China's State Press Calls For 'Building a De-Americanized World'
Things are already in progress.
Robot Snakes To Fight Cancer Via Natural Orifice Surgery
Relax, it's fine. Last time I have my doctor inserted that high-tech medical probe, which I have no idea what it was for, via my orifice and the whole process went very smoothly. He put his right hand on my right shoulder, and then put his left hand on my left shoulder, then inserted that snakey, slimy probe into my....
HEY WAIT A MINUTE!
Riot Breaks Out At Foxconn
Something is going on at Foxconn. Do any Slashdotters know of a good source for news about Chinese labor disputes?
Drat! If only there was someone on the scene with a smartphone with a really good camera and fast data connection!
Actually the first batch of video footages are taken by civilians with their smartphones, rather than news reporters coming to the scenes promptly with their flashy video camera. That is the only real trusty news source nowaday in China. Sad, very sad.
Riot Breaks Out At Foxconn
"a fight among workers from different production lines,"
From the local news "" Translation: Foxconn security started the fight, which triggered riots in Shandong and Henan.
How could this become "a fight among workers" in international news I wondered.
The only thing international news coverage is correctly accounted for is that the root cause is still a mystery, but we would imagine it should be more along the line of suppression under high working pressure.
Calculating the Cost of Full Disk Encryption
What about the cost of data loss because users forget their password?
Don't worry, that's what super-admin password is for! ....did I just say that out loud?
Sea Chair Project Harvests Plastic From the Oceans To Create Furniture
This is just a political show. You can see from the pictures, those picking up plastics are civilians, not any government official. WSJ is like millions other media wanting to please local governments with mild reporting, but this is the best English source I could find. Local news has much better insight on that.
The HK Government responded AFTER a month of media coverages and civilians' volunteering activities. When reporters questioned the number collected, the officials immediate revised the number to "collected some of the plastic pellets that has been spilled", and explained that the revision is due to including sands into the calculation of weight (if that is not intentional deceiving I don't know what is). Nevertheless, reporters' request to check the pellets collected were denied because they have already been "disposed of".
Well none that anybody would concern anymore but I just wish you to know.
Sea Chair Project Harvests Plastic From the Oceans To Create Furniture
After a cargo accident, millions of tiny white plastic pellets have been washing up on the Hong Kong's shores. No authority, no government cares. Civilians voluntarily organize cleaning up activities every weekend and the situation is still catastrophic. Uncountable fishes have their stomachs stuffed with plastic pellets, but Hong Kong Government still insists that those fishes are harmless and safe to eat. Those fishes are dying of staving because they couldn't take any more real food, and the Government only cares about whether it is safe to eat them.
Sadly, environmental disasters effect everyone in the same planet but they would hardly raise mass concern.
Ask Slashdot: Worth Going For a Graduate Degree In the Middle of Your Career?
First reference: One Professor taught you long time ago. He definitely not remembers you but you may visit him and invite him to lunch for a brief chat. He would be gratefully referring you if you told him your research plan. You may even get valuable opinions from them.
Alternatively, if all professors taught or supervised you were retired or dead, as in my situation, you may ask around if you happened to have any friends that attended higher level of academic with honors, and ask them to help.
It would be nice to find two profs for your reference. Failing that you could find one friend, or your previous boss, who is doing good in your field of research as your second reference. Unless otherwise specified, they may not expect second reference to be very academic.
Regardless of what other respondents said, a PhD is very useful title anywhere in the world: you could devote yourself into research if you happened to discover a good topic of your interest, or you could at least find a teaching job in a college. Most important, it would increase your chance of getting venture capital for your future startup if one of the founders has a PhD.
Should Developers Support Windows Phone 8?
One of my clients whose company is a Android/iPhone developer was approached by Microsoft, asking them to port their applications to Windows Phone 7. They got like 2 grands for each app ported, even fart apps. This company still own the apps ported, and get all the money they receive from selling these apps, if any. Microsoft aren't buy these app, they just purely reward them for porting.
So if you asked me whether developers should support Windows Phone 8....Sure, with a fee.
Small, Big-Brained Animals Dodge Extinction
Small animals survived last five mass extinctions because they have relatively large penis, not the brains. Human dominates over other species simply because we have biggest penis, relatively to our size. Bigger penis is always been an advantage over bigger brain, in any given time of history, or party.
So you should be proud of your species dominance for having a bigger penis, no matter how small in absolute term it is; chances that it's already bigger than an average chimpanzee, in relative term.
Julian Assange Served With Extradition Notice By British Police
Last year in Hong Kong, which is under common laws system, a young political activist was charged of committing rape. Throughout the trial period, no evidence of violent, unconsenual intercourse, or any trace of the victim being subjected to helpless state was presented, still the activist was successful charged and the court ruled a prima facie case.
The case was finally dropped simply because the girl dismissed the charge for unspecified reason and then disappeared. This young activist has never been so active ever since.
