Are we going to swear off eating apples because they provide the same level of nutrition to Bill Gates? Fuck that: I like apples
What one does, the other automatically opposes.
Which is why it's so easy to control today's GOP with reverse psychology.
Obama:Boy, it sure would be bad if you shut down the government.
GOP:HA! Lets shut down the government!
GOP:Shit, our poll numbers!
Obama: Jesus this is too easy.
Why would anyone want to re-implement a full fledged http server and pass through all the difficulties and ironing out bugs that commercial http servers went through ( apache/nginx )
But that's a false premise: you can pair nodejs and nginx/apache/iis to serve static content just like php/java/.net web apps.
8ms is more than enough for watching video but it doesn't feel quite natural when you have control of the camera
Really? Isn't that over 120hz? That's a genuine question -- i'm pretty ignorant of display tech.
Back when I was working w/ Oracle (10 i think) I remember trying out update-able views, but I found that the rules and restrictions were such that it seemed like only trivial views could be updated and I decided I was easier to just work w/ the underlying tables and/or write sprocs whenever I need to do more far-reaching updates.
That said, I never dug that deep into the subject. Do any slashdotters know of a situation where an update-able view would be handy/ideal?
I'm of two minds. On one hand I think it's "ok" to laugh about this because it is such a trivial thing. I'm guessing the person(s) responsible for doesn't mind terribly much — I mean it's not like s/he has to be worried about being fired.
But on the the other hand, I think reveling in schadenfreude and antagonizing 49% of voters is a good way for Dems to get screwed in the midterms (again)
I mean, heck, the Romney campaign is transitioning, right? The only problem is in the details, and Romney doesn't like to get into that sort of stuff until later.
Wow. "blindingly ignorant and inept" seems a bit strong for someone whose crime against humanity is not knowing what a hosts file does. Honestly this sort of statement typifies what's wrong with IT.
Astroturfing? Please explain how ryzvonusef is a google+ astroturf account, despite his slashdot registration predating google+ by a couple years.
Or maybe he thought this story was interesting and you are kinda being a dick?
...when even Facebook is saying "hey guys, this seems like you're crossing a line with people's privacy".
Well, perhaps we're latching onto different definitions. I consider a story fact-checked when it's airtight -- that the only assertions that you make are the ones that you can independently verify. And in this case "didn't fact check adequately" and "didn't fact check" is hard to distinguish when you consider that it would lead to the same conclusion: the TAL staff was duped, humiliated, and issued their first-ever retraction.
Actually, it's not explicitly untrue. You act as though "made an effort at fact-checking" is an acceptable counter to "didn't fact check". If you are unable to corroborate a claim with at least one other party you have not fact-checked. When TAL was not able to verify some of the more serious claims they should have not gone forward with the story. But don't take my word for it, even Ira Glass agrees (emphasis mine):
I can say now in retrospect that when Mike Daisey wouldn't give us contact information
for his interpreter we should've killed the story rather than run it. We never should've
broadcast this story without talking to that woman
So, they didn't fact check his story. They admit to not fact-checking his story. And it wasn't hard to find the interpreter. In fact the Marketplace correspondent, Rob Schmitz, claims that he found her on his very first Google search. I absolutely love This American Life, and so it saddens me to see them screw up like this. But they screwed up. Badly.
Keep in mind that some of the things they couldn't verify still have some truth to them...
I think you're referring to the workers who suffered nerve damage from exposure to n-hexane. Ironically, that's one of the things that Mike Daisy admits that he made up. Oh, that did happen to some workers at some other company over a thousand miles away. A long time before his visit. The thing is, Mike Daisy claimed that he witnessed it and that he interviewed several people who suffered such nerve damage. Which is a lie.
There were people that were wounded in Vietnam. I could claim that I'm one of them. Would that be partially true?
This is really cool, because I just finished reading how badly Washington Post screwed up with the "Inventor of Email" story. In fact, if you look at the comments you can see that former OSDN CEO Robin Miller (aka roblimo) suggested that they hire someone from the slashdot crowd to work on IT reporting. Maybe they took it to heart.
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead