First Automatic Identification of Flying Insects Allows Hi-Tech Bug Zapping
HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"
Ya, just write these 20 lines of code to do what one line does with jQuery. I think the point of the site is that you can easily write your own wrappers for IE9+. Then again, since jQuery 2.x doesn't support IE below version 9, presumably 2.x is such a wrapper (2.x has a notably smaller file size than 1.x). It just wraps everything you could possibly need. If you only need fade in/out, perhaps you should just write your own wrapper.
Old-school Wi-Fi Is Slowing Down Networks, Cisco Says
Excepting noise, is there a reason you can't implement 802.11 and a new protocol at the same time? Similar to the 2.4 and 5Ghz dual band devices?
Google Removes "Search Nearby" Function From Updated Google Maps
The same reason the little yellow street view guy wasn't in the new version either (he is now). They are releasing a rolling beta and using you to test their products.
Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Misdirected Email?
Well, I have a solution to your "email has already been registered" issue. Gmail will treat email@example.com as the same address as firstname.lastname@example.org, both will go into the email@example.com account. Give the site an email address with a plus sign postfix like that and it should detect it as a new unique address. Some sites don't allow the plus symbol in email addresses (even though it's a valid character), so mileage may vary.
Intel Challenges Manufacturers To Avoid "Conflict Metals"
Intel recently stopped making motherboards
Hearing Shows How 'Military-Style' Raid On Calif. Power Station Spooks U.S.
Terrorists should just pray for snow, that seems to take out the power to enough people every season. It's completely ridiculous for so many thousands of people to be losing power in 2013 due to weather that's predicted to happen several times each year.
Google Testing Smart Appliance, Would Compete With Nest Thermostat
I'm not buying a Nest, so please don't make that the quality target.
With the Nest, the thermostat sends data to their servers and your browser/phone app communicates to their server. What if they decide to close shop next year? Definitely no web access anymore. What else on the thermostat will stop working without a server to phone home to? Not to mention, if you want to find your foil hat, why do they need to know when I'm home or not?
Why can't we just have UPnP and connect directly to the thermostat? You might say that's too complicated for the average person, but that's the point of service people, to fix things you can't or don't want to fix yourself. Why do I have to give up so much because Uncle Joe still uses AOL?
Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?
Probably a only suitable for a pure Linux solution, but I have this setup using a raspberry pie, a usb harddrive (that has it's own AC adaptor), and rsnapshot. I mount a scp share that uses a truecrypt file volume. This way I get point in time snap shots, using all free software, and the remote computer doesn't need to know the encryption keys.
How To FIx Healthcare.gov: Go Open-Source!
Curiosity Confirms Origins of Martian Meteorites
Martian meteorites come from mars
Ask Slashdot: Why Isn't There More Public Outrage About NSA Revelations?
I have TV and Video games that need watching/playing. Stop bumming me out.
At Current Rates, Tesla Could Soon Suck Up Worldwide Supply of Li-Ion Cells
The Great Horse-Manure Crisis of 1894. Writing in the Times of London in 1894, one writer estimated that in 50 years every street in London would be buried under nine feet of manure.
US, Germany To Enter No-Spying Agreement
Promise. *wink* *wink* ;)
College Students Hijack $80 Million Yacht With GPS Signal Spoofing
I think we're going to be okay because this is illegal. It doesn't matter that it was done far away from Texas, US laws apply everywhere.
Most Americans Think Courts Are Failing To Limit Government Surveillance
I've spoken to about 10 people about all the recent NSA stuff. Most hadn't heard of the NSA "issues" and none of them cared that the NSA was collecting information on everyone. A few didn't care if NSA flat out recorded all conversations. Who did they poll?
Chinese Firm Huawei In Control of UK Net Filters
Cameron is just trying to motivate the young to learn technology. Tell a 12 year old boy his reward is porn and he'll learn how to bypass those filters in no time flat.
I've always thought about doing something similar with my own kid. Steadily increase the completeness of the filters until he has taught himself how to get around all of them. As of now, he's more interested in Elmo.
Stage 1 - Proxy Settings
Stage 2 - DNS filters
Stage 3 - Net Nanny
Stage 4 - Deep packet at the router level
Stage 5 - ?
MySQL Man Pages Silently Relicensed Away From GPL
LPGL, lessor GPL, is offered. Perhaps a GGPL, greater GPL, should also be written up as a guarantee that it will never be closed.
MySQL Man Pages Silently Relicensed Away From GPL
Nope, a few projects have done this. I can think of ExtJS, Boxee, pChart, and I'm sure tons more.
Apparently, assuming you were the original author of the software, you can switch to any license you want. You just can't retroactively apply it to version past. IMHO, it does seem like stealing from the people that gave their time for free to contribute to the software.
What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?
Windows still just works. I've tried really hard to make the switch and can't.
Steam (or video card drivers?) still isn't good enough to get me to make the switch. I have a pretty recent AMD card that gets around 300fps on Windows with the recommended settings. The radeon xorg driver gets 30-40fps with terrible jitter and fglrx has too many bugs in general to make much use of. I've done a lot of searching and tried many things, nothing helped much.
I have wireless usb headphones and, for some reason, they really only work well in Ubuntu with Unity. As much as I hate Unity (it's un-user friendly, buggy mess), it's the only DE that allows me to easily select that output and has support for the volume wheel on the headset. I've tried several of the popular distros and DEs. As an example, the volume wheel works in Mageia, but it kicks me out of full screen mode. I can't even select the headset output through other DE's like Cinnamon or MATE.
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