Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars
What? You really want a link? What for? No one ever reads the articles...
Comcast Training Materials Leaked
No. I have FIOS for cable and internet service with NO phone service. I have a cell phone and don't need landline. I simply called them and said that I want this and this. They asked if I wanted their triple play thingie. They had a special limited time price which would have made it cheaper. I declined. No mess, no fuss.
FAA's Ruling On Smartphones During Takeoff Has Had Little Impact
And to add to the rediculousness, when I was flying into St Maarten's airport (the famous one that's right over the beach) last month, the whole plane was reminded that we needed to put away our phones for pictures because "we aren't in FAA airspace, so the rules don't apply here." I guess the EM spectrum is different outside the States...
What airlines have you been on? I've never been told I couldn't take pictures with my camera. Or maybe this was just a St. Maarten's thing.
Even In Digital Photography Age, High Schoolers Still Flock To the Darkroom
Actually, Apple has an app for that.
Chicago Robber Caught By Facial Recognition Sentenced To 22 Years
Shhh... Slashdot is not the place for common sense.
A Measure of Your Team's Health: How You Treat Your "Idiot"
It joke goes, "If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of Progress?"
Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet
I've often wondered how stupid would an extraterrestrial civilization be to want to come to this planet?
Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet
"It's a cookbook!"
USPTO Approves Amazon Patent For Taking Pictures
It's sort of like patenting the application of ink to paper using a pen.
NOOOOO! I have been working on this for years and just sent in my patent application for this. I was sure this would make millions when I solved the problem of the pen leaking when I had it in my front shirt pocket. At this point, the basic solution was to take a Ziploc bag and refit it to the pocket.
Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law
Shush, you! Don't ruin a good story about how the press is censored in the US.
And I love these books; "The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of YYYY" Um... Wait. Why are these books censored? Ah! These stories weren't censored, nobody gave a damn. Governments don't need to censor when the public is kept fat and lazy.
MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor
They're leaving. And have thanked us for all the fish.
Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code
I am so sorry I maligned you and villified you for taking a third term when we had term limits. I'll even burn my Big Gulp jug. I see the error of my ways and that error has a name; Bill de Blasio. I know you left us, just to remind us how truly awful government can be. Now that we've learned our lesson, please come back!
New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails
My work phone is turned off once I leave the office and is turned back on when I return. When my turn is up to do on-call, I only read texts from our alerting system.
I love my job, but there are limits and boundaries.
Smart Car Tipping Trending In San Francisco
Something green? Please! Green is a fine idea. The Smart Car is more like shit. Have you seen these things on the Interstate? In the rain?
Obama Administration Transparency Getting Worse
Really? You (schwit1) must be disappointed on a regular basis.
Sorry, even if Obama really wanted to change things, he's still an elected. The bureaucracy marches on and very rarely cares about the comings and goings of temporary staff, even if they are the boss.
Ask Slashdot: Linux For Grandma?
My mother will be 80 this year. She's been on Kubuntu 12.04, loaded on a retired laptop, for the last two years and does just fine. Of course, everything she cares about can be done with a web browser. The occasional Word or Excel document can be done with OpenOffice. ( Hey, Ma? Is that Open or Libre? I don't recall at the moment ). She has poked around some other stuff, like playing mp3 of her favorite music. She hooks up her camera and pulls her latest pictures over. The machine is all she needs or wants and its free. She still remembers her Windows stuff and helps the other seniors with their computer based needs.
Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support
The Kansas Department for Children and Families is pursuing this as the lesbian couple is on welfare.
Oracle Seeking Community Feedback on Java 8 EE Plans
Apart from Oracle and one app in my company, I don't even see Java anymore. I've forgotten most of what I was forced to learn.
Who is using it anymore and for what and why?
How Good Are Charter Schools For the Public School System?
Actually, they can. Here in New York City, as part of the "no student left behind" initiative, the schools are given the opportunity to do that every year. The student provides a list of schools they want to attend and the school then picks from the pool of candidates that want to go there. Unfortunately, the 'progressives' that have a choke hold on the schools and control the teacher's union won't allow students to be picked based on merit. They actually use a bell curve; 1/4 from the top, half from the middle and 1/4 from the bottom. This is to ensure that they have a well-rounded and diverse student body. This method was specifically devised to undermine the initiative.
And two years ago, there was a mini-scandal, never made it to the papers, that the higher-ups in the union made sure that their kids got accepted at the better schools.
Ever heard of 'Bronx Science'? Their reputation is gone as they as they prescribe to the bell curve.
Peter Stuyvesant on the other hand, thrives. They are too well known for the union hacks to touch them. But they circle.
Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs
Say what? That's not true, even in New York City?
Oh, yeah. From the 'stats pulled out of my ass' department.
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