwest about as well as if the government suddenly decided to outlaw beef. F-150's/Silverado's/Sierra's/Ram's are basically standard issue for men aged 18-55 in the midwest, and the commercials are right, F-150's dominate. Chevy/GMC/Dodge are going to have a field day with this.
The fact that Ford is jumping into this with the F-150 too, and not testing it out on a lesser model first, is just staggering.
top Feds Confiscate Investigative Reporter's Confidential Files During Raid
Spoiler Alert: It won't.
top No FiOS In Boston? We'll Make an Ad Anyway
But what about doodie-heads? Are there meanies or stupid-faces?
top No Child Left Untableted
Maybe linked to the Race to the Top website, a link to the definition of "annual"?
top Majority of Enterprise Customers Finally 'Migrating Away From Windows XP'
Windows 8.1. *eyeroll* They're going to 7 you morons, and they're going to stay there for another 15 years. Doesn't matter what you do to the Start Menu.
top MS: Windows Phone 8 Wi-Fi Vulnerable, Cannot Be Patched
What's so special about Windows Phone 8/7.8 with regards to this issue? If you're not requiring a cert validating the identity of your radius server/access point/whatever, ANY device is going to be vulnerable to a spoofed SSID kind of attack, right?
top McAfee Exaggerated Cost of Hacking, Perhaps For Profit
It might have been trolling?
top Say What? Wading Through the Nonsense In Microsoft's Re-Org Memo
Microsoft can't seem to do anything right on the consumer front, and while pushing customers into the cloud may get them a nice reliable monthly subscription from a lot of shops, it's also a dangerous gambit, as it increases the odds that shops will abandon the Windows desktop OS or eventually move their services to another provider.
It's a very dangerous time for Microsoft right now. They'll still be selling a whole fark ton of software/services, but if they don't grow at the rate that Wall Street expects them too, their stock will start taking a beating and then the spiral starts.
top How DRM Won
I'm not looking to get the same functionality/features from a streaming service than I am from purchasing digital copies of media. I go in knowing that terms/prices can change at will, but I accept that for an "all I can eat" service.
top The Black Underbelly of Windows 8.1 'Blue'
Unless they've already changed something since the first preview release, all you have to do is enter any old email address and password, MS account-linked or no. It'll fail, and then ask if you want to create a local account.
top Ask Slashdot: How Do You Prove an IT Manager Is Incompetent?
If you're a consultant/outside entity being asked to do this, then no worries. Just tell them like it is. You don't need any kind of technical test here: Just show them the trail of failed projects and unhappy employees/customers and how they all lead back to one source.
But if you are part of the company...or worse part of IT yourself....watch the fuck out.
Something stinks about this. Managers are usually the first target when it comes to determining blame for failed projects/bad internal PR. That's part of their job after all. The stuffed shirts know this, and if it was just about the IT Manager being terrible they'd fire him and bring in someone new. They don't need a third opinion to tell them the head of IT is incompetent. There's something else going on here, probably related to internal company politics, and you need to be sure you're not being thrown under the bus or are risking getting caught in the crossfire.
about a year and a half ago
top Solaris Machine Shut Down After 3737 Days of Uptime
Did they power it back up again after shutting it off? Just to see?
about a year and a half ago
top Drawings of Weapons Led To New Jersey Student's Arrest
We're going to spend the next 10 years as a nation obsessing over guns in schools. We're going to talk non-stop about arming teachers, arming janitors, putting cops with assault rifles in the halls, defining exactly what assault rifles actually are, glorifying the idea that those with guns stop crimes, making movies and TV shows about the topic, design special gun models for school protection, and perhaps even speculate that students themselves should be allowed to carry guns for their own protection.
But on the other hand, the first time any student mentions the word "gun" in class, they're pulled from class, suspended for weeks, arrested, put in psychiatric care and scarred for life. Seriously, this is like one level down from the brainwashing scene in A Clockwork Orange.
top Ask Slashdot: How To Deal With a DDoS Attack?
...but to be honest, Kuro5hin is paying us $1000 not to tell you. Perhaps if you would be willing to pony up $1500 we could do business.
top Astronomers Search For Dyson Spheres of Alien Civilizations
...and determine that the energy requirement for building and maintaining even a partial Dyson Sphere was so astronomically high that even assuming 100% energy collection from the star, it would never be feasible to build?
top Ask Slashdot: How To Ask College To Change Intro To Computing?
Look, the school get Office for basically nothing thanks to their campus agreement. They can easily push it out/update it/manage it with software they already have. Why should the put Libra or whatever on there and make the grad students teaching that intro course deal with more things than they need to?
Oh and BTW, yes they need to spend most of the time teaching Office because that the skill 90% of the people in that class need. Maybe the Bohemian Design Studio in Palo Alto won't let filthy Microsoft software touch their hard drives, but most of the people in this course aren't going to have any say in what they're expected to use (nor are they going to give two shits), and it's going to be Office. That's reality.
The real question is, what the fuck are you doing in CS 101? Go talk to your instructor for God's sake and test out of that bitch already. Or at least just show up for the tests.
top You Can't Bypass the UI Formerly Known As Metro On Windows 8
Yeah, let's see this for what it really is: a memo to enterprise admins saying "You don't want this, keep using 7". 90% of us already knew this, but let's face it, there are always Irish Setters in the group who go all "Oh boy, new OS, oh boy, new OS" and start pushing it out two weeks after release.
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