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Comment Thanks! (Score 1) 1521

I first came here doing a search on why my 3 floppy disk install kept failing and discovered floppies suck and linux floppies are or were... sensitive. I remember thinking "CmdrTaco? Must work at Taco Bell to earn money."

After lurking for awhile I had to make some snappy assed reply to someone and finally took the plunge to make an account. I thought ACs were... ACs. Then I promptly forgot said username/password and lurked more until I started taping them to my monitor... j/k!

I remember being thrilled that Slashdot stories were on Google News! So many great stories, so many snarky trolling comments, so many incredibly accurate polls, so much wasted time and time well spent.

Thank you CmdrTaco. I salute you!

Comment AIM Group self interest? (Score 5, Insightful) 316

We are the world’s premiere research and consulting firm for the classifieds industry. We’re widely quoted in the press, including Forbes, Fortune, Financial Times, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere.

We are experts in developing successful revenue strategies around automotive, real estate, recruitment and merchandise advertising, encompassing print, online, mobile, video and social media.

Which I'll bet includes all types of classifieds and advertising EXCEPT Craigslist.

Education

Submission + - Jobs using Audio Engineering and C++? 1

whiteyroo writes: Slashdotters-
I have slowly come to terms that my Bachelor's degree in audio engineering is not getting me very far. I originally had aspirations of working in the recording industry, but it has dwindled over the past decade. I am in my mid-twenties and I am trying to figure out if learning c++(or any other programming language) could benefit me. Are there any jobs, or more importantly career paths, combining the two fields? If so, what approach should I take?
Linux

Submission + - Tiny Core Linux: complete Linux solution in 11MB (geek.com)

An anonymous reader writes: If you ask Linux users what the smallest distribution out there is for a USB stick install or just to start playing around with, they’d probably suggest Damn Small Linux (DSL). DSL is a very versatile Linux distribution including a range of useful apps in 50MB. But it isn’t the smallest.

Tiny Core Linux is a complete Linux GUI desktop solution in just 11MB. Unlike DSL though, this is about as minimal as it gets, with no installed apps, just a menu and a link to a huge list of apps you may want to install. For the Linux pro it means a completely blank sheet where you only add what you want to be productive.

As a productivity OS it may just be perfect if you set it up with a focus on apps that you need. If you want a Internet browsing solution it’s a great choice too and immune to many of the Windows-focused threats on the web.

Businesses

Submission + - Flat Pay Prompts 1 in 3 in IT to Consider Jump (computerworld.com)

CWmike writes: Companies have cut salaries and training, held back on bonuses and piled more work on employees in response to the economic downturn. These tactics may well be pushing many IT pros to go job hunting, Computerworld's latest salary poll has found. More than one third (36%) of the 343 respondents to a recent poll said they are looking to move to a new employer in the next six months. And 69% reported they had not received a pay raise in the past six months. The poll was conducted during the last two weeks in September. For employers, the warning could not be more clear. As the economy improves, the most able IT workers may leave for something better.
Linux

Submission + - 5 of the Best Free Linux Music Tag Editors (linuxlinks.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A tag editor (or tagger) is an application which allows users to edit metadata of multimedia files. Metadata is the data about the audio data. It lets information about the audio file such as the title, artist, conductor, album, track length, lyrics, embedded images, and other information be stored in the audio file itself.

Tag editors are frequently used to correct and organise multimedia files and they support popular digital audio formats. They can rename files based on the tag information, replace words in tags and filenames, create playlists, and import/export tag information. An important feature we look for is the ability to make online database lookups, saving valuable time in collating tags and cover art for your music collection.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 5 proficient music tag editors. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who wants to keep their music collection organised.

NASA

Submission + - NASA tests hardware/software on Armadillo Rocket (nasa.gov) 1

porcinist writes: On June 23rd NASA successfully tested hardware and software on an Armadillo Rocket. With the end of NASA's Constellation program in sight, NASA is starting to focus on new, innovative exploration programs like Project-M. This project is meant to land a robotic humanoid on the moon in a thousand days. To meet this goal NASA teamed with Armadillo Aerospace and Draper Labs (The lab responsible for creating the original Apollo Guidance Computer) to integrate and flight test a real-time navigation system in only 7 weeks. This might be the fastest thing NASA has done in 30 years. Maybe NASA is taking Obama's new vision to heart.
KDE

A Quick Look At KDE SC 4.5 Beta 1 122

dmbkiwi writes "The latest in the 4.x series of the KDE Software Compilation is due to be released in early August 2010. With the first beta of this release recently unleashed, I thought I'd download the openSuse packages and see what 4.5's got in store for us."

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