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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

slapout Wanted (325 comments)

Wanted: People who are smart enough to work in tech, but dumb enough to live in an unsafe place.

yesterday
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Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

slapout Re:Just one more reason (252 comments)

But giving power to the government is a bad thing.

yesterday
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Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Released

slapout Re:Code names (172 comments)

You mean like "You should download and installed 'Trusty Tahr' then you can use 'Gnome' to run 'GIMP'"?

2 days ago
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Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

slapout Re:What now? 1 billion! (275 comments)

I once heard that the most used database in the world is Microsoft Excel.

2 days ago
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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

slapout Re:Its all about the apps (266 comments)

"That was the mistake Microsoft made."

I agree. They tried to put Windows on tablets several times but they were trying to put an interface designed for a mouse on a form factor where it didn't work well.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?

slapout Magazines (282 comments)

For .Net developers:

Code Magazine
MSDN Magazine
DNC Magazine(Not a print magazine, but it is a PDF that you can print out.)

General Computing:

CPU Magazine (not as good as it used to be, but still not bad)
Maximum PC

My local bookstore carries quite a few Linux magazines imported from Great Britain.

3 days ago
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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

slapout Its all about the apps (266 comments)

The reason that the iPad succeed was because they already had plenty of apps (from the iPhone) available for it when it launched.

3 days ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

slapout What the tax form should look like (416 comments)

2015 Tax Form

Line 1 Enter the amount of money you grossed last year....____
Line 2 Divide the amount in line 1 by 10 and write it here... ____

Send in the amount written in line 2

4 days ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

slapout Not too far off (275 comments)

The keyboard might be a little off, but the floppy disk could easily be a micro SD card.

4 days ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

slapout H&R Block and Turbo Tax (385 comments)

I mostly use H&R Block. Usually cost between $100-$200 but they do it quicker than I could and (I hope) are less likely to make mistakes.

This year, however, we went with Turbo Tax Online because that's what my wife wanted to do.

4 days ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

slapout What? (341 comments)

Didn't any of you people watch "The Time Machine"?!

5 days ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

slapout One too many? (270 comments)

I would have thought they'd want a kernel optimized for small devices driving the phones and a different one for desktops. Maybe have them implement the same API. But isn't the kernel something you'd want optimized for the device family?

about a week ago
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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

slapout Happy Birthday Basic (146 comments)

10 ? "HAPPY BIRTHDAY BASIC!"
20 GOTO 10
30 REM This comment so the Slashdot filter won't complain about the all caps code yelling

about two weeks ago
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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

slapout Re:We've come a long way (146 comments)

If you want verbose, look at Java or even worse, COBOL.

about two weeks ago
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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

slapout Re:We've come a long way (146 comments)

You see it used a lot for objects and an instance of the object. For example, in C# you might have a class named Person and create an instance of it like this:

Person person = new Person();

about two weeks ago
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Data Storage Pioneer Wins Millennium Technology Prize

slapout Millennium? (40 comments)

Millennium award? That sounds either 13 years late or way, way too early.

about two weeks ago
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Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

slapout Atari Explorer (146 comments)

Yes, I have a few Creative Computings around. But I got my start after reading an article in Atari Explorer magazine about BASIC. I cut my teeth on the horrible Basic that was Atari ST Basic. But then I moved to the awesome GFA Basic. From there to C and various other languages. Remember the "B" in Basic stands for Beginner. It's a good language to teach the fundamentals -- variables, looping, etc.

about two weeks ago

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Blender 2.5 with revamped GUI enters beta testing

slapout slapout writes  |  more than 3 years ago

slapout (93640) writes "The main complaint about the open source 3d modeling program Blender has been it's hard to use interface. The next version, 2.5, will feature a totally revamped GUI designed to make the program easier to use. While the latest stable version is 2.49, developers have upgraded the latest 2.5 alpha release to beta status. The 2.5 beta can be downloaded at the Blender website."
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Weird Al's "What I Learned" releasing on i

slapout slapout writes  |  more than 5 years ago

slapout (93640) writes "Weird Al has a new blog post about his experience of releasing a new song via iTunes. "Overall, I'd have to say that the digital experiment was a success. It was very gratifying for me to be able to put a parody out while the original song was still at its commercial peak". But referring to the fact that iTunes ended up posting the song a day late: "I probably won't be as inclined to announce new singles in advance, though. I've learned from hard experience that iTunes is not able to guarantee a time — or, apparently, even a day — that a song will go live on-line.""
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