Ask Slashdot: Old Technology Coexisting With New?
I've been using the same mousepad from Data 2000 in Ocala FL, since late 1992.
Attachmate Fires Mono Developers
At first I thought.... who wants to write .net apps on unix? Until I was forced to write a program that talked SOAP to a vendor's server running .NET web services.
I whipped one up in visual studio (and im a unix admin with 15+ years experience) compiled it in windows, and then copied the .exe file to a linux and solaris box where it ran with no issues whatsoever
The same thing in perl using SOAP::Lite took weeks to get right and even then was still a mess.
Mono's definitely a useful part of the unix world.
Google Tweaks Algorithm; EHow Traffic Plummets
Could be worse... Ehow does have some reasonably good content.... while Yahoo Answers is filled with entirely useless results, many of which are completely incorrect "answers" to the question being posed!
Apple Pays Couple $1.7m For 1 Acre Plot
50 x 150ft is a common city-sized lot. That's a little more than 1/6 acre.
Also, I verified with google... an acre is 43560sq ft, which is 66x660.... your claim of 220x220ft was incorrect.
Most Readers Don't Like Customized News
I'd be pleased just to get rid of all the anonymous commenting on most news sites. The level of nastiness leveled by pretty much anyone commenting on sites like Yahoo News is just mindblowing. Anonymous web commenting has gotten so out of hand, someone even made a firefox plugin to filter it!
AMD Publishes Open-Source "ATI Evergreen" Driver
A 16550 doesn't really count as a graphics card anymore...
That was the funniest comment in this entire thread. But it flew right over most of these lil whippersnappers heads.
Your Opinion Counts At CNN — But Should It?
I've been using my.yahoo.com since 1997, the most configurable IMO.
Attack of the PowerPoint-Wielding Professors
You probably got marked off for calling it C+ instead of C++.
Verizon Droid Tethering Comes At a Hefty Price
It says nothing about unlimited data or tethering in that link or the AUP document I read that was linked from the page you linked to.
Near as I can tell, your 5GB plan gets you 5GB. If you are a Verizon customer you can log onto their website at any time and check your data usage, or if your phone supports the "My Verizon" app like mine does, you can use it for checking.
I used less than 100MB last month with web browsing, app downloads, using google maps with gps, and some light youtube video watching. Unless you are downloading large files you shouldnt need to worry about a 5GB cap.
ARM Attacks Intel's Netbook Stranglehold
I don't agree. I mean what was IE's market share before Mozilla/Firefox started to gain share? What was IBM's share in the PC market at one time?
Is City-Wide Wi-Fi a Dead Idea?
They have been FLOODING atlanta with advertisments, and I hear several people say they are getting it, but heard little about actual service performance.
Still, $50 for unlimited wireless internet with speeds approximate to what you'd get off bellsloth's DSL (3 megabit?) isn't a bad deal, if indeed you use it on the go around town. I've heard at least 2-3 non-authoritative sources say Clear plans to actually DROP the price once they get a critical mass of subscribers. If that were to actually happen, I'd be shocked, but it would definitely jumpstart the use of their service.
Personally, for me, I'll keep comcast. Guess I'm old school like that. I can tether my blackberry if I need emergency internet away from home and im not in a wifi hotspot.
Oracle Buys Sun
Because Solaris x86 is such a tiny portion of the installed Solaris systems out there.
Open WAP = Probable Cause?
By the 6th amendment, if we are accuused of a felony (such as robbing liquor store or the charges brought up in TFA) we have a right to a trial by a jury of our peers.
That includes you assuming you are an American.