top Ask Slashdot: Professionally Packaged Tools For Teaching Kids To Program?
hopscotch on ipad is aimed at teaching kids to program visually
top Comparison: Linux Text Editors
pff no one mentions teh grand daddy - TECO
where line noise is an executable!
top Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?
They aren't designed to be failures as such, just inadequate enough that people will upgrade for new features (no matter how irrelevant) and to keep the supplier receiving support payments, and training fees.
You know like most big software out there...
top Perl Is Undead
Come on it took ages for perl4 to die... This is normal.
top 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.
top 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
top 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.
top 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!
top 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...
top Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?
subtitles, and multiple/alternate streams
top Ubisoft Hacked, Account Data Compromised
Because I trust those companies less than idiots like ubisoft?
top 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.
about a year and a half ago
top 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)
top 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..
top '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...
top 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...
top Chuck Yeager Re-Enacts the Historic Flight That Broke the Sound Barrier
In other words he was a typical test pilot of the time.
top 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.
top 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
top 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...
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