top Leak: Almost a Third of Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatches Are Being Returned
One out of three people decided they looked like a dork with that awful thing on their wrist.
top Ask Slashdot: Asynchronous RAID-1 Free Software Backup For Laptops?
The OP doesn't mention which OS he's on - the tools he mentions both run across multiple OS's. Would be helpful to know. I know as a group we probably assume some form of Linux but.....
I use MS Home Server at the house to back up my family's multiple Windows machines. Runs on crappy hardware, does incrementals on a schedule, allows file level or bare metal restore, keeps daily/weekly/fulls as long as I ask it to. I know we aren't a Windows friendly crowd but this product does exactly what it promises and does it pretty well.
top Compared to my 1st computer's memory ...
With the 32K language card for a total of 48K
Today 16 gigs
about a year and a half ago
top Surveillance Cameras Used To Study Customer Behavior
This submission reads more like a PR guy shilling his stuff than news for nerds. There are a bunch of companies that have had this capability for some time, from very large networking and video folks down to startups. Not sure this is noteworthy.
top Lessons Learned From Skype’s Outage
Not sure why you didn't link to the actual article on Skype
Instead of the blogspam site.
top Texas Schools Board Rewriting US History
Living in Texas I can ASSURE you that with this group, given the choice between religion and science, science loses.
top Federal Judge Orders Schools To Stop Laptop Spying
FWIW Computrace is Absolute Software.
top What the DHS Knows About You
A better question might be 'How does ANYTHING that DHS does curb terrorism?'
top What Questions Should a Prospective Employee Ask?
I know most of the readership here are coders and the like, and so a lot of the questions are from that perspective, but since so many of us interview with pre-IPO or venture capital funded companies its important to find out if the company is doing well or has a future, especially if you are looking at stock options as part of your compensation (or as a lottery ticket...)
I found this blog entry useful.-
You may not want to go into this level of detail but it gives you a sense of the kinds of questions that are fair game. These may not be first interview questions (as commented elsewhere first interviews are just to make the short list), however its reasonable for you to inquire about a private company's finances if you are throwing your lot in with them.
top Best Home Backup Strategy Now?
RAID is an availability play. Backups of data that you consider at all valuable (family photos, financial records, etc) should be on write once data or offline. Many of the posts here refer to issues around physical drive failure, but its important to consider data corruption (intentional or unintentional)
All of these data replication suggestions are, like RAID, availability plays. You need to have static point in time snaps or copies; or deltas from which you can recreate points in time; to be able to recover from a data disaster. Its great that you are using rsync to replicate your kids first birthday photos to a box somewhere else, but if that folder gets corrupted you are now replicating that corruption. You are now the proud owner of two sets of useless data and the endless crying from the spouse that inevitably accompanies such.
top Dutch City Fears Loss of Pornography Archive
Taking a page from the major IT thought leaders I have moved my porn to the cloud - all of it is on BitTorrent.
top Hacked Business Owner Stuck With $52k Phone Bill
The Carpenter's house is the one with the really skinny dead chick in it.
top FEMA Phones Hacked, Calls Made To Mideast and Asia
In an age of IP Telephony it seems kind of silly and ends up just being vandalism