Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App
This reminds me of a scene from an old Andy Griffith Show episode that, for no good reason, has been relegated to long-term storage in my brain.
Andy and Barney are checking into a hotel somewhere for a cop convention. The receptionist says "Thank you Mr. Taylor. Thank you, Mr. Fife... oh, excuse me, DOCTOR Fife!"
Andy incredulously looks at the sign-in book and notes that Barney has appended an "M.D." to his name - after which Barney sheepishly explains it stands for "Mayberry Deputy".
(okay, in all likelihood I'm the only person here who thinks that's funny...)
Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data
The subjects of the warrants were the investigations editor of WikiLeaks, the British citizen Sarah Harrison; the spokesperson for the organisation, Kristinn Hrafnsson; and Joseph Farrell, one of its senior editors
It's obvious they also stole some vowels from the poor spokesperson.
Made-In-Nigeria Smart Cards To Extend Financial Services To the Poor
Hopefully this will make it a lot easier for those Nigerian princes and military widows to transfer those millions of dollars to me. I keep giving them my bank account info, but I'm still waiting.
Best 1990s Sci-fi show?
I totally agree - the writers (or producers) way overcompensated when it came to Janeway. It wasn't enough she was a female captain - she had to be MacGyver on steroids.
Funny thing is... I think Kate Mulgrew did a pretty good job, given the role she was handed.
Best 1990s Sci-fi show?
But X-Files was why I had a TV in the first place.
Bah. The X-Files was for people who couldn't handle Twin Peaks.
Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook
I thought they were wiping the Chromebook's internal drive, then reinstalling with their preferred Linux variant.
Doomsday Clock Could Move
If you tune into the stream, and the background music turns out to be Barry McGuire's Eve of Destruction... head straight to your fallout shelters forthwith.
Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?
So you're not continuously wasting time reinventing the wheel.
Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+
Analytics and visualization blogger Kevin Anderson studied data compiled by Edward Morbius, who says that just 9% of Google+'s 2.2 billion users actively post public content.
And of that "just 9%"... how much was activity on other Google properties where you have to jump through hoops NOT to have it cross-posted to Google+?
I know they mentioned YouTube comments, but this was also an issue with YouTube videos. If you posted one on your channel, you had to take steps for it not to be crossposted to your Google+ page. And, of course, most people who post on YouTube were semi-forced to create a Google+ page simply to remove some artificial constraints Google added with the goal of attempting to force Google+ adoption.
Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'
Slashdot doesn't have a "False" moderation... and it could use one.
Not to mention that we don't get to mod stories... and we should.
Japanese Nobel Laureate Blasts His Country's Treatment of Inventors
The dude didn't happen to work for Serano Genomics, perchance?
What Africa Really Needs To Fight Ebola
It was obligatory.
Silicon Valley Security Experts Give 'Blackhat' a Thumbs-Up; Do You?
And Thor and the Asian woman race around the world fighting the bad guys. Literally fighting. Thor kicks physical ass.
Well, yeah. What did you expect? I can't speak for you, but that certainly describes my job pretty well - and I'm just a web developer.
I remember my first day at work. They showed me my office, then they said "here is your hot Asian girlfriend". I explained I was married, but it seemed to be a requirement.
Best current live-action TV show based on comics?
Very cool, Also cool that Barry Allen's dad is the actor who played Barry Allen in the 1990s series. Awesome.
Plus now they've worked in Amanda Pays as almost an alternate universe version of the character she played in the 1990s show.
Google Aims To Be Your Universal Translator
I'd like a Canine to English translator too.
I think you might be disappointed... I suspect Gary Larson was spot-on.
Authors Alarmed As Oxford Junior Dictionary Drops Nature Words
I've got both acorns and blackberries growing in my yard. Not sure what I'm supposed to call them now...
More seriously - there has to be more to it than that, but possibly finding out would involve clicking the link and reading, and that would itself require a higher level of interest in this story than I actually possess.
Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?
... scientists such as Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and Neil deGrasse Tyson ...
One of these names is not like the others,
One of these names just doesn't belong.
Can you tell me which name is not like the others,
Before I finish this song?
(okay, maybe it should be "two of these names...")
Wireless Keylogger Masquerades as USB Phone Charger
It would not compromise the security for some trivial thing like ease-of-use for dimwitted user.
No one who's used a Microsoft product would believe "ease of use" was given any significant amount of consideration by the design team.
Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7
I'm not a huge fan of Windows; but, If I need it for something, Windows 7 is the version I install - in a virtual machine. It does seem pretty solid, and 8's UI gets in the way far too much (says this Mac user).
Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science
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