Crap like this makes me sad to be a republican.
Drudge has a posting saying net neutrality = fairness doctrine. And a headline saying that the FCC wants to regulate the internet, in big scary letters.
Net neutrality is such and simple and good idea, I don't even understand why this is political, and why repubics are on the wrong side of this.
I guess it never occurred to me to spend hundreds of dollars on a graphics/physics card only to not use one of the primary functions. I have an nvidia card, I don't notice the physics stuff, doesn't seem to make a difference anyway.
I never thought I would say this on slashdot but RTFA!
From TFA: Several ongoing lawsuits charge that the Xbox 360 is defectively designed because tilting or swiveling the video game console can scratch game discs playing inside.
from the in-living-color dept.
Iddo Genuth writes to tell us that Samsung and Unidym have shown the world's first carbon nanotube-based color e-paper. Interestingly, the new film is electrically conductive while remaining almost completely translucent and only 50 nanometers thick. "The company also mentions that the EPD [electrophoretic displays] has important advantages over conventional flat panel displays. EPDs have very low power consumption and bright light readability, which means that even under bright lights or sunlight, the user would be able to view the display clearly. Furthermore, since the device uses the thin CNT films, applications can include e-paper and displays with thin, flexible substrates. Power consumption is lowered due to the EPD's ability to reflect light and therefore able to preserve text or images on the display without frequently refreshing."
theotherbastard writes: I've recently made the step up from Desktop Support to Systems Administration and in my first month on the job I made a change to a server that knocked one of our customer call centers offline for nearly 4 hours. It was the simple mistake of changing the duplex settings on 2 NIC's on 1 server. Needless to say I've learned my lesson on when and how to make even the smallest change to our sensitive systems. Another thing I've learned is that everyone on my team has a story about their first days supporting servers and the disastrous mistakes they've made. I'm curious what stories some fellow/.er's have.