I don't believe in Angels. I KNOW they play baseball in Los Angeles.
I don't see the kill switch reducing the number of stolen phones being sold...
I see it increasing the number of stolen phones being sold "as is".
However, be warned that, when you say "the hoi polloi" you are actually saying "the the herd." Indicating that you too are "hoi polloi".
- Robin Williams. Dead Poets Society
How come everyone and their brother haven't been turning in these for security bounties?
Let's not forget the ODF debacle where MS stacked committees around the world to pass their "standard".
I was curious about Apple deprecating OpenSSL so went looking into it.
Apparently OpenSSL doesn't keep a stable API between versions so developers should either static link it (ensuring eventual security problems if they are shipping out of date versions) or use something else if dynamic linking since Apples software updates would update OpenSSL and break apps using it.
Yeah, I wonder who he's related to.
I notice it tends to be a push towards more women in traditionally male dominated areas but not the other way around.
For example, a huge majority of sign language interpreters are female. If you take a sign language class you see the same thing, lots of women, few guys. For such a politically active workforce you have to wonder, where is the outrage?
Why is male disinterest unquestioned? Why not start with the assumption that men are being prevented from joining female dominated groups and work to change that as well?
Okay, then replace "dream worlds" with "fantasy novels". The point of internal consistency that you and another poster brought up is immaterial to my point of statistics proving nothing in this case.
Many people dream every night. Statistically there would be many more dream worlds than real worlds. So therefore this world is more likely to be a dream world than a real world.
Years ago I noticed bad default passwords on a professional industry website. Think doctors or bar association, that kind of thing. So basically every one in the country along with their dues payment info and personal profiles are accessible through a simple mangling of their name.
I reported it and was ignored. It's still like that. Professionals indeed.
Where are all the no experience needed programming jobs then? Everywhere I look 3 years of X 5 years of Y extensive knowledge of Z.
We have the code... A new slashdot clone could be created but would lose the audience. A few important problems with a replacement site:
1) All current content locked up and owned by dice. The new site could point to the old articles and discussions allowing them to be viewed in archived form. Dice could shut this down legally or play cat and mouse at obfuscating the links.
2) user iDs would be lost. Here's a solution. New site starts ID numbers at 2,000,000 or whatever. Older names and IDs are reserved and can only be re-registered thus: Login with prior slashdot ID, use a random number or string to verify. Enter this code in the user journal, new site verifies matching code and opens up old username on new site. This is a problem for those who've lost their passwords but they couldn't recover on classic slashdot anyways.
3) Who runs the site and selects articles? If enough old timers get together and agree on management the new site (let's call it "backdot" for now) enough momentum could be built to drive over a large part of the community. This could splinter however. It needs enough prominent user support to work.
It's possible to move much of the user base somewhere else but would require a lot of cooperation. Herding cats comes to mind.
Not Scott. Great minds think alike.
Fondly recalling the time I hooked up a speaker to a frequency generator in electronics class and experimented on the rest of the classroom. *evil laugh!*
It really doesn't take very long for people to start weirding out and having strange sensations. The instructor found out and made me stop.
I was unable to prove the existence of the brown note.
Oh the other hand! Maybe I can volunteer to DJ for the next class reunion!! *much grinning and skipping about!*