Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment Re:natural balance (Score 1) 283 283

>Eventually we have to come into a natural balance so that each child born is replacing a person who has died.

What are you talking about? Western countries are already there (a fertility rate of 2.1 or less). The only reason the US doesn't have less than that rate is because of immigration.

Comment Re:And google will retain that info exclusively. (Score 1) 195 195

Erm, actually it's the same storage requirements for Google, even if they rewrite the image to be contained in the email.

E.g.: 1KB email, 40 KB image. Image stored separately, 41 KB storage space required.

1KB email, 40 KB image. Image stored in email, 41 KB storage space required.

Comment FOSS flashlight app (Score 1) 187 187

The answer is the user can't differentiate, unless we have access to the source code.

So here's an open source flashlight app you should be using:
MrWhite: https://fdroid.org/wiki/page/org.bc_bd.mrwhite

Or Torch: https://fdroid.org/wiki/page/com.colinmcdonough.android.torch

Install them by installing the F-Droid (FOSS for Android) package manager from Google Play.

Comment Re:To hire specific people (Score 1) 465 465

Yeah, but look at it from the perspective of a company (say, your own):

You hire a guy who's a total generalist. You sit patiently while either you train him or he trains himself in specifics. The moment he's trained, he jumps ship for someplace else.

How do you avoid that? Since you paid for his education (training) shouldn't you get to reap the benefits?

A slow pup is a lazy dog. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"

Working...