Maybe the FAA Gadget Ban On Liftoff and Landing Isn't So Bad
Pay close attention to the safety demonstration... It does the trick for me... I usually fall asleep during the seat belt part..
Crying Foul At the BSA's "Nauseating" Anti-Piracy Tactics
Windows is not free.. Its built into the price... Saying Windows comes free with your pc for free is like saying the CPU and memory are also come free with your PC..
Your Tech Skills Have a Two Year Half-Life
I hate when people use the wrong terminology.. Its specific technical knowledge not skills.. Skills are things like reading, writing, typing or chewing gum while walking (which apparently the author cannot as he doesn't seem to understand what a skill is).. Things are getting more and more slack around here for the stories that get posted... Soon I suspect that we will start to see fox news stories poping up on here.
Analysis of 250,000 Hacker Conversations
Hackers have been getting dates longer than there have been computers around...
Go look up hot rodders... They were probably the most sought after hackers for a date in their day.. even today they are still sought after by alot of women..
Find My IPhone Used To Locate Plane Crash In Chile
And the plane crashed... This is why they tell you to swtich off your phone..
But really.. They could have been using cell phone triangulation to find this without GPS for years.. I dunno why people don't think of this stuff.
Justice Dept. Files Antitrust Complaint Against AT&T and T-Mobile Merger
Google should just buy em and rename the company G-Mobile and expose the real cost is to customers that's not gouging..
How the New Spectrum Bill Would Harm the Tech Community
Your totally wrong... They will buy the new spectrum to keep out new competition... Possibly using it in the future... Look at the articles on Cramming (2 Billion a year for bogus fees) Its not a problem for the big carriers to buy spectrum in the billions and not use it just to keep competitors out of their back yard..There are only a few densely populated areas where licensed spectrum is utilized and its hard to find unused spectrum... Usually if you find unused spectrum and approach the owner they will not lease it to you and if they do the fees to do so are made to prevent you from making money... They will almost never sell it...
For new spectrum going forward they should only allow bidding on smaller regions and bidders would need to have a development plan that will put the spectrum into use within a time frame of say 1 year... if their deployment is derailed and a significant portion of their plan isn't in active use then they should lose ownership of that spectrum and it goes back on the block for auction...
That will force utilization of spectrum and spur competition..
Gov't Docs Reveal Canada's Net Neutrality Enforcement Failure
Sorry to rain on your parade... But ping latency has little to do with voice quality(unless you are using a horrid codec that has super crappy buffers...).. most of the quality comes from jitter.. (Packet to packet delay) as long as you have a fairly steady stream of packets moving (IE your buffers don't run empty then get a wack load of packets then go empty for a while again) You quality should be fine... if there is a large amount of latency you will start to get an echo if poor/cheap handsets are used... but with a proper/robust echo cancellation this can be overcome... But once you start hitting 800+ ms of latency the talking delays do get annoying but the quality is still there.. Please stop using latency as a measurement of VOIP quality... what your really looking at is jitter... on FDD networks with high latency thats usually a sign of high congestion and you will get alot of packet clumping which is the real reason why quality starts to go to crap(The codec can't handle that amount of clumping hence the inconsistent quality of the VOIP call)...
Anonymous Leaks New Batch of Data
Its soo rare that there is actually someone that you want to vote for on a ballot.. Most of the time your trying to figure out who will do less evil..
They should just change how voting is done... you might as well go in and vote against someone.. It would make figuring out who your gonna mark on the ballot alot easier..
That or add in a No Viable Candidate(Aka they all suck)..
Capcom Announces Unreplayable Game
But in the case of the game... you little sister comes and plays your game and finishes on you can you can't go back to replay it...
Microsoft May Add Eavesdropping To Skype
Nothing that a Linux install CD wont fix...
US House Takes Up Major Overhaul of Patent System
It would be easy to fix it...
If the application contains the Words "A System" send it back and tell them to elaborate in higher detail.
There are two major issues with patents.. They are far too broad and are used to stave off competition... and they allow patents of the baltently obvious.. (One Click Purchase)
Then to top it all off... there is nothing but sheer reward for waiting until infringement is mainstream and you can reap huge bucks from settlements..
Oracle Thinks Google Owes $6.1 Billion In Damages
It would be funnier if they Open-Sourced Oracle DB Kept Oracles Patent Portfolio and put all the different parts of Oracle up on EBay or Craislist.
GSM Association Slams Euro Call For Ban On Wireless In School
Someone should Visit a Mensa how to Hack your Cell Phone workshop and do a conclusive study to prove that wireless signals boost your IQ..
Do Developers Really Need a Second Monitor?
Well.. Like so many people these days... rather than do a wee bit of research you resort to the internet without looking into it yourself... Some situations are a bit different but this one is just too simple. Ask him and observe how he utilizes the second monitor.. Is he using it to be effective? can you justify the cost for the man hours that it will save.. (Which is highly likely the ROI will be rather low unless you are really under paying him at which point you should fire all of your developers and get better ones that work for a good wage and do good work rather than crappy work for crappy pay)
Clearly, Skype On Linux Has No Future
Let it die... Just need a new replacement...
Depends maybe Google Voice will pick up if they do more work on it and make standalone clients..
No Pirate Bay for Comcast Customers
So the more interesting thing here is .. Is it comcast thats blocking it or something else... IANAL but I am pretty sure as long as they do not censor sites they are not liable but the second they start they are liable for everything... This could be a very dangerous situation if it is not backed up by law.
BSA 2010 Piracy Report: $58.8 Billion
You are sadly mistaken.... FULL cooperation with the BSA would only end up lining the pockets of Exec's in massive companies... It wouldn't create any new jobs... Just more revenue from the same amount of work done.. If anything we would see less innovation as there would be even less incentive for companies to produce stable feature rich software to win your hard earned money... Would is likely is that even more money would be dumped into software patents to prevent competition and they would start to work on shortening Product life so that they would have everyone buying ever single new release they put out..
BSA 2010 Piracy Report: $58.8 Billion
A Group like the EFF(not the EFF itself) should be posting reports that show that Overpriced Software and Software Patents are destroying the economy and use actual real credible numbers rather than the fictional numbers the the BSA comes out with.
Google's Honeycomb Source Code Release Is On Ice
Its for the good... They know honeycomb is not acceptable to run on phones and the second they release it to the public people will start to port drivers needed for their phones to it and run it anyways.. After that people will start to download these custom roms and put them on phones and have a poor user experience and possibly get turned off android..
Its probably a good idea overall... The only thing they could have done diffrently is hold off on honeycomb period untill ice cream sandwich was completed and rolled it into a single release... But with the fast pace of tablets they couldn't do that..
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