An 8,000 Ton Giant Made the Jet Age Possible
Just because your mom doesn't read Slashdot doesn't mean it's cool to disrespect her in public. Good day, sir!
East Coast vs. West Coast In the Quest For Young Programming Talent
I am one of the 20-somethings who have followed this similar career path.
Simply put - I stay at a company until I feel there is nothing more to learn and/or another company offers a greater challenge & opportunity to learn.
Money generally comes with greater challenges, but it has never been my ultimate driving force. This is the reason why I've never (and will never) accept a counter offer.
So how do you keep 20-somethings from leaving? Build a company that constantly researches & implements new technologies. Build a company that contributes to open-source so developers interact with other (better) developers. Send developers to conferences and maybe arrange for them to speak at conferences if appropriate. Allow them to expense tech books. You get where I'm going here. Nothing is stopping your employees from leaving your company for another hot tech company so it's your job to create an environment that attracts good engineers. A boring Java shop with a CTO that is doing nothing to retain talent is only going to be used as a stepping stone to better jobs.
Mexican Cartel Beheads Another Blogger
Somewhere Mark Zuckerberg is thinking of those who lock down their privacy settings... tapping his fingers like Mr. Burns.
Official "Firefox With Bing" Released
So switch the default provider to a shittier search engine! Brilliant!
Confirmed: Microsoft Says It Will Open Source VB 6
Now I can write an OPEN-SOURCE program to track the killers IP!
Bill Gates Is More Admired Than the Pope
[Insert obligatory remark about child molestation here]
100 Million Facebook Pages Leaked On Torrent Site
Facebook's robots.txt explicitly says that all web crawlers except for baiduspider, Googlebot, msnbot, naverbot, seznambot, Slurp, teoma, twiceler, and Yandex are forbidden from crawling the site.
So, this guy must have set his user agent as one of these in order to crawl all those pages, which goes against Facebook's TOS.
So, yes, downloading these torrents would be illegal since they were obtained in a way that violates Facebook's TOS.
Obama Calls Today's Ubiquitous Gadgets and Information "a Distraction"
So, is his blackberry that he can't live without distracting him?
SolarPHP 1.0 Released
I think the 18 second load time the homepage is experiencing now should help discredit the benchmark results
Parallel Algorithm Leads To Crypto Breakthrough
Impressive, but how long would it take to crack Chuck Norris? Never, that's how long.
Dinosaur Feather Color Discovered
... and since Microsoft owns the patent to the color they've since filed a motion to sue the Jurassic Age.
SETI Founder Outlines Ambitious Future Plans
Any amateur rocket scientists want to help me launch a solar powered radio into space that simply repeats, "I am Rosie O'Donnell from the planet 61752-percion. I have come for your Cheetos. Surrender now or I'll wear sweatpants in public!"
Facebook Master Password Was "Chuck Norris"
doesn't sleep.... he stalks your facebook photos
Newly-Found Windows Bug Affects All Versions Since NT
So, you mean to tell me Microsoft lied all those times they claimed Windows was rewritten? Didn't see that one coming...
China Debuts the World's Fastest Train
This train can go from Wuhan to Guangzhou faster than the Chinese government can block this po.... [no signal]
Typing With Your Brain
Customer service emails will be so much more honest now.
"Yes, you raging fucktard, it needs to be plugged in first! Shit fuckin piss how do I delete this shit?! Control, Alt, Delete... FUCK! I don't even care."
Firefox 3.5 Now the Most Popular Browser Worldwide
Reenactment - relative has problem with computer
1. Remove shortcuts to Internet Explorer
2. Rename Firefox shortcuts to "Internet"
Firefox 3.5 - My Idea