top Fewer Grants For Young Researchers Causing Brain Drain In Academia
Make all the young researchers play football.
top Ask Slashdot: What Online News Is Worth Paying For?
For NYT it is very easy.
You can clear your history after you hit their paywall block or you can just view in Privacy mode and then close the tab once you're hitting the paywall.
Then open a new tab and try again and it will work.
NYT does tracking using cookies and what should you do with cookies ? Eat them!
top Google Nabs Bing Maps Architect
I am waiting for the headline that Ballmer has decided to move to Google !!!!
top Twitter Will Track Your Browsing To Sell Ads
I have a genuine question. Assuming one uses Twitter from the phone, how does one prevent the Twitter app on the phone to scan the browsing history ? If they cannot scan my browsing history they cannot give me ads.
top EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem
Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Benjamin: Yes, sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes, I am.
Mr. McGuire: Plastics.
Benjamin: Exactly how do you mean?
top Norway's Army Battles Global Warming By Going Vegetarian
Cows rarely ever fart. It's their belching that is the problem. I think most posters here have never been around cattle.
Why fart and waste it when you can burp and taste it !
top Ask Slashdot: Communication Skills For Programmers?
The only communications I know as a programmer is TCP and UDP
:) Use TCP if you want a response from your manager otherwise he might be dropping his UDP packets.
top Edward Snowden is ...
He wanted to end up in Iceland, I believe.
Iceland is a
snow den about a year and a half ago
top Perspectives On the Latest IBM Layoffs
The death of large firms like HP, Dell and IBM is inevitable. Whether the process of dying involves offshoring their services and/or manufacturing of their main hardware products, the cause is simply mismanagement from the top and lack of innovation on a large scale. IBM innovates in things like the Watson computer but that is a small division which if separated out from the main services division might prosper better on its own. Blaming employees in other countries who work for IBM for the reason for IBM's downfall is just bigoted nonsense and shows a closeted approach to looking at the real causes which is shitty management.
about a year and a half ago
top Scientists Tout New Way To Debug Surgical Bots
This is typical "doctor" talk. They are worried about ruining their day or malpractice suits. How about for a change think about not ruining a patient's life with your negligence !
top Book Review: Super Scratch Programming Adventure!
What is wrong with learning using BASIC ? It worked for all those folks (including me) who learned how to program in the 90s. It was not difficult and was fun in its own way.
top Ask Slashdot: How To Make a DVD-Rental Store More Relevant?
Actually, depending on how much floor space your friend has he can open a coffee shop first. Then add a Red Box or similar DVD rental kiosks. Maybe add other types of kiosks too thus forcing people to come in. With the volume of folks coming in your coffee shop can make some good money
Another thing that can be added is kids stuff like book reading, movie watching sessions and the likes. Reinvention is necessary to keep up with the times.
top Researchers Find 'Mind-Control' Gaming Headsets Can Leak Users' Secrets
Anybody working with classified info won't be allowed anywhere near these things.
But they also have lives... they might have cool
toys at home like these headsets for playing video games...
shouldn't we be looking at ways to really build secure software around these devices rather than prevent people from using them... it is a defeatist attitude where software folks instead of fixing their software say don't use it...
top Twitter Restricts Client Developers
Make a new version for every 100,000 users you hit.
... They are different aps if you change the color and/or some trivial functionality.
Finally a logical reasoning why Microsoft has multiple versions of Windows!
top EFF: Americans May Not Know It, But Many Are In a Face Recognition Database Now
Months ago the Onion came out with this news.. the EFF is just catching up to the reality of it.
top Microsoft Apologizes For Inserting Naughty Phrase Into Linux Kernel
Or, an even more cleverly written "giggolos".
Why would you not use 9 instead of 6 ?
top Judge to Oracle: A High Schooler Could Write rangeCheck
What a colossal waste of money !
Oracle and Google waste money on lawyers on such silly functions instead of spending the money on building more useful technology.
We as users are the only losers in this non-sensical fight.
top HP Rethinking Wisdom of Spinning Off PC Division
Have you tried Brother's printers. They work pretty well, are reasonably priced and have Linux drivers that work. I have been using their Laser printer for the past 3 years now and it has never disappointed me.