Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked To Block Competitors
Have you ever noticed how much Mike Godwin looks like Hitler?
2014 Geek Gift Guide
I realize this isn't ad space, but I thought this analog synthesizer kit was interesting. http://littlebits.cc/kits/synt...
Of course, couldn't I accomplish the same purchasing my own parts for a kit? Oh, and unleash your inner rock star.
Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?
I have found the Cloud to be a magical place. Come, come and join me in... "the Cloud."
Material Possiblities: A Flying Drone Built From Fungus
I saw a flying mushroom once. I'm pretty sure it was due to consuming a mushroom I found in a field though.
Unity 8 Will Bring 'Pure' Linux Experience To Mobile Devices
| A great deal of work is happening at a deeper level that may not have yet surfaced. It will surface eventually, however.
HOPEFULLY NOT ON THE MICROSOFT SURFACE HOWEVER!!!! HA HA HA !!!! LOL!!! LOL!!!! LOL!!!
Uber Banned In Delhi After Taxi Driver Accused of Rape
If Uber is not a taxi service, what is it? If it's a "ride service", shouldn't there be regulations, statutes, city codes addressing its operation? What liability does Uber accept for the behavior and actions of its drivers?
Is Chernobyl Still Dangerous? Was 60 Minutes Pushing Propaganda?
I didn't see the 60 minutes story, but Harper's ran an interesting story in June 2011 called "Life in the Zone." http://harpers.org/archive/201...
It touched on two researchers and their conflicting views on what the long term effects of the radiation has been on the surrounding ecosystem. Don't know of a convenient place to access the article however.
Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market
Schools are just looking for a cheap method to deliver educational materials digitally. Chromebooks have some tools and support for managing the content. The maintenance of the device is simple, which is probably a plus to schools that don't have much of a budget for an IT department. However, I wonder if the savings are really significant over old fashioned textbooks. I really doubt there is any educational benefit over traditional methods of education. I always kind of agreed with Clifford Stoll that the best way to learn Astronomy was to go look at the stars. As long as it doesn't replace other elements of a curriculum, then I'm okay with it. Really doubt any serious CS education is going on with Chromebooks. Wouldn't learning mathematics be as beneficial to a future CS student as writing a Hello World program.
OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review
Look, Apple couldn't have developed this technology themselves. This came from the UFOs they have at Area 51 and the alien flying saucer technology from the Roswell crash. Do some basic research before you post these stories.
It's Easy To Hack Traffic Lights
Red means stop. Do not go. No, no, no.
Green in all directions means go. Oh no, Oh no, Oh no.
Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears
The review was reviewed by a crack team of scientists at the University of Halabalaga. The reason for the findings are that Yeti/Bigfoot RNA is made up of horse, bear, porcupine, wolves and dogs, is the Yeti/Bigfoot are a cross between horse, bear, porcupine, wolves and dogs. I'd like to thank the academics and researchers at the University for their cracker jack work, and wish them well in the continued research and pursuit of these elusive creatures.
US To Auction 29,656 Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road
On the first bitcoin, I bid one bitcoin.
Yelp Reviews Help NYC Health Department Find and Close Dirty Restaurants
Slashdot (One Star): Don't eat here! Most of the patrons and staff smelt of B.O., like they had been working for days on some late night software project. None of them had shaved or bathed in days. Food came directly out of a vending machine down the hall, same for the beverage choices. Menu items included Pop Tarts, Doritos, Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper. When I complained about the 3 inch roach in the break room I was told, "That's our mascot, Chubby."
Microsoft Finally Selling Xbox One Without Kinect
Gamers don't like to Kinect, maybe because when the One was released, they were told they would always have to connect. Then when MS said developers could remove the ability to play used games, the gamers began to connect the dots. MS seems to have connected with their customers and made a connection between things they don't like about the new console and their sales numbers relative to their biggest competitor. Has this connected?
SpaceX Injunction Dissolved
Funny thing is, the way things work in Russia, payments to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin probably really are payments to Dmitry Rogozin.
The Man Behind Munich's Migration of 15,000 PCs From Windows To Linux
1. Initial costs of staying with Microsoft's software were lower.
2. Customizable security was one of the pros of switching to Linux.
3. Initial costs were projected over 5 years.
4. 10 years have now past and the city made an assesment of cost. Conclusion was 10 mllion euros saved.
