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  • What’s the Future of Corporate IT and ITSM? (Video)
    By on December 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Our headline is the title of a survey SysAid did at Fusion, a “gathering of seasoned IT directors, service management implementers, and business analysts” that took place in early November. As Sysaid’s marketing VP, Sophie Danby was the person who designed and implemented the survey, which consisted of only three questions: 1) Where do you see the corporate IT department in five years’ time? 2) With the consumerization of IT continuing to drive (more…)

  • The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?
    By on September 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    blottsie writes After months of heated debate, viral campaigns, deliberate “slowdowns” and record-breaking public responses, the Federal Communications Commission is finally set to decide how “net neutrality”—the principle that all data must be treated equally by Internet service providers (ISPs)—should look in the U.S., or if it should exist at all. Today, Sept. 15, the FCC officially closes its public comment period on its latest net (more…)

  • Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?
    By on September 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    itwbennett writes: Every programming language has its own unique quirks, such as weird syntax, unusual functionality or non-standard implementations — things that can cause developers new to the language, or even seasoned pros, to scratch their heads in wonder (or throw their hands up in despair). Phil Johnson has rounded up some of the strangest — from the + operator in JavaScript to the trigraphs in C and C++ and indentation level in Python. (more…)

  • What Came First, Black Holes Or Galaxies?
    By on July 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    StartsWithABang (3485481) writes “It was one of the most hotly contested questions for decades: we first expected and then found supermassive black holes at the centers of practically all large galaxies. But how did they get there? In particular, you could imagine it happening either way: either there was this top-down scenario, where large-scale structures formed first and fragmented into galaxies, forming black holes at their centers afterwards, (more…)

  • Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe’en?
    By on October 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hallowe’en is my favorite holiday: I like seeing costumes (and walking around in my own), and seeing what people do to decorate their houses, yards, etc. For the second year in a row though, I’ve failed to come up with a really good scheme for making my own place appropriately spooky. So, in hopes of loosing some inspiration for myself and others, I ask today what you’re doing to spookify your surroundings (or your person) tomorrow, especially if (more…)

  • MSL Landing Timeline: What To Expect Tonight
    By on August 5, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “When the Curiosity rover lands on Mars later tonight, it’ll be executing a complex series of maneuvers. JPL will be relying on the Mars Odyssey orbiter to relay telemetry back to Earth in time-delayed real-time, and if all goes well, we’ll be getting confirmation on the success (or failure) of each entry, descent, and landing phase, outlined in detail here.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • What Was the Real Theme of E3 This Year?
    By on June 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Il7Mvn8X4 You may think that 3D, motion controls or touchscreens were the hot ticket at this year’s E3, but if so you’re


  • The 6 Greatest Athletic Feats Ever (Aren’t What You Think)
    By on April 22, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Here are six events everyone knows as the greatest in the history of sport, and the true stories that actually beat their pants off.


  • What Will Fans Do During NFL Lockout?
    By on April 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    How will fans react if there is an NFL lockout? In their next issue, Sports Illustrated will release a poll that, according to the Baltimore Sun , says: “Nearly half of …


  • Legos: What Can’t They Do?
    By on March 27, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Legos are also the key to world peace and prosperity. True story.