SCCM supports Linux and OS X clients, but as far as I know it does not support the deployment of task sequences to such clients. A task sequence is what you need to deploy an operating system using SCCM. So, the Linux and OS X boxen were likely spared (unless, by any chance, they deployed it for boot media in addition to SCCM clients and the user happened to insert and boot from SCCM boot media during this time, I guess).
This is the very example needed to illustrate why "re-imaging" machines should not be done without a confirmation by the user of the machine.
I'd really hate to come to work one day and see that all the stuff I've been working on has been lost... because we were supposed to save it to the H (home) drive on the server that... also got wiped.
The SCCM server was wiped. The chances of that being the same server as the file server for H: is pretty low, and we don't know if that server was reimaged (though the advertisement was sent). In any case, all these servers were clearly backed up, so you would not have lost anything by putting it on H:, even if the relevant server was affected.
Minor nitpick: the Thunderbolt connector is not symmetrical. The writer must be confusing it with Apple's Lightning connector for iDevices, from which the new USB connector probably copied this feature.
(Actually, I believe the Thunderbolt connector is more or less symmetrical with respect to the x-axis, but this is undoubtedly not what the writer meant.)
Not a great extent. Most of us knew the math already, but it only works well when you really select randomly from a dictionary instead of making grammatically correct sentences...
Are you implying that you really think that "correct horse battery staple" is a grammatical sentence?
As charming as your characterisation of
You can actaully find more or less the same thing from GNOME themselves: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/CurrentBudgetFAQ. It states:
What is the problem? The Foundation does not have any cash reserves right now.
Why has this happened? The Outreach Program for Women (OPW) has proven to be extremely popular and has grown quite rapidly.... GNOME, as the lead organization, has been responsible for managing the finances for the entire effort. However, as the program grew, the processes did not keep up.
That being said, the original poster's sexism and cisgenderism is obviously out of line in any case, but it does appear the growth of this program (which undoubtedly is largely cis women) was a large factor in creating the current financial situation. They also except to have it resolved within a month or so and don't seem to be too concerned about it.
An "accidental bug" which enables not only the microphone (even when it's supposed to be turned off) but text to speech conversion? No way.
Did you even read the summary? It offers access only to the text-to-speech conversion output, not the microphone itself. (But yes, that was my first thought, and no, this should still not be happening.)
He fucking resigned.
Which the summary says. Or did we stop reading those now, too? I think the issue is whether this counts as an "attempt to coerce or influence" with threat of "discharge or loss of employment." The closest their official statements come to this is offering him another position, and I don't know if that happened before or after he resigned. In fact, I think even the summary of this article disagrees with the headline. What a confusing post.
dyndns.org is dyn.com, so that won't help. That being said, they do offer paid services for more or less a couple dollars a month if you're attached to their featureset or something.
...in that they used 4-pin rather than 6
Blah. I clearly meant 8 (2-pair vs. 4-pair).
I want to know how he matched up the pins and the baud rate.
Screw that up on something like a car you're probably in for expensive repair and a real bad time at the car dealer [...]
I cant wait to see the data on how he did the whole thing.
It's Ethernet. I'm pretty sure nothing bad will happen if you accidentally switch two of the wires. You just won't get a connection. Their job was also a bit easier in that they used 4-pin rather than 6, but I guess they decided they wouldn't need GigE for whatever this was designed for.
Actually, he should apologize to us for being anti-gay-marriage and donating to Prop 8.
Nobody used it because it sucked. My recollection is that it was basically another way to use Facebook Chat at first, around the same time that Chat and Messages were confusingly combined into one. I read a comment above that says it just forwards it to your registered e-mail address now. Regardless of whether they were able to monetize it or not, I can't see the appeal, and I bet nobody relied on it.
uses less power,
No commercial buildings are using incandescent lights (and certainly not this one sine they're RF quiet). Modern LEDs and modern fluoresent tubes have comparable efficiency. They both top out at a little above 100lm/W in practical situations.
IOW, LEDs won't save any money at all.
I don't think that's accurate. Most LEDs I've seen are a little more efficient fluorescent bulbs, plus they last a lot longer. While the LED bulbs are still more expensive initially in most cases, I think the increased efficiency and longer life will balance out in their favor at the end. You might be right if (only) the fluorescent bulbs were free.
HS language courses are the biggest waste of time. Do you actually learn anything in a HS language class? Just enough to recognize the language you are reading, maybe make fun of the weird shit they do in other countries, but definitely not well enough to be able to converse.
Actually, I took (four years of) Spanish in high school, then tested into the advanced Spanish classes in college, which were mostly composition and literature, and I only had to take them because I had a Spanish minor (or I would have tested out otherwise). I also studied in Mexico during this time and was obviously able to converse, but I learned the majority of that during high school and would have been perfectly fine then, too. Some people are just not quite as good at learning foreign languages as others, and certainly the quality of education varies (I went to a really small school, by the way, but I think we had good teachers, including one native speaker), but it's absolutely false to claim that you won't learn anything in an HS language class.
A computer programming language, however, is completely different. While I think it's useful to learn both, this proposal seems to lump them under the same skill, and I don't think that's accurate or a good way to do it. (I have a BA in CS and an MA in linguistics, including applied/SLA, so I do have experience with both, by the way.)
Are we really just calling this "a USB" now instead of "a USB flash drive" or something similar?
No, they just need an editor to look out for when people accidentally a word.
Really? Accidentally a word in both the article and the headline? Doesn't seem like an accident to me. I think this is usage is catching on among non-techies. I'm just surprised that such usage made it to Slashdot (where, yes, an editor should have done something).