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Comment: Much ado about nothing! (Score 1) 128

by werwerf (#42067121) Attached to: Why Big Data Could Sink Europe's 'Right To Be Forgotten'

Jesus Christ!

It's called a Robinson list!

We use it in Pharma every other day! Just match the inferred info against that list and if the person being referred is in the list, you cannot use the info. Period.

Instead of trying to chase every other bit of information to delete it (ludicrous and utter impossible), use opt-in.

It's not so hard...

Comment: Re:-1 Troll (Score 1) 641

by werwerf (#31577144) Attached to: Open Source Is Not a Democracy

"The best argument against democracy is obtained talking five minutes with the average voter" - Winston Churchill ... And he was a democrat!

No project should ever be a democracy, it is plain nonsense...

Discuss about ideas, propose things, whatever... But a clear guidance and leadership takes you to the end...

Mozilla

+ - 10 Most Useless Firefox Extensions

Submitted by
CorinneI
CorinneI writes "There's a lot to add on to Mozilla's popular browser; some of it's really useful, and the rest of it not so much. Last month, 10 of the most useless and ridiculous extensions were named; this month, there are 10 more. What's special now, though, is that this week Mozilla Technology Strategist (and "Add-ons Guru") Mike Shaver named the top 5, including a Mood Map and a PacMan clone. Sure, you may not use them, but they're a riot just the same."
Businesses

+ - Why outsourcing is fading away

Submitted by operator_root2
operator_root2 (984452) writes "This article on outsourcing to India details several reasons as to why the outsourcing boom is no longer turning attractive. The main reasons being cited are 'puffed up projections by consultants', 'high rates of attrition and low productivity', and 'operational problems'. The article further notes that most companies are predicted to go slow on expansion plans and eventually exit. Further more, the article notes that some other locations are emerging as outsourcing centres. ""Russia is where India was a few years ago. At that time, Indians worked harder, for more hours, and at low salaries. Today, Indians think they can command any price.""
Biotech

+ - CAVEman, an anatomically-correct VR human revealed

Submitted by MitsuMirage
MitsuMirage (825944) writes "Researchers at the University of Calgary have unveiled the CAVEman, a virtual anatomically-correct human male, as reported in the Globe and Mail. Using Java 3-D technology in a "holodeck", the simulation has 3000 body parts that can be explored to show the effects of medication on organs over time. It can also be used for surgery simulations. Slashdotters rejoice, a female version is in the works."
Announcements

+ - Speakers for LugRadio Live 2007 Announced

Submitted by
mrBen
mrBen writes "The LugRadio team have announced the feature list for the 3rd annual LugRadio Live, the community focused UK conference (7th-8th July, Wolverhampton). This years highlights include Chris DiBona (Google), Alan Cox, Nat Friedman (Novell), Aaron Seigo (KDE), Christian Schaller (Fluendo) and Michael Sparks (BBC) among the speakers (full list here) and Ubuntu, Novell, O'Reilly, Senokian and MythTV among the exhibitors (full list here). In addition there will be Birds of a Feather sessions, lightning talks, and, of course, lots of beer drinking.

This is the premier community event in the UK, with over 500 attendees from all over the world last year, and at only £5 a ticket for a 2-day event it isn't to be missed."
Censorship

+ - Holocaust Dropped From UK Schools

Submitted by
dteichman2
dteichman2 writes "It appears that UK schools are ignoring The Holocaust. A government-backed study, funded by the Department for Education and Skills, found that some teachers are reluctant to teach history lessons on The Holocaust for fear of offending Muslim students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial. As such, many schools are not covering the subject. Additionally, similar problems are being met with lessons on The Crusades because these lessons contradict teachings from local mosques.

Isn't there a law that requires UK schools to cover these topics? Should there be?"
Programming

Is Computer Science Dead? 641

Posted by kdawson
from the pining-for-the-fjords dept.
warm sushi writes "An academic at the British Computing Society asks, Is computer science dead? Citing falling student enrollments and improved technology, British academic Neil McBride claims that off-the-shelf solutions are removing much of the demand for high-level development skills: 'As commercial software products have matured, it no longer makes sense for organizations to develop software from scratch. Accounting packages, enterprise resource packages, customer relationship management systems are the order of the day: stable, well-proven and easily available.' Is that quote laughable? Or has the software development industry stabilized to an off-the-self commodity?"
Graphics

+ - HDMI Enabled Graphics Cards Debut

Submitted by
TrackinYeti
TrackinYeti writes "HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface), is the first industry supported digital-only interface, that requires a single cable to connect an output source to an HD-ready device, such as a television or monitor and deliver HD video, plus multi-channel digital audio, like Dolby Digital and DTS. Recently, Asus Computer released versions of their GeForce 7600 and Radeon X1600 cards with HDMI outputs on them, driven by an on-board Sil1930 controller. These are some of the first graphics cards to hit the market that can output HDMI natively with an integrated HDCP cipher engine and support HD-audio as well. Just the thing for that HTPC?"
Graphics

+ - HDMI Enabled Graphics Cards Debut

Submitted by
TrackinYeti
TrackinYeti writes "HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface), is the first industry supported digital-only interface, that requires a single cable to connect an output source to an HD-ready device, such as a television or monitor and deliver HD video, plus multi-channel digital audio, like Dolby Digital and DTS. Recently, Asus Computer released versions of their GeForce 7600 and Radeon X1600 cards with HDMI outputs on them, driven by an on-board Sil1930 controller. These are some of the first graphics cards to hit the market that can output HDMI natively with an integrated HDCP cipher engine and support HD-audio as well."
Google

+ - Top Reasons Why Google Enterprise Apps Will Fail

Submitted by
seanj
seanj writes "OSWeekly gives a number of reasons why Google will probably fail with its enterprise applications. "To Google fans, I can see where this may be seen as spectacular news. But to the skeptics, such as myself, I believe it's going to prove difficult at best. Why the harsh outlook? Because this has been part of the Microsoft domain for so long that I don't believe that IT managers are ready to make the leap of faith that Google needs to kick start things with. Then again, Google could be closer than I initially thought..."
Media

+ - The Battle of Media Centers for Linux

Submitted by
LNXPhreak
LNXPhreak writes "OSWeekly.com has an outlook on various media center applications that are available for Linux. "At the end of this examination, I can only conclude that what is stopping people from working off of existing projects must be related to the framework that is involved or perhaps even the style in which the original set of ideas were first put together. Regardless of why, it seems like a shame and possibly someday, we will find a way to overcome this duplication of efforts."
Classic Games (Games)

Journal: Looking for an old game??? 1

Journal by Scorgie
Hey, everyone or anyone I'm trying to track down an old, old computer game. I'm not sure if it was for apple or PC but I think it was PC. It's called Fairy Tales, but it's not like mother goose fairy tales. You started off as one of three brothers, when you died as one brother, you would become the one of the other brothers. T he only difference between brothers was the shirt and hair colors. It was like Ultima because you could do just about anything, steal, kill innocent people, it was the f
Enlightenment

+ - why exercise boosts brainpower

Submitted by aditi
aditi (707829) writes "CNN reports that exercise boosts brainpower by building new brain cells in a brain region linked with memory and memory loss.
Tests on mice showed they grew new brain cells in a brain region called the dentate gyrus, a part of the hippocampus that is known to be affected in the age-related memory decline that begins around age 30 for most humans.Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging scans to help document the process in mice — and then used MRIs to look at the brains of people before and after exercise.They found the same patterns, which suggests that people also grow new brain cells when they exercise."

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