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Comment Here's the fast version of the 4 paragraph article (Score 4, Funny) 174

"By comparing smokers and non-smokers as well as those with the disease and without they discovered sections of our DNA that reduce the risk of COPD.
So smokers with "good genes" had a lower risk of COPD than those with "bad genes"."

Top notch reporting, everyone. Solid work.

Comment Major disconnect from layers (Score 5, Insightful) 474

The grunts know how things work and what's possible in the infrastructure.

Managers have an idea how things.

Directors don't know how things work.

C level has no idea what they even have.


Essentially if you're not on the front lines for long, you have no idea what is actually going on.

Comment Critical look at bullshit (Score 2) 273

This is a university. Not a career training institute. There maybe some controversial shit and this course is examining that phenomena. It's probably a good course. Now if the professor is dictating this and slapping down students for writing against the psychobabel doctrine then yeah that's a problem.

Besides, if alternative medicine worked, it would be called medicine.

Submission Why Is Internet Access In Africa So Difficult?->

jfruh writes: Eight of the ten countries in the world with the lowest levels of Internet penetration are in Africa. Some of the reasons may seem obvious to outside observers — the poverty of much of the continent's population for instance. But it's also true that broadband rates on undersea cables that connect the continent remain prohibitively high.
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Comment Some sour lemons (Score 2, Informative) 192

Don't listen to all these bitter pricks.

Execs know the job of IT is to maintain systems and to increase work-efficiency through collaborative technology.

Instead of being boring "yeah everything fine, piss off" announce internal initiatives and goals that even a commoner can understand. Talk about important milestones or stories of exceptional (and actual) personal achievement. If you track your hours, announce how many man-hours were placed into a particular project. Show me the numbers.

If you fall into that "we work hard" crying bullshit, fuck you. My cat works trying to get that god damn dot with no results. I want to see results that people OUTSIDE OF IT actually like. If you did something that took 5,000 hours and everything sucks and the users don't like it... why did you do it in the first place? That's when the inquisitions start.

"Confound these ancestors.... They've stolen our best ideas!" - Ben Jonson