Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Cyber Monday Sale Extended! Courses ranging from coding to project management - all eLearning deals 20% off with coupon code "CYBERMONDAY20". ×

Comment Re:For those of you like me who don't have a clue. (Score 3, Interesting) 74

When was Android last mentioned by Samsung? Their brand lies now with Galaxy, not Android. Samsung Galaxy is basically an industry synonym for Android (high-end) phone today. They likely intend to use this brand value to eventually ship Tizen phones as Galaxy phones, and if skinned with same UI and some Android compatibility layer for apps, nobody is missing Android.

Comment Re:MSE fails genuine check, no install, on validat (Score 1) 175

3rd hit on Google. You must be a project manager.

You missed the point by a mile, so that probably makes you upper management... 1) This "fix" you reference doesn't work for me. Yes, I can google for stuff. 2) Users shouldn't have to jump thru hoops like this, _ever_. If you think making legit users do things like this is acceptable... well, I'm sorry for you. 3) M$ seems to have at least three different ways to check for activation status (the one at System Properties, one at Web and one at MSE)... WTF?

Comment Combining new tech and old tech (Score 1) 227

How about combining new tech and old tech for a new solution: instead of using pen and paper you use voting machine, which prints your vote on a paper (ballot card), and also stores the vote in some database. You then drop the ballot card for voting box (same as you do now). Electronic votes are used for result approximation and for press and news etc (you can use simpler scheme than in TFA), and the paper votes are still the official result and are counted and verified by hand. Obviously this does not cut down costs, but gives you the security of a current pen and paper system, yet delivering speedy results and other benefits electronic systems have.

Artificial intelligence has the same relation to intelligence as artificial flowers have to flowers. -- David Parnas