North Korea: Male University Students Required To Get Kim Jong-un Haircuts
I can believe they have universities, the buildings at least, but I'm a little suspicious about the whole "student" thing.
Jimmy Carter: Snowden Disclosures Are 'Good For Americans To Know'
I always wondered why that mission failed so badly and then I read up on our special forces. They had only been formed fairly recently before that mission (a few years?) and that mission was one of the first. I was surprised, I had assumed we had those types of special forces groups in the military for a long time.
WhatsApp Founder Used Unchangable Airline Ticket To Pressure Facebook
or my 16oz latte is going to get cold and I will need to buy another one.
The Neuroscience of Computer Programming
For me, coding/design/problem solving seems to be mostly 3d abstract visual with objects being represented by some abstract entity and interactions that I can "see" (in quotes because I'm not sure that's what's really going on) and manipulate.
Reading or writing code is a translation to/from the imagery which is the real "code". The imagery is the abstract representation of the solution and where the problem solving happens.
Facebook To Buy WhatsApp
The new and exciting "Smoke Signal" app. 1 puff signals "danger", 2 puffs for the "all clear" and of course 3 puffs for "party at my place".
Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards
US has traditionally had a much lower fraud rate than the UK so there was no motivation.
The UK fraud rate was much higher but chip and pin has helped bring it down to match US levels (in 2010 US cc fraud rate=.085, UK=.070, first time UK was lower)
Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
The only thing missing are Live Tiles
California Students, Parents Sue Over Teacher Firing, Tenure Rules
My experiences: each of my 3 kids encountered two completely ineffective/incompetent teachers in junior high and zero in elementary and high school (although we were aware of 1 in elementary that we fortunately did not have to deal with).
It wasn't that many but the level of incompetence was astounding and nothing could be done.
Michaels Stores Investigating Possible Data Breach
The data was stolen from the POS device's ram during the brief amount of time it was there. Would Chip and Pin prevent using any of that data later on? Seems like the pin would have to be in mem at some point also, but I don't really know.
Amazon Workers Strike In Germany As Christmas Orders Peak
Ya, it's pretty weird. In our DC we have people running around doing this work and some of the orders are mail order/ecom and some are wholesale and some are for our retail stores...but they have no freaking idea which is which, they are performing the exact same tasks, filling a tote full of goods from the pick bin and placing the tote onto the conveyor.
Amazon Workers Strike In Germany As Christmas Orders Peak
They've already done the calcs (so has everyone managing a dc), human labor is expensive and so there is a lot of money available to pay for automation.
For an average sized DC of about 250,000 sq ft and using 1,000 robots to replace 100 to 200 pickers/putaway people (still need packers and others), it would pay for itself after a few years.
Nokia Still Experimenting With Android Smartphone
Nokia retained rights to their brand and logo, only restricted from using logo for 2 years (until 2015). Nokia could introduce an android phone in the near future if they want to.
Bitcoin Thefts Surge, DDoS Hackers Take Millions
in the couch
Oracle Kills Commercial Support For GlassFish: Was It Inevitable?
I'm confused by your comment. Why wouldn't Oracle or any company do whatever they want with a company they just purchased?
Jeffrey Zients Appointed To Fix Healthcare.gov
Why anyone would believe that number from the NY Times is beyond me.
If you have any experience with even medium sized software projects, you will realize it's a typo. They started coding this spring, of 2013, I doubt they even have 5 million lines. Maybe 500,000.
How To FIx Healthcare.gov: Go Open-Source!
That site isn't that complicated and there's nothing new and innovative on it. If they brought in the right people and busted ass for a few weeks they could have an open source alternative built and tested.
Oh, ok, a few weeks? My largest project was orders of magnitude smaller than this project and you couldn't even complete testing in a "few weeks". I don't think you have any clue the complexity of this project or time required for large/complex projects.
New Standard For Website Authentication Proposed: SQRL (Secure QR Login)
Yes, people sometimes mispronounced it, but that is due to ignorance
Actually, the ignorance is people that aren't aware that it was originally called SEQUEL and then renamed to SQL. There have been various products over the years on various platforms with the SEQUEL name (80's and early 90's). The pronunciation has been both ways, although as time goes on there are many people like yourself that just aren't aware of the history and other pronunciation and so it continues to fade.
IsoHunt Settles With MPAA, Will Shut Down And Pay Up to $110 Million
Ownership of "regular property" is just as pretend as anything else. It's based on laws we created with the protection of our legal/justice system. Without that anyone could take your home that wants to and has the physical power to do it.
Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
I like the new design more...than AOL...but just barely
Somebody Stole 7 Milliseconds From the Federal Reserve
What if there was a guy named Beeks that had the report in his briefcase and traveled to the exchange in advance of the public announcement, and there were 2 men and a woman that intercepted the report and used it to their advantage while swapping it with a fake report which was given to the original people?
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