Not once did the author of TFA bother to use the LOC (Library of Congress) as a measure of data. Now I'm totally lost. I don't even know how much data a GB or a TB can store. Please use the LOC measure next time! It is less confusing.
There are all kinds of biosensors available that don't connect to the Internet. An Apple device presumably will.
There is enough concern with the amount of information being collected with an iPhone. Consumers should be cautious about providing their personal health info with Apple. I would only hope whatever information is stored on Apple servers, it is regulated like other HIPAA info. At the least, if Apple needs to be HIPAA compliant and information is breached, big fines and other penalties will/should follow.
Thank you for the helpful comment.
I was looking at youtube videos of PDFs on various tablets. It looks like with book format the larger hi-res tablets (like iPad w/Retina) and some of the newer 9-10.1" Androids with similar hi-res display (2048 x 1152-ish) do a much better job of displaying the full page of text and are legible to read. I find the small screens make reading difficult and strenuous on the eyes.
I'm going to grad school soon and I'm debating buying a tablet or getting a new laptop with hi-res display. I just want to setup something where I don't have to sit down and read all day long. I'd think a laptop would make that easier or tablet with one of those stands. I'm not clumsy but I dread the idea of dropping a $500+ tablet while sitting down to read.
brxndxn's got 99 problems and research is #1!
I also don't care about the stories in and of themselves on Slashdot. I occasionally RTFM. Most of the time I read the comments. I like the moderation and I can easily adjust up or down depending on how much I want to read about a particular subject.
The comments on this site are generally intelligent and have added greatly to my tech knowledge over the years. I'd also add I have a deeper respect for different types of people and people pursuing different careers as a result of reading their comments.
I was on another web forum and just quit outright. With no moderation the comments on that site became a waste of time to read.
I like the current Slashdot site. Please don't change it. Slashdot it perfect as is.
Putting this in a Faraday cage is sure to generate a report "Employee is well shielded from management and employees. Recommend promotion to CEO."
Canada makes polymer bills. The first polymer bill produced was the $100 CAD. Not too long after it was released, counterfeits were reported. This is a CBC story from May 2013. Too bad, for the longest time $100 and $50 paper bills weren't accepted at retail even if legal tender for fear it was counterfeit. Hopefully this doesn't happen with the new polymer bills.
This. It is even worse when said employee does this as their full-time job and it is in the government. The government has IT staff that could easily automate some of these jobs and they wouldn't be backlogged all the time.
The premise here is a bit odd. Windows is the obvious #1 platform on PC but the #2 Mac doesn't have a close second to Windows globally. Taking 2nd place here isn't very hard. There aren't even many desktop OSes capable of running modern games now. I also though Linux wasn't a "platform" since it isn't an OS, its the kernel. Anyhow, given the small number of desktop gaming OSes, it won't be hard to be #3 or #4. Unless I'm mistaken. Maybe there are a lot of gamers using DOS, OS/2, Solaris, BSD, BeOS, QNX
There's a new (and rather expensive) Sony product: http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/m... that they're saying will be in densities up to 300 GB. From what I've read it looks like a Blu-Ray sized MiniDisc.
I'm not saying these are any better, but there is higher optical densities becoming available. They're targeting high-end video right now in the US markets. I tried to read-up more on this out of curiosity a while back but majority of info in on Sony.jp site site in Japanese. At $6,000 for the drive alone, hopefully there'll be some cheaper alternatives out there. The media prices are much less
It seems Sony is partnering up with Panasonic. Hopefully something interesting happens with this.
I'd like a backup alternative to DVDs and doesn't seem to be worth the leap to go to Blu-Ray and most tape is too expensive for home use (and/or hard to find).
I'm having the same problem. I'm looking for a cell-phone with rotary dial.
"She's the master of special pleading."
This is a video of her in the 80s or 90s about her owning a gun
I used to have a lot of respect for 60. Since Rather was let go, Wallace, Bradley and Rooney passed away, the show just doesn't feel the same. There was definitely more integrity to the show 5 to 10 years ago. I'm not just talking about recent pieces that have taken criticism. The show has access to people and places few other shows have because of the history and reputation. I'm not sure how much longer that will hold up either.
I'm sorry 60 Minutes. You should really be more careful before releasing future pieces. Go back to the standards you had before or you will definitely lose a long time viewer.
I don't work in PCI compliance, but I've been reading up on it. This is, as I've understood it, a violation of PCI. Adding to parent comment, that it was taken "in-flight" is probably as much a rule breaker