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Comment: Re:Darcs vs. Git (Score 1) 277

by thetorpedodog (#26325735) Attached to: Perl Migrates To the Git Version Control System
As a comparatively new Hg user, I can't address all of these criticisms, but I can tell you that the Mercurial revision number is not the canonical identifier, in fact it is the SHA hash. The revision number is just a quick shortcut so you can remember revisions easily in the short term, and can be messed up by merges.
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+ - The human race is likely to split into two races 5

Submitted by Colin Smith
Colin Smith (2679) writes "
Humanity may split into two sub-species in 100,000 years' time as predicted by HG Wells, an expert has said. Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6057734.stm

Presumably most Slashdot readers are already in the process of evolving into Morlocks."
Windows

+ - McAfee says Vista's StickyKeys could be misused

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Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward writes "A Windows feature designed to simplify computing for disabled users could be misused in Vista, a McAfee researcher reported Monday. Attackers could use this feature, called StickyKeys, to trick a user into launching unauthorized software on the Vista machine. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/031207-mcafe e-says-vistas-stickykeys-could.html"
Software

+ - Making a Living from open source (a year later)

Submitted by
asimbaig
asimbaig writes "Its been over a year since I last posed a question on whether its "really" possible to make a decent living building open source software. I got a lot of good feedback from slashdotters and the open source community. I thought I would provide an update on our experience. In one short year, CATS, our open source Applicant Tracking System has become the number one ATS in the market including commercial packages. We didn't have any revenue last year and we didnt focus on it either since we were too busy building the sofware. We started selling the hosted solution this year and have sold about 100 seats in 2 months bringing us $3000/month in recurring revenue. We just signed an OEM / Source Code license agreement with a large company for $200k. I expect to sell 4-5 of these OEM deals this year. I think making CATS open source played a significant role in our success to date....Marketing."

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