ha ha, have never heard that before. I'm buying that book on the strength of that quote.
really don't see why anyone would get this.
Expensive for needing a main device as a companion - making hands free calls is not a good enough reason for a $300 device, and the other items "alerts you of incoming texts/emails/etc" is a bit so what - if you have to pair this to a phone, having it near enough will mean that you'd get notified of this anyway.
I think it needed either a cool factor (flexible/wearable), or to be very useful (standalone device that could replace a phone).
you can order your steak any way you want in France - they'll serve it however they feel like cooking it - that's the French culture...
easy. if it's in earth trailing orbit, just launch something out of earth orbit, and the stop it. Kepler will eventually come along, and whatever we've sent up came just fix it. Shouldn't put us off just because it'll be going at 107,200 km/h...
No it wasn't...
11gR1 is 11.1.x, and 11gR2 is 11.2.x.
11.0 doesn't exist.
I agree 11g badging has been a bit confused for some products (11g WebLogic Server is 10.3.6), but the database versioning is pretty clear.
President Vladimir Putin on Friday unveiled a new $50 billion drive for Russia to preserve its status as a top space power, including the construction of a brand new cosmodrome from where humans will fly to space by the end of the decade."
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Inactive Account Manager will allow the users to have their data deleted three, six, nine or 12 months after it becomes inactive. Users can also select “trusted contacts” to receive information from various Google services such as Blogger, Gmail, Picasa Web Albums, Google Voice and YouTube.
Google users can access “Inactive Account Manager” from here."
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message to NK - shit, or get off the pan...
If Slashdot now sponsored by the Bitcoin promotional council or something?
seems like a story a day about it this week, I do find Bitcoin fairly interesting, but not reading about slightly different thoughts on it every day...
the post you're replying to is one line long, and you still can't read it right? When did Stalin or Hitler when Nobel Peace Prize?
absolutely right on the money.
Elite was a huge achievement for the time, of which Braben can be justly proud.
He's spent the years since heading up a development studio who seem to have cranked out years of bargain bin pish, and is now seeking some sort of relevance again.
Nothing about his track record suggest this has a high probability of even being average...
I always got irrationally annoyed when reading about Summer of Code, thought the name was utterly lame. But it's possibly because I watched Seinfeld's Summer of George episode around the same time, and thought that his summer sounded a lot more fun...
12 weeks in jail for his comments, which he pled guilty to...
Interestingly, he was arrested for his "own protection", after "About 50 people went to his home address".
If you can arrange this into a "We didn't start the fire" type song, then I believe you'll have written the best ever slashdot post.
there is a definite spin to the article - not like slashdot.(!)
I like G+ as well, but just don't see how it ever reaches critical mass, and even if it does, will it supplant facebook, or will it just become as annoying as facebook.
I use 3 social media sites, and feel the all fulfill a certain niche, and not sure that will change for a while.
Facebook, for semi-interesting mix of updates from a variety of friends and acquaintances, just dip in now and again when I'm bored, certainly don't feel I'm missing out on anything if I don't check.
G+ fulfills more of my tech need, as I most of the stuff I follow in there is more tech related, and I tend to check it every day, and usually get some interesting reading out of it. (though had to unfollow NASA, they provide way too many updates if they had been landing somebody on Mars, let alone just updates about the effects of micro gravity on small screws).
Twitter is good for when I'm on the toilet and doing a dump.