California Elementary Schools To Test Anti-Piracy Curriculum
In USA RIAA/MPAA owns you.
Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long
I have removed myself from GNOME several years ago, and for the best. I'll keep the middle button paste, so handy.
Ballmer Admits Microsoft Whiffed Big-Time On Smartphones
The very same thing happened to IBM in early 90's as John F. Akers, a sales person, destroyed the company that was once one of the top 5 most profitable companies.
Ask Slashdot: Asynchronous RAID-1 Free Software Backup For Laptops?
I use BackInTime under similar conditions and it works fast and perfect. It uses diff, rsync and symbolic links to preserve the history of every snapshot.
Check it out: http://backintime.le-web.org/
AMI Firmware Source Code, Private Key Leaked
In the best and most possible case it would allow the evil open sources projects to boot the computer without asking the permission and paying the Microsoft.
Missouri Legislation Redefines Science, Pushes Intelligent Design
and I bet very well paid ...
Texas School Board Searching For Alternatives To Evolutionary Theory
Gravity is a theory too, maybe they find that it doesn't exist and they all fly away from earth
Microsoft Phases Out XNA and DirectX?
They just anounced they are adopting GIT. Next step is to anounce they will be adopting Linux as their OS kernel. Because DirectX is not compatible with Linux they will be ditching it.
Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?
Are you sure that they don't pay anything for the diploma? I know that where there are free public universities you must be citizen of that country to be able to get free education. Here in US there is no free education, so everyone who can pay are welcome. BTW, your country is not killed.
How Do You Give a Ticket To a Driverless Car?
Send it to
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Ask Slashdot: Replacing a TI-84 With Software On a Linux Box?
There are great options above but ROOT is the one I use very often, http://root.cern.ch/ . It has all that I need to plot, fit, histogram, etc. It is interactive and you code in C++. Yes it has an C++ interpreter so your code can be interpreted as well as compiled. It also has python and ruby bindings.
Ask Slashdot: Best Laptop With Decent Linux Graphics Support?
Take Intel. I own an old (5+ years) ATI laptop and not happy with it. After ATI dropped its proprietary driver I had to move on and get the open source, which really sucks. My laptop has and ATI r400 series (X1200). Basically, the last 3 years of open source code support sucks. Sloooow 3D! Sure it works fine to play videos. At work I have a Lenovo Intel laptop of about the same age and its 2D/3D graphics are way better than the ATI with open source supported by the manufacturer.
MPAA: the Impact of Megaupload's Shutdown Was 'Massive'
Trust in news released by the MPAA is like trust the news delivered by Fox. The other day there was a news showing exavtly the opposite here on /. : http://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/12/11/25/1654201/researchers-find-megaupload-shutdown-hurt-box-office-revenues
NPD Group Analysts Say Windows 8 Sales Sluggish
I was planing to purchase a laptop to replace my old one with more than 5 years. But since I use only Linux the UEFI, a crapy BIOS replacement, comes with a digital signature that forbids the installation of any other OS that is not signed I decided to postpone indeffinetly till things are sorted out in favor of FOSS community.
Apple Orders Memory Game Developers To Stop Using 'Memory' In Names
One apple a day keeps your doctor away?
Mixing patent trolls and health care will blow up USA.
Apple Considering Switch Away From Intel For Macs
Apple once day was concerned about performance, now it is just a gadget company.
Empathy Represses Analytic Thought, and Vice Versa
Maybe this is why nerds aren't good with girls ...
Firefox: browser ballot glitch cost us 9m downloads
If people were knowledgeable enough they wouldn't choose to install Windows anymore. Just my 2 cents ...
UK Gov't Official Advises Using Fake Details On Social Networks
I foresee DoJ having a hard time to prosecute all fakes in Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo, Youtube, etc. Specially bringing them over seas, mainly from Asia and Latin America. It will be fun.
EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Linux Kernel
Perhaps the author of this summary could have been more precise. The bug is very unlikely to be triggered, here are some examples: https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/10/24/535 and http://phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?74697-EXT4-Data-Corruption-Bug-Hits-Stable-Linux-Kernels&p=293446#post293446 . Indeed is a good measure to downgrade to a safe version and wait for a patch to come. I have been using the 3.6.2 on my two Gentoo boxes for a couple of days and nothing happened. As a precaution I will downgrade till they release such fix.
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