Techies hate politics. Well, no: we hate the idea of politics. Whenever I talk to pretty much anyone in the industry about politics as a sphere of human endeavor, from individual coders to zillionaire VCs, pained expressions cross their faces and they rush to distance themselves from the whole toxic mess. Which is a problem on two levels.
Politics is the bête noire of hackers and entrepreneurs. It lacks the precision and logic of a function in a computer program while being incredibly inefficient to boot. Taxi services have been bad for decades in cities like San Francisco thanks to local politics, but a dedicated technology startup managed to ameliorate the situation in just a handful of years. Read More
Hi i posted yesterday and issue with my wifi on my laptop (toshiba m50-192) she's an old girl but i still love her, anyway the wifi for lubuntu is realy realy slow, i thought it was lubuntu but when i connect to next doors belkin it's realy fast?
I guess I have to start with some background before I get bombarded with 'why' questions. I work at a large corporation which I will call a-company. They use domain servers and a proxy/firewall to control internet access. In reality I work directly for another company who contracts out to a-company, but I work on site at a-company and am allowed to access their network for email and internet.
Despite continued stories about President Barack Obama’s tech-savvy young army, a new poll explodes the myth of Republicans as the luddite party by revealing that both liberals and conservatives are equally likely to use what is widely considered the frontier of the Internet: mobile.
A year or two ago, it might have been easy to brush aside Quora for being another Valley water cooler with little mainstream crossover potential. But the content on the site has since diversified into other areas like food and entertainment, politics, and film. Content is actually fairly evenly divided between five different areas now — four of which are outside tech (see the graph below).
I want to add android-support-v4.jar in one of my apps in the Android build system.
I know I can just add this line : LOCAL_STATIC_JAVA_LIBRARIES := android-support-v4 inside the Android.mk but the problem is I'm working on the ics branch. And I need to use this class android.support.v4.app.NotificationCompat.Builder but this is not available in the ics version of android-support-v4.