Smartphones For Text SSH Use Re-Revisited
I'm pretty sure you have never, ever done any real systems administration of any sort. For you to make uneducated, broad statements such as this...if I had mod points, I would mod you trolling. Having worked in IT for 20 years, I can tell you that there's been plenty of scenarios in which a smartphone with an SSH client was or would have been invaluable. When I'm on call, and I'm at a restaurant, and a critical service gets broken by someone and I need to intervene, a netbook or laptop aren't practicable.
OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback
99% of you never touched a Be machine. Just because you think the idea is cool, you voted for BeOS.
Personally, I'm waiting for the next version of Sinclair Basic.
TSA Pats Down 3-Year-Old
...is named Pistole. I'm not kidding.
Complex Life Found Under 600 Feet of Antarctic Ice
,,,are yours except Europa. Attempt no landings there.
DRM and the Destruction of the Book
Agreed. When I saw this article my reaction was "Oh look, the blowhard is at it again."
He should stick to blogging and the occasional soapboxy young adult book.
Judge Rules Against RealDVD
I guess you have to have been around the net since around 1996, when Real burst on to the scene. They were among the first to offer video to the desktop, long before Flash, Macromedia Director, or any of the now-Adobe ilk came into vogue.
It used to be that in Windows, you had to install a 3rd party player to play video. Real was the industry leader and all the media companies released in Real format (.rm, .ram, etc.). Their player was nifty at first, but like all do-it-all players, eventually became a bogged-down bloatware monster.
Judge Rules Against RealDVD
While I hate RealNetworks and all it stands for, and will never forgive them for taking over online media with their crappy bloated players and codecs....I think I hate the movie industry just a little more. Especially Sony Pictures. I think the net effect (as usual) is that this sucks for consumers.
Space Shuttle Endeavour Heads To Space Station
Here's an idea I don't know if anyone's thought of yet:
Put the foam on the INSIDE of the ET.
How Do I Prevent Lan Party Theft?
...there's a simple solution. It's called a waiver. Each attendee signs a piece of paper on the way in waiving their right to sue the organizer. This includes damages from theft, disaster, or stupidity.
We got those, and also promised each of our players that we'd keep an eye on things, but that they needed to secure all of their valuables. Computers and monitors aren't easily walked away with, and they're also easily secured with a security cable, so we recommended that as well.
Just make sure that you're not responsible, and make sure your attendees know it, and things will take care of themselves. We ran 600+ attendee LANs with this in place and never had any trouble.