top Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights
Warren v District of Columbia. Police are not obligated to "protect" you. It all about revenue.
top Apple Sued For Dividing Final Season of Breaking Bad Into Two On iTunes
I've seen this down with Walking Dead and Doctor Who on iTunes. Probable others, but I don't remembe them.
top How Ubiquitous Autonomous Cars Could Affect Society (Video)
How about installing agressor apps for driving? Jailbreaking the car AI? I see a darker side to all this.
about a year and a half ago
top What Modern Militaries Can Learn From Battlestar Galactica
I found that Battlestar writers to be utterly ignorant to military issues from big to small. They may have had some consultants early on, but they either didn't ask them questions or ignored to what they were told past the first 4 openers. And those first shows you had to get past this network issue that seemed a massive exchange of Easy for Security. For me it often blew my suspension of disbelief. Nobody top to bottom acted as though they were in a war that held a zero survivability outcome. I couldn't believe what I was seeing for planing of military ops. Of course the other option in a story about a technology advanced race battling is a show that lasts 10 minutes with a Struss-ian outcome via some sort of gravity bomb deployed to the starts of the inhabited worlds. Anyway.
about a year and a half ago
top Gov't Report: Laser Pointers Produce Too Much Energy, Pose Risk For the Careless
Now here is one more thing I have to buy before it's banned for "public safety" reasons.
top Han Solo To Reportedly Return For
Star Wars VII
To add a thought. I think it's an artiest mindset. They are having such a good time making the film that they go to far, add to much.... Didn't you do that to art projects? I did.
top Pushing Back Against Licensing and the Permission Culture
Eloquent short version: Sure you can fuck big business, but they'll fuck you way harder.
top Class-Action Lawsuit Goes After Instagram Terms of Service Changes
Like you I have privacy concerns with Facebook. But after X years I have to wonder what damage FB has done to in any regards to my information? I get less junk mail then ever before, I don't see targeted web ads (does anyone?) and I am not a huge consumer other then my esoteric areas of interest. Where is the harm of Facebook? So for you not worth it and for me it is. Both are acceptable positions but a class action lawsuit seems not applicable? How could the criteria for harm be shown?
top New York Paper Uses Public Records To Publish Gun-Owner Map
This kind of thing is only possible in places that have firearm permits. Those federal yellow forms that we fill out to buy a gun legally can't have the gun buyers information transcribed. We have no state permit system here, the yellow form must stay on file in physical form in storage at the gun shop (ideally in a poorly wired connex)
top Battery-Powered Transmitter Could Crash A City's 4G Network
Far more fun and a better use of money to disable the police band. Every easy in the US for police departments that do not encrypt their communications.
top Is Non-Prescription ADHD Medication Use Ever Ethical?
I think every combat soldier we (USA) have should be being doped as part of their readiness program. Controlled of course like all medications for risk factors, abuse, etc.
top No Microbes In First Sample From Lake Vostok
I noticed this about a year ago when my kids were watching Fern Gully. They are almost exactly the same movie.
top Recording of Recently Shut-Down Telemarketers In Action
I can't believe anyone in this day will give any information to someone that cold calls them.
top Goodyear's 'On TheGo' Self Inflating Tire
About 5 years until they hit the market?
top China's Alibaba To Outsell Amazon, eBay Combined
Anecdotally, I used Alibaba more in the last year then I did eBay (I live and work in the US).
top Ask Slashdot: Ad-Hoc Wireless Mesh Network For Emergency Vehicles?
I am in a Volunteer ambulance service we are also a USA Medical Corps member so we have a response to MCI's and natural disaster events. We mainly work sporting events, fairs, festivals and so on. Some are loud (Cage fights, heavy metal concerts etc) so voice comms are not very useful. Some are spread across hundreds of miles vast sections lack even cell service (like the Fireweed 400; Sheep Mountain to Valdez, AK). And some we run a field clinic with 3 exam rooms and 5+ roaming teams of medics and 2 fast response team in a non-motorized setting with a tight HIPAA compliant comm net. So our needs are quite varied. Several of us in leadership are IT or comm pros (our comm director owns a industrial communications sales/service for oil and gas exploration companies) and have gone though a number of potential solutions. This is what we do: Our backbone for disaster work is the ALMR radio system some of which can carry data or will soon. We have a few SAT phones for bush work. Over that we have our own VHF/UFH simplex/duplex radios with repeaters and FCC assigned channels (however that works) for our day to day work cupeled with regular data plans with a ATT MiFi type divice for PCR's, SCAT forms and as much paperwork as we con do electronically.
I have to wonder why you need the local networking?
I know I didn't address the question of the best way to set up an EMS/Fire network, but that's what I got. Good luck.
top Ask Slashdot: Best Use For an Old Smartphone?
I have my old iPhone 3G mounted in my Land Rover. Its mounted on the dash and hooked up to the OBD II port. Charges while my LR1 is running. I use GOPOINT's cable and software to monitor my systems. I have WiFi installed so I have GPS and stereo functions (use the headphone jack so the iOS is not captured by the stereo). Doesn't matter if it's a iOS or Android. Better functions then all but the big screen GPS and entertainment systems. Install your messaging apps of choice and you will never be out of touch if you forget your phone at home. lastly, take some thought as to what data is onboard. It's a lot higher profile if somewhat permanently mounted on or around your dash. Not an issue for me. No one would ever think to break into my overland LR1 just based on it's slightly intimidating looks (I know it could still happen, but....)
top Ex-Marine Detained For Facebook Posts Deemed "Terrorist in Nature"
Remember the First Amendment doesn't protect you IF you are inciting violence. "I am starting the revolution" is pretty thin and then he went and said he was going "to sever heads" and "come for the generals". It would have to show in his other posts he had the Means, Motive and Opportunity to start issuing violence to the good ole USA. So yeah, I say it quals are terroristic threats. He's page being "private" has nothing to do with it, that is way different then in his head.
top eBay Bans the Sale of Spells and Magic Items
Cause you can't explain that. (must be magic)
top Mac OS X Mountain Lion Gets Three Million Downloads In 4 Days
I had Lion on three machine because 2 new and one replaced HDD. Lion was so-so so new features but nothing I would have gone out to get. I am quite happy with Mountain Lion some of the features required me, a long time IT person to go and read/learn not just learn by fiddling around.
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