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Comment: Re:Not just the login error (Score 1) 176

by skurk (#39439253) Attached to: Disaster Strikes Norwegian Government Web Portal

You're making me violate my do-not-reply-to-anonymous-cowards policy here, shame on you.

Anyway, come on - it's an ambitious 1B NOK IT project which isn't only rendered unavailable due to "high" traffic, but also contains unforgivable flaws (like exposing "Kenneth") -- THAT, my friend, is a fucking joke, regardless of how profitable it is.

Comment: Not just the login error (Score 3, Interesting) 176

by skurk (#39438449) Attached to: Disaster Strikes Norwegian Government Web Portal

I normally wouldn't care about this, but since the Norwegian government (i.e. the people, myself included) paid 1 billion NOK for this solution, I expect it to WORK. Mind you, this is not the first time we've had problems with Altinn, this has been a recurring drama the past few years. As the article states; every year they claim to be prepared, and every year they are unable to deliver.

We're not *that* many people in Norway (recently hit the 5 million mark), and certainly not that many adults checking their tax returns online. Guesstimate: 1 million? And how many checks it simultaneously? Let's be generous and say half.

So how the hell can a 175 million USD project not be able to deal with 500k visitors? It's a fucking joke.


New Europe-Wide Radio Telescope To Look For ET 49

Posted by samzenpus
from the phone-011-then-home dept.
astroengine writes "A new radio telescope is under construction, consisting of 44 stations (each consisting of several antennae) spread across Europe. The pan-European Low Frequency Array is half built and already returning unprecedented observations of cosmic radio sources. The best thing is, when it's complete, SETI will be able to use the array to seek out transmitting extraterrestrial civilizations in these untapped low radio frequencies."

+ - Slashdot polls -- good idea, or useless?

Submitted by posterlogo
posterlogo (943853) writes "Do people find the tagging system to be useful? How frequently do you make use of it? Often I find stories tagged "haha", which doesn't seem to be all that useful for finding something specific, since more than half the stories get this tag. Worse, lately there's been a lot of politicizing — tags like "liberalpropaganda" or "republicansarefuckingfacists". These appear to be just another way to make an anonymous coward statement. Do you like the tagging system?"

"Text processing has made it possible to right-justify any idea, even one which cannot be justified on any other grounds." -- J. Finnegan, USC.