top Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated
Stop citing Myth Buttheads.
Hahahahahahah. I see what you did there.
top Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus
It only bends in the front pocket of hipsters' skinny jeans. So pretty much 100% of users, then.
top Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6
Which is why Apple are giving people the choice between a larger phone, or an even larger phone. Because choices are important.
If you liked the original iPhone size, Apple has nothing for you. Because your choice isn't important. Whatever Apple says you want, that's what you get.
If you liked the original iPhone size you can keep what you have - the new versions don't offer much in the way of new hardware (apart from size). I don't think it's coincidence, however, that Apple are releasing the Apple Watch and the Phablets around the same time. They want you to keep your phone in your pocket/purse and have quick access to data on your new (gold) wrist device.
top Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?
The best programmers I know are artists and musicians. Most have liberal arts degrees.
The best programmers I know all have STEM degrees. So there are 2 data points. What now?
top Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?
Pretty much the entire language of Prolog..
How many Prolog programmers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Yes. about a month and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?
Yep. I'm sure all those multi-millionaire left wingers in the NFL and MLB unions agree.
top French Provider Free Could Buy US Branch of T-Mobile
I thought the French saved the 'Merkins' collective ass during that little skirmish with the Brits.
top Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet
Airports are NOT public places, particularly the Gates at airports.
They are called places of public accommodation just like restaurants.
There is zero expectation of privacy for the employees in areas where there is customer access.
Members of the public have access to them.
Specifically... any members of the public who have paid a fee and obtained a ticket.
This isn't really about privacy, though - it's about SouthWest's perogative to refuse service to someone they feel was being abusive. They could just have easily refused to board this guy if he had been rude to the person't face. Airlines have complete control over access to their planes.
top TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes
Many Samsung owner I know don't know they can replace their battery also. Most don't know the difference between a SIM and MicroSD card either.
Really? Because almost every Samsung owner I know factored in a replacable battery as part of their buying decision.
top The Internet's Own Boy
He made bad choices, and then reacted extremely badly to the rather predictable consequences. I'm not sure he's much of a poster boy for anything much. It's sad, but I'm not sure what exactly we're supposed to be celebrating here.
Sadly. I agree. He was certainly smart enough to be aware of the consequences of getting caught and of the precedent the Feds have set in similar cases regarding punishment.
top Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones
The claim that using a cellphone while driving is dangerous stems completely from the action of taking your hand(s) off the wheel, and eyes off the road. This is exactly what bluetooth hands free systems are designed for, and exactly why they are including it in more and more vehicles
Actually, there have been a number of studies that show it's the distraction of talking on the cell phone that is dangerous and using a headset does little to reduce that danger.
top Britain Gets National
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The gandi pricing appears to be $9/year for both co.uk and uk.
top Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain
I don't see why causing death by a hack should have any special treatment compared to causing death by an ice pick, a bullet, high voltage electricity, or any other exotic means.
There should be no special legislation needed for this.
The problem was the legislation that was used to prosecute hacks didn't make this distinction. All they are proposing is to bring it in line with the other, existing, legislation.
top Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower
So what you're saying is the second anyone infringes on the rights of a group you belong to you automatically band together in protest, even if it's at the potential expense of your livlihood?
Yes. It's called being in a union and something the corporations (with government assistance) eradicated to the point of almost extinction around the same time this behavior began.
top Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?
I have encountered substantially more rain in Connecticut than when I lived in Scotland.
top London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber
I've never heard of a taxi company with navigators. In the UK at least they just require taxi drivers to have learnt every single road in London to be licensed.
Actually, they only require London taxi drivers to have learnt every single road in London to be licensed. In Edinburgh, that information is of limited use.
top Target Moves To Chip and Pin Cards To Boost Security
Today I saw an American in London trying to buy their lunch with their credit card. The cashier didn't know how to process swipe-and-sign cards, since they are exceedingly rare, they had to go and find a pen.
Very much this. I'm a Brit that has lived in the US for 17 years. When I go back home, the cashiers hear my accent, think I'm local and then give me weird looks when they have no clue how to process my credit cards (even though, technically, they should be able to). It's got to the stage now where I just use cash over there.
top Bloomberg's Trading Terminals Now Providing Bitcoin Pricing
The sole use of Bitcoins are for drug addicts and drug dealers. Why would stock traders care about these people?
Because historically the traders have been some of the dealers best customers?
top Monty Python To Bid Farewell In a Simulcast Show
Because Cosby. Robin Williams. Jonathan Winters. David Letterman. Elizabeth Warren.
To be fair, Letterman wasn't funny when he was younger.
top Monty Python To Bid Farewell In a Simulcast Show
My English teacher used to show Monty Python and the Holy Grail in class. She gave extra credit to the people that could stay away and were also paying attention. No one got the extra credit.
Granted, it's no Gilligan's Island.