Researchers Develop Remote-Controlled Cyber-Roaches
Annoyingly enough it is this shoe.
US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers
You mean "7 years experience in Windows Server 2012."
If companies gave a rat's ass about hiring competent workers, job recruiters would speak English.
Tom's Hardware: Microsoft Smartband Coming In October With 11 Sensors
Like every other smartwatch in recorded history, after a year or two the OEM will decide it isn't making enough money, and they will suddenly stop the data feed or whatever, and if you're lucky, the thing will still function as a wristwatch.
Ear Grown From Van Gogh DNA On Display
Stir in a little melatonin and give the ear to Evander Holyfield.
The Ways Programming Is Hard
Writing a piece on how programming sucks, in a typeface that hurts my eyes to read.
Erik Meijer: The Curse of the Excluded Middle
If Republicans are elected, expect fundamentalist programming to become mandatory.
Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party
Mod parent -1 Complete And Utter Bullshit.
$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow
Just as pink is a trademark, registered to Owens-Corning Fiberglass, yellow is registered to Eastman Kodak.
Mess with Kodak at your own risk.
Open Data Tells NYC Residents Where the Rats Are
Now we know what all those cats are doing on all those laptops.
AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer
This is the second legal story this week -- actually it's the second Google Glass legal story this week -- in which Slashdot has got many of the key facts embarrassingly wrong.
Does Slashdot want to be taken seriously, or respected, as a media outlet? Then do fact checking.
In the context of a legal story this means having the story reviewed by someone with formal legal training.
Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview
Sure. Do you believe in property, propriety, plurality, surety, security, and not hurt the state? Say "What"
Supreme Court To Hear Aereo Case
Why is WNET/Thirteen a plaintiff?
Aren't they supposed to be a "public" television station? Funded by "viewers like you"?
Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?
I'll buy a self-driving car when it comes with a full bar, and an in-dash ice machine.
BlackBerry Sues iPhone Keyboard Maker Typo
1. Patent all the possible angles of key tilt and pitch on QWERTY keyboards.
2. Demand $3000 from each owner of a QWERTY keyboard, just less than the cost of a bare-bones legal defense.
BlackBerry Sues iPhone Keyboard Maker Typo
They shamelessly copied the look of the BlackBerry keyboard. So what. The design of a QWERTY keyboard isn't an original work of authorship, nor is it nonobvious, nor are QWERTY keyboards associated with BB in the minds of members of the public.. No copyright, no patent, no trademark.
BB should buy the thing if it has any money left.
Oil Train Explosion Triggers Evacuation In North Dakota
I'm waiting for Google to buy the railroads and integrate them with personal rapid transit.
Microsoft's Ticking Time Bomb Is Windows XP
To get users to upgrade their systems to Windows 8, MS should run lots and lots of TV commercials featuring the beautiful, awesome Windows 8 splash screen.
As soon as people realize how breathtakingly beautiful the splash screen is, they'll run out to Best Buy or wherever and buy a Surface.
If that doesn't work, buy more TV commercials with tighter close-ups on the beautiful, beautiful, utterly awesome Windows 8 splash screen.
Obamacare and Middle-Wheel-Wheelbarrows
There are already lots of US laws and regulations that mandate how IT is supposed to be procured and implemented by the US Government (see, e.g., the Clinger-Cohen Act.)
Each of these mandates came about because Congress became tired of funding IT projects where the money just vanished and no IT system was stood-up.
The botched implementation of the ACA website raises questions not of "wheelbarrows," but how and why EOP/DHHS managed to bypass or ignore existing mandates.
Protesters Block Apple and Google Buses In California
They practically roll up the sidewalks in SF at 9PM. If you want late night food, you have to go to some place in the Castro, a club that serves food (assuming they let you in), a bar (kitchen usually closes at 10), or go to the waffle house, Denny's, Mel's, or one of a couple (mostly take-out) pizza places.
If you are doing dinner and a movie, you pretty much have to do the dinner first, or nothing will be open after the movie lets out.
Bring your company and your employees to Las Vegas. Housing is cheap, traffic is light, there's no state income tax, and you'll never want for food, drink, or nightlife no matter what time it is.
DoD Public Domain Archive To Be Privatized, Locked Up For 10 Years
Depends on how well T3 does the cataloging and website, and how much they charge for copies.
If it turns out the works are more easily accessible and searchable than at present, and the charges are reasonable (think ), then it's a good thing.
If the catalog website is poorly designed (see the existing DoD website), or if T3 decides to charge, well, DoD prices for things, then not so good.
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