It's stable and ready for every day use, as long as you don't need page breaks. I have a 3 page odt containing page breaks and WebODF just throws all of the text and images at the bottom of the first page.
How is this ready for every day use without supporting something as basic as page breaks? Page breaks go back to Word 1.beforeiwasborn
top Exploiting Wildcards On Linux/Unix
I understand why this works and I understand the need to sanitize user input, but this is dumb. Even if there are workarounds. It's obvious what the intent of "tar cf archive.tar *" is suppose to be, it shouldn't be treating file names as additional arguments. Anyone actively using this "feature" for anything legitimate is dumb too.
This seems very similar to the whole "we need some other language than C" argument. Sure, you *can* make secure code with zero overflow vulnerabilities, but damn near all software has them. You can only blame the user/coder for so long for doing something "wrong", but when 90%+ people are doing it "wrong" then you probably need to change how the thing works.
top Computational Thinking: AP Computer Science Vs AP Statistics?
Universities feel the need to teach you much more than is required for your field (to be well rounded). I suppose I was saying many more classes depended on calc than stat, so calc in highschool would have helped more.
Several discrete math classes came in college and I do find parts of those useful, but I'm not sure they have a place at the high school level. Perhaps a class where you had to build/design turing machines would be interesting enough to be useful.
top Computational Thinking: AP Computer Science Vs AP Statistics?
I'm a CS grad and I took AP Stat and AP CS in high school, and I'm currently working as a programmer. In relation to programming, stat is very nearly worthless. There are certainly things I learned in stat that I use every so often, but nothing in relation to a programming task. In my high school, I had to choose between AP stat and calc and calc would have helped a lot more in college. Granted, for my line of programming, calc doesn't help either, but it would have helped more in obtaining the degree.
top Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?
Just more propaganda and doubt to bring into the mix
about a month and a half ago
top Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets
This is creating a market for even tinier violins. I can't seem to find one small enough.
top US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe
I bought my house and went crazy upside down on it. I'm in the better part of nation for climate predictions. Looks like my property value is set to skyrocket once everyone else runs out of water/food.
top How Much Data Plan Bandwidth Is Wasted By DRM?
Wouldn't it cost Hulu/Netflix more bandwidth to allow this (and therefore more money in infrastructure)? Many users are going to download movies and never watch them, causing them lost bandwidth and possibly lost ad revenue. With a streaming model if you decide you don't like the movie, you just stop streaming. If you had downloaded the movie, the bandwidth required to give you that part of the movie you didn't watch is "wasted".
top First Automatic Identification of Flying Insects Allows Hi-Tech Bug Zapping
top 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.
top 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?
top 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.
top 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.
top Intel Challenges Manufacturers To Avoid "Conflict Metals"
Intel recently stopped making motherboards
top 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.
top 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?
top 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.
top How To FIx Healthcare.gov: Go Open-Source!
top Curiosity Confirms Origins of Martian Meteorites
Martian meteorites come from mars
top 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.
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