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+ - Un-truthful Carrier: Ten Lies T-Mobile Told Me About My Data Plan->

Submitted by reifman
reifman writes: Last June, my post “Yes, You Can Spend $750 in International Data Roaming in One Minute on AT&T” was slashdotted and this led to T-Mobile CEO John Legere tweeting 'how crappy @ATT is' and welcoming me to the fold. Unfortunately, now it’s TMobile that’s having trouble tracking data; it seems to be related to the rollout of their new DataStash promotion. Just like AT&T, they’re blaming the customer. Here are the ten lies T-Mobile told me about my data usage today.
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+ - Ask Slashdot: parental content control for free OSs?

Submitted by m.alessandrini
m.alessandrini writes: Children grow up, and inevitably they will start using internet and social networks, both for educational and recreational purposes. And it won't take long to them to learn to be autonomous, especially with all the smartphones and tablets around and your limited time.
Unlike the years of my youth, when internet started to enter our lives gradually, now I'm afraid of the amount of inappropriate contents a child can be exposed to unprepared: porn, scammers, cyberbullies or worse, are just a click away.
For Windows many solutions claim to exist, usually in form of massive antivirus suites. What about GNU/Linux? Or Android? Several solutions rely on setting up a proxy with a whitelist of sites, or similar, but I'm afraid this approach can make internet unusable, or otherwise be easy to bypass. Have you any experiences or suggestions? Do you think software solutions are only a part of the solution, provided children can learn hacking tricks better than us, and if so, what other "human" techniques are most effective?

+ - The best—and worst—places to drive your electric car->

Submitted by sciencehabit
sciencehabit writes: For those tired of winter, you’re not alone. Electric cars hate the cold, too. Researchers have conducted the first investigation into how electric vehicles fare in different U.S. climates. The verdict: Electric car buyers in the chilly Midwest and sizzling Southwest get less bang for their buck, where poor energy efficiency and coal power plants unite to turn electric vehicles into bigger polluters.
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+ - No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN, "This Time It's different."->

Submitted by ErichTheRed
ErichTheRed writes: I saw this on the Money page of CNN today. Apparently, various stock analysts have declared that this run-up in stock prices is different than the 1999 version. OK, we don't have the pets.com sock puppet, Webvan or theglobe.com anymore, but when Uber is given a valuation of $40 billion, can a crash be far behind?
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Comment: Re:Correlation and causation again (Score 5, Insightful) 96

by gruntkowski (#49093671) Attached to: How Machine Learning Ate Microsoft
That is so correct. I've tested the machine learning software on Azure. It is very nice and quite powerful. But without knowing what you are really doing, you probably get results which seem nice, but are in fact complete bogus. If you do not know what overfitting is for example, good luck using machine learning algorithms. If some manager starts using this, may god have mercy on us all...

Comment: Re:really? (Score 3, Insightful) 441

This is so true.
I don't know on which planet he lives, but in my experience (yes I do work with SAP products)
those obsolete guys are the ones which have to fix all kinds of BS and problems. This guy probably only looks at how fast developments are delivered; and he does not have to work with his product at customers.
These customers are verrrrrrrry happy with an 'old obsolete guy/gal' because experience is priceless.
And also: age does not matter, if you don't catch up you will become obsolete. 20, 35, 40, does not matter.

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