New Spin On Graphene Makes It Magnetic
Slashdot seriously needs a "like" button.
The 30th Anniversary of Osborne Computer
When we moved last summer, I found from a random box a memory expansion card that you plugged into the ISA bus. Holy latencies, Batman!
Google Seeking "Search Without Search"
That, of course, is the whole point. They need users only to finance the activity and relax.
What Software Specification Tools Do You Use?
I'd go for anything as long as it's not Accept360.
AMD Joins Intel's MeeGo OS Effort
Please note that the "amigos" are the reference UI graphics -- i.e., placeholders. The least a device vendor should be bothered to do is to provide their own visual style definitions and gfx to customize the platform before shipping products to customers...
Andreesen Offers New Browser 'Rockmelt'
Prepare to be left in the dust by the mass's desire to use our precious internet for what we perceive to be inane and pointless.
Ha! I've already been left in the dust once. This whole "web" thing is 99.9% protocol overhead, and 99% of the content is junk. I want my nn back, it had at least smaller overhead.
How Not To Design a Protocol
Ah, but take a look at RFC 2543. As long as the net-heads had the reins, SIP was still sane. Once the telco actors got in the game, SIP went to hell faster than you could compress the word "idiocy" in your SIGCOMP VM with the counterpart-provided bytecode decomp implementation.
China's Official Newspaper Pans iPad — Too Locked Down
This is also how Rome became the superpower of its time. They absorbed popular religions and trends from their newly-attached regions -- the Greek pantheon was adopted with suitable localization in Rome, for example. And later Christianity, with the Pope twist added for control.
The Chinese have done their homework...
Apple Announces iLife '11, FaceTime Mac, Lion, Mac App Store, MacBook Air
No, they will drop the SSDs from the rest of the MacBook line in the next refreshes.
That was the trick with the new Air's improved battery life: drop the casing from around the Flash chips and have them directly on the logic board. Saves space which you can use for e.g. more battery. I suspect they will use the same tactic for the rest of the line-up eventually.
Ray Ozzie Quit... What Took Him So Long?
Sharepoint is still a fancy, runs-over-http version of a shared drive, whose main benefits are 1) for users it's like a shared drive, and 2) you get to manage users centrally in AD. Plus 3) you get script hooks for directory operations.
And it's complicated enough to earn many an IT consultant their daily bread for years to come :D
Internet Dismantling the State Church In Finland
Which has been incredibly irksome when you have owned a company with other similar minded, left-the-church atheists for 15+ years. Despite having left and disavowed the institution, I've still had to pay their extortion money.
Apple vs. Google TVs
Somewhat OT, but: what is your preferred solution for encoding DVDs into iTunes? (One of "many readily available tools".)
Cisco Planning To Acquire Skype
The same applies also in Europe, even if for slightly different reasons (labor costs and liabilities). R&D is expensive for big corps, and growth is expensive for small corps.
This leads to most start-ups having a business strategy of doing R&D with a skeleton crew, then getting bought by big corp X. Where X is often known from the moment the start-up is launched. Any business done before the exit stage is purely to prove the validity of the developed solution. A tech start-up without an exit strategy in the 21st century = doomed to fail.
This of course will lead to the MegaCorp world the GP envisioned. It's unavoidable.
You misspelled ruin.
iOS Update May Tackle iPhone 4's Antenna Problems
Sorry dude but it will be a few years before you can implant all of that Apple hardware directly into our brains.
"Oh, and one more thing", replies Steve. "Have you seen our new product, the iMplant?"
Wikipedia Is Not Amused By Entry For xkcd-Coined Word
Mandriva Up For Sale
apt-get :== yum
dpkg :== rpm
So it should read either:
> All hail the mighty apt-get!.....and screw YUM
> All hail the might dpkg!...and screw RPM
Which, imho, are both false.
Legal Spying Via the Cell Phone System
I have been demonstrated exploit code for the n900 which does that. Haven't heard of it in the wild, though...
Why Linux Is Not Attracting Young Developers
It's probably not the best solution, but it will do, and it has the advantage that it's a workable-but-not-ideal solution everywhere you want to use it.
According to the Unix Hater's Handbook, that's basically the definition of unix.
Oracle Wants Proof That Open Source Is Profitable
*sigh* maybe it's just trying not to state the obvious. I hope.
Of course the reason to invest in open source development is to create an offering which will drive sales - of services or products. For this to succeed, your open source offering needs to be enticing enough to pull potential customers into your ecosystem, and your commercial offering must be enticing enough to generate sales. Having your stuff out there as open source has numerous side benefits, but that's the beef - it must drive sales into your direction.
Open source is primarily a sales strategy, with side benefits.
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