Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?
That's the basic idea behind companies like Red Hat (GNU/Linux) and Command Prompt (Postgresql). Are you saying that those companies are giving OSS a bad name?
35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'
The minimum wage around here nets you $1492 a month before tax
That's assuming you have a full-time job, which isn't always the case. Some people have to scratch up two or three part-time minimum wage jobs.
A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls
The US governement can't even get off their ass to build a 30ft high fence along our southern border even though they got congressional approval and have millions of people wanting it
Who wants it?
- Do the politicians really want it? Or would they rather have an imminent threat of "illegals" to whip everyone else into a frenzy with?
- Do the rich want it? Or would they prefer to hire cheap labor?
- Do businesses want it? Or would they prefer to hire cheap labor and sell to them?
- Do most citizens want it? Or do they not really care?
Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet
Really. Do these guys know something the rest of us don't?
Monster Hypergiant Star Discovered
If fell into a black hole
Rule 34, remember?
Amazon Offers Cut of Ebook Sales To Book Stores Selling Kindle
especially when once customers discover the ease of buying books online, they might stop being customers.
People will buy and use a Kindle anyway. Why not get a cut?
US Adults Score Poorly On Worldwide Test
You're conflating skills training with education.
They both teach you how to get the most out of a set of tools, but formal education concentrates on the tool that is your brain -- how to think, how to organize information, how to accommodate new ideas and facts. How to use your brain.
JIT training is commonly known as on-the-job-training, and is not a new idea. But it works best when the student is already educated.
US Adults Score Poorly On Worldwide Test
The U.S. has been scoring poorly relative to other countries for decades now, and continues to be the world leader in innovation and productivity
Imagine what we, as a nation, could achieve if we were well educated.
The Ridiculous Tech Fees You're Still Paying
Basically, it's your paycheck given to you on a debit card.
Team Oracle Penalized For America's Cup Rules Violations
Whoosh, you took the meaning backwards, but thanks for reaffirming two stereotypes at once!
Indian Government To Ban Use of US Email Services For Official Communications
It doesn't matter which email service(s) a foreign government uses, or where the mail is stored. What matters is where the email is routed on its way from sender to recipient. There's nothing to stop the NSA from reading the email if the messages or network packets are "accidentally" routed through the US on their way from one foreign address to another. Not even laws protecting citizens, since it's not a citizen's data.
Despite Global Release, Breaking Bad Heavily Pirated
That doesn't prove that copyright is broken, only that the licensing system doesn't work well (or fairly).
Forget Flash: Resistive RAM Crams 1TB Onto Tiny Chip
May I introduce you to the MacBook Wheel
Watch the Crab Nebula Expand Over a 13 Year Period
The video was over a minute, watching two images flip back and forth every couple of seconds with cheesy music in the background.
No voice over, no explanation, no real utility to the video. Showing the two static snapshots in a super-imposable way would have been a cooler use of technology.
Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria That Can Colonize Most Plants Discovered
thousands of years of evolution have taught us not to bury dead people in the garden.
I don't think evolution had anything to do with that, and there's nothing intrinsically wrong with burying people in the garden. Europeans used to surround their churches with graves, with few ill effects to the people attending the church.
We bury or cremate our dead for sanitary reasons, but I think we confine our corpses to cemeteries for cultural reasons.
Toxic Green Algae Takes Over Beaches Off Yellow Sea In China
That particular line read like SimCity 2000's newspaper "articles"
Tesla Faces Tough Regulatory Hurdle From State Dealership Laws
See #1: middlemen don't like being cut out.
New Company Set To Resurrect the Aptera
One thing they both have in common: neither is actually available for sale
9th Grade Science Experiment: Garden Cress Won't Germinate Near Routers
experts have shown interest in reproducing the experiment
Or not reproducing, as the case may be.
Helium Depleted, Herschel Space Telescope Mission Ends
Ion drives aren't very useful for start-stop type operations, they work best as a continuous thrust drive where you don't ever plan on slowing down.
So you accelerate half-way there, turn around, and accelerate in the opposite direction for the remaining half. The engine never needs to shut down and bam! you're parked right where you need to be.
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