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Comment: Re:Maybe yes, maybe no? (Score 1) 716

by penguinboy (#46223589) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

If you get paid hourly then perhaps. If it is irrefutable that its your fault/bug then you should feel obligated to fix for no extra charge/hours to them.

Currently illegal in most if not all US states. When an hourly employee does work, they must be paid for all of their time.

I certainly wouldn't want to see this change. Way too much room for abuse on the employer side. I think the current remedy is sufficient (if any employer thinks someone is screwing up too much, they can fire them).

The Military

Air Force Supercomputer Made From PS3's 212

Posted by samzenpus
from the sum-of-its-parts dept.
The Air Force's Research Lab in Rome, NY. has one of the cheapest supercomputers ever made, and best of all over 3,000 of your friends can play Tekken on it. The computer is made from 1,716 PlayStation 3s linked together, and is used to process images from spy planes. From the article: "The Air Force calls the souped-up PlayStations the Condor Supercomputer and says it is among the 40 fastest computers in the world. The Condor went online late last year, and it will likely change the way the Air Force and the Air National Guard watch things on the ground." We covered this story back in December when the Condor first went online.
HP

HP To Buy Palm For $1.2 Billion 271

Posted by timothy
from the I-like-money dept.
necro81 writes "Palm, Inc., which has struggled in recent months after making a splash with its Pre smartphone, will be bought by HP, the world's largest computer maker. The deal has been approved by both companies' boards, and should be wrapped up this summer. HP will get Palm for about $5.70/share (about 20% above today's closing price), or about $1.2 billion. That's a pretty good deal, considering that in the months following the launch of the Pre on Sprint's network, Palm's share price topped $16. But marketing blunders hindered the Pre's more widespread adoption on other carriers, and the company's very existence has recently seemed in doubt."
Upgrades

Use apt-p2p To Improve Ubuntu 9.04 Upgrade 269

Posted by kdawson
from the sharing-it-around dept.
An anonymous reader writes "With Jaunty Jackalope scheduled for release in 12 days on April 23, this blog posting describes how to switch to apt-p2p in preparation for the upgrade. This should help significantly to reduce the load on the mirrors, smooth out the upgrade experience for all involved, and bypass the numerous problems that have occurred in the past on Ubuntu release day. Remember to disable all third-party repositories beforehand."

Comment: Don't (Score 1, Insightful) 121

by penguinboy (#27264935) Attached to: Windows Home Directory Encryption?
If you're concerned enough to consider encrypting your home directory, you ought to go all the way and use full disk encryption. There are too many artifacts that can escape your home directory (RAM contents saved to swap file or hibernation file) or are never in your home directory to begin with (system logs, print spool, etc).

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