Trains May Soon Come Equipped With Debris-Zapping Lasers
I would think that it'd take one heck of a laser to fry wet leaves on a train track. The whole thing sounds like a boondoggle to me.
Study: HIV Becoming Less Deadly, Less Infectious
From TFA: "Some virologists suggest the virus may eventually become "almost harmless" as it continues to evolve."
Yes, I realize the the article says "Some" and "almost" but still I'd rather it be like dealing with a common cold than a full shutdown of my immune system.
Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition
can this thing be hacked or are you locked in to the OS it comes with?
Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?
Just wondering what the new darling programing language is.
After Silk Road 2.0 Shutdown, Rival Dark Net Markets Grow Quickly
All right, maybe they aren't Russian, I don't know. But why not try to find these uber-coders that you always hear about to do some pen testing of the Tor code? It's in their best interest to make sure Tor is as secure as possible.
After Silk Road 2.0 Bust, Eyes Turn To 'Untouchable' Decentralized Market
I don't thing there's going to be any kind of fundamental change in capitalism. The only thing that's going to change is the method and who gets to benefit from it.
Chinese Hackers Mess With Texas By Attacking Fracking Firms
From the standpoint of trying to steal business secrets, that's something that everyone does on everyone else, even the US. You'd think by now most businesses would understand that connecting everything to the internet isn't necessarily a good idea.
Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Unresponsive Manufacturer Who Doesn't Fix Bugs?
Also, put the payment in an escrow account and let them know that's where the payment going. Once they fix the bug, they get the money.
Building Apps In Swift With Storyboards
That would be cool.
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prizes Will Be Awarded Tonight
Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution
I hadn't even heard about this book before now. Sales will probably triple each time they fuss about it.
Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You
...I don't use Facebook. I'd keep away from it all if I could, but it's hard to be in the tech industry these days and have no/minimal online presence.
Geologists Warned of Washington State Mudslides For Decades
...is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result - A. Einstein.
Dorian Nakamoto Officially Denies That He Created Bitcoin
As I recall, Ms. Goodman had no real research beyond the facts that the name was similar and he happened to do some security work under contract.
Study: Half of In-App Purchases Come From Only 0.15% of Players
I consider playing the game without doing in-game purchases part of the game. It's a good challenge and if you work it right, you can use it to teach children about economics. No, I'm not kidding. It's all about allocation of resources and also setting goals and priorities (and sticking to them). You just need to show them how to do it properly in the game.
Google and Microsoft To Block Child-Abuse Search Terms
I imagine that this will work until the child abusers find a way around it.
How Google Glass Is Evolving As It Heads For Release To Developers
My favorite question / answer pair: "IEEE Spectrum: What kind of business model is associated with Google Glass? Babak Parviz: This is still being worked on, but we are quite interested in providing the hardware."
Probably my favorite non-answer answer of 2012.
NASA Plans To "Lasso" Asteroid and Turn It Into Space Station
Yes, it did. The 9th Doctor saved us, didn't you know that?
The Underground Economy of Social Networks
you're presuming that people will actually use Google+.
NSA Mimics Google, Angers Senate
Why should we get something for free when we can pay for it?
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