Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?
Yes, instead of looking for a great job, create great jobs for people.
A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting
No, it shouldn't be hard to create some sort of randomizer for browser image generation. It will probably be a browser standard in 5 years, and a plugin within a few months.
Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills
Perhaps using some technology or account type which doesn't quite exist yet.
Poll Shows That 75% Prefer Printed Books To eBooks
Personally I buy from where I choose, but the first thing I do is strip DRM from any purchase I make (music or ebooks) and add the files to my backup systems. I consider it an investment for my future. . .
Solar Powered Plane Completes Cross-Country Flight
Significantly reduced expense might be more accurate.
EPA: No Single Cause For Colony Collapse Disorder
Did anyone else have to read this a few times thinking it said colon collapse disorder?
Unanimous: Provo Utah Council Approves Google Fiber
I used to work at a hosting company and maintain servers for a large adult company, including building reports about their customers... If you think they watch a lot of porn in Utah, you should see how many customers come from the Vatican...
Scientists Create Diesel-Making Bacteria
"certain strains of E. coli bacteria can successfully make diesel"
Something tells me the smell of this diesel won't be any better.
Netflix Wants To Go HTML5, But Not Without DRM
I think the goal of DRM really is just to make copying harder. After all if you can see and hear the video, there will always be a way to capture it.
Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Preserve a "Digital Inheritance"?
It is very easy. Read up on a "dead hand switch"...
The 'Linux Inside' Stigma
Google wants to build their own brand, not someone else's brand. Especially not one that any of their competition could start using as well, and undercut their pricing.
GoPro Issues DMCA Takedown Over Negative Review
Thinking of making a youtube video of smashing my GoPro3. I don't like companies who abuse DMCA law... I guess I have received way too many fake ones over the years.
Massive Email Crash Hits Canadian ISP Shaw
I would say Distributel is less abusive, similar prices, runs over Shaw lines but internet is unlimited - no overage fees. Teksavvy used to be good too, not sure if they still are.
Valve Officially Launches Steam For Linux
I've been looking forward to having a gaming Linux box for a long time, I know there aren't a lot of games but I'll buy pretty much whatever is available.
When Was the Last Time You Used a Landline Phone?
I always prefer to use my landline when at home, better voice quality and cheaper long distance plan. I also like the reliability for emergencies.
You've Got 25 Years Until UNIX Time Overflows
Going to start buying them now.
Brazil and Peru Dispute .Amazon TLD
Safari does this now too, it is now the rule rather than the exception...
Ask Slashdot: How To Make a DVD-Rental Store More Relevant?
If it is a good retail location, look at storing the DVDs in a more efficient manner to make room for other products to sell. I would look at what is missing in the area of the store and see if you could offer that as well. Maybe serve good espresso, and make room for a few tables if it is allowed by zoning laws.
Australia's Biggest Telco Sold Routers With Hardcoded Passwords
This is why I always change my password to "secret" right away.
Canadian Teenager Arrested For Photographing Mall Takedown
a) hire the right lawyer
b) enjoy your new mall
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