top Apple Bringing Second Lawsuit To Samsung, Won't Wait For Appeal
with the "shouldered on the pocketbooks" clause (rolls eyes).
There must be some
seriously fine wine flowing somewhere, today.
about a year and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: How Do I Get My Spouse To Start Gaming With Me?
First of all, congrats on focusing on life outside of computers.
Good on you.
Next, to answer your question.
about a year and a half ago
top Measuring China's Cyberwar Threat
Another (highly upstream) impediment to combat effectiveness
is a change of attitude away from combat-based resolution.
O, to have hackers so skilled, from
that yang may cede to yin, at least for a few years, in our lifetimes...
top The Mexican Cartel's Hi-Tech Drug Tunnels
that's a little over 909 kilos.
remember your audience!
oop ack, snort!
top Microsoft Previews Compiler-as-a-Service Software
First they "As-A-Service"ed the search and I did not speak out,
for I was not a search specialist.
Then they AASed the aggregation and I did not speak out,
for I was not an aggregation specialist.
Then they AASed the compiler,
Then they AASed the debugger,
Then they AASed the programmer,
They they AASed the algorithmist,
Then they AASed the thinker,
Then they AASed the lover,
Then they programmed us remaining robots to never speak out again.
top Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas
This is not a discovery; making a model is part of the process, true
(forming a hypothesis), but there is no validation. Anyone can poke
a few formulas into a spreadsheet and call themselves scientists,
Furthermore, doesn't the subject matter have something to do with
the maleability (or commitedness) of the individuals? How is that
addressed in the study?
top DoD Paper Proposes National Security Through a Culture of Restraint (and Stigma)
Kind of opposite of "anonymous coward" is the "authenticated coward",
which is what this "culture of restraint" will encourage. You are
someone only if you don't say anything. Anyone who says something
(not officially condoned) is a persona non grata.
Yuck! Someone tag this Do Not Want, please.
top The Architecture of Open Source Applications
Exsqueeze me, but Emacs is not on that list.
top A New Approach To Reducing Spam: Go After Credit Processors
VISA: "Done! Would you like us to destroy their credit rating and kidnap their dog as well?"
USGOV: No need, we have a seal team for that.
top Libya SIGINT Jamming Satellites, Towers
Diplomacy requires lots of hand-shaking, true.
top Slashdot Launches Re-Design
that is all.
top New Study Links Video Games and Mental Problems
The dude was caught in the act.
I think "suspect" is more of the same newspeak
we hear more and more. V.annoying.
top How the Free Market Rocked the Grid
WTF, 1.5 months after the U.S. change of guard and we're already recycling Enron?
top Traffic Jams In Your Brain
"The brain is nothing like a man-made computer."
That's because for most people, the brain is woman-grown.
top Where Do I Go Now That Oracle Owns OpenOffice.org?
cat POST | tr [A-Z] [a-z] | fold -w1
portion can be handled by sed, though less succinctly:
sed -e 'y/ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ/abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz/' \
-e 's/./&\n/g' POST
top Touchscreens Open To Smudge Attacks
It used to be only super burglers needed to don the (invariably black)
gloves and/or wipe their fingerprints from every surface. Now, it's
become a common concern.
I can see it now, nestled eye-level with the toothbrushes and mouthwash,
in a spring green box with a smart creme-colored swoosh on the side:
SWASN'T ME! (tm)
retractable screen wipes
(attractive wrist band included!)
A joint venture between Swifter and Swatch, of course...
top iPad Owners Are 'Selfish Elites'
A lot of the discussion is justification for ownership
on the grounds of utility, style, and so forth.
But i still wonder: Does ownership of this product
(or any other, really) help one develop empathy for
those for whom such justifications are not fitting?
Much twistings heard tell to escape the uncomfortabe "elite"
monicker; what of the equally important "selfish" portion?
Face it: The Buddha was elite, too.
top What Aspects of Open Source Projects Do You Avoid?
Ahhh, can't resist...
Real hackers don't dread unpleasant tasks.
They write code that (perhaps write code that) does the unpleasant task for
top Fingerprint Requirement For a Work-Study Job?
Nobody can prevent war, famine and suffering.
Nobody can save the economy.
Nobody can brush your teeth for you.
Vote for Nobody!
Unfortunately, it's also true that "nobody has access to your fingerprints".
top Why Counter-Terrorism Is In Shambles
... is such a lonely word.
everyone is so untrue.
10am-bedtime has no journal entries.