Comcast Training Materials Leaked
Cable (or FiOS, if you're "lucky"), dial-up, or massive latency. O boy, what choices!
Microsoft Surface Drowning?
No one wants Windows 8, even on the only device where it might be useful.
Age Discrimination In the Tech Industry
...it's about pay scales - employers figure recent grads will work for less.
Cisco Opposes Net Neutrality
Argument Fail. Traffic of a certain type always has to come from a specific source. Prioritizing video over email helps video companies at everyone else's expense.
Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible
Wrong. If Comcast is prioritizing anyone's streaming whatever ahead of my desire to access something else, whatever it might be, who gave them the right to decide that streaming was more important?
IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt
Mod this up, and answer it.
Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?
Mirrors are cheap and reliable. Cameras aren't. When someone keys/paints over/block your camera, or if it breaks down, then what?
A: Enormous repair bills!
The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly
Pre-cable TV, anyone?
A Corporate War Against a Scientist, and How He Fought Back
My first look at the beta, cause I'm always logged in. It's as horrifying as people are saying. So much air, so little content.
Yep, People Are Still Using '123456' and 'Password' As Passwords In 2014
...let's all post our passwords here and see who has the best one. Go!
US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate
Sotomayer is Catholic, and this suit was brought by Catholic organizations.
Piracy Offers Heavy Metal a New Business Model
I'm willing to bet that a significant portion of long-time Iron Maiden fans find it much easier to buy the album than to figure out how to download a torrent.
Cost of Healthcare.gov: $634 Million — So Far
When comparing the cost of healthcare.gov to IT costs for private enterprises, Facebook is one data point but don't forget all the money spent on startups that failed. We The People have already received infinitely more return on our money than those people did.
In other words, dumb comparison.
Massachusetts Set To Repeal Controversial IT Services Tax
...just about the time they hired an IT Services company to implement the new tax plan in the Mass. Dept. of Revenue computer systems.
Have eBooks Peaked?
The "publishing industry" can't sell books cheaper, but I can. My ebooks are all well under half the cost of the paper editions. Link whoring: http://www.y42k.com
Have eBooks Peaked?
Mod this up! I'm going on a bike trip tomorrow with my e-ink Kindle. I will have more books than I need, little risk of cracking the screen, and no need to carry a charger. All in my small handlebar bag.
How DRM Won
Streaming doesn't replace ownership. Streaming replaces radio.
Facebook Silently Removes Ability To Download Your Posts
Facebook Search has always been a bad joke. The only fix that might work? Let Google run it.
Oh, wait. Google+.
Ask Slashdot: Building a Web App Scalable To Hundreds of Thousand of Users?
"Step 1 is to get a version that works for one user.
Step 2 is to get more than one user."
Step 3: Piss off your early adapters when too many users kill the system.
Plan for success. If you're not expecting to succeed, why bother doing it at all?
British ISP Bombards Users With Deleted Emails
Folks, any poster who talks about "folders" in Gmail is not someone to listen to. Gmail doesn't use folders. Messages are tagged with labels and sorted and viewed using those labels. I was modding posts down, but there are just too many that show no understanding of Gmail, yet pretend to have worthwhile points (shock!).
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