5. HP made there own analysis and concluded that the Linux conversion had cost the city 60 million Euros more. However, when contacted for their methodology and numbers for the analysis, they declined to provide the information.
Monty Python To Bid Farewell In a Simulcast Show
The show will feature no new material and all the classic sketches you have all already memorized.
iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling
It's like Pac-Man fever all over again.
Investors Value Yahoo's Core Business At Less Than $0
The pea is under this shell, are you looking? Okay, watch carefully, the hand is quicker than the eye.. the shells move, they move, they move, keep watching, keep watching. Voila! 13 billion dollars in value were under the third shell. Did you choose right?
Lying Eyes: Cyborg Glasses Simulate Eye Expressions
The eyes are the window to the soul. Perhaps in a job that requires that people show empathy and understanding at all times this is too demanding, but what does it mean when we make an electronic device to simulate emotions we aren't feeling. I am skeptical that people want to use something like this, but I could be wrong. I guess in the 80's we had mirror shades to hide a person's eyes, and other people looking at them could see themselves. Maybe this is just an extension of the technology of emotional distance.
An Informal Poll
There should be an informal poll. Which Browser are you currently using?
I feel like myself and Slashdot journal have drifted apart, like we can't communicate anymore.
Polyethylene glycol solution is the most powerful laxative known to man.
If Slashdot made a product called super Slashdot, I'd probably use that all the time.
I think Slashdot is awesome.
I've negleted Slashdot
I've neglected Slashdot. Haven't been sending in my stupid stories. Haven't been posting stupid comments. Still Reading though. The excitement of technology! The excitement of technology!
Haven't posted anything to my important journal in a while. Sorry, forgot about it. I probably haven't posted in a while because i forgot to brush my teeth and the bacteria invaded my brain and made me do crazy things. It's always that tooth decay bacteria.
Came home and ate some seaweed. Really bittle. Made me wonder about what kind of techonology these Koreans are using to create these food substances. All the same, I was able to chew it up. Don't know how it's going to feel on exit though.
Over the years, I have greatly enjoyed reading Slashdot. Yes, on the slashdot, yes.
I have been watching Google, Apple, and Microsoft have their techonolgy war. Who will win? Who cares. John Lennon says there are no problems, only solutions. When will the monkey people of planet 3 decide that there must be some better way to behave on planet 3?
I discovered the whole wheat cereal I eat for breakfast every morning doesn't have all my daily intake of vitamins...What to do? Then I discovered the solution: vitamin pills. Vitamin pill technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. Inside the vitamin there are special chemicals that turn my urine different colors. This is the most entertainment I have had in a very, very long time.
Found some technology in the refrigerator this morning, some genetically modified fruit. I'm pretty sure it was genetically modified, it had arms and legs. No mouth yet, however. I'm kind of scared.
Ate a delicious banana. I know my comments on Slashdot are poignant and insightful, yet someone keeps modding them down with the "offtopic" insult. It's like I'm being hunted, being persued. It must be someone who is out to destroy me. I must be careful. They must be out to get me.
Good nights sleep
Had a good nights sleep last night. Heard the toe truck dragging somebody's car away at about 4 am, but I went to bed so early it didn't matter waking up so early. A technology called an alarm clock awoke me later. It is amazing, it converted radio waves into sound. I sprang out of bed a short hour and a half after hearing these wonderous sounds.
Today I woke up with gas
I woke up with gas this morning, but its passes now. Thankfully. Can't think of tie in with technology.
This journal thing is really taking off.
I saw dem Dallas Cowboys on the TV last night, and they scored 24 points to the New York Giants 17 points. This conferred victory upon their franchise. It was delightful. This doesn't have very much to do with technology or science though. Except maybe, that I think the Cowboys use iPads to analyze plays.
dIARY ENTRY 9/5/2012
Today I went to Starbucks and ate a blueberry muffin and had a coffee. I had just used this fluoride rinse shit on my teeth, and I didn't wait the recommended 30 minutes after using it, so when I ate the muffin it probably coated my teeth in sugar and cavities are forming at the base of my teeth and I'll need a root canal.