Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility
Stupid programmers. os.name is used to identify Windows (as opposed to Linux, iOS, whatever). os.version is used to identify which version of Windows (or any OS) you are running.
2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States
That may be (I don't know), but are all actions you do inside your privately owned space legal by definition? I'm sure it is not.
Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine
I mean, how'd you feel if Russia took over Mexico?
About the same as if the US would invade Mexico. Or Iraq. Or Vietnam. Or Korea. Or take your pick from any number of countries on this world.
There's just one word different in Yankee go home or Ruski go home.
Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop
"The new desktop will allow Modern UI apps to run in windowed mode". Like... Windows 1.0, 2.0 3.0 will allow MS-DOS programs to run in windowed mode?
Look, I get (a bit) that windows apps on a touchscreen device are hard to implement. Even though they break a proper GUI (I use android and I hate the fact that there are no windowed apps, especialy since tablets are getting the resolution to support it) I can accept that it is just difficult.
But what in the hell are you thinking of implementing a non-windowed environment on a desktop. That's just... going backwards in time 20 years.
US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU
You could ask the same for every TSA employee searching another airline passenger.
It's just "Stanford prison experiment"-syndrome.
Official MPG Figures Unrealistic, Says UK Auto Magazine
Not true. The NEDC has one cycle going up to 120 km/h, but even driving with a maximum of 90 km/h does not make one reach the official MPG figures. The problem is more that the NEDC is an artificial measurement created in an era that cars were lighter and less powerful. It is not an accurate representation of how people drive.
Bug In DOS-Based Voting Machines Disrupts Belgian Election
Not only can a paper voting system be hacked, incorrect or even malicious handling of paper ballots can have an effect on voting.
Weblog Geenstijl.nl organized a popular count of the vote for the EU elections on Thursday in the Netherlands. The government was not allowed by EU rules to release the total result before end of voting on sunday, but the Netherlands voted on Thursday. Because of Dutch law, an individual is allowed to observe the vote and can request a reading of the results.
Observed anomalies: voters having voted for a party and the party having 0 votes in the results. Or a counter leaving the room with ballots and returning again (with the ballots). No possibility to check what happened with those ballots during her absence.
From previous counts I have reports of tallies being added "to the wrong column" which resulted in votes for candidate #1 going to #2, votes for #2 going to #3, etc.
It bugs me that there are apparently one-count-only errors. If you count again, you would have caught those errors.
Why Lavabit Shut Down
There is a difference between spying on your citizens and ordering businesses to help you spy on citizens and in the process sue them, deprive them of justice and generally treat them like they are Bin Laden incarnated.
I'm sure there are not a whole lot of countries that would go that far. Maybe countries like North Korea, Cuba and yes, the USA.
Why Lavabit Shut Down
The point. You're missing it completely.
Yahoo DMARC Implementation Breaks Most Mailing Lists
Yet another Yahoo SNAFU. The seem very intent on killing their own company.
Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?
We are currently on strike in our site of a US firm that basically invented everything about computers that we use now. Our bosses want to give us 0 extra but meanwhile the top brass divided $42.000.000 on bonusses between them. That's easily about 400 year's salaries worth for the people they want to give nothing to.
Time sucked into Netflix or similar, weekly:
I'm not really sure since I've never used Netflix and am not up to speed. I watch TV 1-2 hours a day. I've downloaded series I like to watch. I record programs for later viewing.
Does that count as similar?
NASA Forgets How To Talk To ICE/ISEE-3 Spacecraft
And why won't the likes of Gates or Slim fund this. Just because.
Child Porn Arrest For Cameron Aide Who Helped Plan UK Net Filters
It was my first thought after reading the last sentence from the report:
Rock faced embarrassment last year when he was photographed walking up Downing Street clutching a document outlining progress on hundreds of pledges made by the coalition. Ed Miliband said the document, which admitted that some of the 399 pledges had not been met, was an "audit of coalition broken promises".
He has embarrased the current government. So there is a reason to implicate him.
I for one don't believe off the bat that these charges are legitimate.
Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass
Oh yes, a typical argument I would expect from the US. To extend that reasoning a bit: bring a gun, so when someone objects to you carrying a gun, you can shoot him.
Ironclad logic in the US. Flawed logic in proper a society.
Ubuntu 14.04 Brings Back Menus In Application Windows
Well, I haven't liked Unity from the start. The fact that I do not have a list of the programs that are installed (like the windows start menu or the Gnome menu) is very upsetting. The fact that I have to know what I'm looking for in the dash to be able to look for it just doesn't work. I don't remember all the programs that I've installed on the computer?! Let alone know which ones were pre-installed.
Every time I install a new Ubuntu I go for the classic Gnome shell (which seems to have to be renamed in newer versions, because "we linux users are not afraid of change").
I'm sorry, but I don't want my UI to change drastically. Then I have to learn something new and I find myself to old to do this for trivial tasks like the use of my computer.
No, I also don't like or want to use Windows 8's metro interface or Office 2010's ribbon.
How I Lost My Google Glass (and Regained Some Faith In Humanity)
If you have to seriously worry about how data on a device could upend your life, you should a) not keep that data on something you can loose so easily or b) keep it protected so that losing the device has no impact.
*Error* Faith in humanity not restored. Cancel, Retry or Ignore.
Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
That's a good sig. Mind if I borrow it?
Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
Some of you have suggested we're not listening; on the contrary, some of us are 'listening' pretty much full-time.
Good, you're listening. But obviously you are deaf. I have yet to see a single comment saying the beta design is good. Forget the bugs. The design is what people bitch and moan about.
Even more: most people ask to leave that beta and keep the current slashdot. But you keep on going forward. Keep on mentioning to make it better, fix bugs, etc. So if you are listening you are obviously deaf.
The majority of the users want the current layout. Simple as that. You can stop developing, stop putting effort in fixing bugs, because you are fixing bugs in something that is not wanted.
Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up
Why is the font that my comment is in all of a sudden some serif font? Half of the comments are serif fonts, half are sans-serif. The article is in sans-serif too.
I'm not using any crazy formatting in this post.
Askmum has no journal entries.