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Comment: This is not a "win" (Score 1, Insightful) 747

by FLoWCTRL (#41490673) Attached to: <em>Innocence of Muslims</em> Filmmaker Arrested, Jailed
Appeasing the Muslim lunatic fringe is not a "win" for anyone. We should not apologize for free speech, no matter who it offends. If anything, authorities should have gone the other direction and NOT arrested him despite his parole transgressions, in light of the political statement it creates.
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Funeral Being Held Today For IE6 194

Posted by samzenpus
from the good-riddance dept.
An anonymous reader writes "More than 100 people, many of them dressed in black, are expected to gather around a coffin Thursday to say goodbye to an old friend. The deceased? Internet Explorer 6. The aging Web browser, survived by its descendants Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8, is being eulogized at a tongue-in-cheek 'funeral' hosted by Aten Design Group, a design firm in Denver, Colorado."

Comment: Develop custom software (Score 1) 149

by FLoWCTRL (#28843543) Attached to: How To Help With a University ICT Strategy?

Dynedain's "Contribute How?" post hit the mark, and I have no idea what it is you're really asking. However, having worked in university IT for about a decade I can offer some advice that can be applied broadly: you have an amazing resource at your disposal - smart people - and you should exploit that by developing software to suit your needs.

A lot of universities spend millions on proprietary software like PeopleSoft when they could get much better value and results by hiring competent programmers, work-studies, grad students, postdocs, etc, in-house to create software that does exactly what your institution needs it to do. Your custom software will do whatever needs to be done, it will be infinitely flexible because you have complete control over what it does and how it does it, you will not be at the mercy of any external vendor for support, and the ongoing licensing costs will be $0.

Robotics

+ - Your Personal Robot

Submitted by FLoWCTRL
FLoWCTRL (20442) writes "My personal robot will mainly be used for:
  1. Housekeeping / chores
  2. Running errands
  3. Research assistant
  4. Representing me in public
  5. Sexual gratification
  6. Visiting evil upon my enemies
  7. I'll never have a personal robot
  8. The robot will be using me
"

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