The Truth About OpenGL Driver Quality
If the article is correct (I didn't follow the link), ATI is in a perfect spot to go full open source. They would have a ton of people helping to build stable and open drivers and would be able to compete with Nvidia without spending a ton of money. Too bad it'll never happen.
Why Is Dropbox Back On the Chinese Market?
That's right, and I would imagine the people of China know this, and act accordingly.
China's got the right idea when it comes to censorship and monitoring of the internet. They are a ?communist? country so they have the right, or even the responsibility to monitor how people use public utilities. As for America and the NSA, they claim to be an open society with a government of the people, for the people, yet they increasingly treat those same people as criminals and terrorists for doing simple things like making backup copies of movies or music that they may have purchased completely legally.
Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination
I'd support the death penalty here in Canada, even if they used battery acid.
Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?
The first time I mouse over something and it pops up an image or animation is the last time I visit that page. Noscript + Adblock haven't failed me in a long time. When they do, I'll have to resort to other means (blacklists).
Employee Morale Is Suffering At the NSA
Don't do bad shit, so you don't have to feel bad about it.
Stephen Wolfram Developing New Programming Language
Anything with this guy's name on it makes me want to distance myself from it. Alpha was a tracking disaster and I still receive junk mail from this clown.
David Craddock and Two Blizzard North Co-Founders Answer Your Questions (Video)
Terrible quality skype style interview just comes across as extremely lazy and ineffective. Give us a transcript.
Love Blizzard, hate lazy and cheap interviews.
*how the hell do I add line breaks?!?*
Ten Steps You Can Take Against Internet Surveillance
I can see this being the thing that pushes the next generation of processor development and operating system development. If companies can make encryption automatic, easy and invisible to the end users - and trustworthy, it will catch on. At first it will slow our computers which will drive demand for bigger/faster computers. Then, someday, it'll be ubiquitous and common practice.
The Boss Is Remotely Monitoring Blue-Collar Workers
I work in a sawmill in Canada. All our cameras are routed to a central location and recorded. It's a great troubleshooting tool, but also a great way to make sure people are doing their jobs. If our internet connection were faster, this information would be available over the internet now. It is happening now.
Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
Why not make it with a "show more" link that expands, even showing comments, and "show less" to go back to the topics? When I hit back, it shows the beta hints again.
Interesting design. probably looks better on a tablet in portrait. Unfortunately, my monitor is in landscape mode. If the 50% wasted space is for ads, adblocker and noscript is gonna block them.
AMD's Open Source Linux Driver Trounces NVIDIA's
Linus Torvalds explaining how much he loves Nvidia.
The Coming War Against Personal Photography and Video
I disagree that we are entitled to privacy in public. When I'm in my home or a public washroom, I believe I'm entitled to privacy, but not when I'm in a public space. If you want privacy in a public space, learn to wear a disguise.
Australian Scientists Discover Potential Aids Cure
I'd agree. It's the same reason they will never cure cancer.
Krugman: Is the Computer Revolution Coming To a Close?
Times change. Yeah, it sucks when nobody needs a chimney sweep or a set of encyclopedias. For those of us flexible enough to try a different career, there will always be opportunities to succeed. Robot repairman maybe?
I bet we have 10 more years left in the cell phone/computer era.
Ad Blocking – a Coming Legal Battleground?
People actively seek out and view the webpage
Notice how you didn't say "I spam my oversized/bliking/popup banner all over other sites to get people to view my webpage"? People find your page because you provide information they need, not because they see your ads. Personally, I can honestly say that not once in my life have I read/viewed/purchased anything from clicking a banner. And yeah, I know the whole subconscious brand recognition shpeel... Still - I never buy anything on the brand name alone. Except for Sony, their products I don't buy specifically because of their brand name. But I digress.
I don't have any mod points to mod you up, and you're already at 5 anyway, but...
I agree completely with you about Sony. They could sell pure gold for a cent an ounce, and I wouldn't buy it. Worst company on the planet. A true evil corporation with no care for their customers, their customer's privacy or security.
Industrial Control Software Easily Hackable
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: What possible reason could industry have to put controls networks on the internet? I can understand putting some type of reporting on the internet, so the bigwigs can keep track of up to the minute production.
*disclaimer: I am an industrial electrician. I work on industrial controls in a sawmill. The day a production foreman asks us to give him control of machinery over the internet is the day I find a new industry.
China's Yearly Budget For High-Speed Rail: $100 Billion
Well, obviously, the extremely poor can't afford to ride the train. American or European poor couldn't afford to ride the train either.
I just got back. The cost of a ticket from Fuzhou to Xiamen (around 2 hours at about 200 km/h) was 122 RMB. That converts to just over $20 US dollars. Extremely inexpensive, in my opinion.
There are many slower trains that are much cheaper. Many migrant workers travel by train to the cities, and back home during the holidays.
QR Codes As Anti-Forgery On Currency Could Infect Banks
Did Yahoo buy Slashdot when I wasn't looking? Come on, this is a technology website. We're not ALL morons.
A Paper Alloy To Replace Plastic Cases
It's a step in the right direction. Maybe it's not completely recyclable. At least it's made from partially renewable materials.
Ask Slashdot: Handling and Cleaning Up a Large Personal Email Archive?
What possible reason could you have to save personal emails from that long ago? And you want to save the text, but not the attachments? Years from now you're read an email that says: Here's the pix from xmas, enjoy!
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