Perl Is Undead
Come on it took ages for perl4 to die... This is normal.
Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?
She would never pass the credit check would be the main reason.
Our american IT director had a hell of a job getting a UK phone as no one would give him a contract, he went prepaid in the end.
The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse
I don't what planet you've been on, but reinstalling windows from scratch has been standard practice since win95 for anytime windows shits its panties
Google Plus Now Minus Chief Vic Gundotra
Yes - but we should not have to any of this.
All this was forced by the google+ BS, and should never have happened period.
Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms
I thought this was well known, just unofficial.
Hell, it even made a Tom Clancy novel!
Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?
It sounds like a lovely idea but unfortunately I once spent a week in hospital and learnt to sleep with lights blazing...
Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?
subtitles, and multiple/alternate streams
Ubisoft Hacked, Account Data Compromised
Because I trust those companies less than idiots like ubisoft?
Ask Slashdot: Building a Web App Scalable To Hundreds of Thousand of Users?
You will have to major rewriting whether you want to or not. You will not cover every base out of the gate. Your users will do stuff and break stuff that you will never think of at this stage. Hell you may come up with a clever way to implement a feature - but that may only occur several months after the users have been exposed to the product.
It is just a fact of life. No plan is perfect, no software is perfect, and nothing ever survives the userbase intact.
Most IT Admins Have Considered Quitting Due To Stress
Your resignation letter only has to say the minimum - Nixon's resignation letter, is the best example:
I've used the same basic letter when I've quit in the past. You may get hauled into a meeting to find out why, but you don't have to tell them anything other than you quit (if they want you to work a notice period you'll find out)
Death of Printed Books May Have Been Exaggerated
A heavy reader - does more than 30 minutes a day - that would be a light reader...
I read 2-4 hours per day if I can afford the time (zero otherwise). I charge my kindle every couple of weeks if reading heavily on it, then again i'm doing 50/50 kindle to paper..
'Connected' TVs Mostly Used Just Like the Unconnected Kind
I have a smart 3dtv, I bought that model because it was the cheapest way to get an LCD/LED backlit TV with enough HDMI sockets for my gear.
All the cheap non-smart/non-3d TV on the market in my price range and target screen size maxed out at 2 HDMI sockets, moving up to a smart TV gained me an extra HDMI and 3D... Moving up a model again gained another HDMI...
I use none of the smart tv features - my dvr does them better...
Director General of BBC Resigns Over "Poor Journalism"
Because the BBC is stuffed full with left nut jobs the way Fox is full of right wing nut jobs...
Chuck Yeager Re-Enacts the Historic Flight That Broke the Sound Barrier
In other words he was a typical test pilot of the time.
Hiring Smokers Banned In South Florida City
So you won't mind living in a fascist state?
As that is where all this leads to.
Android Hacked Via NFC On the Samsung Galaxy S 3
An episode of NCIS had a girl bumping into strangers with a NFC skimmer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1683271/ NCIS season 8 episode 8 - Enemies Foreign
Missing Paperwork Delays UK Broadband
We had a similar story. Our local exchange (500m away) got 21cn and they (BT) refused to sells us a faster 21cn connection because we already had a 2mb leased line (from before BT's 8mb adsl max rollout) and they could not sell us a cheaper solution...
Emacs 24.1 Released
I know just enough vi to get my favourite editor compiled & installed if I can't get a package...
Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't You Running KDE?
Agreed in principle. However I still use the TWM setup i came up with on SunOS4 back at college 20+ years ago.
NY Times: Microsoft Tried To Unload Bing On Facebook
So the DOJ did the right thing by accident then?
MS will get so large and lethargic it will slowly rot to death from the inside?
Sounds like someone played the long game...
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