Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
Take advantage of Black Friday with 15% off sitewide with coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" on Slashdot Deals (some exclusions apply)". ×

Comment Re:Any other event driven scripted HTTP servers? (Score 1) 128

OK, the scripted part I get. You've got to pay for folks and scripted languages are traditionally cheaper to hire, fine. But the whole "must be event driven" bit sounds like a buzzword requirement, placed in there for no good reason. But hey, who am I to judge, you may actually have a real requirement. In that case the answer is that almost any scripting language can be "event driven" since it's a design pattern and not a feature. Off the top of my head I know there are multiple existing frameworks for python, perl, and PHP that are all event driven. Given my druthers I'd take python for ease of readability and the community, but really, if scripted and event driven are your only two requirements it's hard to see how node is your only option.

Comment If their netbook releases are any indicator... (Score 1) 281

then I don't think Canonical will provide any significant competition any time soon. I've used their preinstalled images on my decently powered Pandaboard and the performance just blows. Best of luck though, it'd be really nice to have a portable device with a touchscreen AND ssh enabled right out of the box.

Comment Fortress-style Security (Score 1) 440

Build a city surrounded with the tallest, thickest, and strongest walls you can think of (or afford). It's great security, but only from the outside world. Since its impossible to guarantee every citizen isn't a mass-murderer or kleptomaniac, we also have to have locks on individual houses.

Build a network with the nicest firewall/IPS/IDS/whatever you can thing of (or afford). It's great security, but only from the outside world. Since its impossible to guarantee every guest laptop isn't loaded with viruses or malware, we also have to have firewalls on individual workstations.

True story:,com_smf/Itemid,54/topic,5220.msg26559/topicseen,1/

The Courts

Jack Thompson Disbarred 522

Sockatume writes "The Florida Supreme Court has approved Judge Dava Tunis' recommendations for the permanent disbarment of John B. "Jack" Thompson, with no leave to reapply and $43,675.35 in disciplinary costs. The ruling is a step up from the enhanced disbarment that had been suggested by the prosecution, which would have forbidden him from reapplying for ten years. Thompson has 30 days to appeal the ruling before the disbarment is permanent. Thompson responds to the ruling."

Submission + - KDE publishes 4.0 roll out time line

elkosmas writes: "Desktop Linux reports: On March 21, KDE e.V, the non-profit organization behind the popular KDE desktop environment, announced its schedule to complete its next version, 4.0. If all goes well, we should see a release of KDE 4.0 this Fall. As the schedule stands now, on April 1, all KDE subsystems will be frozen. Then, on May 1, KDE will release the first Alpha in source-code only format. At the same time, the kdelibs API will be "soft-frozen." By this the developers mean that changes can be made to this cross-platform library, but only with the consent of the core developers. Presuming that no show-stopper bugs appear in these close-to-final test releases, KDE 4.0 will appear on Oct. 23, 2007."

6 Curses = 1 Hexahex