Ubuntu Still Aims For Wayland in Quantal Quetzal
You can get an X server for Windows. Last I checked (years ago), Mac OS X was distributed with an X server on the install CD. I'm guessing that providing an X server in Wayland can't be hard... though admittedly, I've read no articles.
Global Broadband Speeds Dropped At the End of 2011
How much you want to bet this has to do with smart phone and tablet adoption and their 3G / 4G speeds?
Ask Slashdot: How To Share a SharePoint Site?
You're a technical person asking a technical group a business question. Redirect your inquiry to a business person. If you were working for a commercial company, the terms of your distribution of this software would be sussed out by sales people, marketing people, business analysts, etc., but no technical people (unless you count sales engineers or the like).
Don't give anyone access to your own infrastructure. Maybe offer to do a backup / restore or otherwise make copies, but offer these options to a business person on your side, not to prospective external users.
Lack of Vaccination Sends Babies In Oregon To the Hospital
As an Oregonian, it's always thrilling to see my home state in the news!! Uh... any publicity is good publicity, right?
This is an entry point for solid debate. The USA values personal freedom. At the same time, you can't drive without training, you can't sell drugs, etc. There is the concept of one's rights ending where one's fist ends and the next person's nose begins. Does this extend to vaccinations? How well understood are the risks? Are they worth the opportunity to eradicate scores of hideous diseases?
Someone want to play devil's advocate and argue "for freedom"? This being Slashdot, I know where approximately 100% of opinions are. I myself don't care passionately enough to pay attention long enough to make an opinion.
Sheffield Scientists Have Revolutionized the Electron Microscope
"...has been constrained by the relatively poor lenses which are used to form the image. The new method, called electron ptychography, dispenses with the lens and instead forms the image by reconstructing the scattered electron-waves after they have passed through the sample using computers"
So while the old way had the electrons go through a "lens", they now go through a "computer."
I have this vision in my head of people looking through PC chassis and hoping to use it in place of a lens. So, what type of sensor IS being used? (No, didn't RTFA).
Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?
Here in the IT department, we are amused every time some genius 1) Assumes IT can't provide something without bothering to ask, 2) slaps together part of a solution, 3) discovers they need IT's help in some critical way, 4) is appalled when IT thinks they have the right to do their jobs, and 5) never, under any circumstances, manages to realize what's wrong with their sloppy little 2nd grade crafts project of an IT service.
You work for a hospital, you say???
How Do You Handle Your Keys?
I carry a sort of man-bag. It's just big enough to fit my netbook, a small notebook, a pen, tupperware lunch box and, yes, my keys. Wallet and phone, too, should I take them out of my pockets.
I've always got everything with me but since "everything" is a collection of small things, it isn't a burden.
Ten Things Mobile Phones Will Make Obsolete
Asimov, The Feeling of Power!
Best Practices For Infrastructure Upgrade?
1) Thank you, thank you for thinking of best practices before taking serious action.
2) ITIL is your friend. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_Technology_Infrastructure_Library
When implemented deliberately and properly, ITIL makes an IT admin darn near *comfy*. Just remember that ITIL != bureaucracy, ITIL == Best Practices.
Let Big Brother Hawk Anti-Virus Software
Because government mandated IT policy will cause an efficient and complete solution to Aunt Janey installing Bonzai Buddy.
Please, tell me how I can waste as much money as possible on this project.
Cross-Distro Remote Package Administration?
You might consider having a machine or VM dedicated to being an admin console. You remote into that machine to do any work.
And with key based authentication, key(board) loggers aren't a worry.
Quantum Mechanics Involved In Photosynthesis
Oh crap. Soon enough I'll have to have "Quantum Mechanic" on my resume just to get a desktop support job.
It's in EVERYTHING!
IT Job Without a Degree?
I'm a Jr. Admin and there's no sign in site that I'm going to stop climbing anytime soon. I spent a couple of go-nowhere years in higher education.
A degree is great for many obvious reasons but consider the recruiter's perspective: you have 200 applications on your desk for one position. 100 of these either don't include a resume or have a generic, irrelevant resume that tells you the applicant saw your job posting and added it to the massive list of places to which they're applying. 50 or so are overqualified. 50 or so sound about right. Which of the 50 gets the job? The one with the prettier piece of paper?
If someone already inside the potential employer knows you, likes you, and thinks you could handle the job even if you're a little underqualified (or a little overqualified), your name just went to the top of the list of 50. The only place that has hired me without knowing me first was Wendy's- and they weren't going to hire me until I came in and made a good impression!
It's all about the People style of networking. Speaking of which, if you'd like to chat about breaking into the industry or just add another IT industry contact to your list, shoot me an email!
And hey, same goes for any IT folks looking to network!
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