top In IT, Beware of Fad Versus Functional
I'd love to comment but I have to finish up my hadoop task on AWS before the end of this sprint.
top Hollywood's Secret War With Google
and I thought net neutrality was about throttling.... I didn't realize how much money was opposing net neutrality and the actual reasons.
Comcast (Universal) doesn't need SOPA if the can win the net neutrality battle.
top Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC
As much as old people want the country controlled by republicans they also want to be as high as a kite during the erosion of their rights....
about a month and a half ago
top Ebola Nose Spray Vaccine Protects Monkeys
So, for you proponents of the privatization or everything, what do we do in this (hypothetical) scenario?
Deadly virus starts very slowly over years in third world country where there is no money to be made by creating a vaccine. Years later, virus starts spreading through the entire world at an alarming rate, killing all infected within 5 hours of contracting the disease, which spreads as easy as measles, at which point it's too late to develop a vaccine. (My point being, a government funded research lab would have potentially stopped this virus in the early stages)
about a month and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: Event Sign-Up Software Options For a Non-Profit?
How would you convince them to abandon their plan to dive into project management and use an existing solution?
List all the reasons you think it's a bad idea, present it to them, let your opinion and advice be heard. Then tell them you will go with whatever decision they go with, it sounds like they have already made up their mind, if you are getting paid, just do it. (If you're not getting paid or just want to help then mock up an currently existing solution and show it to them as proof of concept.
Hey, people/companies/government's make bad decisions everyday and there is usually someone in the corner (waving their arms or not) who actually has a much better solution, who was unheeded.
top Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads
Let me Google that
Hand me some Kleenex
Clorox will take that out
I need to make a Xerox copy
My show's are TiVoed
Velcro will hold that together
Stuck at my desk on my PC
Walking around with my iPad
top Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far
traveling with a 1G acceleration:
And where is such a craft? Our current fastest space shuttles go ~ 17,500 mph, at that pace, it would take over half a million years... (ref:
How fast does a Shuttle travel
top Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet Into a Robotic Hivemind
Actually, that is a separate project for creating the dumbest, most bigoted robo brain ever
top Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google
'Free' is not a business model." - Aaron Levie (Dropbox)
Yes, something music artists know all to well... It's a bummer when your on the wrong side of supply and demand aint it?!
top Fresh Evidence Supports Higgs Boson Discovery
I'm not commenting on this discovery but here are the other
top stories from that site...
1 Hyena escapes lions by hiding in an elephant
2 Gay bears like blow jobs
3 Indonesia bans video-sharing site Vimeo over 'porn'
4 Top 5 worst mobile phones ever made
5 Fresh evidence supports Higgs boson discovery
top Is Montana the Next Big Data Hub?
I might be movin' to Montana soon
Just to raise me up a crop of Dental Floss
top Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain
skim, reading, brain, wolf, circuit
top Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations
Metallica was originally on the list too but it was discovered that the feds had illegally downloaded their music and well you know the rest,...
top NSA Collects 200 Million Text Messages Per Day
143, 2DAY, 4EAE, ADN, AFAIK, AFK, ATM, B/C,
B4, BFF, BFN, BOL, BRB, BTW, DM, Bieber, DWBH,
F2F, FB, 420, MM, MSM, IRL, Bieber,...
top Intel Dev: GTK's Biggest Problem, and What Qt Does Better
instead of reusing an existing toolkit
GIMP version 0.54 (January 1996)
"It had a dependency on Motif for its GUI toolkit, which made efficient distribution to a lot of users impossible."
A New Toolkit - The 0.60 Series:
Peter got really fed up with Motif. So he decided to write his own. He called them gtk and gdk, for the Gimp Tool Kit, and the Gimp Drawing Kit. Peter tells us now that they never intended for it to become a general purpose toolkit - they just wanted something to use with GIMP, and it "seemed like a good idea at the time". GIMP History
top White House Reportedly Dismissing Key Healthcare.gov Contractor
It seems just about everyone here agrees this is a crappy company.
How come the gov decision makers don't know this? why was accenture chosen?
What company would you all suggest as the right choice? and why can't the community (i.e. "we the people") alert them to this apparent bad decision?
(I know nothing about this company or any good contractor to suggest myself)
top Security Expert: Yahoo's Email Encryption Needs Work
Yahoo's Fight for its Users in Secret Court Earns the Company Special Recognition in Who Has Your Back Survey
Yahoo Surpasses Google in Web Traffic, Somehow
Yahoo Takes Web Traffic Crown From Google — But Is It Winning?
top After 22 Years, Walt Mossberg Writes Final WSJ Column
top Ask Slashdot: Can Digital Music Replace Most Instrumental Musicians?
From the site:
"A word of caution: you are the composer, FractMus will create no masterpiece for you, nor it was designed for that." - @ http://www.gustavodiazjerez.com/?cat=14
top Get Ready For a Streaming Music Die-Off
I'm not disagreeing about the unreasonable behavior of these performance rights organizations
Do you have an alternative business model for financially rewarding music creators?
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