Oh, so THAT is why our GIS analysts are wanting a new 100TB Backblaze storage pod and dedicated servers. Thanks for the info!
Why even slide your card? With the security of Google Wallet, you'll be buying yours, and the rest of the people in the store(world?) groceries and other items.
At my place of employment we use PostgreSQL and PostGIS extensively for the exact or similar problems as you describe. We recently contributed back to a portion of the PostGIS project by extending the TSP solver for a different ending than the beginning. I'm not the one who is generally writing stuff like this, but I maintain the servers and I know how much performance can be gained. Plus, the PgSQL and PostGIS guys are very close with lots of code and advancements being contributed directly into PgSQL from the PostGIS team. We have also looked at the MS solutions and found them to be ridiculously expensive to host and scale services targeted at business with real-life budgets and not huge corporations. We have tools used in nearly all of the counties in Wisconsin processing many requests per day and second(not allowed to give numbers) with only a few servers. Personally, stay open source and stick with PostgreSQL. They have a track record for extremely stable systems that can be upgraded as advancements are made with very little downtime. You can tune the internal performance metrics to tweak everything you need with online research or many books and even consultants such as EnterpriseDB. Good Luck with your developers, go with PostgreSQL and you won't look back.
bonch (38532) writes "Author Susan Cain argues that modern society's focus on charisma and group brainstorming has harmed creativity and productivity by removing the quiet, creative process. 'Research strongly suggests that people are more creative when they enjoy privacy and freedom from interruption. And the most spectacularly creative people in many fields are often introverted, according to studies by the psychologists Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Gregory Feist. They’re extroverted enough to exchange and advance ideas, but see themselves as independent and individualistic. They’re not joiners by nature.'"
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My goodness I wish I could mod you up right now! I have had mod points the last few days and they would have finally been useful!
If the redesign and re-release this in a Tegra 3 platform like the ASUS Transformer Prime, I'm in. Otherwise I'm following the Prime until it's released. I'm a developer and also need heavy processing for compiling code at times, for that I simply have SSH capability to my home desktop and can remote in on the command line or use X over SSH.
theodp (442580) writes "The first rule of teaching high school-level Computer Science should be knowing what CS is-and-isn't. Unfortunately, many high schools offering 'Computer Science' really aren't. Using her old California high school as an example, now-a-real-CS-student Carolyn points out that one 'Computer Science' class (C101) touted keyboarding 'speeds in excess of 30 words per minute at 95% accuracy' as a desired outcome, while another (C120) boasted that students will learn to use hyperlinks to link to other sites. While such classes fill a need, she acknowledges, they should not be called Computer Science. What's the harm? 'Encouraging more girls to take computer classes as they are now might have the opposite of the desired effect,' she explains. 'More girls might get the impression that computer science is only advanced application use, which might turn them off to computer science.'"
Have you ever happened to look at what a normal smart phone costs these days when unsubsidized? I do realize that the price is still high but I have a feeling that's more so due to the low sales and manufacture numbers compared to other phones.
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/widgetbrowser/ Second link I saw when I scanned the page. Looks like you need to use their "Widget browser" to be able to download and use it.
It absolutely would be. This is exactly what the system is designed for in both senses. So, Wonko, how do we go about doing this? Any threads on the forums at http://www.bitcoin.org/smf/
Yea, I completely agree. I'm a software and web dev and I need multiple environments to test stuff out. I run Win XP, Win 7, Leopard(10.5) and Snow Leopard(10.6) running in VirtualBox very well. All on Fedora 13 and an encrypted hard drive. No issues at all. Why build a dedicated rig and even dual-boot when VB works so much better?
eldavojohn (898314) writes "A few months ago, I got in contact with an administrator at Wikileaks named Julian Assange. He agreed to a Slashdot interview and can be reached by e-mailing his first name at sunshinepress.org if Slashdot wishes to interview him. You can find interviews with him for more information on Wikileaks (and to avoid redundant questions). He has also coauthored a book called Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness, and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier with Suelette Dreyfus that is available for free (gratis) electronically at Project Gutenberg. From Mormans to J.P. Morgan, Wikileaks has been distributing sensitive information (and making Slashdot headlines with it) with the consequences of lawsuits and litigation. I propose the Slashdot editors take him up on his offer for an interview here at Slashdot. Given the recent claims of harassment by the United States government, I would wager we could drum up some good questions."