top Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die
I have a 60GB iPod with all of my music and podcasts in my bedroom still getting daily use. And there is an original U2 iPod unused in original shrink wraped box in my cupboard.
top Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?
Airplane mode for the times when you need to read. Set a routine so that you have time for your device and time for your life.
top Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing
we live in a world without cursive as a default, why teach cursive when most of what we see is printed, unlinked characters?
top New Snowden Docs Show GCHQ Paid Telcos For Cable Taps
They are allowed to collect foreign calls, catch up with the law please.
top Ask Slashdot: Best Practices For Starting and Running a Software Shop?
As if you are the one who maintains it.
top Linux On a Motorola 68000 Solder-less Breadboard
I love to see someone doing this stuff, Gratz!
top Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History
easier to ask google and Facebook for that info.
about a month and a half ago
top Internet Broadband Through High-altitude Drones
it only takes an idiot with a 'torrent running to suck up the bandwidth. A real smart idea this is not.
top Favorite clickbait hook?
Thanks to my telco using NATs, I'm geolocated a thousand kms away, in a different state.
top Favorite clickbait hook?
They all indicate that the story is crap. I really dislike the one that starts with " hate this person... ", what a load of hot turds.
top Accessing One's Own Metadata
CLI is what you want and you'll see the ID of every incoming call. That's your metadata. There you go, collect your own metadata you lazy bastard.
top Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?
maybe it's so far off people will think that 9 has come and gone. (I was always happy to believe that MacOSX was named after their earlier AUX efforts)
top Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?
My upgraded old iPad had initial problems with WiFi connections but it seems better now. It may be that there are software downloads in the background associated with the new iOS 8 apps. Time will tell. I prefer the old UI, but I am always at the bleeding edge of tech when the purse allows.
top My resting heart rate:
actually, to reduce your heart rate at rest figure you usually have to exercise and have a high heart rate for extended periods, so it all tends to even out.
top I think next winter will be:
getting pretty lame here. We only get about 2 months of cool weather, then it's back to mid-hi temps.
top If We Can't Kill Cancer, Can We Control It?
you are full of shit. As a cancer victim I can say that it is down to risk, if the numbers are against you, age, over weight, lack of exercise, genetics, environment exposure, then you'll be more likely to get some form of cancer. These may go undetected for years, at which point it is too well established to be totally eradicated. Early detection is very important, survival is dependant on early detection and the effectiveness of treatment, sadly the cost of drugs is high and people are not always able to afford them, even in 1st world countries. As for the conspiracy theory, improvements are there, but the thoughts that there are magic bullets out there, being suppressed, is crap. If you want to survive, do the right things, loose weight, build fitness, eat better, look out for body changes, get regular check ups. You can't live forever.
top To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...
Will this brick my Prius? Do I have to wrap it in tin foil or something?
top Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments
looks more like an original 2G iPhone, rounded corners, flat back, just bigger.
top Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?
crashing bikes and billy carts, trying to fly with cardboard wings, mini fire bombs, etc., computers didn't make it any better, just easier. Those are, and still are, fun times!