top New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation
That's about when the Igigi created mankind. How about that?
top How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking
Back in the day, you didn't need to charge your phone every day. Now you do. Big deal?
top Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux
Who controls the system, the system administrator or software developers?
How many packages come with init scripts that actually work?
How many packages have dependencies that aren't documented?
How many packages work only on a narrow subset of environments that are tested by the developers?
The answer, of course, is "all of them."
Today, the competent administrator can control startup, dependencies, etc on a granular basis. With systemd, that control has gone - somewhere else.
Who gets called when stuff fucks up because some bozo fucked up their package's systemd configuration? It won't be the package developer, that's for sure.
top Jedi-ism Becomes a Serious Religion
The Jedi were, in the end, a bunch of idiots who were so blind that they (1) didn't notice they were spending billions of credits a year building a clone army, (2) didn't realize, even after some kid mentioned it to yoda, that all their systems were compromised, and (3) were so bad at tactics that they dropped 100% of their forces into - some dumb arena to fight someone.
Their last practitioner, Obi-Wan, left his best friend to die after cutting off both of his arms and his legs, and spent the rest of his life as a trapdoor spider waiting to turn his best friend's son into a weapon pointed at his old friend.
Why would anyone want to be like these yo-yos?
top Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?
If you want a process for fostering creativity, read something like this:
Ad agencies have to come up with ideas all the time, and their processes for doing so have worked for over a century. Each agency is different, but all of them have to be creative on demand.
top The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real
When I read this, I remember "the humors" and imagine someone ranting about the lack validity of a competing theory because they can't account of the lack of black bile in the solution.
top Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More
Dell's equipment service life is 3 years. The difference between your XPS is the Black Macbook is that the guy was still using the macbook for daily tasks. Your XPS is probably on a shelf somewhere.
My late 2009 i7 iMac is unfortunately still going strong, with 16gb of ram and a 4TB fusion drive. It'll last for another few years. I have a mac mini 2009 that's been cranking away in a colo 24x7 for the last 4-5 years with no issues.
You can see the difference between Apple products on eBay every day. I've been trying to pick up a old Mac Pro, and Mac Pros from 2009 are going for $1k+. It's unreal and sort of ridiculous.
Even the prices for iDevices are crazy. Look on glyde.com: the 3GS is still $48, $100+ for a 4s. These phones are ancient. You can't give old cellphones away that aren't iPhones.
top VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better
Wow, going from 2000 to 327,661 iterations sounds like a big deal. Does that actually add any value, or is that like doing rot-13 a million times?
top Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola
She thinks she may have touched her face with a glove. Nobody is really sure. However, if she did that would show that Ebola is way more contagious than the CDC thinks. That implies transdermal transmission.
top Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?
What you need to do is get one of these wireless backhaul things and put one at one end of your house, and one on the other.
Then you've got a 4Gbps backhaul from your fiber point to the rest of your house. Stock up on a bunch of those, and you should be able to exercise your fiber like crazy.
As a bonus, you can cook your dinner by just putting your food in the beam pathway.
top Glut of Postdoc Researchers Stirs Quiet Crisis In Science
So, the postdocs are being exploited for science?
top Glut of Postdoc Researchers Stirs Quiet Crisis In Science
If they had to pay their own way, the number of PhD students would drop tremendously and all the postdocs would leave to get jobs in the real world. Problem solved!
top Details of iOS and Android Device Encryption
Encryption is only one part of the announcement. Apple also said that they're not going to sell your data, for the most part. What did google say about that?
top User Error Is the Primary Weak Point In Tor
If security is too hard for criminals to use, it's too hard for normal people to use.
top Apple Allegedly Knew of iCloud Brute-Force Vulnerability Since March
Has anyone actually shown that this was exploited by anyone?
top Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds
But - but - what's changing the winds so the coast is warming? Global warming! Duh!
Warming is warming, unless there's no warming. Then it's still warming, but a different kind of warming than the other warming. I mean change.
top Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days
Android phones now account for 823 phones out of every phone sold. That's progress!
top Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City
There hasn't been warming for over a decade, but the warming/change advocates have ignored that because it confounded their model - until a bit ago, when they sized upon the ocean as a heatsink due to another study.
How many billions of dollars have been wasted chasing that chimera?
If they really cared about reducing their carbon footprint, they'd all kill themselves. As a westerner, they have a massive carbon footprint that they'll never erase. At least that way they'd be able to give back by fertilizing a tree or something. Of course, if they choose cremation that'll release even more carbon and waste, since they'll need an urn of some sort.
top Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?
Installed across my devices, it seems fine.
iPad 2, 4, air, iPhone 6, 5.
top Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google
Well, it doesn't do any good right now if it's on an android version that nobody uses. What about Pre L versions?
And won't this really be a carrier option? And what about that sharing data part?
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