"Learn To Code, Get a Job" According To CNN
Programming is like driving a car, everyone thinks they are really good at it but everyone else sucks.
B&N Pummels Microsoft Patent Claims With Prior Art
Apple does not want Samsung to compromise by bending over, it wanted to kill Android and discourage others from sharing their bed swith Google.
Microsoft likely feels the same way, and this licensing scheme is just the first volley in a larger campaign against Android. What is interesting to me is that Android clearly represents a legitimately big threat to both Apple and Microsoft. It would not surprise me in the least to see them join forces at some point to squash Android (and perhaps all Linux based products).
UK Docs Perform First Remote-Control Heart Surgery
In 2008 a story was posted on slashdot about a woman getting brain surgery remotely in Calgary Alberta Canada. And here's a story in SciAm about remote surgery done across the Atlantic ocean between NY and Strasbourg France in 2001.
US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum
Do you also support a parent's "right" to forbid their children from receiving any education based on, say, their sex?
Tynt Insight Is Watching You Cut and Paste
Royal Society Releases Historic Science Papers
Haven't you heard? Newtonian physics has been discredited after someone hacked into his quill and pen set.
Google Releases Source To Chromium OS
Maybe the knee jerk slashdot technopessimists will be right this time.
PulseAudio Creator Responds To Critics
Now if only it would actually play music without skipping, freezing, or using 30+ percent of the CPU. Sheesh!
It does for me.
Build Your Own $2.8M Petabyte Disk Array For $117k
I like how you dismiss a detailed real world design example based simply on a claimed feature without any further substantiation. Very classy. I'm not saying you are wrong, but would it kill you to go into a little more detail about why these folks need "luck" when they are clearly very successful with their existing design?
Alan Cox Quits As Linux TTY Maintainer — "I've Had Enough"
AKA: "The more people I meet, the more I like my dog."
Linux Kernel 2.6.30 Released
Can anyone explain to me why Ford has so many kinds of cars? Tesla has had a 2 seat roadster for years (admittedly, several versions, but never any compatibility issues that I've come across), and Ford has, what, 73 or something?! Is it really that hard to get it right?
Arrington's Web Tablet Nearly Ready For Launch?
I think it is hubris - the idea that "I'm smarter than everyone else in the industry, and I have ideas that none of them do".
Wow. Hubris? Really?
There is a long history of people doing stuff they personally find cool and interesting and succeeding wildly at it. Sure there are also a lot of failures, but you cannot succeed without taking risks, and it is pretty pathetic to see that your lame attitude is so prevalent these days.
This web tablet may fail terribly, or it might succeed wildly, but thank Dog there are still people willing to try.
Where To Buy A Machine With Linux Pre-Installed
Years ago I bought a linux server from a company in Edmonton, and they seem to still be around. Their site is woefully out of date though.
Apple Refusing Any BitTorrent Related Apps?
Hopefully, negative press/reviews/articles like this will encourage people to buy more open platforms
That's the kind of reaction one would hope people would have instead of this pathetic begging for Apple to change their minds. Unfortunately the Apple brand image is so strong right now that, like Microsoft and Sony before them, they are forgiven all sorts of behaviour that other companies would never get away with. Luckily, again like Microsoft and Sony before them, all this anti-consumer behaviour should eventually catch up to them.
Apple Refusing Any BitTorrent Related Apps?
Option A) Apple products.
Option B) The freedom to do what you want with the stuff you buy.
Pick one and stop complaining.
Battle Lines Being Drawn As Obama Plans To Curb Tax Avoidance
I am in favour of completely eliminating ALL taxes on corporations so long as they are NOT considered a "person" under the law. So long as they are, then they should be subject to taxation, just as any other person is.
Texas Vote May Challenge Teaching of Evolution
6a. "Here are a bunch of straw men, watch me knock them down!" - Arthur Grumbine
Best Wi-Fi Portable Browsing Device?
IMHO, the iPod Touch is a terribly overrated device. It's too small, slow and buggy to be useful for anything more than light use as a web browsing device.
If you like the Movit, you might also consider the AI Touchbook.
New Netbook Offers Detachable Tablet
Basically, an Ipod touch that has about 4-5x the screen size would be exactly what I (and by extension everyone else) want.
Hell no. I own an iPod Touch 16GB and if this thing were shipped with the iPod's closed, buggy and brain-dead operating system, I'd avoid it like the plague. The only feature I would want to share with the iPod is the multi-touch support.
Help Writing an Open Standards Policy?
What a co-incidence, the Canadian government is apparently asking very similar questions.
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