top Ask Slashdot: Good Technology Conferences To Attend?
It's fun and can be informative if you know what you're looking for. Try to stay late and leave a few days after interactive is over so you can experience part of the music festival. The whole deal can be overwhelming however.
top Getting Back To Coding
FTFA "The reason that so many tools have become unwieldy is that they chase after certain values that add complexity but not usefulness to SMB-sized projects"
If the author of the article would just choose his tools more carefully he could have saved himself these weird rants about things that he brings on himself. It's like a bike rider lamenting how uncomfortable his racing bike seat is when he's riding it around the block.
top Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return
I had to get a Windows 8 laptop, Surface 2, and Windows phone for work to test an application we're working on. I use OSX and Android day-to-day so from all the stories I expected to have an awful time trying to navigate through windows to even get to the application to start my testing/dev work but I don't see what the big deal is. The interface was intuitive enough for me
...maybe i didn't try to do enough, I just looked at the screen for the app, then click/touch it. :shrug:
about a month and a half ago
top Is Montana the Next Big Data Hub?
if i had mod-points i'd give them to you. I wish more people realized that you don't have to be terrified of a gun. I live in Texas and no one seems to care about guns, not here in Dallas, not in Austin, not out West or anywhere. It's just not that big of a deal. Folks you don't have to live in fear, it must be exhausting to have to constantly worry about whether or not everyone you see owns a rifle.
top Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown
please don't move here, i hear SanFran is nice.
top Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor
I loved that show.
Those who can't "do" teach, and those who can't teach, teach at Flatpoint High.
top Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions
I read every word, I don't think i've ever done that with a slashdot interview before. The answer/explanation to the first question is just unreal. I can't tell if he's crazy or legit, that's been Mcafee's story from day one haha. Shine on you crazy diamond.
top Your Car Will Tell You How To Hit the Next Green Light
Seems like a Google Glass app could identify traffic lights and changes in their status way down the road while you're paying attention to the car in front of you. Then maybe project a little count down for when the app thinks the next light should turn green/red based on the one prior and the next one. Maybe you could give it feed back like "countdown off by +3 seconds" then the app could log that info along with GPS coords and heading for the next time you're encounter the light.
top Your Car Will Tell You How To Hit the Next Green Light
Round-abouts waste a lot of space. You have that center island that can't be used for anything, while an intersection produces 4 pieces of usable real-estate on the corners with no wasted space in the middle. Also, in an intersection the roads are perpendicular to each other setting up facilitating/enforcing a grid layout for city streets/blocks. All things considered, intersections are more efficient than round-abouts IMO
top The Inside Story of Gmail On Its Tenth Anniversary
Wasn't Gmail the first to introduce the conversational layout? I remember the first time I saw it I was blown away over how simple the idea was yet how much impact it made on UX. Also, IIRC Gmail was the first to get Ajax right in a mail client, I remember being impressed when they embedded a GTalk client right there in mail. Then I think Google Calendar followed then docs with App Engine in there somewhere too. No matter your feelings on Google the company the software that sprang from Gmail is amazing.
top Teaching Calculus To 5-Year-Olds
In my experience, with young children your best chance at teaching them these things is to relate it to their current interest. My 4 year old is really into maps right now, he draws me one every day at his preschool. I've been showing him different maps and trying to relate the concept of directions etc. With his interest in drawing hopefully I can work in the alphabet at some point too. It's a tricky task to put things in terms a 4 year old mind and attention span can digest without overwhelming them.
top Yes, You Too Can Be an Evil Network Overlord With OpenBSD
just wait until they discover ( re-discover ) SNMP and all the hooks in there. Reminds me of the time our local news discovered, with horror, IRC.
top Ask Slashdot: Should I Get Google Glass?
I would add that developers who are interested in writing against Google Glass may consider the $1,500 price tag an investment in getting a lead on development.
top Can Reactive Programming Handle Complexity?
I'm a fan of reactive programming, it's pretty neat. However, the article cherry picked the scenario that perfectly fits reactive programming. Furthermore, calculating a couple formulas is hardly complex, show me geographically distributed caches kept in sync with a few lines of code and I would be more impressed.
top Strange 'S'-shaped radar phenomenon appears off Australian Coast
maybe the developer should fix it on their own time.
top Target Credit Card Data Was Sent To a Server In Russia
Unless I'm reading it wrong you're basically disabling webservices like making a SOAP call to a third party on behalf of the connecting user-agent. That's a non-starter for just about all companies that have at least one business partner.
top The First Prescription-Only App
if it can be prescribed then it can be medically necessary then it can billed to insurance/medicare/medicaid. this is a goldmine.
top Do Non-Technical Managers Add Value?
I made the jump from developer to team lead and now on to management. Good management is very very hard, keeping people on task, motivated, and managing burn out is really more of an art than science and I'm not even including dealing with different personality strengths/weaknesses and the various combinations thereof.
If you have a good manager or even just a not-bad manager let them know. It's a difficult position to do well and lots of folks who you respect see you as worthless.
top Five Alternatives To Snapchat
So does your phone steadily run out of RAM as the chips are incinerated?
...I didn't know the batteries were that powerful either, I'm so far behind the times.
top Reuters: RSA Weakened Encryption For $10M From NSA
How many more companies have these contracts?
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