Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World
You need to start taking your medication again.
UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack
As service-user I've always had the impression that the NHS database was a large Excel workbook and a load of VB macros written by interns.
TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers
The author is overselling himself. You haven't scammed a scammer until you've got them to send a bag man from Nigeria to a remote Scottish Island to collect your investment in cash.
Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys
There are, of course, roughly ten times as many women over 18 as there are males in the range15-18.
Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'
And a techie's definition of 'working', i.e. drinking coffee and reading slashdot is still the same too.
Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?
By the time I could afford a high-end card, age had dulled my hearing to the point that I couldn't tell the difference.... :-(
Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds
it is widely known that most humans have an attention span of between 10 to 20 minutes
It may be widely believed, but it's not true for people studying a topic that interests them. In this case their attention span is limited by hunger and/or bladder-capacity.
The oft-quoted 10 minute attention span is applicable to paying attention to material that doesn't interest the subject.
Could Google's Test of Hiding Complete URLs In Chrome Become a Standard?
... they bribe the state to criminalize the use of url's and make it compulsory to access websites only via a licenced search engine.
GNU Mailman 3 Enters Beta
DOJ Complains About Getting a Warrant To Search Mobile Phones
Surely the most likely outcome of your domestic security arrangements that you get shot by your wife?
Making Graphene Work For Real-World Devices
Another advantage that silicon has is that its oxide is also easily formed and controlled in process and is an excellent electrical insulator.
You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free
Good luck with this Apple, but in my experience the bug reports and feedback you'll get from Joe Public will be next to worthless. Don't waste your time on them; concentrate on what paid-up developers are telling you about your betas and fix the issues they identify first, please.
How Silk Road Bounced Back From Its Multimillion-Dollar Hack
Why would you bother to pay back millions of dollars when you could just disappear into the digital ether?
I'm just guessing, but I'd have thought that ripping off certain users of Silk Road could be extremely bad for your health.
Fire Risk From Panasonic Batteries In Sony Vaio Laptops
A foreseeable user error, of the type you describe should not result in equipment catching fire.
Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?
Instead I want to set up one test machine for users to try it and ask THEM if they like it.
I guarantee that in this form, the result of the test will be that THEY won't like it. People fear the new and unknown and need positive incentives to change.
So, offer THEM the choice of one person, to be drawn at random from a hat, being fired to pay for e cost of new PCs vs switching to Linux and everyone keeping their jobs. Then you'll find they like Linux lots.
Also, keep in mind that 'supporting' users takes much more time than you might naively guess. Make sure that your efforts to 'support Linux' don't turn you into the unproductive member of the office.
Girl's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000
There is only one way to keep something secret; don't tell anyone. And anyone includes your teenage daughter.
Short Notice: LogMeIn To Discontinue Free Access
This behaviour by LogMeIn makes me suspect that they have got wind of a serious competitor for their service. If so, they will want to get subscriptions off as many potential customers as possible without giving them time to search for alternatives.
The other possibility is that LogMeIn have a cash flow issue and need a some more money to stay in business.
Either way, I'm out.
MIT Begins Offering For-Pay MOOC In Big Data
So roughly speaking they're moving from a 'free' model with an enrolment of say 300,000 a pass rate of 0.1%, and cost of $100K to a fee-paying model that will have an enrolment 300 a pass rate 100% and a profit of $1M.