Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative
COBOL is great and prolific programming language. COBOL programms will be running long after we are dead. I almost wish I saw more COBOL on Linux. Designed by Grace Hopper she made it so average people with limited CS knowledge could get work done. It's about a sexy as Mom's minivan but it brings the groceries home.
Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges
If they will not prosecute maybe the feds will. Either way this guy can't walk. Prosecute or roll back the law.
Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts
Better launch systems and faster engines might help. The less time in microgravity, the less damage.(?) That fact we use chemical rockets to get into space and maneuver seems kind of antique.
Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide
systemd doesn't play well with others and it's an architectural abomination. Not to mention that systemd folks have the reputation of not playing well with others. It does things that admins and engineers just don't want their systems to do. Hmmm... I don't like systemd and it does things I do not like... Well F!@#$ that!
If SysV isn't enough we need to start coding something new.
How Drones Entered the FBI's Spying Toolkit
Drones are military weapons and the FBI is a civilian organization. No civilian organization should have access to military style weapons, uniforms, or equipment.
SEC Chair On HFT: 'The Markets Are Not Rigged'
No one on Wall St, except for the willingly deluded, believes that the markets are not rigged. Ever strategy takes into the account how the market is rigged and works to deal with it. You're either a whale (those that rigged the market) or remora (those work to siphon some value from the whales).
The Ways Programming Is Hard
I'm an egotistical programmer who can't conceive of anyone position but my own. They should pay me more.
Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?
Heartbleed Sparks 'Responsible' Disclosure Debate
Lite a fire under everyone butts and it got fixed and deployed in hours. I see nothing wrong with this. Maybe it's time to crank up the heat.
Computing a Winner, Fusion a Loser In US Science Budget
And the conversation goes something like this:
"We must make sure those little shits have no private communication and Exxon dominates energy production. If those dirty unwashed masses where every to gain political control and self sufficiency it would be the end for all of us."
Edward Snowden's Lawyer Claims Harassment From Heathrow Border Agent
Thugs have no authority. The are responsible for the crimes they commit and should be jailed immediately.
FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'
BSD allows for binary only distributions. Does anyone remember the UNIX fork wars? The GPL prevents that.
Microsoft Remotely Deleted Tor From Windows Machines To Stop Botnet
Exactly how does Microsoft gain access and remove software? Well I guess that means Microsoft has complete control of other people PCs. What kind of F@#$%^ up nightmare is this?
Insight On FBI Hacking Ops
Warrant? No. Fire them yesterday.
"Even though investigators suspected that Mo was in Iran, the uncertainty around his identity and location complicated the case. Had he turned out to be a U.S. citizen or a foreigner living within the country, a search conducted without a warrant could have jeopardized his prosecution."
Ask Slashdot: How Do I Convince Management To Hire More IT Staff?
Quit and leave abruptly.
Find another job first.
Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute
Yeah, Washington needs to be torn down brick by brick.
Congress approval rating: 6% - You're on notice.
Cut, fire, repeal, repeat......
Red Hat Releases Ceylon Language 1.0.0
There are to many programming languages.
Snowden Used Social Engineering To Get Classified Documents
Is this story true? I have no reason to believe this at all. Admins don't need users passwords. Admins "own" the systems that they work on and can become any user they want to be without passwords.
The NSA lies. If we are to believe anything that comes out of that agency they better have hard evidence verified by the third source if one exists. This is a claim, nothing else.
Google To Block Local Chrome Extensions On Windows Starting In January
And another corp degrades their products and starts trend toward abandonment.
Microsoft Donates Windows 8.1 To Nonprofit Organizations
I wouldn't use it if it was free. Windows 8.x is the most horrible operating system I have ever experienced. I can't think of a worse OS. If this doesn't end the Windows OS I don't know what will. It was so frustrating I returned the laptop. The replacement system will be a Mac and not because it was my first choice. It will be a Mac because Windows 8.x is unusable.
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