top Only 100 Cybercrime Brains Worldwide, Says Europol Boss
Don't forget that a lot of people there have decent CS and maths education, but less than optimal employment opportunities.
Add to that a dim view of government in general, and you have a bunch of young people who will be happy to spend whatever time it takes to achieve a certain goal. For the wast majority the nefariousness of the goal is a complete non issue.
top The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'
top The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router
Would have to "fake" the Comcast SSL creds as well. They, Comcast, might be greedy and stuff, but I can't believe they would be so incompetent as not to use SSL.
top What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?
He did say Perl, so
top I Want a Kindle Killer
Wait, what??? Your kindle does not have those apps? I guess you must mean "not when I first took it out of the box", because there were few Android apps that I couldn't load on my Fire.
Of course, if you mean a "Kindle paperwhite"
... you are right.
top Is Bamboo the Next Carbon Fibre?
Killed? Why? How about harvested and pickled. Yummy.
top Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide
The evil you know
top You Are What You're Tricked Into Eating
If I made that food for $5/plate
... I may as well go to a restaurant, where I pay only a bit more and have the whole experience.
For a simple dish like that if your cost is more than $2.50, you're doing something wrong. (West coast of the US retail prices. If you do your shopping at Costco/CashAndCarry/Winco/ethnic supermarket you should be able to get it well under $2/plate.)
top The Verge: Google Is Working on a TV Box Of Its Own
Absolutely. However, this could provide decent content for my projector. (Once you've experienced a properly set-up system with a 240" screen, you will never want to look at a TV.)
top Amazon's Fire TV: Is It Worth Game Developers' Time?
Given the benefits of Plex - automatic download of info, sorting, presentation, etc, etc - and the fact that it runs beautifully on a power sipping pogoplug - running Debian, or Archlinux - there is no reason not to run Plex. There are many other benefits in having a very low power box running Linux.
top Goodbye, Google Voice
Some third party apps still work. Most will no longer do so after the middle of May.
My OBi202 is one, and so is GroovIP, and so on and so on. Bummer, for sure, but other free, or nearly so, alternatives do exist. So, in the end
top Ars Technica Reviews Leaked Windows 8.1 Update
I use Win8. All my stuff is on my HDDs. There is no reason you HAVE to use the cloud.
Yes, you have to actually open BOTH eyes and even get more than two neurons firing at the same time when setting things up, but it's not at all mandatory to use the cloud.
top Dear Asus Router User: All Your Cloud Are Belong To Us
>but the majority of end-users just want shit that works.
Exactly why I load Tomato on any router I set up. Of course this assumes the person I do it for bought a router I recommended, or I used one of mine.
Tomato's "access restrictions" are dead easy to set up, and it's a simple, quite efficient, first line of defence to keep kids in line. I can show even clueless parents how to setup a "no internet after 21:30" rule, or block specific domains by keywords.
Most of this is not easily achievable with OEM firmware.
top Laser Headlights Promise More Intense, Controllable Beams
When you spend 98% of you time in your mom's basement, even regular lights seem blinding. Just sayin'.
top Supreme Court To Hear Aereo Case
... 'nough said.
top Here Come the Chromebooks, As Google and Intel Cozy-Up On Haswell
... I don't know where you looked, but I don't know of any Chromebook that can't be switched to a full Linux distro. Usualy more than one distro too.
top All-in-Ones Finally Grow Up, With Fast Graphics, SSDs, and CPUs
And I'll buy it from you. So, go ahead build me a AIO that looks as good as that Dell, and is a "much better rig", and I'll pay you the $2100.
top Calibre Version 1.0 Released After 7 Years of Development
Seems a lot of people are critical of Calibre. OK, it's not perfect. However, I also can't help but notice that no one is saying something like "It sucks because of "X" and "Y" and "insert application name here" is a much better choice. Or, better yet "It sucks because of "X" and "Y" and I am days away from releasing my app witch will take care of all the issues and
Fucking gimmegimme generation.
top Ask Slashdot: Is an Online Identity Important When Searching For Technical Jobs?
Depends on how much $$$ he is getting for those 80 hours, and why he does it. (Do that for two years so you can pay off your house
... Good. Do that because you have no life ... Not so good.)
about a year and a half ago
top Dell's New X18: 5 Pounds, 18 Inches
And still, your dick remains as small as it ever was. You might want to look into buying an Escalade, or a Hummer.
about a year and a half ago
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