Today we announce XBMC for Android. Not a remote, not a thin client; the real deal. No root or jailbreak required. XBMC can be launched as an application on your set-top-box, tablet, phone, or wherever else Android may be found.
The feature-set on Android is the same that you have come to expect from XBMC, no different from its cousin on the desktop. Running your favorite media-center software on small, cheap, embedded hardware is about to become a hassle-free reality. And as Android-based set-top-boxes are becoming more and more ubiquitous, it couldn’t be a better time. In fact, primary development was done on a Pivos XIOS DS set-top-box. And that is no coincidence, you will notice that Pivos is now listed as an official sponsor (more on that later). XBMC is stable and works great there, as well as on various tablets and phones. Though with Android, as many of you probably know, that is only the beginning of the story.
Enjoy the stereotypical dev-shot low-quality demo video. More video, including phone/tablet usage in the next post."
The Justice Department and the FBI have launched a review of thousands of criminal cases to determine whether any defendants were wrongly convicted or deserve a new trial because of flawed forensic evidence, officials said Tuesday. The undertaking is the largest post-conviction review ever done by the FBI. It will include cases conducted by all FBI Laboratory hair and fiber examiners since at least 1985 and may reach earlier if records are available, people familiar with the process said. Such FBI examinations have taken place in federal and local cases across the country, often in violent crimes, such as rape, murder and robbery.
After applying for a Senior level position at company Y — which is a coding house that is extremely organized and object/design-oriented — the interview did not go as well as hoped, even with my excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. I got the impression this was due to a lacking in my OOP skill set, which I attribute to not being given proper direction by my superiors, the time to spend iterating design, and my ignorance in the way I was growing as a developer was not how I should. Instead of a potential matching salary, they said they would have to bring me in at $90k, possibly $100k if I aced an interview lab.
Company Y would be able to reign in my cowboy coding skills and help me get on the path of the Jedi.
The question posed to Slashdot readers: Is the gigantic pay cut worth it? Should I remain at X — which is becoming an unbearable work environment — for the pay and spend the rest of my waking hours unlearning what I'd still have to use daily and study/practice every facet of C# and OO principles?
For example, Xerox created the Eureka peer support system in 1996, which was used by field techs to quickly share information. There have been some academic studies on peer support, such as The Usefulness of Electronic Weak Ties for Technical Advice and Peer Collaboration: Building an Infrastructure for Enhancing Technical Support. Also, the Economist recently featured an article on "Unsourcing" — a consumer-oriented spin on the same idea, and the concept of Social IT Support has been discussed.
Does the Slashdot community know of any peer IT support "success stories" in other large institutions, or any software tools that we should evaluate for this purpose, such as UserResponse or StackExchange?
As it turns out, major U.S. ISPs including Verizon, Cox, AT&T and CenturyLink all kept their own DNSChanger servers online, protecting any users from losing their access.