Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s
I'm amazed that so many have kept the same address that relatives would be receiving the mail.
Should We Eat Invasive Species?
They tried this a couple of decades ago in South Louisiana with the nutria. It turns out people weren't waiting in line to eat real life ROUSes. (Rodents Of Unusual Size)
Now the state offers a $5 bounty per nutria tail turned in.
Ask Slashdot: Minimum Programming Competence In Order To Get a Job?
How many programmers need to write a compiler?
I would bet that the large majority of programmers out there are doing data manipulation and fairly simple GUIs, be they web based or some other toolkit.
iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling
Larger pocket assistants that just so happen to have cell phone capabilities.
How I Compiled TrueCrypt For Windows and Matched the Official Binaries
And why should we trust you, Mr. NSA Plant? ;)
New Unix Implementation Turns 30
Never hurd of it.
What Marketers Think They Know About You and What They Really Do
And in order to see the data they have about me, I have to give them my name, home address, last four digits of my SSN? Seriously? They're going to make a fortune off of this!
Tiny $45 Cubic Mini-PC Supports Android and Linux
This used to make sense but the logic doesn't hold up these days. Not only do consumer targeted routers pretty much just work these days, they use less electricity.
Introducing the NSA-Proof Crypto-Font
His name is ''Sang'' ? Past tense ?
Ask Slashdot: Getting Exchange and SQL Experience?
Another hint... Even if you don't have a lot of experience, don't pad your resume. Don't say you are proficient in Microsoft Word unless you are applying for some kind of clerical job. And if you put something on your resume you better be able to back it up. It will be easy to tell when the interview happens. Even if you're good in all other aspects if you put down you know something and I find out your only experience is reading an article on it, you're out. I can't trust you.
Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?
Wait until something happens to the grid and tell me how much my collection of printed magazines I got off of eBay is going to be worth.
Is Humanity Still Evolving?
If evolution had its way I would have been dead a long time ago. Fortunately for me I have great corrective lenses so I can see the lions trying to kill me.
Take that, evolution! I may even procreate!
VMware Confirms Source Code Leak
So sharing source code proves this how? Couldn't they just include the spying mechanism before they create the binary that actually ships?
Wikipedia Didn't Kill Brittanica — Encarta Did
This article is very true. At the time Encarta came out I was working for a company that sold PCs. We were located in an area where there were many affluent African American families. Not being raciest by any means, but typically all we had to do was bring up the article on Martin Luther King and start the "dream" speech video and they just had to have that for their kids. Encarta sold the computer.
In Theory And Practice, Why Internet-Based Voting Is a Bad Idea
Privacy is a huge issue here. Now if you have to go to a voting booth to vote your overbearing SO can't coerce you to vote one way or another. You have plausible deniability. That's kind of hard to do when they're standing behind you watching you vote from the family PC.
Ready For Your Payroll Software Update?
In my example, all tax is calculated in the BSI software. It talks directly to the ERP. There are a handful of tax software companies like this. Very few HR/Payroll systems actually calculate their own taxes. Too much to keep up with, especially if you had to keep up with all of the crazy county/parish/municipality taxes for all potential places where any of your employees live.
Ready For Your Payroll Software Update?
This is exactly it. And almost every shop that processes payroll subscribes to a service that updates the tax tables for you as the laws change. www.bsi.com is one.
I'm sure they have the tax tables written up either way the vote goes so they can get it out the door.
Full Disk Encryption Hard For Law Enforcement To Crack
So how are we to know that this isn't anti-FUD?
"Yes, Citizen, your full disk encryption is just too much for us to crack. I guess you're in the clear."
Demystifying UEFI, the Overdue BIOS Replacement
Could Assortative Mating Explain Autism?
Thanks, Mom and Dad.
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