Over at Flayrah we use star-based voting with comment fading/folding, thread-parent rating inheritance and a sense of karma for both registered users and anons (IP-based). It's been reasonably effective in its primary goal (cutting down on trolls and counter-productive argument threads), and while it is open to some forms of gaming, this is mostly ineffective due to the monitoring we can provide as a small site. Every form of user-centric moderation is going to have its drawbacks - ultimately you are relying on the plebs to decide what's good. You can give some people super-voting power, which may help.
Reddit plus Ars Technica could probably replace it handily. How many "summaries" could simply be replaced by a better title - or just opening up the article?
Many of the most violent people of that generation died in WWII, though, so we didn't notice the effect in crime statistics until later.
First, people have to start using it in significant quantities, and it has to build up in the environment. Second, the children poisoned by lead have to grow up to a point that they can commit crimes. It might take twenty years for the former, and twenty for the latter.
Would rather have resources allocated to 9.1 which is a long-term support release that most institutional users of FreeBSD actually look to.
A few months ago, Offbeatr launched as "the Kickstarter of porn". Since then, five projects have been funded - over $60,000 pledged in total - and it's all for furry projects. Will they all ship? It's too early to say, but the fact that these project creators have track records is part of the reason they're being funded in the first place.
Focusing on the existing structure of papers, PDFs and the like restricts our vision. We should be asking ourselves what is the best way to communicate information, and then figure out what devices can enable that.
Not sure where you're getting this. They certainly were available in 32-bit, and the page about memory limits cites their 32-bit limits as 64GB (16GB with 4GB tuning).
No, actually, it is a licensing issue. How else do you think Windows Server 2008 R2 32-bit could access 64Gb? There is a 36-bit memory interface, and physical memory can be remapped above the 4GB limit - it is just that it has to be supported by the motherboard chipset and by drivers, and far too many drivers were flaky. Besides, they wanted to push users to 64-bit anyway . . .
H1Bs have to be paid at least 100% of the average salary for their job in their location. This was at one point in my career 18% above the salary initially offered for a certain job. Easy raise. Yeah, they could probably take advantage of you if they were devious about it, but I guess I've been lucky with employers. Does it create pressure? Absolutely. Getting a green card would be a real weight off my back (and when the actually U.S. gets around to allocating me a number in a few years, I may have one). But arguably this works for you if you have a good relationship with your managers. Nobody wants to be the one to tell a co-worker "sorry, you're fired; pack up, here's your ticket home."
I generally agree, but don't discount Picard's tactical instinct. He had a maneuver named after him, after all. Kirk was a bit stronger on the "fire!" but both captains relied heavily on their crews.
"EFF files injunction against NASA for AGPL violations in Mars Rover firmware"
Why, yes, a 6% reduction in tuition fees would be significant. I live in Texas, and if I were going to UT I would want the university to take advantage of it.
I approve of these cuts. It's good to know that Bill Nye is behind them as well.
Yes, I do think that, but I am also an atheist and think religion is kinda stupid in general. Personally I say let the market figure it out; if the parent poster is truly more valuable than other workers, then his employer may keep him on regardless of his issues. Bear in mind that the cost of medical insurance and any inconvenience to other employees is likely to be factored into this.