Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?
Don't 30 Terabytes of disk use waaaaay more power than two Atoms? How did you get 30 TB linked to those anyway?
Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia
There are no "likes" for Wikipedia edits, unlike Pinterest or Facebook posts.
Women are social creatures and require a feedback loop to keep contributing. Perhaps if we applied gamification to Wikipedia we might get a more balanced participation as the participants would receive some feedback (positive acknowledgements, achievements, whatever) to keep them motivated to contribute.
Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink
I would rather have a normal heatsink (in popular form factors) for CPU and GPU out of this material. You would still want airflow through your case, or even on top of the heatsink, but RPMs of those fans would hopefully be much lower, making much less noise.
Silent is a noble goal, but I would be happy to use standard cases and components being very quiet.
Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264
Firefox's strength was always a large library of plugins, never it's User Interface.
Arguably Firefox's User Experience has degraded, as it is not as configurable as before.
Ask Slashdot: Switching From SAS To Python Or R For Data Analysis and Modeling?
If you show them a few good ones they will want more, but I wouldn't start to rewrite all the legacy code.
This. Submitter should build a few small projects that give a different end result than the current code base. If you're just swapping R for SAS but delivering the exact same output, no management will care. The sample projects either needs to report the data in different ways, or visualize the data, or even as this parent suggested, simply provide a copy of the output as a spreadsheet.
Innovation will come by thinking about the problem differently and exploring different ways to ask questions to gain insight into your business. If you're just crunching the same numbers, don't bother. For the submitter personally, it's great to learn R and Python, but don't expect an organization shift unless it provides something unique.
Boston Trying Out Solar-Powered "Smart Benches" In Parks
Sounds like the perfect place to install some nearby dead drops.
I'm not affiliated with the author in any way, but I did buy the book (though you can get it for free).
After using D3.js, I've come to the conclusion Mike Bostock is awesome! But it doesn't stop there, people have expanded it like Crossfilter and dc.js.
3D Windowing System Developed Using Wayland, Oculus Rift
Working from the inside of a [virtual] sphere would be pretty sweet. Once you start sphere hopping though, you'll need a metaverse to navigate between them.
I did have to re-add the slashbox... but as I was too lazy to setup an RSS feed or even manually load the page, the slashbox was my portal to freshmeat.
I used to frequent it much more often back in the day, when I had time to explore and experiment with software. Still, there's always something interesting there to someone.
I even have an old Freshmeat.net black tee shirt from back in the day, with a fun "nutrition facts" label. Can't find even a close pic online.
Here's a random snapshot from circa 2000: http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/.vhost/...
Freshmeat / Freecode wasn't about downloads, it was about release announcements and new project announcements.
I still have a slashbox configured, which I've used a few times in the past several months to learn about new projects that I'd otherwise have never learned about.
Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data
You should always have an offline backup (even if slightly out of date).
In this case, they could have used a separate "cloud" provider just for backups.
Cloud or not, everything under one umbrella was the problem.
I typically start my workday ...
Scrub what, potatoes and carrots?
What could possibly need scrubbing at 5:30 AM...
Protecting Our Brains From Datamining
Do I really need tin foil, or is aluminum foil good enough?
TrueCrypt is dead? What now?
The first truecrypt audit seemed OK. Was something found since then?
Are the authors waiting to release security information until after a time frame for migration?
Google Starts Blocking Extensions Not In the Chrome Web Store
I was wondering how, as a developer, one could load their own extension into a Windows Chrome build when I read the summary.
I assumed some developer mode within normal Chrome would allow non-store extensions to be added. Interesting if you need an entirely separate install to test your own extensions on Windows.
I don't know what "crappy UIs" look like as I haven't used windows in about 7 years and own no apple hardware...
No Chromium builds for your OS?
Supermassive Black Hole At the Centre of Galaxy May Be Wormhole In Disguise
Then where does the poo go? (when it's vapoorized)
Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?
Then the cars wouldn't go anywhere for risk of a crash! Else they'd listen to Skynet and drive us all over cliffs...
Opting Out of Big Data Snooping: Harder Than It Looks
Perfect for buying sex toys from Amazon!
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