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Comment: Re:You get used to it. (Score 4, Informative) 70

by Trax3001BBS (#49148913) Attached to: Adjusting To a Martian Day More Difficult Than Expected

I can't post (new design) only reply so picked on you :) .

Ever been to Alaska?

Walk out of a bar at 4am and it's as bright as noon is very freaky, and your ready to start the day over.

Noon during the Winter is dark as midnight. Cabin fever is very real in Alaska when one lives far from anyone else (very common), the reason pot was legalized, it gave an alternative to drinking, as alcohol was being abused for relief.

40 extra minutes of daylight? pffft

Comment: Re:New design (Score 1) 86

by Trax3001BBS (#49148791) Attached to: 3D Printers Making Inroads In Kitchens

I have text wrapping back over other text some places and text running off screen others. Buttons and links overlapping other content all over the place. Is it so hard to test this before you go live? Does the news for nerds site not have one person on staff that can handle a little css properly?

I take back my other comments, another day another view, as of today I have to use Opera 12 to view /. .

I can't post only reply, yes it's a mess, Firefox and Opera can't even find the login the search covers who knows what. Login could be a problem as only half shows up, so can't read what goes where ie: logging in, or signing up.

It's unusable for me unless I go to Opera 12, even then posting isn't an option.

I'm reminded of the BF4 release, doesn't anybody test these things before being released?

+ - Union: Tech shuttle drivers should earn as much as the tech workers themselves.

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "As more and more bus drivers vote to unionize, some want to take it a few steps further. David Huerta, president of one of the unions, describes his wishes as follows, in the San Jose Mercury News:


Now is the opportunity for shuttle bus drivers, for food service workers, for janitors, for security officers to re-ask the question: Should I be equally as valued as the high tech workers in the high tech industry?

He did not state a specific opinion as to require a Bachelor's degree in Urban Transport, or equivalent experience, for future bus drivers."

Comment: Re:New design (Score 1) 86

by Trax3001BBS (#49144609) Attached to: 3D Printers Making Inroads In Kitchens

I have text wrapping back over other text some places and text running off screen others. Buttons and links overlapping other content all over the place. Is it so hard to test this before you go live? Does the news for nerds site not have one person on staff that can handle a little css properly?

Opera 12 and 27, FireFox not 36 - no problem with any, FireFox did seem like it was running into problems then showed it.
So not sure what to say. site:http://fortune.com/2015/02/26/3d-food-printing/

http://slashdot.org/?nobeta=1
and
http://slashdot.org/

Also no problems - misunderstood at first - I run a HOSTS file and /. looks the same.

+ - Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook Press WA for $40M for New UW CS Building

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes ""Nice computer industry you got there. Hate to see something bad happen to it." That's the gist of a letter sent by Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Code.org, and other tech giants earlier this week asking the WA State Legislature to approve $40M in capital spending to help fund a new $110M University of Washington computer science building ($70M will be raised privately). "As representatives of companies and businesses that rely on a ready supply of high quality computer science graduates," wrote the letter's 23 signatories, "we believe it is critical for the State to invest in this sector in a way that ensures its vibrancy and growth. Our vision is for Washington to continue to lead the way in technology and computer science, but we must keep pace with the vast demand." The UW Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering profusely thanked tech leaders for pressing for a new building, which UW explained "will accommodate a doubling of our enrollment." Coincidentally, the corporate full-press came not long after the ACM Education Council Diversity Taskforce laid out plans "to get companies to press universities to use more resources to create more seats in CS classes" to address what it called "the desperate gap between the rising demand for CS education and the too-few seats available." Interestingly, had Microsoft, Amazon, and Code.org execs not quashed a proposed WA State income tax in 2010, the tax on Steve Ballmer's planned $2B Microsoft stock sale alone might have raised $180 million. Hey, better that Ballmer's tax savings further enrich Donald Sterling, right?"

Comment: Re:New design (Score 1) 86

by Trax3001BBS (#49144597) Attached to: 3D Printers Making Inroads In Kitchens

I have text wrapping back over other text some places and text running off screen others. Buttons and links overlapping other content all over the place. Is it so hard to test this before you go live? Does the news for nerds site not have one person on staff that can handle a little css properly?

Opera 12 and 27, FireFox not 36 - no problem with any, FireFox did seem like it was running into problems then showed it.
So not sure what to say. site:http://fortune.com/2015/02/26/3d-food-printing/

Comment: Re:Embrace (Score 1) 149

by Trax3001BBS (#49142441) Attached to: Microsoft's Goals For Their New Web Rendering Engine

Look at what Google is doing with Chrome. They are beginning to leverage their other services to steer people to Chrome by only developing to Chrome instead of open standards. It's a feedback loop to steer people to their browser, then offer services through the browser that are Google specific. It's all for your data people. They realized long ago that data is a moneymaker and the best way to get it is directly to the source.

It's all that's left for Google to do, go forth. I would imagine they are able to do now what NSA could only dream of years ago. That sign in at a Google search screen bothers me, at which point is one going to be required to use it.

Comment: Re:Monoculture for the web (Score 2) 149

by Trax3001BBS (#49142251) Attached to: Microsoft's Goals For Their New Web Rendering Engine

My first thought was why not webkit, it was answered at the end of the summery " They also explain how they decided against using WebKit so they wouldn't contribute to "a monoculture on the Web." and makes sense (didn't RTA), being a backup browser for sites you can't access.

I not even don't use IE but it's never been updated and it's access blocked. I'll wait and see what they've come up with.

Never did install Win10 but able, didn't care for them being able to access my system, mic, or webcam when they wanted.

+ - Lawmakers Seek Information on Funding for Climate Change Critics

Submitted by HughPickens.com
HughPickens.com (3830033) writes "John Schwartz reports at the NYT that prominent members of the United States House of Representatives and the Senate are demanding information from universities, companies and trade groups about funding for scientists who publicly dispute widely held views on the causes and risks of climate change. In letters sent to seven universities, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat who is the ranking member of the House committee on natural resources, sent detailed requests to the academic employers of scientists who had testified before Congress about climate change. "My colleagues and I cannot perform our duties if research or testimony provided to us is influenced by undisclosed financial relationships.” Grijalva asked for each university’s policies on financial disclosure and the amount and sources of outside funding for each scholar, “communications regarding the funding” and “all drafts” of testimony. Meanwhile Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, Barbara Boxer of California and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. sent 100 letters to fossil fuel companies, trade groups and other organizations asking about their funding of climate research and advocacy asking for responses by April 3. “Corporate special interests shouldn’t be able to secretly peddle the best junk science money can buy,” said Senator Markey, denouncing what he called “denial-for-hire operations.”

The letters come after evidence emerged over the weekend that Wei-Hock Soon, known as Willie, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, had failed to disclose the industry funding for his academic work. The documents also included correspondence between Dr. Soon and the companies who funded his work in which he referred to his papers and testimony as “deliverables.” Soon accepted more than $1.2 million in money from the fossil-fuel industry over the last decade while failing to disclose that conflict of interest in most of his scientific papers. At least 11 papers he has published since 2008 omitted such a disclosure, and in at least eight of those cases, he appears to have violated ethical guidelines of the journals that published his work. “What it shows is the continuation of a long-term campaign by specific fossil-fuel companies and interests to undermine the scientific consensus on climate change,” says Kert Davies."

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