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Comment: Next IBM press release... (Score 3, Funny) 195

by chiller2 (#46187309) Attached to: IBM Looking To Sell Its Semiconductor Business

01 Apr 2014: IBM (NYSE:IBM) International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has changed back to it's original name, Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and will be selling off all post 1930 technology units to focus on it's core business of dial recorders, electric tabulating machines and time clocks.

+ - SPAM: Long treks on Skatedecks in Peru

Submitted by electro35
electro35 writes: One of the best Longboards that have proven itself is the Rayne Demonseed deck. Withstanding the worst conditions that any longboarder can imagine. It was captured in video when Paul Kent, Adam Colton and Aaron Enevoldsen went on the longest trek using skate decks from Lima, Peru to Potosi,Bolivia. One of the boards did give way during the trek, but after having a heavy beating like that, it's understandable. Imagine skating in broken rocky pavement while battling the elements at the same time.
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Game Development In a Post-Agile World 149

Posted by Soulskill
from the slowly-but-surly dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Many games developers have been pursuing agile development, and we are now beginning to witness the debris and chaos it has caused. While there have been some successes, there have also been many casualties. As the industry at large is moving away from the phantasmagoria of Agile, Gwaredd Mountain, Technical Director at Climax Studios, looks at Post-Agile and what this might mean for the games industry."

Comment: Re:the obligatory... (Score 2, Informative) 146

by chiller2 (#28563655) Attached to: Land Rover Unveils "World's Toughest Phone"


There's a great interview by Dan Lane with a chap from Sonim about the phone / Land Rover deal over at The Really Mobile Project. It's a few weeks old if that tells you anything about the /. story! They drove around the Land Rover test track with it attached to one of the wheels, so it got to be spun around, submerged, and I think at one point they drive over it too.

Linux Business

How Long Should an Open Source Project Support Users? 272

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the no-implied-support dept.
Ubuntu Kitten writes "Since October the community-generated database of cards known to work with Ndiswrapper has been down. This is apparently due to an on-going site redesign, but right now the usual URL simply directs to a stock Sourceforge page. Without the database, the software's usability is severely diminished but this raises an interesting question: Is an open source project obliged to provide support for its users? If so, for how long should the support last? Web servers cost money, especially for popular sites. While developers can sometimes find sponsorship, is it possible to get sponsorship simply for infrastructure and user services?"

+ - Online Demand for Workers on the Rise

Submitted by MonsterGolum
MonsterGolum writes: Monster Worldwide Inc. said Thursday its local employment index, which measures online recruitment activity in top U.S. markets, rose in 26 of 28 metro areas as the demand for workers remained robust. "'The March findings of the Monster Local Employment Index illustrate a solid pick-up in online recruiting in major U.S. cities in the final month of the first quarter,"' said Steve Pogorzelski, group president of Monster Worldwide, which operates job search Web site

+ - How Safe is Space Tourism?

Submitted by Radon360
Radon360 writes: The race to send tourists into space is heating up with billionaires funding their own companies to build and launch spaceships for nonastronauts. Meanwhile, earlier this month, a Russian rocket carried another billionaire, former Microsoft Corp. programmer Charles Simonyi, to the International Space Station. The ride was brokered by Space Adventures Ltd., a company that has announced plans to build spaceports in Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

But how safe is the space tourism business? The subject is discussed in a WSJ interview with Patricia Smith, who heads the Federal Aviation Administration office responsible for overseeing the nascent industry, and space entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, a co-founder of Space Adventures and chairman of the X Prize Foundation, which awarded a $10 million prize to Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne in 2004.

Seen on a button at an SF Convention: Veteran of the Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force. 1990-1951.