top A Paper By Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel Was Accepted By Two Journals
The 'author' should have been Lisa Simpson
top How Deadbeat Facebook Friends and Using ALL-CAPS Can Lower Your Credit Score
I suppose filling in a loan application form in red crayon is a bad idea? that might explain why I had so many problems...
about a year and a half ago
top Home wireless security level?
Obligatory comic about a year and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: How To Teach IT To Senior Management?
What do I think? Lots of luck!
I agree. I think your project is doomed without a
lot of luck or divine intervention.
I feel I can speak on behalf of the slashdot community that our thoughts are with you at this difficult time
about a year and a half ago
top No "Ungoogleable" In Swedish Lexicon, Thanks to Google
The inquirer has the link to the original post
top Ask Slashdot: New To Linux; Which Distro?
I have been using OpenSuse since around v10, mostly with KDE but I have gnome installed as well. I find Yast (essentially a nicer Linux version of Microsoft's control panel) easy to use, so adding printers, scanners etc. is easy to do. GUI or text versions are very similar.
It would be good if you could do a follow up post of how you get on with whatever distro you choose.
top Ask Slashdot: Building a Cheap Computing Cluster?
I can recommend Rocks as well, although you WILL need the slave nodes to have disks in them (you could scrounge some ancient 40Gb drives from somewhere...) you seem to want hardware information so...
First point is to have all the fans pointing the same way. Large HPC's arrange cabinets back-to-back, so you have a 'hot' corridor and a 'cold' corridor, which enables you to access both sides of the cabinet and saves some money on cooling.
My old workplace had two clusters and various servers in an air conditioned room, with all the nodes pointing the back wall. probably similar to what you have. Don't know anything about the UPS, but I would assume having it on the floor would be OK.
Good luck with your project. Write a post in the future telling us how it goes.
top EFF Jumps In To Defend Bloggers Being Sued By Prenda
Prenda have much bigger things to worry about than the EFF. They have really annoyed a federal judge, and may be guilty of perjury, contempt of court, fraud on the court and identity theft. Probably a couple of other offences as well.
Prenda isn't finished yet, but given the
recent hearing they probably won't be around much longer
top I most look forward to flying with ...
I am going to go with hoverboards!
top Ask Slashdot: Monitor Setup For Programmers
Pick any monitor you wish, then put it on a pile of books. you can get it as high as you wish
top Is the Wii U Already Dead?
The original wii filled the casual gamers market with a simple remote that even my 84 year old grandfather could use (this is the guy who's mobile phone went off so he put it
under the tap to get it to shut up). Nintendo came up with simple, fun games and few additional accessories to go with it.
For this market, graphics/HD are not really needed and are not especially important. Why bother to upgrade?
"Hard Core" gamers would go and buy the Xbox720/PS4 when they come out as graphics/gameplay/improved physics are important. Not so much for more casual gamers.
I have a Wii, and have no intention of buying the WiiU.
top Ask Slashdot: Starting From Scratch After a Burglary?
Or how about an
autotargeting kilowatt laser?
top NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Uses 7.1 Billion Transistor GK110 GPU
They are aiming the GTX Titan at the GPU scientific computing market- by fitting up to three of the things in a smaller form factor and running on a (relatively) small power footprint of 250W, these can be useful for CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) calculations, quantum chemistry calculations, protein folding, bitcoin mining (as mentioned by msauve) the list goes on.
top Ask Slashdot: Spreadsheet With Decent Programming Language?
I don't think this is quite what your after, and it is expensive as hell, but have you tried
top Surface Pro: 'Virtually Unrepairable'
... waste!!! Manufacturers just want you to buy another to replace yours which is designed to break soon. Manufacturers win with more diversion of economy (e.g. repeat sales). World loses.
I'm not as pessimistic. I don't think that many people are going to buy one- so not much wasted. Problem solved
top Judge Hints At Jail Time For Porn Copyright Troll Prenda Law
Actually it is worse than that (for John Steel and Brett Gibbs). Reading the court order, they are guilty (at least accused) of 1) failing to comply with a court order and 2) fraud on the court (and therefore perjury). If they fail to show up to the March 11th hearing then you can add contempt of court to that list.
It will be interesting to see how this ends.
top Pope To Resign Citing Advanced Age
Damn, now it makes perfect sense...Noah was only ~250 years old when he died. Makes the whole bible seem more legit.
The whole point of the Bible is to state God existence, and the nature of that God.
So, if we assume an omnipotent God exists and wanted somebody to live for ~900 years, He has the strength and ability to be able to do so.
top Current favorite still-image camera type:
I actually find the opposite.
Having a half decent DSLR around my neck means I actually use the thing to take pictures. The camera on my phone is rubbish and so it stays in my pocket most of the time.
top Pushing Back Against Licensing and the Permission Culture
I have not used github, but I assume that there is version information and a date and time attached to different versions of the code. It should therefore be easy to prove the the open source/permissive license code existed first.
top How Open Source Could Benefit Academic Research
I've done research in Chemistry, and have heavily used open source quantum chemistry codes (mainly
NWChem and Quantum Espresso. I am grateful to these guys for releasing these codes.
MY code on the other hand is not available. most of it is a bundle of scripts designed for one process that would make all the programmers on
/. cry. the rest is in Fortran, which compiles using one compiler on one machine, and seg faults everywhere else. It's not open source because no one in their right mind would want it.
That said, if you want the raw data, all anyone needs to do is ask.
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