Walmart Unveils Turbine-Powered WAVE Concept Truck
The solution is to make sure they never drive around less than half empty. Make them combo delivery/refuse trucks.
Physicists Test Symmetry Principle With an Antimatter Beam
I am STILL stymied by a question he asked once:
"Why does a mirror reverse left-and-right but not up-and-down?"
Turn your head 90 degrees so that one eye is higher than the other. Ta Da, it now "reverses up and down."
Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?
screen and vlock. Most everything else I need is installed by default.
Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock
If you don't like Apple's energy policy, buy majority shares.
Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In
But the iPhone returns an error message to the iPhone user and asks if they want to resend as a text. This makes the iPhone software look like rubbish.
Your Next Car's Electronics Will Likely Be Connected By Ethernet
imagine a driver getting turn-by-turn navigation while a front-seat passenger streams music from the Internet, and each back-seat passenger watches streaming videos on separate displays.
Just because there's an internal network for the car's electronics doesn't mean there's any internet connection (and there'd better not be).
Why We Need To Teach Hacking In High School
Yes, some people are INTP, and prefer to analyze the problem thoroughly and investigate all possible solutions to make sure that the best solution is chosen. Starting to solve the problem immediately is where madness lies. In fact, is it even a problem? Perhaps it's a new undocumented feature. More study is required.
Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches
It needs to be running water, not just water.
Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation
Religion serves no positive purpose
Incorrect. Even if you believe no deities exist, and you can find a perfect atheistic philosophy of morality and ethics which everyone would agree is not only good, but perfect, and people no longer fear death, religion still serves a vital role in society: some percentage of society are sociopaths; the type of people who, when they believe no one is watching and they can get away with it, will do anything evil if it gives them an advantage. They may agree with everyone else that your system of ethics is great, but they'll ignore it when it suits their interests. Now imagine a population with the same percentage of sociopaths, but with a strong cultural belief in an omniscient deity. Doctrines involving Heaven are great for the "good" folk, but it's the fear of Hell that can keep a sociopath in line. Removing that cultural underpinning increases the number of sociopaths willing to act out on their evil impulses (absent a Big Brother network).
'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official
Maybe NYC and SF should build walls around their cities with barbed wire and mine fields to keep citizens from leaving. Then the companies will have to "pay their fair share". I hear it worked for East Germany.
Book Review: Sudo Mastery: User Access Control For Real People
I do the same thing with iptables. I leave one ssh session open to the server while I restart iptables with the oth%6mg34tk0omEabg9ve^mnPa#+++NO CARRIER+++
Japanese Firm Proposes Microwave-Linked Solar Plant On the Moon
As people have pointed out, the surface of the moon isn't always lit. They should put the solar panels on the surface of the sun instead.
Schneier: Break Up the NSA
What initiates the process is your act of calling internationally, and correllating to a known or suspected threat.
Or being a girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, ex of a girlfriend, family member, etc. of a member of the NSA or NSA contractor.
Ubuntu 14.04 Brings Back Menus In Application Windows
why do you think Unity was not designed for desktop computers?
Same reason why I think Thief 3 wasn't designed for desktop computers. Because it wasn't.
ICE License-Plate Tracking Plan Withdrawn Amid Outcry About Privacy
Federally speaking, driving is a right. States district that right in the interests of society to prevent accidents from people who should not be allowed to drive. But states don't have to. I can't imagine why they wouldn't, but in some future 57th state, they may impose no restrictions on driving.
California Fights Drought With Data and Psychology, Yielding 5% Usage Reduction
But before you fly-over states get all self-righteous, think about this the next time you buy fresh salad greens in January.
I only buy moles' asses in January. I don't ask why the moles raise livestock, but they sell the stupid ones for extra cheap (which is great because they're less stubborn).
Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude'
Google tells Glass users not to use Glass.
N. Korea Could Face Prosecution For 'Crimes Against Humanity'
Their words are backed by the power of Nuclear Weapons!
1870s Horse Flu Epidemic Brought US Economy To Its Knees
2018 is the all ing car mandate iirc.
Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?
4. What are the chances of us being at the bottom of an infinite chain of simulators?
If the number of simulators is infinite, then the chances of us being at any on particular position in the chain would be as close to 0% as mathematics allows.
We could be at the bottom of a dead branch of an infinite tree of simulators. Considering we have no simulator of our own...
Facebook forces your information to be public now
Culture20 writes "I just hopped on FB, and went to change my status (yes, I was going to say what I ate for lunch). A popup appeared, saying it wanted to change all my information into links. Being a geek, I chose the "edit them individually" method since I didn't know if the links would be correct. Then I read the following text:
Confirm the Pages that will be on your profile
Uncheck any Page you don't want to link to. Linking to education and work Pages may also create additional Pages, such as for your major or job title. If you don't link to any Pages, these sections on your profile will be empty. By linking your profile to Pages, you will be making these connections public.
If you don't link to any Pages, these sections on your profile will be empty. By linking your profile to Pages, you will be making these connections public.
You are about to remove this information
If you don't link to any Pages, the following sections on your profile will be empty:
- Work and Education
- Current City
- Likes and Interests
They're empty now.
Others have noticed this too."
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MS IE out-of-band security bulliten; New Firefox
Culture20 writes "MS just published a security bulletin for the latest IE exploit(s):
There's also a webcast at 1PM PST.
In other browser news, Mozilla just released Firefox 3.0.5 and 184.108.40.206 today. 220.127.116.11 is the last 2.x, and there will be no security updates. Upgrade to 3.0.5 and use an addon if you've been holding back for url-bar related reasons. Still no official MSI from Mozilla, so Windows admins, prepare your installations with care."
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