TheSHAD0W writes: So I accidentally clicked the "flag" icon on a submission, which immediately disappeared. I don't see any obvious way to undo this... I'm not sure how many accidental flaggings there are, but offering a way to un-flag a comment would reduce the load on moderators. Perhaps instead of making the entry disappear entirely, instead obscure the text and leave it there, so a second click on the icon would perform an undo?
TheSHAD0W writes: Apple recently updated OS X to version 10.10, "Yosemite", and is no longer providing security updates for older versions. Yosemite is "free", but to upgrade you have to sign in to their App Store — and provide credit card information. With all the security breaches recently, is it smart to provide financial information for no good reason?
Google Play isn't above offering free stuff in exchange for credit card info either.
For $99 you can't expect much more than a toy, but I'm wondering how well it'd work for real-world use. 1GB is low, but you're swapping to a SSD, not a magnetic disk; if the swapping were intelligent enough, it might be workable. A friend wondered about "handling a bunch of tabs" in a browser; has anyone tried this?
Then there are longevity issues; doing a lot of swapping to a SSD will tend to kill its life span. Still, for $99, would you be okay with having to replace it after 3 years or so?
TheSHAD0W writes: Nearly a month ago I submitted a story about the Megatokyo Visual Novel Game Kickstarter, and wow, the trolling... Now the fundraising is nearly at an end, and more than tripled what Fred had figured as the absolute most it would bring in. I have to thank Slashdot and the bit of boost the article brought in.
TheSHAD0W writes: SABAM, the Belgian Intellectual Property organization, is contacting public libraries in Belgium warning they will begin charging fees (250 euros per year, about US$325) for having volunteers who read stories to kids.
TheSHAD0W writes: So, what did we learn from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster? How can we modify existing reactors to mitigate or prevent such events? Would new reactor designs be more hardy in the face of an earthquake followed by a tsunami? And how much is this all going to cost?
My greatest question is, how much of the disaster was caused by the containment buildings exploding? Did that cause the reactor vessel to be breached, or was it inevitable? Venting the buildings to clear a build-up of hydrogen gas would have released radioactive materials to the environment, but probably not as much as having them detonate.
How would severe loss of coolant affect a pebble-bed reactor? Or a thorium-based reactor?
TheSHAD0W writes: A friend of mine has discovered the medicare.gov site is badly screwed up, mixing up peoples' data and potentially allowing identity theft. Their administration system is also unresponsive and seemingly uncaring. So hat else is new?