Jon 'Maddog' Hall On Project Cauã: a Server In Every Highrise
Unless they are in a city with no chance of flooding, either natural or from infrastructure failure, a basement is dumb place to put that equipment.
Last I heard, Brazil was mostly wet and the infrastructure reliability left something to be desired.
The folly of thin servers has already been mentioned by others.
AT&T Rolls Out iPhone Wireless Emergency Alerts
Once ATT gets the system worked out, they can use it to push ads to your phone
India To Send World's Last Telegram
NSA WhistleBlower Outs Himself
Right, instead of just disappearing after being tortured, now he will just die in some random traffic accident. Not a pleasant ending, but not the worst either.
Defense Distributed Has 3D-Printed an Entire Gun
But I think, like the actual Liberator, I'd trust this all-plastic gun about as far as I can throw it.
Considering that it's light weight and could be thrown a considerable distance, you would trust it a lot more than I would.
Spain's Extremadura Starts Move To GNU/Linux, Open Source
Users may fork code, but the vast majority can't and don't have an interest in learning how.
Iranians, Russians, and Chinese Hackers Are After You, Says Lawmaker
As a USian, I'm more concerned about US corporations and US government agencies being after me, they are the ones that can do and are most likely to do me some harm. And, I'm not even concerned enough about them to wear a tinfoil hat.
Samoa Air Rolling Out "Pay As You Weigh" Fares
That would only be fair if the majority of the fuel burned by the aircraft wasn't burned to overcome the aircraft's air resistance and weight.
As an example, in rough numbers a 737 weighs about 75,000 lbs without passengers or fuel and carries about 130 passengers. That is 576 lbs of aircraft per passenger. Add in maintenance and other operating costs that would still be there is they were flying with no passengers and it becomes obvious that passenger weight is a relatively small percentage of their operating cost.
And, there are also costs due to carrying passengers that have nothing to do with weight. Even if a planeload of passengers weighed 0 lbs, it would still take labor hours, passenger terminal expenses etc to process the weightless passengers onto an off the aircraft.
$35 Indian Tablet Has Until March 31st To Ship or Be Cancelled
I really do believe "you get what you paid for," but then, I'm reminded of the story of golf ball finders a British con artist was selling as "bomb detectors" for several thousand dollars each.
A more realistic version of that old saw is "You rarely get more than you paid for."
Anyone who has been around a while realizes that you frequently get less than you paid for.
Google Keep End-of-Life Date Forecasted
Google is doing us a service by reminding us that online services, data storage, etc come and go. Don't rely on any one company if a service or your data is important to you.
Reality bites and it's good to have an occasional nip like this latest one from Google to remind us of that.
Are Lenovo's ThinkPads Getting Worse?
"Features" that you don't have can't fail or cause other failures
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?
Everyone got enough exercise jumping to conclusions, flying off the handle, running down the boss, knifing friends in the back, dodging responsibility and pushing their luck.
Ask Slashdot: Do Most Programmers Understand the English Language?
As a French speaker, I can guarantee that most programmers here understand little more than the basic programming terms.
As an English speaker, I have observed the same thing here.
US Wants Apple, Google, and Microsoft To Get a Grip On Mobile Privacy
Or I could encourage the government I elected to force them to play by my rules.
Its not THEIR device, its MINE.
Business owns the Congress critters and you are no longer the customer, you are the product.
NASA and CSA Begin Testing Satellite Refueling On the ISS
Outside the ISS is the next to the last place I would like to try it. Inside the ISS is the last place I would try it
Scientist Seeks 'Adventurous Human Woman' For Neanderthal Baby
Having spent some time in rural Northern Germany, I believe Neanderthals are still alive.
Windows 8 Even Less Popular Than Vista
They worked their asses off,
That explains the crap UI. For Win 9 they should try working with their heads instead of their asses.
USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication
I have long admired the Brit beer louts for getting their system of measurements changed to Imperial to enlarge their beer pints.
USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication
No, we here in the Colonies aren't using the Imperial system. The Imperial system was standardized in the early 19th century. We aren't that up to date. We use a variation of the British system that preceded the Imperial system. For instance, the Imperial system uses a gallon that was defined in 1824, while the US gallon is the Queen Anne's Wine Gallon of 1707.
New York Paper Uses Public Records To Publish Gun-Owner Map
Unless the robber is after guns.
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