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Comment: Is this really a priority for Greece right now? (Score 1) 86

by php_krisp (#40057291) Attached to: 'First Base' In Greek Courts For ISP-Level Blocking
Okay - I barely ever post... but I saw this and just thought... "Really?" With the current Eurozone crisis, the fact that Greece have practically already defaulted on their debts, and the ever increasing likely hood that they will exit the Euro, is this really something which they should be working on? Personally, I'd just like to see them put a little bit more effort into reclaiming the billions of Euro in taxes owed due to a majority who aren't declaring their income... Just my 2 (euro)cents...

+ - Which CMS is Best For Web Novice?

Submitted by standbypowerguy
standbypowerguy (698339) writes "So my father, who's in his 70s and a reasonably competent Linux user found out the server I set up in his basement can do more than just act as a firewall. He wants me to set up a CMS so he can write and host his own web site. He's mostly into genealogy, so I imagine he'll want to post articles with embedded pictures, as well as host some kind of photo archive. He's got a small site hosted through his ISP already, but would like expand it, and wants something easy to learn. So what CMS would fellow Slashdotters recommend for him, and why? The server is based on CentOS 5.6, and runs Apache 2.2, MySQL 5.0 and PHP 5.2."
Businesses

+ - Lunch, Anyone?

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "'I've been on teams that eat together every day,' writes Joel-on-Software Spolsky, and it's awesome. I've been on teams that don't, and lunch every day is, at best, lonely.' Spolsky is firmly in the camp that believes where and with whom we eat lunch is a much bigger deal than most people care to admit. 'There's a lot of stuff that's accidental about Fog Creek and Stack Exchange,' he concludes, 'but lunch is not one of them. Ten years ago Michael and I set out with the rather ambitious goal of making a great place to work. Eating together is a critical part of what it means to be human and what it means to have a humane workplace, and that’s been a part of our values from day one.'"

Comment: Not just on the desktop... (Score 1) 2254

by php_krisp (#35005744) Attached to: Slashdot Launches Re-Design
But on my iPhone too the new theme is SLOW. Only since I got my iPhone 4 (having previously had a 3G) had I bothered with the full slashdot (as opposed to the text only version which I can no longer find) as it was too slow to load. Having just tried this new version on my iPhone I can't believe how slow it is. On a 1 year old macbook on RockMelt (which is just chrome really) => SLOW On my 1 year old Toshiba laptop on Opera => SLOW Oh dear :( Looks like I might be making a new text only version...
Government

$30B IT Stimulus Will Create Almost 1 Million Jobs 809

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the i'm-sure-they-won't-filter-anything-either dept.
itif writes "This report takes a look at how many jobs you get if you invest $10 billion each in three different IT infrastructure projects — broadband, health IT and the smart grid. It argues that if you are going to be spending billions on a stimulus package, investing in 'digital infrastructure' creates more jobs than physical infrastructure (e.g. roads and bridges) in the short-term, and you get a whole host of other benefits in the long-term."
Businesses

+ - Starting to manage a development team

Submitted by Kris
Kris (858209) writes "I'm a programmer and have been for the past 9 years — and for 3 of these years I've started a small media agency with two colleagues — a business advisor and a graphics designer, however in the past 12 months the business has expanded rapidly where now, as well as some outsourcing we've now got 2 more developers directly under me. Unfortunately I've never had any management experience — and I'm not really sure where to start.

Time planning etc. is fine as I've aways done this with my own workflow — however some of the softer skills and general people management I have a real problem with. Has anyone here been in a similar position where they've 'fallen into' a management position? And have some advice?"
Censorship

+ - Myspace.cn has a slight Twist

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php_krisp
php_krisp writes "Earlier on today Slashdot reported that Myspace.cn had gone live with people being asked to report on other breaking the rules. We've run an article on our blog about our experience on myspace china and were surprised to find that it censors on the fly words like 'Dalai Lama' and 'Tiananmen Square'. We immediately substituted those a's with á's to bypass the censor, but how long will it be allowed to stay up? Will it be deleted by tomorrow?"

Support for U.S. Mandatory Data Retention Laws 264

Posted by Zonk
from the mandatory-whatnow dept.
chill wrote to mention a C|Net article about an upswell in support for a mandatory data retention policy here in the U.S. From the article: "Top Bush administration officials have endorsed the concept, and some members of the U.S. Congress have said federal legislation is needed to aid law enforcement investigations into child pornography. A bill is already pending in the Colorado State Senate. Mandatory data retention requirements worry privacy advocates because they permit police to obtain records of e-mail chatter, Web browsing or chat-room activity that normally would have been discarded after a few months."

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