Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?
Honestly, for me, I loved Pascal, HyperCard and Maxromedia Director. That interest led me to Objective C, then Java, then back to Objective C AND Java. But programming (and now architecting software and services) may not be your interest. But if so, you can learn many ways without univeristy. Save that for the really interesting stuff.
Dogs Love Robots, Prefer Humans
Yes - read more details about dogs vs robots here http://terminator.wikia.com/wiki/Dog
This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For
I, for one, applaud a little light-heared humor from the Machine that is the Government.
Wi-Fi Shown To Interfere With Aircraft Systems
It is common that anything in the states with FCC transmit/receive approval should not interfere with other devices; perhaps Boeing needs to shield their equipment better?
Chinese Stealth Fighter Jet May Use US Technology
The Chinese may have stolen stealth technology from the downed F117, re-purposed Russian designs (which lag even the 1950s stuff of the SR71), but they are running down the wrong path. Forget Z-day, the Terminator scenario is looming...
Relaunched Recovery.gov Fails Accessibility Standards
Our company developer the Trouble Asset Relief Program's site, at http://www.financialstability.gov/
I am happy to report, MOSTLY compliant with Section 508.
And it has cool stuff, too.
Google Bans Tethering App From Android Market
With capitalism, a company makes something, offers it to the market at a price, and people decide to buy or not to buy. Case in point, iPhone. Development for Apple is notoriously painful (not writing the code - Cocoa, iPhone SDK, WebObjects makes that easy). But that's because they are letting outsiders into the guts of their product. They want (need/have to have) ultimate say over their product, to leverage their investment and ensure what is available in the marketplace is indeed what they intend.
Quit whining. If you don't like what the company (Google, Apple, Microsoft, etc.) offers, buy a competitor's product, or, better yet, make your own that is superior (the American way -- and open source is one means to that end).
Collective Intelligence in Action
awesome detective work. good job
Balancing Performance and Convention
With over ten years under its belt, WebObjects has proven very beneficial to our company. Of course, Java developers are sometimes hard to find, and the learning curve for WebObjects can be steep, but the community is tight-knit, and the Wonder (open source) frameworks have addressed that persnickety 5% you describe...
After all, iTunes, UPS and other enterprise solutions show that a core set of frameworks, scalable architecture, and talented developers can yield a business model that works.
How To Cut In Line and Not Get Caught
Actually, in some cases, *letting people cut* is beneficial...
On freeways, the people who are 'self serving' by waiting until the lane disappears before merging actual improve the flow of traffic for everyone.
Line cutters rejoice.