Ask Slashdot: Best Approach To Reenergize an Old Programmer?
Curious how you managed to avoid COBOL, did you believe all the "COBOL is dead" propaganda? There are still plenty of well-paid COBOL contracts out there, your Assembler experience may be relevant.
What's Keeping You On XP?
We support products written in a couple of older versions of Delphi, which cannot run debug under Windows 7. There are no plans that I know about to transfer these products to a later version of Delphi, and the released products run under Windows 7. So we will need to keep XP installations around for the foreseeable future to support these products.
Rethinking the Nature of Files
away from my data!
Of Diamond Planets, Climate Change, and the Scientific Method
price of a incandescent bulb: 50c
price of a neon replacement: $5
Are you lucky enough to have never had less than five bucks in your pocket?
Ask Slashdot: Web Site Editing Software For the Long Haul?
Web-designers will throw their hand up in horror, but good old HTML2 frames still work just fine, just be careful about escaping the frame when linking out of the site. See sig for example.
HTML2 is also readable by mere mortals, a feature which later versions have endevoured to remove.
Wikipedia Edits Around the World
did they leave them out just to annoy them?
Single-Player Game Model 'Finished,' Says EA Exec
Who cares about their retarded business model? I cannot recall the last EA game I bought. Not that I didn't buy one, it just wasn't memorable.
Aussie Government Gives PDF the Thumbs Down
So where is the free PDF editor? Never mind, there isn't one.
Who wants dead tree format anyway? Most times I follow a link and discover the content is PDF, I give it a pass. If you want to publish on the web, use HTML.
Oxford Scientists Say Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats
A hypothesis is that dogs became domesticated through captured wolf cubs being trained, whereas cats started hanging out with humans when we started storing grain and they found a ready supply of rodents. Cats got used to being around humans, rather than being actively domesticated.
Search Engine Optimization Poisoning Way Up In '10
from Ireland it gave me http://www.vlc-download.com/, which is the crapware download.
Search Engine Optimization Poisoning Way Up In '10
Just yesterday I wanted to download VLC media player. Top link on Bing: repackaged with junk seach engine and crapware newsletters. Top link on Google: the home site which linked to the sourceforge download.
Of course Microsoft could be doing that on purpose for Open Source software...
Online Ads, Privacy Remain In FTC Crosshairs
I only accept cookies from sites I trust. Yes this sometimes causes problems on untrusted sites - which gives me further reason to not trust them! If a web designer does not anticipate "no cookie" users, their intention is to give your privacy a good shafting.
Zoho Don't Need No Stinking Ph.D. Programmers
You start him with "B" visa, hiring him via a Canadian agency, who pay him from Canada. While he works for you, you send him to a local community college to get the extra points, qualifying him for a "J" visa, at which point you can cut the Canadian agency out of the loop. When he gets the extra points, you switch him to an "H" visa, and support his green card application.
Thats how it worked back in the 90's, anyway. Except I stuck with the agency, then got left high and dry when the development work dried up before Y2K,and I returned to Europe.
I was pleasantly surprised, some parts of your country are quite civilised ;)
Cory Doctorow On For the Win, Gold Farming, and DRM
As a geek a decade older than this particular fruit-bat, I can assure you he's right on the monkey.
Fuck off back to Digg where you belong.
America Versus the UFO Hacker
If the US did not have such a fondness for extreme prison sentence length, it would be a simpler issue. To quote the article:
If McKinnon is extradited, he could be given a 70-year sentence in a high-security prison (he would, as an overseas national, be considered a "flight risk", hence imprisonment with violent criminals rather than in an open prison). If tried in the UK - his home country, and where he was living when he committed the crimes he admits to - the sentence would be more lenient. As the human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson, QC told me: "The real impropriety of the McKinnon case is the disproportionality in the merciful sentence that he would have received here and the sentence that awaits him."
iPad Bait and Switch — No More Unlimited Data Plan
They seem to think they are in competition with Internet cafes instead of broadband providers. The result is that mobile internet is strictly for fashion victims.
GCC Moving To Use C++ Instead of C
Nice to see they are not easily swayed by the "fashion victims" of more recent languages.
Lawmakers Want a Space Shuttle In New York City
You burnt MIR up in a forced re-entry, when it would have just as easy to park it in a safe orbit for future generations, but you want to stick this bus in a museum?
America, your make me sick.
Rupert Murdoch Hates Google, Loves the iPad
Just strip them of citizenship and stick them on a boat back to Oz - if only our politicians weren't running scared of them.
The Apple Two
you're calling CmdrTaco a troll?!?
You have big balls, but no brains...
ynohoo hasn't submitted any stories.
I have been collecting amusing slashdot users' .sig's for a while, and have posted them at Braindog.org for you delectation.
If you claim copyright, let me know and I'll accredit or remove, as you prefer.
If one of your 10,000 random monkeys claims copyright,
give me his contact number and we'll headhunt him ; )