Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'
To make it easy to check for rouge or organized terrorists, is to make the country ripe for attack from large countries.
We assume that our enemy will be terrorists, but that may not me. Out next enemy may be another country. In that case you want all of your web of contractors, which is inclusive of so much more than just the primary contractor, you want them all secure.
Have you heard of: "loose lips sink ships?"
Our nation needs to be secure even at times from itself.
Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing
They had some of the most popular computers at the time, such as the Model 1, Model 100-102, Color Computer 3, and Tandy 1000.
They have small stores, and yet, they have empty shelves. Where is the products? They could still have sold PC compatibles.
[In the 1990s, they should have put 68000 processors in their popular color computer like they had planned, but they were worried that it would cut into Tandy 1000 sales.]
If they go, I will miss them because they sold inexpensive computers that I could afford : (
The Slow Death of Voice Mail
It take a long time to fetch voicemails. I don't care about what time they called, unless I need too. Get it?
Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate
It would take hundreds of frames per second to truly fool the eye. We tend to have long decay, which I believe offers a hardware solution for "Where is it coming from?" but human attack FPS is much higher than you might think.
Many DDR3 Modules Vulnerable To Bit Rot By a Simple Program
Unless you are making a Speak-and-Spell, it's foolish not to use non-ECC RAM. I would rather pay an additional 9th as much and have some peace of mind that the RAM will at least keep from flipping a bit from comic rays, which happens about once a week.
I take that back; put it in the Speak-and-Spell, too.
FAA Report Says Near Collisions With Drones On the Rise
Our skies are riddled with commercial airliners, and a few private planes, owned by people who could afford them. Perhaps quads are the next thing in personal aviation and perhaps also the FAA should give recognize this and give people some airspace, too.
I live in Silicon Valley, where you can hear airliners every few minutes, and police helicopters every weekend, So what really is the difference?
I also fear that the FAA is going to tighten private use, just so they can auction off the airspace rights to companies like Amazon.
Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again
I will never trust Google with Android again, not for a platform for anything serious. When I bought my tablet, I could organize my pictures on it, and now it it sits in my room as an implement for occasional light browsing. Android had an edge over IOS, because I could do useful things with it, without begging Itunes to limit what types of files exist on my tablet.
I love QuickPic, for my pictures, and my Galaxy Note 8 may never be upgraded to Lollypop, so what I am to do throw it away?
Although I am angry, I have only myself to be angry at for trusting Google in the first place. Not evil, my ass!
LG's 0.7mm Smartphone Bezel Is World's Narrowest
As for me, I need some way to hold on to my cellphone.
I would like this better in a laptop.
What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?
On the one hand we have internet providors effectivly stopping community internet.
On the other hand we have a lot of blue collar people who are going to be put out work.
While I cannot believe that the Teamsters and the Cab driver unsions are just laying down on this issue, in the end, the might not be able to stop driverless cars, because that's what Darpa wants for for their war machines.
Who is going to be the first unlucky person to die for driverless car research?
Who is going to be the furst unlucky person to die from a driverless war machine?
Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes
Oh, great. They can inflict Unity on miserable people on two platforms.
Ubuntu Turns 10
People are choosing other distributions for a reason, actually two.
Get rid of Unity and stop collecting search information, or fade into obscurity.
What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?
The GUI scales for 3K laptops better than Windows or Mate.
The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made
Opps, I mean Cherry. Well, same idea. Nice smooth, and not so loud.
The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made
My next keybaord will probably be a Corsair mechanical.
BTW, the Tandy Model 100/102 had such a keyboard.
GNOME 3 Winning Back Users
Standard Gnome 3 is desktop/power user hostile.
Mate and Cinnamon don't do touch screens.
Cinnamon depends on Gnome 3
Because of it's Gnome 2 underpinnings, Mate does not scale well, but I am sure they can add to the final product.
Reform the Gnome organization, giving the Cinnamon and Mate devs a good voice in the final product.
BTW, I am using Cinnamon right now.
GNOME 3.14 Released
Okay, it was a cool idea to make sometime that works on tablets too, but for a desktop power user Gnome 3 is an utter failure.
SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card
Too bad Google crippled SD cards in Android so they can sell cloud services.
Too bad tablets and phones don't use SD cards.
To bad too many companies make SD cards that stick out.
Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation
From Wikipedia: "Microsoft licensed Spyglass Mosaic in 1995 for US$2 million, modified it, and renamed it Internet Explorer."
Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?
Really. I want a real keyboard, I am faster and more accurate on one.
'Selfie' Helps Doctors Diagnose Mini-Stroke
Too many women die by the "all in your head" diagnosis.
My friend's ex-girlfriend went to the hospital for chest pain, was diagnosed with anxiety. She died less than a week later.
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