So no matter how you argue on insufficient evidence or legal fallacy, it is rape as long as the girl testified it is. Assange chose to flee from the prosecution because he knows better, he knows every well what would be the result if he chose to face the trial.
I reach my workplace, primarily/typically, by:
"Which of the following is the cleanest method to get to school?"
(d) RX-78 Gundam
My niece took this question to me and asked me if she was right choosing (c) Bicycle during examination. I told her she failed this technological challenge miserably. The correct answer should be RX-78 Gundam, which is powered by two thermonuclear reactors. Under no circumstance could any metabiological energy source beat a neutron-free, deuterium-helium-3 fusion reactor.
Her father doesn't allow me to talk to her daughter anymore.
Technophobia parents ruin kids, seriously.
Ask Slashdot: Dealing With University Firewalls?
The following serve as an overview. You would like to do your further research.
(1) SSH client (inside) ---SSH Tunnel--> SSH server (outside, with webproxy)
This may be the simplest setup, and the client could be linux or putty on Windows; and the server could be linux or CYGWIN on Windows
(2) OpenVPN client (inside) ---OpenVPN handshake--> OpenVPN server (outside, with internet routing)
You need to setup an OpenVPN server outside. For example, I reflash a CISCO router with OpenWRT at home so that I can connect from anywhere with OpenVPN client and use home's internet. This method could drill through most firewall/proxy, because it can be configured on any port, and any protocol (TCP or UDP).
Above methods requires setting up Internet connection outside. You might want to circumvene University's security policies directly, say by malform URL request. However, I do not recommend you to do so, as it would be considered a direct attack on their firewall.
Optimizing Your Caffeine Intake With an App
when there is too much blood in my vein.
A Paper Alloy To Replace Plastic Cases
Ask Slashdot: Handing Over Personal Work Without Compensation?
1) Inflate and scramble your codes such that they are totally incomprehensible by anyone but yourself
2) Hide expiry timers in your codes as many places as possible
3) Hand over your codes and promote them as next best thing since slice bread
4) Your gullible boss merrily decide to use your code without paying you a dime
5) Secretly remove any possibility of recovering old codes by removing the codebase backup
6) Ask for huge compensation before expiry, expect to receive stuckup noses
7) The day of expiry is the point you yell PROFIT!!!!
GoDaddy Backs SOPA
Actually I hate their name since day one but since they were the cheapest around I moved all my domains from networksolutions, which has suck services.
Thank you for all the good tips above. I will celebrate on the day GoDaddy is going out of business.
Ask Slashdot: What Do You Like To Read?
You have enough time to finish (first part of) the Dragonlance Chronicles:
Dragons of Autumn Twilight (April 1984), Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, (ISBN 0-88038-173-6)
Dragons of Winter Night (April 1985), Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, (ISBN 0-394-73975-2)
Dragons of Spring Dawning (September 1985), Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, (ISBN 0-88038-175-2)
Also, the most famous Legend of the series:
Time of the Twins (February 1986), by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, (ISBN 0-7869-1804-7)
War of the Twins (May 1986), by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, (ISBN 0-7869-1805-5)
Test of the Twins (August 1986), by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, (ISBN 0-7869-1806-3)
Must read for leisure and pleasure, if you like LoTR style fictions.
German Court Issues Injunction Against iPhone & iPad
Well, let's see, the tally so far.
Apple is blocked from selling iPad and iPhone.
Samsung is blocked selling their tablets and phones elsewhere.
Now with a little luck within a year or two no-one is allowed to sell any smartphone or tablet anywhere in the world.
The winners will be: the Chinese manufacturers who don't care about patents and copyrights, who will just continue to produce, and sell their products all over the world on the grey markets at rock-bottom prices.
Works for me.
Nah, blackmarket prices of iPhone/iPad would be hyping up when they are getting more difficult to get, and the prices of China made tablets and phones would also raise with the absent of major competitors. The whole world would be hurting, and surely Apple would hurt much less because their products are still in very high demand thanks to their brilliant production strategy by scarcity.
It doesn't work for me.
Jobs wanted to destroy Android
Definitely an interesting read. Now I want to buy his book. Thank you very much.
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C:\x-ws\lab\lab0>xindiceadmin ld -c /db
ERROR : Collection No IndexManager
C:\x-ws\lab\lab0>xindiceadmin ld -c /db/immd
Total documents: 1
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C:\x-ws\lab\lab0>xindiceadmin ad -c /db/immd -f smartic.xsd -n sc01
Added document /db/immd/sc01
C:\x-ws\lab\lab0>xindiceadmin ac -c /db/immd -n schema
Created : /db/immd/schema
C:\x-ws\lab\lab0>xindiceadmin ad -c /db/immd/schema -f smartic.xsd -n smartic01
Added document /db/immd/schema/smartic01
C:\x-ws\lab\lab0>xindiceadmin rd -c /db/immd -n hkid02
run startup to start the Java Web Services Developer Pack 1.0_01
-> Server administration
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