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+ - Why don't we buy sysadmin books anymore? -> 4

Submitted by Bandman
Bandman (86149) writes "Our needs for good information and documentation have not changed, but the way that we get it has. The ebook revolution has made physical shelves of sysadmin books endangered species. A bigger issue may be that even ebook sales of books related to system administration have not been selling. Somewhere along the line, people stopped buying things like "DNS and Bind" or "Sed & Awk".

Has our need for documentation changed, or just our sources of it?"

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Cellphones

Porting Lemmings In 36 Hours 154

Posted by Soulskill
from the first-in-line dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Aaron Ardiri challenged himself to port his classic PalmOS version of Lemmings to the iPhone, Palm Pre, Mac, and Windows. The porting was done using his own dev environment, which creates native C versions of the game. He liveblogged the whole thing, and finished after only 36 hours with an iPhone version and a Palm Pre version awaiting submission, and free versions for Windows and Mac available on his site."
Crime

Geologists Might Be Charged For Not Predicting Quake 375

Posted by timothy
from the google-will-no-doubt-be-found-at-fault dept.
mmmscience writes "In 2009, a series of small earthquakes shook the region of L'Aquila, Italy. Seismologists investigated the tremors, but concluded that there was no direct indication of a big quake on the horizon. Less than a month later, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake killed more than 300 people. Now, the chief prosecutor of L'Aquila is looking to charge the scientists with gross negligent manslaughter for not predicting the quake."

Comment: Re:Honestly, I hope the US (Score 1) 378

by RockWolf (#32490430) Attached to: Where Will Your Next Gadget Be Made?

But I'm doing some other stuff on the side to hedge my bets.

I've got mod-points, but I'd rather provoke a discussion: in broad-brush terms, what are the sort of things you're doing? Currency or precious metal investments, or more along the lines of buying extra tins of food every week, on the assumption that TEOTWAWKI is coming?

./Rockwolf

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