Pair up programmers ala Agile/Extreme programming, but make sure that one person in each of the pairs is a booth babe.
Good luck on finding a jury to convict me.
I swear that if anyone approaches me wearing those things I'm going to punch him in the face.
I heard him give a talk a few years back and he struck me as pretty skeptical. He did not say that more atmospheric CO2 would not increase temperatures, but the gist of his talk was that the extra CO2 that we were putting into the atmosphere should be pretty easily absorbed by green plants and oceans, so we did not need to worry about warming. I doubt that he would give the same talk today.
Possible Cure For MS Turns Common Skin Cells Into Working Brain Cells
Apparently the researchers discovered that people who use MS products only have skin cells in their skulls.
1. This is freaking hillarious.
2. This is freaking brilliant.
So, was it really Google Chrome, or was Linux to blame?
I hate to tell all you Linux dislikers this, but here it is: Chrome is just another Linux/GNU/X-windows distribution. What differentiates "Chrome" from others? A thin layer of links to Google web sites on the user interface.
Old people wondering why young people are not going to live performances anymore? It's called cost. Price of tickets has been going up and up, and young people's incomes have been going down and down. A live performance is too damn expensive for young people anymore. I'm middle aged and I seldom go to concerts because they cost so much.
In college a student from England told me how much faster and superior the English "post" system was to the US system. At the time I said nothing, but I should have said, "Dude, we have 11 states bigger than your little country. Of course the mail is going to take longer."
100 people die everyday in automobile accidents in the USA.
No one would give a shit. People buy phones because they like the software / hardware or they trust the brand. They don't care if it's "open" or "free".
Posts like this are really starting to annoy me.
Actually some people do care. They're called people who read slashdot. And the people who read slashdot don't really give a shit that 99% of the population does not give a shit. Do you know why? Because we are smarter, more educated and have longer attention spans. Our last 30 years of software experience has taught us that over time open licenses do matter, they do make a difference in the power we have over our own computing devices. Would Android even exist without the open license Torvalds gave Linux? No. You would be stuck choosing between a locked-down Apple phone or a locked-down "Windows" phone. It is because of slashdot-type people that the other 99% have much more choice. You are welcome, you ungrateful asshole.
But its better -- for Google and users -- for Google not support self-signed certs than to support them in a way which provides illusory security, which is what Google was doing before it discontinued support for them.
That is wrong. Here is the hierarchy.
1. No security (OK)
2. Encryption (Better)
3. Encryption and Authentication (Best)
Saying that 1 is better than 2 is wrong. After Google connects to a server just once and stores the key, all subsequent connections can be encrypted and verified that they are made to the same server. This fear of encryption without authentication is very ignorant.
I really don't get all this "control of the internet" hoopla. The reality is that anyone can run a DNS server. These countries can run one of their own if they don't like ours. They can also put whatever firewall they choose on the lines going in and out of their countries. They already have as much control as they choose to have. What is the point of having some international governing body? I'm not getting it.
Is my UID low enough to be taken at face value?
enjoyed almost every Windows version since Windows 95b
!!! Holy hell, man, "Windows 95" was a steaming pile of crap. It is what drove me to Linux in the first place, and I never looked back.
That said, I'm thinking that for the first time in history MS has some competition, which may force them to really try to make 8 a functional OS.